Random musings on all things cinematical, and otherwise, by Joe Leydon.
Sunday, July 01, 2012
The Weight: A "Who's On First?" for a new generation?
Three years before the Sundance Film Festival premiere of his Arbitrage -- a smart, suspenseful and exceptionally well-acted drama set to open Sept. 14 at theaters and drive-ins everywhere -- Nicholas Jarecki directed and co-wrote The Weight, a slight but clever short that plays like a stoner version of a classic Abbott and Costello routine. The two movies have absolutely nothing whatsoever in common. Which, when you think about it, may be a promising sign that Jarecki is filmmaker worth keeping your eye on.
The TV show Eight is Enough did a more direct copy of Who's on First? using the same band names thirty-something years ago.
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