News can be found in the most obscure sources – for example in the “Car Clinic” column over at The Sunday Times.
“(…) I bought it over the phone from a film director in Ealing who had used it as a prop in a film starring Dexter Fletcher, David Soul and Jack Davenport. I drove it for a few months, couldn’t afford its thirst and sold it for 300% profit.
Until this letter I hadn’t given it or the film a second thought. I’ve discovered it was called Three Men in a Restaurant and was about three no-hopers trying to make a film. It has since had its name changed to That Deadwood Feeling and is due to hit cinemas next year, complete with Cadillac. (…)”
Don’t ask me about cars, I don’t even own a driving license. And if I had one, I’d drive a 1948s Citroën deux-chevaux (commonly known as “The Duck”) – a green one, of course – or a VW Beetle. Anyway, of course this made me scratch my head for various reasons:
- The official Deadwood-website is currently not available.
- Nor is the trailer.
- The movie has disappeared from Jack Davenport’s IMDB filmography.
- And, wait a moment, hasn’t the only existing negative of the movie disappeared in the first place?!
- It is, under its old title “3 MEN IN A RESTAURANT “, still listed on his agent’s website, though.
Looks like a canard, doesn’t it? But wait…
Houston, we’re having a “quoi?!” moment.
What’s the secret behind “Deadwood”?
Did the Cadillac audition for the job?
And if “Deadwood” should really hit the cinemas – would the cinemas hit back?
So many questions, so little time…