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I think that Mr. Gallo (a conservative) may be facing a heap of Hollywood backlash for the treatment the French and the Hollywood antiBush activists got.

Gallo: I never apologised for Brown Bunny (Conservative filmmaker facing leftist backlash?)

1 posted on 06/03/2003 2:01:14 PM PDT by weegee
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To: weegee
Now every critic agreed, here's another from Chicago:

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.

2 posted on 06/03/2003 2:10:43 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS: CNN let human beings be tortured and killed to keep their Baghdad bureau open)
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Wait, hardcore sex scene?

I'm not sure if I buy that, if only because it would mean Chloe Sevigny is actually performing oral sex on him. Or do they mean it had ELEMENTS of hard core(like showing his penis, etc) ??
3 posted on 06/03/2003 2:14:03 PM PDT by Skywalk
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To: weegee
"L'Affaire Brown Bunny" has generated so much publicity, as the low point of a dismal year at Cannes, that it may actually find French distribution; there may be a cachet attached to seeing such a universally derided film. Some French critics specialize in defending the indefensible, to show that they alone can understand a rejected work; their explications of "Brown Bunny" may be--indeed, must inevitably be--more entertaining than the film.

A nation that idolizes Jerry Lewis is capable of embracing any artless piece.

4 posted on 06/03/2003 2:15:29 PM PDT by blau993 (Labs for love; .357 for Security.)
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To: weegee
This sounds like an insanely elaborate scheme to get a hummer from Chloe Sevigny.

Whatever.

6 posted on 06/03/2003 2:21:43 PM PDT by Petronski (I"m not always cranky.)
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To: weegee
For the record, Mr. Ebert has only made X rated movies (contributing writer):

Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls
Up!
Beneath The Valley Of The Ultravixens

He also was a contributing writer to the never completed Russ Meyer/Sex Pistols movie, Who Killed Bambi?

Mr. Ebert is now married to one of the stars of Beneath The Valley of the Ultravixens (Junkyard Sal).

11 posted on 06/03/2003 2:31:00 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS: CNN let human beings be tortured and killed to keep their Baghdad bureau open)
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How can "conservative" in any way be connected to a film including this: followed by a hard-core sex scene in which he imagines he receives fellatio from his lost love?

About the only way such a worthless sounding film could be less "conservative" is if the guy was imagining the same scene but with his lost male love.....

Ok, now I have to wash my mouth out.....hope I don't barf.....

14 posted on 06/03/2003 2:40:15 PM PDT by TheBattman (Big Brother is closer than you would like to know......)
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Gallo is talented as an actor, and his first film as a director, "Buffalo 66" (1998)

The portrayal of his mother by Angelica Houston was great. I'm from Buffalo and there are many people who are as rabid Bills fans as she was. It was dead on. It wasn't supposed to be funny, but if you are from Buffalo, it was hillarious.
15 posted on 06/03/2003 2:47:47 PM PDT by Wacka
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That several French critics liked it was................

Perfect example of French cultural superiority. LOL!

21 posted on 06/03/2003 4:02:13 PM PDT by breakem
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