The Hal Ashby Poll

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no thread for this guy? wtf

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Being There 10
The Last Detail 9
Harold and Maude 4
Shampoo 3
Bound for Glory 2
Lookin' to Get Out 1
The Landlord 1
Coming Home 1
Second Hand Hearts 0
Let's Spend the Night Together 0
Solo Trans 0
The Slugger's Wife 0
8 Million Ways to Die 0


Dr. Lol Evans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 September 2010 21:25 (thirteen years ago) link

would love to see Solo Trans (altho it sounds like it has more to do with the Shocking Pinks than with Trans)

Dr. Lol Evans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 September 2010 21:31 (thirteen years ago) link

I've seen the first 7, and it's The Last Detail over Shampoo and Coming Home.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 September 2010 21:41 (thirteen years ago) link

what's yr take on the Landlord - have waffled over that one at the video store but never gotten it

Dr. Lol Evans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 September 2010 21:43 (thirteen years ago) link

Coming Home is like a commercial for PMS relief.

The Landlord through Shampoo is a great run though.

Gucci Mane hermeneuticist (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 September 2010 21:47 (thirteen years ago) link

(voted for Shampoo)

Gucci Mane hermeneuticist (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 September 2010 21:47 (thirteen years ago) link

no love for Being There?

Dr. Lol Evans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 September 2010 21:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Coming Home sounds exactly like the kinda movie I can't bear to watch, altho Rudy Wurlitzer was involved...?

also lol at Ollie Stone being the screenwriter on his last movie

Dr. Lol Evans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 September 2010 21:52 (thirteen years ago) link

really love The Last Detail. its got my vote.

circa1916, Friday, 10 September 2010 22:03 (thirteen years ago) link

Being There is possibly my favorite movie of all-time, but The Last Detail, Bound for Glory and Coming Home are also essentially perfect.

Need to see The Landlord.

avant-sarsgaard (litel), Friday, 10 September 2010 22:04 (thirteen years ago) link

of what i've seen i'll go with being there. i need to rewatch the last detail though. i saw a super-shitty VHS copy in the mid 90s ans you could barely hear it.

went overboard trying to do the Soul Train → (will), Friday, 10 September 2010 22:07 (thirteen years ago) link

and

went overboard trying to do the Soul Train → (will), Friday, 10 September 2010 22:07 (thirteen years ago) link

What's essentially perfect about Coming Home? Borderline offensive to me: Jane Fonda can't wait to have her consciousness raised by a great fuck from a disllusioned vet.

Gucci Mane hermeneuticist (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 September 2010 22:07 (thirteen years ago) link

Being There is probably his best, most cohesive overall movie, but I love the hell out of Harold and Maude and Last Detail too. Could never get too into Shampoo for some reason. Had no idea he did a Neil Young concert movie! I'm assuming it is not available on DVD ...

tylerw, Friday, 10 September 2010 22:08 (thirteen years ago) link

it's totally out-of-print, and apparently unrelated to the other Trans tour footage I've seen (which is HILARIOUS and kind of awesome. Nils Lofgren does some interpretive dancing!)

Dr. Lol Evans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 September 2010 22:11 (thirteen years ago) link

man his 80s is even bleaker than altman's or peckinpah's. voted last detail over shampoo, being there getting a somewhat more distant third over harold and maude. boy robert towne huh?

balls, Friday, 10 September 2010 22:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Shampoo is kinda light on the laughs but the last 20 minutes or so are great.

Dr. Lol Evans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 September 2010 22:12 (thirteen years ago) link

"I fucked 'em all, okay?"

Dr. Lol Evans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 10 September 2010 22:12 (thirteen years ago) link

i am the motherfukkin shore patrol

Ward Fowler, Friday, 10 September 2010 22:15 (thirteen years ago) link

the Biskind book on seventies Hollywood was devastating about Ashby's decline: drug addiction until cancer killed him.

Gucci Mane hermeneuticist (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 September 2010 22:16 (thirteen years ago) link

If you're interested in Ashby, I'd strongly recommend A Decade Under the Influence. Even more than Scorsese or Coppola or Altman, he's the film's hero. I watched Coming Home a couple of months ago for the first time since it came out (when I saw it more than once). If Joe Rudi was an overrated underrated baseball player, Coming Home is an underrated overrated film. It was probably overrated in its day, because of its stars and because Vietnam was still a volatile subject for a film in 1978, but I thought it held up very well. A little soap opera-ish for sure, and I know Kael hated the taming of Fonda in Coming Home and The China Syndrome, but--more so than the big spectacles from Coppola and Cimino--it's character and story-driven, and (I think) ultimately moving, especially Voight's speech at the end. (Enough so that I temporarily forget about what a creep Voight has become.) So I'll take that over Shampoo's lively but lesser Nashville[i]. ([i]Bound for Glory is the one '70s film I haven't seen.)

clemenza, Friday, 10 September 2010 22:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Taglines for
The Slugger's Wife (1985)

How can a woman walk out on a love like this? Just Watch!

