Bucky Fucking Dent the Movie David Duchovny

BUCKY FUCKING DENT THE MOVIE and a Little Duchovniac Secret

Tuesday October 17, 2017 10am Vancouver time. 1pm New York time.

One hour into my flight, listening to Bucky Fucking Dent via audible books. The sound of David Duchovny’s voice enhances the story.

Bucky Fucking Dent

I struggle to stay focused. Every few seconds a beverage cart or passenger in full pee pee walk bumps the elbow.

I hear the chapter when Marty is trying to suck the demons out of young Ted. In my mind I am casting the movie. Danny Boyle and Alex Karas? Odd pairing but I see/hear them in the characters.

My mind wanders to a truth I have shared with few. We have gathered a subset of diehard X-Files fans, with a few diehard Californication fans, with a few that love all the name sake of this blog kicks out. I like the movie DIEHARD.  Now a few of us are jet setting around the world to hear this guy sing?

What I really want, more than anything, is BUCKY FUCKING DENT The Movie.

I have known this project to be in the works for weeks but I was told by a little birdie (or puppy, was it not Brick) that the cat is out of the bag.

My wife keeps telling me I could play Ted. He’s overweight. I’m a bit beyond ‘Hollywood fat’ right now and into second banana range so I would never even ask for an audition. Perhaps for the avant garde live action of Holy Cow, I could play Shalom. I am losing weight for the 50 hours of air travel round trip to Australia in February, so maybe…

My mind wanders further.

Is David Duchovny the first to have ACTOR as his day job while pursuing his art?

While music is his passion project, to me, becoming a writer/director seems to be his true calling.

We only have a few gems to base this statement, but how many out there consider The  UNNATURAL one of the best X-Files episodes ever? (Not just for the Mulder / Scully shippy moments at the end.)

To top that here is my little secret. HOUSE OF D is one of my favorite movies of all time. HOUSE OF D is when I became a Duchovniac. (Holy crap I am tearing up editing this blog now – through consciousness side bar notes as editor a first? WTF)

In truth a diehard X-Files fan, I was never a Phile. As a diehard Star Wars and Star Trek fan I was never truly a fanboy or trekkie. I mean I never gave a crap about fandom activities, stars outside of their projects, comic cons, meet & greets, etc.

I respect the craft and finished product and have no desire to know artists as anything but real people should I be so lucky to meet and befriend. I certainly had no desire to create false realities or fantasies about what artists might really be like. Perhaps as an artist I respect the veil of reality and performance more than most. I DETEST online gossip about artists, other fans etc. Most of you have heard or read my thoughts on these abhorrent activities.

That whole world to me destroys movie magic. I can still enjoy a Tom Cruise movie by not thinking about his nutty links to Scientology. (Travolta affected reality acting makes it harder outside of musical projects.) I can still palate Mel Gibson and others. I can even sit through an old episode of Cosby until the first commercial. And if we were to boycott every project Harvey Weinstein or a certain Trump cabinet member, my video library would be near empty.

THAT BEING SAID….

HOUSE OF D is the first time I met David. My wife had attended a few screenings of the movie at Sony Lincoln Center. Laurice was there for a Q&A I believe. I happened to tag along one of the times David was allowing photos and signatures after. I offered David a couple tickets to our Comedy Show. They have yet to be redeemed, but I don’t take it personally. They expired years ago but we would still honor them this weekend. Or next… Or…. I digress…

Meeting David was special. He was incredibly humbled that folks came to see his movie. As with the music now, most were there as X-Files fans first.

This was the day I became a Duchovniac, even though the term was not coined until 2015, and in many ways, I just recently realize this fact fully.

HOUSE OF D is very stirring in a very simplistic way. If you know anything about acting, directing and producing, apparent simple qualities take a huge amount of thought and preparation. Minimalistic theater requires far more from the performing artist to tell the story. Broad stokes paint a clearer picture but subtle complexities take craft. There is nothing simple about appearing simple on stage or screen.

Narrating the opening sequence brings X-Files fans into a familiar world of hearing David’s voice launch a story.

Telling the story through the eyes of two children –a young teen (Anton Chechin) and the child-like mentally challenged friend (Robin Williams)– allows us to enter the world of downtown Manhattan the way we enter the underwater world of Little Mermaid. We relax our minds. Seeing preteens giggle and playing stick ball and making fun of their French teacher and fearing the priest’s wrath and various forms of interaction with girls all lower our guards.

HOUSE OF D has the sweetest on camera scene between a convicted woman and a teen learning to dance. All the scenes between Erica and Anton are riveting. Levels of slowly fading nuanced sweetness with growing despair as each scene progresses. These scenes pit a boy who is relatively naïve – despite dealing with the loss of a father and the failing health of his mother –  against a woman who perhaps has seen more than any human should have to endure at any age. Is she a hooker, drug addict and murderer? There is so much going on that is not said or shown. If you have ever studied circumstances as an actor (Stanislovsky and most of the NY schools in realism) you can only imagine all the back story not in the script. SUBTEXT!!!

