Monday, March 15, 2004
FILM: Actors With Bad Box Office
At least for me – when I see that one of these actors has the lead in a movie, I know that the director probably thinks life is Brutish, Nasty and Short. And then you die. And I'm not interested in this misanthropy.
The king of alienation and depression.
The female Nicholas Cage.
Billy Bob Thornton
Nicholas Cage with edge.
If he's in a movie with Nicholas Cage.
If she's in a movie with Billy Bob Thornton.
Juliette Lewis without edge.
Directors whose new movies I probably least want to see:
A tie between David Lynch and Jim Jarmusch
Jarmusch is not German - but because his movies are more depressing than Fassbinder's, we think he is.
The Spanish Fassbinder.
Maker of the most beautiful perverse movies:
Anthony Minghella - how romantic that the "hero" of The English Patient sacrificed the lives of an English battalion to get back to the woman he was unable to love.
Winner emeritus - presents his own perversions as society's. Unable to return to America because he fled after his conviction of statutory rape of a 13 year old girl.
Honorable Mention Trivia
Crispin Glover was Nicolas Cage's Beverly Hills High classmate and buddy. Must have been a laff riot.
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What is your opinion of Quentin Tarantino?
Posted by: andursonne at Apr 8, 2004 10:16:55 PM
As it happens, I read your comment about 2 minutes after watching Kill Bill on DVD. He's certainly a talented guy, but has so much movie talent ever gone to such juvenile uses?
What's with the repeated, completely unrealistic spraying of blood everywhere? Is it supposed to be funny? Gory? What?
I'm glad I don't have to wake up in his head every day. And I don't think the level of movie violence we've reached can be good for us.
Posted by: John Massengale at Apr 9, 2004 2:15:20 PM
I believe that level of violence is considered common for the genre of film he was aping. But that violence felt so cartoony to me. It was like a live action Road Runner and Wiley E Coyote cartoon. The second volume is supposed to be significantly less violent with a lot of dialogue.
Also, imo Tarantino's best is Jackie Brown.
Posted by: lindenen at Apr 10, 2004 6:46:51 PM