A love story about two of America's favorite pastimes.

Memorable quotes for
The Slugger's Wife (1985)

Burly DeVito: I'm a manager, not a pimp!

buzza, Friday, 10 September 2010 22:19 (thirteen years ago) link

bound for glory kinda seems like it should be great, but it never quite makes it there.

tylerw, Friday, 10 September 2010 22:19 (thirteen years ago) link

What's essentially perfect about Coming Home? Borderline offensive to me: Jane Fonda can't wait to have her consciousness raised by a great fuck from a disllusioned vet.
Antiwar drama whose message resonates stronger than most, if not all, films of the same ilk made a generation later.

avant-sarsgaard (litel), Friday, 10 September 2010 23:56 (thirteen years ago) link

I agree with its politics, but not its sexual politics -- and certainly not its cardboard characters.

Gucci Mane hermeneuticist (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 11 September 2010 00:17 (thirteen years ago) link

of what i've seen:

dislike: shampoo, bound for glory and, uh, 8 million ways to die

love: being there, last detail, harold & maude

neutral: the apartment (tho always liked that the intro credit of his name is over a graffit'd 'fuck you')

johnny crunch, Saturday, 11 September 2010 00:31 (thirteen years ago) link

cardboard characters

I'll give you Fonda--don't agree, but I can at least see what you mean. Voight, no way.

clemenza, Saturday, 11 September 2010 00:33 (thirteen years ago) link

Fuck Harold & Maude, particularly its obnoxious screenplay trivializing old age and death by 29-year-old Colin Higgins. I'm sure it would've been wiser if he'd written it after he died of AIDS at 47.

(I suppose Ashby did the best he could with it. First of many annoying Ruth Gordon performances too.)

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 11 September 2010 01:17 (thirteen years ago) link

i like harold and maude but that movie has ALOT to answer for, basically the beat happening of movies

balls, Saturday, 11 September 2010 02:30 (thirteen years ago) link

landlord is really amazing. gordon willis' first film iirc

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 11 September 2010 02:42 (thirteen years ago) link

Still need to see the director's cut version of Lookin' To Get Out

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 11 September 2010 03:06 (thirteen years ago) link

Fuck Harold & Maude, particularly its obnoxious screenplay trivializing old age and death by 29-year-old Colin Higgins.
Yeah, the film has never sat right with me in how it treats such morbidity for quirky laughs.

avant-sarsgaard (litel), Saturday, 11 September 2010 05:03 (thirteen years ago) link

are we talking abt the kid's faked death attempts here or

zvookster, Saturday, 11 September 2010 17:29 (thirteen years ago) link

The Last Detail over Harold & Maude & Shampoo. bound for glory, coming home & being there worth seeing. 8 million ways to die dire.

zvookster, Saturday, 11 September 2010 17:31 (thirteen years ago) link

actually, the kid's faked death attempts are the best thing in H&M. No, Maude is the big problem. Too cute by a half.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 11 September 2010 17:36 (thirteen years ago) link

who the fuck is Hall Ashby (can a mod fix that plz...?)

watched The Last Detail over the weekend. pretty good but not his best, seemed rather limited in scope, kinda predictable. some funny bits though.

Dr. Lol Evans (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 13 September 2010 18:12 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 15 October 2010 23:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 16 October 2010 23:01 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

was looking forward to 'being there' from all i've read here and elsewhere. turned it off when it started to point towards the rich wife being encouraged to screw the moron in front of the dying rich guy. not that it was much good up to that point, tbh.

What gives, ilx

diafiyhm (darraghmac), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 11:00 (twelve years ago) link

hal ashby frustrates me. all of his films (save for some of the late ones) have stuff that is truly great--particularly in the performances and subtle mise en scene. but nearly all of them also have some really woeful script problems and/or just failures to successfully put across much of those scripts...

ranking for Me:

The Last Detail (far and away his best movie--one of the great examples of early 70s deflated naturalism, beautifully directed)
Being There
The Landlord
Lookin' to Get Out (directors cut)
Shampoo (this is also beautifully directed and entertaining but like e.g. nashville it's kind of smug and its aspirations to sociopolitical profundity are pretty hollow and have not dated well)
Bound for Glory (really flawed but parts of it are pretty extraordinary)
Harold and Maude
Eight Million Ways to Die
Coming Home (some beautiful stuff but a lot of it is pretty fucking hard to take)
The Slugger's Wife (this is pretty fucking awful by any measure)

haven't seen: Second Hand Hearts (terrible by reputation)