As the story reveals more of the darkness these children’s lives the walls are down.  Consequently, the tears flow. When the mother, so amazing underplayed (as brash New Yorkers go) by Tea Leoni, drops her hand limp, the heart fully drops from the chest.

As the flip book story suggests the movie comes full circle, with David playing the grown-up Anton, now with wife and child of his own. All worked out. We can survive tragedy. We can find hope in the worst loss. We can find love out of the darkest places.

Of course, now, thinking of this movie brings additional tears thinking of Anton and Robin PAP ASSS!!!

That is the best part of any quality artistic creation. Time and Circumstance change how we approach the work. Ah, Circumstance (Is my pseudo-method-actor-self sneaking into this blog too much?)

I know many of you have as well. I hope that someone besides Philes that have already seen HOUSE OD D reads this blog and gives the movie a shot. If for nothing else you are missing a very special Robin Williams performance.

I have been waiting for another “written and directed by David Duchovny” film or TV project for 10 years now. Ever since I was told – and sworn to secrecy – about this next big project, I have been a kid on Christmas morning.

We are beyond hope now and into eager anticipation mode. You read my blog about your music in 2015. I hope you get a chance to read this.

HOUSE OF D was the spiritual beginning of the Duchovniacs. Please give us more. Your style is so sweet and endearing without pulling punches on the drama. A modern Elia Kazan and Arthur Miller in one with less a tad less ire. Your characters’ spines have less hate for this world but they are no less real. Perhaps more so.

Two hours into our flight home to New York. Just passed Leech Lake (19km SW of us now) according to map. Back to BUCKING FUCKING DENT on tape.

BUCKY FUCKING DENT THE MOVIE and a Little Duchovniac Secret

X-FILES 5 things FOX and Chris Carter needs to successfully deliver Season 11

We want Season 11. WE DO! But we need to clear the air. I had a blast the past six weeks. Even Babylon had many entertaining moments – unfortunately mixed with too many WTF moments.

As a fan of the X-Files and as an observer of the frenzy online with the fans and media. X-Files in many ways is the Trump / Bernie Sanders of TV in 2016. The buzz is HUGE, making America Great again, but at the same time no other show is more polarizing.

It’s 2016, NOT 1993. The world has changed. TV has changed.  Media viewing has changed. A few more things need to change if X-Files is going to be successful moving forward…

Listen to our PODCAST about My Struggle II and Season 10 recap.

 

X-FILES 5 things FOX and Chris Carter need to successfully deliver Season 11

by Walt Frasier @waltfrasier

  1. X-FILES

    My Struggle 2

    IT’S 2016 NOT 1993
    Adopt a 2016-friendly 6-episode season arc. Every episode drives to a season finale resolution. You can still have a cliff hanger alluding to future problems. But there is a pay off for tuning in every week. You only have 6 hours to fill. No need to fill it with fluff. Especially following the Season 10 cliff hanger. You now have a possible post apocalyptic X-Files world with 80-90 percent of the population in decimation. X-Files does not need to become The Walking Dead, Falling Skies or even Independence Day. We may lose the Monster of the Week format, but not necessarily. Supernatural successfully delivers the X-Files mold after 11 Seasons. Sam and Dean are not always together but they always come back together. Each season has an overall plot arc. They hunt and part of their hunting is tackling the big Monster of the Season. Like Scully said, “I need to work!” Mulder & Scully can still deal with weekly problems while the season’s focus is in the back ground. Look at all the great short season content on cable and online. Great writing, directing and acting are being short changed old by 1993 tricks.

  2. Muslims

    Are those extras bearded WHITE guys as Muslim terrorists. So 1950s Cowboy and Indian movie-like.

    IT’S 2016 NOT 1993
    Treat ethnic characters, and the racists that hate them for all the wrong reasons, as real people. Terrorists are real people. In 2016, TV is more sophisticated, as is the audience. We expect more. We demand more. The only thing more two-dimensional than the Muslims in Babylon, are the toothless rednecks calling them “brownies.” Babylon wasted a lot of time on Mulder – Scully moments – as well as Miller-Einstein, Miller – Scully, Mulder-Einstein. I guess it makes sense My Struggle 2 was all about Scully – Einstein and a little Mulder-Miller. But there was plenty of time to investigate the greater community of Muslims. Instead of being great television, the episode seemed more like a commercial for Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim and Anti-Immigrant policies. Babylon should have been 2 separate episodes. Or simply remove the gimmick of Mulder & Scully’s younger doppelgangers – which landed SO FLAT – and deal with the problem at hand. Chris Carter truly missed the mark and a great chance at creating amazing TV.

