Monday, January 20, 2020

Auteur Watch - William Jennings

When you're talking about auteurs AKA directors like William Jennings, well... we can leave out this William Jennings and that William Jennings and this William Jennings and that William Jennings and this one and that one and this one and that one and this one.   Now there are some questions about whether or not this one counts at all, or this one or this one or that one or this one or that one or that one or this one or this one or this one right here.  But I'm always one to teach the controversy, and I say that the glass is half full, and that Bill is a form of William, so why not include him?  Or her?  Besides, this way I get a chance once again to either a) help the IMDb with their sloppiness, or b) help out an aspiring author of a database book, to point out that this link and this link and this link and this link all end up pointing to the same link.  Sure, it's nice that the IMDb at least has a corrective remedy in place, but ideally don't you want to try and avoid such hiccups in the first place?  I'll leave that for the future textbook authors to decide.
But, The Movie Hooligan, you ask!  What about William Bryan Jennings?  To which I respond... what about him?  Talk about him all you want, just not here in the Auteur Watch section.  Okay, well, what about William Jennings Bryan?  WHAT DID I JUST SAY?!!!  WHAT DID I JUST SAY?!!!  NOT HERE!  You're absolutely free to start your own blog with a section called "American Orator and Politician Watch" and do your own profile, but not here!...I gotta go.  I'll be back, maybe later in the week.
(a little bit later) Whew!  Fixed that!  Had a little HTML egg on my face.  Anyway, William Jennings.  Well, THIS particular William Jennings cut his teeth in Tromaville, oddly enough!  I didn't know anybody ever made it out of that place!  That might make an interesting documentary someday, all the successful Troma grads that have gone on to bigger and better things... not that Troma isn't just lovely and all that, and on genuine flammable nitrate celluloid and what not.  However, the trail runs semi-cold around 1999 or so.  Guess he took time off to start a family or something.  The fools!  The mad, short-sighted fools!  Don't they know that the silver screen is the only family anyone ever needs?  A little slice of eternity, a chance to be shown on Turner Classic Movies, even if only at 4 a.m. on a Wednesday.

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