Saturday, June 2, 2012

Jeffrey needs a spanking.

"At this point in my life, I have exactly zero interest in watching a Harmony Korine film."

I just don't understand this. I'm being serious. I can't remember; have you seen any Korine films yet? Maybe Gummo? The Korine-scripted Kids does not count. On what are you basing your zero interest? One of Brandon's quick dismissals?

Does it not matter at all to you that I will personally vouch for JDB as one of my Top Ten of ALL TIME? Is my taste in film so suspect? Have I ever steered you wrong? Don't you have even the slightest interest as to why I would stick up for a film which is so reviled?

Even if you've heard bad things about JDB, what about Mister Lonely? Outside of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Mister Lonely has the greatest Abraham Lincoln in film history. Neither Fonda nor Day-Lewis can touch this performance.

Finally, am I supposed to take this statement of yours at all seriously considering that you just recently sat through Hostel 2 and spent who knows how much time thinking about and writing about Funny Games?

1 comment:

trawlerman said...

I guess I understand if "at this point in my life" means "this brief Haneke/Roth rebellious period I'm going through right now"

"Leave me alone mom, I'm okay. It's not like I'm going to shoot everyone at school just because I watched Hostel. Wait, mom, don't call the guidance counselor, they're just movies, I'm fine, really, I'll go back to doing my Woody Allen stand-up routine for you soon, just let me express myself for a moment here."