- Curious to know if anyone here has seen the new Shyamalan film yet? Despite
the negative press, I've heard from a number of trusted cinephile friends that
it's a great film.
I know we have some Shyamalan fans here; Bill's on record as being an
"Unbreakable" fan, and the Contracampo critics (Filipe, Ruy, et al) also seem to be
fans, if Top 10 lists are anything to go by. I'm not quite on board yet, but I
plan to revisit his previous work after I see "The Village."
- Gallo's loathers and lovers should read his interview (in french) for Les
Inrockuptibles (cover: himself and Jim Jarmusch). He talks about the Cannes
print and his final one, his own, which is 30-minutes shorter. I love the
film and have written about it for Contracampo on Sept-Oct-2003. It reminded
me also of Bob Rafelson's "Five Easy Pieces". So the reference on Jack
Nicholson gets even more amusing, Bill.
----- Original Message -----
From: "hotlove666" <hotlove666@...>
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 2:44 AM
Subject: [a_film_by] Brown Bunny
> So what's not to like? It's a painter's film -- I like every shot.
> Actually, it the visual quality drops at the end, but at least that
> part's honest. I remember Monte Hellman's comment on the Buffalo 66
> script, which he'd have loved to direct -- he said that Gallo had the
> potential to be a better actor than Jack Nicholson because, as
> evidenced by that script, he had a capacity to be honest about
> himself that Nicholson lacked. (For those who haven't seen it -- like
> me! -- he plays a manic loser who's afraid to take his underwear off
> to bathe, but is saved by love anyway.) Bunny is replete with Two-
> Lane Blacktop tributes, but it isn't in any way a Hellman film.
> Cheers to Cannes for even showing it.