|Title:||Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid|
|08.24.08||Netflix|| Once upon a time I surbscribed to this great service that sent my movie rentals to me in the mail. Now, thanks to my work-informed movie-watching habits, Netflix is home to my most expensive movie rentals ever. It's to the point now where I don't even want to look to see how long I've had these movies sitting on my desk. I'd rather just pretend it never happened. What's worse is that they're probably all good movies.|
This one was fun. It quickly became more about seeing how well they intercut the various old movies than actually caring about the plot or Steve Martin's character, but it was fun to see all the old familiar noir faces in one story. I had a pretty similar idea years ago so it was fun to see it sort-of realized in this form. It was kind of a game to spot the movie they were taken from although a good third of them I hadn't seen. It looks like they took an awful lot from The Bribe. It was also cool to see Edit Head and Miklos Rozsa in the credits.
Anyway, a fun exercize. I guess you can make a movie like this when you make a movie like The Jerk first.