|release date||December 27 2008|
|director||Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass|
|writer||Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass|
|starring||Steve Zissis, Ross Partridge, Greta Gerwig, Elise Muller|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisWhile the Duplass Brothers were shooting their last feature film The Puffy Chair, a crew member raised the question “what’s the scariest thing you can think of?” Someone immediately said “a guy with a bag on his head staring into your window.” Some agreed, but some thought it was downright ridiculous and, if anything, funny (but definitely not scary). Thus, BAGHEAD was born, an attempt to take the absurdly low-concept idea of a “guy with a bag on his head” and make a funny, truthful, endearing film that, maybe, just maybe, was a little bit scary, too.
This past year at SXSW, there were these rather humorous advertisements for the festival before every screening. Among them were parodies of such classics as CLOSE ENCOUNTERS and GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. But the one that stuck out to me the most was a peculiar little riff on the HARRY POTTER franchise. It introduced me to the phrase “mumblecore”, which left me kind of perplexed. “So what is mumblecore anyway?” was a question that I posed to quite a few people during my inaugural trip to the festival. Some responded with “Oh, its this indie thing. Low-budget film making. You know what I’m talking about.” But for the most part, I got something along the line of “Are you talking about that commercial in front of (insert movie title here)? I think they just made it up for laughs.” …Read More