Okay, let's let the the great movies be the great movies (at least for now), but who says we can't have fun with their various extensions? Eddie Burns is on a role. He's always gotten a great deal of inspiration from the greats. THE BROTHERS McMULLEN had a bit of Woody Allen -- in Irish drag -- as it's patron saint. He's found new inspiration and energy from an embrace of DIY and social media, and as much as he's looking forward, he's drawing on the past. To get us all ready for his new film NICE GUY JOHNNY (opening on all platforms Oct. 26), Eddie has looked at the greatest movies ever made, but hey he's a busy guy, so he doesn't have time to watch the whole feature and has settled on the trailers. Does this trailer remind you of anything you've seen before? It should, because it is L'Avventura. Eddie won't leave it there either; he's got more to remake. This sort of inspired homage, playful and accessible, is a great example of the sort of innovative approaches filmmakers embrace when there is no corporate overlord lurching above. You can picture that soon, we will be able to see the entire Criterion collection's trailers remade by Indie filmmakers having fun as they seek new ways to aid audiences in discovering their work. And hey and if it brings a few fans back to the classics as a result of recognizing the originals..., that ain't so bad either.
Here's the trailer for Antonioni's original: