Mario Brothers: The Other Movie

It’s like ur-machinima. The Citizen Kane of 8-bit filmmaking. Little movies set in Marioland, but made in Flash, that combine classic cinematic devices like flashbacks, dramatic pullbacks and closeups with authentic 8-bit graphics. Oh, and a melodramatic score that incorporates game sounds. And atmospheric perspective. And DVD-esque chapter menus.
The 3-part story (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) is by AlexanderLeon.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. And if you play it in the same room with a sleeping baby, she’ll cry. [via boingboing]
Related from May 2003: Buddy Icon Cinema, and comparing Donkey Kong to Matthew Barney’s Cremaster 3.
Related links: NY artist Cory Arcangel‘s 80’s video-game-inspired works at Filmmaker Magazine’s blog and at the upcoming Whitney Biennial [shabby website, Whit]