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To Kill a Saturday Night

USA 1999
produced by
Andre Perkowski
directed by Andre Perkowski
starring Conrad Brooks, Ted V. Mikels
screenplay by Andre Perkowski, based on a story by Ed Wood

short
Andre Perkowski's Ed Wood adaptations

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Winos Pete (Conrad Brooks) and Art (Ted V.Mikels) are sitting on a public bench one Saturday night, drinking their brains away and discussing what to do, since their money runs awfully low. Utlimately, Pete has an idea: To kill some hookers. Hookers always have money, and they won't be missed.

Art has second thoughts about this plan, but Pete will have none of this, and ultimately the two guys talk themselves into a frenzy, planning on killing school teachers and the local liquor stgore owner as well - but all of this talk leads to nothing, as they get too drunk to even leave the park bench, on which they drink themselves into a blissful coma.

 

Basically, To Kill a Saturday Night, a short based on an Ed Wood story, was just a fun project Andre Perkowski did with Conrad Brooks and Ted V.Mikels on a lunch break, and it looks it, too: The actors are crudely overacting, visibly making fun of themselves and each other, and are obviously oblivious to the dialogue they are to be delivering in the final film. This dialogue is just dubbed over the film footage at a later date with no thought at all given to lip-synching and the like - so much so that frequently, when one character talks on the audio, the other moves his lips on the picture.

Now all that could easily be dismissed as just a bad amateur movie - but actually, To Kill a Saturday Night is more than that: Its weird dialogue carries quite some subversiveness, its deliberate breaking of cinematic rules gives the film a certain otherworldly feeling, and its sheer audacity is positively compelling - but one thing's for sure, the film, with all its (intentional) shortcomings could not have held its own for more than 11 minutes ... so thank God it's only 11 minutes long.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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