While looking for Lopate’s loophole in his argument, I was thinking about YouTube videos, and their possibility of being essay films. To keep it short and sweet, below is a film that I feel covers all five of Lopate’s criteria in being an essay film, yet as I was reading I felt more and more put off about the possibility of YouTube videos holding the standard of “essay films.” I suppose my main question is the length of a film, but really I am questioning the integrity of the story in which an essay film must have to hold this classification. Put simply, I need a more binary answer of what is and is not an essay film.

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