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Title: vincent gallo
Post by: writedownhere on April 18, 2003, 05:24:03 AM
is there a reason why david lynch is listed under directors and vincent gallo isn't?

have you seen buffalo '66?

hoaky versus awesomely spectacular.

let's get with it guys.[/quote]
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: MacGuffin on April 18, 2003, 10:17:39 AM
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have you seen buffalo '66?


http://xixax.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=709
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Gold Trumpet on April 18, 2003, 10:29:22 AM
I've never understood the love affair with Buffalo 66. Mind you, I didn't grow up with the film and only watched it after the big hype and found it to be influences of Godard in ways not really that spetacular when you can watch Godard movies yourself. Then the movie tried to sell a romace out of a terrible kidnapping with the most unlikable of guys, someone that reminded me of all the asshole pricks I knew who were 25 and hung by the High School during lunch time so they could pick up their freshman girlfriends who were in it because the guy was older and had a big truck. This fucking asshole knew he had nothing much going for him by way of looks, but if he looked prickish enough, he could maybe hold the town record for popping cherries. By the time he gets 30, his days are done because the constant smoking and drinking have shown themselves quite clearly to where even to all the little girls who thought he was dangerous, he has now become that older weird guy who prolly has bad intentions. Sorry to go off in a rant, but I grew up near guys like this my entire life and a movie rendering is the least likely thing to change my opinion on them. Especially when it feels like an honest one.

~rougerum
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Sigur Rós on April 19, 2003, 02:57:39 PM
Isn't Gallo the "bad-guy" in the new Glassjaw video?? Cosmopolitan Bloodloss  :shock:
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Derek on April 19, 2003, 03:01:31 PM
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I've never understood the love affair with Buffalo 66. Mind you, I didn't grow up with the film and only watched it after the big hype and found it to be influences of Godard in ways not really that spetacular when you can watch Godard movies yourself. Then the movie tried to sell a romace out of a terrible kidnapping with the most unlikable of guys, someone that reminded me of all the asshole pricks I knew who were 25 and hung by the High School during lunch time so they could pick up their freshman girlfriends who were in it because the guy was older and had a big truck. This fucking asshole knew he had nothing much going for him by way of looks, but if he looked prickish enough, he could maybe hold the town record for popping cherries. By the time he gets 30, his days are done because the constant smoking and drinking have shown themselves quite clearly to where even to all the little girls who thought he was dangerous, he has now become that older weird guy who prolly has bad intentions. Sorry to go off in a rant, but I grew up near guys like this my entire life and a movie rendering is the least likely thing to change my opinion on them. Especially when it feels like an honest one.

~rougerum


I'm just glad you're not bitter.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: writedownhere on April 19, 2003, 04:17:37 PM
just because lynch has made more movies than gallo, doesn't make him any less hokey and dumb.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Derek on April 19, 2003, 04:51:20 PM
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hoaky


hokey
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: writedownhere on April 19, 2003, 05:05:53 PM
it quite clearly says hokey.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Derek on April 19, 2003, 05:13:16 PM
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hoaky


hokey


yeah.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Ghostboy on April 20, 2003, 01:23:55 AM
Gold Trumpet, I think I understand your dislike of the film, but that's just one way to look at it. I think the reason I (and so many others) love the movie so much is because of the redemptive qualities. This screwed up asshole who had a horrible upbringing is redeemed by love. Technically, it's the same thing as Punch Drunk Love (not that the two films are similar at all in any other way, but you get my point). What made Billy Brown such a wonderful character was his hang-ups. He'd never even really kissed a girl before. He couldn't put his feelings in words, he was afraid of human contact just as much as he wanted it. He was an A-hole, yes, but he was also somewhat damaged. The movie is so beautiful because, rather than go down the narrow, destructive path indicated in the hallucination/dream sequence, he chooses love, and, for the first time in his life, he gets it returned to him.

That kind of compassion for the character indicates to me that Gallo might not be the complete prick in real life that he usually comes off as.

The movie means a lot to me; don't know if my explanation came off too well, though.

And David Lynch is not hokey or hoaky.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: writedownhere on April 20, 2003, 01:58:53 AM
annoying sound better?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Sigur Rós on April 20, 2003, 07:31:58 AM
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hoaky


hokey


bandy?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Sigur Rós on April 20, 2003, 08:00:00 AM
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Quote from: Sigur Rós
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hoaky


hokey


bandy?

Hokey, hokier, hokiest:
Mawkishly sentimental, corny or noticeably contrived, artificial.


Oh...I thought you guys meant bandy....They outdoor ice-hockey sport.  :shock:
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Gold Trumpet on April 20, 2003, 10:14:39 AM
Ghostboy,
I know where you are coming from but the main difference between Sander and Gallo in their roles is that Gallo really is a prick character. Of course for all bullies and such they hide behind insecurities for doing what they do, but Sandler never really came off as the mean spirited person that Gallo's character did. And when Gallo is being met with love by Ricci, he just further enflames the situation by being the complete asshole in arguing with her for doing so. I just couldn't really care for the character at all because when he was put into a sympathetic role that was similiar to Sandler's but showed very little remorse in being it. Instead of the movie seeming to be about his transition, it just kept on repeating the idea of how he is an asshole who is scared and such for most of the movie where it seemed less about transition and more of an act of repitition in annoyness.

~rougerum
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: SoNowThen on April 21, 2003, 10:31:30 AM
This is a picture of us SPANNING time. We're the couple that doesn't touch, and we SPAN time together. Just don't touch me.

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Come on, this movie is hilarious. I find Gallo's character very funny and likeable, because he at least says what's on his mind. He's been burned by chicks his whole life, so he's a little tenative to trust Ricci's character. But I guess it's a "love it or hate it" kinda flick.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 21, 2003, 10:44:06 AM
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That confused me.

We should really stop this. Sphinx is going to cry.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: SoNowThen on April 21, 2003, 10:47:41 AM
Didn't wanna put quotation marks because I wasn't sure if it was an exact quote, so I put the ----- as a marker between the movie dialogue and my comments.

Sorry, didn't mean to confuse.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 21, 2003, 10:50:17 AM
I'm still confused
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Title: vincent gallo
Post by: budgie on April 22, 2003, 12:25:05 PM
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That confused me.

We should really stop this. Sphinx is going to cry.


Good. Let it out, sphinx. If you start, everyone will join in and we'll all feel a lot better.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Pubrick on April 22, 2003, 12:28:07 PM
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and we'll all feel a lot better.

i won't.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: budgie on April 22, 2003, 12:29:09 PM
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and we'll all feel a lot better.

i won't.


have a nipple and be comforted
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Pubrick on April 22, 2003, 12:37:09 PM
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have a nipple and be comforted

yes'm.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Ghostboy on April 23, 2003, 07:53:37 AM
Well, in a vague attempt to get this back on track...Gallo's new movie, The Brown Bunny, will be premiering at Cannes. Here's the dish:

"It's the story of one man's tragic loss of the love of his life. He is Bud Clay. And he races motorcycles. He rides in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. Round and round he goes, repeating laps over and over until the race is over. The story begins with Bud racing in New Hampshire. Bud's next race is in California in five Days. And so his journey begins across America. And everyday Bud is haunted by the same memories of the last time he saw his true love. Bud will do anything to make those memories disappear. And every day he tries to find a new love. Making outrageous requests of women to come with him on his trip and then leaving them behind after they've agreed. He can't replace Daisy, the only girl he's ever loved and the only girl he will ever love. But every day he tries."  

With a bit more from Variety here:

Maverick Filmmaker Gallo's picture concerns a young motorcycle racer's loss of the love of his life and promises to be one of this year's "scandales" based on a hardcore oral sex scene featuring Chloe Sevigny and Gallo
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Rudie Obias on April 23, 2003, 08:03:43 AM
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Maverick Filmmaker Gallo's picture concerns a young motorcycle racer's loss of the love of his life and promises to be one of this year's "scandales" based on a hardcore oral sex scene featuring Chloe Sevigny and Gallo


that sounds great!!!!!
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: budgie on April 23, 2003, 09:14:43 AM
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Maverick Filmmaker Gallo's picture concerns a young motorcycle racer's loss of the love of his life and promises to be one of this year's "scandales" based on a hardcore oral sex scene featuring Chloe Sevigny and Gallo


that sounds great!!!!!


Jesus, not another one... there was all that fuss about Intimacy last year, the French keep churning out 'can you take it' kind of stuff... what a gimmick...

OK, P, I'm ready for the nipple-sucking close-up now.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: chainsmoking insomniac on April 26, 2003, 12:23:54 PM
Buffalo '66 is one of my fave films.  His character's fucking hilarious.  And the guy who plays the father (Ben Gazzara) is great too.
Not to mention Ricci....ah.......

Anyway, this new flick does sound kinda gimmicky.  That Sevigny thing does.  The story sounds cool though.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Pastor Parsley on May 09, 2003, 05:10:13 PM
The Gold Trumpet :  i can definitely understand your dislike for Gallo's character....he is an asshole.  i don't think the point of the story was, for you to all of a sudden like him, at the end.  
i think the point was that assholes are that way for a reason.  it's not a decision that someone makes one day..... "i'm going to be an asshole from now on."  people are shaped by tragic events they have no control over (like a father killing your childhood puppy, like a mother that hardley knows you exist, etc..).  to me Buff. 66 just showed that ....here's an asshole who, after knowing his history, we might understand why he is the way he is.  we don't have to feel sorry for him...i don't think the film even attempts to do that.  but we can at least see that his character is trying his best with what he has to work with.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: meatwad on May 09, 2003, 09:08:03 PM
I actually enjoy Gallo in interviews. I think he is damn funny, and most of the stuff he says that make people think he is an asshole is true. Go to http://www.buddyhead.com and read his interview from a few years back. It is Vincent Gallo interviewing himself.







http://www.thestate22.com
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: children with angels on May 10, 2003, 10:36:16 AM
I absolutely love Buffalo 66 - it is my second favourite movie. I always knew Gallo was a self-obsessed, self-hating asshole (and he knows it), and always found him kind of funny and loved him for it. That interview was a genius idea, and did make me laugh a lot (especially all the moments when he calls himself Jesus) - but overall it made me so so sad...

What a sad sad sad man. He is so sad. He is so full of hate - and acknowledges it - he hates himself and the world, and pretty much everyone in it. How can someone who can make such a beautiful film and such beautiful music be so full of hate? I don't understand. I makes me sad. Sad.

It particularly made me sad to hear him lay into PTA (and Fiona). That made me very sad indeed. You'd like to think two people you love and admire so much would admire each other too. That was sad.

I've been made sad by that interview.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Ghostboy on May 16, 2003, 01:28:24 AM
That really is a funny and sad interview. I wonder how much of that hatred is real and how much is just in jest. It's a beautiful piece of writing.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: children with angels on May 16, 2003, 01:09:00 PM
I get the feeling that it's all exactly what he feels - that's what I found so sad. Sure, he's dressing it up in a kind of ironic - very funny - way, but many of the people he mentioned, I know from elsewhere, he really does hate. He knows he's being a complete asshole - and hates himself for it partially - but he can't help himself: he's just consumed with spite and despair. He seems to be the most extreme example of simultaneous self loving and loathing I've ever come accross.

Not to repeat myself, but it does make me sad. Sad.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: godardian on May 16, 2003, 01:15:53 PM
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I get the feeling that it's all exactly what he feels - that's what I found so sad. Sure, he's dressing it up in a kind of ironic - very funny - way, but many of the people he mentioned, I know from elsewhere, he really does hate. He knows he's being a complete asshole - and hates himself for it partially - but he can't help himself: he's just consumed with spite and despair. He seems to be the most extreme example of simultaneous self loving and loathing I've ever come accross.

Not to repeat myself, but it does make me sad. Sad.


Yeah, I liked Buffalo '66, and parts of the "interview" did make me laugh, but... you just ended up feeling much sorrier for him than for any of the people he was shitting on.

A much more lighthearted approach to the self-loving/loathing paradox can be found on any number of Smiths and/or Morrissey records.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: SoNowThen on May 16, 2003, 01:46:07 PM
Vince Gallo -- what can I say? I love the man. Hilarious stuff. This is a lot like another interview I read where he played both sides. He ragged on his ex for like half a page in it, saying after she broke up with him she went and gave half the town herpes. Funny. Too bad about the PTA hating, though. It always does make me sad when one person I respect so much hates another person I respect. Oh well. You gotta love his writing style, at least. Especially that cover letter to the editor.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Ernie on May 16, 2003, 03:02:55 PM
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And what about the actress Zoey “Go Ahead and Blow Me” Deschanel, you fuckin’ lying whore, I’ll get you


Whoa, what the fuck is this all about!? Is he kidding!? That's definitely not cool...none of it of it cool...seriously. What's the story here? Who does he think he's talking about?

This really sucks, I really liked Vince before reading this. I will always love Buffalo 66. He has no right to say such things about such a beautiful woman though, no matter who he is or what she did to him. That is fucked.

That stuff about PTA and Fiona was messed up too, that's not fucking cool. I don't even know if I still like the guy. I used to really like him.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Gold Trumpet on May 16, 2003, 03:37:29 PM
That interview makes me dislike Gallo even more. Not because I find his views offensive, but because I think he is likely doing it for the press.

~rougerum
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: SoNowThen on May 16, 2003, 03:39:59 PM
...which is why it's so funny. No one else gives interviews like that.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Gold Trumpet on May 16, 2003, 03:49:20 PM
I don't find humor in it, but I realize no one else gives interviews like it. I guess if I wanted to find it funny, maybe he would be just self torturous only in a smart way and not just bash everyone else. I feel his originality in giving interviews like that would draw comparisons to an interview maybe Hitler gave on Hollywood today. Different, but mean spiritedness isn't funny.

~rougerum
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: godardian on May 16, 2003, 03:49:58 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
...which is why it's so funny. No one else gives interviews like that.


It helps if you've seen Freeway 2, it really gives you enough perspective to just laugh. Too bad Steve Martin already used "Let's Get Small." I'm sure Gallo is at least trying to appear as if he's joking, though. I did laugh, but then I thought about how bloody miserable he must be, too. With no friends and everything.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: SoNowThen on May 16, 2003, 04:21:09 PM
Hmmm, I wanna explain myself properly, and I don't think I am. I don't know what it is exactly about Gallo, but he just comes across as being so honest. I value honesty more than pleasantness. I really think he hates all those people he's ragging on. I mean, it's a free country, you're allowed to hate people. He had a bad time shooting with Abel Ferrera, so he called him a crack-head director. If someone asked me about an actress I shot with once, I would run her down, because she was an unprofessional hack. I dunno... I guess I just find mean spiritedness funny. I suppose if he was talking shit about me I'd get upset, so it's kinda hypocritical. But fuck.... I'd be Gallo's friend. If he'd let me. But I don't expect many people to like the guy, he is trying the best he can to be a dick.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: SoNowThen on May 16, 2003, 04:22:28 PM
This post is going nowhere fast. Someone wanna talk about Brown Bunny? That's my most anticipated film of this year.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on May 16, 2003, 04:53:45 PM
wow back in 97 he was talking about Zoey Deschanel

does anyone else find that weird ?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Ghostboy on May 16, 2003, 04:57:14 PM
Not really. He talked about how he always liked Christina Ricci, back in the Addams Family movies. He's a creep. I hate some of the things he says, but he hasn't managed to piss me off yet. I love him.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: godardian on May 16, 2003, 04:57:40 PM
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This post is going nowhere fast. Someone wanna talk about Brown Bunny? That's my most anticipated film of this year.


