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Another URGENT PLEA FROM EDWARD JAMES ALMOS

My friend Pirooz is making another film called ‘Shoplifting From American Apparel’ and is asking for money for it. Sunny Breaks in no way condones shoplifting but even if we did, doing it from clothing stores is pretty difficult because most places have those dye-markers. Despite the punk ethos of shoplifting living on, it’s never really OK’d wearing clothing with intact dye-markers attached. Here’s the short:

I actually like this better than the last one. I always thought that if you wanted to make a (first) movie and you wanted it to be successful, then you’d know you’re on the right track if you could explain what it’s about in one snappy sentence. Like, “It’s Fantastic Voyage meets Apocalypse Now ”. (PS. that’s my movie idea.)

Anyway, this trailer doesn’t say much of what the movie is about but I can definitely relate to how I am not one of the productive people in society, and masturbation. Also, multimedia-layered film is very hot these days. If you want to know more go here and if you wanna give the money go here.

I too bemoan the state of televison and cinema these days, and how there are these people who say, ‘no, the audience will not like/sit still for blah-de-blah normal thing. In fact I was just appreciating some awesome on-screen acting pauses the other night in The Original Series Star Trek episode: Amok Time, from season 1. Kirk and Spock are broaching the awkward matter of Vulcan ‘biology’. Great acting, but better than that was that they were allowed the few seconds here and there to let it really come alive. Stuff like that just doesn’t get made any more.

 

I’ve been watching ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E. It’s really funny without intending to be. The only thing that lets it down is the main actor, Robert Vaughn, who has a sneery look about him. The episode, ‘The Strigas Affair’ from 1964 guest-starred both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Pretty cool.

strigas

 

Addendum: the very next episode, the finny foot affair, guest starred the young Kurt Russell. I didn’t know he was a child-actor.

young-kurt-russell

2 Comments

  1. We know have director’s commentary at the beginning. We’ll have additional spots up through the ten week campaign.

    Comment by Pirooz Kalayeh — March 11, 2011 @ 8:22 am
  2. Hi, yes I saw that. I hope you didn’t do that just in response to my blog post. You know I was just having some fun.

    Comment by YS — March 18, 2011 @ 10:21 am

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