Thanks to Blake over at Twitchfilm for posting my intro from last night. It is characteristically rambly and I think less funny than usual. Seeing myself onscreen is not exactly a tonic for my ego, particularly as the 16:9 frame is horizontally compressed so I appear even taller and thinner than I actually am. But I'm glad that someone is apparently interested in my ramblings.
One thing I didn't mention was just what an insatiable scenery chewer Mercedes McCambridge is here. I think it totally works but I understand the laughter. Several people noted with surprise how technically assured Franco's direction is. Those people are possibly more acquainted with his zoom lens years, in which most of Franco's movements were accomplished by panning and zooming around a set full of people. Those films are technically amazing too in my opinion - and the zoom technique is worthy of a critical reassessment, but what do I know? I have no objectivity here. I'm sold on Franco. I would get a tattoo if... maybe I'll get a tattoo.
There are some less polished actors in the cast but it all comes together. I think this is a really solid movie. Care to weigh in?
Join us tonight where I'll be guest hosting the Terror Thursday presentation of EATEN ALIVE, which I love.