Inspired by means of Martin Scorsese’s 1967 stunning brief The Big Shave—an unflinching body-horror that metaphorically criticized America’s involvement within the Vietnam War—London-born director Noah Lee got down to create his personal interpretation of the scene, enlisting Palo Alto famous person Jack Kilmer to play the function of the ‘shaver.’ The younger guy’s self-mutilation attracts creatively on Scorsese’s authentic massacre, whilst pushing the act in a completely new course.
“The self mutilation depicted in The Big Shave was once roughly at all times noticed as a metaphor for the self-destructive involvement of america in Vietnam,” explains the now LA-based filmmaker. “Instead, we would have liked to steer clear of any kind of political observation and focal point extra on one explicit personality’s very excessive try to comply with the pervasive stressful societal and non secular ideals round him.
“We had been additionally simply determined to look the legend, Jack Kilmer (one of People magazines 50 below 50 sexiest other people alive) shave his stunning, angelic face off. Jack did a frightening activity at bringing a degree of humanity and innocence to this lonely personality and we are ceaselessly in debt to him and the opposite legends that had been part of this skeleton workforce, together with: maestro cinematographer Chris Ripley, Jason Collins and his legend results crew at Autonomous FX, and at all times Duke Nicholson for his love, safe haven and affection.”