Huntington Station, NY (PRWEB) December 16, 2006
Dix Hills, NY PRWeb) December 16, 2006 -- Daniel Fardella, a 53 year old advertising executive who lives in Dix Hills has been creating commercials and documentaries for twenty years, including one that was made to enlighten parents and professionals on the nature of Autism. The film, "Childhood Autism: A Separate Reality" was completed in 1996 and distributed worldwide through various non profit associations and libraries.
Fardella's interest in doing the project was based on his own son's affliction with the disability. Now 26, the junior Daniel Fardella lives in an IGHL facility in Eastport, where he shares a group home with four other men. "When "Separate Reality" was released it was nearly obsolete, since the studies and interest in autism has literally exploded", says the senior Fardella. "We are into doing a follow up now that is more sophisticated in every way, and certainly more up to date. The problem, as always, is funding."
So, besides applying for a grant through Congresswoman McCarthy's office, the producer used his own sense of humor and launched a game called "Godfathers & Goodfellas" in the hopes that the revenues generated could help offset the project costs. For every game sold, anywhere from $1 to $3 is allocated to the film fund. The film, "A Separate Reality II" is due in August 07. So, here it is, info on Godfathers & Goodfellas, a trivial adventure into the world of gangland movies and TV shows:
Mob Movies, Mob TV, Mob Books, Mob Headlines:
For The Coming Season, 3 Wise Men (Or 1 Wise Guy)
Combines It All In One "Godfather" Trivia Game.
The latest Martin Scorcese movie "The Departed" was a hit mainly because it was based on what he does best - gangster movies. And since there is a perennial audience for anything "mob", the topic is a sure winner in the hands of a director that knows the genre so well. The question to most is: Why are gangsters so popular? And, the question to a shrewd inventor is "How do I get in on it?"
The first question is easy. From the release of "Little Caesar" in 1932 with Edward G. Robinson playing a Capone-type gangster, audiences have stuck by the mob movie as a favorite fantasy 'escape' - two hours of watching someone else get away with murder. Any psychologist will tell you that this is a perfect example of escapism - the money, the violence and paybacks, and especially the "La Famiglia" culture which features a degree of underdog satisfaction, such as in the classic Francis Coppola Trilogy "The Godfather". Without a detailed analysis of the subject, we can safely say that the on screen and in the news gangster exploits and lifestyle have always held a fascination to the average "9-5 dude" with a mortgage and 401k for obvious reasons. The language, the style, the fealty and the idea of taking what you want, it's all so appealing that it has created an army of fans in the wake of these films that have memorized half the scripts. "Leave the gun, take the Cannoli's" and "Let me intrro-dooce' you to my leetle' friend!" are part of a long list of phrases that have emerged as a permanent addition to the American slang-book, and they ain't goin' away soon.
So, why not make it even easier to hang on to these cultural pearls? Enter what is becoming well known as "The Godfather Game" or ya'know, 'dat godfadder game… is actually entitled "Godfathers & Goodfellas" trivia game. This game contains it all, from Untouchables TV series trivia to the movie version of same to the Godfather Trilogy and on. The most quoted "fictional" dialogue from movies like Casino and Goodfellas meets the reality of questions like "Who was Jimmy Hoffa?" with a multiple choice answer that might contain some very funny options.
Launched last year and created by a Long Islander - writer and mob history expert Dan Fardella - "Godfathers & Goodfellas" was hawked on late-night TV by comedian Pat Cooper in a 60 second commercial which sold a slew of games. It then wound up in the "As Seen On TV" hall of fame - selling briskly at mall kiosks. Fardella wants to see a TV show based on the game and combined with a "Hollywood Square" format using celebs like Joe Pesci and less known character actors like Frank Vincent (Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, Sopranos). In the meantime, there must be someone on your gift list who would love a little mob trivia humor this Christmas? The website runs all sorts of specials ($19.95 is the retail price) on the product and on related items like T-Shirts with the Don's face on them. Contact http://www.suppastar.com or go to the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a direct order (631) 491-9214 / Suppastar, Inc. 1940 Park Avenue #266 Deer Park, NY 11729.
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