Friday, January 4, 2013

Go get'em, cowboy


F-R-double-E-D, D-O-M spells Freedom! We fight for freedom, for one and for all! It's you-and-me-dom, and ten foot tall! Freedom, freedom, and oh-can-you-see-dom, we'll always beat 'em with star-spangled freedom! 

Criterion has released some wonderful box sets over the years, but one of the most delirious has to be this set of William Klein movies, including the fabulous Mr. Freedom.  This classic satire on American exceptionalism remains one of the best.  There was also the highly amusing Team America with perhaps the greatest depiction of the late North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Il.  While the freedom-loving puppets obviously owe their debt to the Thunderbirds, whose creator passed away recently, I think a some of the inspiration came from Mr. Freedom.

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  1. The Mr. Freedom link took me to a cache of really bad films. Thank you so much! I love watching really bad cinema.

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  2. That's odd. For me it was a direct link to the movie in Dailymotion.

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  3. Really Bad Cinema with Leonard Pinth-Garnell was one of my fave early SNL skits.

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  5. So I take it that was your review of the movie, Rick ; )

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    1. Well, the movie's production values are quite modest to say the least.

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  6. Speaking of a "cache" of really bad movies, here's a classic:

    Kentucky Fried Movie
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzrYqCnIolE

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    1. I had forgotten Wally and the Beaver made an appearance.

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