Behind Blue Eyes
What good would an April Fools joke be if it didn't fool anybody?
(Fake News I guess?)
I've been fooled a few times myself over the years.
But I also feel a bit guilty about doing it because there's always a few people
who don't realize it's a joke - and they go around telling everybody
about this wonderful new movie about Billy the Kid
- starring his (non-existent) grandson.
NO. There no new Billy the Kid movie. (Sadly. I wish there was.)
YES: there is such a person (or more) called James Tyler McCarty.
(Though I didn't know that) But it's not this guy that I made up.
(Seems you can make up just about any name
and such a person will actually exist).
NO: Billy the Kid has not been "Resurrected". (Don't tell Spielberg).
NOR does Sergio Estafa (which means 'Scam' in Spanish) exist.
(I don't think?)
YES there are a few "Sam Westwoods" - but my Sam is a composite name
from Sam Peckinpah and Clint Eastwood.
NO: "Bruce Willis" and "Benedict Cumberbach"
are not interested in my fictitious movie.
(I don't think? Too bad).
NO: this image of James Tyler McCarty is not real.
This image is a composite I constructed from these pics I found on the Net:
Then I found this image of Martin Short:
Which I reversed horizontally:
Then I removed the hat
and enlarged his ears.
Then I found a Billy the Kid hat on the Net.
(You can buy one of these)
I dropped it on Marty's head.
Then I dropped Marty's head on the body.
Then I wrote up a bunch of ridiculous crap that sounded somewhat credible.
It was fun.
I hope it was fun for you.
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA — In an astonishing turn of events, United Artists film makers have revealed that a new Billy the Kid movie of will begin production this July - starring newly discovered Billy the Kid's grandson, James Tyler McCarty - in a movie that was initially planned to be a documentary!
But following recent forensic evidence and DNA tests that'conclusively identified' McCarty is indeed "a direct descendant of "The Kid", Producer Sergio Estafa started thinking differently.
"When we travelled to Gallveston (Texas) to interview Tyler, everything changed. We were shocked at his resemblance to Billy."
"His jawline, those ears. It's uncanny!" says Director Sam Westwood.
Tyler - age 30 had been raised on the ranch near Galveston and was already a working cowboy.
"Once we saw how he looked, and his cowboy skills, we started thinking about a Movie instead. You can't fake this stuff." says Estafa. "This kid's legit."
Director Westwood tested Tyler on his skills. "Tyler's gun handling and horsemanship are exceptional. This guy's got the pedigree."
But what about acting?
"This is an Action Movie." says Estafa. "We're not going for Oscars."
Adds Westwood. "The Kid's already been Screen Tested. He's as good as Arnold Schwarzenegger."
"That's Ongoing." says Westwood. "Were talking to Bruce Willis and Benedict Cumberbach right now. Bruce says he always wanted to make a Western."
The production will utilize 'on location' shooting as much as possible.
"But we might even use Old Tucson. Who's gonna know?"
There's no question where the name "Buffalo Soldier" comes from. During battle a Soldier would often lose his horse, but the Buffalo Soldier had the uncanny ability to mount a nearby buffalo and charge back into the fray. Imagine the terrified Indians as a mounted Buffalo Soldier was bearing down on them!!! Amazing !!
The bond between a Buffalo Soldier and his steed is legendary.