dude, you all know that Saul Bass was the fcuking man, herspecially when it came to movie posters, title sequences, and logo design, but did you know that he also dabbled in filmmaking??? he released one full length feature that bombed, and 5 shorts, one an Oscar winner – Why Man Creates [WATCH!], and two others that were nominated by the Academy as well!
I was lucky enuff to catch a rare screening of 4 of them shorts, thanks to Lincoln Center, and in particular his little seen/known short from 1984 – Quest (it doesn’t even have a wiki page!). Shiz was based off of a Ray Bradbury short story, and was about a society of people stuck on some planet where they live their entire life over a span of 8 days, but are trying to live longer than that(!!!). Shiz was truly incredible, both visually and emotionally! It was like watching The Neverending Story meets Tron meeting Return of The Jedi meets that 1984 Apple commercial meets like a zillion of those creepy cool 70s/80s sci-fi book covers!!
SAUL FCUKING BASS + BAD FUTURE = MY TOTAL JAMMY JAM, YO!!!
HOW DO I GO TO THERE???
the most important discoveries since the Rosetta Stone…
this calls for gifs of there them girls, who were like the sluttiest music video girls ever!!!!
who did that shimmy-shimmy whatever walk most more sluttier than anyone ever!!!
perv-e-us-lee on gifs that needed to be made so we made them
Sorry Dan Bradley, but you are no John Milius. Sorry Chris Hemsworth, but you are no Patrick Swayze. Sorry Josh Peck, but you are no Charlie Sheen. Sorry Adrianne Palicki, but you are no Jennifer Grey. Sorry Isabel Lucas, but you are no Lea Thompson. Sorry Josh Hutcherson, but you are no C Thomas Howell. Sorry Connor Cruise, but you are no Darren Dalton (but you are the son of Tom Cruise!) (wait, who’s Darren Dalton?). Sorry Jeffrey Dean Morgan, but you are no Powers Boothe (BUT WE STILL LOVE YOU!). Sorry Brett Cullen, but you are no Harry Dean Stanton. Sorry
Chinese North Koreans, but you are no Russians. Sorry Red Dawn 2012, but you are no Red Dawn 1984. It’s true. More like it’s false!!!!
Red Dawn 2012, If you were named something else, like Yellow Dawn or Thor & Peta & That Girl From FNL Kick North Korean A$$, well, then maybe you wouldn’t be such a bad movie, cause you really AREN’T a bad movie, but since you’re calling yourself Red Dawn and are ‘trying’ to be a ‘fresh’ new take on the original Red Dawn, comparisons must be made, and plain and simple, there is no comparison. Your movie may have more explosions, but your movie has zero of the heart & soul (and even scariness) of the original (which still holds up, btw!!!!!). So what’s the point?
Verdictgo: Sum Merit But No Stinkin Badges
Food, Folks & Gone: in the original RD, there were some scenes that took place in and around a McDonalds, as seen in the trailer & photos below, but they were cut from the final film, probably maybe because of the San Ysidro McDonald’s massacre that happened in the same year. strange. would have love to have seen them commies order a McVodka Flurry and have Patrick Swayze shove it in their faces!!!
Dawn of the meh rises at a theater near jews this Wednesday
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…