Italian Spiderman
May 23, 2008 8:10 PM   Subscribe

You loved the trailer. Now here's episode one. ITALIAN SPIDERMAN.
posted by puke & cry (31 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Spiderman, Spiderman
Fa qualunque un ragno può.
Fila un fotoricettore, tutto il formato.
Interferisce i ladri, appena come le mosche.
Osservi fuori!
Qui viene lo Spiderman!
posted by Effigy2000 at 8:26 PM on May 23, 2008 [2 favorites]

It must be difficult to spin webs and talk with your hands at the same time.

/slaps self
posted by jonmc at 8:32 PM on May 23, 2008 [2 favorites]

What the merda? I love it. Instantly.
posted by self at 8:39 PM on May 23, 2008

oh my god it's full of stelle
posted by xthlc at 8:55 PM on May 23, 2008

Great stuff! I assume this is faux-old, which makes it all the more impressive. Love the reference to the girls breasts as mellons (in the promo).
posted by BrooklynCouch at 8:56 PM on May 23, 2008

Uhm... just how many shots does a sawed off shot gun have anyway?
    Did I miss a memo? Since when does Spider-man:
  1. have a moustache?
  2. speak italian?
  3. not have a hyphen in his name?
  4. play blackjack?
  5. hit girls?
  6. smoke?
  7. have a physique roughly like mine?
  8. have the power to turn into a crash test dummy when he wants to jump off buildings?
  9. have enough money to pay for an expensive motorcycle?
  10. try to out cool Clint Eastwood?
  11. shoot bartenders and blackjack dealers who didn't hurt him at all they was just doin' their jobs is all. sheesh!
  12. wear a mask that even pansy-ass Robin wouldn't be caught dead wearing?
I call foul on this play. Foul, I say! Does Stan Lee know about this? He'd be spinning in his grave if it weren't for the fact he ain't dead yet. Don't they have comic books in Italy? Don't they know this is completely wrong? Or is this come italian culture clash thing that I'm totally ignorant of cuz I'm a stupid American? I hate being a stupid American I miss out on all the fun stuff.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:08 PM on May 23, 2008

ZachsMind: Foul, I say! Does Stan Lee know about this?

I think Stan Lee is peeing himself laughing right about now.
posted by xthlc at 9:15 PM on May 23, 2008

What? No Japanese Spiderman?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:46 PM on May 23, 2008 [2 favorites]

Who knew that "One More Day" storyline would have such far-reaching repercussions?

"I can save your aunt... but in return, I'll require... your marriage."
"Damn you! All right."
"Also, you'll be fat and unkempt and your costume will look like crap."
"... Okay."
"And this one time you try to grab a guy, he'll turn into a bunch of snakes."
"Huh? A bunch of what?"
"Then you'll punch this chick and steal her necklace. Oh, and all this will happen in Italy in the 70s."
"Well, I've always wanted to see Rome."
"Ha ha ha! Yes, see Rome... see Rome forever!"

(spinning Spider-Man face stinger)
posted by No-sword at 9:49 PM on May 23, 2008 [2 favorites]

zachsmind: do you really not get the joke?
posted by empath at 10:33 PM on May 23, 2008

puke & cry is my Italian Spiderman.
posted by mullacc at 11:00 PM on May 23, 2008

Best. Trailer. Ever.
posted by bigskyguy at 11:09 PM on May 23, 2008

Spider-Pig Theme Song.
posted by bigskyguy at 11:11 PM on May 23, 2008

whoa, it's like watching a porno without nudity or sex.
posted by milnak at 11:14 PM on May 23, 2008

Kind of a double.
posted by bwg at 12:48 AM on May 24, 2008

My tax dollars at work ...

The South Australian Film Corporation recently made a $9,500 grant to support the development of a series of short videos based on the character of Italian Spiderman, the dubious superhero created by Flinders University Screen Studies graduate* Dario Russo.

* As, alas, am I.
posted by Wolof at 12:57 AM on May 24, 2008 [1 favorite]

Empath: "zachsmind: do you really not get the joke?"

You mean that was supposed to be funny?
posted by ZachsMind at 1:47 AM on May 24, 2008

Its good to live in a world where Italian Spiderman is protecting us.
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:40 AM on May 24, 2008

Dammit the gurlz are hot ! Bone, belle, brave! E fammi un caffè porca puttana !
posted by elpapacito at 3:54 AM on May 24, 2008

I'm speechless. Thank you, I think
posted by IndigoJones at 7:26 AM on May 24, 2008

Okay, the grainy faux-retro low budget footage is great, but there are also somewhat sketchy moments in this when there's no joke except playing off a cheap cultural stereotype. I'm as crass as the next pig-ignorant unreconstructed bigot, believe me, but I felt a bit uncomfortable with the sections that were like 'Italians are fat, poorly dressed, drunken misogynists, LOLAMIRITE?' I don't object to the offensiveness, so much as it's lazy and therefore less funny than the straight spoof sections.
posted by RokkitNite at 9:14 AM on May 24, 2008

He's all about respecting the ladies! He punches the leering louts in the hallway who were harassing the pretty lady. And then punches her, shut up and bring me a macchiato.
posted by needled at 9:17 AM on May 24, 2008

italian spiderman is hilarious, but indian superman will give you such an intense, full feeling of pleasure you will feel like you are going to burst.
posted by radiosig at 9:39 AM on May 24, 2008 [1 favorite]

So, uh, what do we have to do for a glorious 67 minutes of this film to be released in its entirety?
posted by graymouser at 10:11 AM on May 24, 2008

but I felt a bit uncomfortable with the sections that were like 'Italians are fat, poorly dressed, drunken misogynists, LOLAMIRITE?'

RokkitNite: you're wrong. This is clearly ispired by the italian genre movies from the seventies, despised in Italy at the time but recently rediscovered also thanks to many american directors. In those movies the fat, poorly dressed guy was often the hero.
Case in point: la Mala Ordina.

Not the best Fernando Di Leo movie, but still a good one. My favourite it's Milano Calibro 9*, but in The Boss there's even some social commentary.

* used there as a music video for vinylistic
posted by darkripper at 11:23 AM on May 24, 2008 [4 favorites]

Funny, this is exactly how I expected the Super Mario Brothers movie to begin.
posted by fuq at 6:31 PM on May 24, 2008

Darkripper - point conceded. But I still feel a bit iffy round this sort of humour, the same way I feel iffy around the Fawlty Towers 'The Germans' episode, in that I'm not convinced the core audience are going to be laughing for the 'right' reason. That's the catch with satire, I suppose.
posted by RokkitNite at 8:18 PM on May 24, 2008


That was satire???
posted by ZachsMind at 8:28 PM on May 24, 2008

Come to think of it... that was Italian?
posted by ZachsMind at 5:42 AM on May 25, 2008

ZachsMind: You're a bad person.
posted by mullacc at 10:34 PM on May 25, 2008

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