thread of mandy (2018), melted psychedelic drone directed by panos cosmatos

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Netflix marketing team: So for the poster, we were thinking-

Me: CAN YOU MAKE ME LOOK LIKE A ZOMBIE HUNTER pic.twitter.com/JxBCEdMCd4

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) December 18, 2018

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 20:09 (seven months ago) link

Oh no, those second two were positives, at least to me! Like, there are clearly parts of the early going where the ambience is supposed to take over, and I appreciated the fact that the hooting stopped. Same for the Cheddar Goblin; I had to mute the phrase on Twitter because the distributors seemed so goddamned hellbent on making it a meme template even before lots of people had gotten the chance to even see Mandy. And the fact that the audience were actually reacting properly to The Thing That Happens Before Cheddar Goblin made me appreciate how carefully placed it is as a *tiny* break in the tension, and not just some WWWACKY SHIT they let the Too Many Cooks guy plop in the middle of the movie.

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 20:53 (seven months ago) link

in context it was just another piece of contextual info that made me realize that the world of the film was not quite the same as our world

cheddar goblin is a popular corporate mascot, so of course chainsaw fights seem reasonable

mh, Thursday, 20 December 2018 21:08 (seven months ago) link

four weeks pass...

seeing this again on sunday :D

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:05 (six months ago) link

http://www.brattlefilm.org/2019/01/18/mandy-5/

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:06 (six months ago) link

I love that theatre. I remember seeing Duck Soup and Pierrot le Fou there.

jmm, Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:14 (six months ago) link

lol i saw this twice, is this your third brad

imago, Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:56 (six months ago) link

yep third

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 21 January 2019 01:31 (six months ago) link

that was fuckin great

maura, Monday, 21 January 2019 05:33 (six months ago) link

very glad the audience was mostly not the giggly type

maura, Monday, 21 January 2019 05:36 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

really like Mandy

that song is awful

Dan S, Sunday, 14 April 2019 01:26 (three months ago) link

My friend came to town the other day wearing a Cheddar Goblin shirt. This is why we are friends.

Hangover Ape (Old Lunch), Sunday, 14 April 2019 01:33 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

uh i went into this knowing nothing except nic cage is in it and it's a revenge plot.

what did i just watch

just1n3, Thursday, 27 June 2019 09:20 (three weeks ago) link

a masterpiece iirc

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 27 June 2019 09:20 (three weeks ago) link

it's v much not the kind of movie i would normally watch but i was mesmerized

just1n3, Thursday, 27 June 2019 09:22 (three weeks ago) link

that's exactly the word i used to describe it upthread! it's got such a uniquely hypnotic vibe

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 27 June 2019 09:25 (three weeks ago) link

this got my number 1 vote in the film poll, it's completely insane but also the most heartbreaking thing ever

or something, Thursday, 27 June 2019 09:34 (three weeks ago) link

this got my number 2, but it was close, and my number 1 is also a mind-altering masterpiece

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 10:16 (three weeks ago) link

Just learned that Cage was initially meant to play Jeremiah Sand.

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:18 (three weeks ago) link

I'm glad he didn't

or something, Thursday, 27 June 2019 18:05 (three weeks ago) link

it would have been a much more... i dunno what you’d call it, conventionally strange movie that way?

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 27 June 2019 18:31 (three weeks ago) link

imagine what we'd have gotten if he played the role of Mandy

mh, Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:03 (three weeks ago) link

really love the whole story about cage insisting that he play red

Well, when I first met with Panos, he told me he wanted me to play Jeremiah Sand, and I said, “Why?” And he said, “Well, I see him as the California Klaus Kinski.” And I said, “Well, I am the California Klaus Kinski, but I want to play Red.” ... I did not want to play Jeremiah Sand. I felt that I had gone through enough life experience. Not that I can’t work from the imagination, I normally do, but I had enough life experience contending the failure of my third marriage and still trying to recover from the loss of my father after many, many years. Still not just quite over it. As I look at these footnotes here from the talking points that coincide with Panos himself, that I … having had experiences with loss, certainly family loss, I was in step with that.

