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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
A weird acidic cult film outta the mid-90's, Dan Zukovic's "THE LAST BIG THING" is definitely the kind of indie film they aren't making anymore. Genuinely subversive and anti-mainstream, the film is a thorough bludgeoning of LA Pop Culture, a few years before the reality TV deluge hit in the 2000's (also coming several years before "Fight Club", and some of the other defining 90's indies). There is a nice turn by a youngish looking Mark Ruffalo, and some nice slightly surreal LA and outskirts cinematography by M. David Mullen, who went on to do "Northfork".
Saw this originally on the Movie Channel, and again recently on Amazon Instant Video Streaming. "THE LAST BIG THING" bears a repeat viewing well - a memorable low budget find with a punk rock edge to it.
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