Friday, April 3, 2009

THEY - Bill Rebane - "Hell Fire" (1974)

No, it's not "THEM," Rodan already did that one! By 1974 one-word titles were starting to get scarce, and "THE" just wasn't that scary, so, leave it to Bill Rebane to come up with "THEY" as an alternate title!! You know it's going to be up there with the best of the worst when you have a feature directed by Bill Rebane, the man responsible for bringing us the Über-Classic "Monster A Go-Go" in 1965, but, if nothing else, at least musically, "THEY" delivers the goods!!! And who claims responsibility for the music? Bill Rebane!! Wotta guy, because what we're talking about here starts with an opening theme that sounds remarkably like the theme to "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly" pecked out on a 39 dollar Casio keyboard!!

Can you say Canada 1974??

In this scene, there's some pretty dang swingin' jazz coming out of the radio that's probably some stock Nawlins' "Preservation Hall Jazz All-Stars" that Bill got off some album he found at the Goodwill Store! Whatever! It's Bill Rebane, he writes, he directs, he produces, he edits, and he uses members of his family to fill in the gaps, so maybe the film isn't prefect, or even good, but it's understandable, because one guy can only do so much!!! Give that one guy some credit!!

Making movies can be fun if you have money, but it's just a whole lot of unappreciated work, if you don't!!!

Wow! Far Out, man!!! That's so in tune with the universe!!!

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