Six Feet Under (Rolling Season Five Thread w/ SPOILERS)[now also NSFW]

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The show returns for its fifth and final season on Monday, June 6th with episode 52, "A Coat Of White Primer."

Who here is psyched? I know that I am.

Apparently something big happens by the middle of this season. Let's just hope that it's better than David getting carjacked.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Sunday, 8 May 2005 21:52 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm so over that show.

Jimmy Mod, Sultan of Sexxitime (ModJ), Sunday, 8 May 2005 21:54 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm not psyched but I will download and watch every episode anyway

Stan Fields (Stan Fields), Sunday, 8 May 2005 22:33 (sixteen years ago) link

Bastards with TVs...HBO being slow getting the DVDs out...I hate everything!*

*Not really.

Girolamo Savonarola, Sunday, 8 May 2005 22:35 (sixteen years ago) link

I have a hard time caring after S4. Though maybe someone will finally realize that acting like a dick?‚character development.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Sunday, 8 May 2005 23:01 (sixteen years ago) link

That should have been a "not equal" symbol. Damn ILX.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Sunday, 8 May 2005 23:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Melissa W (Melissa W), Sunday, 8 May 2005 23:10 (sixteen years ago) link

I know what you mean, Melissa. I did like a lot of the "Claire in art school" stuff because I recognized so much of it from my time in art school. Sometimes they go a little over the top, but they pretty much nail it, and it makes me wonder if the writers did a lot of research to get it right.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Sunday, 8 May 2005 23:22 (sixteen years ago) link

season 4 was awful, no one acted in realistic or even credible ways. hoping season 5 pulls it out.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Monday, 9 May 2005 05:15 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh that's nonsense. I think that some of the more outlandish plotlines (David's carjacking, Nate burying Lisa in the desert, and George's bomb shelter) pushed it a bit, but the more everyday stuff was pretty right on, especially everything having to do with Claire and Ruth.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Monday, 9 May 2005 14:18 (sixteen years ago) link

I thought the carjacking scene was a bit over the top until I heard a very very uncannily similar story occurring in Glasgow to a friend of mine. Not the same in crack and gasoline sense, but in a kidnapped>ATMs in various stores>no money left>taken to random abandoned place and nearly murdered way. Apparently the only thing that saved the dude was that he knew the passageway he was headed towards was going to dead end eventually, so he freaked out, cocked the guy in the face and ran away screaming.

Girolamo Savonarola, Monday, 9 May 2005 19:58 (sixteen years ago) link

Personally, I can't wait.

it's mashed potato time! (dymaxia), Monday, 9 May 2005 22:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, it's not so much that he got carjacked (depressingly common) so much as the execution was a little toooooooo much. I do like how that plot kinda hijacked the episode - apparently that's what they wanted, for it to be like a normal episode that suddenly takes a distressing turn. They pulled that off for sure.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Monday, 9 May 2005 23:20 (sixteen years ago) link

The episode immediately following the carjacking ("Terror Begins At Home") is my second favorite episode of the series after "The Opening" from season 3.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Monday, 9 May 2005 23:21 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh that's nonsense.

maybe, but among the people i know who watch the show it was the concensus.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Monday, 9 May 2005 23:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Well, I promise you that all the art school stuff was definitely right on. Olivier is a caricature, sure, but all the stuff with Claire/Edie/Russell/Jimmy/Anita and the classroom scenes with lesbian teacher - totally OTM.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Monday, 9 May 2005 23:29 (sixteen years ago) link

the art-school/Claire stuff was the only good part of last season. She (and her surrounding orbit) has really been the only character to keep me interested over the 2.25 seasons I've seen. Hate to go cliche, but she and her story/plotlines seem somewhat true, emotionally, where the rest are pained surrealism mixed with the-horrible-banality-of-modern-America stuff. Occasionally good but not routinely interesting.

milozauckerman (miloaukerman), Monday, 9 May 2005 23:34 (sixteen years ago) link

The absolute worst thing in season 4 is when Rico has that totally awful sexual daydream with the Catholic imagery. Sooooooooooooooooo bad. Really, the entire Rico plotline was awful, but it was good that he ended up leaving his wife and moving in with the Fishers. That should be interesting for season 5 anyway.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Monday, 9 May 2005 23:48 (sixteen years ago) link

Can I just say YAY!!! I'm looking forward to Season 5, and even if 4 was a little over the top, I didn't find it too far beyond belief. I didn't really like the Michell Trachtenberg-as-Britney-Spears plotline though, that was kind of dumb.