Looks very interesting. I really like Sevigny, too, even though I know she's trendy as hell. I liked her in Map of the World, Last Days of Disco, and American Psycho a helluva lot more than I liked her in Kids.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Ernie on May 16, 2003, 05:15:16 PM
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Not really. He talked about how he always liked Christina Ricci, back in the Addams Family movies. He's a creep. I hate some of the things he says, but he hasn't managed to piss me off yet. I love him.


Ah, fuck it...I love the guy too. But seriously though...Zooey Deschanel, PTA, Fiona...is there a flaw to any of them? No. He is wrong, end of story.

Anyway-The Brown Bunny sounds cool. Any trailer yet? Release date? Reviews? What do we have?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: godardian on May 16, 2003, 05:19:36 PM
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Anyway-The Brown Bunny sounds cool. Any trailer yet? Release date? Reviews? What do we have?


It looks to be still in production or maybe post. IMDB has very few details.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: SoNowThen on May 16, 2003, 05:50:06 PM
He's showing it at Cannes this week.


Yeah, ebs, I agree he is wrong about PTA & Fiona & Zooey, but I pretty much love to hear him cut down everyone else in that article.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on May 16, 2003, 05:59:21 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
He's showing it at Cannes this week.


Yeah, ebs, I agree he is wrong about PTA & Fiona & Zooey, but I pretty much love to hear him cut down everyone else in that article.


when was this interview done it says 97 but who the fuck knew who zooey was back then ?????

and he also says paul and fiona, were they together back then
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: SoNowThen on May 16, 2003, 06:08:17 PM
He re-edited the interview in 2001, I think.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: AlguienEstolamiPantalones on May 16, 2003, 06:14:16 PM
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He re-edited the interview in 2001, I think.


ohh i see , now this makes sense

by the way just so you guys know, by rattiling off everybodys name it makes it less explosive.

it was more or less a roast.

if he just said like a few names then that would be a insult, what he did was slam everybody so that way they can not get mad .

he is trying to create a image , its all a bit .

i mean i know he is un happy and hates a lot of people, but this article was just a joke. The only part i didnt get was how he knew who zoey was in 97 but now i know its a re edit
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Sal on May 19, 2003, 05:08:40 AM
Hm, the Brown Bunny's premise sounds a lot like The Great Gatsby's.  Chasing the past and all.  Even the alliteration is evident to indicate Gallo may be drawing obvious parallels...

Looking forward to it.

edit:  Chloe's character is even *named* Daisy.  Oh could Gallo be any less explicit?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: billybrown on November 20, 2003, 01:43:54 AM
Just a lil fyi since it's been sooo long a' coming... the film trailer for the Brown Bunny is available for viewage at www.galloappreciation.com.

Looks really cool and definitely a slice from the ordinary. Just by the trailer and from everything I've read, it seems like a film that's gonna be heavy on the minimalism and have that stark, poetic beauty that I completely love and am totally engaged with when watching a film.  Mood, atmosphere, and real soul and emotion- something that I think is sorely lacking in a lot of cinema in this day and age of cgi, big budgets, marketing, and demographics, and blah blah bullshit. Well, enough of my ranting... enjoy the trailer, and I'd love to hear what you folks all think. So here's hoping it gets distribution so it can be enjoyed on the big screen as it's meant to be.

Cheers Vinnie G and keep on truckin'!
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Sal on November 20, 2003, 05:09:33 AM
I liked that quite a bit.  Had that nostalgic look to both panels.  Really loved the music too.  Totally evocative.  I look forward to seeing it.  I do think this is a "home" movie though...where you sit with your own thoughts and just drop into it.  I think movie theaters inhibit that.  Yeah its dark but you're in a public place and you can actually feel other people's tension in a theater.  That's sort of prohibitive to the enjoyment of a movie that goes very, very slowly.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: SoNowThen on November 20, 2003, 08:59:41 AM
thanks billybrown

looks sweet. I hope I can see it soon....
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Ghostboy on November 20, 2003, 10:02:25 AM
Stupid new Windows Media format won't play on Macs. I can hear the lovely music, though.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: edison on November 20, 2003, 11:35:09 AM
pretty cool trailer, looking forward to this one, thanks for the link dude
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: classical gas on November 25, 2003, 03:42:48 AM
when is this movie coming out?  wasn't it considered the worst movie to ever play at cannes?  or am i thinking of something else?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: cine on November 25, 2003, 03:46:12 AM
No no, the Brown Bunny was given the worst gradings in the history of Cannes.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: classical gas on November 25, 2003, 03:49:44 AM
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No no, the Brown Bunny was given the worst gradings in the history of Cannes.


have you seen it?  or anyone else?  i'm so intrigued...
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: cine on November 25, 2003, 03:58:16 AM
The scathing reviews have made me vow never to see this film. I don't want to waste 90-120 minutes of my life watching something that I KNOW I'll feel is a piece of shit afterward. I have other things I can be doing, like watching paint dry.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: classical gas on November 25, 2003, 04:00:41 AM
yeah, but the worst grading movie at cannes, or however you put it; an art movie that is completely horrible, it makes me want to see it more than a blockbuster that i know will be bad.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: cine on November 25, 2003, 04:05:46 AM
I can understand that. For me, though, I just can't be bothered with a film that is universally regarded as being that bad. Some people might say "Oh, well you MIGHT like it." or "Well, you shouldn't say that until you've seen it and can form a fair opinion." No, I don't care. I can't be bothered to take the time. I have no problem reading this thread to see what's said about it, because that at least is entertaining to me. But sitting through a shit film when I could be watching a good film or, again, watching paint dry, organizing blades of grass into threes, counting the lines on my palms, etc, is not something I'm about to do.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: classical gas on November 25, 2003, 04:07:27 AM
i know what you're saying; and i wouldn't expect to like it, but it would be a historical event for bad films, like watching an ed wood movie...
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: cine on November 25, 2003, 04:20:01 AM
You had a good point until you referenced Ed Wood. I feel that his films are a different kind of bad. I don't think his films are offensive, tasteless, or downright filthy. THAT is the kind of film I don't want to be bothered with. Ed Wood's movies are fun to watch even if they are technically very bad movies. Do you see what I mean?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: classical gas on November 25, 2003, 04:23:03 AM
no, you're right; i guess bad movies in general interest me, when they're (supposedly)extremely bad...
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: godardian on November 25, 2003, 12:38:16 PM
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offensive, tasteless, or downright filthy.


I suspect you don't share my appreciation for a brilliant little gem called Female Trouble, by John Waters...

I'll gladly go see The Brown Bunny. I liked Buffalo '66, and I think I'd like to form my own opinion of the new one.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: billybrown on November 25, 2003, 11:23:46 PM
cinephile wrote:

The scathing reviews have made me vow never to see this film. I don't want to waste 90-120 minutes of my life watching something that I KNOW I'll feel is a piece of shit afterward. I have other things I can be doing, like watching paint dry.
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I'm not one to typically engage in or care to reply to comments I find completely ludicrous and off-base, but alas I must make an exception to this because it is soo bothersome.  :x

Now, not wanting to be confrontational or combatative, I'll try to refrain from outright insults and go like this: There is nothing wrong with a person not wanting to see a particular film or listen to a certain record, etc., etc., but when someone makes a point of not wanting, even going as far as "vowing" not to do this or that becuase of what some douchebag "critics" are saying- especially at a film fest the likes of Cannes, yikes- is just dumbass. For my money, Vincent Gallo is a supremely talented ARTist in a day and age when the very notion of art and originality is sickly compromised by commerce and mainstream catch phrases people use to be negative towards things that can not be easily appreciated or rooted for in a Spielbergian kind of way. Buffalo 66 is easily one of the most important and soulful films to emerge from the 90's. It has such a clear, beautiful, and transcendent visual quality that is seldom seen. It is an artist at his most indulgent, and when it works in total and complete harmony with an original aesthetic point of view, it is thoroughly representative of why film is the most powerful artistic medium we have. For this reason alone I will watch and look forward to watching The Brown Bunny before forming such an EXTREME opinion, be it positive or negative, because the artist Vincent Gallo has EARNED it, not some uninformed, failed critics, who are more often than not a failed artists. Vinny is obviously an easy target for many due to his outspoken, radical comments, but alas, I will ALWAYS give the benefit of the doubt first and foremost to the ARTIST I respect.

I don't know if you yourself are an aspiring filmmaker or artist of some kind, but I find it unbelievably comical and frightening that the work that someone may pour his/her heart and soul, time and energy into, will be so immediately negated and dismissed, solely based on the simplistic ramblings of some critic.

In closing, get over yourself... you and your time are not that important to the universe in the grand scheme of things that watching paint dry or farting under your covers or whatever else you do to pass the time, is more relevant than choosing your sched based on what people tell you, and you subsequently enacting as the law of your life. As Godardian said, form and base your opinions on what you may or may not think of something by and for yourself- it's only right.

Some FYI, since Cannes and the now completely edited and final version and proper print of The Brown Bunny showed at Vienna and Toronto, reviews have been very positive.  Maybe I'll share a few in another post. I say this only because you seem to put much stock into such things.

Apologies for this attack, but I had to because I felt the above comments from cinephile were so utterly asanine. With a name like that, you'd think that you'd actually be a watcher of films before forming such strong points of view. Anyways, I'm tired or typing.... cheers!
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Slick Shoes on November 26, 2003, 03:19:33 PM
I'll be seeing this for sure. The trailer won me over. I'm definitely gonna have to watch Buffalo 66 again, just for good measure. On a side note, I thought Vincent Gallo was wonderful in Arizona Dream. When I saw it I could hardly believe it was him. Just a great performance.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: billybrown on December 04, 2003, 12:51:06 PM
In a lame, shameful attempt to get Vinnie Gallo back up to the top of this "Director's Chair" Index Forum, I've written this lil, inconsequential sentence with 3 commas. Cheers one and all!!!  :-D
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: SoNowThen on December 04, 2003, 12:54:54 PM
It's nice to see VG span some time at the top of the forum.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: soixante on December 04, 2003, 01:21:31 PM
The bottom line is, I enjoyed Buffalo 66, and I've been looking forward to Brown Bunny long before the Cannes debacle.  Whether critics loved it or dumped on it, I want to see it, just because Buffalo 66 was the work of a distinct artist.

I want to make up my own mind about Brown Bunny.  I love the road movies of the early 70's, and it sounds like a return to that sub-genre.

By the way, when is this film getting released in the U.S.?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: billybrown on December 04, 2003, 01:58:22 PM
Quote from: soixante
The bottom line is, I enjoyed Buffalo 66, and I've been looking forward to Brown Bunny long before the Cannes debacle.  Whether critics loved it or dumped on it, I want to see it, just because Buffalo 66 was the work of a distinct artist.

I want to make up my own mind about Brown Bunny.  I love the road movies of the early 70's, and it sounds like a return to that sub-genre.

By the way, when is this film getting released in the U.S.?



Unfortunately, as of now, there is no info as to when, if it all, it will be released in North America as I believe it's yet to pick up distribution. It may, infact be "the blue period" where Vinny and theatres "don't touch" each other. But alas, we can hope, and in the vein of moral victories, Vinny's back atop this Director's Forum, so it ain't all that bad.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: billybrown on December 04, 2003, 02:03:33 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
It's nice to see VG span some time at the top of the forum.



I heard from reliable sources that if VG wasn't spanning time atop this forum, he was gonna take a bite out of all our cheeks and shit us out... I kid you not.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Cecil on December 08, 2003, 01:12:25 PM
i cant wait to see the brown bunny, and perhaps be the first person ever to like it
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Pubrick on December 08, 2003, 09:25:55 PM
maybe this new cut will be alrite.

welcome back, cecil. dude.. great timing.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Ghostboy on December 08, 2003, 11:33:04 PM
Thank allah you're back, Cecil. This place went to hell without your caustic remarks.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Ernie on December 16, 2003, 08:06:53 PM
Quote from: Slick Shoes
I'll be seeing this for sure. The trailer won me over. I'm definitely gonna have to watch Buffalo 66 again, just for good measure. On a side note, I thought Vincent Gallo was wonderful in Arizona Dream. When I saw it I could hardly believe it was him. Just a great performance.


I love love LOVE Arizona Dream man, that's one of the best unknowns that exists right now. I have to agree about the trailer too....I definitely wanted to see this before I saw the trailer but it actually makes me believe that I might actually LIKE it...can you imagine? I don't see at this point how it could be a bad film. Vincent Gallo is a genius. Long live Buffalo '66 and Arizona Dream, they are modern masterpieces.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: pookiethecat on December 20, 2003, 09:44:23 PM
i just read that interview.  some parts were fucking hilarious.

i like how he says something outrageously egotistical then kind of comments on his own egotism with a comment like 'you have good taste."  that's witty.

i also like how he says "thanks, handsome."

there's something rather endearing about the fact that he bashes everyone.  it's as if he's firmly establishing his utter status as an outsider, which i find endearing and actually anti-egotistical.

though isn't it weird that he claims to hate chloe sevigny yet casts her in brown bunny?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Exodus 8:2 on December 29, 2003, 12:22:40 PM
i heard that brown bunny was banned because of a fellatio scene, is this true?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Pubrick on December 30, 2003, 12:11:25 AM
Quote from: Exodus 8:2
i heard that brown bunny was banned because of a fellatio scene, is this true?

banned where?

if so, was Romance banned as well when it came out?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: ono on December 30, 2003, 12:25:05 AM
No and no, as far as I know.  There may have been a fuss, but IMDb doesn't say anything about banning that I can see.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Stefen on December 30, 2003, 12:32:41 AM
it was probably banned because it's a terrible movie. Buffallo 66 was a-okay in my book, but as far as i've heard Brown Bunny is awful. Fellatio is kind of great though.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: eward on December 30, 2003, 12:36:03 AM
Quote from: Stefen
Fellatio is kind of great though.


statement of the week
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: cine on December 30, 2003, 12:38:04 AM
Quote from: Stefen
it was probably banned because it's a terrible movie. Buffallo 66 was a-okay in my book, but as far as i've heard Brown Bunny is awful.

Watch what you say. Big Brother Billy Brown is watching you...
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Stefen on December 30, 2003, 12:44:02 AM
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: Stefen
it was probably banned because it's a terrible movie. Buffallo 66 was a-okay in my book, but as far as i've heard Brown Bunny is awful.

Watch what you say. Big Brother Billy Brown is watching you...


The Bills didn't even make the NFL playoffs. I'm the least of his worries.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: billybrown on December 30, 2003, 09:43:11 PM
Quote from: Stefen
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: Stefen
it was probably banned because it's a terrible movie. Buffallo 66 was a-okay in my book, but as far as i've heard Brown Bunny is awful.

Watch what you say. Big Brother Billy Brown is watching you...


The Bills didn't even make the NFL playoffs. I'm the least of his worries.



Big Brother Billy Brown is indeed watching and it ain't got nada to do with the hapless Bills either. Have you seen the movie Stefen, with 2 e's and f? Stop hearing and commenting on what you know squat about, and start watching and thinking for yourself, you gaffer. Buffalo 66 was a personified masterpiece, so re-read your book.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Stefen on December 30, 2003, 09:54:15 PM
Quote from: billybrown
Quote from: Stefen
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: Stefen
it was probably banned because it's a terrible movie. Buffallo 66 was a-okay in my book, but as far as i've heard Brown Bunny is awful.

