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« on: March 29, 2003, 04:46:03 PM »
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I just saw Larry Clark's "Bully" a few days ago and was wondering what else anyone thinks about his movies.  Apparently the guy has an obsession with half (of fully) naked teenagers.

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2003, 05:08:04 PM »
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i thought it was great, and one of the best films of that year.

im a big fan of his, i think my least favorite is "another day in paradise" though i still think its a good film. Anyone seen "teenage caveman?"

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2003, 05:46:46 PM »
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i thought it was great, and one of the best films of that year.

im a big fan of his, i think my least favorite is "another day in paradise" though i still think its a good film. Anyone seen "teenage caveman?"



I saw teenage caveman, this is the first time I am admitting it though, because it is awful. I know its supposed to be like old corny horror movies, but Clark unsuccesfully combined teenage nudity/sex, bad acting, and monsters. I would not even waste the energy of picking the box up and looking at the back if you are at a video store.

Larry Clark is a pervert, and it really shows in his movies. When I watch them, I feel weird, like Im watching porn or doing something illegal.

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2003, 05:49:02 PM »
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i think thats whats so cool about it

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2003, 08:22:11 PM »
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i think thats whats so cool about it


Me too, whats the deal on Ken Park, no distribution?

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2003, 08:33:53 PM »
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If Larry Clark is a pervert, we need more perverts.  Clark's batting average is high -- 1.000.  Kids was great.  His visual style was ideally suited to Harmony Korine's script.  Another Day in Paradise is a cool film.  Apparently, when Gus Van Sant directed Drugstore Cowboy, he was highly influenced by Clark's photography, so with Another Day in Paradise, Clark returned the favor by using a story that was highly similar to Drugstore Cowboy.  James Woods was awesome in it.  Bully is good, clean fun, something that Michael Medved could sit down and watch with his grandmother and kids.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2003, 09:24:14 PM »
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Bully is good, clean fun, something that Michael Medved could sit down and watch with his grandmother and kids.

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2003, 01:57:11 AM »
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I like the quality of Kids and Bully, but I wasn't real impressed by Another Day in Paradise.  It just seemed like another wannabe-QT movie like Boondock Saints (a movie which I have real problems with, but that's another thread).  Everytime I see Bully, I get a laugh out of the final scene where all the kids are bitching at each other as to who told.  And the Fatboy Slim tune is the icing on the cake.

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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2003, 06:30:03 PM »
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Kids was alright to watch once but it's definitely not one of my favorites. I consider it one of those "important" films I guess. I admire it but I don't like it. Bully, on the other hand, is just a mess.

I don't like Larry Clark's style personally. He's not very talented..other than possibly being a good director of actors. The actors in Kids are really the only talented people involved in the movie....Bully lacks any talent whatsoever imo.

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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2003, 12:30:15 AM »
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Kids was alright to watch once but it's definitely not one of my favorites.


I remember a while ago where all EVERYBODY around my neck of the woods talked about was Kids "There is naked girls and they smoke hella"  and that was it, kind of like rappers and Scarface, most of them never have seen the entire movie.

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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2003, 08:53:54 AM »
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I've seen only Kids and Bully. Personally, I loved both of them. Bully is the better and stronger of the two. I don't mind the fact that he is using a high velocity of nudity and violence in his movies because he seems more to be documenting than advertising. These are films for adults, or older teenagers, but with the graphic nature of the film, hides behind all of that pretty straight forward stories of people doing wrong in life and realizing that through their actions, almost like morality tales. Just with Clark, you get a reality that goes to shocking which makes the message even stronger.

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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2003, 07:28:09 PM »
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I just recently saw Kids & Bully. Both those films are very entertaining, I think Bully a little more so... I guess his movies are interesting in the way of teenage gossip. You're hearing about these kids destroying their lives and for you it's just entertainment. Some people you feel sympathy for but a lot of them just disgust you.

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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2003, 09:00:31 AM »
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I've liked Larry Clark since his Teenage Lust photography days.  He got as controversial as Robert Mapplethorpe for a while.

But, like PTA, I wish he would get out of his element and do something different.  Teenage voyeurism can only go so far.

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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2003, 01:46:49 AM »
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i love kids. some bastard stole my dvd of it  :evil:. as for bully, it was good. pretty cool. however, that's the only real movie i've ever had a problem with nudity being in it. it was just totally useless to the movie. not the nudity, really - just those gratuitous sex scenes. i mean, he could have faded out or something but christ. i don't know. i thought a couple of those sex scenes were totally distracting and took away some momentum from the movie - like a bad aftertaste.

but anyways, kids rocks. i should put this in the "stupid movie comments" thread, but i think the main user comment for the film at imdb criticizes clark for "trying to shock you". that's the entire fucking idea for the movie, ain't it? in my opinion, kids is the kind of movie they should show in health or social studies classes in high school. it's a film parents should watch. it really is one hell of a wake-up call. save for attempted murders with skateboards, that film isn't much unlike my earlier teenage years.

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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2003, 08:10:28 PM »
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save for attempted murders with skateboards, that film isn't much unlike my earlier teenage years.

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