"Pasta for War," by Zach Schlappi.
"Pasta for War," by Zach Schlappi.

WDIJW? Pasta for War!


Pasta for War satirizes a 1930’s propaganda newsreel. It begins with fresh pasta marching towards the podium. There, the Great Dictator orates.

“Pasta for War,” by Zach Schlappi.

A young recruit envisions formations of dive bombing bow-ties flying above columns of ravioli tanks, while he wades through marinara sauce to battle against utensils at the bottom of the sink. The realisation that he may die ends his fantasy, but his comrades march ever forward, to their impending doom – a towering pot of boiling water.

For more information, visit this film’s page at Archive.org.

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