Friday, July 8, 2016

American Movie

Holy hell man, that's a movie.

American Movie is the story of an everyday man with dreams of becoming a big filmmaker, and chronicles the production of two of his real life movies and all the trials which happened during filming. It's a straight up documentary, and when I say it is the most realistic potrayal of actually making a movie I am not joking. If you ever wondered, what's it actually like to make an independent film this film is the answer to that question. To many people, this movie is their movie making bible and I can totally see why. It's about as real as it gets and I friggin' love it. You can easily attach yourself to Mark Borchardt because of his passion for his dreams, his everyday problems, and really how he overcomes all the problems to get his movies made. The documentary itself covers the span of about two years, but Mark has been working on these two movies he wishes to complete for several years. It just goes to show, if you love something you never really stop doing it. I'm very proud to see the movie, even though I was just a baby when this documentary was being filmed at the time. We all have dreams, and passion for something. In Mike's case it's movie making, in my case it's writing reviews of movies. And I'll be damned if I don't say this is one of the most quotable movies I've ever seen, I was shocked at how many lines I actually knew although there is no script. It's pretty damn awesome and I recommend it greatly to movie lovers and filmmakers both now and potential filmmakers in the future. To be honest, it really made me think of the work I do now and how much I just enjoy doing it. In a way I know, without my reviews I'm absolutely nothing. But I've done over a hundred and I don't ever want to stop so you know. Film is my life.

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