GAY MARRIAGE UPDATE: The Angry Gay Pope and bike guard Odo Huber realize that their seven year relationship has problems. (Seven year itch?) Odo is accused of infidelity with Ryan Boswell in the shower. Odo accuses Pope of "never letting me talk." Pope sez "You talk plenty whenever YOU want." This continues pointlessly for some time over the backdrop of the Maiden Voyage Anniversary event setup on L. Ron Hubbard way near Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Impressive street decorations are under construction.
Cultists are mocked, sexy bike guard butts photographed. Finally Odo has an epiphany and thinks he is Forrest Gump. Tom Cruise's daughter's ex-boyfriend Eddie Frencher (photo at left) appears at 7:00 minute mark. He is a Sea Org slave now, possibly a body router. It's a very elaborate edit for it's 16 minute running time. But complex edits are all I know how to do as a Hollywood animator and my fans expect them because that is all I ever deliver.
Sadly, this is the last video where Odo Huber is not carrying a pistol and taser.
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|SNL SATIRIZES SCIENTOLOGY SPECTACULARLY|
Short vid could unbrainwash Scilons at fifty paces even with sound off
|APRIL 4, 2015 NYC - "Going Clear" the Scientology docu opened at Lincoln Center on March 13th and somebody from the show clearly saw it. They were inspired by the "We Stand Tall" sequence of the movie that overlayed updates on the horrible fates of cultists seen in a 1980's Scientology music video. (See below). The show's staff swung into action and, on April 4, this parody landed on the Scientology community like an unexpected UFO. The consensus is that SNL produced the artist equivalent of an animated short by the Simpsons, Pixar or South Park in just weeks. Few other TV shows have the production power of the New York stage and SNL used it. Producer Lorne Michaels decided to go all out and spend the bux on this labor of love. Or laughs.|
First the writers, inspired by the staff that saw "Going Clear", decided to parody "We Stand Tall." They lifted the style, melody, theme and look of the Church. Saved boffo time. Who puts on a better show than the Sci's any way? No need for "look development" meetings designers and crew, just watch this 20 year old video. Then the writers put together lyrics to go with the original melody. Words about "Xenu" and "giant clams" were no doubt satirically replaced in the end with "Meepthorp" and "starfish." The SNL staff band probably recorded the music and two female cast members with good voices laid down the main lyrics. A chorus was used to fill out the entire song.
This was all edited into a slick soundtrack with which the talent could rehearse. A roughed out storyboard was probably made to get certain shots lined up and prepared ahead of time. Thank goodness the cult provided the look development because the prop department had only a few weeks to come up with the fake posters, books, logos, e-meters, etc. needed to fill out this early 1990's world. They included a number of background gags just like animation gag writers do. That makes a short subject "evergreen," meaning you can watch it over and over again and, as years pass, new audiences find it just as engrossing. For instance, one of the books they read is apparently titled "Ignoring the Brain."
I'm always amazed what SNL does with wigs and costumes on live TV. Even if the skit isn't very funny I love the WIGS! Then that poor actor probably runs offstage after the skit and they yank that hair off of him and the sticky spirit gum holding it on makes him say "OWWW." Then he rushes to the next sketch during commercial and dons a new wig. This Neurotology bit is no exception, from the black roots of the lead female's hair to the weird sweaters. "Cosby Show" weird. David Miscavige and Bill Cosby from the 1980's were obvious inspirations. LRH's double breasted suit is spot on and his ascot is a given.
Meanwhile simple sets were built/dressed and locations scouted for the "church interiors". They even matched the striated background in the group chorus shots from the original video. The entire cast and crew probably took part as extras in the wide scenes, minus Bobby Moynihan who plays LRH as he was already dead by then. Much giggling ensued no doubt, as they probably had a tough time keeping a straight face singing wide eyed songs about starfish and Meepthorp. Plus, they could just lip synch and not memorize lines. Other than pre-recorded lyrics nobody had lines to learn. It was all pantomime. This takes a lot of pressure off of the talent because SNL is a grueling show to work on. So many skits, so many lines. You get off work at 1 AM on Sunday morning and your boss has been likened to Dr. Evil from the "Austin Powers" movies. Don't make them do more work than they have to on this side bit sketch. And so, effort on this bit was spread more evenly across all departments.
