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Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers


#1

Looks good to me. I can’t wait to see it this Saturday at TIFF. It’s the world premiere!



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#2

what the hell?..i mean I like some of Korines work but…what the hell?


#3

[quote=“Movie_Villain”]what the hell?..i mean I like some of Korines work but…what the hell?[/quote]

A bunch of anti-social “elderly” people wrecking shit in the trailer park and it’s all connected narratively by wait for it…SONG AND DANCE NUMBERS.



I’ve heard good things from the people I worked with at TIFF.


#4

What a video to watch half drunk. The bicycle part…oh god

I look a lot like Harmony Korine, I mean physically, did you know that?


#5

[quote=“RatQuiRit”]What a video to watch half drunk. The bicycle part…oh god

I look a lot like Harmony Korine, I mean physically, did you know that?[/quote]

You’re fat and bearded? Cause that’s what he looks like off heroin nowadays…



He’ll be at the screening of this. I can’t wait to ask him some questions.


#6

[quote=“F.W.”][quote=“RatQuiRit”]What a video to watch half drunk. The bicycle part…oh god

I look a lot like Harmony Korine, I mean physically, did you know that?[/quote]

You’re fat and bearded? Cause that’s what he looks like off heroin nowadays…



He’ll be at the screening of this. I can’t wait to ask him some questions.[/quote]

haha, oh shit I knew I should have checked how he looked like NOW.

Cause I look like the Harmony Korine who wrote Kids, kinda.

I also look like Hugo Lloris, the goal keeper of team France in soccer/football. But I also more or less look like me, sometimes. Not right now.


#7

[quote=“RatQuiRit”][quote=“F.W.”][quote=“RatQuiRit”]What a video to watch half drunk. The bicycle part…oh god

I look a lot like Harmony Korine, I mean physically, did you know that?[/quote]

You’re fat and bearded? Cause that’s what he looks like off heroin nowadays…



He’ll be at the screening of this. I can’t wait to ask him some questions.[/quote]

haha, oh shit I knew I should have checked how he looked like NOW.

Cause I look like the Harmony Korine who wrote Kids, kinda.

I also look like Hugo Lloris, the goal keeper of team France in soccer/football. But I also more or less look like me, sometimes. Not right now.[/quote]

As long as Lilli doesn’t look like you none of my dreams are ruined.


#8

Ahah, don’t worry, I don’t look like RatQuiRit. Though I’m a brunette and you have dark hair RatQuitRit, right ?



Btw the trailer of Trash Humpers looks very… trash. Very Harmony Korine, Gummo-like and all. Will this be shot in digital with all those vhs flaws ? Or is it the vid ?



Oh and have you seen Mister Lonely ? I could see it at Cannes when I was at the festival, it was selected that yeah but couldn’t make it in the end, I went to another screening. But it looked way more “normal” for a Harmory Korine, except that of course it was again about a freak community but the directing was less chaotic.


#9

[quote=“cyber-lili”]Ahah, don’t worry, I don’t look like RatQuiRit. Though I’m a brunette and you have dark hair RatQuitRit, right ?



Btw the trailer of Trash Humpers looks very… trash. Very Harmony Korine, Gummo-like and all. Will this be shot in digital with all those vhs flaws ? Or is it the vid ?



Oh and have you seen Mister Lonely ? I could see it at Cannes when I was at the festival, it was selected that yeah but couldn’t make it in the end, I went to another screening. But it looked way more “normal” for a Harmory Korine, except that of course it was again about a freak community but the directing was less chaotic.[/quote]

Yeah, I liked Mister Lonely.



This wasn’t shot on digital. Harmony doesn’t do that “lemme shoot on high end and make it look crappy in post because that makes me a real filmmaker”. This is REALLY shot on VHS/analog/crappy 80s tapes. It looks like it could be edited in camera too…at least the titles because that’s the font those cameras use…


#10

Julien Donkey Boy is a fantastic film. I’ve said it before.



I am a huge fan of filmmakers using whatever format aesthetically suits their film. Cellphones, VHS, Pixelvision, MiniDV, 8 mm. I love that aspect of independent film too. Nick Zedd, the Kuchar Brothers, Richard Kern. Making their own street epics on little to no money. It’s so inspiring.



Provided, of course, that it was an aesthetic choice and not a bullshit pseudo-intellectual wank choice.



By the way, have you seen anything by Sadie Benning, F.W.? Her father is an avant-garde legend, but her stuff is amazing. Stuff she did when she was 16 on a Pixelvision camera her father gave her.


#11

[quote=“Angel”]Julien Donkey Boy is a fantastic film. I’ve said it before.



I am a huge fan of filmmakers using whatever format aesthetically suits their film. Cellphones, VHS, Pixelvision, MiniDV, 8 mm. I love that aspect of independent film too. Nick Zedd, the Kuchar Brothers, Richard Kern. Making their own street epics on little to no money. It’s so inspiring.



