"MADE": ANOTHER MAN'S OUTTAKES
Aware as I am at how much you readers enjoy outtakes and clips of my movie, and seeing as how I'm running out of them and need to make another movie if for no other reason so as to provide material for my blog, I decided to get smart and take somebody else's outtakes and post them.
Dig the below outtakes from one of my favorite twenty-first century movies, Jon Favreau's "Made", starring him and Vince Vaughn. This criminally underseen comedy so outpaces it's predecessor, the much overrated "Swingers", that it's hard for me to understand how the movie came and went with as little fanfare as it did. (People always seem to be saying that about my movies--they think its a compliment but its really quite depressing--so I should give Favreau and his movie a break). If you haven't seen "Made", I urge you to rent it, stream it, d-load it, whatever. You'll either love it or hate it, but strangely even if you don't love it you'll like disliking it.
Off screen in the first clip is the voice of Peter Falk, who has a small and terrifying role as the mob boss who hires them to fly to New York and "make the drop". This was about two years before I directed Peter in "The Thing About My Folks". You may wonder if the constant need for Peter to repeat his lines because of Vaughn and Favreau's not being able to keep a straight face might have grown annoying for Peter. I think the answer would be a resounding no. I've never met an actor who so obsessively wanted to repeat every line and every scene as much as Peter Falk. Because we were shooting video, I let him go to his hearts content. Take fifteen or twenty was nothing unusual to hit...
Posted by Raymond De Felitta at 4:07 PM