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Mike Jittlov taken in by con man Richard Kay


I've learned that Mike Jittlov was swindled by richard Kay, the real producer of the film and man who also played the evil producer in the film, and in real life Mike didn't see a dime, and he lost the rights to distribute the film. Richard Kay is sitting on the distribution rights and not releasing the film out of Speight. Mike Jittlov has a web page at www.wizworld.com

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Mike still owns the picture, though...if you have the tape/laserdisc/DVD/MPEG file/whatever, Mike has given his blessing and permission to copy it and spread it around to your heart's content.

Mike considers the existing movie simply a work print. Will he ever finish it the way he wants to? No way to tell...but gawd, I hope so.

Anybody who makes movies has bad patches, where it all seems such a waste of time, and nothing is working the way you want it to, and you would give your right arm to just toss your camera down the nearest storm drain and go home. When that happens to me, I just pop "The Wizard of Speed and Time" in the VCR, and it has always helped me get my perspective and sense of fun back. Thanks, Mike.

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Is this as good as the short subject he made?

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Better, as You get to see him working on the special effects. It shows how he did a lot of the stop-motion & pixilation, with no computer. This is one of the best movies I've ever seen!!!

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Wow, I'd love to see that!!

Thanks!!

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This is a great flick! Well worth the trouble to hunt it down. The story has lots of fun goofy humor, plus a lot of sly observations about the filmmaking business and life in general.

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I have really liked the short "Wizard of Speed and Time" since I first saw it years ago.

I went to http://www.wizworld.com/ and watched his clip real. The entire short is WAY at the end. It has lots of interviews from over the years. My favorite was seeing him talking to a man I only know as "Sherrif John". He had a show out of Los Angeles. He recorded the songs "Laugh and be Happy" and "Put another candle on my birthday cake". I still know all the words to both songs......

It was so fun to see Sherrif John again that I'm going to post a site about him for no apparent reason:

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dsheriff%2Bjohn%26ei%3DUTF-8%26SpellState%3Dn-1190861052_q-MOWxG4wmtHHnODwH1T8FbgABAA%2540%2540%26fr%3Dslv1-mdp&h=106&w=100&imgcurl=www.tvacres.com%2Fimages%2Fsheriff_john4_small.jpg&imgurl=www.tvacres.com%2Fimages%2Fsheriff_john4_small.jpg&size=2.4kB&name=sheriff_john4_small.jpg&rcurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tvacres.com%2Fchild_sheriff_john.htm&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tvacres.com%2Fchild_sheriff_john.htm&p=sheriff+john&type=jpeg&no=1&tt=4,126&ei=UTF-8

Put another candle on my birthday cake,
My birthday cake,
My birthday cake;
Put another candle on my birthday cake.
I'm another year old today.

I'm going to have a party with my birthday cake,
My birthday cake,
My birthday cake;
Put another candle on my birthday cake.
I'm another year old today.

We'll have some pie and sandwiches
And chocolate ice cream, too.
We'll sing and play the day away;
There's one more thing I'm going to do.

I'll blow out the candles on my birthday cake
And when I do
A wish I'll make;
Put another candle on my birthday cake.
I'm another year old today.

"Happy birthday to you!"
I'm another year old today.



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It's interesting that Regis Philbin considered him to be a genius!
I was stop motion animating recently (a hobby of mine, painstaking work)and got fed up at the difficulties of making the motion match up, when I thought of how Mike Jittlov finished the second half of his WOSAT short film.

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Yes this was the case, Just like in the film. Weird huh?!

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Sadly, and I guess that that means no special edition of the DVD.:(

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