The Guy who Sang “I Want to Be a Clone” Now Wants to Be a Filmmaker

Do these titles set your toes a-tappin’?

“I Want to Be a Clone.” “Meltdown.” “Hero.” “Baby Doe.” “On the Fritz.” “This Disco (Used to be a Cute Cathedral).” “I Blew Up the Clinic Real Good.” “Since I Gave Up Hope I Feel a Lot Better.” “The Finish Line.”

Does the name Chagall Guevara mean anything to you?

If so, then you are… or were at one time… a Steve Taylor fan.

What’s he been up to?

Moviemaking. In fact, his upcoming film “The Second Chance” has a big name star.

No, not a Hollywood star. A very different kind of big name star.

Fans of Taylor’s brand of counterculture, cocky, punk-flavored Christian rock music may want to put on a crash helmet before reading this.

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Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.

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    BEST NARRATIVE FILM: The Merchant of Venice

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons, both from The Merchant of Venice

    BEST DIRECTOR: Michael Radford, The Merchant of Venice

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    BEST ACTOR: Samuel L. Jackson, Coach Carter, and Dennis Quaid, In Good Company