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Wow, Lynch and a Marx Brothers diss; this thread has officially become redundant.
Here's the door
Even the door is a horrible colour!
Okay, they should be here any moment...
Don't worry, I'm about to fall flat asleep from exhaustion anyway.
Since I'm here, I remembered the last film I actually watched was Kiki's Delivery Service, which is a Miyazaki effort no less stirring for being minor and generally adorable.
I recommend anyone wishing to throw-up about the merits of The Marx Brothers, please do it in the privacy of your own home.
I haven't seen Mulholland Drive. I've only seen Eraserhead, (which I enjoyed a lot) but I read a David Foster Wallace essay on David Lynch and it literally got me physically wet and excited to go after some more of his films, so I was wondering if anyone else had experienced any sensations like that while viewing his cinematic exploits.
I never heard of it. Thank you, theoreticalboy!
"Eraserhead"(1977), was an interesting film. Quite unforgettable. Yet, I don't think I enjoyed the experience. "The Elephant Man"(1980), made me sob. Great film!
I am really looking forward to watching Blue Velvet, but I am afraid that my expectations are too high now, and that Mr. Lynch won't be able to satisfy my demands, but I'm sure it will be worthwhile, and ultimately better than hopping over to the movie theater. The only film in production that looks exciting now is the Rum Diaries. Johnny Depp getting inside the head of Hunter Thompson again should be entertaining.
I liked "Blue Velvet"(1986). You should come back here and tell me what you thought of it
How about the cannibalistic film "Soylent Green"?
Sorry but I am not hungry.
I really liked that film! I wish they really had places like the one Edward G Robinson went to, to die
hey, i saw that film recently as well. i recommend to anyone all of the Studio Ghibli films, especially 'Spirited Away' and 'Grave of the Fireflies', viewer discretion is advised for the latter since it contains some deep sadness.
...the whole thing about bringing back films in colour, or 3-D, or HD...is clearly about squeezing every dime out of a movie, and where the film is already made...then re-finishing comes with minimal costs. Personally, I don't think the Film Industry really cares about the quality of the film...but the greatest priority is "sellability". Even when there is a great storey to tell Producers may not want to take the risk because of poor reviews etc...or when ratings start to dip they immediately pull the plug on great shows due to potential advertising revenue loss.
Now, the fad is 3-D...so everyone is converting their films since "AVATAR" was the first to gross US$1billion in gross revenue...3-D Television demand is growing also...until the next "big thing" shows up.
I personally have no problem with re-touching films, and giving them a modern look (as long as the original is still available).
trysts, I had this same idea about doing a "movie review" on these forums...but I must admit that you are doing a far better service than I could...
I doubt that, but thank you!
I liked "Spirited Away"(2001) when it first came out! Thanks for the other recommendations, totaLBeginner
I actually couldn't stomach the sadness, thought it was too maudlin. Though, perhaps I was just in a bad mood at the time. Mononoke should certainly also be watched.
But yeah, really, I wake up and we've got more trashing of the creators of the greatest war satire film (Duck Soup), and praise for the irrelevent, self-absorbed schlockyness of Eraserhead. I didn't mind Lynch until I saw that film, which seems to exist solely to motivate Columbia College students that they can have a viable career putting whatever shit they feel like on screen, since that's clearly the level of production. It's maybe the worst film mentioned here, worse even than American History X, which of course even the director knew was shit.
One ought to watch the last few minutes of After the Fox.
Flowers for Algernon?
Is that a movie? Did you like it, or not?
Flowers for Algernon is a book about an autistic kid and a super mouse. The mouse's name is Algernon.
Somebody made a movie out of it. It was called Charlie, I think. I'm pretty sure that Charlie was the name of the protagonist.
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