Watch what you say. Big Brother Billy Brown is watching you...


The Bills didn't even make the NFL playoffs. I'm the least of his worries.



Big Brother Billy Brown is indeed watching and it ain't got nada to do with the hapless Bills either. Have you seen the movie Stefen, with 2 e's and f? Stop hearing and commenting on what you know squat about, and start watching and thinking for yourself, you gaffer. Buffalo 66 was a personified masterpiece, so re-read your book.


Buffallo 66 was lower than a-okay in my book. I was being nice. And no I have not seen Brown Bunny, why would I want to watch a crappy movie? Time is valuable homie.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: soixante on December 31, 2003, 04:38:23 AM
Film needs people like Vincent Gallo, mavericks who stir up the shit and upset the status quo.  The Sex Pistols shook up the music industry in 1977, and Johnny Rotten showed no respect for precedent.  Andy Warhol shook up the art world in the 60's.  Directors like Gallo and Harmony Korine keep things fresh.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: billybrown on January 01, 2004, 12:16:37 PM
Quote from: Stefen
Quote from: billybrown
Quote from: Stefen
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: Stefen
it was probably banned because it's a terrible movie. Buffallo 66 was a-okay in my book, but as far as i've heard Brown Bunny is awful.

Watch what you say. Big Brother Billy Brown is watching you...


The Bills didn't even make the NFL playoffs. I'm the least of his worries.



Big Brother Billy Brown is indeed watching and it ain't got nada to do with the hapless Bills either. Have you seen the movie Stefen, with 2 e's and f? Stop hearing and commenting on what you know squat about, and start watching and thinking for yourself, you gaffer. Buffalo 66 was a personified masterpiece, so re-read your book.


Buffallo 66 was lower than a-okay in my book. I was being nice. And no I have not seen Brown Bunny, why would I want to watch a crappy movie? Time is valuable homie.


Stick to fluffing Ringo and learn to spell... Buffalo, Buffalo, Buffalo, not Buffallo you fooll.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Stefen on January 03, 2004, 12:51:34 AM
Quote from: billybrown
Quote from: Stefen
Quote from: billybrown
Quote from: Stefen
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: Stefen
it was probably banned because it's a terrible movie. Buffallo 66 was a-okay in my book, but as far as i've heard Brown Bunny is awful.

Watch what you say. Big Brother Billy Brown is watching you...


The Bills didn't even make the NFL playoffs. I'm the least of his worries.



Big Brother Billy Brown is indeed watching and it ain't got nada to do with the hapless Bills either. Have you seen the movie Stefen, with 2 e's and f? Stop hearing and commenting on what you know squat about, and start watching and thinking for yourself, you gaffer. Buffalo 66 was a personified masterpiece, so re-read your book.


Buffallo 66 was lower than a-okay in my book. I was being nice. And no I have not seen Brown Bunny, why would I want to watch a crappy movie? Time is valuable homie.


Stick to fluffing Ringo and learn to spell... Buffalo, Buffalo, Buffalo, not Buffallo you fooll.


It's spelled "fool" with one L. Not two like Buffallo.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: godardian on January 03, 2004, 01:13:01 AM
I think what billybrown's point was before the discourse degenerated was that believing all the negative publicity about Brown Bunny is foolhardy. See the movie for yourself, then judge. Each and every movie is a potential waste of time; this is the price we pay for loving movies. The good ones make sifting through the bad ones well more than worthwhile. "Buzz," hearsay, rumor, and criticism are never acceptable substitutes for seeing the damn thing yourself and making up your own mind.

"It was probably banned because it was a terrible movie" doesn't make a lick of sense, in any case. Plenty of terrible movies are released to great popularity and acclaim. A movie's content may make distributors jumpy or restrict where and when it can be shown, but the content of a film getting people in an uproar merely distracts from the real issue, which of course is the quality of the film. Brown Bunny is one of those peculiar cases, but I for one am going to do everything in my power to judge the film on its merits AS A FILM when I see it. Not all the endless, (mostly) meaningless chatter that has surrounded it.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: pookiethecat on January 04, 2004, 12:39:35 AM
i concur.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: billybrown on January 04, 2004, 08:18:16 PM
Quote from: Stefen
Quote from: billybrown
Quote from: Stefen
Quote from: billybrown
Quote from: Stefen
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: Stefen
it was probably banned because it's a terrible movie. Buffallo 66 was a-okay in my book, but as far as i've heard Brown Bunny is awful.

Watch what you say. Big Brother Billy Brown is watching you...


The Bills didn't even make the NFL playoffs. I'm the least of his worries.



Big Brother Billy Brown is indeed watching and it ain't got nada to do with the hapless Bills either. Have you seen the movie Stefen, with 2 e's and f? Stop hearing and commenting on what you know squat about, and start watching and thinking for yourself, you gaffer. Buffalo 66 was a personified masterpiece, so re-read your book.


Buffallo 66 was lower than a-okay in my book. I was being nice. And no I have not seen Brown Bunny, why would I want to watch a crappy movie? Time is valuable homie.


Stick to fluffing Ringo and learn to spell... Buffalo, Buffalo, Buffalo, not Buffallo you fooll.


It's spelled "fool" with one L. Not two like Buffallo.



You are quite the douche bag...
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: billybrown on January 04, 2004, 08:23:32 PM
Quote from: godardian
I think what billybrown's point was before the discourse degenerated was that believing all the negative publicity about Brown Bunny is foolhardy. See the movie for yourself, then judge. Each and every movie is a potential waste of time; this is the price we pay for loving movies. The good ones make sifting through the bad ones well more than worthwhile. "Buzz," hearsay, rumor, and criticism are never acceptable substitutes for seeing the damn thing yourself and making up your own mind.

"It was probably banned because it was a terrible movie" doesn't make a lick of sense, in any case. Plenty of terrible movies are released to great popularity and acclaim. A movie's content may make distributors jumpy or restrict where and when it can be shown, but the content of a film getting people in an uproar merely distracts from the real issue, which of course is the quality of the film. Brown Bunny is one of those peculiar cases, but I for one am going to do everything in my power to judge the film on its merits AS A FILM when I see it. Not all the endless, (mostly) meaningless chatter that has surrounded it.



Thank you Godardian!

Alas, I've grown tired of trying to impart and explain any degree of rational or sensible thinking to intellectually challenged twats the likes of Stefen. Ah well, cest la vie, I guess...
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: MacGuffin on January 04, 2004, 08:27:47 PM
Enough with the remarks against other members.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: billybrown on January 04, 2004, 08:38:46 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Enough with the remarks against other members.


Yes, sir...  :oops:
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Pubrick on January 05, 2004, 12:11:29 AM
people, people.. we're all douche bags.  :Fade-color
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Ghostboy on March 07, 2004, 03:46:01 PM
Hey, check this  (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4691&item=3800772715)out.

Seems like a pretty good deal...realtively speaking, of course. Plus, just think of what a great ice breaker it would be the first day you used it on a set!
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: SoNowThen on March 08, 2004, 08:49:20 AM
"All in all, Gallo put more effort into this production package than the whiny Wes Anderson, the sputtering Spike Jonze, the un-darling Darren Aronofsky have put into their whole lives."


Not for nothing, but that's hilarious...
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: cine on March 08, 2004, 09:17:09 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
"All in all, Gallo put more effort into this production package than the whiny Wes Anderson, the sputtering Spike Jonze, the un-darling Darren Aronofsky have put into their whole lives."
Not for nothing, but that's hilarious...

And also funny, because he just named three superior filmmakers in one sentence. I hope he noticed...
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: SoNowThen on March 08, 2004, 09:19:13 AM
Anderson could be considered his superior. I laugh at the other two, and I even like Pi and Requiem. But Buffalo 66 towers over those guys. At any rate, it's still funny.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: billybrown on March 09, 2004, 11:56:11 PM
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: SoNowThen
"All in all, Gallo put more effort into this production package than the whiny Wes Anderson, the sputtering Spike Jonze, the un-darling Darren Aronofsky have put into their whole lives."
Not for nothing, but that's hilarious...

And also funny, because he just named three superior filmmakers in one sentence. I hope he noticed...


Superior how and according to who?

As SoNowThen said, Buffalo 66 towers over pretty much anything those guys have done, he just doesn't have that pseudo-art house, wanna-be hipsters scene singing his praises because he is so outspoken and doesn't cater to special interest groups and make himself a media darling. I read somewhere that at Cannes, Sean Penn made the comment that had The Brown Bunny listed Chloe Sevigny as the director, it would've been hailed as a masterpiece, but with Gallo's name attached, many people went out of their way to unjustly rip the film (some having not even seen it - memo to Cinephile) because he comes off so unlikebale to all these tite-assed, PC types.

IMHO, Vincent Gallo is an exceptionally talented artist, and even if just Buffalo 66 were his cinematic legacy, it' better than 95% of the shit out there that is hailed as "brilliant", "visionary", and "groundbreaking."
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Pedro on March 10, 2004, 12:05:13 AM
buffalo 66 is great, but it reminds me too much of a very well photographed student film project, where as the other filmmakers have made, well, more accomplished films.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Stefen on March 10, 2004, 12:13:42 AM
Quote from: Pedro the Wombat
buffalo 66 is great, but it reminds me too much of a very well photographed student film project, where as the other filmmakers have made, well, more accomplished films.


If Gallo had the money the other filmmakers had, im sure he could make something as well made and accomplished as the other filmmakers. Gallo is an artist in many facets of art, hes a breath of fresh air in an artistic sense. I'm such a hypocrite.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Pedro on March 10, 2004, 01:04:03 AM
Quote from: Stefen
Quote from: Pedro the Wombat
buffalo 66 is great, but it reminds me too much of a very well photographed student film project, where as the other filmmakers have made, well, more accomplished films.


If Gallo had the money the other filmmakers had, im sure he could make something as well made and accomplished as the other filmmakers. Gallo is an artist in many facets of art, hes a breath of fresh air in an artistic sense. I'm such a hypocrite.

the budget is not what made me make the student film analogy...i cant really articulate what makes me feel that it is amateur, but you can defenitely sense it's a first of a director.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Stefen on March 10, 2004, 01:06:30 AM
Quote from: Pedro the Wombat
Quote from: Stefen
Quote from: Pedro the Wombat
buffalo 66 is great, but it reminds me too much of a very well photographed student film project, where as the other filmmakers have made, well, more accomplished films.


If Gallo had the money the other filmmakers had, im sure he could make something as well made and accomplished as the other filmmakers. Gallo is an artist in many facets of art, hes a breath of fresh air in an artistic sense. I'm such a hypocrite.

the budget is not what made me make the student film analogy...i cant really articulate what makes me feel that it is amateur, but you can defenitely sense it's a first of a director.


I agree Pedro, '66 is pretty amateurish but overall still a good movie. But with a bigger budget he could probably do more damage.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: billybrown on March 10, 2004, 01:07:35 AM
Quote from: Pedro the Wombat
buffalo 66 is great, but it reminds me too much of a very well photographed student film project, where as the other filmmakers have made, well, more accomplished films.


And you could argue that Wes Anderson's films are exercises in production design, Arnonfsky's are very very well photographed Calvin Klein fashion ads, and that Spike Jonze deals with strictly zany, offbeat subjects/characters without any real visual flair. You could argue a lot of things, but fact is, I enjoy the work of all these guys very much, but for me, Buffalo 66 is far more engaging on an emotional and cinematic level than anything those guys have ever done. Certain moments in Requiem For A Dream come close, but still don't hit the heights of Buffalo 66 on the whole.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Pedro on March 10, 2004, 01:09:22 AM
Quote from: billybrown
Quote from: Pedro the Wombat
buffalo 66 is great, but it reminds me too much of a very well photographed student film project, where as the other filmmakers have made, well, more accomplished films.


And you could argue that Wes Anderson's films are exercises in production design, Arnonfsky's are very very well photographed Calvin Klein fashion ads, and that Spike Jonze deals with strictly zany, offbeat subjects/characters without any real visual flair. You could argue a lot of things, but fact is, I enjoy the work of all these guys very much, but for me, Buffalo 66 is far more engaging on an emotional and cinematic level than anything those guys have ever done. Certain moments in Requiem For A Dream come close, but still don't hit the heights of Buffalo 66 on the whole.

this is where we must differ, and i like what you said about anderson, but requiem hit me a lot harder than buffalo '66
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: billybrown on March 10, 2004, 01:16:59 AM
Quote from: Pedro the Wombat
Quote from: billybrown
Quote from: Pedro the Wombat
buffalo 66 is great, but it reminds me too much of a very well photographed student film project, where as the other filmmakers have made, well, more accomplished films.


And you could argue that Wes Anderson's films are exercises in production design, Arnonfsky's are very very well photographed Calvin Klein fashion ads, and that Spike Jonze deals with strictly zany, offbeat subjects/characters without any real visual flair. You could argue a lot of things, but fact is, I enjoy the work of all these guys very much, but for me, Buffalo 66 is far more engaging on an emotional and cinematic level than anything those guys have ever done. Certain moments in Requiem For A Dream come close, but still don't hit the heights of Buffalo 66 on the whole.

this is where we must differ, and i like what you said about anderson, but requiem hit me a lot harder than buffalo '66


I guess we can then just agree to disagree. Films can be very subjective and personal experiences, and we all have certain ones that strike a particular chord for one reason or other. Cest la vie.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Pubrick on March 10, 2004, 09:08:51 AM
i still don't get why he picked those 3 random names.

wes is no less whiny than pta, and what the fuck is an un-darling? jesus, he named directors who aren't even a percent as public/preachy as him.

i mean, is that quote even attributable to him? what the hell is going on here!? it's an incredibly stupid thing to say.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Ghostboy on March 10, 2004, 09:13:42 AM
Have you guys ever seen Freeway 2? Man, Gallo's cock is ginormous! No wonder he says whatever he wants to say.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: SoNowThen on March 10, 2004, 09:18:58 AM
Quote from: P
i still don't get why he picked those 3 random names.

wes is no less whiny than pta, and what the fuck is an un-darling? jesus, he named directors who aren't even a percent as public/preachy as him.

i mean, is that quote even attributable to him? what the hell is going on here!? it's an incredibly stupid thing to say.


I think that's what made the quote funny. It's like the writer (who because he has a very similar tone to interviews, I assume is Gallo) just picked three popular filmmakers, any three that came to the top of his head. Oh, and I figure the un-darling thing has to do with when they call someone a Critic's Darling.



And GB, "ginormous"... hehehe, such a classic word...
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: meatwad on April 29, 2004, 08:11:28 AM
For anyone interested, he makes an appearance in the new jay-z video "99 problems" directed by mark romanek. It seemed strange to me considering i think gallo has publicly trashed romanek. I guess it's hard to find anyone these days who gallo has not talked bad about.

I have a feeling it was one of those things where he did it for the money. I'm sure he will claim that is the reason either way
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: cron on April 29, 2004, 08:26:00 AM
Quote from: meatwad
For anyone interested, he makes an appearance in the new jay-z video "99 problems" directed by mark romanek. It seemed strange to me considering i think gallo has publicly trashed romanek. I guess it's hard to find anyone these days who gallo has not talked bad about.

