02/08/2011 04:16 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

'Manhattan 4:33pm': The City As Giant Pinball Machine (VIDEO)

Manhattan 4.33pm from Lizzie Oxby on Vimeo.

Filmmaker Lizzie Oxby took three photographic stills of the NYC skyline and made an entire animated short film out of them. As a tourist peers through city-owned binoculars, the Empire State building dips to shoot a pinball into the sky. But really, who hasn't imagined this dense forest of skyscrapers as one giant pinball machine (whose intention is to bring on the coming of night)?

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