THE EYEBALL: Nude Caboose

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of interviewing Guy Maddin, the great Canadian auteur and subject of previous Eyeball posts. We spoke for about an hour and a half; he was so generous and real that I ended up just wanting to be his friend forever. Man crush! I’ll post something when the interview appears in the magazine it’s slated to appear in, but for now I thought I’d mention one of Maddin’s short films, Nude Caboose, shot entirely on a cell phone. According to Maddin, the “director-approved” version is scored by Xavier Cugat’s version of the Zorba the Greek theme, but whenever this version is posted on YouTube, Charo (yes, Charo) has it taken down. So this version will have to suffice. Guy said that the filming of this delightful little short involved him chasing around a bare-assed woman with a cell phone, and that it didn’t resemble a film-making process in any shape or form. A quick warning here–if you can’t view bare butts at the office, the following is NSFW:


Ryan Boudinot is the author of the short story collection The Littlest Hitler (2006) and the novel Misconception. He was a DVD Editor at Amazon.com from 2003 to 2007. His work has appeared in McSweeney's, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and other journals and anthologies. He lives in Seattle and teaches creative writing at Goddard College's Port Townsend MFA program. More from this author →