VegemiteGrrl (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 10 May 2005 02:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, I have to agree, the Britney subplot and subsequent affair with Keith was way more beyond the pale than the rest.

I think the only TV I've ever cried at in my life is the end of the first episode of Season 4, with the burial and all. My gf had also just unexpectedly decided to move away, too, so it was a bit about the timing, I suppose. But still gives me the chills.

Girolamo Savonarola, Tuesday, 10 May 2005 02:17 (sixteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...
this was alright. the Rico stuff is boring thought.

kyle (akmonday), Tuesday, 7 June 2005 05:38 (sixteen years ago) link

er, "though".

still, it does feel like the show needs to come to an end, doesn't it?

kyle (akmonday), Tuesday, 7 June 2005 05:39 (sixteen years ago) link

i liked last night a lot more than anything from last season, which was way way more "D" than "C".

PeopleFunnyBoy (PeopleFunnyBoy), Tuesday, 7 June 2005 13:25 (sixteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
this week's episode as excellent.

Also, they're moving it back to SUndays, since apparently no-one is watching it this year

kyle (akmonday), Wednesday, 29 June 2005 18:58 (sixteen years ago) link

Re-reading the earlier parts of the thread reminded me of how awful last season really was (and how much better this season is - and it seems to be getting even better).
The art school stuff was often preposterous - Claire's infatuation with Mena Suvari was ridiculous. Claire seems to be 3 or 4 different characters, depending on who wrote the episode.

But, yeah, this week's was great. The scene between Billy and George on the front stoop was somehow really moving.

Also, I can't get over my sudden fixation with Ileana Douglas after her cameo 2 eps ago. Jesus. So hot.

On a Strict El Cholo Diet (Bent Over at the Arclight), Thursday, 30 June 2005 05:31 (sixteen years ago) link

haha she was great! Funyons! "Now we can both fart!"

kyle (akmonday), Thursday, 30 June 2005 05:48 (sixteen years ago) link

The art school stuff was often preposterous - Claire's infatuation with Mena Suvari was ridiculous. Claire seems to be 3 or 4 different characters, depending on who wrote the episode.

exactly. OTM about everything in that post, actually, esp. ileana douglas.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Thursday, 30 June 2005 06:41 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
this season has been very good. there isn't much left of it though and I'm worried about what they're going to do with Nate and Maggie, that seems very rushed. She's cute and nice though.

kyle (akmonday), Wednesday, 20 July 2005 05:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Does anyone know whats happening with the availability of downloadable season 5 episodes? Apparently numerous fake and/or corrupted versions of the first few episodes have been circulating to try to prevent people from downloading and now I can't seem to find episode 7 anywhere, even though it originally aired on Sunday.

I would watch it on HBO if I could, of course.

Stan Fields (Stan Fields), Wednesday, 20 July 2005 21:35 (sixteen years ago) link

it seems that no-one is watching it this season, you'd think hbo would be happy people are bothering at all....although they'll undoubtedly blame lack of viewers on the internet (and not their complete lack of publicity about this season)

kyle (akmonday), Wednesday, 20 July 2005 21:39 (sixteen years ago) link

Maybe even the TV-rip groups have stopped watching it

Stan Fields (Stan Fields), Wednesday, 20 July 2005 22:00 (sixteen years ago) link

HOLY SHIT

kyle (akmonday), Thursday, 28 July 2005 13:12 (sixteen years ago) link

I really wish I had HBO. I've been reading the recaps on TWOP and it just can't compare. It sounds like it's been great this season.

