"Fatty Jim's Been Working Out"The countdown to launch has officially begun. With Post No Bilge slated for next week and the Company's departure less than a week later, the Misanthrope Specialty Co. is busily whipping itself into shape. This summer once again promises to be a long and arduous one, full of marathon drives, long nights, road food rotgut and waking up in cornfields.
Noses are being pressed ever further into grindstones in the effort to produce enough merchandise for the next four months.
* * *Finally, as editing for Hell Hogs Eat Shit and Die winds down to mere tweeking and fine tuning, it dawned on the Company only last week there is an impressive amount of leftover footage. Nearly thirty hours's worth, to be more specific.
How many more films can be picked up off the cuttingroom floor?Admittedly, the entire Company had its blinders on. With everyone so singularly focused on the production at hand, nobody stopped to consider the whopping surplus of shot footage, much less its implications. Now the Misanthrope Specialty Co. finds itself sitting on a treasure trove of potential 16mm movies already half made. It's a giddy development to say the least.
With a lengthy tour just around the corner, preparations for Post No Bilge and Hell Hogs not quite polished, now is perhaps not the moment to embark on any more film projects. Rest assured, however, that informal schemes are already being hatched. In the meantime, every loose end of film is being diligently catalogued, archived and stowed safely in Bunker vaults until the Company has time to discuss what is to be done with them in the fall.
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