Film: Man Vs Woman
A 2006 almost entirely dialog-free science fiction short film from Juan Carlos Vargas, who wrote it, directed it, and created the lion's share of the FX.On a meteorite-battered desert planet, a man (Robert Reavis), a woman (Tiffany Shepis), a robot, and a velociraptor square off over a tiny pocket of water. It Makes Sense in Context.You can watch the entire film on YouTube.
This film provides examples of:
- Action Girl/Cute Bruiser: It's Tiffany Shepis. With a ray gun. Duh.
- Crapsack Planet
- Do-Anything Robot/Easily Detachable Robot Parts - Even after large chunks of its body are blasted away, the robot can rebuild/reconfigure itself on the fly and resume the attack.
- Duel of Seduction: Between The Man and The Woman. What were YOU thinking of? Ick.
- Gambit Pileup: A large chunk of the film consists of each character imagining how he/she/it would take out the others. Ends predictably with a Last Plan Standing.
- Killer Robot
- Mexican Standoff
- No Name Given: In the film's current form. Vargas' website does list each character's real name, which would also be revealed if plans to convert the short film to feature length come to fruition.
- Precision S-Strike - The only dialog in the entire film.
- Scavenger World
- Spaghetti Western - Vargas drew inspiration for the short from Sergio Leone movies.
- Survivalist Stash: Subverted. The Man has a shotgun, but no shells for it. The Woman has shells, but the battery of her ray gun is dying. The robot's battery would work fine with her ray gun. Et cetera.
- Used Future
- X Meets Y: Mad Max meets The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Meets Jurassic Park. Meets The Terminator.