Then the editors took over and, using "We Stand Tall" as a template, they crafted an almost subliminal bit of nonsense every bit as funny and rewatchable as the best of "The Simpsons." The stock footage, the match cuts to the source, the VHS tape post processing and the 4:3 black and white LRH sections are icing on the cake.
At ninety minutes SNL is a long show and has been on for a long time. NBC's ratings are so awful that it is sometimes the number one rated program on the network. Yet is forty years old and goes off the air at 1 AM Sunday mornings. Sigh. They have been criticized for taking one joke and stretching it out over an entire skit. Or an entire movie. Nevertheless, as this short subject proves, if they really want to stretch out a joke properly nobody can do this in live action like Lorne Michaels does. The melody, the lyrics, the visuals, the period, the Greek chorus of on-screen footnotes, the side jokes. You can't experience it all at once. When audiences see projects like this for the first time they might not laugh as much as you think they would. Because they are too busy taking it in. I could not even hear the hilarious lyrics about the starfish until the third viewing because I was too "distracted."
I will be quoting the lyrics to this one for many years. Mostly to cultists. As you will see with my next video, "Angry Gay Pope Ruins Easter." It is more than half an hour long. That is TEN TIMES the length of the SNL parody. And just as funny in my own way. Oh, and it will be all too REAL. No joke. Except on them.
|The Video SNL is parodying|
Many people in this video have mysteriously disappeared and are believed incarcerated or dead.
"We Stand Tall" is an internal Scientology music video from 1990. The video's morale boosting song is reminiscent of the eighties charity single "We are the World," and the Scientology leadership, including long time leader David Miscavige, is seen singing the chorus in unison.
Miscavige is very short. Many have commented on the irony of David Miscavige being so short and yet commisioning a song about being tall. The video also includes footage of the Religious Freedom Crusade, a 1985 pro-Scientology protest spurred by a 39 million dollar fraud verdict against the organization. Other Scientologists seen in the video include Mike Rinder and Marty Rathbun, who have fled, and Shelley Miscavige, who may be dead.
|TALKING HEAD MOVIE FEATURING GRAINY INTERNET VIDEO SCREENS AT GIGANTIC CINERAMA DOME|
Low ticket sales spur questions on motives of money grubbing studio - unprofitable motives?
Angry Gay Pope stops by the L. Ron Hubbard life exhibit on his way to see GOING CLEAR the excellent HBO cult doc at the Cinerama Dome. Doors are locked and workers are told to hide under their desks. I am serious. This ground-breaking premiere is rubbed in people's faces and a visit is made to the Hollywood Education and Literacy Project (HELP). The Gay Pope later returns to enturbulate them further, with comedic results! Careful viewers can see the bobbing head of the female Scilon hiding under her desk as she crawls away from him.
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|MEDIA TITAN WB'S MESSAGE IS CLEAR|
|Who would put a GOING CLEAR style talking head documentary in such an absurd, overbuilt venue as the Cinerama Dome? And the movie is going to air on HBO pay TV when? A COUPLE OF WEEKS???? Talk about a "limited window." Public theaters like the Dome HATE limited windows. They are an existential threat. Plus little print or TV ad support? WHAT? Try to fill seats for this one! The Cinerama Dome usually hosts the kind of big budget special FX spectaculars with huge marketing budgets that I used to work on before my job was outsourced. Thankfully the studio execs at the features unit didn't convert it to 3D and make me rent expensive glasses. Would you really like to see L. Ron Hubbard's teeth in 3D, especially after the 1970's?? Eww, the jaggies.|
What studio/global parent company leviathan pulled this bit of booking and marketing nonsense? Why Warner Brothers, of course. They have a long history of booking the Cinerama dome for films that don't fill the seats. Like CHAPPIE, the Sony produced sci fi robot flick that bombed at the Dome previously. GOING CLEAR replaced it. Wow, Scientology trumps and bumps science fiction.
