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All the world loves a Glover [Nov. 7th, 2006|01:55 pm]
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I saw Crispin Glover's experimental film "What is it?" this weekend. It's either deliberately trying to provoke shock, or it's a brilliant pushing of the limits of what is and isn't acceptable imagery in film. Or both. Almost all the cast are actors with Down Syndrome, there's nazi imagery (combined with Shirley Temple imagery), blackface, Charles Manson songs on the soundtrack, and the actual filmed killing of snails (in 3 different ways). But it was interesting, both visually and thematically. Crispin tours with the film and does a Q&A where you can yell at him if you like (Seattle audience was rather subdued when I went, but at least 2 people walked out of the film early)

Anyway, if you enjoy Mr. Glover's work and he come to your town with a print of this film, check it out. He says he has no plan to release it on DVD, so that's your only chance.

also, here's the infamous kicking David Letterman clip for your amusement:

[User Picture]From: ltmurnau
2006-11-07 10:33 pm (UTC)
I've read a lot about this, including the bits on it in the infamous book Apocalypse Culture II, though I don't think I will ever get to see it (for once, I live in Canada). On the whole, it seems to me that he wanted to make the most offensive-to-the-mainstream movie possible. He's probably succeeded, but the irony (which I am sure he appreciates) is that only the cognoscenti will come and see it!
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[User Picture]From: capn_jil
2006-11-20 04:46 am (UTC)
I am the worst Jay in history for wanting to see this movie I think. PS HELO I AM TEH INTRNETS IM IN UR BLOG WRITING UR COMMENTZ
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2006-11-20 08:44 am (UTC)

ur commentz

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