I saw this at The Cinefamily event in DownTown Los Angeles Sunday with Chris and Eric there.
I've long read about this Adaptation(thanks to this website
) and seen some clips of YouTube, but this was the first time I had ever watched this from beginning to end. It was definitely a riot, as someone who also spent my time making crappy student movies when I was that age(that I said, I never put as much dedication to any particular project as they did). The new scene with the airplane propeller was actually quite impressive(camcorders have come a long way in our HD world).
The documentary was great, as it was a very fun story of fan obsession. Some people could make fun of the lack of originality in Hollywood due to the fact that bio-pic is in the process of development, but watching this documentary it was clear a very entertaining bio-pic could easily be made as their story was a perfect balance of comedy and drama; the story would tackle all of the aspects of human drama from crime and police interaction to parental divorce to friendship betrayal. And the fact that all of this hard work went into something that was a shot-for-shot remake of a classic would certainly make for a hilarious feature in the vein of say Ed Wood
. It was nice to see they managed to interview John Rhys-Davis.
Even chatted a little bit with both Chris and Eric before heading out. Fun night.