I have a feeling it was one of those things where he did it for the money. I'm sure he will claim that is the reason either way


Gotta link to that?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: meatwad on April 29, 2004, 01:20:34 PM
Quote from: cronopio
Gotta link to that?


nah, sorry. Saw the video on MTV this morning.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Slick Shoes on April 29, 2004, 02:16:35 PM
Since I will probably never see the video, can you describe to me what Mr. Gallo is doing in it? For instance, is he poking his head out of the sunroof of a limo, rhythmically bobbing his head to the beat?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: MacGuffin on April 29, 2004, 03:37:10 PM
Jay-Z Gets Blown Away In Provocative New Video
Source: MTV.com

NEW YORK — Jay-Z didn't have a moment to waste.

A large group of media-types, industry executives and DJs had gathered at Tribeca Screening Room Thursday night for the debut of the uncut version of Jay's controversial new video for "99 Problems." But Hov had pressing business elsewhere.

"I really have to go," said a smiling Jay, clad in a dark gray three-button suit, pink shirt and pink-and-gray tie. "I have a team in the playoffs."

"Do your thing, pa, get that championship!" a supporter shouted back at him.

But before Jay left for Madison Square Garden to see his New Jersey Nets beat the New York Knicks in the third game of the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs, he spoke briefly about the video. Hov explained that he wasn’t really passionate about making his last two clips, "Change Clothes" and "Dirt off Your Shoulder," and that this time, he really wanted to get artistic and show an uglier, bleaker side of Brooklyn.

"I said, 'I want to shoot a pissy wall,' " Jay said. "You know how a photographer can make a pissy wall look like art? That's what I wanted."

Director Mark Romanek (Johnny Cash's "Hurt," Michael Jackson's "Scream") lived up to Hov's expectations: "99 Problems" is arguably Jay's most uncompromising and stark video to date. Featuring guest appearances from actor Vincent Gallo and Rick Rubin (the track's producer), the uncut version features lurid prison scenes, cockfighting, a funeral, and — most shocking — Jay getting riddled with bullets toward the clip's close. That scene drew a gasp from some members of the audience at the Tribeca.

Jigga said he has already butted heads with MTV and BET about airing his clip and joked that he feels like Madonna when she went through her video controversies.

MTV has agreed to play the clip with the scene of Jay-Z getting murdered at the end, but only after a airing a news piece that features Jay talking with Sway about his motivation for the provocative video.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: meatwad on April 29, 2004, 06:00:30 PM
Quote from: Slick Shoes
Since I will probably never see the video, can you describe to me what Mr. Gallo is doing in it? For instance, is he poking his head out of the sunroof of a limo, rhythmically bobbing his head to the beat?


it's really just a few short clips of him walking down the street with rick rubin. It was a blink and you miss cameo.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Just Withnail on April 29, 2004, 06:29:47 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
the uncut version features lurid prison scenes, cockfighting, a funeral


Quote from: meatwad
it's really just a few short clips of him walking down the street with rick rubin. It was a blink and you miss cameo.


No cockfighting for Gallo this time, huh?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: cron on April 30, 2004, 06:01:49 AM
Video here:

http://www.nme.com/features/108340.htm#
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Ordet on May 26, 2004, 06:43:46 PM
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Have you guys ever seen Freeway 2? Man, Gallo's cock is ginormous! No wonder he says whatever he wants to say.


How big is it?  

 :shock: I have this weird analogy on filmmakers and sluts.
Based on how much they expose themselves and their creative process and how much of their personality they reveal.
I guess it’s a Kubrickian thing. Kubrick was my fav director ever since I discovered him with Space Odyssey I was like 7 then that year my dad took me to see the newly released Full Metal Jacket. Anyway long story short. Kubrick was my big influence for a really long time. And I thought the whole recluse mysteriousness thing was awesome.

Every director has that mystery gene within them.

Just like girls have the hard to get thing.

So let’s give a few examples of filmmaker-nooky

Mallick and Kubrick – Every guys wet dream gals. No one knows where they live they give there phone numbers to no one. Never go to prom or any parties. (Oscars, Cannes etc)  Some say they are just teasers and posers.

Tarkofsky and Bergman – The one you just fell deeply in love with when she gave you that look in Gym class. She has a rich boyfriend though.

Kevin Smith – Fat slutty girl with big boobs. Puts all the guys in a very long row and gives them all blow jobs. Your friend Tony the pimply computer-vampire comic geek lost his virginity with her.

Woody Allen – Ugly-sexy skinny intelectual chick. The best shag there is. She’s pretty slutty too. She quotes Thoreau as your both coming. And explains Kierkegaard as she bathes you…

Paul Thomas Anderson – She was known for not wearing panties to school. In her junior years she was really easy and screwed almost everyone. She was also the coolest gal to hang around with and very hot. Now she’s become more uptight and high-maintenance. Laughs at everything you say.

Vincent Gallo- So slutty you actually feel sorry. You do want to do her though. She wants to have sex with you and tape it and post it on the internet. She did it before (Brown Bunny) she cried.

Harmony Korine- The only girl you feel strangely uninhibited with. Years later she becomes your proctologist.

*The only director I would accept his cock projected on screen and not consider him a slut is Lars Von Trier.

*Jean Renoir would’ve loved to see him moon.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Sleuth on May 26, 2004, 06:46:53 PM
that was great
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Stefen on May 26, 2004, 09:00:29 PM
In that case. I'd probably have sex with Woody Allen.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: NEON MERCURY on May 26, 2004, 09:36:19 PM
ooh, gimme some of dat k-smith.. :kiss:
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Pubrick on May 27, 2004, 12:06:50 AM
everyone knew where kubrick lived.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: meatwad on September 16, 2004, 12:46:34 PM
just found this..

Vincent Gallo will star in Abel Ferrara's eclectic Bible-themed drama MARY, playing two roles in the pic, one of them the star-director of a controversial film on the life of Christ. The project is centered on the character of a movie star who becomes obsessed with Mary Magdalene after playing the follower of Christ and former prostitute. Sarah Polley is in talks to play the female lead. Script is by Ferrara and Simone Lageoles (R XMAS). Principal photography is scheduled to start in October in Rome, before moving to Jerusalem and New York

i find it rather odd, since i remember gallo trashing abel ferrara all over the place after the made the funeral
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Ghostboy on September 16, 2004, 12:52:05 PM
He trashed Chloe prior to The Brown Bunny, too. Anyway, this movie sounds awesome.
Title: Saw Brown Bunny last weekend.
Post by: Pastor Parsley on October 05, 2004, 12:06:15 PM
I made a special trip out of the country and down to civilization to catch Brown Bunny.  I was sure I'd like it since it's always the films everyone hates that I end up enjoying.  I tend to like the films that people call "actionless" and I always appreciate any film that takes a risk in order to try something new, even if it fails miserably.

I really liked Brown Bunny, but did think it could have been a little tighter.  I had the impression that Gallo lost his perspective a bit.  It's easily done when you work on a long project and/or get really involved.  There were elements that didn't do their job as well as they were intended or were unnecessary because he clearly didn't understand his audience.  I think all the stuff was there but it needed a slight re-arrangement.  I think he didn't tease the audience enough to keep their interest.  He just assumed that they would be interested in his character enough to follow along.

I have to say that I was a little disappointed by the fact that he played virtually the same character as in Buff'66.

Ooops this should really be in the Now Showing Forum.
Title: Re: Saw Brown Bunny last weekend.
Post by: samsong on October 06, 2004, 10:07:59 PM
Quote from: Pastor Parsley
...because he clearly didn't understand his audience.  I think all the stuff was there but it needed a slight re-arrangement.  I think he didn't tease the audience enough to keep their interest.  He just assumed that they would be interested in his character enough to follow along.

I have to say that I was a little disappointed by the fact that he played virtually the same character as in Buff'66.


Gallo doesn't play to the audience... this is self proclaimed and yea, it's the sort of comment you take with a grain of salt but after watching The Brown Bunny, that sentiment definitely isn't unfounded.  He made this film first and foremost for himself, and virtually by himself which I think is one of its most endearing qualities.  I found it to be one of the strongest examples of self expression and artistry incinema, emphasized by the fact that he essentially made the film himself.
 
And I don't mean to sound like a snob but to suggest that director's job is to "tease" his/her audience is grotesque and nauseating.  

About Gallo playing the same character... my favorite moments in Buffalo 66 (besides the musical numbers) were when Billy is by himself, tortured by his emotions and existance... the quiet moments where he suffers by himself.  What I love about The Brown Bunny is that it seems like Gallo took all those moments and made an entire film about them -- the silence of grief, the oppresive nature of sorrow -- and created this achingly beautiful poem about brokenness.  They do seem the same but the way they go about living with their burdens, which are very different (Bud suffers the pain of loss while Billy was never loved at all), is notable enough a difference that it's clear they aren't the same character, nor does Gallo play them the same way.  Similarities, yes, but NOT the same character... not even virtually.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Pastor Parsley on October 07, 2004, 05:01:00 PM
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I thought the character was very different from Billy Brown. Not as volatile. Kinder. Gentler. More depressing.


Mood hardley makes for a different character.

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Gallo doesn't play to the audience... this is self proclaimed and yea, it's the sort of comment you take with a grain of salt but after watching The Brown Bunny, that sentiment definitely isn't unfounded. He made this film first and foremost for himself, and virtually by himself which I think is one of its most endearing qualities.


I can definitely respect that.  There are many different reasons one creates a work of art.  For some it's an expression, for some communication.  Any art, ideally, should be made primarily for yourself.

But on the other end, I think that it's always good to communicate that expression to someone.  That's where the magic happens.  And for that you need to recognize your audience.

Also, with film being such and expensive medium,  unless you are throwing down your own cash, it's just respectful to your backer that you at least make a film that he/she can get their money back on unless you've made other arrangements.  If anything, it's nice to be able to make another film, which will be very difficult for Mr. Gallo.  He's proclaimed he won't make another film, well.....I'm not sure he really has a choice.

I'm not bagging on Vincent, I've always loved his work.  I'd rather someone tries something new and fails miserably than being careful and doing the same old 'safe' thing.  I respect him for that.  I'm so tired of the same old thing over and over again.  But there are certain realities that must be taken into account as well.  Stories have been told using a certain structure for, well, forever.  There's a reason for that, our brains prefer to assemble information in a certain way.  If you're going to ignore that, that's fine, but you shouldn't be surprised with the results.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: samsong on October 07, 2004, 06:19:38 PM
Quote from: Pastor Parsley
I can definitely respect that.  There are many different reasons one creates a work of art.  For some it's an expression, for some communication.  Any art, ideally, should be made primarily for yourself.

But on the other end, I think that it's always good to communicate that expression to someone.  That's where the magic happens.  And for that you need to recognize your audience.

Also, with film being such and expensive medium,  unless you are throwing down your own cash, it's just respectful to your backer that you at least make a film that he/she can get their money back on unless you've made other arrangements.  If anything, it's nice to be able to make another film, which will be very difficult for Mr. Gallo.  He's proclaimed he won't make another film, well.....I'm not sure he really has a choice.

I'm not bagging on Vincent, I've always loved his work.  I'd rather someone tries something new and fails miserably than being careful and doing the same old 'safe' thing.  I respect him for that.  I'm so tired of the same old thing over and over again.  But there are certain realities that must be taken into account as well.  Stories have been told using a certain structure for, well, forever.  There's a reason for that, our brains prefer to assemble information in a certain way.  If you're going to ignore that, that's fine, but you shouldn't be surprised with the results.


Gallo did make arrangements with his producers... his financers were Japanese and before going into production he created an elaborate contract which gave him an absurd amount of freedom.  One of the stipulations was that whatever he made, it had to be shown in at least three major cities around the world including Los Angeles for a week, regardless of the quality of the work.

While it's definitely important as an artist to communicate whatever it is one wants to say/express to an audience, just because you deny them easy access or even any consideration doesn't completely alienate think.  I think the enthusiasm shared for this film by a few of us on this board is a testament to that, as is your response, that you had some problems with it, but liked it.  That's fine, to each his own.  I'm sure just as many, if not more people hate it then there are people who like it, but who said art had to be universally accepted?  There are rules to the game when it comes to the business aspect of making films but films like The Brown Bunny and last year's Elephant break them, and are amazingly refreshing and contribute to cinema as an art, especially because they don't offer the easy answers and escapist entertainment most films today do, which isn't necessarily a bad thing either.  Gallo might not be a good businessman but he's an exceptional filmmaker.  I think as long as films like The Brown Bunny are made and filmmakers like Gallo are given a chance, there's a nice tipping of the scale that balances things out... sort of.  I personally would like to see more films of the "artsy" persuasion.  :-D
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Bethie on October 08, 2004, 03:03:38 AM
I'd like to dedicate this next song to someone who couldn't be here tonight, but he's a great great filmmaker... an amazing man. Proud to call him a friend. he's from Buffalo. His name's Vincent Gallo.

this one's for him..... *goes into the song*


Words said by Eddie Vedder at the Pearl Jam concert I attended in Buffalo back in May of 2003.


The song was "Given To Fly"





ps- I saw Buffalo '66.

ps no 2- That post (scroll up a few) by Roman Cibeles is one of my most favourite posts ever here on xixax.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: meatball on December 12, 2004, 03:39:26 PM
Gallo Quotes from interviews

Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
I've never understood the love affair with Buffalo 66. Mind you, I didn't grow up with the film and only watched it after the big hype and found it to be influences of Godard in ways not really that spetacular when you can watch Godard movies yourself.


"You've been hanging out too much with Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Spike Jonze and Harmony Korine becuase you have this idea in your mind that everybody who makes a movie is some sort of film fan trying to rehash films they glorified."

"The idea of being inspired by another filmmaker is absurd to me... you have me confused with so many of my contemporaries... Let me assure you, though, it is not my memory of other films that controls my point of view in any way. I have my own idea about shape, color and sound of the world I wish I lived in... The visual style of my films comes form and relates directly to the concept of the film. For the record, I am not an artist or a film historian."

"Like, there are about 20 famous trucking companies in America, and one of them is a company called Werner, and so somebody wrote: 'There's a truck in the movie that says 'Werner' - clearly an obvious reference to Werner Herzog.' Give me a fucking break!"


Quote from: cinephilé
The scathing reviews have made me vow never to see this film. I don't want to waste 90-120 minutes of my life watching something that I KNOW I'll feel is a piece of shit afterward. I have other things I can be doing, like watching paint dry.


"I am not an artist... I don't feel entitled to make people go through the most subtle, extreme interpretations of my work -- it's for a broader group of people... I am not a film-festival filmmaker and I don't relate to other filmmakers and I don't relate to cinema and certainly don't like the nature of a film festival, the pretension of a film festival -- I am not a filmmaker and I am making what I think is an entertaining movie."


Quote from: billybrown
Quote from: Cinephile
Quote from: SoNowThen
"All in all, Gallo put more effort into this production package than the whiny Wes Anderson, the sputtering Spike Jonze, the un-darling Darren Aronofsky have put into their whole lives."
Not for nothing, but that's hilarious...

And also funny, because he just named three superior filmmakers in one sentence. I hope he noticed...


Superior how and according to who?

