It's true, I didn't think this movie was very good. Here's a proposal: when the DVD is released next year, you and I can get together with a couple of beers and try figuring out the cause of our disagreement.
Steve MacFarlane...What world are you living in? Get off of your high horse, chill out and re-watch the movie...and this time, try to see it without your ego. I can hear your ego screaming all through your review. Why so scornful?
Wow, you really didn't like this film, did you? Personally I found it rather delightful, insightful and sincere. Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks.
Deeply Felt was also the name of my pool (billiards) team.
oh man i read that one back in the 70's, twice, it was something that was like the opposite of the music i was so hooked on at the time, and ironically, proceeds from this book and the more famous Kesey novel were used to send the Merry Pranksters on the road to infamy. I have not seen the movie, but am happy to see it re-released, a must see for me , a must read for anyone interested in a seriously strong cup of literature
Hello all, so i researched your subject and found out hes a complete loser. Word is he doesn't even take care of his so called son. So how is he suppose to be working at a bowling alley to support his son when all i see around is him traveling and getting wasted and making a complete ass of himself at the Milwualke premiere. This person is not struggling, he does it to himself and wants to make you feel sorry for him. I despise people like that, I would rather record myself wiping my buns then to watch such a nonsense of a film. Getting drunk, high, and abandoning his son is not a hero, so don't waste your money on this film because the money will go towards his next fix.
Very nice review. That exasperating quality of Goodman's—as well as why the guy was so hot—come off palpably in the film. More at www.paulgoodmanfilm.com. See you at Film Forum!
- Roger Smith
all these re-makes make me want to kill myself
Well, this has me pretty psyched to see a doc I never imagined would be made. Among college professors in my early career, the biggest influence after Carl Rogers. His understanding of modern institutions is way off on big points, but he took the huge step of actually regarding them *as* institutions and attempting to understand their social goals.
I'm sure Walt Whitman was unbearable much of the time, too.
I could NOT disagree with you more.
Public Access curation suffers from the lack of diversity of evidence. Digging up the 1970's and 80's seems akin to paleontology. But the rareness is determined not by the scarcity of fossils but by the time and effort by the curators which seems to be limited.
My program "Videowave" went through that crude clanky era in public access yet its still on the air. Why no one even inquired about my series or others shows a lack of investigation skills.
Wonderful article! You really captured the particular quality that makes Weld so special and unusual.
Most trails were original animal tracks!! Horses across the wilderness then wagons, then autos then trucks, then Interstate Highways. Looks like it should have been to 6th graders for a Social Studies class. Will I pay money for it? Hmm. maybe it will be 'on demand'? No? Not that good.
it's entirely inaccurate to call it Marxist; it has no suggestion of collective ownership, which is the cornerstone feature of Marxism; anything that brings into question oppression and abuse of power isn't "Marxist"; you might as well then call Thomas Jefferson and the American Revolution "Marxist"! ;)
As for the movie, I liked it quite a lot, it seemed to have a nice positive energy about it.
"gentile actors simulating sweaty Semitic sex appeal"
I guess Jewish actor Logan Lerman will be simulating sweaty gallic sex appeal in the upcoming Three Musketeers.
Couldn't agree more, especially after seeing this movie last night... she is something quite special!
Homely girl I beg to differ. To me, Jenna is a beauty and to top that she seems to be a genuinely nice lady. I would be flattered to be compared to her. I know so many think Jennifer Aniston is a great beauty but let me tell you, to me Jenna has it all over her. She's radiant. http://bit.ly/oOWTym
Atwell sat down recently to discuss the finer points of her soldier character, Peggy Carter, and how the woman in director Joe Johnston’s epic will set the standard for her for all upcoming roles that are deemed "strong women." http://bit.ly/pEJd4q
The "suspense" part of the film works brilliantly, but James Miller (Shimell)'s "on and off" proficiency in Italian (e.g., he manages to speak chunks of Italian in praise of his translator at the beginning of the film, but inexplicably doesn't seem to understand a word of Italian the woman at the cafe speaks and needs Elle [Binoche] to translate for him) is obviously a slip. Since the linguistic gap is to crucial to the misunderstanding, the fly in the ointment regrettably makes the otherwise intriguing premise of the film conspicuously flawed.
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