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Thursday, November 03, 2005

STREAMING ANGORA

Four films made in three days, all to answer one burning question: "What would Eddie do, if he lived long enough to make machinima?"

Veteran Resident Buhbuhcuh Fairchild's first Ed Wood Machinima festival (screened on Halloween night) answered exactly that. Other questions were also answered, even the kind no one bothered to ask, like: "What would a pre-op transexual in an angora sweater fleeing a horde of zombie women in g-strings do, if he backed himself against a cliff near two midget rhinos dancing around a bonfire to The Smiths?" (That from the festival winner by SL documentarian Pierce Portocarrero, who managed to cuisinart a tribute to Ed Wood's Glen or Glenda with German Expressionism, Resident Evil, and those dwarf rhinos in under 72 hours.) My own personal favorite comes from Moebius Overdrive and Allen Kerensky, who get the Woodian mise en scene of stupid exactly pitch perfect -- pretentious narrator, smooching teenagers, glowing atomic squids and glowing atomic sea leeches.

This was actually the first film festival of its kind: machinima movies made in an online world, and viewed for the first time in the world itself. Fairchild is now hosting them on the Web here.

Of course, the next inevitable step, it seems to me, is to run them in a "MST3K: The Home Game" event.

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I think Eddie would visit EdWood.org.

And then the Yahoo Group, Ed Wood's Holy Haven.

Posted by: ED WOOD ORG at Nov 7, 2005 2:54:55 PM

If Ed Wood were alive today I think that he would be listing to comedic philosopher, a la social satire, TOR Hershman's fantastic audio work,

http://musicclick.com/TOR

Posted by: Major Payne at Dec 5, 2005 4:51:01 AM