|Behind the scenes
be a bore, especially when it's the director going on and on about
the making of his film, so when asked to provide an insightful look at
what went into
ing Rats to the screen, I
decided to subcontract.
What follows are two very
distinct views of the Rats production, and in the spirit of
written by a guy and a girl.
'Mad' Malcolm Ingram is a
freelancer for Film Threat Magazine. He and Threat editor
all-around cool guy) Paul
Zimmerman arrived during the first week of production
to do a Rats
piece for one of the
coolest film mags on the stands today (can you tell
they gave us a cover?).
Eventually - due to the
demands of big time periodical publishing -
But Malcolm never did.
He stayed on longer than
most of the P.A.'s, morphing from journalist to mallrat. Perhaps
this violates some rule of distance between reporter and subject, but
Malcolm didn't care,
didn't care, no one else
seemed to care, and so he stuck around, not only to do hot tub
views and have lots of
dinners on the film's tabs, but also to pillage most of my cast
movie - Drawing Flies (the
bastard stole Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, Renee Humphries,
Adams, Popular Girl and
Brodie-spouse Carmen Lee... hell, even yours truly, not only
cameo but also as a
producer along Scott Mosier).
Being that he's such an
intimate (not like that, you sick fuck!), who better than he to write
out the production?
Well...Joey for one.
I've never met anyone - anyone
- as quick as Joey. Now by that, I don't mean that she's
than Wally West (the Flash
for all you unwashed, non-comic heathens) - I mean
her timing, her
sense of humor, her
off-the-cuff references are incomparable. She was only
around for two wee-
ks, but to me, Joey is the
embodiment of Mallrats - the sprit, the humor,
the anarchy, the sheer
beauty of something so
quirky, it snaps at you like a seal (seals
bite - I just found this out). When
she was finished
shooting, I almost wanted to rewrite
the flick, just to keep her and Gwen around
for the duration of the
shoot (something a bit
less involved, like asking her on a date instead, would-
n't occur to me
for a few months).
Anyway, here's the dish (what
little there is) on the production - some funny, some scary,