Day 168

Day 168 of the #365drawingchallenge is Crispin Glover in the Willard remake from 2003. It seems like a may be the only big fan of this movie. I’ve actually wanted to draw this for awhile, and started sketching it on paper last year while I was watching it. I saw this one in theaters and was excited about it, the theater wasn’t very full and one of the patrons decided to be a loud mouth and yell things out to be funny. While I am usually a pretty quiet and collected guy after this large man yelled out several jokes at the beginning it pissed me off and I didn’t want to hear it anymore, so I yelled out in an angry voice for him to “Shut the hell up”. He was taken aback by this and though he did look around angrily he did not yell out anymore, so I was happy. To give context I was 19 and and not too far removed from high school, so I had a bit more tempter and edge to me.

Anyway, I think it is a great movie, and it is one of my favorite dvds because of the crazy bonuses. Crispin Glover’s insane commentary alone makes it worth buying. There is also a pretty great documentary about making the film where you see step by step how it was made and all the passion that was put in, only for it to flop at the end. And there is a music video for Ben directed by Crispin Glover that may be the weirdest thing you ever see. The guy is so incredibly bizarre and intense, and it just comes through in every aspect of this movie and its bonus features. I think I captured some of that creepy, smoldering insanity here in this drawing. Oh, and if you don’t know the premise and are interested, the movie is about a painfully timid man who is constantly pushed around, but once he starts training rats to do his bidding he builds a rodent army to take revenge on his enemies, and it’s a remake of a cult classic from the 70s. And a young Michael Jackson wrote a love song about a rat for it…

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