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:33 (twelve years ago) link

hal ashby is so awesome

lag∞n, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:34 (twelve years ago) link

The Landlord only available to stream on Netflix.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:36 (twelve years ago) link

the landlord is p rad

lag∞n, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:37 (twelve years ago) link

You can get it as a MOD disc from amazon and the wb store. xpost

Leslie Mann: Boner Machine (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:37 (twelve years ago) link

turned it off when it started to point towards the rich wife being encouraged to screw the moron in front of the dying rich guy

lol uh it doesn't exactly work out that way.

I love the pace of Being There, but given a lot of it's appeal is kind of in it's punchline at the end

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:42 (twelve years ago) link

i mean really i'd just keep last detail, being there, landlord, looking to get out, and the first half of bound for glory.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:42 (twelve years ago) link

Has there ever been a satisfactory explanation about why Melinda Dillion plays two parts in Bound for Glory?

Leslie Mann: Boner Machine (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:45 (twelve years ago) link

didn't care for Last Detail at all myself. But consider Harold & Maude, Being There, and Shampoo pretty unfuckwithable

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:49 (twelve years ago) link

"I am the motherfucking shore patrol, motherfucker!"

Last Detail's great.

Leslie Mann: Boner Machine (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:53 (twelve years ago) link

harold and maude not winning this poll = a bunch of ILXors fronting.

(nb: i would've voted for being there)

Nu Metal is the best music there is, the rest is pussy shit. (Eisbaer), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:54 (twelve years ago) link

interesting also that among the friends who scattered ashbys remains, was jeff bridges, and the wind blew them back in all of their faces a la big lebowski

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 28 September 2016 16:19 (seven years ago) link

four months pass...

Is there any reason to read the novel of Being There?

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Saturday, 11 February 2017 16:45 (seven years ago) link

It's, uh, more graphic about certain things (cough cough gay scene). And it's only 120 or so pages long, so it's a quick read.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 11 February 2017 17:00 (seven years ago) link

i remember it being great, 38 years ago

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 February 2017 01:06 (seven years ago) link

ten months pass...

Just saw a clean-cut 20-something Ashby on an episode of Art Linkletter's "People Are Funny" (kind of a reality game show) on Decades. He was pulled from the audience to take the roll of a "Mr. X" who'd been anonymously wooing this woman. They sent him out to introduce himself and get a date with her. He succeeded and won a trip to Las Vegas (and the woman won a TV).

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 28 December 2017 07:38 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

Just now noticed that there's a documentary about him opening up here in a couple of weeks.

http://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=80975~fff311b7-cdad-4e14-9ae4-a9905e1b9cb0&epguid=a1a41036-cbe1-4f35-bc34-1ed13d4bd525&

clemenza, Sunday, 30 December 2018 03:13 (five years ago) link

Cool, thanks for the heads up.

Gave one of my brothers the gift of Ashby for xmas (Being There, The Last Detail, and Bound for Glory on blu).

Loggins and Rogers and G are...K3NNY (Old Lunch), Sunday, 30 December 2018 06:42 (five years ago) link

I still have never seen Bound for Glory. It might be the most famous (or at least highly regarded) mainstream American film of the '70s I haven't seen. I always wanted to see it in a theatre for the first time, but it never plays.

clemenza, Sunday, 30 December 2018 22:33 (five years ago) link

As my other brother noted, you don't really even need to know/care much about Woody Guthrie going in to get something out of it. I guess it would make it onto my very short list of solid biopics.

Loggins and Rogers and G are...K3NNY (Old Lunch), Sunday, 30 December 2018 23:36 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

The documentary reinforced the picture I got of him from some other documentary I saw on American film in the '70s (I don't think it was the Biskind film but a different one): revered by everyone who worked for him, typically (for the era) difficult if he was the one working for you. Made me want to see all the films again, and I guess that's what you hope for.

clemenza, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 04:26 (five years ago) link

Shampoo is so sad... and what amplifies that is the lack of a score, despite the "original music by Paul Simon" credit at the beginning, all or nearly all of the music in the movie is diegetic... opening with "Wouldn't It Be Nice" playing verrrrrrrry quietly from a radio through the Sgt. Peppers songs at the party... there's so much silence, dead air, and space... the setting & sociopolitical commentary are broad enough that they don't bog down the essential, universal story of people thinking they know what they want, but ultimately failing or missing out by the skin of their teeth. it's all near misses and elisions, and the title is perfect because despite following a hairdresser and dozens upon dozens of shots of people getting their hair cut and done, I don't think there's a single shot of actual shampoo or shampooed hair.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 19:01 (five years ago) link