As SoNowThen said, Buffalo 66 towers over pretty much anything those guys have done, he just doesn't have that pseudo-art house, wanna-be hipsters scene singing his praises because he is so outspoken and doesn't cater to special interest groups and make himself a media darling. I read somewhere that at Cannes, Sean Penn made the comment that had The Brown Bunny listed Chloe Sevigny as the director, it would've been hailed as a masterpiece, but with Gallo's name attached, many people went out of their way to unjustly rip the film (some having not even seen it - memo to Cinephile) because he comes off so unlikebale to all these tite-assed, PC types.

IMHO, Vincent Gallo is an exceptionally talented artist, and even if just Buffalo 66 were his cinematic legacy, it' better than 95% of the shit out there that is hailed as "brilliant", "visionary", and "groundbreaking."


"...But I don't pretend to be an artist; I don't imagine myself in film history... But I sense in all those filmmakers - Paul Anderson, Darren, Harmony - that they're very consientious of who they are in film history, who their audience is, and how they're perceived personally as filmmakers. It doesn't seem spontaneous. That's where it becomes a little boring for me. Good art is much more interesting than the people who make it. It's much more interesting than them personally, it's much more interesting than their own understanding of it. I would hope that all the work that I do in my life is fifty times more interesting than me and my petty, little, small-minded reasons for making it."
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: cine on December 12, 2004, 05:44:13 PM
Uh, thanks meatball but those quotes I made were based on the neverending scathing reviews of his UNEDITED version - you know, the one he rushed to Cannes. Since then, he's edited it to how he wanted it in the first place and that's the film I want to see. So yeah, kinda pointless using Gallo interview snippets in this case to argue what I said when he probably would've agreed with me anyway.


p.s. just so you know, you're not really vincent gallo.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: ono on December 12, 2004, 06:20:05 PM
I think the better questions are, why do you feel the need to defend this and bump the thread up two months later, especially if you haven't seen the movie, and if you have, why are you posting here, and not in the Brown Bunny thread?

(The Brown Bunny is worth seeing, by the way, but it's not for those who are bored easily.  If you hate Gerry avoid this like the plague.  If you have an open mind, it can be beautiful.)
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: meatball on December 12, 2004, 06:20:34 PM
I posted  here and not in the brown bunny thread because these quotes weren't specifically brown bunny quotes. I thought they were very interesting and I matched them to things said earlier in this thread because it felt right and made sense.

p.s. i'm meatball and don't pretend to be anything else.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Bethie on December 12, 2004, 11:34:17 PM
Vincent Gallo was in my dream a week ago.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: ono on December 12, 2004, 11:41:29 PM
Were you "doing the 'Chloe?'"
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Bethie on December 13, 2004, 12:19:30 AM
hahah. no. I did sit on his lap though. He made me tell him what was great about him. Typical Gallo fashion, eh?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: SoNowThen on December 13, 2004, 03:37:32 AM
Meatball, your above long post was top-dog!

You can count on anything Gallo says in an interview being more interesting than 99.9 percent of movies, books, and music coming out now. But then that's the way it is with pure genius...
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: RegularKarate on December 13, 2004, 01:11:22 PM
Except that he seems to be a walking contradiction... he's so full of shit with his intolerance for bullshit.

'I'm not an artist, I don't care what people think of my work'

'I hope my art goes down in history as more interesting than me'

blah blah blah... bitch bitch bitch... you know he jerks off to good reviews and then pretends like he doesn't even care about filmmaking.

what a douche.

I'll see Bunny and I liked Buffalo, but I think he's a greasy assface... according to him, he should be happy about this fact, but I think he's full of shit.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Stefen on December 13, 2004, 02:54:43 PM
I love the fact that he talks like he doesn't give a shit about anything, but then will go cover king crimson songs. Talk about taking yourself too seriously. I bet I could take him.

Oh and how about this little pearl from an interview "I bought with my own money–well, money I stole–my first Beatles album in 1967. The Beatles were the perfect band for a 5-year-old to get interested in rock music. By the way, I’ve always hated hippies, especially pot-smoking hippies. Marijuana and socialism were the evils of the 20th century."

Marijuana and Socialism were the evils of the 20th century? haha, how does he go from talking about himself at 5 years old buying a beatles album, to him talking about marijuana and socialism being the evils of the 20th century a sentence later? This dudes a boob, throw rocks at him if you see him, I can take him.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: A Matter Of Chance on December 13, 2004, 03:43:32 PM
Quote from: Stefen
Marijuana and Socialism were the evils of the 20th century? haha, how does he go from talking about himself at 5 years old buying a beatles album, to him talking about marijuana and socialism being the evils of the 20th century a sentence later? This dudes a boob, throw rocks at him if you see him, I can take him.


On his IMDB facts sheet, it says he describes his political views as very conservative.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Stefen on December 13, 2004, 03:53:30 PM
that's only because he wants to be different and not the norm. It's his ignorant ass way of rebelling.....at 40 years old.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: meatwad on January 04, 2005, 05:18:18 AM
(http://www.gawker.com/news/paris_honeybunny.jpg)

screen caps from the short film directed by Vincent Gallo starring Paris Hilton. Here is the link to the video

 Short (http://www.gawker.com/archives/parishoneybunny.wmv)
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: lamas on January 04, 2005, 10:06:08 PM
old news pal.  that's the video for the song Honey Bunny from his album When.  hype tunes.  if you wanna gawk at paris hilton just post the link to the video of her sucking off that dude.  she's got some talent after all.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: tpfkabi on January 04, 2005, 10:58:24 PM
is anyone a fan of his music? i thought the score for Buffalo 66 was kinda interesting. sorta Eno Music for Airports-ish.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: lamas on January 04, 2005, 11:26:34 PM
Quote from: bigideas
sorta Eno Music for Airports-ish.


i don't know what that means...but i like his music.  it's minimalistic and depressing but i like that shit.  he has a pretty singing voice.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Sleuth on January 04, 2005, 11:57:51 PM
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drf500/f574/f57414zr6cw.jpg)
Brian Eno - Music for Airports (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:5q63mpv39fco)
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: meatwad on January 05, 2005, 10:23:14 AM
Quote from: lamas
old news pal.  that's the video for the song Honey Bunny from his album When.  hype tunes.  if you wanna gawk at paris hilton just post the link to the video of her sucking off that dude.  she's got some talent after all.


yeah well, pal, just because the video is old doesn't mean people had seen it. I thought this video had never been released, so when i saw it was online, i posted the link.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: analogzombie on January 05, 2005, 11:45:06 AM
Quote from: meatwad
Quote from: lamas
old news pal.  that's the video for the song Honey Bunny from his album When.  hype tunes.  if you wanna gawk at paris hilton just post the link to the video of her sucking off that dude.  she's got some talent after all.


yeah well, pal, just because the video is old doesn't mean people had seen it. I thought this video had never been released, so when i saw it was online, i posted the link.


YEAH! take that
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Bethie on January 10, 2005, 04:12:20 AM
Quote from: bigideas
is anyone a fan of his music?


Yes.

I recieved this gem as a Christmas gift
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drf600/f634/f63441lz627.jpg) (http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/liebe/love-smiley-071.gif)

His voice is so lovely. I'd like him to come over and sing to me.



That is all.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: SoNowThen on January 16, 2005, 08:04:30 AM
Anybody know when Brown Bunny comes to dvd? If ever...
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: MacGuffin on January 16, 2005, 08:15:06 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Anybody know when Brown Bunny comes to dvd? If ever...


http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=1549&start=300
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: MacGuffin on January 24, 2005, 11:20:02 PM
Dunst Responds to Gallo's "Witch" Claims

Hollywood star Kirsten Dunst has slammed film-maker Vincent Gallo's cruel remarks about her, after he attacked her for pulling out of his controversial flop film The Brown Bunny. The Spider-Man actress was set to play Daisy opposite Gallo in the 2004 drama and decided against the role at the last minute, leaving Gallo's ex-girlfriend Chloe Sevigny to take her place and infamously perform oral sex on Gallo in the film. Last week Gallo told American newspaper New York Post, "I called her and told her that I was displeased that she had abandoned me on the day she was supposed to film. She became another person. She was a cold, curt, nasty little witch of a brat on the phone." Dunst's agent has slammed Gallo's comments, claiming the actress quit the production after she realized it didn't conform to Screen Actors Guild (SAG) guidelines. Her agent says, "Gallo can say anything he wants. She did nothing wrong."
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: lamas on January 25, 2005, 12:04:21 AM
so she's basically saying that if it weren't against SAG guidelines she'd be smoking Gallo's bone like a champ?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: meatball on January 29, 2005, 01:28:21 AM
Quote from: lamas
so she's basically saying that if it weren't against SAG guidelines she'd be smoking Gallo's bone like a champ?


Wouldn't you?
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Ghostboy on January 29, 2005, 01:57:37 AM
Quote from: lamas
so she's basically saying that if it weren't against SAG guidelines she'd be smoking Gallo's bone like a champ?


No, because she wasn't up for Chloe's part -- she was going to play the gas station attendant.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on January 29, 2005, 04:44:11 PM
Quote from: Ghostboy
No, because she wasn't up for Chloe's part -- she was going to play the gas station attendant.


Well, this is a bit misleading:

Quote from: MacGuffin
The Spider-Man actress was set to play Daisy opposite Gallo in the 2004 drama and decided against the role at the last minute, leaving Gallo's ex-girlfriend Chloe Sevigny to take her place and infamously perform oral sex on Gallo in the film.


And then there's this from IMDB (which, I know, isn't the most reliable of sources, but oh well.):

Quote from: IMDB Trivia
Both Winona Ryder and Kirsten Dunst were already on the set, shooting scenes, when director/star Vincent Gallo fired them from the project. Gallo revealed this during a press conference in Cannes 2003.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Slick Shoes on March 25, 2005, 05:33:55 PM
http://www.gawker.com/news/culture/vincent-gallo/gawker-exclusive-vincent-gallo-talks-of-stunt-cocks-metric-bolts-and-relocation-037264.php

(in which Gallo refutes the alleged stunt cock..)
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Cecil on March 27, 2005, 04:21:34 PM
Quote from: RegularKarate
he seems to be a walking contradiction


i once read in an interview (not sure which magazine, the one with him and jarmusch on the cover) where he said that he husled a bit in new york at first, doing only hand jobs. then on a later howard stern interview, he denied ever having done so. though he seemed a bit hesitent.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: grumpus on November 02, 2005, 10:29:37 PM
:shock:
 If I didn't have those pesky student loans to pay back maybe I could afford this:

http://www.vgmerchandise.com/misc.html
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: cine on November 02, 2005, 10:57:08 PM
Quote from: grumpus
:shock:
 If I didn't have those pesky student loans to pay back maybe I could afford this:

http://www.vgmerchandise.com/misc.html


ah, yeah, i ordered that a few months ago. it's not that good.  :yabbse-thumbdown:
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: Ravi on November 02, 2005, 11:08:26 PM
Quote
If the purchaser of the sperm chooses the option of natural insemination, there is an additional charge of $500,000. However, if after being presented detailed photographs of the purchaser, Mr. Gallo may be willing to waive the natural insemination fee and charge only for the sperm itself.


Quote
If you have seen The Brown Bunny, you know the potential size of the genitals if it's a boy. (8 inches if he's like his father.) I don't know exactly how a well hung father can enhance the physical makeup of a female baby, but it can't hurt.


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Under the laws of the Jewish faith, a Jewish mother would qualify a baby to be deemed a member of the Jewish religion. This would be added incentive for Mr. Gallo to sell his sperm to a Jew mother, his reasoning being with the slim chance that his child moved into the profession of motion picture acting or became a musical performer, this connection to the Jewish faith would guarantee his offspring a better chance at good reviews and maybe even a prize at the Sundance Film Festival or an Oscar.
Title: vincent gallo
Post by: hedwig on November 02, 2005, 11:08:31 PM
i'd kick someone in the balls if i saw them wearing this.

(http://www.vgmerchandise.com/img/product/13-lrg.jpg)
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Bethie on November 06, 2005, 01:46:22 AM
Oh Vincent, so full of yourself, and looking to make someone else full of you..


 :|
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: mogwai on November 06, 2005, 08:14:47 AM
Oh Vincent, so full of yourself, and looking to make someone else full of you..


 :|

he's just full of shit and is willing to share some of it.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 06, 2005, 07:03:52 PM
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If the purchaser of the sperm chooses the option of natural insemination, there is an additional charge of $500,000. However, if after being presented detailed photographs of the purchaser, Mr. Gallo may be willing to waive the natural insemination fee and charge only for the sperm itself.

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If you have seen The Brown Bunny, you know the potential size of the genitals if it's a boy. (8 inches if he's like his father.) I don't know exactly how a well hung father can enhance the physical makeup of a female baby, but it can't hurt.

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Under the laws of the Jewish faith, a Jewish mother would qualify a baby to be deemed a member of the Jewish religion. This would be added incentive for Mr. Gallo to sell his sperm to a Jew mother, his reasoning being with the slim chance that his child moved into the profession of motion picture acting or became a musical performer, this connection to the Jewish faith would guarantee his offspring a better chance at good reviews and maybe even a prize at the Sundance Film Festival or an Oscar.


hahahahaha..!!!!!
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: MacGuffin on November 06, 2005, 11:54:33 PM
Star Sperm for Sale

Britney Spears considered parting with her bra. Corey Haim tried to peddle a tooth. But no star appears willing to give of himself more than Vincent Gallo.
 
The indie film auteur apparently has offered to sell his sperm. For a Dr. Evil-esque $1 million.

"Price includes all costs related to attempt at an in vitro fertilization," the listing on the merchandise wing on Gallo's official Website says.

Fertilization by Gallo the old-fashioned way will run the buyer an additional $500,000, the site says, unless the star thinks said buyer is smoking hot in which case the additional fee is waived. (We paraphrase.)

Naming rights are not included in the purchase--i.e., any baby produced from Gallo sperm may not be called a Gallo, the site says.

An email and phone call to the acting, writing, directing multihyphenate were not returned. Unknown, then, is whether the site's serious, whether Gallo has had any takers, and how he's planning to ship the merchandise.

According to Gerry McKiernan, spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, items such as sperm are indeed, as they say in the trade, "mailable."

"I would be very hesitant to say it happens all the time," McKiernan said Friday. "I would be very hesitant to say it doesn't happen."

In the supposedly anything-goes celebrity world, sperm sales are rare. Or at least they're not publicly advertised.

Judging by a post on his Website, Gallo began peddling collectibles--previously worn clothes, signed movie posters, semen--last month. The sperm is listed under "Miscellaneous."

The site vows that the sperm is "100 percent guaranteed" to be of the loins of Gallo, best known for his 1998 art-house hit, Buffalo '66, and that said owner-operator of loins is "drug, alcohol and disease free."

The buyer is informed that Gallo is 5-foot-11, an award-winning athlete and motorcyle racer, a dashing 43 (with "a distinctively full head of hair and...surprisingly few gray hairs"), with no family history of physical deformities. Or, as the site puts it: "No cripples."

Oh, and there's one other thing: An eight-inch-long penis. According to the site, Gallo has one.

"If you have seen Brown Bunny, you know the potential size of the [baby's] genitals if it's a boy," the site says. "I don't know how a well-hung father can enhance the physical makeup of a female baby, but it can't hurt."

If the buyer hasn't seen The Brown Bunny--it received an extremely limited release in 2003--it's now on DVD. Gallo's penis shares a scene with Chlo Sevigny at the end of the movie--the film's climax.

Um, really...

