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The Last Big Thing (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  23 September 1998 (USA)
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From a bland tract house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Simon Geist (with occasional help from his platonic girlfriend Darla) wages war against all of modern American popular culture. ... See full summary »

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Simon Geist
Susan Heimbeinder ...
Darla Hames (as Susan Heimbinder)
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Brent Benedict
Pamela Dickerson ...
Tedra
Andrew Falk ...
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From a bland tract house on the outskirts of Los Angeles, Simon Geist (with occasional help from his platonic girlfriend Darla) wages war against all of modern American popular culture. Geist starts up a magazine called "The Next Big Thing", which he uses to confront and insult upcoming actors, comics, models and rock bands. As Geist's mysterious Underground Agenda escalates, will he become the "last big thing", or be co-opted by the very forces he is railing against? Written by Van Film Fest

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The culture is going down on itself... go ahead, Scream!

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Rated R for strong language
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$4,165 (USA) (25 September 1998)

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The tongue piercing of the reporters was a prop made from half-dome pierced earrings from the local Wal Mart. The backs were cut off and denture glue was used to stick them to the tongue. See more »

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Simon Geist: Computers are evil.
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A cinematic jolt to the system
30 August 2007 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Saw this a couple times on the Sundance Channel several years ago and received a nice cinematic jolt to the system. A semi-surreal yet hard edged take on modern media culture (or the lack of it), focusing on some seriously wacked, way-beyond-the-Hollywood-fringe dwellers. It had an amusing early performance from Mark Ruffalo, and some memorable cinematography from the DP who did the Polish Brothers movies. There was a savage umcompromising humor and a weirdly original feel to it that definitely set it apart. This film had cult classic written all over it, and I'm surprised it's not yet out on DVD.

Hopefully soon.


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