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Weekly Movie-Making Moments In Film: Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite

Nerds of the World Unite….

What a great film and one of the best original comedies to come along in quite some time. I’ve always loved films about high school angst, going back to those great John Hughes films of the 80’s. Not everyone can relate to a film like Napoleon Dynamite; many have found its charm to be wanting and distasteful. However, I can identify with its peculiar awkwardness, that I too shared with others in high school. And just like Napoleon, art was often my escape. It can be said that Napoleon’s nerdy demeanor is always just a moment away from giving you the side-splitting laugh you always dreamed of 🙂 – Walter Smith

http://youtu.be/H2Kh7umdOrk – Napoleon Dynamite Trailer

http://youtu.be/kr7djGY1fhA – Napoleon Dynamite Dance Scene

Synopsis: The directorial debut of filmmaker Jared Hess, who  also co-wrote the screenplay, Napoleon Dynamite is a quirky, offbeat comedy set in the small Idaho town of Preston. Jon Heder stars in the titular role, a carrot-topped oddball with a decidedly eccentric family that includes his llama-loving, dune-buggy enthusiast grandmother. The story centers on the local high school’s race for class president. Using some nontraditional means, Napoleon is determined to help his pal Pedro (Efrem Ramirez) run a winning campaign and defeat popular girl Summer (Haylie Duff). Also starring The Drew Carey Show’s Diedrich Bader, Napoleon Dynamite premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. …

Dancing to the song Forever Young

The Promise – Lyrics to the song, The Promise by When In Rome. The ending theme to Napoleon Dynamite. Enjoy the musical flashback to the 80’s.

4 responses

  1. imdekcuf

    the picture made me laugh out loud! haha. but, i love the movie Napoleon Dynamite. It’s in my top 10 favorite indie movies. the movie can be awkward to watch, but i love it over all.

    November 5, 2011 at 7:54 am

    • Thanks imdekcut, for stopping by, and checking out my blog. Take a look at my art, and if you like what you see please feel free to subscribe.
      Napoleon Dynamite is a great film, I also really like the films that star Michael Cera, like Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Nick and Norah’s InfinitePlaylist, Superbad, and Youth in Revolt. Stay tuned for more reviews.
      I will check out your blog and see what you are up to.

      November 6, 2011 at 4:37 am

  2. We all love this movie in my household. 🙂

    November 5, 2011 at 11:03 am

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