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Muppet Verse?

https://mattkprovideo.com/2019/06/17/muppet-verse/

Random Sesame Street thought(s)

We can assume that The Sesame Street characters and The Muppet Show characters live in a shared universe. After All, Kermit the Frog is in both right? And they were both (co) created by Jim Henson, right?
Big Big showed up on The Muppet show in the 70’s.


Did any of the other Sesame Street characters show up on the 70s Muppet Show? Did they show up on any of the other later Muppet TV Shows? I know Big Bird has a cameo in the first MUPPET MOVIE:

And (almost) all of the Sesame Street muppets show up in the wedding scene of “THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN.” ( 1984)

And there is the marvellous “Muppet Family Christmas” ( 1987) With most of the muppet characters interacting with Sesame Street Characters and the Fraggles!

But here is a thought that is buzzing around my head:
I’ve always assume that the Muppet Theater is supposed to be somewhere in New York City. They never said that, I just assumed its in some weird off Broadway theater where vaudeville never died. And its NOT a TV show to THEM…. its a live weekly vaudeville show….. we never see TV cameras in the Muppet theater do we? They maybe did that on later versions of the Muppets but that wasn’t in the 70s original was it?
If they’re in a shared universe, theoretically Miss Piggy could leave the Muppet theater and walk down to Sesame Street and get something at Hoopers Store…. and interact with the other Sesame Street denizens, right?
BUT….
On the Muppet Show Miss Piggy says to Big Bird : “Aren’t you on that cute childrens show with the puppets?”
So that means that within the world of the Muppet Show, Sesame Street is NOT REAL but it’s just a TV Show and Big Big is just an Actor on the show. So perhaps Miss Piggy could travel to the TV studio where they shoot the show, but its not real.
And in the Muppet Movie, Big Bird tells Fozzy Bear ” I’m going to New York City to try and break into Public Television!” So again, this shows that Big Bird is an ACTOR on a SHOW called Sesame Street, The Street itself isn’t real to the Muppets.
Which brings up other thoughts….
On the original Sesame Street that I grew up on in the 1970’s …. Kermit the Frog was not ON Sesame Street. He was a TV newscaster in skits on almost every episode… but he was never ON the street was he? Did we ever see Kermit talk to Big Bird, Oscar, the Humans or any other characters? The same with Grover, Bert & Ernie and the Count. Grover was only seen in the restaurant with the rude customer and sometimes with children. Bert & Ernie were only ever seen in their apartment…. we never saw them outside it did they?

The Count was only ever seen in the room of his castle, never ON the actual Sesame Street was he?
I saw them all together in the movie “Elmo in Grouchland” but that’s not the same as seeing them on the show. Do they show them all together on the TV show now?

And then theres THIS, proving that Sesame Street is in the Star Wars Universe:
RD-D2 and C 3PO visit Sesame Street.

 

https://www.sesamestreet.org/

https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/The_Muppet_Show

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074028/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079588/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Elmo in Grouchland  on imdb.

Muppet Family Christmas   on imdb.

 

 

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Movie Hanging Execution

https://mattkprovideo.com/2019/05/15/movie-hanging-execution/

Movie Hanging Execution

How to do a fake hanging for a low budget film.

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CHUCK movie review

https://mattkprovideo.com/2019/04/13/chuck-movie-review/

I just watched the movie “Chuck”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_(film)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1610525/

I had heard for years there was a low end boxer who kept claiming he was the REAL “ Rocky”.

Sounded like a wanna bee trying to leech off of Stallone.  The Rocky story was similar to MANY aspiring and or over the hill boxers.

After I saw this movie, I think that Stallone HAD to be at least partially inspired by the Wepner story.

Wepners fight happened right before Stallone started writing the ROCKY script.

An over the hill washed up low end local boxer gets picked the go against the national heavy weight champ in an exhibition match.

Rocky/Chuck goes against Appollo Creed / Muhammed Ali and goes the distance…. doesn’t win but lasts longer than anybody thought he would. And the way Rocky grabs the ropes at the end of the fight is IDENTICAL to the real Wepner -Ali fight.

The actor playing Ali doesn’t really look like him too much but does the voice well.  Will Smith was the WEIRDEST choice to play Ali in that other movie….. but who else has the charm to sell Alis trash talking and taunting poems  like Will Smith (and Apparently Smiths body was worked into an exact replica of Ali’s definitions).  I think the closest replica of Muhammad Ali was the actor who appears Ali in a brief shot in the Denzel Washington movie “American Gangster”

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765429/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_14

You see all those perfectly sculpted bodies on movie boxers that its odd when you see that real boxers usually have mass not definition:

The cleverest thing was that they used a lot of 1970s newsreel and stock footage, and then shot the actors scene in a style that looks like 1970s documentary film. You’d almost think a 70s news crew shot the movie.

An interesting story but I was really let down by the ending.  It ends with the “hot waitress” he’s been listing after the whole movie getting with him. I didn’t get what she saw in him. I would have liked to have seen him make amends to the ex wife and daughter and brother he was mistreating the whole movie.

 

Movie Opening Title Sequence

https://mattkprovideo.com/2019/01/22/movie-opening-title-sequence/

Movie Opening title sequence I made for the independent film #Rip (2013)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3526770/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Motion Graphics created with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects.

Directed by

Kevin Machate

Writing Credits

Roanna Flowers

 

Adobe Photoshop.

Adobe After Effects.

Declarator, Short Film.

https://mattkprovideo.com/2019/01/02/declarator-short-film/

 

This isn’t my film.  I worked on it for director/ editor Andrew McGuire.

I was a set PA and have a brief actors cameo in this film.

 

 Andrew McGuire made this film.
It features Chris Norris as Thomas Jefferson,
Nick Fulbright plays  the boss,
Joe Call and myself play the  tomb robbers,
Antonio Chicase is the “High tax man,”