History Trivia / SeltzerAndFriedberg

13th Oct '17 7:17:36 PM MiracleChange
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* GenreKiller: You could argue that the spoof genre would have died out in the late [=2000s=] regardless, as audience tastes moved to "bromance" films, ensemble pieces and more intellectual comedies, not to mention the rise in popularity of quickly-produced (and, therefore, more topical) web-based comedy, but Seltzer and Friedberg helped completely drive the genre into the ground, with ''Disaster Movie'' being seen as the one that officially signified its death. These days, most spoof movies are relegated to Direct-To-Video.

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* GenreKiller: You could argue that the spoof genre would have died out in the late [=2000s=] regardless, as audience tastes moved to "bromance" films, ensemble pieces and more intellectual comedies, not to mention the rise in popularity of quickly-produced (and, therefore, more topical) web-based comedy, but Seltzer and Friedberg helped completely drive the genre into the ground, with ''Disaster Movie'' being seen as the one that officially signified its death. These days, most spoof movies are relegated to Direct-To-Video.Direct-To-Video or digital.
16th Jun '17 7:30:42 PM NWolfman
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* NoBudget: Considering the [[UncannyValley poor quality of their]] [[SpecialEffectsFailure special effects]] along with how fast they [[ShallowParody apparently write]] [[NegativeContinuity and produce their films]], this should be a given.
** Following "Vampire's Suck", their later films would be produced [[UpToEleven on even smaller budgets]] compared to their Hollywood titles.
* ProductionPosse: Usually includes Jerry P. Jacobs and Peter Safran as producers, with regulars like Ike Barinholtz, Crista Flanagan, Carmen Electra or DiedrichBader as actors.
** Creator/PixelMagic serves as their usual visual effects contractor.
* ReclusiveArtist: Other than the movies, we don't really know anything about these guys. All we have are two pictures circulating around the Internet, a couple of interviews, and some audio commentary on their movies' [=DVDs=] (which is apparently very cryptic and has almost nothing to do with their movie.) Seltzer and Friedberg [[http://grantland.com/features/surely-they-cant-be-serious/ finally gave an interview with Grantland]] in 2014.

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* NoBudget: Considering the [[UncannyValley poor quality of their]] [[SpecialEffectsFailure special effects]] along with how fast they [[ShallowParody apparently write]] [[NegativeContinuity and produce their films]], this should be a given. \n** Following "Vampire's Suck", their later films would be produced [[UpToEleven on even smaller budgets]] compared to their Hollywood titles.
* ProductionPosse: Usually includes Jerry P. Jacobs and Peter Safran as producers, with regulars like Ike Barinholtz, Crista Flanagan, Carmen Electra or DiedrichBader as actors.
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actors. Creator/PixelMagic serves as their usual visual effects contractor.
* ReclusiveArtist: Other than the movies, we don't really know anything about these guys. All we have are two pictures circulating around the Internet, a couple of interviews, and some audio commentary on Understandably, considering their movies' [=DVDs=] (which is apparently very cryptic and has almost nothing to do with their movie.) Seltzer and Friedberg public reputation, the duo make no spectacle of themselves. They have granted exactly ''one'' hour-long phone [[http://grantland.com/features/surely-they-cant-be-serious/ finally gave an interview with Grantland]] in 2014.interview]]. Beyond that, all we have are two photos floating around the internet and some very cryptic, uninformative {{DVD commentar|y}}ies.



** At one point, they were developing a [[CreatorsOddball straightforward Liberace biopic]].

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** At one point, they were developing They spent several years trying to sell a script for [[CreatorsOddball a straightforward Liberace biopic]].biopic]], only forfeiting when ''Film/BehindTheCandelabra'' was produced.
8th Jun '17 4:19:20 PM Qaweldon
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* NoBudget: Considering the [[UncannyValley poor quality of their]] [[SpecialEffectsFailure special effects]] along with how fast they [[ShallowParody apparently write]] [[NegativeContinuity and produce their films]], this should be a given.
** Following "Vampire's Suck", their later films would be produced [[UpToEleven on even smaller budgets]] compared to their Hollywood titles.
5th Jun '17 9:45:25 PM Qaweldon
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** At one point, they were developing a [[PlayingAgainstType straightforward Liberace biopic]].

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** At one point, they were developing a [[PlayingAgainstType [[CreatorsOddball straightforward Liberace biopic]].
24th May '17 3:56:46 AM Qaweldon
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** At one point, they were developing a straightforward Liberace biopic.

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** At one point, they were developing a [[PlayingAgainstType straightforward Liberace biopic.biopic]].
26th Jun '16 12:56:13 PM JudasZala
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* ReclusiveArtist: Other than the movies, we don't really know anything about these guys. All we have are two pictures circulating around the Internet, a couple of interviews, and some audio commentary on their movies' [=DVDs=] (which is apparently very cryptic and has almost nothing to do with their movie.)

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* ReclusiveArtist: Other than the movies, we don't really know anything about these guys. All we have are two pictures circulating around the Internet, a couple of interviews, and some audio commentary on their movies' [=DVDs=] (which is apparently very cryptic and has almost nothing to do with their movie.)) Seltzer and Friedberg [[http://grantland.com/features/surely-they-cant-be-serious/ finally gave an interview with Grantland]] in 2014.
25th Jan '16 2:52:18 PM AndyLA
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* ProductionPosse: Usually includes Jerry P. Jacobs and Peter Safran as producers, with regulars like Ike Barinholtz, Crista Flanagan, Carmen Electra or DeidrichBader as actors.

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* ProductionPosse: Usually includes Jerry P. Jacobs and Peter Safran as producers, with regulars like Ike Barinholtz, Crista Flanagan, Carmen Electra or DeidrichBader DiedrichBader as actors.
3rd Jul '15 5:26:31 PM philipnova798
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** Creator/PixelMagic serves as their usual visual effects contractor.
6th Apr '15 10:12:00 PM NWolfman
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* GenreKiller: You could argue that the spoof genre would have died out in the late [=2000s=] regardless, as audience tastes moved to "bromance" films, ensemble pieces and more intellectual comedies, but Seltzer and Friedberg helped completely drive the genre into the ground, with ''Disaster Movie'' being seen as the one that officially signified its death.

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* CreatorKiller: ''Disaster Movie'' was their only movie to bomb both critically and financially, and since then, their output has been far more sporadic.
* GenreKiller: You could argue that the spoof genre would have died out in the late [=2000s=] regardless, as audience tastes moved to "bromance" films, ensemble pieces and more intellectual comedies, not to mention the rise in popularity of quickly-produced (and, therefore, more topical) web-based comedy, but Seltzer and Friedberg helped completely drive the genre into the ground, with ''Disaster Movie'' being seen as the one that officially signified its death.death. These days, most spoof movies are relegated to Direct-To-Video.
6th Apr '15 10:08:26 PM NWolfman
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** At one point, they were developing a straightforward Liberace biopic.
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