Candicissima (candicissima), Thursday, 28 July 2005 13:25 (sixteen years ago) link

i don't know if it's been great but it's been better than usual.

kyle (akmonday), Thursday, 28 July 2005 13:28 (sixteen years ago) link

i think its been great, that last episode was fucking intense.

cutty (mcutt), Thursday, 28 July 2005 13:30 (sixteen years ago) link

"you can kill a man with a chopstick"

j blount (papa la bas), Thursday, 28 July 2005 13:37 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't know, I think the quality has actually been fairly consistent from season 3 onward, aside from a few duds. I'm always going to be partial to the mid-period of this show.

But yeah, "Singing For Our Lives" is an instant classic. I'm excited to see how the final four are going to go down. Should be pretty intense.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Thursday, 28 July 2005 13:56 (sixteen years ago) link

I really really really disagree with people about Claire. I think half the point of the character is that she kinda flits around in search of herself, and the frustration comes from when she retreats back to acting like a bratty self-involved kid after showing herself to be a pretty amazing adult when she wants to be. I find it hard to imagine that none of you have ever met people like that!

The storyline with Mena Suvari was pretty right on and realistic, esp. when Claire had to realize that she just couldn't commit to anything beyond a surface flirtation with bisexuality.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Thursday, 28 July 2005 14:00 (sixteen years ago) link

I mean, really, if any of you have been to art school in the past ten years, I can't imagine how you'd think the stuff there was even remotely "preposterous." Some bits were exaggerated for dramatic effect, but they nailed so many details and character types, I find it amazing that the entire writing staff are not art school graduates.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Thursday, 28 July 2005 14:02 (sixteen years ago) link

so next week should be pretty fucking emotional

j blount (papa la bas), Monday, 1 August 2005 00:56 (sixteen years ago) link

I was really hoping moms was going to get eaten by a cougar.

milozauckerman (miloaukerman), Monday, 1 August 2005 03:55 (sixteen years ago) link

so did i!

this season has been so good.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Monday, 1 August 2005 04:10 (sixteen years ago) link

when can we start talking about the last episode? because i just really need to scream FUCK over and over until someone else tells me they saw it.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Monday, 1 August 2005 11:36 (sixteen years ago) link

I saw it... just when Six Feet Under was getting REALLY FUN again to watch, they go and throw an emotional monkeywrench in there and now I fear it will be unbearably depressing till the end of season and well into the next. It's always been an emotional trainwreck, but it was somehow light enough to be hilarious this whole season. That's the reason this season has been so great.

He Who Can Not Be Named, Monday, 1 August 2005 17:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Also, do you think there is some *message* they are trying to deliver with the show? It is about death and it seems to perpetually be about the death of situations as well. Change, renewal and that sort of shit.

He Who Can Not Be Named, Monday, 1 August 2005 17:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Isn't this the last season???

Also, I really liked how they managed to tie up a few things there.

mcd (mcd), Monday, 1 August 2005 17:59 (sixteen years ago) link

NO way. That sucks. I was just getting into it.

He Who Can Not Be Named, Monday, 1 August 2005 19:33 (sixteen years ago) link

Also, do you think there is some *message* they are trying to deliver with the show? It is about death and it seems to perpetually be about the death of situations as well. Change, renewal and that sort of shit.

are you new to the show?

and yes, this is the last season.

kyle (akmonday), Monday, 1 August 2005 19:56 (sixteen years ago) link

At least it washed out the bad memory of "Narm!" from my head. Loved stoner boy David in the van. I think I went to high school with him.

M. White (Miguelito), Monday, 1 August 2005 20:00 (sixteen years ago) link

are you new to the show?

Not really, I didn't watch it for one season and I didn't really like it until this season. Lots of shows have drama and bad shit happen, like Desperate Housewives for instance, but this one had a very obvious method of creating a comfortable situation and then destroying it and creating something new out of it.

Hopefully there will be many more episodes of this last season.

He Who Can Not Be Named, Monday, 1 August 2005 21:00 (sixteen years ago) link

ex-wife's... yes I know.

bah, Wednesday, 3 August 2005 02:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, but his motivation was to get his family back together, not to humiliate Vanessa. He's clumsy and a bit of a dumbass, but his aim is true.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Wednesday, 3 August 2005 02:27 (sixteen years ago) link

While it's true that Rico's methods there were really badly thought out and inconsiderate, it's just another example of him going out of his way to get MORE responsibility. When has Nate ever tried to do anything but dodge responsibility? The only time he ever accepts any is when he's guilted into it.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Wednesday, 3 August 2005 02:30 (sixteen years ago) link

separated...whatever!

