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Wet Dreams

One person's goofball lark is another person's grand obsession in "Wet Dreams," a loose, self-consciously post-modern documentary about how Rebecca Romijn and pal Steve Willis choreographed the fountain show at Vegas' Bellagio Hotel. With 10 minutes trimmed, pic could fit into late-night entertainment-oriented cablers' schedules.

One person’s goofball lark is another person’s grand obsession in “Wet Dreams,” a loose, self-consciously post-modern documentary about how Rebecca Romijn and pal Steve Willis choreographed the fountain show at Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel. If the very idea of choreographing a water fountain sounds slightly ridiculous, director Willis shows it requires skills also demanded in filmmaking, from a keen control of technology to an ability to combine sound and image. With 10 minutes trimmed, pic could fit into late-night entertainment-oriented cablers’ schedules.

Romijn and Willis, dead serious about their love of fountain shows even while poking fun at themselves, approach techies at Burbank-based Wet Designs, creators of the Bellagio fountain. Pair’s idea is to match the fountain with music “that builds” — and their selection is superb: Ennio Morricone’s thrilling “Ecstasy of Gold,” from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” Putting up with Romijn’s odd quirks, good-natured fountain designer Peter Kopik translates the concept from the computer screen to the Bellagio fountain itself. Final test at Bellagio proves to be so spectacular that it’s now part of the hotel’s regular daily show.

Wet Dreams

Production: Produced by Jesse Cromwell, Steve Willis. Executive producer, Rebecca Romijn. Directed by Steve Willis.

Crew: Camera (color, DV), Eric Weisman; editor, Memo Salazar; music, Ennio Morricone. Reviewed at Cinevegas Film Festival, June 12, 2006. Running time: 67 MIN. With: Rebecca Romijn, Steve Willis, Jerry O'Connell, Peter Kopik, Mark Fuller, Jim Doyle, David Spade, Memo Salazar.

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