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  1. I loved it Bill! Great editing, you picked one fine fun film to review, and now I see you have another career opportunity – counseling the guys who lie. Seems like a pretty big target market??? 🙂 Oh, and the credits? Priceless!

  2. hahaha Thanks Rox! 🙂

    After all I went through in the last two days to put it together, I just HAD to give myself all my credit! Don’t worry… it’s out of my system now! 😀

    PS – If I counseled guys who lie, I wouldn’t have any time for making videos, going to the gym or even EATING for that matter! 😉

  3. Thanks Jonny. 🙂 Most of the performace I used was from the later parts of the session. In the beginning, since I didn’t have anything scripted, it was coming out really robotic, but once I understood where I was going with the lines, it got easier.

    After all the stuff I went through to prepare this episode, there are a lot of procedural changes I’m implementing before the next one. That should make it smoother sailing… As will S.C.R.I.P.T.I.N.G.!!!!!! 😀

  4. Dude, that was money, and I’m not just gassing your head up.

    Seriously, nice edits, nice background selection, nice credits! Also, good use of fair use.

    Look forward to the next.

  5. Haha… i liked the way you spliced your commentary into the tape… watching you is like sitting and hearing about the story from a friend, who just so happens to have the film handy enough to directly reference it.

    good job!

  6. Yo my dude, this was amazing for real!!! When you told me all the ideas you had in mind it sounded great………it actually came out 100 times better! PROPS are mos def in order for this man! So whats the movie being reviewed for the next ep? lol Keep me posted man. Good work.

  7. HA! *Great* job on this. At first I was like, how come he’s reviewing a movie that came out like 10 years ago? But then it was like, yo, this is kinda cool how he’s talking about these guys like they’re real people. Then I started to get it; Bill is drawing a metaphor between real life and the movie, and he’s highlighting the differences and sameness between them. Now that, I like. Interesting angle for a review. Subscribed.

  8. Thanks Zadi. 😀

    Steve – I actually LOLed for quite a while @ “10 years ago” hahahaha 😀 My cousin pointed out to me that “review” isn’t quite the appropriate word for what I’m doing, which is taking an aspect or concept or scene of a film and talking about it. With everything I needed to do to make it happen by Friday, I didn’t have much creativity left over for “show description”! 🙂

    The “talking about them like they’re real people” is one of the things I had to consider as I was sitting in front of the camera for an hour to get my 3 minutes worth of dialogue. As I’m trying to remember to stare at the little lens on the camera sitting on the tripod, I’m also figuring out who I’m talking to, and why. I landed somewhere like the person I’m talking to being a Mikey-type, but not knowing he’s that type… or maybe that he knows he is, but he doesn’t know what to do about it or even that there IS anything he can do about it. Kind of like “I wanted YOU to see this because…..”.

    Also, how I talked about them was a character-based decision that was made while I was sitting in front of the camera (since I had to do it all in one sitting, since I couldn’t afford to touch the camera AT.ALL.). I could have talked about it like it was obviously fiction, except in this case, the fiction was clearly based on realistic situations, emotions and responses. Part of “my character”, therefore, was that I believed in the situation as if it were absolutely real and I had witnessed it myself and was extracting what I felt was important to the Mikey-type I was explaining this to who looked suspiciously similar to the tiny lens of my camera. 😀

  9. One of the best movies of the ’90s. I’ve seen this film at least a dozen times. (What does that say about me as a person?)

    And yes, your closing credits are masterful.

  10. Thanks, Justin. 🙂

    I’m working initially off of my personal DVD collection, so I’ve seen “Swingers” countless times, myself. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to start with it… There’s so much to enjoy! 😀

  11. It was well edited and entertaining. Ultimately, I think you fell into the trap of allowing the film to pull you down to it’s (their) level.
    “IF” I were fifty years younger and female in gender (‘if’ is a famously BIG word), I don’t think I’d be interested in getting to know you better and/or dating you. This “game” single males (of all orientations) play demeans the really important dynamic in sexual-social relationships by reducing them to the level of a sport like fox-hunting and/or archery practice.
    You’re a bright perceptive guy. Focus on more serious and deeper stuff. Leave films like this one to the loners and losers who inevitably end up living them :-).
    Please take all this as a compliment not as criticism.
    I thought the ending credits were the best part :-).

  12. Thanks Irina. 😀

    Yes, “Swingers” is a great movie. 🙂 There are so many entertaining scenes. No matter how many times I see it, I’m always CRINGING every time he starts to re-dial and hoping he’ll just stop before he blows the rap. You really want Mikey to win, but he “keeps” messing it up, and it feels just as bad (and just as FUNNY) every single time! 😀

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