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Destroy All Movies!!! interview & contributor's notes
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Destroy All Movies 4 Nov 2010 5:33 PM

Two features too big for our "Daily OCD" roundup today:

First, Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film gets the cover (seen above) of this week's issue of The Austin Chronicle! Marc Savlov of the Chronicle, who says "Destroy All Movies!!! is more than a reference book for the Mohawk-obsessed: It's a feat akin to taking your shitty punk rock band on a world tour in a crappy '72 Ford Econoline circa 1983. Hard work, but man, when you're done you know you've really been somewhere," talks to the book's editors Zack Carlson and Bryan Connolly, the latter of whom says "We'd watch 100 movies – and while you were doing that you'd think of another 100 movies. And we'd go to the video store and take home big, 30-gallon garbage bags full of videos to watch. And VHS tapes are really goddamn heavy when you've got that many in a plastic bag." Read more here.

Second, Destroy All Movies!!! contributing writer and Scarecrow Video employee Spenser Hoyt writes about his involvement with the book on the Scarecrow blog: "I took endless stacks of videotapes home and scanned away staring carefully for any glimpse of punkishness. I plowed though the lesser-seen titles in Scarecrow’s Psychotronic room, delighted in obscure action from the Bang section and even watched a porno or two…all for the sake of art, of course. Soon I found that couldn’t walk down the street without evaluating my fellow humans for their level of punkness. My girlfriend started watching random movies on TV and would spot a punk in the background. Hello! Even up until the book’s final deadline a punk would sprout up out of nowhere and I’d rapidly crank out a quick capsule before it was too late." Read the whole thing here.