Following The Brown Bunny's disastrous premiere at the 2003 Cannes International Film Festival, critic Roger Ebert declared the movie "the worst...in the history of the festival." Gallo responded by cursing Ebert, and wishing prostate cancer on him. (Ebert was treated for a cancerous tumor of the saliva gland later that year. And a year after that, he awarded a three-star review to a recut Brown Bunny.)

In a 2004 interview with The Onion's A.V. Club, Gallo described his cruel remarks about Ebert as "partly humorous," and offered that he thought the reviewer was a "beautiful, interesting person."

Given that, perhaps the more incendiary sperm-sale copy on Gallo's site should not be taken at face value. Then again, humor does fail some when it comes to race and Nazis.

On the merchandise site, it's stated that Gallo "maintains the right to refuse the sale of his sperm to those of extremely dark complexions."

"Though a fan of Franco Harris, Derek Jeter and Lena Horne," the site says, "Mr. Gallo does not want to be part of that type of integration."

But wait, there's more: The Gallo site offers a $50,000 sperm discount to anyone--well, any female--who can prove she's naturally fair-haired and blue-eyed, and/or related to "any of the German soldiers of the mid-century."

Gallo's reproductive offer, however, does not rule out Jewish buyers, and, in fact, encourages them. It's said that the actor would consider his potential offspring's Jewish heritage a bonus, as this would "guarantee [the child] a better chance at good reviews and maybe even a prize at the Sundance Film Festival."

No word if the $1 million covers shipping and extremely cautious handling.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: The Red Vine on April 17, 2007, 01:48:06 PM
Gallo on Howard Stern. Ebert calls in.

http://fs02n4.sendspace.com/dl/b5a118ffd271d722a24dd247fb21046d/4625161a/m2339f/Vincent%20Gallo%20-%20Howard%20Stern%20Interview%20.mp3 (http://fs02n4.sendspace.com/dl/b5a118ffd271d722a24dd247fb21046d/4625161a/m2339f/Vincent%20Gallo%20-%20Howard%20Stern%20Interview%20.mp3)
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: MacGuffin on May 16, 2007, 06:36:54 PM
Delpy, Gallo set for 'Last Mile'
Writer Rouquier will make directorial debut
Source: Variety
 
Julie Delpy and Vincent Gallo will co-star in the $10 million "The Last Mile," a thriller being launched at Cannes by international sales agent and French distrib Rezo.

Thesps play members of a criminally inclined group whose amateurish heist grinds to a halt when their getaway car becomes stuck in a monster traffic jam.

Pic produced by Christophe Mazodier's French shingle Polaris and co-produced by Delpy was written and will be directed by first-time helmer Philippe Rouquier.

Principal photography is slated to start in January, after Delpy has finished shooting her sophomore pic "The Countess."

Polaris produced Delpy's recent Berlin hit "Two Days in Paris," which began its international theatrical rollout in Germany on Wednesdayit's set for an August U.S. release.

Delpy will be coming to the Croisette for a junket to promote the culture clash rom-com, which was snapped up by distribs worldwide. The only territories still on the market are Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.

"The Last Mile" is the newest addition to a the titles being sold by Rezo, making its mark in Cannes this year with some six films across the fest's various selections, including Alexander Sokurov's competition pic "Alexandra," and with Eric Rohmer's "The Romance of Astrea and Celadon," which is probably bound for Venice.

Rezo has two more films in the official selection, Volker Schlondorf's out of competition, Kazakhstan-shot "Ulzhan," and Lola Doillon's Un Certain Regard selected helming debut "Just About Love?," a teenage comedy produced by Cedric Klapisch's Ce Qui Me Meut Prods.

Company is also handling two first films in Critics' Week, the Gallic historical actioner "Horse Thieves" and the Spanish pic "Yo."

A recent pick-up is "13m2," which will be screen in the Cannes market, about a gang of young robbers who are forced into hiding in a cramped bunker where nerves begin to fray. Pic is directing debut of French newcomer Barthelemy Grossmann, who also stars; it co-stars Berenice Bejo, seen recently in the hit comedy "OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies."
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: bonanzataz on August 10, 2007, 03:58:25 AM
i can't stop watching "honey bunny."
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: The Sheriff on September 29, 2007, 04:12:36 AM
i have mp3s of bohack's It Took Several Wives

(click here for LP cover, track listing, and to see a young vincent gallo) (http://vincentgallo.com/music/discography/bohack.html)

if someone wants to hear it or host the mp3s, i ll send them.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: The Red Vine on September 29, 2007, 10:31:11 AM
Link isn't working.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Stefen on September 29, 2007, 06:54:29 PM
(click here for LP cover, track listing, and to see a young vincent gallo) (http://(click here for LP cover, track listing, and to see a young vincent gallo))

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa175/ExJunky/faildogz.jpg)
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: The Sheriff on October 01, 2007, 02:42:52 AM
fixed or here it is here (http://vincentgallo.com/music/discography/bohack.html)
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: New Feeling on March 06, 2009, 01:36:21 AM
hey I just scored a copy of Gallo's Brown Bunny commentary that he did for the Japan DVD.  Haven't listened to it yet but though I'd share.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ckmodlnzatu
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Ghostboy on March 07, 2009, 12:05:46 AM
Thank you for this....
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: private witt on March 10, 2009, 12:58:12 AM
hey I just scored a copy of Gallo's Brown Bunny commentary that he did for the Japan DVD.  Haven't listened to it yet but though I'd share.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ckmodlnzatu


This was a lot of fun to listen to.  Gallo is certainly as aware of his talents as he is unaware of why people can't tolerate him personally.  How could anyone sit there and call basically everybody they've ever worked with a "jerk", and then turn right around and ponder why they're so disliked by said "jerks"? 

And referring to his actors as needing to be "hypnotized" to get good performances out of them.  It's really too bad we don't have more eccentric geniuses like in the world, or maybe we do and our tolerance for such spoiled brat behavior has dissipated.  Perhaps that's why we get watered-down sanitized crap at the cinema time after time and keep lining up to watch the same predictable premises year after year.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Pastor Parsley on December 27, 2009, 09:27:58 AM
I was looking for any DVD that included the Buffalo '66 trailer.  It's not on the Buffalo '66 DVD.  It's on the VHS of Out Of Sight, but not on the DVD release.  Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: modage on April 16, 2010, 10:54:02 AM
Listen: Vincent Gallo Bashes Spike Jonze, Hollywood and More
Source: Cinematical

There really is no one quite like Vincent Gallo. To this day I adore Buffalo 66, but I sense there's a reason why everyone in that film looks so miserable, and it's probably because Gallo is a miserable man to work for. He's a play-it-straight kind of guy who follows his own set of rules, and if you don't go by what he says, then f*ck you, f*ck your family and get lost. That's the kind of guy he is. He's probably ruined every relationship he ever had in Hollywood by now (though he continues to get acting work, so someone obviously still likes him), and he hasn't directed a film since The Brown Bunny was booed out of Cannes back in 2003. But that doesn't mean he's not still wildly entertaining.

Our friends over at Hikari Takano have sent over this hilarious audio "conversation" with Vincent Gallo from a couple years ago. In it, Gallo goes off on several topics and bashes a number of actors and filmmakers in the process. Here's a preview of some of the stuff he talks about:

    * How he fired Kirsten Dunst from Brown Bunny because her agent called him directly, and he refuses to talk to agents while making a movie.
    * If you work on one of his films, he decides what credit you get.
    * Eric Roberts had sex with Julia Roberts and that's why they don't speak.
    * Spike Jonze is an "embarrassing fraud" who knows nothing about anything, and is always the least interesting person at the party. He's just a rich Jew from New York who hung out with black people because he wanted to be cool.
    * Sofia Coppola will only be friends with people who can do stuff for her. "If she wants to be a filmmaker, she'll f**k a filmmaker. If she wants to be a photographer, she'll f**k a photographer."

    * Steven Soderbergh and Wes Anderson suck. They're horrible filmmakers.
    * He also talks at length about his idol, Mickey Rourke.
    * Oh, and he referred to Francis Ford Coppola -- who recently gave him a role in Tetro, by the way -- as Sofia's "fat, pig father".
    * "Abel Ferrara was on so much crack when I did The Funeral, he was never on set. He was in my room trying to pick-pocket me."
    * "I wouldn't work for Martin Scorsese for $10 million. He hasn't made a good film in 25 years. I would never work with an egomaniac has-been."

The interview is split into two parts -- listen to part 1 (http://hikaritakano.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=232&Itemid=129) and here's part 2 (http://hikaritakano.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=233&Itemid=130). (Warning: The interview contains foul language and is NSFW)

Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: ©brad on April 16, 2010, 03:19:27 PM
Ughh he's insufferable.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: john on April 16, 2010, 04:19:11 PM
This is actually a pretty terrific interview. It's easy for them to reduce it to soundbites, but there are some great anecdotes and insightful comments throughout the conversation.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: 72teeth on April 16, 2010, 08:12:04 PM
i still think hes cool cooler now
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on April 17, 2010, 07:53:57 AM
He's just a bitter idiot. It's a shame, because he's also a very talented actor and director (love both his movies as director), but it must be horrible to be around him. The minute you turn your back to him, he'll call you a faggot and talentless person. That's many things, but cool really is not one of them.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: picolas on April 17, 2010, 03:13:40 PM
haha his reasoning for wes anderson, spike jonze, soderbergh, and james gray sucking:

"they pretend to be making special films."

they PRETEND! just to mess with people.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Pubrick on April 18, 2010, 07:33:50 AM
   * "I would never work with an egomaniac has-been."

and yet..

(http://www.olachicago.com/images/photos/605.jpg)
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Stefen on April 19, 2010, 01:04:28 AM
^haha.

Gallo is a grade-A jackass.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Kellen on April 19, 2010, 11:55:31 AM
gallo sucks this makes me dislike him even more.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 19, 2010, 03:37:10 PM
:laughing: This won't be doing him any favors:

Vincent Gallo Wasn't Meant To Direct 'Promises Written in Water,' Stole The Picture From Inept Newb? (http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2010/04/vincent-gallo-wasnt-meant-to-direct.html)
via: The Playlist
 
Ok, "stole" might be a harsh word. Vincent Gallo's upcoming film, "Promises Written in Water" originally wasn't a project he was supposed to direct. And that wasn't even the original title.

In fact, the actor/filmmaker/musician was just hired initially to just star in Pete Red Sky's "The Funeral Director," as was Alison Lohman who eventually dropped out. But Gallo eventually took a producing credit and helped bring in the rest of the (mostly unknown) cast.

From there, production began and the director evinced his inexperience and lack of confidence on set and the irascible and impatient Gallo would chew him out on set, halt production and then have closed-door meetings with the other producers to hash things out in private.

To make a long story short, Red Sky was then given the boot and Gallo took over as director and he obviously retitled the film. But is Gallo trying to pass it off as his own work? Movieline has the story in all its gory details, however, they are word for word pretty much the exact details we were sent a few days earlier, but decided not to publish (it's not that we didn't believe them, they were from a source who worked on the picture during the production, it just felt a little... not for us... so we decided to pass or at least hold until it was somehow applicable).

Is someone trying to smear Gallo? Or did the source just not find a bite and move on to the next player who was interested in the story (which hey, cool, no harm no foul)? It's hard to tell, but we suppose, yes it is a pretty interesting (if scurrilous) story. If you're a Gallo fan or a love/hater, the stories worth reading. The man seems like a scoundrel through and through, but what can we say? We still kinda adore the man. He gives good quote. The picture was rumored to appear at Cannes and that didn't happen. Maybe the Director's Fortnight? Yeah, we could buy that.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Pubrick on April 20, 2010, 12:10:52 AM
Movieline has the story in all its gory details,

that movieline article (http://www.movieline.com/2010/04/exclusive-how-vincent-gallo-staged-a-coup-on-the-set-of-his-next-film.php) is quite a read.

it seems that there is no end to the douche baggery of gallo. we should probly stop wasting our time on ratner and move onto gallo-bashing. his face would be even more hilarious on any number of mashed up posters.

i feel sorry for Pete Red Sky. if you're wondering why his name is weird like that it's because he seems to be of american indian heritage. his early shorts were acclaimed only in that small niche and his first feature seems to have only got his foot in the door, which gallo has now well and truly slammed. what a jerk.

maybe the director really was a clueless newb, if he's to blame for anything it's to have been so stupid as to think gallo would be anything but a complete asshole on set.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Bethie on April 20, 2010, 12:54:59 AM
gallo was in another one of my dreams like 2 days ago. people were shooting at him. i had to help him hide out.

maybe this isn't far from being a reality.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: pete on April 20, 2010, 02:56:26 AM
he can't be that much of a douchebag if he was seizing movie from someone who names himself Pete RED SKY.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Pubrick on April 20, 2010, 03:11:18 AM
he can't be that much of a douchebag if he was seizing movie from someone who names himself Pete RED SKY.

like i mentioned, the dude is native american.

i don't know any personally (i doubt there are even any in this whole country), but it's my understanding that this kind of description following a first name is typical of american indians/native americans. correct me if i'm wrong, but i think that's sufficient excuse for the dude to have a name like that.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Stefen on April 20, 2010, 03:18:24 AM
Yup. Most Native Americans have names like that. Here on the reservations in New Mexico, when we go to the casinos to play blackjack it's not out of the ordinary to get a dealer with a name like Ricardo RUNNING BEAR or Milton RIVER JUMPER.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Gold Trumpet on April 20, 2010, 03:22:42 AM
I live in a Native American community and yea, the local casinos have Native dealers who take on those names, but I also know a lot of Native American people who will get jobs out there and take a tribal name to just fit the job description. Some are more interested in their history than others. It's wide ranging but those who take it seriously and have had a name since their youth, it's a huge honor.

Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Derek on April 20, 2010, 03:32:33 AM
Vincent Gallo wouldn't be in his kitchen if he'd had the decency to change his name to Smith.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: pete on April 20, 2010, 11:24:20 AM
holy shit lemme take that back.
I guess secretly I just wanted to be called red sky.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Alexandro on April 20, 2010, 12:22:57 PM
The more I know about Vincent Gallo the less I understand his place in any art world. He has some street cred with the hipsters because he flies around with this "lone madman" stamp to him and because he embodies so well the act of "self promotion" where art and marketing supposedly collide. Yet only an idiot would think this is something valuable. As an artist, without his self promotion tactics, in all of the areas he has stepped on he's barely mediocre. He has been a mediocre actor, writer, musician and filmmaker. He made one decent film in Buffalo 66 but there are a ton of other way better films made just in the same year. The Brown Bunny is easily one of the worst films I've ever seen in my life, an absolute bore and masturbatory exercise, impossible to like without making a HUGE effort to find something interesting in it. His music works mainly as a practical joke. The truth is that he's obviously a deeply damaged person whose pain somehow sips through some of the work and that has given him some credibility in certain circles who believe raw emotion is enough to compensate for all the other ineptitudes he shows. For a while he was close to a person I know and I've heard some really fucked up disturbing stories about this guy, who for all accounts seems to live to hurt the people around him. The guy is empty inside, living in a bubble of self hatred that blows up from time to time and spits on everyone who's near. Of course I'm not saying anything you can't see by yourselves with all the shit that comes out about him all the time, and in his own words. It's hard to even pity him.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: KJ on May 05, 2010, 08:13:31 AM
How the fuck can someone like Vincent Gallo make songs like When and Honey Bunny? :shock:
Just listen!
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: wilder on July 12, 2013, 03:08:46 PM
Vincent Gallo Joins Japanese Thriller 'Human Trust' Co-Starring Kôichi Satô & 'Oldboy' Star Yu Ji-Tae
via The Playlist

(http://i.imgur.com/6TFsK7A.jpg)

With a trailer for his unreleased 2007 sex comedy “Oliviero Rising" hitting the web a few weeks back, the rare presence of Vincent Gallo on the film scene recently grew just a bit more noticeable. The actor/director's own output, like directorial effort “Promises Written In Water,” remains an unknown in terms of a proper release, but in terms of appearing before a camera, a globe-trotting Japanese film will feature Gallo later this year.

