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The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« on: July 26, 2019, 08:20:18 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42RXqP4aZlY

Couldn't see a thread for this. It looks fucking awful but I kind of have to see it.

Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 08:27:34 PM »
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Remember those hilariously awful trailers they had in the beginning of Tropic Thunder?... are we sure this wasn't a deleted one?

Why would Fred Durst do this? For the nookie?

Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 08:44:51 PM »
I'm taking that to mean Fred Durst was trying to fuck John Travolta.

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2019, 09:47:10 PM »
Do you reckon the plot is any deeper than "man stalks celebrity and succeeds at tying him up"?

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2019, 09:51:05 PM »
dereke: dark gritty reboot

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2019, 09:53:39 PM »
really made me want to watch The Fan (1996) again

Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2019, 01:39:39 AM »
I like the way Travolta walks.

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2019, 12:00:56 PM »
I would have preferred a Face/Off reboot with Fred and the rapper from Papa Roach.

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2019, 12:56:35 AM »
I think we can comfortably guarantee that The King of Comedy, despite featuring no scenes of Robert De Niro chasing Jerry Lewis with a carving knife, is a more disturbing study of obsessive fan mania than this film from Fred Durst.

Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2019, 01:07:48 AM »
Aye but Pupkin isn't JUST a super fan though, he's an egomaniac with delusions of stardom and he wants to use the object of his fandom to further his own ambitions.

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2019, 02:42:45 AM »
Is John Travolta that hard up for cash?

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2019, 03:36:38 AM »
I like the way Travolta walks.

♪♪♪Well you can tell by the way I use my walk I'm a stalkin' man, no time to talk♪♪♪

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2019, 12:39:04 PM »
I'm all for has-been musicians making terrible films so I won't be able to resist this, even if it doesn't look nearly as promising as Glenn Danzig's Verotik. That truly sounds 'inspired'.

Didn't Durst act in some low-budget action films at one point, or am I mixing him up with someone else?

Edit: So he's co-starred in a couple of straight to DVD films and directed a couple of medicore-but-not-incompetent films before this, with an adaptation of a bestseller in production. I'm less interested in the cinema career of Fred Durst now. I want Dee Snider to make another movie.
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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2019, 02:44:38 PM »
He directed some music videos for other nu-metal bands back in the day. Well he directed a KoRn video, can't be bothered to check what else.

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2019, 08:13:58 PM »
It's probably because I'm an absolute fucking idiot but I spent a lot of that trailer wondering how they got Fred Durst to look like that. "Good wig", I thought.

I can't believe Travolta was only 40 in Pulp Fiction.

Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2019, 09:43:59 AM »
I like the way Travolta walks.

I am sure he has said in the past that getting the walk right is his way of getting into a character.

The Devon Sawa revival starts here

Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2019, 02:45:55 PM »
Wasn't there a rumour about Fred Durst going round John Travolta's house and John trying to fuck him? Pretty sure it was something like John took off his wig, said Johnny wants mouthwash and Fred just pegged it.

So what do you think changed? Did Fred lay down the law, or did Johnny get the mouthwash?

Either way I'm sure this film will be worth the awkwardness.

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2019, 02:42:31 PM »
Wasn't there a rumour about Fred Durst going round John Travolta's house and John trying to fuck him? Pretty sure it was something like John took off his wig, said Johnny wants mouthwash and Fred just pegged it.

So what do you think changed? Did Fred lay down the law, or did Johnny get the mouthwash?

Either way I'm sure this film will be worth the awkwardness.
A quick Google of "Johnny wants mouthwash" reveals the story to have originated with Popbitch in 2006, so...god knows.

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2019, 06:12:55 PM »
He just wanted an autograph.

Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2019, 06:34:51 PM »
In 2006 no one would have bothered to make up Fred Durst gossip, therefore it's definitely true.

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2019, 03:31:34 AM »
Thanks. I've got the image of a leering Travolta wanking in time to Limp Bizkit's "Rollin'" video in my head. Again.

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2019, 06:41:51 AM »
I want to see John Travolta without his wig. It's one of those elusive things we'll probably never see, like what's under Gabrielle's eye patch.

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2019, 03:08:40 PM »
I watched it last night, and...it's sort of terrible and half-decent at the same time. Durst (or his cinematographer) has the ability to compose a decent image, and Travolta's performance sort of bums you out. It's more the bizarre turns of the plot (the housekeeper, the ending that makes absolutely no sense) that indicates reshoots, or a very weak script, or something.

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2019, 08:43:21 PM »

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2019, 10:49:20 PM »
I want to see John Travolta without his wig. It's one of those elusive things we'll probably never see, like what's under Gabrielle's eye patch.



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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2019, 11:02:46 PM »
He'd probably claim it's just been shaved that way for whatever acting job he's doing in that picture.

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2019, 12:43:32 AM »
He'd probably claim it's just been shaved that way for whatever acting job he's doing in that picture.

He says the exact same thing about his pubes.

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2019, 12:53:03 AM »
Got a pickaxe stuck in your head there mate. Careful.

Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2019, 05:48:05 AM »
This is on US Amazon Prime now.

It’s unsurprisingly quite poor, though it’s hard to ignore the fact that it’s Travolta and Durst when judging its quality - after all, they’re the only reason anyone’s watching it. It does fuckall different with the generic “obsessive fan” story, and I’m pretty sure its depiction of just about everything is offensive.  Travolta playing a Derke is a truly odd sight, but to be fair it’s probably the most effort he’s put into a role in quite some time. Sadly, it’s unlikely to pay off, since the script was written by an underachieving 12-year-old.

I imagine Durst thought he was doing some great meta-casting a la De Niro in Joker by using Devon Sawa (Stan from the music video Stan) as the celebrity. There’s even a scene of Travolta writing him an obsessive fan letter which may as well have been underscored by that beat.

I’d recommend watching it just for the sheer bizarreness, it’s certainly quite funny - sometimes intentionally, I think.

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Re: The Fanatic (Fred Durst made a film)
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2019, 07:11:15 AM »
^ How exceptional is Travolta's hair in it? In the trailer he's got some bizarre Slingblade type thing going on. Is it worth seeing just to look at that?

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