I felt I could play Red authentically and organically and put those feelings of loss in a productive place as opposed to a destructive place, and a constructive place. And so, that’s why I gravitated towards Red. I just felt that I could go after the cult and the demon bikers in a way that was in his world, but had some sort of sound of truth.

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:31 (three weeks ago) link

that has added an awesome new dimension to this

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:32 (three weeks ago) link

btw i am seeing this in a theater again on saturday

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:32 (three weeks ago) link

hyperbole ahead: god last october i was aboslutely in hell and i think this movie saved my life

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:34 (three weeks ago) link

it's a movie about music, art, fiction and movies and how they save us, so its power to save was already coded in

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:36 (three weeks ago) link

hope ur in a better place now obv

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:42 (three weeks ago) link

Of all the indelible moments in the film, the bathroom scene is the one that has lodged itself most firmly in my brain. If for no other reason, I'm glad Cage portrayed Red so he could gift us with that moment.

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:08 (three weeks ago) link

I think I can convince my wife to watch this as long as ilxors can confirm that no one's children are murdered in this movie (yes I know everybody is "somebody's* child but you know what I mean)

Οὖτις, Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:09 (three weeks ago) link

can confirm

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:10 (three weeks ago) link

the (i think) youngest character is spared death, even!

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:11 (three weeks ago) link

thx

it was between watching this tonight on my own or waiting til she's back in town in a couple days

Οὖτις, Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:13 (three weeks ago) link

I thought my gf was gonna hate this (she generally won't watch anything horror-ish with me) but she thought it was fantastic. Everyone I watched it with was just in kind of a speechless daze afterwards.

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:18 (three weeks ago) link

my wife is down for the gore and the horror and trippy weirdness (she *loved* "A Field in England") but parent-losing-a-kid trauma is a bridge too far for her

Οὖτις, Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:25 (three weeks ago) link

nah she’s in for a treat

big beautiful wario (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:26 (three weeks ago) link

Mandy is the best :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 28 June 2019 01:56 (three weeks ago) link

It's really great!

gbx, Friday, 28 June 2019 02:55 (three weeks ago) link

I didn't vote in the film poll because I didn't see enough 2018 films to make it worth anyone's while but if I had Mandy would've been my #1, no question.

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Friday, 28 June 2019 03:10 (three weeks ago) link

came #5 in the film poll yesterday btw folks: I Just Wanted To Take Another Look At You - the 2018 ILX Film Poll Results Thread

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 28 June 2019 21:06 (three weeks ago) link

this was prob the best time i've ever seen it, they cranked the volume at momi and it was almost uncomfortably loud and i was so high, waves of vibrations, total sensory overload

in the q&a aaron stewart-ahn referred to magic mike xxl as a masterpiece, my kind of person

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 30 June 2019 06:54 (three weeks ago) link

I follow him on twitter! I can’t remember when I did so, but it was way before Mandy. I think he interacted with or knows s1ocki?

mh, Sunday, 30 June 2019 13:49 (three weeks ago) link

magic mike xxl is a fucking marvel

coroner criticises butt (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 30 June 2019 13:50 (three weeks ago) link

excited to fry my friends' brains w/ this today

Simon H., Sunday, 30 June 2019 14:03 (three weeks ago) link

also apparently the shared cinematic reference between stewart-ahn and panos for this film was cyborg

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 30 June 2019 14:06 (three weeks ago) link

well this certainly delivered

in a funny way it felt like every scene was better than the one before it

Οὖτις, Monday, 1 July 2019 15:00 (three weeks ago) link

not untrue imo, it just keeps building in about fifteen different ways as it goes on

coroner criticises butt (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 1 July 2019 15:02 (three weeks ago) link

Friend introduces me to "panos"

Me after shaking his hand to friend: "panos cosmatos?"

In hindsight he could totally hear.

How not to be.

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 6 July 2019 08:51 (two weeks ago) link

so was it

mh, Saturday, 6 July 2019 14:33 (two weeks ago) link


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