In a characteristically unexpected move, Gallo has been announced as the final cast member for director Junji Sakamoto's suspense drama “Human Trust,” which finished filming in Japan, Russia, Thailand, and the U.S. this past spring. Centered on the legendary “M Fund,” a supposed stash of treasure from WWII, the film follows a conman Yuichi (Kôichi Satô of “Sukiyaki Western Django”) as he's hired to travel across the globe and steal the money by two mysterious men.

Gallo plays an American investment banker who learns of this development, and employs an assassin, played by “Oldboy” actor Yu Ji-Tae, to track Yuichi down and kill him. The film is based on the titular novel by Fukui Harutoshi, who co-wrote the script with Sakamoto, and it also stars Shingo Katori, Tatsuya Nakadai, Mirai Moriyama and Arisa Mizuki in the supporting roles.

“Human Trust” is scheduled for an October 19th release in Japan.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: MacGuffin on August 09, 2013, 04:53:47 PM
Will It See The Light Of Day? Vincent Gallo Reveals New Project 'April' Co-Starring Late Porn Star Jamie Gillis
Source: Playlist

Aside from brief roles in films like “Two Days In New York” for Julie Delpy or Japanese director Junji Sakamoto in “Human Trust,” Vincent Gallo has so far largely kept his promise of focusing on ethereal self-made works—of the moment and sheltered from the “dark energies of the public.” Along with his discussed philosophy, he denied his 2010 directorial effort, “Promises Written on Water” a proper release, and so when a new, mysterious project appears on the actor’s web site, temper your expectations accordingly.

In the “Acting” section of VincentGallo.com, a new film credit has been added at the top—an 88-minute film entitled “April”—with only a few sparse but intriguing details accompanying it. Alongside the predictable credits of  “written, produced, and directed” by Gallo (also playing the lead, “Seth Goldstone”), there is also a co-star, James Ira Gurman. If that actor sounds unfamiliar, it is actually the birth name of adult film star/director Jamie Gillis, who died in 2010—an unfortunate fact that brings up questions surrounding the origins of “April,” and just how long it’s been around (the production year is listed as 2013).

Is 2013 an actual release date? A note of completion? Or simply the finished film that Gallo wanted to let “rest in peace” around the time of “Promises”? As ever with the artist/filmmaker, don’t expect a comprehensive answer any time soon, but hopefully we’ll see some portion of it before he whisks the film off to his archives.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: noyes on January 06, 2014, 01:22:49 AM
hey I just scored a copy of Gallo's Brown Bunny commentary that he did for the Japan DVD.  Haven't listened to it yet but though I'd share.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ckmodlnzatu

Any chance of upping this again?

---------

Not sure if this was posted earlier but "Vincent Gallo Versus The Critics" courtesy of Anne Billson
http://vimeo.com/48789248
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Knish2 on May 14, 2016, 05:47:58 AM
Could someone provide a new link to the audio commentary by Vincent Galllo for the brown bunny?
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Drenk on December 08, 2016, 08:02:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUPUxqYVzTE
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Cloudy on December 08, 2016, 09:26:01 AM
brown bunny audio commentary for knish2 -- in case.

link: http://www.mediafire.com/?42exdpq28xk5hv1

from: http://www.harmony-korine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=993&start=75
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: Drenk on March 22, 2018, 10:11:54 AM
There is this open letter by Vincent Gallo. There: http://www.anothermanmag.com/life-culture/10236/an-open-letter-from-vincent-gallo-unfiltered-and-unedited

And if you don't like clicking or are coming from the future:


Quote
My name is Vincent Gallo. If you by chance know who I am, I hope that you don’t feel any negativity towards me. I don’t like to be called Vince. Please call me Vincent, Gallo, Vinnie Gallo, or Mister. Those are your choices. And I was not born Vincent Vito Gallo Jr. but instead just Vincent Gallo with no middle name. I invented the middle name Vito and used it once or twice, but that’s not my name. Somebody please correct it on Wikipedia.

Since I’m here and writing this piece, it makes sense to me to go on the record and clarify some hearsay, lies, fantasies, and the delusions of others. To speak for myself and to offer insight without a journalist separating you from me and the truth.

GALLERY
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Vincent Gallo for Another Man Issue 26
Both my parents were hairdressers. My father could sing well, but never did so professionally. Instead, he spent his time gambling and retired from work when I was still a young boy. We had very little money and my father was stingy with what we had. He controlled the small amount of money my mother made as a hairdresser. I got my first full time job at 12 years old. Four hours before school, five hours after school, ten hours on Saturday and ten hours on Sunday. You see, the biggest fear of my father’s life was that any of his children would ever need anything from him. So I made sure to take care of myself in every way and from very early on. My mother, who is a very kind person, is also a martyr. She worked very hard all day and night in a crippling rhythm. She is extremely neat and fanatically clean. They say I look like her. I’m one of those people who looked completely different as a young boy than I did as a teenager or do as an adult. The transitions were very dramatic and happened fast. I was twelve years old when it all went wrong. From straight blond hair to curly, greasy brown hair. From a beautiful all-American baby face to whatever my face is now. Sort of Dracula meets an insect. I know what I look like. It’s certainly not how I would have made myself look. Don’t blame me.

“I HAD VERY LITTLE INTEREST IN PEOPLE AS A KID AND NO REAL CHILDHOOD FRIENDS. UNLESS WE WERE STEALING TOGETHER”

As a boy, I had a lot of hobbies and interests. Mostly cars and motorcycles, hi-fi gear, guitars, records, fish and sports. I never, ever thought of making a movie, or doing paintings, or taking photographs. I did want to be rich, though. You see, during a very cold Buffalo winter, my kindergarten teacher read the class Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl and it gave me bad dreams about being poor. After that, most of my thoughts were about survival, and I’ve always had a lot of fear about supporting myself. I had very little interest in people as a kid and no real childhood friends. Unless we were stealing together. I am only one year younger than my brother and we shared a room since birth, but I don’t remember spending any time together. Instead, I spent my free time in a section of my family’s basement where I serviced many fish tanks. To this day, I have never read a book of fiction. I did spend many hours then looking at and reading catalogs, brochures, pamphlets, technical journals, and parts lists that focused on the things I liked. I drove my bicycle all over Buffalo to visit guitar, record and hi-fi shops, and also to an aquarium shop on Hurtle Avenue. Aquatic Nature it was called. Unfortunately, most of my interests were esoteric to my classmates. I was a fanatic and a connoisseur and I made constant and unreasonable sacrifices for my hobbies and interests. The sacrifices included distance from my few friends for they would take up time away from my hobbies or time I needed to work to earn money.

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America has gained this reputation as the land of opportunity. It has done so by trying to destroy any and all hereditary obstacles to advancement. Instead, in America the idea is that individual initiative alone could create social mobility. A self-made man would owe his advancement to things like self discipline, loneliness, sobriety, the avoidance of debt, an excessive workload, relentless effort, disregard for his likability, self denial, and self abuse. A self-made man would live for the future and reject any self indulgences like a holiday or even a day off. Instead, under constant pressure, he would focus on grueling accumulation, one penny at a time. I’m a self-made man.

“THE CRITICS WHO SAY NOTHING HAPPENS IN THE BROWN BUNNY WHILE MY CHARACTER DRIVES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THOSE CRITICS HAVE THE INTELLECT OF CHILDREN. CHILDREN NEED TO BE CONSTANTLY ENTERTAINED AND AMUSED”

I remember my family’s only vacation. It was a trip from Buffalo into Canada to a lake. The journey would include a stay in a motel, which was described as having a large swimming pool. I had never been to a lake and had barely seen a swimming pool. My excitement was overwhelming. The trip was in the range of 250 miles. About a 5 hour drive. This meant that this vacation would include the longest journey of my life. There were three of us, the children. And my parents. I am the middle child. My parents owned a Buick. For several days before the trip, I dreamed about and fantasized about how the lake would be, how the water would feel, how deep it would be, if I would see fishes, and the swimming. I would swim and swim. We would be away from home so my mother could not cook homemade Italian food. Instead I would get to eat the things that I really liked. If I was lucky, McDonalds. I remember the morning when we left. It was still dark. My parents argued. My mother brought pillows and blankets and a Styrofoam cooler filled with snacks. A five hour trip is a long trip for a five year old. I spent a lot of the time in the car lying down in the section of the floor where your feet would go. I was small enough to curl up there, and tried my best to sleep. I remember the trip quite well. I was only interested in getting there. And the waiting was uncomfortable. I don’t remember the music on the radio, which normally I would listen to. I didn’t look out the window, which I would also normally do. Instead I sort of suspended myself, a kind of hibernation. I was simply focused on getting there. And I wanted the trip to go by as fast as possible. I was a child then. Only a five year old boy. The first time I traveled far as an adult, I was seventeen. I drove a car from New York City to Los Angeles. It was an old car and not in good shape. And I had very little money. I wanted to see California. It was so far from my childhood in Buffalo. Every minute of the trip was beautiful and I remember well the melodramas of the car failures and the repairs. And the music. Even familiar music sounded new or at least different on the road. I remember the morning when I came in from the desert and arrived in Los Angeles. It was exciting. LA was exciting. But in fact, it was the trip I remember best, the traveling, the looking around, the changes in weather and landscape, the very simple and subtle interactions with people along the way. I was an adult. That’s the difference between adults and children. The critics who say nothing happens in The Brown Bunny while my character drives across the country, those critics have the intellect of children. Children need to be constantly entertained and amused.

Some people wait for the blow job scene in The Brown Bunny the way I waited to get to the lake when I was a child.

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All clothing and accessories from the S/S18 and A/W18 Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello collectionsPhotography Collier Schorr, Styling Katy England
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All clothing and accessories from the S/S18 and A/W18 Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello collectionsPhotography Collier Schorr, Styling Katy England
On May 19, 2003 in southern France, in the city of Cannes, during the running days of the most celebrated film festival in the world, the first press screening of my new film The Brown Bunny would be seen by several thousand people. Critics, journalists, and assorted merchants of the film industry would watch it together. There was not a single empty seat. The film began with opening credits over black background. In white letters they read, “Gray Daisy Films presents A Vincent Gallo Production. Written, directed, edited and produced by Vincent Gallo.” Over these credits, which lasted about 6 seconds, a loud heckling assortment of boos, hisses, laughing, sneers and shouts of “narcissist” drowned out the film’s opening soundtrack. Something was wrong.

Critics use the term narcissism so loosely that it retains little of its psychological content. They confuse cause and effect. When using the word narcissism as critique, they smell of ideology. In their loosest meaning of the word, they can also mean their own motivated perception of selfishness or self indulgence.

A narcissist admires and identifies himself as a winner out of his fear of ever being labeled a loser. The character I play in The Brown Bunny is in no way a winner, and by making a film which by its very nature could have only a limited release, I allowed them to label me a loser. By making The Brown Bunny there was in no way an opportunity to achieve the goals of a narcissist, the goal of being labeled a winner. In any case, it was the last thing on my mind. I was thinking about the film I wanted to make, not other people’s perceptions of why I would make it.

The screenplay of The Brown Bunny has certain goals. In the film version, I try to achieve the screenplay’s goals in a legitimate way. However, unlike the screenplay, the film is dependent on viewers to tolerate my appearance in the film. The tolerance is not towards whether I have played the part well or that I am compelling enough photographically. Instead, the viewer must tolerate something else. The viewer must also get over their suspicions about why the film was made.

“THE BROWN BUNNY IS NOT AN ATTACK ON FEMINISM OR A SEXIST COMMENT ON THE CONTEMPORARY WOMAN’S INCREASED DEMAND FOR SEXUAL FULFILLMENT. INSTEAD IT IS SIMPLY A REMINDER OF THE CORRUPTED NATURE OF MEN WHEN HAVING CONTACT WITH A LESS THAN SOBER WOMAN.”

The Brown Bunny was an attempt at maintaining illusions and simultaneously presenting a heightened and enhanced version of reality, while hoping to result in new forms of insight into pathological behavior.

I was also interested in a character that even during sex could not let his mind go blank and fill up with the sex. Instead, while having sex he is rapidly thinking and his thoughts have a range of emotions far away from pleasure. This strange behavior juxtaposed against graphic real sex is disturbing.

The common purpose of pornography is to enhance sexual pleasure or sexual fantasy. It is meant to be free of things like guilt, insecurity, anger or responsibility. It can also be detached from the struggles of intimacy. I chose to use imagery common in pornography but placed these images in the emotional context which included intense guilt, anger, regret, anguish, and confusion. In this context, it is difficult for the images to enhance sexual pleasure or sexual fantasy. Instead, the graphic images work better to enhance the discomfort of intimacy. 

The Brown Bunny is not an attack on feminism or a sexist comment on the contemporary woman’s increased demand for sexual fulfillment. Instead it is simply a reminder of the corrupted nature of men when having contact with a less than sober woman. The Daisy character is not to blame, yet it is still sad because underneath the feeling is that the tragedy could have been avoided.  If it’s late at night just before the discotheque closes sometimes I see a very drunken woman left alone on the dance floor. She has no control. She’s out of her reasonable mind and unaware. She becomes hyper agreeable. She magnetizes the ugliest characteristics of the ugliest men left in the discotheque. Doom is in the air. Later on this can’t feel good.

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All clothing and accessories from the S/S18 and A/W18 Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello collectionsPhotography Collier Schorr, Styling Katy England
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Listening to nasty remarks about me or my work doesn’t feel good. I don’t enjoy being unpopular, however in order to think freely, I must be willing to risk being unpopular. To think, I must risk being offensive. Anyway, most people are not listening but instead projecting.

I am aware of being responsible for the things I make. I am aware of it when I’m making them, especially when working with others. It often leads to conflicts. But most often those conflicts are over values and not the work.

Journalists who disagreed with my thinking, instead of listening would distort and simplify what I said and then restate it to make me appear cartoonish and offensive in hopes of marginalizing my work.

Almost everyone involved in cinema and arts believes group identity is most important. I don’t.

I hope my work is more interesting and more intelligent than I am.

Today’s liberal mainstreamers have tried hard to eliminate antagonism and instead have cultivated a weird friendliness toward cultural radicalism. Cultural radicalism has then become completely fashionable and it is now part of the status quo.

“TODAY’S LIBERAL MAINSTREAMERS HAVE TRIED HARD TO ELIMINATE ANTAGONISM AND INSTEAD HAVE CULTIVATED A WEIRD FRIENDLINESS TOWARD CULTURAL RADICALISM. CULTURAL RADICALISM HAS THEN BECOME COMPLETELY FASHIONABLE AND IT IS NOW PART OF THE STATUS QUO”

I am not a provocateur.

