Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trailers #3

Give me some credit. Even as a teen, I knew I had a future cult hero in Joe. His train-wreck performances quickly became the stuff of legend. White Lightning was a movie purported to be written and directed by Joe, and the joke is that he was as unflaggingly inept a filmmaker as he was an actor. Me making a joke about shoddy filmmaking? We can only hope I was in on the punchline. (Let's also take a moment to thank Joe for his sense of humor about all of this.)

Love Never Dies is next, a sweeping melodrama set to the tune of Gone with the Wind. Just like White Lightning, this co-stars my mom. While her surprise cameos are understandably poignant for me, they're also pretty hilarious - her nonplussed expression when Joe abandons her is priceless. With their equally wooden countenances, she and Joe were truly the perfect on-screen couple.

And then something totally bizarre: the preview cuts away to me as Peter Jennings, relating a news story of Admiral James Stockdale opening fire at a local Wal-mart. Political satire? Seriously? I couldn't tell you, because I have no memory of making this.

Lastly we have Croc-Face. Aside from a lame Fear in-joke, I can't make heads or tails of this one. Fake arms? Dental floss? Believe me, I wish I knew, because I'm sure my future therapist will ask.

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At October 29, 2009 at 3:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In his first directorial debut."

"We'll keep you in touch if anything develops"

Strange and redundant and not quite correct expressions.

Great Peter Jennings by the way. Wrong tie though.

The dental floss is like piano wire, no? For strangling.

At October 29, 2009 at 4:45 AM , Blogger DK said...

Oh, Anonymous. Once again you've hit the nail on the head.

At November 2, 2009 at 1:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peanut nut roll!


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