Driving in cars with dogs — A cinematic dedication

Dogs in Cars from keith on Vimeo.

As a person deathly allergic to cats, I’ve had it with all you cat lovers clogging my Internet sinuses with all your cat videos and image macro memes! The distinction between cats and dogs was best elucidated by Christopher Hitchens who passed away over the weekend. He wrote, “Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are god.” It’s about time someone let the dogs out (how terrible was that song by the way?) and New York filmmaker Keith Hopkin created just the thing to kick off the dog days of the Web with his latest short film.

As its title suggests Hopkin’s DOGS IN CARS (neat website too) shines a spotlight on dogs doing what they love best and captured all in super slow motion glory. This isn’t particularly “artsy” in the film festival submission sense, but as evident by its growing view count and buzz, its sentimentality resonates. There’s something about animals in slow motion that never gets old and the BBC set the standard in this old hyper slow motion capture of a Great White Shark from the PLANET EARTH series. Hopkin’s film could also be the digital celluloid bookend to photographer Carli Davidson‘s “Shake” portraiture series of dogs that went viral earlier this year.

Update: Of course NOTHING is cuter than puppies playing underneath a Christmas tree. PUPPIES!