Come on, Rico was a little fuck. His wife's having major depression issues, so he starts seeing a girl on the side? It took him long enough to really feel guilty about it, didn't it? And then, he played the big macho bullshit with her about it being "his house" and "his kids" and "I don't like you going out with other people" and all this bullshit. Nate would've never pulled that crap. And Nate would've acted like the little lying weasel to manipulate Vanessa back into his life like Rico did. Because Nate's "in touch" with his feelings, "bro."

gah, Wednesday, 3 August 2005 02:31 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, I'm not saying that's not bad stuff about Rico, but dude, Nate never pulled that stuff because the last thing he'd ever want is responsibility. However, trying to make Nate out to be even remotely honest, esp. about infidelity, is pretty rich!

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Wednesday, 3 August 2005 02:33 (sixteen years ago) link

Also, I guess you missed the part about Rico having the latino machismo thing shoved directly up his ass. It's not about him wanting more responsibility, it's all about what a man should have. And a man should be the boss of his wife and the king of the castle even if he fucked up and she doesn't want him there. I suppose you think that bullshit about Rico flipping out on Nate for his innocent comment about the latino family going broke on an expensive casket was not totally uncalled for. Hey, guess what? Nate was trying to help a poor family out! Rico was trying to sell them the most expensive shit he could because "We're latino's, we don't go broke. Every person pitches in at times like these."

Heyah, Wednesday, 3 August 2005 02:36 (sixteen years ago) link

Also, let's look at Rico's relationship with the stripper - he meets her, and gets a blowjob. He feels weird about, so he strikes up a friendship. Before too long, he's supporting her financially and giving her help with her kid and playing a sugar daddy sort of role. All the while, he is not having any kind of sexual relationship. He only fucks her after Vanessa finds out and he freaks out. Rico's idea of an affair is taking on more responsibility!

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Wednesday, 3 August 2005 02:36 (sixteen years ago) link

See last comment. Rico is a little fucking boy trying to be big latino man. He liked his ego stroked by the stripper and that is why he took care of her and then she was all he had after Vanessa left him.

I disagree about the stripper, Wednesday, 3 August 2005 02:40 (sixteen years ago) link

Well, Rico is also the only partner trying to keep the business afloat - Nate's too prissy and selfrighteous to entertain the notion that selling product doesn't have to be a bad or manipulative thing, especially if the customer WANTS the high end products. From Nate's point of view, he was trying to be nice, but really he was just being very condescending and very white-privileged-liberal, and Rico was totally in the right to snap at him. Nate doesn't have to worry about money, but Rico does. Nate doesn't have to worry about the future of the company, or its place in the community, but Rico does.

My friend and I were talking about Rico the other night, and it's kinda icky how virtually all of Rico's major flaws seem to be attributed to his culture and upbringing. But then again, a lot of the best things about him happen to be in contrast to the liberal white privelege of the Fishers.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Wednesday, 3 August 2005 02:43 (sixteen years ago) link

you guys.

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 3 August 2005 02:44 (sixteen years ago) link

Nope, they've done that plenty of times on the show before where they've showed them offering cheap options. You're right: David and Nate aren't comfortable about the business and seem to be more concerned about the families, whereas Rico constantly jokes about the dead people and the money!

Oh yeah! Did you forget that? Rico doesn't seem to give a shit about the people. What about the scene with Nate's first fuck lying on the mortuary table and Rico says, "How's she holding up?" to Nate? Cool?

The way the latino casket scene happened, it just sounded like Nate was saying, "Jesus, the regular expensive casket wasn't good enough, you had to charge them an extra $300 to switch the handles?" Remember, Nate didn't know what the fuck they were saying because they were speaking Spanish, so how does he know Rico isn't just trying to sell them the most expensive stuff?

