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Just saw it twice tonight. The movie is amazing. Make sure to try and catch it if you have never seen it. The makers of the movie won the lottery finding these guys when they did.
07-20-2002, 12:56 AM
You can then follow it up by catching Mark Borchardt's one-line cameo in the Jet Li actioner, The One, and Mike Schank's considerably larger role in Todd Solenz' Storytelling.
"...I'm sorry for erasing that..."
07-20-2002, 08:15 AM
They live in Menomenee Falls which American Movie, as I recall, misidentifies as being a part of Milwaukee but is actually close enough to make that not really an error. Interestingly, "The Falls" is a reclaimed swamp/marsh land. I recognized far too many of those locations and every video store nearby my house has multiple copies of "Coven".
I haven't drummed up the courage to rent that yet.
07-20-2002, 09:19 AM
Bub, rent it.
The scenes with Uncle Bill are amazing :shock:
07-20-2002, 10:03 AM
Well I loved the poor old codger in the documentary, especially that snippet from Coven that they showed at the "premiere" at the end of American Movie. Where Uncle Bill is leaning out the passing vehicle and they add that line they worked on for sooo long (I can't remember right now). And it's horrifically dubbed in. It was an almost perfect cinematic/comedic moment.
I'm almost afraid actually seeing Coven would spoil that.
07-20-2002, 10:21 AM
"It's ohhkaaaay! It's alriiiiiiiight! Jesus tooold me soooo!"
07-20-2002, 11:14 AM
Well captured there Jeff. :D
07-20-2002, 11:26 AM
I wsa reminded of Phantasm for some reason while watching American Movie... dont know why.
07-20-2002, 06:12 PM
The DVD includes a complete version of Coven (C'oh'ven) as well as many many many deleted scenes.
07-20-2002, 06:35 PM
As the resident quote cop, I must note that Jeff left out an important part of Uncle Bill's message. The quote goes, "It's all right. It's okay. There's something to live for. Jesus told me so."
Let's just hope in the future Jeff isn't responsible for passing on any messages from Jesus.
"The Greeks shall inherit the earth? They already own half of the bloody thing..."
07-21-2002, 01:01 AM
I can't let this thread pass without mentioning one of my favorite movies ever,'American Job'.Flat out hilarious,and not just because I have personally worked nearly every one of those crap jobs myself at one time or another.Hard to find at rental houses,so your best bet is to buy it online:
American Movie is great too-I have a film maker friend who is a little bit like the subject,right down to the cheap horror movie fixation.
Really? I only watched a little of 'American Job' but found it unwatchable.
07-21-2002, 01:13 PM
I guess I can understand that reaction,Chet.It works for me,though.
07-22-2002, 09:11 AM
For those who haven't seen it yet, last week's edition of The Onion's "A/V Club" has an interview with Borchardt:
I'd pay to read a Mike Schank interview.
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