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Stunted Man - 30 years on

Our little three-minute film productions were increasing as 1980 began. Stunted Man is one of the first of those "productions." I remember being excited about "shooting on location" -- away from our immediate neighborhood. We chose to film this one at a nearby drugstore that had a safe, an integral part of this film's story. Since my dad served as a pharmacist at that location in the late 1970s, I knew it was the place to film Stunted Man.

Stunted Man is a simple story that Dan came up with during our seventh grade winter break: a superhero goes after a thief who raids the drugstore's safe. Of course, Stunted Man comes to the rescue.

About two years before this film was shot, my father was held up in this very Revco store. The thieves ordered him to open up the store's safe -- not the same one shown in this film. I think that element of the story was my suggestion. Dan came up with Stunted Man's outfit,which in this film, is his late '70s joggi…

A week of loss

In a week with a devastating earthquake in Haiti and the passing of R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass, word comes from Memphis that punk rocker Jay Reatard has passed. There is one video of Jay's that caught my eye in the recent past titled, "It Ain't Gonna Save Me."

Check it out on MTV's site:

Jay Reatard - New Music - More Music Videos
And read the story on this site