When it comes to cinematic oversaturation, our tipping point is relatively low. Take Spider-Man 3. Just a handful of villains and stories and the complaints start rolling in. Even when it comes to collections of stories, the numbers are not very high --Paris je t'aime slips in with 20. But how about a roster of names that make 5, 10, or 20 look like child's play?

There's a new indie film on the horizon called Lives and Deaths of the Poets, written and directed by Leland Steigs. According to IMDb, it "spoofs and parodies incidents taken from the lives of famous writers, artists and musicians throughout history" -- with approximately 60 comic vignettes. The names include -- get ready for this -- Quentin Tarantino, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Jimi Hendrix, Yoko Ono, Ed Wood, James Dean, Pablo Picasso, Emily Bronte, Stanley Kubrick, Edgar Allen Poe, Marilyn Monroe, Marcel Proust, Michael Jackson, Henry Miller, Mary Shelley, Gertrude Stein, Aaliyah ... okay, you get the picture.

It looks like the film is still in production (not surprisingly considering the number of vignettes), but actor Edward Robert Bach has shared images from his stint as Wendell Kennedy. If Steigs makes a few of these suckers, he could cover just about every one in history! At the very least, the new filmmaker knows how to kick things off with a bang.
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