Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Movie Orgy

Hooray for Joe Dante and the New Beverly for giving us slackers who missed our first once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Joe Dante's Movie Orgy a second once-in-a-lifetime chance. If you ever get a chance to see it, go! It's an amazing evening: nearly 5 hours of clips from B-movies, TV shows, commercials and serials from the 60's on back, edited together with precise comic timing. There were so many great moments, so many pieces of lost cultural flotsam and jetsam, it's overwhelming. There's the insane JD exploitation flick Speed Crazy, a bizarre ad campaign for Bufferin, lots of weird racist and sexist bits from old movies and TV shows, but the thing that most stuck with me was a clip from an old kid's show called Andy's Gang, a godawful show that is, in it's own way, more surreal than anything on Yo Gabba Gabba.


And that clip isn't even as weird as the one they showed!

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