Friday, December 11, 2015

The Making of '...And God Spoke' (1993)

Director: Arthur Borman

Writers: Arthur Borman, Mark Borman, Greg Malins, Michael Curtis

Composer: John Massari

Starring: Michael Riley, Stephen Rappaport, Soupy Sales, Lou Ferrigno, Eve Plumb, Tamara Mello, Ashlie Rhey, Monique Parent, Lisa Comshaw, Daniel Tisman, Andy Dick

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The World Was Created In Six Days. It Was Beautiful. But It Was Way Over Budget!

Plot: A documentary on the making of a big budget Bible picture. This is a spoof that shows the inside action on a film set where everything that could possibly go wrong goes wrong.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Pre-dating Christopher Guest's directorial mockumentaries, this picture has a lot going for it.  It's definitely got the look and feel of a documentary made on a film that's in production.  They did an outstanding job on that which includes the editing.  The performances are very good as is the casting, writing and so on.  The ONE thing that disappointed me was the laughs.  It was the kind of picture that I knew early on was going to be hilarious only it wasn't.  I laughed a little but as a whole, it was more amusing satire than laugh out loud funny.  It's possible that the filmmakers held back on the performances a little or the editing and so on in order to keep it more realistic. I don't doubt that a lot of this picture is based on real people and experiences in the film industry.  There are stupid people in every walk of life and profession but Hollywood seems inundated with people who desperately think they're creative but aren't.  I recommend checking this out.  It's definitely worth a look despite its shortcomings of lacking the gut-busters but it is fun and amusing in its own way.

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