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21 JUNE 2014

Nothing Lasts Forever: a low budget parody about a struggling artist

"Writer–director Schiller is best known for his short films from the early days of SNL and in 1984, together with producer Lorne Michaels, concocted this imaginative fantasy–comedy about true love, bad art, magical hobos, Carnegie Hall and space travel. Sweet, absurd and crammed with an incredible cast and countless hilarious moments of inspired brilliance, it was never released and never found the cult–audience it so rightfully deserved."

(Zack Carlson, 16 December 2012)











1984 • Alles Ist Verganglich (1984) • anti-consumerist • Apollonia Van Ravenstein • art test • artistauthoritarianism • becoming an artist • Bill Murrayblack and whiteblack humourbus • Calvert Deforest • Carnegie Hallconceptual artcult film • Dan Aykroyd • dream sequence • Eddie Fisher • forgotten works • Holland Tunnel • Imogene Coca • kindness • Lauren Tom • Lawrence Tierney • Lorne Michaels • low budgetManhattan • Marc Alderman • melange • menial job • moon • Mort Sahl • New YorkNew York City • Nothing Lasts Forever (1984) • Odessa Stepsparodypasticheperformance art • Port Authority • repurposingromantic notion of the artist • Sam Jaffe • Saturday Night Livespace travel • starving artist • stock footage • struggling artist • Tom Schiller • tramp • treadmill • underground culture • unreleased films • Zach Galligan


Simon Perkins
25 MAY 2008

Viral parody 'My Box in a Box' hits the spot!

"What started as a 4–hour recording session and a YouTube viral video has landed Philadelphia–based Leah Kauffman (a.k.a. Bunny) a record deal with Rock Ridge Music. Kauffman is the voice behind the spoof song 'My Box in a Box.'
The video for the song has received over 8 million online views, and both Kauffman (and her alter ego video persona, played by a Philadelphia based Melissa Lamb) have made TV appearances about the song. 'My Box In A Box' has also gotten worldwide radio airplay. The song, a parody response to a 'Saturday Night Live' song performed by Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg, initially gained attention when it received over 1 million views in a single week. Following that, MSNBC made it the #1 story on their 'Countdown with Keith Olberman' twice in the same week, calling it "The Viralist Video.'"
(Bunny, 24 April 2007)

[The parody shows (again) just how uncomplicated YouTube audiences are.]



2006 • Andy Samberg • boy band • character composite • Dick in a Box • fictionJustin Timberlake • Leah Kauffman • lip sync • Melissa Lamb • My Box in a Box • parodyPhiladelphiaremix culture • Rock Ridge Music • Saturday Night Livescriptibleviralvirtual bodyvirtual peopleYouTube


Simon Perkins

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