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Flooding with Love for The Kid (2007)

One man. One camera. One 220 sq.ft. apartment. ONE WAR.





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Meticulously adapted from David Morrell's novel First Blood, which introduced the world to a young man named Rambo and his one-man war against a small town and its sheriff, Flooding with Love for The Kid is in itself a one-man cinematic war. Shot entirely for 96 dollars in a 220 square foot studio apartment in Manhattan, it was adapted, directed, filmed, acted, designed, and edited by one man. Actor and filmmaker Zachary Oberzan, performing all two dozen characters himself, has created a monumental testament to the animal ingenuity and triumphant spirit of the lone artist with no money, no resources, no nothing. A wild, violent, compassionate ride through the back hills and caves of Kentucky, this film and its maker embrace their extreme limitations, and in doing so, ultimately transcend them. As Rambo and Sheriff Teasle hunt each other in the woods, the audience is forced to redefine the very nature of suspension of disbelief. How and why this story is told is a statement far larger ...

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One man. One camera. One 220 sq. ft. apartment. ONE WAR.


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Flooding with love for this movie
5 September 2015 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Performance artist Zachery Oberzan adapted David Morell's novel First Blood on a budget of 96 dollars. Location: his small New York apartment. The cast: Oberzan himself. Crude editing and cheap video effects do the rest.

That it even works is due to Oberzan's dedication to the story and his conviction in telling it. After ten minutes you're sucked into Oberzan's fantasy world, in which a bath tub is a river (never mind the shampoo bottle), a few twigs are a forest and a fridge and a closet are a Vietnamese POW camp. Oberzan never tries to hide the fact that we're inside his apartment, and still we go along for the ride. (And what a ride it is!) In this sense, FLOODING WITH LOVE FOR THE KID says more about our willingness to suspend disbelief than all of Spielberg's and Lucas's movies combined.

Oberzan plays all the roles himself. And although that makes for some funny moments, his two main characters, John J. Rambo, a.k.a. The Kid, and sheriff Will Teasle, are played from the heart.

FLOODING WITH LOVE FOR THE KID is not a sweded version of FIRST BLOOD. It is a minimalistic (and more faithful) adaptation of Morell's novel, made with very little irony and a lot of creativity, love, enthusiasm and effectiveness.

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