Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ghostworld, Mar 15, 2023.
Imagine Monty Python crossed with George Orwell - Terry Gilliam's original title was 1984 & 1/2.
I don't know what I could say to somebody that would make them want to see it, other than it was one of the most intense and powerful cinematic experiences I've ever had.
It helped that my wife and I had been following the story of Terry trying to get the movie distributed, and an evil studio executive trying to destroy his artistic vision. Terry had a sneak showing for the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, who awarded it their Film of the Year, and he was able to use that, along with a full page ad in a trade magazine that said:
Dear Sid Scheinberg, when are you going to release my film Brazil?
So, to a certain extent, we were primed to see something amazing.
I should be able to make some time to give it another chance soon.
Fantasia, the granddaddy of them all from 1940..
Dude where's my car? Stupid but funny anyway. Besides Guess Who? The only Ashton Kutcher movie worth watching in my opinion.
The full-length 90-minute version of the no-budget 1979 movie SATAN WAR is best viewed in an altered state of mind, esp. because the score for the movie is chock full of whacked-out synthesizer music.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
The executive (Sid Sheinberg, I think) wanted Brazil to have a happy ending, which completely misses the point of the film. I don't think studio executives are always wrong with their suggestions, but in this case - oof.
That's why he was good.
Extremely cheap (William McKinley is quoted using the word "cheap" several times in the intro) Fritz the Cat cash in starring the voices and music of Flo and Eddie. I enjoyed it straight, for what it's worth, but don't go looking for art or social commentary. It's not the same Dirty Duck that was a recurring National Lampoon cartoon.
Brothers Quay animation
The other possibility is that your parents got up to stuff in their 20s that you don't know anything about.
Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (It makes me think of "Cheech & Chong" for a newer generation)
Up in Smoke
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie
Dazed and Confused
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Sean Penn is great in every scene as "Spicoli")
Imagine spending a week with them doing their sound. It was pretty awesome.
Harold and Kumar movies.. why? because they are funny...
must have been...all in all they were regular guys...kids wife, and the entire gamut... loved their movies.
saw this on the big screen at the movies when I was a youngster...
The funny thing was before the shows, especially the fist one, we hung out in the dressing room and they told me all their true stories. Then once the show started they told the audience the same stories and they busted up at all of them. What a gig they had. All they did was to stand up there and tell their true life experiences.
great story thanks...they were the perfect match! blended well...I still enjoy their movies today as much as yesterday.
Two-Lane Blacktop and Vanishing Point
I would say Head but that's more of an acid movie
Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Make up your mind dude, is he gonna ___ or is he gonna kill us?
Psych Out w/ Jack Nicholson becomes almost a "cautionary tale," squeezing the fun out of the druggy scenes.
Now, The Trip w/ Peter Fonda is just good, clean fun. My favorite line is "the living room" when he's super gone and the room is practically breathing.
GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS (1973) may play better when one is stoned out of their mind.
The plot is about a black real estate agent trying to buy up property in a small Nevada town •and• a giant mutant sheep created in a scientist's laboratory.
I am not kidding. You really have to see this to dis-believe it.
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