Saturday, July 18, 2015
Auteur Watch - Rusty Cundieff
...wait a minute! I've actually HEARD of this guy! Kinda nice for a change. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the 90s are his favourite decade of his career. Young guy, getting his stuff on the silver screen, poised to be a comedy John Singleton. But then....... life gets in the way, you hit that Hollywood glass ceiling, and you end up doing segments for Michael Moore. Not bad, but somehow the passion's not the same. Kinda tough doing things someone else's way, no? Rusty's still fighting to keep from making that call to Neal Brennan to instantly improve his career, because he's seen so many friends make that same mistake. Then again, Movie 43 was supposed to help, too, right? Owwch. Puts me in the mind of this probably apocryphal get-rich-quick scam I heard about a long time ago, where these twelve people met in a church basement or some such place, and each person was supposed to bring $2,000 to each meeting. One lucky person would get $24,000. Apparently eleven of the people were in on the scam, and when it was the 12th person's time to get the money... well, you can guess what happened. See, Movie 43 had a bunch of directors... ah, skip it. Movie 43, that is. Seriously, don't waste your time watching it. Unless it's on one of the Epix channels in HD, of course.