Started by Something Spanish, March 31, 2018, 04:59:34 PM
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QuoteSarah: Do you consider my dad a friend?Bruce: Why?Sarah: J-Just asking.Bruce: Does he consider me a friend?Sarah: I don't know.Bruce: Why not?'Sarah: Cause he always seems different when you're around.Bruce: Different in what way?Sarah: J- Tense.Bruce: Is that bad?Sarah: Well, I don't really like to feel tense around my friends.Bruce: Well, sure, yeah. I didn't like to feel tense around my friends when I was your age either.Sarah: But you do now?Bruce: No, it's not a question of liking it or not. It's just something that happens.Sarah: Why?Bruce: Um...well... as you get older...you become aware that the people you meet and the person you are... um, as carrying a certain amount of baggage. And, and that baggage creates tension. So what do you do about it? Well, you can pretend it's not there... or you can choose not to have friends... or you can acknowledge that it's there and have friends anyway.Sarah: Like my dad?Bruce: Right.Sarah: I don't think that I like my dad when he's around you.Bruce: Hmm. Well, that's...because your dad doesn't like himself when he's around me. But that's okay. That's... part of what friends do to each other.Sarah: Good night.Bruce: Good night.
Quote from: Something Spanish on September 24, 2018, 10:13:03 AMbeen wanting to see Exotica long time now, Felicia's Journey too. only significant Egoyan I've seen is The Sweet Hereafter.
Quote from: jenkins on October 22, 2018, 02:07:22 AMa conversation about Scorsese's worst movie would be just as interesting as a conversation about his best movie, maybe. it's almost kind of obviously Boxcar Bertha innit, but then isn't it maybe Who's That Knocking at My Door actually, and after that is when it gets interesting. for example, i almost want to rewatch The Aviator and Gangs of New York now, to compare them to each other, and compare them to what i watched tonight, The King of Comedy. Scorsese himself is imdb trivia quoted as saying "I thought the movie was just a one-line gag: You won't let me go on the show, so I'll kidnap you and you'll put me on the show." as in, it's not a very dimensionally complex movie. there isn't really a lot of character material, and that's almost kind of silly coming from Scorsese.at the same time i think De Niro plays it to a perfect pitch. his mania reminds me of life choices i don't want to make. he pushes me back from the ledge because i see how crazy the ledge is. although he almost explains his entire outrageousness with a great line, "Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime." that's a pretty good point. it's also a pretty crazy point and i think it's what all the crazy people say. the movie doesn't tell me much more than Don't Be Crazy.the fashion and interior design are atrocious, but 1982 owes some blame for that. Sandra Bernhard does fine enough but her character is rather startlingly flat, well below Scorsese's scope--what can i tell you about her? nothing. i'm not even sure why she's crazy. what can i tell you about Jerry? nothing.it's the Rupert Pupkin show. yet somehow still i'm glad i rewatched it, for the reason i stated, about being reminded to step away from the ledge, which i do sometimes walk toward, to be frank. perhaps in fact i should watch this movie whenever i feel myself headed toward the ledge. i'm not sure why i'm calling it the ledge but i think you all know what i mean.