There was a fairy tale that turned into a cautionary legend in town way back when I roamed the streets of Tinseltown. The story was about a dude named Troy Duffy. To a hungry filmmaker he was a Celestial Being, (at the moment.) He had sold his Spec Script for $300,000 and was allowed to direct the movie based on it. On top of that, his band received a record contract and the bar he worked at was bought for him in the deal.
Do you want to know who offered him this sweet deal? Sure you do, none other than the exiled Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein. (Which in hindsight makes him as much an asshole as Troy Duffy was.) With that said, Troy hired a documentary film crew to film the whole process from sale to finished film, however, the cameras caught a much different process. They caught in chronological order, a man being handed the keys to the kingdom only to be exiled to the wastelands in a matter of months following. This
The movie he attempted to make only became popular after it arrived on VHS and only after Troy had long signed his royalty rights over to get the film made in the first place. This documentary is like watching a bus wreck with casualties hanging out of windows, only you don’t run toward the bus to help any remaining survivors. You stand there like a deer in head lights with your mouth opened stunned, only to watch in horror.
On TVS #26 Doug reviewed the cult classic, Boondock Saints, the infamous film we are talking about above. If you haven’t seen it, it is worth maybe one viewing. However to make your viewing pleasure even more stimulating, watch the documentary of the making of the Boon Dock Saints entitled, Overnight right before the film. It makes the film that much more
If you are a hungry filmmaker who has worked, slaved and busted ass to get a break in the filmmaking business but haven’t been able to quite get that door open, this documentary will not only slam your fingers in it but then open it back up and piss on your face before slamming it shut again. The subject in this documentary despite Harvey Weinstein’s villainous
I disliked Boondock Saints when I saw it before watching Overnight… Now I
Buy the Documentary here:
Buy the Boondocks Saints DVD Here BUT it’s on Prime for free and I bet one of your pretentious gothic buddies has a copy. Don’t waste your money.