Rico totally turned it around in an instant. It's hard to tell from a script, but the way the scene was acted, it just sounded like Nate was mindlessly responding without really thinking about what race the people were. His comment was directed more toward the fact that everything was the best of the best. "We take care of our family" "Yeah and go broke doing it" ... same shit I've heard in a dozen other circumstances. It's just a comment about wasting money, not about how poor latinos are.

I disagree about the casket options, Wednesday, 3 August 2005 02:53 (sixteen years ago) link

I like how white people always play the "That wasn't racist, it was just really assholish!" card.

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 3 August 2005 04:36 (sixteen years ago) link

White people be assholes.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Wednesday, 3 August 2005 05:54 (sixteen years ago) link

WHITE PEOPLE!

(you're killing yourselves...)

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Wednesday, 3 August 2005 07:24 (sixteen years ago) link


I like how white people always play the "That wasn't racist, it was just really assholish!" card.

That wasn't the card I was playing at all because I don't think Nate was being assholish in the least. Just Rico.

Or perhaps you have never heard the following:

"A car in the city? You'll go broke on parking alone... or parking tickets!"

"Can't smoke anymore, you'll go broke."

Ghost of Dan Perry's Brain (which is dead), Wednesday, 3 August 2005 13:59 (sixteen years ago) link

But I do love it when people play the "playing the card" card. So transparently manipulative.

Perry Whirling Hall of Braindead, Wednesday, 3 August 2005 14:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Hmm, very jocky of you.

Picture... wow, brilliant., Wednesday, 3 August 2005 14:08 (sixteen years ago) link

Hmm, very jocky of you.

-- Picture... wow, brilliant. (jock...), August 3rd, 2005.

Picture... wow, brilliant., Wednesday, 3 August 2005 14:11 (sixteen years ago) link

Hmm, very jocky of you. I like the guy's hand on the far right best.

What are you trying to say, anyway? Is sucking cock bad, wrong and insulting?

-- Picture... wow, brilliant. (jock...), August 3rd, 2005., Wednesday, 3 August 2005 14:20 (sixteen years ago) link

http://media.mth.net/jimmy_fr/v3/images/series/six_feet_under/perso_300_210/david.jpg

Thank you, sir. May I have another?

Picture... wow, brilliant., Wednesday, 3 August 2005 14:25 (sixteen years ago) link

http://media.mth.net/jimmy_fr/v3/images/series/six_feet_under/perso_300_210/david.jpg

Thank you, sir. May I have another?

tee hee, Wednesday, 3 August 2005 14:28 (sixteen years ago) link

http://media.mth.net/jimmy_fr/v3/images/series/six_feet_under/perso_300_210/david.jpg

Thank you, sir. May I have another?

do, Wednesday, 3 August 2005 14:32 (sixteen years ago) link

http://media.mth.net/jimmy_fr/v3/images/series/six_feet_under/perso_300_210/david.jpg

Thank you, sir. May I have another?

joye, Wednesday, 3 August 2005 14:47 (sixteen years ago) link

http://media.mth.net/jimmy_fr/v3/images/series/six_feet_under/perso_300_210/david.jpg

Thank you, sir. May I have another?

zbra, Wednesday, 3 August 2005 14:51 (sixteen years ago) link

http://media.mth.net/jimmy_fr/v3/images/series/six_feet_under/perso_300_210/david.jpg

Thank you, sir. May I have another?

Mmm, I think I'm going to get a hot dog for lunch, Wednesday, 3 August 2005 15:11 (sixteen years ago) link

worst googler ever!

j blount (papa la bas), Wednesday, 3 August 2005 16:54 (sixteen years ago) link

He should have asked for hair dye tips instead, that would have been less annoying.

Leon C. (Ex Leon), Wednesday, 3 August 2005 16:56 (sixteen years ago) link

http://media.mth.net/jimmy_fr/v3/images/series/six_feet_under/perso_300_210/david.jpg

Could I have some hair dye tips?

Worst "Googler" Ever, Wednesday, 3 August 2005 17:18 (sixteen years ago) link

http://media.mth.net/jimmy_fr/v3/images/series/six_feet_under/perso_300_210/david.jpg

Thank you, sir. May I have another?

