Morris Ruskin: 'Freaky Deaky' Tribeca
Huffpost Celebrity - almost 6 years
So often we think of Hollywood kids in unflattering terms: troubled, entitled, squandered potential. This past weekend, however, I was charmed by an interaction between the children of two of Hollywood's greats.
The scene was the Tribeca Film Festival screening of a fun film titled Freaky Deaky, which is an adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel and directed, written and produced by Charles Matthau. Yes, the son of Walter Matthau. Freaky Deaky takes place in 1974 and stars Christian Slater, Crispin Glover, Michael Jai White, Andy Dick and Billy Burke of Twilight in the story of a cop who's drawn into a wild, funny tale of extortion with literally explosive consequences. It is also an homage to '70s-style filmmaking. At one point Matthau's camera catches a glimpse of a movie theater in the background. Paying tribute to his dad, Charles shows Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon starring in The Front Page on the theater's marquee. It is a touching homage.
During the Q&A after ...
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