|Title:||The Sinister Saga of Making 'The Stunt Man'|
|01.15.07||DVD|| Rush's full-length making-of doc... it's made kinda like the movie with constantly shifting angles and focuses with kind of a fluid movement that uses plenty of video magic to make everything cut together. Pretty unusual for a doc, it's clear that Rush really gave this some time. Practically every shot makes me think two things: 1) he had a blast putting this together, 2) he's not working. One makes me happy, the other makes me sad.|
The information is interesting but probably too long unless you're already either a huge Stunt Man or Richard Rush fan, but he goes through every detail from inception to awards here... and if you're going to make a documentary on the making of a movie that's really what you have to do. It's not like there's gonna be a dozen of these all on the same film, I think it's always better to put too much in rather than too little. However, what I thought most interesting and impressive is that Rush invented the rack focus. So the rack focus is only 30 years old? huh... I'm still not quite sure about that, but Rush takes full credit and i'm sure some DP somewhere would protest if it weren't true... anyway
I found this very cool... and really its own movie rather than just a DVD supplement. It's just so surprising how he can make a movie like this and then... Color of Night 14 years later... and that's it.
Unrelatedly, I've been getting comment spam from this site off the little form below. Since I can't exactly email those guys back saying the comments don't appear on the site, I'm trying out a little makeshift security instead. If you want to quickly send me a comment, you now have to answer a simple trivia question. If you don't know the answer, it's jaws. I'm hoping this stops the robots but is slightly less annoying than putting in random distorted characters which i hate.