Drove down twice this past week to watch Shampoo on a big screen. First time, the online listing was set for the wrong day--I went down on a Friday, but the screening was Monday/Tuesday. Tried again Monday, driving though a ridiculous snowstorm; got there in time, theatre closed. Almost tried again yesterday, but I checked first, and they'd actually cancelled both screenings last week (announced on Facebook, but without updating the schedule on their website) even before the storm.

So I stayed in and watched the DVD.

clemenza, Thursday, 31 January 2019 02:29 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Shampoo is really something, I guess Warden lost the Oscar cuz he was a little too close for comfort for older male AMPAS members.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 30 March 2019 13:29 (five years ago) link

If he'd been alive Warden could've played Biden in 2009.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 March 2019 13:36 (five years ago) link

joe doesn't have a bad toupee

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 30 March 2019 13:42 (five years ago) link

It has its unrealized bits, but I'd vote forThe Landlord today.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 March 2019 13:47 (five years ago) link

I'm starting to compile a working list of movie scenes where men throw temper tantrums (usually ending with their better judgement reasserting itself):

1. Beatty in Shampoo after being rejected by the bank (picks up his jacket at the end)
2. Hackman in The Conversation after getting paid (picks up the briefcase filled with money in the end)
3. Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces after walking out on Karen Black (invites her along in the end)
4. Macy in Fargo scraping his windshield (regroups, buys his daughter's way into Harvard in the end)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s5f_kJsN7c

clemenza, Saturday, 30 March 2019 15:21 (five years ago) link

5. Clooney in Out of Sight after Albert Brooks condescends to him when they meet after they complete their sentences.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 March 2019 15:24 (five years ago) link

That's right--ends with a freeze-frame, I think.

clemenza, Saturday, 30 March 2019 15:51 (five years ago) link

However long that list gets, it'll never be long enough.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Saturday, 30 March 2019 15:56 (five years ago) link

I think the rich newspaperman in Citizen Kane throws a tantrum at one point; Brando has a mini-tantrum at the dinner table in A Streetcar Named Desire.

clemenza, Saturday, 30 March 2019 16:56 (five years ago) link

There's a good half-hour discussion on the Shampoo Criterion between Frank Rich and Mark Harris, covering Beatty going "meta" playing a lothario and the shock of Julie Christie saying "I want to suck his cock," both very rare ploys at the time. Also Beatty says in a late '90s interview that he found his character "pathetic," which the film bears out.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 30 March 2019 23:20 (five years ago) link

I can't imagine Shakey was making any sort of obscure joke when he started this thread, so I'll fix the title.

16 Historic English ILXors You Must Explore Soon (WmC), Saturday, 30 March 2019 23:26 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Shampoo is only 104 minutes yet drags in places, especially a montage in the first forty minutes of Jack Warden approaching the house where Beatty's George is with Julie Christie; Ashby cuts back and forth between them so often that I go, "I get it." And it's impossible for a Gen X-er like me to believe women or men ever thought Warren Beatty was sexy. Not one fingernail.

Yet it's still quite something; its live-and-let-live esprit is foreign to American films.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 18 April 2019 23:04 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

Shampoo really feels, to me, like one of those "you had to be there" 70s movies, like M*A*S*H*, Zabriskie Point or Ashby's own The Landlord. I didn't dislike it; I just didn't get much out of it beyond a few strong performances and a good period soundtrack (I appreciated them going with "Manic Depression," my fave Hendrix song, over any of the more obvious choices). And yes, selecting today to watch it was a conscious choice on my part.

Langdon Alger Stole the Highlights (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 19:57 (three years ago) link

I like it a little more than that, but I agree, it's wholly of its moment. I've read two, maybe three instances of writers identifying different real-life sources for Beatty's character.

clemenza, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 23:20 (three years ago) link

six months pass...

So The Landlord is actually pretty goddamn great, huh? No idea why I skipped it when I first worked my way through all of the prime Ashbys two decades ago. Liberal racism looks pretty much identical half a century later. I think I'd put it up there with my faves (Last Detail, Being There, Bound for Glory). Keen to finally dig into the rest of Bill Gunn's miniscule filmography now, as well.

