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Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
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The most important audio recording released in the nineties wasn t a collection of songs by a selftortured alternative star. The most important recording release in the grunge era was entitled SHUT UP LITTLE MAN! It was a covert audio recording of two older drunken men living in a small flat in San Francisco, who spent their available free time yelling, screaming, hitting and generally abusing each other.
The first viral popculture sensation began in 1987 when Eddie and Mitch (two young punks from the Midwest) moved next door to Peter Haskett (a flamboyant gay man) and Raymond Huffman (a raging homophobe). This ultimate odd couple hated each other with raging abandon, and through the paperthin walls their alcoholfuelled rants terrorized Eddie and Mitch. Fearing for their lives, they began to tape record evidence of the insane goingson from next door.
Exploring the blurring boundaries between privacy, art and exploitation, SHUT UP LITTLE MAN! AN AUDIO MISADVENTURE is a darkly hilarious story.
Funny, fascinating, and bittersweet --Movieline
Punk rock Errol Morris --Twitchfilm
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Matthew Bate's film "Shut Up Little Man" (that was one of the hugely popular catchphrases culled from the recordings) can really be divided into a couple of distinct parts. It is told mostly from the vantage point of the guys who made the recordings as they look back on the situation and revisit locations from many years ago. As they recount the sordid tale, it's hard not to be mesmerized by the horrendous arguments. And I found the whole scenario absolutely hysterical. Sad, disturbing and a complete train wreck--but uncomfortably funny nevertheless. As someone who was raised in an abusive and alcoholic household, I'm ashamed to admit that I still found the "Shut Up Little Man" phenomenon eminently entertaining.Read more ›
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If you're a Pete and Ray fan, you need to see this movie. Lots of great footage and interviews. The interviews with Pete and Tony alone make this mandatory viewing.Published on May 25, 2014 by Rich L.
I watched this movie a couple of nights ago. I am a mischievous sort of person, so it sounded like it would be right up my alley. And it was... for the first twenty minutes or so. Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by Wittbelle