A Swarm in May

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Drama
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: UK
Who in shorts: boys ~10 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: VHS only ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: I noticed 2 boys shirtless at a beach in shiny (?) shorts. One in white and another one in red. Red shorts unpictured, red pictures are trunks. Also other boys in speedos and trunks.

Not sure about the time setting. Could be the 1950s, but at least the white shorts appear shiny and 70s style.

1955 novel by William Mayne. I assume very few shorts scenes. The plot is about a boys’ choir.

Also soon on my bedroom blog (bunk beds, rating ~7).

For shorts, rating 4 only. I think not officially on DVD.

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Loca por el circo (1982)

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Family film / musical
Year: 1982
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Spain
Who in shorts: boys ~6-7?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: VHS only ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Young Soccer boys outside at a coast. One team in mostly tight, white Adidas Junior shorts with dark blue stripes, the other team in plain white shorts.

Also boys in bib overalls (other blog, rating 3).

By coincidence I found this scenes. Probably a rather short scene (song “La pelota loca” by Teresa Rabal). I don’t know the complete movie but most of it and don’t assume (much) more shorts scenes.

As the boys are very young, rating 3-4 only.

Parchís entra en acción

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Family film / musical
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Spain
Who in shorts: boys ~10-16?
Who in shorts 2: girls ~11 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: Boys and girls in different kind of sports in shiny shorts, mainly Adidas.

Searching for a different movie of this band, I found some short clips on YouTube by coincidence.

Pic 1 showing 2 girls in shiny white Adidas shorts with matching shirts (big logo). Boys in red and white Adidas shorts, also blue shorts (unknown if Adidas). One chubby boy playing Tennis in white Adidas shorts. Other sports like PE and swimming. Swimming unknown if just speedos.

Needs to be rechecked as I don’t know the complete movie. Also other movies of them. One clip has slow-mo scenes. Movie is part 5 of 7 in this movie series. DVD might be OOP.

Rating 5-6 for now.

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Lemonade Mouth

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Musical film
Year: 2011
Year in film: 2010s ?
Country: USA
Who in shorts: teen boys ~15-19 ?
Who in shorts 2: men
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Some older teen boys/young men playing Soccer in medium blue and black shorts. One thinner and one thick stripe at one side, also on the shirts. Not sure about this brand. At least one in longer grey shorts. Actors in blue shorts include 20 yo Nick Roux and I think 15 yo Blake Michael.

Also on my bib overalls blog (teen girls rating 3).

Nothing special and few good scenes. Older boys,

so rating 2-3 only.

Where the Boys Are (1984)

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Comedy film
Year: 1984
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA, UK
Who in shorts: men, women
Who in shorts 2: boys
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Mainly some shirtless men or older teen boys and also women in different shorts and swimwear on a beach. Hundreds of supporting actors, I think younger boys as well (like in medium blue at 16 minutes). But most very briefly or from a distance.

Shorts in almost all colors, at least black, white, medium blue, light yellow (f,m), dark green (m) and red (f, m ?), I think also purple (woman) and grey or similar. Some shorts are not shiny but most. Scene pictured at 10 and 40 minutes. Best scenes at around 16 (and 10) minutes. Also women undressing her shorts (white, bikini underneath). Wet scenes in the sea. I think Adidas (f,m) at 10.

I’ve checked it some time ago and don’t remember much. Needs to be rechecked more carefully at slow speed.

Typical movie. I assume few (good) scenes. 2 longer scenes on the beach. Later a pool scene but probably not of interest.

So rating 3-4 for now only.

I’ve added the tab “Brands” on top after finder a new Danish brand in Gummi-Tarzan.

Gummi-Tarzan

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Family film/drama
Year: 1981
Year in film: ~1981
Country: Denmark
Who in shorts: Ivan 8
Who in shorts 2: boys ~6-16 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium- ??
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: Some, mainly younger boys at PE in different shiny shorts including Adidas Junior (red and white with red stripes), some in 70s style shorts (white, medium blue) some others in black shorts. Main character, 8 yo Ivan played by Alex Svanbjerg in light red shorts (unpictured). Some few have matching shirts.

Many boys have shorts from a brand, I don’t know with vertical “V”s at the side like the blue ones in pic 2, the older boy with the black ones and the trainer.

Does anybody know this brand?

Update: I think this brand is Hummel.

Interesting different shorts. I don’t know the complete movie, yet, but I assume rather few good scenes. Shirtless scenes but maybe not in combination with shiny shorts. Also sitting (Ivan) but rather bad scene.

Rating 8 for now. Aka Gummitarzan.

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Oscar Mayer Bologna (1988 commercial)

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Meat commercial
Year: 1988
Year in film: ~1988
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boy ~5 ?
Who in shorts 2: young man
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium *
Rating:  2/10
Rating: **
Comment: A very young boy in longer white shorts and a young man or older teen boy in short, dark blue Adidas shorts (maybe not shiny ?, shorts appear darker in this clip and lighter on others). Basketball scene. Also headshots of the young boy unlike the tall one. Maybe the young man is more of interest here.

I found this by coincidence. There are also at least 3 boys and one girl in bib overalls at earlier clips (soon on my other blog, rating ~3).

Rating 2-3 only.

Meander (2005)

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Short film, 12 minutes
Year: 2005
Year in film: 2000s ?
Country: Belgium
Who in shorts: boys ~11-13 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: often-
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: 3 boys shirtless and wet in different shorts. Most notably one younger boy in medium blue Adidas shorts with yellow stripes (and inner briefs). One older boy in longer black shorts and the other boy in tight, dark blue (?) shorts. 2 girls, but not in shorts.

Quite interesting but rather few good scenes, also sitting and also coming out of the water. Very briefly and also dark lit back lit scenes.

Rating 5-6.

Journey of the Heart (1997)

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Hallmark TV drama. Cybill Shepherd
Year: 1997
Year in film: 1980s ? 90s ?
Country: USA
Who in shorts: older teen boys/young men
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Some older teen boys playing Baseball in different shorts, most notably this dark blue ones. Also darker blue or black but not sure if shiny. Maybe some more supporting actors in the background? Also a boy in shortalls (bib overalls blog, rating 5, also women).

Also a very good, complete undressing scene of Jeremy Lelliott at the beginning dancing under water being splashed from a hose (flashback scene, probably set in the 1980s). White underwear (tighty whities ?) but also without. Shirtless and wet scenes but not in combination with shiny shorts, so no tagging.

Interesting movie, the plot is about an autistic and blind boy. Not sure about the time setting at the end. Either 80s but could be the 90s. Shorts are quite long and modern.

For the shorts, rating ~3 only. Movie itself much higher.

Il cielo in una stanza

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Comedy film
Year: 1999
Year in film: 1965- 1990s ?
Country: Italy
Who in shorts: older teen boys/young men
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  2/10 ?
Rating: **
Comment: Some older teen boys/young men (at least one is ~17 yo) playing Soccer in white shorts. Not sure about the time setting here and if shorts are shiny. There are (probably most) time travel and flashback scenes set in the 1960s. I haven’t seen the complete movie, yet.

I assume few scenes, and older actors, so rating 2-3 for now only.

English title: The sky in a room.