Well, just saying “Yoda” doesn’t really count as a Star Wars reference…

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Part of the joy of writing a movie with Schad is trying to cram in as many references as possible, and then endlessly debating which ones stay and which ones go. As references within other movies or shows TO other movies or shows become more and more popular, we become aware that it seems as if we’re jumping on a bandwagon, when, in reality, as douchey as it sounds, we’re writing in our collective voice because we reference movies all the time in everyday life anyway. Case in point — Alderman, our first movie, has 3 references to Star Wars. Not the McDonald’s NBC Prime Time Stone Phillips Look How Clever We Are “Use the Force” or “I am your Father” references but (hopefully) some sneaky ones that people will get a kick seeing. Phudie, contrastingly, has no Star Wars references — really, it could be argued, the movie (as is the case with the short) is just one big reference — which leads to the point that doing a parody of a very specific genre is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more difficult than writing in a more general genre, like “COMEDY” or “HAS A TWIST ENDING.” Half of our time was spent trying to come-up with things that hadn’t been done in this way or that way — and, when stuck on plot devices or logical events, being able to say “Come on guys . . . it’s a comedy . . . ”

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Part of the joy of writing a movie with Schad is trying to cram in as many references as possible, and then endlessly debating which ones stay and which ones go. As references within other movies or shows TO other movies or shows become more and more popular, we become aware that it seems as if we’re jumping on a bandwagon, when, in reality, as douchey as it sounds, we’re writing in our collective voice because we reference movies all the time in everyday life anyway. Case in point — Alderman, our first movie, has 3 references to Star Wars. Not the McDonald’s NBC Prime Time Stone Phillips Look How Clever We Are “Use the Force” or “I am your Father” references but (hopefully) some sneaky ones that people will get a kick seeing. Phudie, contrastingly, has no Star Wars references — really, it could be argued, the movie (as is the case with the short) is just one big reference — which leads to the point that doing a parody of a very specific genre is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more difficult than writing in a more general genre, like “COMEDY” or “HAS A TWIST ENDING.” Half of our time was spent trying to come-up with things that hadn’t been done in this way or that way — and, when stuck on plot devices or logical events, being able to say “Come on guys . . . it’s a comedy . . . ”

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