Every so often, a film is made which is so brilliant that it personifies the concept of art for an entire generation. Such a film is "Timmy the Tooth: Lost My Brush".
The influences of Orson Welles, Sergei Eisenstein, and the plays of Tennesee Williams are evoked in this profoundly moving saga of a talking tooh (Timmy) who has, indeed, lost his brush (Brush-Brush). As Timmy expresses his anguish in the soulful ballad "Have you seen him, my best friend", only the most hard hearted viewer will not be moved to tears.
However, the most compelling character in "Lost my Brush" is Timmy's nemesis, The Cavity Goon. The Goon is one of the most chilling portrayals of pure evil ever to appear on screen. This multi-layered character is rich with complex motivations for his derie to cause cavities, most of them stemming form his own insecurites and self-loathing. It is difficult to avoid comparison with Ralp Fiennes' sadisitc Nazi commandant in "Schindler's List".
In closing, "Timmy the Tooth: Lost My Brush" is destined to take it's place among the all time great masterpieces of film, and will doubtless be analyzed exhaustively by film students for decades to come. I envy those you seeing this for the first time. It is an experience that will transform you.
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