Back in October of 2007, for my birthday, Rob gifted me "Rebel without a Crew" by Robert Rodriguez. I flew through the pages in no time, amazed by the story Mr. Rodriguez had. Inspired I set out to make a film of my own, with a cast and crew of just one- me. The Idea was to write, direct, shoot, star, and edit all by myself.
This review is the second to last in the Hughes Reviews series. So far this has been the most difficult movie to review, which is odd because I've seen this film hundreds of times. I can quote it verbatim, but I guess I never really thought critically about it. After doing these reviews, I think I have a better understanding and appreciation of John Hughes body of work.
Like most of the animated monologues, this one is based on true events. I did in fact get my Jeep stolen Thursday before last. With so many fantastic things happening recently, I must admit, I was waiting for the other shoe to drop.
This review is the third to last review in my John Hughes series. What I'll review after that, I have no idea, but I hope you'll continue to check it out. This review was supposed to be posted this past Monday, but these past few weeks have been non stop action. Even now as I write this the machinations of fate still have me pinned between it's rusty cogs. My goal is not to get squished-AND still give you guys entertaining content.
Rather than do a Cinematic Music Videos article (We're really getting down to the dregs, now) I wanted to present a little oddity...
The subject of this video has been a major topic of discussion amongst me and my associates for about the past six months. I didn't originally subscribe to the youtube philosophy, because I didn't want to be in league with "Those kinds of people". My main goal has always been to tell good stories, hone my skills and hopefully bring a little humor, thought and entertainment into the lives of my audience. If they enjoyed their stay in theatre of my mind, perhaps they would come again-and bring friends.
I had the opportunity last Tuesday to see Kevin Smith's latest film Red State, along with the director himself. I had bought tickets almost a month in advance at the behest of my fiance. I rarely get to travel out of Colorado and it dawned on me this may be my only chance to see live one of the directors who inspired me to make movies.
Sorry for the late post, but I'm sure most of you checked Youtube before coming here. We had some server problems this morning but everything seems to be...well, Duckie!
The CBP Show is probably the most fun I've had working on a video project. Mostly because the projects were born out of making ourselves laugh. The first of these: Steve's Night Out, was "written" during our weekly meetings. During these meetings we would find ourselves outside smoking and would often go off on imaginary tangents filled with hilarity and horror.