Aroma fra Fakarava

aromafromfakarava

Short film / documentary by Roar Skolmen
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1984
Country: Norway
Who in shorts: boy Aroma 12
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low ?
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: At least this boy, 12 yo Aroma sitting shirtless in light blue shorts. Also other (non-shiny) colorful shorts. Set on the atoll of French Polynesia. Filmed in 1984.

I found this by coincidence on YouTube. 16 minutes. Roar Skolmen also did lots of other short films (no entries on IMDb like this one) and the interesting Sci-Fi series “Vägen till Gyllenblå! ” (bedroom blog, rating 7).

Rather few good scenes at the beginning only.

So rating ~4 only. I like light blue shorts. English title: Aroma from Fakarava.

Advertisements

ABC Afterschool Specials: My Mom’s Having a Baby

mymomshavingababy-abcafterschool

Drama series s5e4
Year: 1977
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Petey ~11 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: very low
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Shane Sinutko (“LHOTP, Soup and Me”) shirtless in light blue, I think shiny 70s shorts at a doctor (medical examination). I only noticed this very brief scene.

Not bad, but for the brief scene rating ~3-4 only, although I like light blue shorts very much. There’s an 1980 sequel called “Where Do Teenagers Come From?” where he wore bib overalls (other blog rating 5), but I don’t know that one completely. Maybe shorts as well?

DFE production (DePatie-Freleng).

Main overview

/2016/11/22/abc-afterschool-specials-its-a-mile-from-here-to-glory/

A Different Kind of Winning

differentkindofwinningdifferentkindofwinning2

LCA short film, 28 minutes
Year: 1980
Year in film: ~1980
Country: USA
Who in shorts: Jody ~11 ?, girls ~11-13 ?
Who in shorts 2: teen boys/men
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: often
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Mainly some skateboarding girls in blue, red, orange, yellow and other shorts including jeans shorts. Not sure about the fabric. Most look synthetic/shiny to me except the yellow ones. But probably not of thin fabric. Also (older) teen boys/young men in shorts at least in the background, mainly sitting (much fewer scenes).

Another rare short film from The Learning Company of America (LCA), I recently found on YouTube. No entry on IMDb. Starring Carabeth Burnside as main character Jody (pic 1 on left ?) and Billy Ruff (“Thrashin’ (1986)”, another Skateboard movie). Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. Sorry, I’m running out of good shiny shorts movie.

Welcome to Miami, Cubanos

welcometomiamicubanos2welcometomiamicubanos

Short film, 28 minutes
Year: 1981
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: men, woman
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low
Rating:  2/10
Rating: **
Comment: At least 2 men in red shorts (coach in 70s style) and at least one man and lady in red shorts. Latter ones probably not shiny. Several men shirtless in speedos swimming at an outdoor pool. One interesting pair of turqouise speedos with 2 yellow stripes (at 13 minutes and at the beginning).

Directed by Peter Mark Shifter, produced by Elaine Halpert Sperber (“Robbers, Rooftops and Witches”, rating 10 on my overalls blog). No entry on IMdb. The Learning Company of America (LCA). Series: Learning to be human.

Rare movie available on YouTube.

Quite interesting but few shiny shorts and mainly men.

So rating 2 only.

Wiltener Sängerknaben

wiltenersaengerknaben-s

Boys choir, Documentary
Year: 2017 ?
Year in film: 2010s
Country: Austria
Who in shorts: boys ~7-12 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: very low ?
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Some members of this Austrian boys choir in different shiny shorts, also in long Lederhosen (other blog, rating 4). Nice green shorts. Not sure about the brands. The black might be Adidas.

Pic from a 2017 clip called “Der Zauber der Wiltener Sängerknaben Von La Scala nach Shanghai (Trailer)”. Aired at the 70th anniversary; probably the pic is from 2017 (or 2016) as well.

I don’t know the complete movie. But I assume (very) few shorts scenes.

Rating ~3 for now.

I wish all readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Safety Adventures Out Of Doors

safetyadventuresoutofdoors

Educational short film Encyclopædia Britannica
Year: 1959
Year in film: 1950s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~11 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: medium-
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: 2 boys shirtless in 1950s swim shorts. Dark red and dark blue. Also in the water and sitting on the beach. Of course, the shorts are not shiny. Also a girl in red shorts (not shiny as well).

But quite interesting. Encyclopaedia Britannica films (EB Films) as usual not on IMDb.

Available on archive.org

https://archive.org/details/SafetyAdventuresOutOfDoors

Mr. Mom (1983)

mrmom-s2

Comedy film, Michael Keaton
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: men
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low ?
Rating:  2/10 *
Rating: **
Comment: At least three men running in shorts, white or similar, dark yellow and dark blue, not sure if shiny. Also sitting on tricycles. Race scene at 52 minutes. Maybe some more supporting actors?

I’ve checked it some time ago and don’t remember others in shorts. Maybe one of the kids but if so then not shiny.

Also on my bib overalls, western and bedroom blogs, rating up to 7.

For the shorts, rating ~2 for now only. Quite good 80s movie though.

ABC Afterschool Specials: The Gymnast

gymnast-abcafterschool2

gymnast-abcafterschool

Drama series s9e3
Year: 1980
Year in film: ~1980
Country: USA
Who in shorts: girls ~14-16 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: At least one teen girl in shiny, dark blue Adidas shorts (Handball or Volleyball style, not splitted in the stripes) and one or more teen girls in dark blue 70s shorts. One younger looking girl in red shorts (maybe not shiny) and some other shorts like not shiny light blue and pink or maybe white ones.

Quite interesting. I thought these kind of shorts appeared later.

Not bad, but I prefer males.

So rating 4. Main Afterschool overview

/2016/11/22/abc-afterschool-specials-its-a-mile-from-here-to-glory/

Der Sprung (1999)

sprung

Short film, 12 minutes
Year: 1999
Year in film: 1990s ?
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~8-11 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low-
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: At least these 2 boys in swim shorts. Maybe more supporting (older) actors in the background. But most wearing speedos. Few and brief scenes at the outdoor pool. Also a brief peeing scene at the beginning.

Quite interesting. Nice swim shorts and a bit chubby.

English title: The Jump. I haven’t found a DVD release.

For the brief scenes rating 5-6 only.

CBS Schoolbreak Special: Never Say Goodbye

neversaygoodbyeneversaygoodbye2

TV series 13 seasons. s5e2
Year: 1984-1996
Year in film: 1988
Country: USA
Who in shorts: men, women
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low-
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: A man in dark blue, shiny Adidas shorts (front+rear view), another man in dark blue, non-Adidas shorts, a lady in medium blue, splitted non-Adidas shorts and some more women in shorts but most not shiny. I think one in dark blue shiny shorts. Few and brief scenes.

Also earlier on my bib overalls blog, teen girl, rating 5.

Few scenes and I don’t like older men, so rating ~3 only.

Other Afterschool movies

/2016/11/22/abc-afterschool-specials-its-a-mile-from-here-to-glory/