|Title:||Not Quite Hollywood|
Other Movies Seen By This Director (2)
- Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
|09.21.08||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2008|
I find it kind of chuckle-worthy that the documentary programming has historically had my most highly-anticipated viewings in all the Fantastic Fests. This was no exception. It's everything that a dissertation on the boom of Australian exploitation cinema should've been. I can't imagine it being any better unless it was paired with a special feature about the completely odd Australian fad that the States had about the same time as these movies were being made. Croc Dundee, Young Einstein, boomerangs, Roos... The vintage Foster's spots that they've been playing in front of every show have seriously brought that wave of nostalgia back for me. What happened back then!?
Anyway, this doc was great and - of course - put a few more films on my list. Things like Fair Game and Dead-End Drive-In and most of all Next of Kin. That film looked amazing. I'll have to check all of those out.
Also, since I may not be up for Thursday's Turkey Shoot screening, it was great to see Brian Trenchard Smith and hear him talk a little bit. As expected, he's a pretty great speaker and all of his answers and anecdotes were pretty great.