I always really appreciate the folks that have a vision and do things their own way and make a success out of it. RIP Coffin Joe.
He was one of a kind.
I'm afraid he's always been just a name to me, but I hate hearing this.
Not trying to be Capt.Buzzkill, but...I live for all manner of cinematic weirdness, but could never get on the 'Coffin Joe' train.
I remember learning about Coffin Joe in the nineties. I can't really remember where--some magazine article we all passed around. It talked about so many movies and television appearances, horror hostings, comics and mags and the like. Since that time, through pirated VHS tapes and DVRs from alien regions, I have caught up with some fraction of that content. Maybe twelve movies with some relation to José Mojica Marins, maybe five or six television appearances that we hamfistedly translated from the Portuguese. I've pretty much loved all of it, even the really weird shit. I'm glad there is still so much stuff to find.Rest in peace, Zé.
I'm born and bred [ very proudly ] in Brasil and I can say that Mr. Mojica " Coffin Joe " was indeed a giant of his trade . In a time when money was really few , he developed means to make his own movies nearly out of thin air ! You see , the bankers were not too found of leaning money to movie makers and he " sold " the characters to people willing to play(and pay) for their parts in his flicks ! But he was a great director and did things much like the indie/punk rockers of the music industry did with the Do It Yourself way of thinking and acting . If the special effects were too expensive to make , he and his crew managed ways to make them cheaper . In a scene , for example , he used sugar to pretend to be " snow " ! Of course , some things he learned from your FX folks in the U.S.A. and some other places . Well , I will miss him and his flicks ! Not only as a his countryman, but as a cinephile too . Rest in peace , master ! And may the soil be light to you !
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