  3. Mitch Pileggi

    Mitch and Me

    MORE MITCH PILEGGI.
    You have Walter Skinner in the opening credits. WHY? Skinner should have been the one to save Mulder from CSM. The only moment we (many of us) liked about 2008 movie was the Skinner-saving-Mulder moment. The way you used him in season 10, more like your bitch. Many of us Duchovniacs are also Mitch’s Bitches. Pileggi is nobody’s bitch!

  4. David Duchovny

    David and Me

    LEAVE MULDER & SCULLY ALONE!!!
    I don’t care if the are a couple or not. They clearly care for each other, and the reason they are not together as a couple this very moment is the only believable plot device of Season 10. I don’t even mind when you split them up in an episode because one is dying and the other has go find the cure. But if you lose David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as the series focus, you will once again lose all of us that flaked off in Season 8 & 9. MULDER & SCULLY – as portrayed by David & Gillian are the heart and soul of this series. NO DUKES OF HAZARD moves Miller and Einstein.

  5. Chris Carter

    Chris and Me

    CHRIS CARTER NEEDS TO NEVER DIRECT OR WRITE ALONE AGAIN.
    I am sorry. I love Chris Carter. I met Chris(t) Carter in LA. I get Chris Carter. Chris Carter is the reason X-Files exists, and Chris Carter the greatest reason when X-Files fails. He is the George Lucas of our fandom- a genius visionary that should NEVER be allowed to direct his own scripts, or let any director see his scripts.
    FOX needs to pull a Disney, the way Disney bought out Lucas Films and Delivered a powerhouse in Force Awakens – not perfect but fewer flaws. Don’t replace Mulder and Scully. Replace Chris Carter with the other X-files writers that contributed to some of the best episodes – Darin Morgan, Vince Gilligan, Frank Spotnitz, Howard Gordon, James Wong, Glen Morgan…David Duchovny. Let Chris Executive Produce. Chris can even story board. But then let someone else deliver the actual words and direct. Time for the Master to learn from his apprentices that now are the masters of the shorter season.

I do not post above photos to brag. I post to show how personal this experience is. Not just for me but for millions of fans who – in one way or another – define themselves as X-Files Fans. It is more than entertainment. It is more than a distraction from work and life’s hardships. We love these characters. We love what X-Files can and should be. We are still here. There were some great moments the past six weeks. The past year has been a surreal roller coaster. But in many ways Season 10 was Chris Carter’s Phantom Menace. He knows the world he created but perhaps is not the best voice to translate his vision to us, the die-hard, paying public that demands more.

Here is a video we made last April when we first learned the news of the revival

And.. let’s not forget this parody of Chris Carter writing the actual revival

 

Best PAPER CLIP Caption yet goes to the Skin Man himself, Mitch Pileggi!!!

  Here was mine (Walter)

Our Podcast for this trilogy coming very soon!!!

CHECK OUT THE DUCHOVNIACS X-FILES SEASON ONE REWATCH PODCASTS

Here is the complete season 1 of 2 Philes and a Newborn, which includes 8 podcast discussing season one of the X-Files. Listen to Duchovniacs, Walt and Laurice, discuss the Pilot, Deep throat, Squeeze and all of the first season with newborn, Pat Reidy. The three Improv comics compare notes of life long fans with a fresh perspective and hopefully exposing the series to a new era. SEASON TWO coming soon…

WHO’s BEHIND THE MIC in our PODCAST:

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See David Duchovny’s Live Concert in Chicago!

Hey Duchovniacs! If you missed his concerts last spring, here is another chance to see him live on stage!

From TicketWeb
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6073705&pl=joesbar

Where?
Joe’s on Weed St.
940 West Weed St.
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 312-337-3486
map | venue website

When? 
Friday, Jul 31, 2015 9:00 PM CDT (7:00 PM Doors)
Joe’s on Weed Street, Chicago, IL
(21 years and over)

Additional Information
David Duchovny, best known for portraying such iconic characters as Fox Mulder on The X Files and Hank Moody on Californication, will be performing music from his first solo album, Hell Or HighwaterThe two-time Golden Globe winner is currently starring in the NBC TV series Aquarius and earlier this year, Duchovny released his first-ever novel, Holy Cow, which landed on The New York Times’ Bestseller List. Aside from his most recent achievements, Duchovny has appeared in numerous television shows, including The Larry Sanders Show, Twin Peaks, Life With Bonnie, and Sex and the City, alongside his illustrious film credits including roles in such movies as The X Files Movie, Zoolander, Beethoven, Kalifornia, Full Frontal, The Rapture, Evolution, Return To Me, Julia Has Two Lovers, Chaplin, and Playing God. Other feature credits include Trust The Man, The TV Set, and his self-directed and self-written House of D.
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We hope some Duchovniacs will be there to represent. We had a blast at The Cutting Room last spring. David puts on a great show!
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