Provided, of course, that it was an aesthetic choice and not a bullshit pseudo-intellectual wank choice.



By the way, have you seen anything by Sadie Benning, F.W.? Her father is an avant-garde legend, but her stuff is amazing. Stuff she did when she was 16 on a Pixelvision camera her father gave her.[/quote]

I wholeheartedly agree with you because that’s the way I do it. I’m starting production on a miniDV film right now called “Pocahontas”. Sometimes it’s just the better way to go because it’s cheaper, it’s easier, doesn’t require a team to use and gives me the grimey look I like.



I haven’t seen any of Sadie Benning’s stuff but I will right now.


#12

[quote=“F.W.”]
I wholeheartedly agree with you because that’s the way I do it. I’m starting production on a miniDV film right now called “Pocahontas”. Sometimes it’s just the better way to go because it’s cheaper, it’s easier, doesn’t require a team to use and gives me the grimey look I like.
[/quote]

I love MiniDV. I’ve worked with 16mm, 35mm and 8mm. But I’ve always loved digital. Japanese directors understand how to use digital. But Western filmmakers are a little slow. Trying to make digital look like film is a complete waste in my opinion. You will always be able to tell the difference.



And why even bother? The digital aesthetic can be so beautiful. And so real. Take Inland Empire for example. Only on digital could you blow out the windows like Lynch did in that film. And to me, that looks amazing.



Not saying I don’t love film. I just have a soft spot for the digital aesthetic.


#13

[quote=“cyber-lili”]Ahah, don’t worry, I don’t look like RatQuiRit. Though I’m a brunette and you have dark hair RatQuitRit, right ?[/quote]

Yes, dark hair and dark eyes. Like Sicillians.


#14

[quote=“Angel”]And why even bother? The digital aesthetic can be so beautiful. And so real. Take Inland Empire for example. Only on digital could you blow out the windows like Lynch did in that film. And to me, that looks amazing.
[/quote]

I hated the movie, hated the story which was a waste of time. And the digital, sorry I’m very picky on that subject, but I hated SO MUCH ! It looked horrible. I was very disappointed.


#15

[quote=“cyber-lili”][quote=“Angel”]And why even bother? The digital aesthetic can be so beautiful. And so real. Take Inland Empire for example. Only on digital could you blow out the windows like Lynch did in that film. And to me, that looks amazing.
[/quote]

I hated the movie, hated the story which was a waste of time. And the digital, sorry I’m very picky on that subject, but I hated SO MUCH ! It looked horrible. I was very disappointed.[/quote]

It turns me on when you get critical. :wink:


#16

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Reminds me of the time I lost my virginity.


#17

I’m not even going to lie… that just looks so stupid :laugh: I still haven’t checked out ANYTHING from Korine out of lack of interest, and this doesn’t look like anything I’ll need to check out.



Reminds me of Bride of Frank for some reason.


#18

“I remember when I was a child there was a small group of elderly people who would hang out in the back alleys and under bridges by my house,” said Korine in a director’s statement. “They always seemed to be getting drunk and dancing. One night I looked out my bedroom window and saw a group of them humping trash cans and laughing. It sounded like they were speaking a strange invented language. This is a movie about them.”



Left me speechless


#19

[quote=“pantsman”]I’m not even going to lie… that just looks so stupid :laugh: I still haven’t checked out ANYTHING from Korine out of lack of interest, and this doesn’t look like anything I’ll need to check out.



Reminds me of Bride of Frank for some reason.[/quote]

I think you have to understand his other films. On the surface a lot of the antics of his subjects, usually the fringe groups, look stupid and immature but it’s the way Korine pays careful attention to them and how real they are. He can find beauty in trash like no one else. This film could go either way, as any experiment could but to write off a few out of context clips is ignorant, frankly.


#20

[quote=“F.W.”][quote=“pantsman”]I’m not even going to lie… that just looks so stupid :laugh: I still haven’t checked out ANYTHING from Korine out of lack of interest, and this doesn’t look like anything I’ll need to check out.



Reminds me of Bride of Frank for some reason.[/quote]I think you have to understand his other films. On the surface a lot of the antics of his subjects, usually the fringe groups, look stupid and immature but it’s the way Korine pays careful attention to them and how real they are. He can find beauty in trash like no one else. This film could go either way, as any experiment could but to write off a few out of context clips is ignorant, frankly.[/quote]
Think whatever you’d like, I know that I’ve seen films far more strange than Korine’s work will ever be and I know I’m an open minded viewer, so whatever. I can’t help it, to me it’s silly looking and gets a laugh out of me. Who knows, maybe I’ll someday stumble upon it and find it terribly interesting and everything I’ve been searching for in cinema but for right now - not interested. Not when I have so many other flicks that actually do interest me waiting on my viewing.