That guy on the right looks like my in-law, Wednesday, 3 August 2005 22:10 (sixteen years ago) link

WHITE PEOPLE!

(you're killing yourselves...)

wonder showzen!

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 3 August 2005 22:15 (sixteen years ago) link

Great episode, though it makes me wish the hippie-stoner sister (Clarkson) was on it more than Ruth.

milozauckerman (miloaukerman), Monday, 8 August 2005 04:16 (sixteen years ago) link

That episode was easily one of the top 5 best episodes of the series. I felt gutted the whole time.

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Monday, 8 August 2005 11:56 (sixteen years ago) link

two months pass...
I just finished watching the last episode. I'm not sure if the ending was great or trite...probably the latter. I'm really going to miss this show though. The first two seasons are probably the best thing that has ever been shown on tv. And I dont think I've ever cared as much for charachters on tv as the ones on this show.

Fuck you Alan Ball for cancelling the show! Could you perhaps consider a spin off with Olivier and Brenda's mom?

Lovelace (Lovelace), Saturday, 8 October 2005 23:08 (sixteen years ago) link

It would obviously be a sitcom.

Lovelace (Lovelace), Saturday, 8 October 2005 23:13 (sixteen years ago) link

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Paybox entertainment chief Robert GreenblattRobert Greenblatt also has recruited "Six Feet" helmer Michael CuestaMichael Cuesta to direct the project, one of four hourlong pilots Showtime ordered in June.

Hall will play Dexter Morgan, a Miami Police Dept. forensics expert who moonlights as a serial killer -- murdering only guilty parties. Based on the Jeff Lindsay novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter," series comes from scribe James Manos Jr.James Manos Jr. ("The Sopranos""The Sopranos"), who will exec produce with John GoldwynJohn Goldwyn and Sara Colleton.

Other pilots in the works at Showtime are "Filthy Gorgeous," about the world of high-end escorts, from producers Craig ZadanCraig Zadan and Neil MeronNeil Meron and writer Ron Nyswaner; "The Tudors," period piece about the younger years of Henry VIII, from writer Michael Hirst and producers Ben SilvermanBen Silverman, Eric FellnerEric Fellner and Tim Bevan; and "The Bastard," revolving around a lawyer looking to wrest his birthright away from his wealthy dysfunctional family, from scribe Robert Greenwalt.

Hall's credits include the John Woo feature "Paycheck""Paycheck" and the Broadway productions of "Cabaret" and "Chicago."

sfundah (shookout), Sunday, 9 October 2005 12:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Poor, poor Showtime. Everything they put on seems like the retarded cousin of HBO's original series.

milozauckerman (miloaukerman), Sunday, 9 October 2005 16:11 (sixteen years ago) link

sixteen years pass...

Whenever you get tired of the principals (something I could say of almost everyone at one point or another except maybe David), there's always Patricia Clarkson, Kathy Bates, Joanna Cassidy, and Catherine O'Hara having the time of their lives.

Some debate over the art-school stuff above. For me, the worst--it's a parody of a parody, a meta-parody of how movies fun of art school. Much of it is spouted by Olivier: worse even than the cocktail chatter in Woody Allen's Manhattan. (If it's accurate, so be it--doesn't make it any less horrifying, just makes me glad I never went to art school.)

clemenza, Sunday, 10 October 2021 23:58 (two weeks ago) link

"movies make fun of"

clemenza, Sunday, 10 October 2021 23:58 (two weeks ago) link

The first time I watched it through I was studying for a mixed arts-style undergraduate degree and the art school stuff - Claire and Russell's self-important disaffectedness, Jimmy's on-the-nose pseudo-celebrity, the cocaine photo exhibition...that all felt very otm. Hideous, but accurate.

tangent x (tangenttangent), Monday, 11 October 2021 11:25 (two weeks ago) link

I guess I got a bit of that taking a film degree in the early '80s, but not nearly as over-the-top (and, except for one course, we were studying films, not making them).

clemenza, Monday, 11 October 2021 13:18 (two weeks ago) link


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