Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by RayS, Aug 29, 2015.
The trailer for "Picking Up the Pieces"
The movie is as bad as Elliott Gould's Mexican accent.
The funny thing is the plot is absurd enough to have made an entertaining black comedy. But it certainly did not succeed in that goal…
How did you see it (Rifkin)? I mean on what platform?
It’s on dvd in Europe (Spain, I think?) so files are out there in the ether..,
"Absurd" describes this casting discussion:
"Who should we get to play Tex?"
"How about Woody Allen?"
"Yeah. He sounds like he'd make a great Tex."
Okay, this is a little late but I’ve really enjoyed the Woody Allen Pages podcasts. They are full of fun facts (even though most of us already know a lot of the information) and he does a good job. Worth the time.
have not heard yet but I do want to get to them. Anything that jumps out as 'new info' to you of what you heard?
Good question: it’s not always new information, sometimes just his point of view. Like on his Broadway Danny Rose one, he talks a lot of the post-war Italian influence on the look of the film. I hadn’t really thought about it before.
And on the most recent one, the Q & A one, he had some information of sorts on the status of the new movie.
Some of it is a re-hash but I still enjoy it.
Not an official one
They are good, personally I prefer podcasts to be a conversation with guest (s) rather than a monologue but he knows his stuff.
Janet Margolin. She was great in DAVID AND LISA and MORITURI.
She was very powerful in episode of BEN CASEY called A LEGACY OF STRANGERS
That's my favorite gag. I also got a kick out of the prison scene where the guard whips the shadow.
Linda: sharon did a movie
allan: stag film?
sharon: underground. you know very arty. sixteen millimeter
sharon: this film I did got very good reviews. As I matter of fact, I got singled out. Of course, I was the only girl in with nine men.
allan :really? what is it called? maybe I saw it.
sharon: gang bang
Even better: the gal who played Julie in the movie was Joy Bang (really!).
Joy Bang seemed to have a number of credits in the first credits in the seventies and then she disappeared.
I'd be nervous around that cutie, too
A real sleeper (no pun intended). I thought it was great. I saw it on cable many years back, and loved it.
I finally watched Rifkin. The spanish DVD made it worse. You can't switch off the spanish subtitles which is annoying also because you don't have subtitles when they speak spanish and also spanish subtitles when they talk swedish. (I guess the swedish Bergman scene has english subtitles in the original version?)
I did not like the film at all and was happy when it was over, but maybe I wasn't in the mood. No, I think it's really bad, it's like the cast improvised a Woody Allen film while Woody took a nap.
Btw., did you notice that they gave Wallace Shawn a pillow to sit on in the back of the truck they hitchhiked? That was kind of funny.
OK I took the quiz and I'm Tracy??!!! The funny thing is I'm not crazy about teenagers at all.
I've refrained from commenting before because my feeling that What's New Pussycat and Casino Royale are two of the greatest films from the 60s might cause a rip in the space time continuum of this thread. I also like Alice. Actually I don't diss anything Woody has done on films, one of the most remarkable writer directors of all time.
I would just throw out an observation that the great winnower Time seems to first seize on domestic/family dramas no matter how well done or insightful until the things that are left are either fantasy or zany comedy or borderline bizarre. As the original audience goes they fall by the wayside. In talking to younger people about older films or TV shows I note the preoccupation they have with dress and diction. Many seem to have trouble ignoring such things let alone finding them interesting and let it become a barrier. This is less an issue for the leftfield type of genres I mentioned. Period dress seems to work better in opera with the music to divide attention. Anyway nice thread.
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