May 23, 2008

Greg Weaver Tribute



I had made arrangements to use the Hotel Grand, they have an old bar from the turn of century. I also arranged to borrow a super 8 bolex camera. Greg's girlfriend(Fran) was to be the flirt. The camera owner, the Grand owner and Fran all changed their minds. I shot behind Greg's studio on 10th St. using a kodak brownie movie camera and a woman friend of mine. Greg is the shooter. John Lotte is the victim.

17 comments:

Bernie O'Hare said...

You bastard!

After convincing us all that you are the conservative curmudgeoin, it turns out you've been a clost hippy all along. I really liked the video.

Bill Villa said...

That film is far out, man ...

Mrs. Dottie said...

Cool video. My question is how did you go from "dial-up" and not knowing how to "Reply All" to posting video? This is a quantum leap ...

michael molovinsky said...

thanks dottie, but unfortunately i haven't made the leap. 15 years ago i had the super 8 converted to video tape because it was drying out. the other day i have the tape converted to a dvd. my friend's son sent the dvd to youtube and then embedded the utube on my site. here, on my computer, i can't even see it. gotta go now, time for ozzie and harriet

Anonymous said...

MM, this is a GREAT video! It shows the true culture in the
70's. I was born in 1972 and couldn't experience the year as a mature individual, but the era seems to have been a time of creativity and awareness. I am trying to figure out which individual was you...
Do you have anymore?

Alfonso

Bernie O'Hare said...

Dottie, Every time I load a youtube video on my blog, MM moands and groans. He does not know how to "reply all"? Even with help, this is a quantum leap for M squared. It is one of the most original pieces I've ever seen. It may have been meant to capture a turn of the century period, but it captured the late 60s/early 70s.

A.J. Cordi said...

I went to watch it and it said the video is no longer available.

Let me know what it's back up!

Anonymous said...

Who did the bluegrass style song?

Bernie O'Hare said...

AJ, The video is still available, at least when I access it.

Look Out Lehigh Valley said...

nice video MM. I half expected my father to go running accross the video screen, all the photographs I have seen of him circa 1972 look exactly like that.

who did the first song that's playing?

michael molovinsky said...

lolv, i know it's not his voice, but i believe it's from a dylan album, maybe the"band", john wesley, route66? sorry can't remember

michael molovinsky said...

lolv, the song is called Minstrel Boy and is from Dylan's Self Portait album of 1970

http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/minstrel.html

Look Out Lehigh Valley said...

thanks!

A.J.C. said...

I meant to post this yesterday...

I liked the video :) The first time I tried to watch it must have been during a YouTube down period.

Lori Zimmerman said...

Yo! That is sooo funny! That's my mom in that video. I wonder where I was that day. Great job Michael:)

Kim O'Donnell said...

Aunt Deb---what a hottie you are!! And the wy the men look-Im so glad I grew up when I did....they look a little to "wild bill" for me....

Awesome Job on it!

michael molovinsky said...

the performance by debbie landis(ciappa) was the most professional aspect of the film, she saved the day