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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2008
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    For the record (sorry to skew off topic), I've never done any drug or even been drunk and I still love Fear and Loathing.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2008 edited
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    Re: Fear & Loathing - I just like Terry Gilliam. The documentary, Lost in La Mancha is so ironic to me because he is the Don Quixote of Hollywood!! When Heath Ledger died, I actually felt more sorry for him because of Doctor Parnassus!
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2008
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    <strong>@TedCR</strong>
    <blockquote>I've never done any drug or even been drunk and I still love <em>Fear and Loathing</em>.</blockquote> I think I meant to imply it probably <em>helps</em>, but it definitely isn't a requirement.

    <strong>@OctEgon</strong>
    <em>Lost in La Mancha</em> is one of my favourite documentaries ever made, hands down. Anyone considering a career in a creative arts field should have to watch it-- <em>twice</em>.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2008
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    I think I meant to imply it probably helps, but it definitely isn't a requirement.


    Gotcha.
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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2008
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    I don't mean to hijack from the theme of individual films... but who the fuck cares about Cannes? So a bunch of rich muckymucks get together and clap or boo at movies they think are marketable. It's like high school lunch all over agin.

    There are SO many small budget movies being made now, so much talent, such a revolution made by digital cinematography - Cannes is a relic. We're just lucky if a few movies make it through their rather strange sieve to wide distribution.
    • CommentAuthorSasha_mak
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2008
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    Didn't Inland Empire premiere at the New York Film Fest?
    • CommentAuthorAnopheles
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2008 edited
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    @Z

    Bringing up more commentary (i'm addicted to those things on DVD's) Gilliam said that druggy friends of his loved the start of Fear & Loathing, but over the course of it they grew quiet, and some even slinked away. The experience was apparently too close for some. And this from Gilliam, who says he's never done any of the concoctions and drugs in the movie.

    Another comment I heard (and brought up on the track) was that the movie was like being the only sober guy at a party full of drunk people. As a quite sober fellow, I certainly liked it, but I've discussed it with people who did not.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2008
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    <strong>@Anopheles</strong>

    I didn't slink away when I watched it, but yeah, I flinched.

    - Z
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    @zoem: but who the fuck cares about Cannes?
    A quick read of the thread shows that we don't particularly... although let's not completely devalue it, since the politics of awards are interesting in themselves, even if they are largely (but not entirely) removed from the recognition of quality. Films that have been booed at Cannes seems to have provided an interesting beginning for the discussion of individual films and film appreciation/criticism, so let's not derail the tread.
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      CommentAuthorliquidcow
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2008
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    Inland Empire was premiered at the Venice Film Festival, but still, I'm sure I read reports of it being booed.
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    Not to be pedantic, but The Fountain was booed at the Venice film festival critics' screening. Interestingly enough (and possibly better justification for making this post) it got a standing ovation at the public screening.

    Most of the films in question are challenging films (regardless of quality), so it's no surprise they got such receptions.

    As for the relevance of Cannes, I must say that the list of Palme d'Or winners over the years is more interesting and varied than, say, the Oscar winners over the same period of time. But that may be obvious since it's an international affair.
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      CommentAuthorliquidcow
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
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    Just watched The Fountain and remembered this thread. Gotta say I didn't really like the film but I don't think it deserved booing. Boos should be reserved for really bad films, if ever.