FAX: Is a cult forming around Timothy Carey?
CAREY: Oh yes, there is no doubt about that. I get e-mail from around the world from people who are just now discovering him. My dad was always pretty famous. As kids, we couldn’t go anywhere with him that he wouldn’t be recognized. He is remembered because he was a great actor who appeared in some landmark films, like Paths of Glory and The Killing. He made his own films, which influenced other independent filmmakers. It all comes down to originality. Someone as iconoclastic as my father resonates down the generations. It’s a mystery why he is becoming more popular since his death, but I think there’s a whole pirated underground of [The World’s Greatest] Sinner tapes out there. There are regular screenings of Sinner in Brooklyn that attract a thousand people per screening. There are Tim Carey film festivals in Chicago, San Francisco, even Australia! For a guy who did what he did in his little way, it’s pretty impressive. It just goes to show, if you put the right kind of energy into something, it doesn’t go away.
– Romeo Carey, “Carrying On in the Family Tradition”, interview by Harvey F. Chartrand; Filmfax Plus #102 (April/June 2004)
Happy Father’s Day!
upon a peripheral glance i saw EMAIL and thought that timothy might have gotten the beginnings of the new era before he died since that stuff came about in 94 then saw it was romeo. that’s a better question for the interviewer, IS THERE A CULT FOLLOWING instead of WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE CULT FOLLOWING but I think there has been one a while.
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Yep I think so too. The internet has certainly had a big hand in helping the Cult of Tim grow, for sure. Man, he would have loved the internet!!