Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Part 2 of the Movie...The Conclusion

Here are some more publicity stills from the movie. As you can imagine, we went through 150 tennis balls before filming was completed. 

Here's Lulu leading Archie through the choreography of a scene...first you go through the legs....

Then turn around and repeat...it's sort of a square dance do-si-do meets line dance. Very Twyla Sharpei.
Here Archie is going over some of his lines with Lulu, using Asta's Daddi's foot as a stand-in for Petey....
And without further ado, here is Part 2, the conclusion of the movie.
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As  you can see, it is quite influenced by  some of the earlier works of Fidorico Fellini. Clearly the tennis ball is the world and Petey's concentrated focus on unravelling it. The beautiful Asta comes into his life and unable to shift his focus to her world, she leaves him. Later we see her focused on pursuing her own world while Petey, now alone, has realized that like the ball itself, his life is empty without her. 

Roll credits....

17 comments:

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
I am thinking the best part of it was all those 150 tennis balls!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Mango said...

I expect to see you at the academy awards. The tension, the drama. I laughed, I cried. What a great movie.

Slobbers,
Mango

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

The oscar buzz has intensified. The symbolism,the angst....worthy of being comparedto Fellini, yet manages to take it a notch higher.
We are awed by the performances. Another Tracey/Hepburn on the horizen.
Hugs,
Sunny,Scooter&Jamie
Pee ess don't forgt the little people!! US!

Joe Stains said...

How profound...how moving...spectacular!!!

Asta said...

Petey
Mommi wants to know if Daddi's feet awe getting wesidooals fwom that..sheeeesh,
Do you think my close up was too close?
Youw concentwation wivals the gweats..I think you have found youw metiew
smoochie kisses
ASTA
pee ess..thank you fow the special tweats in the lunch line

Noah the Airedale said...

Encore encore!!!! bravo!!! what a movie.

tailwags
Noah

Girl Girl Hamster said...

What a sweet movie and do you get to keep all 150 of those tennis balls?

~ Girl girl

Sen and Tom said...

It is so great to see you all devoting all your energies to such a great artistic endeavour! We are in awe!

Sen-Chan and Tom

Amber-Mae said...

150 tennis balls? That's really too much!!!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Petey,
Great movie buddy... get ready for that Oscar.

Simba said...

The oscar for the best tennis ball goes to.... Great film.

Simba x

Daisy said...

Petey, I hope there will be a sequel!

Eric said...

Petey,I've just watched Part 1 and 2 of your debut movie. WOW! The acting looked so natural, I truly believed it was happening. In essence I would say this movie was a triumph. Of dog over ball. How profhound. A masterpiece.

Though we understood the ending of the film with think there were suble undertones too of how Petey feels so alone with his Mommi going out working and playing all the time without him... huh am I right pal????

Wags, Eric x

the 4 Bs said...

you had us at the 150 tennis balls. where are they now? did Asta fetch? did Petey de-fuzz them? were they bouncy? oh dogness - what we could do with 150 tennis balls.

oh yeah, the movie was riveting. we loved it.

now let's go find those tennis balls.

woofs.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

BRAAAAAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Petey...I'm still cryin'...(Lacie tilts her face towards the light to capture a more flatterin' image...)

It was...just fabulous!!

The symbolism was well...I thought it was rather Brecht...Sorta Mother Courage and all that? You were EVERYDOG...just representing a microcosm of society...and Asta...her foxy eyes were like mirrors....expanding the image of EVERYDOG...as a reflection of our collective souls...

Um...wait a minute...I lost my page on the Cliffnotes...

Ok...amazing!

We ran outta popcorn. Gotta run to the store for more....

Love and kissies...Laciegirl

Abby said...

Hi, Petey...

I'm sure we'll be seeing you on the Red Carpet on Oscar Nite...

150 Tennis Balls - You must have thought you were in Heaven...

Abby xxxooo

Stanley said...

Peteey!

El Maestro would be PROUD, man. The subplots are amazing, how they weave their way into a cohesive drama! 8 paws up from GooberStan!

Goober love,
Stanley