I really want to agree with you here, but I can't. I can't stand Limp Bizkit's clunky, uninspired music. And I hate frontmant Durst's junior high lyrics and boneheaded media persona even more, but . . .
He actually did do a great job in Population 436, enough of one to make me almost forget that I was watching Fred Durst. One thing that I have noticed about him is that he seems ridiculously ambitious. Maybe as time has gone by and he's grown older his cockiness and overzealousness have started to mellow into a more mature passion, even though it's hard for me to imagine. I won't go out of my way to see this, nor will I go out of my way to avoid it. It may just be that film making focuses and utilizes his energy far better than music ever did.
That being said, yes, I've always wanted to personally congratulate and shake hands with that guy that was arrested for throwing a pie in Durst's face at a public guitar tryout.
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I have to say that I am not a fan of Durst, I think he's a talentless hack when it comes to music, who made it big by following in someone else's shadow (ahem, Korn). And someone said that how can someone get paid to perform if they're horrible, because people like crap. Why do the people making the [Insert Genre Here] Movie franchise keep making movies? Because people like crap!
But, when it comes to a different medium I believe that you have to give someone a chance prior to calling them a talentless hack in that arena. I liked Durst's work on music videos (he directed the amazing Falling Away From Me Korn video), and would hope that he would be good in movies. (I say hope because 1) we don't need any more bad directors making crappy movies and 2) I'm hoping it'll keep him from making anymore music!)
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist.-Verbal Kint
...to keep him from making anymore music. LOL! Yep, that should be a good enough reason for some people to hope he finds his way as a movie director. I think the ship has sailed on his genre of music anyway. And it's not like he's gonna become a balladeer. I think his musical days are over either way. That said, I have high hopes for this movie because of it's incredibly talented young cast.
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At first Limp Bizkit was just an annoyance at and then I saw a documentary on MTV about an "impromptu" rooftop concert (a la The streets have no name) the only problem was that the law enforcement and popular radio stations in the area all knew about it before hand. Lame. Also they showed one of the band members who said (paraphrased)'Well playing music is cool and the fans are great but it's really all about the money' and I just have a general frustration with alot of the music acts of today (just like a fogey) but Rob Zombie put out a gorgeous movie in The Devils Rejects and when that came out it was a big middle finger to all the naysayers and narrow minded critics who think a rock star can't make a decent movie. So despite my detest for Fred Durst perhaps he will do well in the movie making business perhaps this format is more appropriate then music.