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The Brown Bunny

Sat Aug 28, 2004 5:40 am

Has anyone actually seen this recently released movie? Some critics are calling it the bomb to end all bombs, so to speak, even ones who usually like independent film. It's been called the very worst movie (out of a huge number) ever to have played at the Cannes Film Festival. Is it really so bad? If it is bad, is it one of those movies which is fun to watch precisely because it's so awful, as with Showgirls or Plan 9 from Outer Space?
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RE: The Brown Bunny

Sat Aug 28, 2004 5:47 am



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RE: The Brown Bunny

Sat Aug 28, 2004 5:48 am

If Rodger Ebert HATES it, it must have some merit.....

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RE: The Brown Bunny

Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:03 am

i have read 6 reviews, and everyone trashes it.

chloe should be ashamed, and vince gallo needs to go away already. his pr machine is impressive though
 
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RE: The Brown Bunny

Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:04 am

I'm curious about it because of the one scene that's being talked about, and that's the scene where Chloe Sevigny gives Vincent Gallo a BJ. This scene seems to have a life of its' own, and spawned a controversial billboard as well. Vincent Gallo is a little too edgy for many audiences, even some of the most rabid indie fans are a little turned off by his work. I guess he is, much like a few other directors (Michael Moore and John Waters are two that come to mind immediately) who intentionally create controversy to so they can get attention.
 
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RE: The Brown Bunny

Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:27 am

Yeah, but whether you like his stuff or not, Gallo doesn't come up with the goods too often.
Maybe he spreads himself too thin with his whole renaissance man thing, he's amusing to read about, but comes across as a total prick, not so much the politics, but his need to trash everyone around him, as if it's their fault that he's not actually well known.
 
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RE: The Brown Bunny

Sat Aug 28, 2004 11:17 am

I'm curious about it because of the one scene that's being talked about, and that's the scene where Chloe Sevigny gives Vincent Gallo a BJ. This scene seems to have a life of its' own, and spawned a controversial billboard as well

Supposedly, the scene was not faked in any way.
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RE: The Brown Bunny

Sun Aug 29, 2004 8:35 pm

I heard that too, that it is genuine (no doubt an NC-17 or "not rated" tag). They filmed it in a room with just the two of them and a remote camera.

The cd cover of the soundtrack has a modified pic of the infamous scene:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000E6YYY/qid=1093779182/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/104-1198968-0071955

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RE: The Brown Bunny

Sun Aug 29, 2004 8:40 pm

It's been called the very worst movie (out of a huge number) ever to have played at the Cannes Film Festival. Is

Did Michael Moore film it?
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RE: The Brown Bunny

Mon Aug 30, 2004 1:54 am

PROSA - the edition of it own in cinemas now is an edited version. Ebert has changed his opinion of it, now giving it a "thumbs up" because Gallo eliminated some 25 minutes of meaningless/useless scenes.
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RE: The Brown Bunny

Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:22 am


> It's been called the very worst movie (out of a huge number) ever to have played at the Cannes Film Festival<

Maybe this Gallo guy should have included some Bush-bashing in it.
 
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RE: The Brown Bunny

Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:39 am

I'm very impressed that this topic was brought up!

Any of you guys see Buffalo 66?
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prosa
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RE: The Brown Bunny

Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:26 am

Any of you guys see Buffalo 66?

I haven't, though I've heard it definitely is a love-it-or-hate-it sort of movie, in other words most people who see it have a very strong opinion one way or the other, few people are neutral.
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RE: The Brown Bunny

Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:09 pm

It has some very funny scenes, which is nice because it is a very dreary movie, really giving you that Buffalo NY winter feel. And Ricci does a nice job.

One scene that comes to mind because of Brown Bunny, is Gallo is taking #1 in a urinal and a gay man next to him looks at his penis, the man says in a real flaming voice "its so big", which I think is the whole reason for this infamous bj scene in Brown Bunny. He's a sicko that likes to show off/allude to his dong.

His music is also something else...
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RE: The Brown Bunny

Mon Aug 30, 2004 3:05 pm

UTA is not here, so...



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