A Hero Has Produced a Puppet Show Based on Manos: Hands of Fate [Video]
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If there is one thing lacking in this world of ours, it’s puppet shows based on the making of horrible, horrible obscure B-movies from the 1960s that end up lampooned by wisecracking robots. But we have Rachel Jackson to thank for this staged version of exactly what I just described: Manos: The Hands of Felt. Jackson, who also performs as a puppeteer, adapted the story about the making of Manos: The Hands of Fate, which made for one of the most legendary episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and turned it into a puppet show. Directed by Bob Koerner, the show ran for two weeks at Seattle’s Odd Duck Theater last April. We want to know if they’d ever consider touring so, um, we can see it. In the meantime, we have a couple of clips from the show, above and below the jump.
Have I mentioned how amazing I find this? Here are the two other available clips. First, the conversation that Harold P. Warren — writer, director, producer, and star of Manos: The Hands of Fate, who was also an insurance and fertilizer salesman who made the movie after betting a screenwriter named Stirling Silliphant that making a movie wasn’t that hard, and then he wrote the script on a napkin — had with himself after the failure of his film.
And here is the play’s finale. (I’ll bet you didn’t realize that Manos: The Hands of Fate translates into Hands: The Hands of Fate.)
Seriously, guys. Please come to New York. I’m not too proud to beg.
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