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It's Like Ken Burns. On Acid. The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | July 8, 2013 | Comments ()


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I used to love the History Channel. I would seriously put it on for background noise ten hours a day. Then there was a five year period or so in which circumstances changed (work, a terribly unreasonable imposition on an otherwise pleasant life), and when I came back to the History Channel it was nothing but an extended exploration of the possibilities of "Ouch My Balls".

But back it when it was lovingly slurred as "The World War 2 Channel" (before there literally was one of those), and before it was unlovingly referred to as "No Just Turn It to PBS, It's All We Have Left" the marks of Ken Burns were undeniable. Documentaries were shot the way Ken Burns shot them. There's been the inevitable backlash, what with all of the documentaries that bravely say that they will be independent, they will be unique, they will be exactly like Morgan Spurlock. But there are pretty good odd that if you flip on a historical documentary, it will be stylistically indistinguishable from those of Burns.

Which means that by all the gods of gravelly voices and panning and scanning old photographs, we need ourselves a satirical mockumentary. Here are two trailers for The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek, which despite being ready to go, has still not found a distributor, probably due to the boundless rage of Ken Burns' toupee:



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Comments Are Welcome, Jerks Will Be Banned


  • e jerry powell

    H2 is where all the worthwhile action is, SLW. "How Sex Changed the World" is wicked awesome, particularly when they explored the connection between Aleister Crowley and L.Ron Hubbard. My mind was blown.

  • Maeve G.

    I just want to second the comment that is movie is in fact available now on iTunes.

  • NYC girl

    I was lucky to see this in a limited run at the Quad in NYC.....smart, funny, and seriously authentic looking, It's a marvelous whip of history and sarcasm. You can get it on iTunes now.

  • ElvisCostelegram

    Believe it or not, Ken's hair is the real deal.

  • MikeRoorda

    When I was in college and keeping crazy-ass hours (as college students tend to do) I would often head back to my dorm between classes to catch a nap. The History Channel (in its original Ken Burns glory) would be set at roughly one quarter volume, I would close my door, stretch out on the overstuffed green couch i got second hand, and the sounds of WWII and insurance commercials for old people would lull me to sleep.

  • BWeaves

    I don't know. I think I've seen enough.

  • Maguita NYC

    I hate it when Pajiba uses misleading titles to attract my attention. Why isn't this a Buffy post about the battle for Willow's hooha with a girl named Creek?!

    But The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek looks all kinds of awesome! From the man wearing indecently snug britches to "Let your freak flag fly", this definitely needs to be viewed by that targeted audience. Hopefully, they'll have more to do than disseminate the Obama-is-the-Easter-devil "History" stories.

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