An Appreciation of a Movie You Probably Didn’t See – Bobby

Back in the mid-1980’s, if someone would have asked me what my favorite films were, I would have put “Repo Man” on my top ten list. It was a quirky little film about a young guy in an odd profession of repossessing autos. There were a lot of really great things going for this film […]

Demi Moore does indeed sing LOUIE LOUIE for Bobby

Courtesy of Krista, a link from TMZ.com

Demi Moore sings a version of the Richard Berry classic, “Louie Louie,” in former flame Emilio Estevez‘s highly anticipated political drama, “Bobby.” Not known for her vocal abilities, listening to her sing this track might surprise you. And yes, TMZ has confirmed, it’s really Demi singing. Cool!

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Not the same Kingsmen

Contrary to certain rumors floating around cyberspace, the upcoming movie “All the Kings Men” starring Sean Penn is NOT the story of Lynn Easton, Jack Ely, Mike Mitchell, Dick Peterson, Barry Curtis, Don Gallucci, Bob Nordby, or even Norm Sundholm. It is based on a former governor of LOUISiana, but that’s probably the only […]

Rare Kingsmen videos at YouTube

Here’s a litttle nugget from the 1980’s. Jack Ely, original vocalist for the Kingsmen‘s “LOUIE LOUIE,” did a little music video for his song “Highway Robbery.”

Speaking of the Kingsmen, did you know there were more than one band that used this name? Here’s a little movie short from 1942 entitled “Chool Song” […]

LouieLouie.net seeks old movies!

Production on the LOUIE LOUIE documentary continues at a steady pace. It takes a long time to transfer all the footage I’ve shot over the years… in all types of video formats. When I first started production on what would became the intitial starting point for this documentary, I shot footage of Richard Berry, Jack […]

An unlikely movie about the Kingsmen

Over on eBay, found an odd listing for a 1978 movie entitled “Youngblood” that features a storyline involving the Kingsmen. Check this out:

This is an action film about L.A. gangs. A young kid (Youngblood) wants to join the Kingsmen. But being so young, he has to impress the gang’s leader. He’s able to […]

Fair Use Rights for Documentaries

There’s a fine article today in the San Jose Mercury, licensed from the Los Angeles Times, about the issue of “fair use” rights with documentary productions. One of the biggest hurdles facing a documentary film maker is the matter of clearing usage of certain film clips. When Robert Greenwald produced his documentary “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s […]

Final Cut Pro Lessons from a Master

Final Cut Pro is one of the great tools for the independent film and video producers. It’s my editing tool of choice for working on this epic documentary of mine, as well as my regular work in television production.

I’ve known my pal Kevin Monahan quite a few years. He’s an alumni from KFJC radio, […]

Update on the House of Animals – 2005

Back in my youth, National Lampoon was one of the most subversive humor magazines I’d ever seen. I loved MAD magazine, but National Lampoon dug deeper with a no-holds barred approach, creating acidic parody that wasn’t afraid to utilize strong language or female nudity. As a pimple-faced adolescent with runaway hormones, this was the […]

The Challenges of Music in a Low Budget Documentary

When am I going to finish that darned LOUIE LOUIE documentary?

That’s a question I get asked all the time. I wish I could provide a concise answer. It’s a complicated situation, to say the least. Clearances are a major part of the hurdle. I just found a great article about other filmmakers that […]