I Am Not A Mouse
January 20, 2013 2:10 AM Subscribe
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"Escape From Tomorrow
" is playing
at the Sundance 2013 Film Festival
. The black and white movie describes one family man's mental disintegration over a day at Disney's Orlando park. Randy Moore directed the film on-site without the knowledge of Disney. Reviews are generally good
, with comparisons to The Truman Show and Eraserhead, though people who have seen it wonder how this will play out legally
: "The film is like a bad acid trip version of National Lampoon’s Vacation, but with Wally World substituted by the real thing."
New York Times
(spoilers): "There is a gruesome vomiting scene, a creepy obese guy on a motorized scooter and a sequence at Disney’s Epcot theme park where Mr. Abramsohn’s character gets Tasered in the crotch. He is then taken to a secret room underneath Epcot’s Spaceship Earth sphere — referred to in the film as “the giant testicle” — and brainwashed. Ultimately, he suffers a bloody death at Disney’s Contemporary Resort."
: "To make the movie, Moore wouldn’t print out script pages or shot sequences for the 25 days he was filming on Disney turf, instead keeping all the info on iPhones. This way, when actors and crew were looking down between takes, passersby just thought they were glancing at their messages."
The director on filming
: "So it wasn’t like we weren’t prepared, but the whole thing was still extremely distressing as we basically lived the movie with the actors. At one point, I even made the camera department shave off their facial hair and dress in tourist attire, which almost provoked a mutiny."
from the movie, the movie poster
, and an associated twitter account