Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Star in your own Judd Apatow Film!

Cracked.com has posted a really great article about what it would take to star in your own Judd Apatow film.

"Have you ever wanted to make a smash comedy hit, just like Director/Producer/”Writer” Judd Apatow? Now you can! Follow these simple steps and you’ll be on your way to crafting a wry, witty, irreverent romantic comedy chock full of heart, without ever having to generate a single fresh concept!

Difficulty: Can be tricky the first time, but once you’ve got the hang of it, you can pump them out yearly.

Time: 6 months (4 hours for scripting and casting, a weekend for shooting, and 5 months and 28 days for editing, advertising and “make ‘em wait” time).

Things You Will Need:
# A beloved failed TV show from which to pull your cast
# A thorough knowledge of basic sexual slang (for help with this, see my other manual, “From Pearl Necklaces to Donkey Punches: the Eight Comedic Sexual Maneuvers”)
# A disdain for continuity
# An old High School yearbook from which to pull ideas and characters
# A shitload of film to allow actors time to improvise (ie, “write the script”)
# An understanding of improvisational comedy that entails two guys speaking in unconnected one-liners
# Paul Rudd’s phone number
# A giant bag of weed (usually Paul Rudd can provide this)"

The rest of the article can be found here. It is really funny and deserves a read. Although many of the points are true, I can fully say that Judd Apatow comedies have really been the high standard over the past year or so that nobody has been able to touch. He and his posse seem to have the Midas Touch (not for fixing brakes, but making films turn to gold). With exception of Drillbit Taylor - that movie pretty much sucked.
Posted by SX0T at 7:18 PM |  


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