Saturday, February 9, 2008

Growing up with Wrestling

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News came around that Darren Aronofsky was working on a new movie entitled the wrestler, I was honestly a little ticked because I have always wanted to do a movie based on the life of wrestling seen through a up and comer and then the down fall since the movie would take place in the 80's when there was drugs just flying around.
Its a thing not a lot of people know about and has until recently with all the deaths involving drugs come into light. I wanted to do something like PT Anderson did with boogie nights cover something that could be dark and shady while at the same time tell a story based on someone famous, which would have been loosely based on a combination of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, 2 of the most famous wrestlers of their time. Being a huge fan of wrestling growing up in the 80's and later getting obsessed with it in 99' or I should say getting back into wrestling.
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As I got older I wanted to know everything just like when I would collect comics, and got obsessed with the artist. So I would go on websites during computer class or lunch times and read the ins and outs of what was really going on. I learned that yes it was "fake" to a certain degree and that yes there were real life fights and grudges, it wasn't until Beyond the Mat that I got my first look and how it was in what many call the "business".
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As I said before growing up as a kid I loved wrestling, and it didn't get any bigger than Hulk Hogan, of coarse as I got older I realized that he actually wasn't the best and not until now realized that Shawn Michaels was a way better wrestler and was my new fav. I still love the Hulkster don't get me wrong, but HBK is a way better wrestler any day just ask anyone.
I have all the confidence in the world that Darren will do a great job in his movie, in fact Requiem for a dream is one of my all time fav., but I still some day want to make my own, and tell it how it really is.

2 comments:

richmondsaint said...

Beyond the Matt is tradic dude. What about that guy that just killed his wife and child. I dont know wrestling does get a bad name n all, but it is pretty f-in crazy.

Louie said...

I know it sucks that Chris Benoit totally ruined the rep. for Wrestling in general, it always take one psycho to ruin the whole thing.