[quote]I heard that this movie was trash and the only reason people actually went to see it is because the blowjob scene was real[/quote]
I don’t understand this backlash against it. You all have these negative thoughts about a film you haven’t even seen. I’m actually with Gallo when he says he can’t understand the bad press against the film…meaning, this is a very independant, personal film. This isn’t ALIEN VS. PREDATOR or THE EXORICIST: THE BEGINNING. Granted I haven’t seen those, and I use those in arguements stating the American public’s taste is going downhill (or always has been) when movies like that top the box office–and I haven’t seen them.
But the point I’m trying to make is, there is a difference. AVP and ETB are made by committee for the sole purpose of making money. No artistic quality whatsoever.
THE BROWN BUNNY was basically made by one man. Gallo directed, wrote, produced, was mostly the dop, etc. Why is everyone treating this film like Hollywood garbage.
[quote]but from what I have seen it is nothing special.[/quote]
But you haven’t seen the film. See it, then if it doesn’t work for you, articulate why.
I donÃ‚Â´t think that it is okay that Gallo said he wishes that Ebert dies on cancer.[/quote]
But is it right for Ebert to sit there and label his very personal film that he spent years making, “the worst in Cannes film festival history?” No, it wasn’t right what Gallo said, but it was just a reaction. And by the way, Ebert and Gallo have made amends, and Ebert gave thumbs up to the edited version of THE BROWN BUNNY that is now in theaters.
Above all, when he later cut the movie for 26 min. and there were not that much people inn Cannes who really liked it.
For me there is a huge difference between directors like Qt and VG. [/quote]
First of all, were you at Cannes? Because Gallo said there were applauses, while others say there were boos. I’m sure there were both, and both parties have their own agendas for their stories. But the problem is, everyone is caught up in the hype of the film, just like FAHRENHEIT 9/11, without actually examining the picture. And that’s what I have a problem with, and what makes me so angry.
I’m not even going to touch the QT/VG comparison b/c they’re 2 totally different directors, with 2 totally different agendas. I’m a huge Tarantino fan, and he’s nothing like Gallo, but that doesn’t make Gallo good or bad. It’s like comparing QT to Scorsese. The only thing they have in common in their love and astute knowledge of film (QT and MS that is).
Anyhow, see the film, and then we’ll talk. I’m not saying you’ll like it, I’m not even trying to convince you that its good. And if you notice, I point out things I didn’t like. I didn’t even give it a rave review.
But is it so taboo to put a blow job in a movie? I mean, come on (no pun intended). Grow up, and don’t write off a film like this just b/c of the hype.