TheDenizen wrote: TheDenizen wrote:
The diminutive star, Weng Weng, was also in a western film called D'Wild Wild Weng, which I own but have yet to watch. Look for it to be added to Criticker's database soon
Awesome - thanks, Denizen!
I saw the “trailer” heading, but it also showed a running time of 1:23:04 - I figured the latter might have been some kind of misprint, but lo and behold it was the whole damn thing.
Highly recommended viewing for every single person who uses this message board - almost URGENTLY so.
Weng sounds like he was dubbed by........Bud Cort?
Only film I ever seen where the characters often walked right directly into the camera (short of actually bumping into it) in order to end many of the scenes - intriguing cinematic coup.
For those hoping for a trailer-sized tease, allow yourself to be enticed by the following:
at 26:23 Weng sings
40:00 - he gets stashed under the front of a monk's robe and gets transported around accordingly.
41:51 - performs the longest floor slide in the history of cinema after 1981. Just before it, the score featured some Tommy Tedesco-on-peyote guitar stylings. And speaking about score - at somewhere around the 12-minute mark, there's a five-second blast of c-l-a-s-s-i-c 70's synthesizer, like maybe an ARP 2500, that will give you a heart attack, even with his warning. It's the only place in the entire film where it appears - making it all the more special.
starting at 44:28 - he's trailblazing the countryside, effectively decommissioning groups of bandits that seem to crop up behind every thicket. I guess there's something oddly empowering about seeing a dwarf singlehandedly taking on gangs of armed bandits, sometimes outnumbering him 8 to 1. (or, if he's with his buddies - make that 150? to 3) The ol' running-between-villians'-legs gag never seems to get tiresome. No wonder nobody can shoot him - he's such a tiny target.
1:01:50 - gets thrown like a football, but flies more like superman than a spiral.