Thursday, November 28, 2013

Auteur Watch - Paris Barclay

Damn!  He's got a long résumé.  Mostly TV work, which was frowned upon until recently.  But I think he and I can agree that the 90s are his favourite decade, esp. 1996, with his foray onto the silver screen, which was called... hold on while I cut and paste it ... "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" And I thought one of the Wayans directed it!  No, apparently it wasn't an alpha project of theirs.  Keenen Ivory gets the good sh... stuff for himself, apparently.  But Paris, he's got range!  Comedy, drama, he's done it all.  And no matter how many times he's asked to do an episode or five of Meet the Browns or House of Payne or something, he just won't do it.  Too much pride... something like that.  But apparently, episodes of House of Payne direct themselves!  See?  No director!  That's unusual, isn't it?

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