Independent filmmaking is hard, and sometimes projects just don't come together. But very rarely do these "aborted" projects leave behind evidence as fascinating as the remnants of Errol Morris' The Movie Movie, available on the documentarian's official site:

The Movie Movie, an aborted project, is based on the idea of taking Donald Trump, Mikhail Gorbachev and others and putting them in the movies they most admire. Isn't it possible that in an alternative universe Donald Trump actually starred in Citizen Kane?

Follow the link and watch a video clip of The Donald himself, discussing what Citizen Kane means to him. It is hard to imagine this kind of material sustaining itself at feauture length, but the bite-sized chunks Morris makes available are sufficiently awesome.

categories Cinematical