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Watch One Basketball Bounce Through 24 Different Movies

When I first watched this wonderful short from France’s Collectif HOTU (via CinemaBlend), which stitches together 24 different movies with the bouncing of one wandering basketball, my first instinct was to try to place it. Is it closest to Christian Marclay’s 1995 mashup Telephones, or his unfinished doors project (described in this 2012 New Yorker profile)? Or maybe it’s more like Chuck Jones’ classic Looney Tunes short Duck Amuck, with its clever use of animation and changing backdrops?

But regardless of how you want to classify it, there’s one thing it undeniably is: fun.