I know the studio's pain over failed product because I've worked on some of Warner Brothers biggest bombs. Sci fiers Pluto Nash with Eddie Murphy (still shown at right). Everthing went wrong technically for me on that one but I did my best work. Or Red Planet starring Val Kilmer. That prick. I think Red Planet even played the Dome. Hideous project to work on. Logarithmic to linear color conversion? What? Do I look like a mathematician? I spent a lot of time crafting art, but nobody would remember my work. The movies bombed. It was just like I was working on a BS Scientology construction project or presentation that would never really matter to audiences. But I still got paid. The Sci slaves didn't. Oh well.
Speaking of payouts. Sounds like somebody paid extra to bump CHAPPIE out and book the Dome right now while the timing is perfect. Home Box Office paid for the doc but it premiered at the Sundance Film Fest (aka a public showing). Opening in LA before December makes it eligible for an Academy award in 2016. If it were to be shown first on HBO it would look just as good technically despite the massive size difference between the dome and a home flatscreen TV. But it would only be eligible for an Emmy. They are very common. Even I have a paper Emmy Award certificate. I burned it for heat one cold night during the great recession.
Watching the online ticket sales for the roughly three weeks between LRH's birthday March 13 and the HBO premiere March 29 showed lackluster sales except on weekend evenings. It also was shown at Lincoln Center in NYC and the Presidio in San Francisco. Why would WB make such a grandiose booking gesture like this? Well, why does the the Church of Scientology also make grand booking gestures such as the Shrine Auditorium in Downtown LA? Like WB struggling to fill GOING CLEAR at the Dome, the Cult also struggles to fill the Shrine. The Church does that to send a message about how important they are not to make money.
And WB has done the same thing in a kind of mirror image behavior. You see, just two blocks north is the Hollywood Guarantee Building, the Scientology Pentagon and it's global official address. Cult officials can look down their noses about fifteen stories and see, far below, the Cinerama Dome.
The booking of this bubble world venue is meant to send a message that is CLEAR. WB and Arclight Theaters are not afraid of you and we will no longer be intimidated and we two capitalists are willing to lose money on this symbolic gesture to make a point.
Time Magazine is part of the WB empire, and Time Magazine has not forgotten how horribly they were sued in the Clinton era for a story they did called "Scientology the cult of greed."
Warner Brothers, the people who distributed massive stinker BATTLEFIELD EARTH, possibly the worst movie ever released by a US major, also gets payback. Plus Warner Brothers is the same studio that released the Angry Gay Pope's bible, V FOR VENDETTA. I am not surprised. They should release those two movies in a Blu-Ray double pack. The horrible color correction of Battlefield Earth should be recorded for long term posterity in maximum chroma fidelity. Warner's is also the same studio that has had a rep, since the 1930's, for telling hard boiled, gritty, realistic stories that competitors like Disney would never touch. I think the Warner boys would be quite proud of the work of HBO doc producer Sheila Nevins who, according to a Church smear video, "loves whores."
I've worked on WB movies good and bad. AOL is the Angry Gay Pope's email handler and has been since 1990s. This studio is partially responsible for supporting my fight against the Church of Scientology. And so we get to the video I shot shown above that opens this story. The video of my enturbulation on March 13, 2015. L. Ron Hubbard's birthday wearing a Warner Brothers product. A Guy Fawkes mask. Glad to pay the massive markup of about $10 for a piece of plastic that costs almost nothing to manufacture or ship.
It is not a co-incidence that WB decided to open this movie on LRH's birthday Friday the 13th which is also a bad luck omen date in America. They wanted to send a message. And that message is CLEAR. GOING CLEAR AT THE CINERAMA DOME. FREEDOM FOREVER!
Watch in 2015 and see if the Arclight Theater Company's computer systems are hacked to prevent online ticket sales. If this does not happen, then the Church is shown to be especially weak.