Jerome Percival Jesus (Old Lunch), Friday, 28 May 2021 00:14 (three years ago) link

Most social satires and dramas from the 1970s are still, unfortunately, relevant and "the same," for lack of a better word. This is a very good example. Great early DP job by Gordon Willis. I remember not really liking the lead though (the landlord, lol), obviously the character must be a wormboy, but as I recall he was a little too broad and bumbling. Absolutely worth seeing, though. An underrated and under seen film.

flappy bird, Friday, 28 May 2021 06:21 (three years ago) link

Several times a week I walk past the block that the landlord's house was on (and it's still there). If the landlord had held onto that house he would now own a multimillion dollar property. There's a line in the film where I think Lee Grant describes the neighborhood as a "slum," which would be a guaranteed laugh today if the film were shown locally (which it occasionally is).

Josefa, Friday, 28 May 2021 14:37 (three years ago) link

more and more The Landlord feels like Ashby's most essential flick.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 28 May 2021 14:38 (three years ago) link

He strikes an unusually harmonic balance of drama/humor/relevance in it. I like Being There fine, but it's more farce-heavy.

Josefa, Friday, 28 May 2021 15:17 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

Watched The Last Detail this weekend, such a fantastic film.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 13 March 2023 14:46 (one year ago) link

These days I'm pretty certain its his best.

niall horanburger (cryptosicko), Monday, 13 March 2023 15:00 (one year ago) link

It really is up there with Being There, for sure. Quaid's naive cluelessness was great, though a little wild to watch knowing where he'd end up.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 13 March 2023 15:34 (one year ago) link

Being There's the only one of his '70s I squirm through. Sellers' routine gets wearing imo.

I'm here for The Landlord, The Last Detail, and Shampoo tho.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 March 2023 15:39 (one year ago) link

*wearying

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 March 2023 15:39 (one year ago) link

I need to see The Landlord and, actually, probably Shampoo again since I haven't seen that since the early '90s.

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 13 March 2023 15:40 (one year ago) link

Being There and Harold and Maude were huge movies for me in my teens, but I feel like I've cooled on them quite a bit. The Landlord, Shampoo and Bound for Glory never really clicked for me, the first two might benefit from rewatches (I don't see my first impression of BfG as a beautifully-shot but rote biopic changing).

niall horanburger (cryptosicko), Monday, 13 March 2023 15:44 (one year ago) link

Bound for Glory is among the 'less than or equal to the fingers on one hand' number of biopics I actually like. And I'm fairly indifferent to the subject, even.

Finally saw The Landlord a year or two ago and thought it was great. I don't know why I was under the impression that it was less well-regarded than his other '70s stuff, but I well-regarded it.

Shampoo is the '70s Ashby flick I've long been IDGI about. But then it's been a very long time since I've seen it so I should probably reassess. I'm much more familiar with/enamored of the work of Julie Christie and Lee Grant than I was a quarter century ago, for a start.

Beautiful Bean Footage Fetishist (Old Lunch), Monday, 13 March 2023 17:55 (one year ago) link

I had to accept that Warren Beatty was the least cute and least charming actor in it.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 13 March 2023 18:06 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

I’ve never felt the urge to watch Harold & Maude. Should I?

Mule, Sunday, 7 July 2024 01:20 (one week ago) link

I'd say yeah, but it's definitely one of those films where if you're not down with the opening sequence, DO NOT PROCEED.

I gave it a very belated try maybe 20 years ago and didn't care for it that much. I liked the soundtrack, but it wasn't enough for me to connect with anything else.

clemenza, Sunday, 7 July 2024 02:26 (one week ago) link

OTM

Billion Year Polyphonic Spree (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 July 2024 11:40 (one week ago) link

Although for me the only time I saw it was as an undergrad. I had already hated Ruth Gordon’s performance in MY BODYGUARD and recall some funny but bad taste article in National Lampoon about her. Did like her in ROSEMARY’S BABY and did enjoy her husband’s memoir that I read.

Billion Year Polyphonic Spree (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 July 2024 11:44 (one week ago) link

Wonder how I would feel if I ever got around to WHERE’S POPPA?

Billion Year Polyphonic Spree (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 July 2024 11:46 (one week ago) link

Pardon me for dusting off an old chestnut, but: DO YOU PEOPLE HATE FUN?

Ha. Yes, I do.

Billion Year Polyphonic Spree (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 July 2024 21:41 (one week ago) link

If you enjoy The Landlord, the films and novels of screenwriter Bill Gunn are a must. Stop (1970) is amazing

I love 8 Million Ways to Die so much. “See how my pussy hair glows in the moonlight?” That Malibu tram shootout is glorious

beamish13, Sunday, 7 July 2024 22:10 (one week ago) link


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