Deafula (1975) (part 9 of 10)

Cut to Steve driving up to a large mansion. He goes up and stares at the front door, eyes wide, until the door just opens by itself. Wait, did he just use the Force? Maybe the midichlorians really are his father. And if this is a museum, maybe he could have just paid the admission fee and waited for the tour like everyone else?

A lonely violin wails as Steve stalks around the empty mansion. This just goes on forever, with Steve blindly wandering around the place. Sir, these exhibits are closed! Didn’t you see the velvet rope?

There’ s a cut, and suddenly he’s entering a cave. He grabs a torch from the wall and descends some stairs. So, we’re supposed to believe this is taking place underneath a museum, huh? I must say, I haven’t heard of too many museums built directly over massive underground caverns. But then again, I haven’t been to too many museums where vampires are buried, either, so I guess I can’t really talk.

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  • I worked on Deafula, I was the one who died in childbirth and came back as the 7th Seal… Thank you so much for making me laugh my head off… you are a very funny guy. I also found the comments were very sweet, and forgiving. We were film pioneers with a 16mm camera in Oregon, trying to do something for our deaf friends, who are incredible actors. As a casting director, I find they make the best actors because they don’t overact, (think Louise Fletche in Cuckoo’s Nest) like some theatrically trained actors who haven’t un-learned how to throw their voice and facial expressions into the back of the theater. I learned a lot from them and this film. I learned that sign language as a whole is much more articulate than its speaking counterpart. Peter is re-scoring, re-editing and remaking the film, for a while now. But I am sure that with all he’s gone through, financially, regarding the copyright and otherwise, it will re-emerge better than before.