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

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that was fuckin great

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

very glad the audience was mostly not the giggly type

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

two months pass...

really like Mandy

that song is awful

Dan S, Sunday, 14 April 2019 01:26 (four 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 (four 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 (one month ago) link

a masterpiece iirc

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

I'm glad he didn't

or something, Thursday, 27 June 2019 18:05 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

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

mh, Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:03 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

that has added an awesome new dimension to this

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:32 (one month ago) link

btw i am seeing this in a theater again on saturday

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:32 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

hope ur in a better place now obv

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:42 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

can confirm

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:10 (one month ago) link

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

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:11 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

nah she’s in for a treat

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

Mandy is the best :)

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

It's really great!

gbx, Friday, 28 June 2019 02:55 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

magic mike xxl is a fucking marvel

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

excited to fry my friends' brains w/ this today

Simon H., Sunday, 30 June 2019 14:03 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

so was it

mh, Saturday, 6 July 2019 14:33 (one month ago) link

Yes

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 7 July 2019 09:25 (one month ago) link

I saw a midnight screening of Mandy last night. (Sadly underattended; The Room and Rocky Horror proved to be bigger draws. And I brought a flask to drink along with the bathroom scene.) What got me is that both Mandy and Midsommar culminate in triangular structures, built for ritual purposes. Was this a coincidence, or do such buildings commonly occur in vernacular architecture?

Also, between these two movies I'll never look at folkloric embroidery the same again. But then I never was the customer for such garments.

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Monday, 15 July 2019 00:08 (one month ago) link


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