News and art from animator/illustrator Jeff Victor
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Classics of Crap Volume 40: The Apple
Hi guys, thanks for checking out another episode of Classics of Crap. Today's movie is the legendary futuristic-disco-acid-trip-rock opera disaster The Apple. Telling the story of two innocent kids, Bibi and Alphie, as they find their way from singing sweet folk music to falling under the spell of the devilish Mr. Boogalow, as he uses fame to corrupt them until they find redemption with a group of hippies and walk(?) into heaven(!). I'm really not sure what the movie is all about, but I'll tell you this, watching it was absolutely hilarious. In the world of the movie, the future is 1994, where everyone wears shiny fabrics and hologram stickers on their foreheads. The biblical allegory comparing Bibi and Alphie to Adam and Eve as they take a bite of the Fame Apple, was childishly simple. I don't know if this is 100% accurate, but supposedly at the premiere of the movie, they gave out LP's of the soundtrack to the moviegoers, who hated the film so much, they took to throwing the records at the screen. The Apple can be seen occasionally at midnight movie screenings around the country and is a cult film classic. Your mileage may vary, depending on how much you like bad musicals.
Jeff Victor studied art/design at the University of Kansas and has worked as an illustrator ever since. Some of his clients include Warner Bros Animation, BBC/Create Media, National Geographic Kids, East West Animation, Playstation, HBO, DMS Films/Academy Awards, IFC, Bicycle Casino, K&Company, Hallmark Cards, and Universal Studios: Hollywood.
Jeff just finished a seven year stint as a designer for Nickelodeon Games and is currently working as a freelance illustrator.
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