Wyld Ryce

S3 E29 | CLIP

Chuck Statler

Filmmaker, Statler, makes a name for himself in the specialized field of new wave rock and roll bands.

AIRED: May 14, 1980 | 0:06:42
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>> EVERYONE'S TRYING TO CLIMB

HIS OWN PYRAMID.

WHEN THE ASTRONAUTS MAKE IT TO

THE TOP OF THEIRS, THEY'RE

NATIONAL HEROES.

MOST OF US ARE WORKING AT

LOWER ALTITUDES.

BUT IT'S STILL THAT SPECIAL

QUALITY THAT MAKES ALL THE

DIFFERENCE.

TAKE CHUCK STATER WILL, FOR

EXAMPLE.

HE'S MADE AN INTERNATIONAL

NAME FOR HIMSELF IN THE RATHER

SPECIALIZED FIELD OF FILMS

ABOUT NEW WAVE ROCK 'N ROLL

BANDS. I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT I DON'T

FIND THE MUSIC VERY

INTERESTING.

BUT THE WAY STATLER MAKES IT

VISUAL, THAT IS SOMETHING

SPECIAL.

>> WE WORK IN A FASHION NOT

UNLIKE A LOT OF DOCUMENTARY

FILMMAKERS.

WE DON'T DO A LOT OF STAGING,

AND BECAUSE WE USE THE

ELEMENTS THAT ARE ON HAND AND

NATURAL, I SORT OF CONSIDER

MYSELF AND THE CREW AS, LIKE,

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS.

SO THAT'S WHAT INTERESTS ME

AND THAT'S A REAL SERIOUS

CONSIDERATION, HIGH MOTIVATION

FOR ME, EXPLORING DIFFERENT

TYPES OF MUSIC AND CULTURES.

I TRAVEL WITH THREE OTHER GUYS,

JOHN HARVEY, THE SECOND CAMERA,

ASSISTANT CAMERA MAN, DALE

KRUGER, WHO'SED EDITOR, AND

REALLY RIDES HERD ON ALL THE

CONTINUITY WHILE WE'RE

SHOOTING AND PAT CLAUSE, WHO'S

THE -- WHO'S THE SOUND MAN.

SO THERE'S THE FOUR OF US AND

OUR GEAR AND WE RUN A WAGON

AND WE'RE OFF.

WE TRAIPSE AROUND WITH A BAND

AND CATCH WHAT WE CAN.

AND MOST OF US -- MOST OF IT'S

ON THE RUN, TOO.

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>> WE MET IN ADDNIS, WHICH IS

A RELATIVE NEW BAND.

I THINK AT THAT POINT THEY'D

ONLY PLAYED OUT AND ON CLUB

CIRCUIT FOR ABOUT EIGHT

MONTHS.

THEY JUST FINISHED RECORDING

THE ALBUM, AND THEY WERE

REALLY IN A PRETTY TIGHT

SCHEDULE.

SO, THAT WAS ONE OF THE GROUPS

THAT WE WENT ON TOUR WITH.

AND WE DID FIVE DATES WITH

THEM.

IN NORTHERN ENGLAND.

AND THE BASIS OF THEIR MUSIC

IS THE SKY AND BLUE BEAT,

WHICH IS REALLY JUST DANCE

MUSIC.

IT'S REAL RHYTHM MUSIC AND A

LOT OF THE FOLLOWING THAT THEY

HAVE ARE AVID DANCERS.

SO, WE BUILT BOTH OF THE FILMS,

WE DID WITH THEM, AROUND THE

DANCE AND THE DANCE MOVES.

[ ♪♪ ]

>> OKAY.

THIS IS THE LAST CUT.

>> HEY, YOU.

WATCH ME.

THIS IS THE HEAVY HEAVY.

SO, WITH YOU COMING OFF THE

STREET AND YOU'RE BEGINNING TO

FEEL THE HEAT, WELL, LISTEN,

YOU BETTER START TO MOVE YOUR

FEET.

TO THE ROCKINGEST BEING ROCK

STEADY BEAT.

ONE STEP BEYOND.

[ ♪♪ ]

[ ♪♪ ]

♪ ONE STEP BEYOND ♪

[ ♪♪ ]

♪ ONE STEP BEYOND ♪

>> I DO HAVE A VINYL HABIT.

LISTEN TO A LOT OF MUSIC, AND

I HAVE, YOU KNOW, FOR A NUMBER

OF YEARS.

THAT'S WHY IT JUST SEEMED

LIKE -- THE FIRST FILMS I

STARTED TO PUT TOGETHER IN

SCHOOL, NOW, THE EASY THING,

YOU KNOW, ASSEMBLIZE, YOU

COLLECT THE FOOTAGE, WHEN YOU

GET YOUR FAVORITE RECORD,

START TO LAY IT DOWN, SO, IT

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