I believe that Vincent Gallo maybe facing a BLACKLIST from the Hollywood Left. He made a new film that was savaged
"After its press premiere, Roger Ebert stands on the steps of the Palais and declares to a news crew that this is the worst film to have ever played in competition at Cannes."
For those who don't know, Vincent Gallo is an open conservative. He's talked politically when asked about his politics in interviews but he has remained quiet in public and on his own website about the Gulf War, President Bush, etc.
From what I've read and heard, the movie "Brown Bunny" consists of nearly two hours of Gallo driving with the camera on the road. At one point in the film, he pulls into a gas station and fuels up. This is the exciting part. He then continues his journey which ends when he meets his girlfriend who performs oral sex on him for nearly 20 minutes.
One review I've read said that it made Andy Warhol's "Sleep" look tolerable.
It's being slammed because it's a bad movie.
posted on 06/03/2003 2:42:37 PM PDT
A critic from Chicago's other daily (the Tribune) liked it more. Cannes Journal- Manohla Dargis
I can easily think of a fistful of titles that are much worse, including a number of opening-night films. The fact is that for all its problems and wallowing self-indulgence, "The Brown Bunny" didn't bore me for a second, which is no small thing, especially considering this year's offerings. I love its glamorized documentary feel and look -- part Frederick Wiseman, part fashion magazine layout -- and I very much like looking at Gallo's mug, which is a good thing, because he's in nearly every shot. If nothing else, the film is unequivocally the work of a man pursuing his own path. I am already looking forward to seeing if I can stand to sit through it a second time -- that is, if anyone picks it up for U.S. distribution. I just hope that Gallo, who before his press screening was walking along the Croisette dressed in all white with his name stamped on the back of his shirt, wasn't sitting in the theater when the cheers and the jeers erupted.
posted on 06/03/2003 2:46:34 PM PDT
(NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS: CNN let human beings be tortured and killed to keep their Baghdad bureau open)
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