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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.26.10] movie trailer news experimental



Describing something as “Lynchian” has become so cliché that I cringe, if only a little, at the mere writing of the word but in truth, no other film or trailer I’ve seen in the last few years has come as close to my first experience with Eraserhead as this trailer for indie filmmakers Albert Birney and Jon Moses’ The Beast Pageant.

I’ll admit it: I don’t get it. I don’t know what Abe, the lead, is doing or why never mind trying to understand what this story is about. Birney and Moses, who also wrote this story, describe it like this:

The film is about a man who goes on an adventure. The main character Abe lives in a city. His apartment consists of a bed, a sink and a giant machine. One thing leads to another and Abe embarks on an odyssey into the weird and wonderful.

They said it: weird. I add these other adjectives: surreal, fascinating and experimental. This is likely the strangest thing you’re going to see all year and if you’re interested in seeing how the story plays out, I encourage you to check out the film’s website and shoot the boys a bit of money. They’ve been working on this project since 2008 and are now in search for a bit of financial help to wrap up the production.

Trailer after the break.




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Anonymous (10 years ago) Reply

If by Lynchian we're meant to infer student film, then yes, definitely Lynchian.

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Anonymous (10 years ago) Reply

I think Eraserhead ha a lot on this film, actually.

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Phoebe (10 years ago) Reply

No.

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Dale Cooper (10 years ago) Reply

Sounds a lot funnier than Eraserhead.

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Anonymous (10 years ago) Reply

why the stupid voice over, destroys the illusions

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Anonymous (10 years ago) Reply

Um. No different than most terrible youtube video blogs.

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Anonymous (10 years ago) Reply

No different than a terrible youtube video blog.

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rek (10 years ago) Reply

Stopped the trailer when the cowboy showed up. This looks terrible.

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Jon (10 years ago) Reply

This has shades of American Astronaut/Stingray Sam and Forbidden Zone to it. I'd give it a watch.

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12345678899 (10 years ago) Reply

the scenes with the leaf creatures looks like doctor who. Film has a Mount Analog feel to it,cool. My mind is up for this adventure!

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Eric (9 years ago) Reply

This movie was shown at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY to a standing room only crowd of people who are more than just college kids. You know - grown ups. It's not "Lynchian" at all. It's wonderful. It's beautiful. It's got the best soundtrack you've ever heard. It's fun. And it's the kind of thing that you only get to see once in a lifetime. If you EVER get a chance to do so on the big screen, do it.

You will not only not be disappointed, you will be enthralled. Anyone who judges the movie on the basis of the trailer is simply judging their own limitations.


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