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« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2003, 05:44:20 PM »
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found a trailer for ken park

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« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2003, 05:06:25 AM »
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I thought 'Bully' was excellent. Realistic, sharp screenplay, impressive performances from its young ensemble cast. Did anyone else think that Leo Fitzpatrick (Telly from 'Kids') stole the show as the hitman? He kicked ass in it.
The murder itself was well built, intense and horrible. The finale was hypnotic and its end slaps you in the face. I consider it one of 2001's best.
'Kids' was good, disturbing but very watchable. It didn't really feel like a movie but one giant improvisation.
'Another Day In Paradise' was worth watching for James Woods's awesome performance. Damn he was good in that.
Though 'Ken Park's premise doesn't interest me much, I'm dieing to see what he followed 'Bully' up with.

Bottomline: Do I think Clark has a major obsession with the naked teenage body? Yes. But do I think he can make a damn good film? Yes. So he's fine with me.
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« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2003, 03:04:15 PM »
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I liked "Kids" and "Another Day in Paradise" pretty much, haven't seen "Teenage Caveman" and "Bully" and "Ken Park" is still to be released here in good old Germany.
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« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2003, 03:45:05 PM »
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I thought Bully was absolutely brilliant.  I think the label of "pervert" is just too easy in Clark's case.  If this was true he'd just go work in porno, make a load of cash, and get to film raunchy sex all day long.

Instead he struggles to make independant films, and I don't think he's swimming in dough.  If you watch the behind the scenes "making of" special on the Bully DVD, all the actors are joking about how they had sex with Larry to get the part, etc.  But it's plainly evident that it's a professional film set and he goes out of his way to make the raunchier scenes comfortable for the actors.

I think his films are some of the only films brave enough to portray a certain segment of the American teenage population as they really are:  sometimes cunning and smart, sometimes stupid, definitely promiscuous, occasionally violent, bored, restless, understimulated, isolated, disenfranchised, etc.

The reason you SEE kids having sex in his movies is because kids in fact DO have sex.  Yes, that's right.  Teenagers are fucking as we speak, even though the Bible thumpers in the White House don't want to hear about it.

This is why we have such a high teen pregnancy rate in the U.S.  Sex is a completely taboo subject and when it's approached frankly by a filmmaker, he's labeled a "pervert", meanwhile a big action movie director can make a film showing hundreds of people being chewed to pieces by machine gun fire and he's on the cover of all the magazines.    

I always laugh when people attack a movie like Bully, which tackles very tough subjects, claiming it's exploitation - meanwhile, Hollywood churns out films that relentlessly insult the intelligence of not only teen characters but teen audiences and nobody sees anything wrong with it.  Every American Pie ripoff and sub-sub-sub C-grade slasher movie.  

Look at the trailer for the pointless remake of Chainsaw Massacre - what's her name from Seventh Heavan (no less) is running around half naked.  If Clark directed it at least it would have something to say about the real world.

I am looking forward to Ken Park.

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« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2003, 10:49:21 PM »
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Exactly! I agree with you 100%, except I'm kinda looking forward to 'Texas Chainsaw'...
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« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2003, 04:13:08 PM »
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Caught Bully in my Netflix last night, and wow... Another great one. I saw "Kids" first, and it stuck with me for days. I can always tell if a film is powerful if I keep thinking about it for several days after viewing.

Larry Clark probably is a pervert, and he probably does have a thing for nekkid teens, but I have to say that it's probably one thing (of many) that makes his stories so believable. Real life with a bunch of really bad kids from messed up families.

That's not a world I'd want to live in, but I sure don't mind visiting for a few hours at a time. After seeing Bully and Kids, I guess I'd call myself a Larry Clark fan. I enjoyed both of them a lot.
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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2003, 05:52:55 PM »
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Bully was great... Kids was good (but more important).

I'm not sure if he's a pervert. Watch the extras on Bully... the actors tell how they landed their roles... hilarious.
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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2003, 06:04:25 PM »
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who cares if hes a "pervert" or not? thats not necessarily a bad thing anyway

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« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2003, 06:37:21 PM »
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bully was brilliant.

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« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2003, 04:04:49 AM »
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Ken Park was banned here in Australia.

I read the Office of Film and Literature Classification Review Board report on why it was banned, and I came to the conclusion that the board is made up of sad, scared people.
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« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2003, 05:31:45 AM »
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Ken Park was banned here in Australia.

I read the Office of Film and Literature Classification Review Board report on why it was banned, and I came to the conclusion that the board is made up of sad, scared people.


Here in Germany "Ken Park" wasn't distributed yet. The same for "Bully".
Perhaps they think that those films aren't for our mainstream-audience.  :-D
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« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2003, 06:19:27 AM »
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2 things..

Silve Bullet.. totally, i did an essay back in the day when Romance was going to be banned on the incompetence of our classification board, and the conclusion i came to is it's the same everywhere. a classification board by definition is asking for idiocy.

Spike.. hah i find that hard to believe, ur the nation that made shitting in ppl's mouths famous.
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« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2003, 11:26:49 PM »
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kids.............was not really good IMO.....



total garbage..

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« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2003, 10:47:05 AM »
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what is this new avatar of urs suppose to be exactly?

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« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2003, 10:39:03 PM »
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what is this new avatar of urs suppose to be exactly?



...if you were referring to moi.....

it is


1.)..something that i thought was really creative and cool to do ..mainly b/c i was going the ms paint route and not finding a real picture to use like most people do...but instead it actually looks extremely stupid and like a fourth grader just messing around w/ ms paint for the first time....

2.)black, red, white, orange, yellow, brown, colors organize to mean/symbolize something

3.)background:space..hence the black galaxy w/the white stars..foreground::..circular redish, brownish, orangenish, planet..resembling the first planet in our soar system..mercury.::the final touch::..the yellow ring around the sphere to give it a "neon " glow.....conculsions::.....the av is  what i think of when i hear the words neon mercury and tried to relate this in a creative manner.....

4..)..it should remain a mystery.....


 ..but now i think its choice number one.... :?:

 

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