Tuesday, November 16, 2010

DESTROY ALL MOVIES LESSON 1: OVERVIEW (OR, VICTIMS OF A TOUGH SOCIETY)



From the sound of it, Zack Carlson & Bryan Connolly's 'Destroy All Movies: The Complete Guide To Punks On Film' sounds like an impossible (and insane) project to conquer. Chronicling every appearance of a punk or new waver in virtually any movie ever? Interviews that go as deep as a conversation with Kirk Thatcher, writer of the punk song 'I Hate You' from the bus scene in Star Trek IV? Over six years of research and 600 pages total?! And what's this? You want me to help make sense of if all in a seventeen-minute culture jam? You're on! Honestly, Zack is the most lovable cook you will ever meet (he still has a real ball-pit in his house!) and did an amazing job helping me get the footage for this together. And if you live in LA you can meet the guy in person for Cinefamily's TWO DAY FILM FEST MELTDOWN. Class of 1984 (w/ Mark Lester in person!) Times Square, D.O.A; The Day My Kid Turned Punk!, and so, so much more. Your pal Ghouly Skooly will be there, and I say let's sleep on the couches like a bunch of crusties and spit on the staff all weekend long. I'm going to assume they'd be into that for effect.

14 comments :

Dangerous Dave said...

SeƱor T at the 2:00 mark is really bringing it.

John said...

Clips... There's so many of them... There's so many of them... There's so many of them...

This looks epic. Anything with punk and a clip from Stay Tuned will go down as a favorite of mine.

John said...

Crap. It was UHF. I fail.

Ravenhallow said...

Loved the UHF clip too.. and the rest of it! Looking forward to the rest, 'specially if the kid at the end's sunglasses make a return appearance.

Phineas86 said...

I didn't see Duane ANYWHERE in that. This is bullshit.

J.R. Herbaugh said...

Acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk and wearing a Devo hat is fun.

liz6005 said...

punk robert downey jr at 2:44. glorious.

Henry_Slinkman said...

3:03 - FUCKING JOHN STAMOS, Y'ALL.

The 9th Sage said...

I think my favorite (besides the clip of UHF) is probably Brian...ON DANCING. If that's representative of the rest of whatever video he's in, I have to say I kind of want to watch more. :D

joe flabbernacken said...

The flying stage-dive at 4:00 . THAT is something you will never see anymore. I would bet Dollars to donuts that someone visited an urgent care facility that night. But I digress.

Destination A Go-Go said...

Actually got my copy of the book a few days ago!
Truly a labor of love.

BTW nice comp Ghoolio :)

Anonymous said...

That's a lot of leering!

M.E. said...

I hate to be the one to say it.. but "destroy" is spelt wrong in the post title and video name. THERE I SAID IT, PUNISH ME ACCORDINGLY

New Wave Punker said...

That Brian guy sure taught me how to cut a rug!