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― Chris F. (servoret), Monday, 18 April 2005 17:53 (fourteen years ago) link
Now, a disclaimer: you'd actually have to pay me a fortune to sit through 'Kwai'. However, regardless of that, any David Lean is going to come round again. Old underground movies are fragile and rare - you may not get too many more chances.
― Soukesian, Monday, 18 April 2005 18:20 (fourteen years ago) link
>too amateurish to bother with
NO, TBOTRK is too slick to choose!
I saw "Kwai" many times on TV as a kid; it's a pretty damn conventional version of an "antiwar" movie, complete with chickenshit ending (Guinness hams, and Holden has little to do). What you'd expect of a big Oscar winner, even in the '50s. You can rent this, you CAN'T rent the Kuchars (and George sez it's unlikely that'll change).
― Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Monday, 18 April 2005 20:09 (fourteen years ago) link
― jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Monday, 18 April 2005 22:55 (fourteen years ago) link
(i'd go see the kuchars but that's just me)
― joseph (joseph), Tuesday, 19 April 2005 00:05 (fourteen years ago) link
― Chris F. (servoret), Tuesday, 19 April 2005 05:28 (fourteen years ago) link
I'd call it a *transcendent* aping of big-budget Hollywood melodrama. Plus, a closeup of shit in a toilet bowl!
I saw "Kwai" at least once in a theater, and it doesn't approach the visual splendor of "Lawrence."
― Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 April 2005 12:14 (fourteen years ago) link
Seriously, though, I think I'm going to go with the Kuchars anyway, on your recommendation, Doc. I'll let you all know if that was a wise choice after the screening tomorrow.
― Chris F. (servoret), Tuesday, 19 April 2005 16:43 (fourteen years ago) link
― Chris F. (servoret), Thursday, 21 April 2005 02:02 (fourteen years ago) link
― nickn (nickn), Thursday, 21 April 2005 22:13 (fourteen years ago) link
― Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 December 2005 16:35 (thirteen years ago) link
10 Kuchar films via Dennis Cooper:
― Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 20:04 (eleven years ago) link
― Soukesian, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 22:27 (eleven years ago) link
NYC weeklong fest, Wed-Tues:
― Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 10 March 2009 17:17 (ten years ago) link
george spoke once at my school and showed films, john waters did the intro. strange guy. i think ubuweb has some of his stuff online
― eman, Tuesday, 10 March 2009 17:34 (ten years ago) link
George's late '70s work with his SFAI students -- I'd only seen way more recent videos from the classes -- are an unprecedented level of crazy. Pornier, glowingly B&W, a time capsule of hot boys w/ bad hair and mustaches.
Forthcoming doc at SXSW:
― Dr Morbius, Monday, 16 March 2009 14:44 (ten years ago) link
those 70s student films are totally incredible - what john waters' dreams must look like
― double dutch bus schedule (donna rouge), Wednesday, 18 March 2009 01:56 (ten years ago) link
I just went to the 7 tonight, woulda got home too late ... saw their WW2 combat film The Naked and the Nude (yes there was a UFO).
― Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 18 March 2009 02:18 (ten years ago) link
― am0n, Wednesday, 7 September 2011 19:23 (eight years ago) link
― incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 8 September 2011 01:29 (eight years ago) link
saw this '73 feature tonight... astounding dialogue even for GK
― Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 February 2012 05:14 (seven years ago) link
I was right there with you, Dr Morbius. needed to justify an unplanned outing to chinatown to satisfy a sudden, deep dumpling urge, so tacked on a movie. a very good whim--had no expectations, but the best time i've had at the movies in a while.
― snack, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:13 (seven years ago) link
― Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:31 (seven years ago) link
George got a slide on the Oscar show, almost wouldn't have expected that.
― nickn, Monday, 27 February 2012 06:06 (seven years ago) link
The George Kuchar Reader, out now
― son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 June 2014 15:15 (five years ago) link
Tonight I am going to see Corruption of the Damned / Eclipse of the Sun Virgin / Knocturne (all George btwn 1965-68). Anyone seen those? This should be p great, right?
― Jennifer 8.-( (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 23 January 2015 18:40 (four years ago) link
This: "George btwn 1965-68" tells me yes.
BTW, ran into a Mike Kuchar art exhibit (he was even there signing posters) last week that also had a couple of his films being projected. Did he do anything worth seeing besides The Craven Sluck?
― nickn, Friday, 23 January 2015 19:26 (four years ago) link
― touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Friday, 23 January 2015 20:41 (four years ago) link
Can you name a few I should check out? The few I've seen of his besides CS just seemed like pale, wit-free imitations of George's stuff.
― nickn, Friday, 23 January 2015 23:27 (four years ago) link
holy smokes, those were great!! I wasn't expecting them to be as well-shot/cinematic as they were. Why aren't these available on DVD?
― Jennifer 8.-( (Stevie D(eux)), Saturday, 24 January 2015 03:25 (four years ago) link
Rewatched (I think i'd seen it before, anyway) George's The Devil's Cleavage last night at Lincoln Center, in glorious 16mm. Lurid, pansexual, delirious pulp parody, with a trollop heaving the contents of a bedpan at her hag-masked mother very early on.
― ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 January 2018 19:40 (one year ago) link