I believe in fairness but I do not believe in equality. I believe in fairness but I do not believe in equality. I reject the bastards who try to force equality and force outcome. 

I don’t believe any activist has the right to speak for entire communities.

If I had the chance to control all the systems of the world, the bureaucracies, the city plans, the government programs, the circulation programs, architecture, and charity, after my careful studies, my impulse would be towards elimination to creating perfection – to remove things, take them away, or reduce them. I feel the same way about people. There’s a part of me that thinks and believes every single person is great, amazing, vital and likable. However, I’m torn between wanting to help each and every person in every possible way. Torn between that and wanting to erase 6 billion of them, or even more.

I believe art in its most radical form is done completely without purpose. Earlier in my work, I would create things in that way – without any purpose whatsoever. Later though, I would trade this work for ways to survive and ways to have access. I noticed then that there was some purpose driving me which felt dependent on the public. That all became uncomfortable. There is no purpose to my work now and the public has no part in it.

I am not, in my own mind, part of the tradition of the avant-garde. I do not, like the avant-garde artists, try to create poetic prophecy. I always think my understanding of what is beautiful is common and I am surprised when people find my work strange or weird or hard to sit through.

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Roger Ebert claimed that the re-editing of The Brown Bunny after Cannes allowed him a difference of opinion so vast that he first called it the worst film in history and eventually gave it a thumbs up. This is both far fetched and an outright lie. The truth is, unlike the many claims that the unfinished film that showed at Cannes was 24 minutes shorter than the finished film, it was only 8 minutes shorter. The running time I filled out on the Cannes submission form was arbitrary. The running time I chose was just a number I liked. I had no idea where in the process I would actually be when I needed to stop cutting to meet the screening deadline. So whatever running time was printed in the program, I promise you, was not the actual running time. And the cuts I made to finish the film after Cannes were not many. I shortened the opening race scene once I was able to do so digitally. After rewatching the last 4 minutes of the film over and over again, somewhere within those 4 minutes, I froze the picture and just ended the film there, cutting out everything after that point, which was about 3 minutes. Originally in the salt flats scene, the motorcycle returned from the white. I removed the return portion of that shot, which seemed too literal. And I cut a scene of me putting on a sweater. That’s pretty much it. Plus the usual frame here, frame there, final tweaks. If you didn’t like the unfinished film at Cannes, you didn’t like the finished film, and vice versa. Roger Ebert made up his story and his premise because after calling my film literally the worst film ever made, he eventually realized it was not in his best interest to be stuck with that mantra. Stuck with a brutal, dismissive review of a film that other, more serious critics eventually felt differently about. He also took attention away from what he actually did at the press screening. It is outrageous that a single critic disrupted a press screening for a film chosen in main competition at such a high profile festival and even more outrageous that Ebert was ever allowed into another screening at Cannes. His ranting, moaning and eventual loud singing happened within the first 20 minutes, completely disrupting and manipulating the press screening of my film. Afterwards, at the first public screening, booing, laughing and hissing started during the open credits, even before the first scene of the film. The public, who had heard and read rumors about the Ebert incident and about me personally, heckled from frame one and never stopped. To make things weirder, I got a record-setting standing ovation from the supporters of the film who were trying to show up the distractors who had been disrupting the film. It was not the cut nor the film itself that drew blood. It was something suspicious about me. Something offensive to certain ideologues.

“A YEAR LATER, SEAN PENN, WHO WAS AT CANNES IN 2003, SAID TO ME THAT IF THE FILM’S CREDITS READ, ‘WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CHLOE SEVIGNY,’ IT WOULD HAVE LIKELY WON THE PALM D’OR”

A year later, Sean Penn, who was at Cannes in 2003, said to me that if the film’s credits read, “Written and Directed by Chloe Sevigny,” it would have likely won the Palm D’Or. Meaning those judgmental judges would have felt the film was a feminist triumph and Chloe so brave.

Chloe Sevigny was never my girlfriend and for several years before filming The Brown Bunny we were less than friends and had no contact whatsoever. After filming The Brown Bunny I did not see her or talk to her until Cannes 2003 and then not again until the New York premiere in 2004. I’ve only seen her a couple of times since 2004. Recently I saw her at the Hotel Crillon in Paris. We sat together for a snack at a food bar there. I still feel something strong for her. Chloe is very special, beautiful. I was lucky she was open to me and that project because I could imagine only us in the film together and I likely would not have made the film with someone else.

Contrary to what was written at the time and printed in Screen International and then reprinted many times after, I did not apologize for making The Brown Bunny. I am not sorry that I made the film. “Hey, if people don’t like the film, I’m sorry for them,” is a far cry from, “I am sorry that I made the film.” or “I apologize for it”. Fuck Screen International and their lies.

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Thankfully, these days Donald Trump has at least created some doubts about everything related to the press. In 2003 I was the Donald Trump of Cannes and anything I said or did was twisted and filtered through the righteous tabloid barbarians posing as journalists and critics.

Today, young people in the big cities in New York and California are all part of a similar social ideological consensus and all think alike. They are highly motivated in their ideological reasoning and are intolerant.

By the way, tolerance is tolerance is tolerance. Period, you assholes. Today’s intolerant, young, liberal California/New Yorkers are only comfortable within their own shared consensus. Friends must think alike and believe the same things now. They must vote the same and defend the same ideology like zombies. Anyone who disagrees can only be evil, stupid, and wrong.

Friends Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg were quite different from one another in many ways. However, through competing and collaborating and sharing and respecting one another’s vocabulary and differences, they were able to reach their highest level. They were two men with an IQ of 160 each and together they equaled 320. In today’s world of overwhelming consensus one plus one equals one.

Buffalo 66.

“I HOLD GRUDGES SOMETIMES AND I HAD THAT A LITTLE BIT WITH CHRISTINA FOR REASONS THAT I MAY HAVE EXAGGERATED. I INSULTED HER JOKINGLY ONE DAY TO A FRIEND AND A SNEAKY GOSSIP WRITER OVERHEARD ME. CHRISTINA AND I HAVE NOT SPOKEN SINCE. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE I DON’T LIKE AND HAVE NO PROBLEM CALLING OUT. CHRISTINA IS NOT ONE OF THEM”

I had a strong, special reaction to Christina Ricci the first moment I saw her on film. That reaction pushed me to want to make my own film so I could work with her. I still smile when I see a picture of her and when she insults me in the press it reminds me that we are connected in some way, and for that I am grateful. Christina Ricci was my friend during the filming of Buffalo 66 and working with her made sense and felt natural. I don’t think she likes the finished film much. During the film’s release she didn’t do much to support it. Instead, she pushed another film of hers called Opposite of Sex which was released around the same time. Without Christina’s strong support, things were much harder regarding the release of Buffalo 66 and it forced me to generate interest in the film on my own. I hold grudges sometimes and I had that a little bit with Christina for reasons that I may have exaggerated. I insulted her jokingly one day to a friend and a sneaky gossip writer overheard me. Christina and I have not spoken since. There are a lot of people I don’t like and have no problem calling out. Christina is not one of them.

I made two films titled Promises Written in Water and The Agent. I have not released either film. For my close friend Sage Stallone, who appears in both, I agreed to show the films twice at the 2010 Venice Film Festival followed by a screening of each at the Toronto Film Festival. Then Sage didn’t show up to Venice or Toronto and so neither of us attended any of those screenings. The world could spin for a trillion more years but there will never be another like Sage Stallone. He was the most original, funny, nutty, brilliant person I have ever met and I miss him so much.

Making a film with no plan to show it was more transforming than otherwise. The possibilities of what a film could be, could never be realized with the public so in mind. The public has no productive purpose for me now. If no one ever sees or hears anything I make again, it doesn’t change what I’ve made but instead changes the possibilities of what I could make later on. A relationship with the public creates expectations that make it difficult for that public to look at any new work naturally and without bias. Promises Written in Water and The Agent are highly conceptual, stripped down films that may not entertain many. But the exercise of making them felt far beyond where I went with Buffalo 66 and even The Brown Bunny. The rumors of how both were made and why I have not released them are all 100% complete mistruths and fake quotes. 100% complete mistruths and fake quotes.

A long time ago, Richard Avedon included me in a series of ads for a Calvin Klein fragrance. Also featured was Kate Moss. I remember meeting her then and thinking how wild and incredible she was. And so beautiful. She was dating my friend Johnny and I thought how lucky he was. This last fall we both appeared in the new Saint Laurent ads and so we sat together at the show in Paris. It was the first time I’d seen her since Calvin Klein in 1995. Later that night I watched her a bit at a party and talked to her briefly. In a room filled with people, Kate stands out. There is really something amazing about Kate that I could go on and on about.

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All clothing and accessories from the S/S18 and A/W18 Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello collectionsPhotography Collier Schorr, Styling Katy England
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I am not really in Goodfellas. I’m a glorified extra in that film. Anytime a writer writing about me includes Goodfellas in my list of credits I know they are lazy, disinterested, and don’t like films.

I was close to Asia Argento, but we were never engaged. I do remember though threatening Harvey Weinstein for what Asia claimed he did to her. That created a real enemy in Harvey who certainly went out of his way to marginalize my work and my opportunities as much as he could. By calling him out then I was his enemy and no one from the press would repeat any of my claims against him. My clash with him was costly to me in a real way.  Naturally, it felt bad when, instead of speaking out along with me, Asia then denied and changed her story and went on to work with him, carry on a personal relationship with him, and repeat additional things I said about him to further enrage him against me. Her appearance in recent press regarding Harvey is very uncomfortable for me.

What if, instead of taking a $100,000 payoff to remain silent, Rose McGowan filed charges against Harvey Weinstein at the time of her incident? How many future incidents would she have prevented?

Harvey Weinstein is a brutal pig, yes, but I really wish it wasn’t those two particular girls getting glorified for now saying so.

The feminist tribe chooses odd heroes. Hillary Clinton. Feminism should be a fight for fairness. Instead the fight is only to control outcome. And when feminists don’t like outcome, they assume something’s unfair. Like fools. Most of the left is the same way.

I never dated Corey Kennedy, never kissed her, never touched her. I didn’t even like her much and she smelled funny. I barely knew her. She and her boyfriend approached me once and asked me to take a picture with her. He was a blogger and they were both opportunists.

Chris Habib is an asshole.

River Phoenix is by far the best and most beautiful of his generation.

“HARVEY WEINSTEIN IS A BRUTAL PIG, YES, BUT I REALLY WISH IT WASN’T THOSE TWO PARTICULAR GIRLS GETTING GLORIFIED FOR NOW SAYING SO”

Laird Hamilton is the greatest of them all. And by far

I still wonder about this girl Ada Marie Monaco that I met at Villa Roma Resort around 1974. I think her father’s name was Santo. I think they were from Staten Island.

Hey, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and David Wehner, please lie down and die.

Viv Albertine, what really happened was that when we finally met I wasn’t attracted to you and was only being polite by not making that clear. Your story of us is just a story you made up in your head. And fuck you for the betrayal of my privacy for your own self-glorification.

Quentin Tarantino, I’m sorry for goofing on you all these years. You’re one of a kind. You’re great. Peace.

I like Donald Trump a lot and am extremely proud he is the American President. And I’m sorry if that offends you.

The reasons why I do things are difficult for me to understand and difficult for me to explain.

This has been uncomfortable and embarrassing and I do not feel anything productive will come of it.
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Post by: eward on March 22, 2018, 11:58:52 AM
He's one of my old heroes and I agree with much of what he said, and then comes this little cutie: "I like Donald Trump a lot and am extremely proud he is the American President. And I’m sorry if that offends you."  :shock: Then I remember he was a big Bush supporter too and I wearily shake it off. Anyhow I really hope we someday get to see Promises Written In Water and The Agent.

That's two heroes now that I've simply had to begrudgingly "agree to disagree" with regarding politics. The other is Bret Easton Ellis, who, while he doesn't seem particularly fond of Trump, certainly saves the brunt of his vitriol for the left. I don't necessarily disagree with many of their shared points regarding this subject, but what exactly is it about the right, which, from my point of view, is far worse in almost every respect, that they don't feel the need to call out as forcefully, if at all? Generation and relative privilege?

 :ponder: :saywhat: :yabbse-undecided:

Anyhow, I still love Buffalo 66 and especially The Brown Bunny.

 
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Post by: jenkins on March 22, 2018, 02:33:50 PM
i mean, he's full of shit though.

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I believe art in its most radical form is done completely without purpose. Earlier in my work, I would create things in that way – without any purpose whatsoever. Later though, I would trade this work for ways to survive and ways to have access. I noticed then that there was some purpose driving me which felt dependent on the public. That all became uncomfortable. There is no purpose to my work now and the public has no part in it.

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The public has no productive purpose for me now. If no one ever sees or hears anything I make again, it doesn’t change what I’ve made but instead changes the possibilities of what I could make later on. A relationship with the public creates expectations that make it difficult for that public to look at any new work naturally and without bias.

1. It's illogical to write a letter to the public and say the public has no part in your art.

2. I can't look at your work naturally and without bias when you explain it to me.

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A narcissist admires and identifies himself as a winner out of his fear of ever being labeled a loser. The character I play in The Brown Bunny is in no way a winner, and by making a film which by its very nature could have only a limited release, I allowed them to label me a loser. By making The Brown Bunny there was in no way an opportunity to achieve the goals of a narcissist, the goal of being labeled a winner. In any case, it was the last thing on my mind. I was thinking about the film I wanted to make, not other people’s perceptions of why I would make it.

1. You're thinking about other people's perceptions more than I am.

2. Thinking about if you're a loser or not is narcissistic.

he's very much a republican because he makes it sound like his personal problems are other people's fault. i like his movies though. in fact i liked this open letter. but he's not a hero to me.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: eward on March 22, 2018, 03:16:40 PM
he's very much a republican because he makes it sound like his personal problems are other people's fault. i like his movies though. in fact i liked this open letter. but he's not a hero to me.

Strictly an artistic hero, I should clarify, most everything else I've always taken with a grain of salt.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: jenkins on March 22, 2018, 03:27:21 PM
yeah well said. i think i become envious about his emotions mattering so much. that's probably the essence of my fight.
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Post by: Drenk on March 22, 2018, 06:38:22 PM
Right-wing madness coming out of his mouth isn't new, so I'm not surprised about the Trump talk, but it's hilarious that he also wrote this line in the same text: "A narcissist admires and identifies himself as a winner out of his fear of ever being labeled a loser." But I accepted that what some people got out of Trump is insanely disconnected to what it is obvious that Trump is. I mean, I remember when we were trying to convince ourselves that these people were just loud. No. It's wide. It works. How? Why? I have no idea.

I like these lines:

"I hope my work is more interesting and more intelligent than I am."

"I always think my understanding of what is beautiful is common and I am surprised when people find my work strange or weird or hard to sit through."

I'm sad we probably won't watch his new movies. He's stubborn enough to erase them after his death. And I don't want to be thinking about how old I would, or even if I would be alive, when it will happen. I think he's wrong about not showing them, but I don't blame him. The reception for The Brown Bunny was violent.
Title: Re: vincent gallo
Post by: polkablues on March 22, 2018, 06:47:36 PM
If you had asked me prior to reading this if I thought there was any way Vincent Gallo would attempt to make himself out to be the one true victim of the Harvey Weinstein situation... I would have said yes, that tracks perfectly with my existing perception of Vincent Gallo, thank you for asking.