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Sell Your Own Damn Movie! by Lloyd Kaufman

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Chapter  |  seven

A Short Chapter about Short Films (and Short People)

I’ve always been a fan of Match Game.1 If you were born too late to see Match Game during its initial run in the 1970s or too busy to catch the reruns on Game Show Network, let me catch you up. Genial host Gene Rayburn2 would read a short parable of modern life, such as “Blind Betty couldn’t see a thing. In fact, last week, she went to Coney Island to get a hot dog and ended up eating a BLANK.” The point of the game would be for the young contestant to fill in the blank with the same answer as the celebrity panel, consisting of such notable names as Charles Nelson Reilly and Nipsey Russell. Now, at this point, the young contestant had to make a choice. Would she go with the ...

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