Interview: Mike Judge: Extract

Meeting Mike Judge was a real treat. Not only is he the mind behind the 90s animated sensation 'Bevis and Butthead,' (a show that my parents never let me watch as an aging adolescent), but he helped introduce the art of dry, everyday humor with 1999s Office Space.

Now, a decade later, Mike is back at it again, this time in the form of Extract, a film that dives into the misfortunes of running your own business. An impressive cast of comedic icons and some creative dialogue allow the film to hit on many levels, poking fun at the people and events that comprise our everyday lives.

Recently, Mike came to Austin to talk about his film, and boy was there some stuff to talk about. Without digging too much into his past successes, he got to dish the dirt the film, its cast and his all important future.

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About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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