Quote of the Week (Happy Mother’s Day!)

“I did a snake scene at a personal appearance in Hartford, Conn., and had trouble getting a girl to help. I mean, I didn’t want to get my mother for it… My mother wants me to be a priest.”

– From My New York by Mel Heimer, Simpson’s Leader-Times, January 18, 1958

Timothy and his mother, Ida Agoglia Carey, from the work-in-progress documentary available at Absolute Films

An Animated “Tweet’s” redux! (and the Video of the Week)

Remember this post from last summer?

Breaking news from Absolute Films!

Promo clip pitching the notorious action comedy-mind blower, circa 1969 film from legendary film genius, Timothy Carey.

The idea of adapting TWEET’S LADIES OF PASADENA as an animated series is brilliant… one can only imagine the back-story?

We are currently looking for animators who are interested in helping to create the animation pilot to pitch to Netflix.

Contact: tweetsladies@absolutefilms.net

Well, I’ve just heard from Romeo Carey that an animator has been found for this project! An Emmy-winning animator. That’s all I know at this point. More as it becomes available! Is this exciting or what?

BREAKING NEWS! An animated “Tweet’s”????

Breaking news from Absolute Films!

Promo clip pitching the notorious action comedy-mind blower, circa 1969 film from legendary film genius, Timothy Carey.

The idea of adapting TWEET’S LADIES OF PASADENA as an animated series is brilliant… one can only imagine the back-story?

We are currently looking for animators who are interested in helping to create the animation pilot to pitch to Netflix.

Contact: tweetsladies@absolutefilms.net

Pic of the Day: “The Devil’s Gas” revisited

We begin the last week in November with another look at Professor Petro, the bizarre lecturer from Romeo Carey‘s short film The Devil’s Gas (1990). His talk on “Dali and the Power of the Fart” sends the film’s sleepy protagonist into a surreal, nightmarish landscape.

The Devil's Gas

Timothy’s final film performance can be yours! Visit Absolute Films and snag your copy today (it says VHS, but no worries, Romeo will send you a DVD).

Pic of the Day: “The Devil’s Gas” revisited

Our pic today takes another look at Professor Petro, who confounds his students with a lecture on “Dali and the Power of the Fart” in The Devil’s Gas (1990), the short film directed by Timothy’s son Romeo. It was Tim’s last film performance.

The Devil's Gas

When I visited Tim’s studio last summer, Romeo showed me the boots Tim wore in this film – or more accurately, the boot. He only wore one because by this time he had had his first stroke, and his feet tended to swell up a bit. He was only able to get one boot on, so he wore a tennis shoe on the other foot. What looked like another of Tim’s eccentricities had its roots in practicality. Get yourself a copy of The Devil’s Gas at Absolute Films today!

Pic of the Day: “Cinema Justice”

I apologize for missing yesterday! A very busy weekend left me completely exhausted. But today we’re back with a pic from Cinema Justice, the six minute outtake from Steve De Jarnatt‘s as-yet-unreleased short homage to private dick flicks of the 1940s, Tarzana (1978). It’s developed somewhat of a cult following on its own, owing to its being frequently paired with The World’s Greatest Sinner (1962) at screenings around the world.

Cinema Justice

Before rehearsing the scene, neophyte director De Jarnatt made the unfortunate mistake of telling Timothy he could do “whatever he wanted” with the scene. Feeling unmoored, Tim went completely off-script and off the rails. Co-star Michael C. Gwynne made a valiant attempt to save the scene, which finally ended when the cameraman announced that they had run out of film. Gwynne later likened the experience to “visiting Niagara Falls”. Tarzana is now the property of Absolute Films, which is planning a release very soon. Watch this space!

Quote of the Week

“I did a snake scene at a personal appearance in Hartford, Conn., and had trouble getting a girl to help. I mean, I didn’t want to get my mother for it… My mother wants me to be a priest.

– From My New York by Mel Heimer, Simpson’s Leader-Times, January 18, 1958

Timothy and his mother, Ida Agoglia Carey, from the work-in-progress documentary available at Absolute Films

A little late but no less heart-felt – Happy Mother’s Day, everyone! (I think I’m going to make this the default Mother’s Day post)