Kicking and Screaming

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[A part of Video Stores in Films tribute.]

Video Planet. The elitist’s video store. Numerous subcategories, well-informed employees.

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Time for the second interview has come. Hilarious lines.

– So you’ve gotta be ready at all times.’Cause if the customer wants to know where a movie is, you’ve gotta be prepared to tell him what section it’s in.
– Sure.
– Okay. For example, if I were to say Turner & Hooch, what would you say?
– Comedy.
– Close. We’ve got a special section for dog pictures. Dog buddy pictures.
– Oh. I see.
– Look at this! Someone put Terms of Endearment in with prison movies. Earl! That twit. Its supposed to go
in “Terminal Illness”. What are your influences?
– Um…Samuel Fuller. All the good ones. All the other ones.
– Yeah. Yeah.

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– Zach, do you have Dr. Giggles letterboxed?
-“Insane Doctors” right next to “Interesting Failures”.

Next to Zach, a poster of Yoram Gross’  Blinky Bill (1992).

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– That’ll be cool, huh, when I make my movie and it comes out on video. You and I could see who rents it. We could probably sit here and watch it on the TV.
– So you plan on still working here even after you make a motion picture.
– True. I may not be here then.

Poster of Rodman Flender’s Leprechaun 2 (1994).

Scenes from Noah Baumbach’s Kicking and Screaming (1995).


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