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Gus Van Sant's Last Days (2005) [Feb. 15th, 2006|01:00 am]
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So, I watched this film tonight on a whim.

The first thing I notice about a Gus Van Sant film . . . pretty pictures and sounds.

Story? Hmmm, that's a different, uh, story.

He likes to fuck with time.

I spent about two minutes in the kitchen, laughing.

In between my fits of laughter, in my best hippie voice, in mimic of Lukas Haas, I paraphrased his communication of the Van Sant Film Experience, saying over and over, "There are no rules, man."

For anyone familiar with the story surrounding the last days of Kurt Cobain, this film made a minor bit of sense.

For a general audience?

"There are no rules, man!"

Oooo-weee-oooo, Lukas Haas looked just like Buddy Holly.

Oh-oh, and Michael Pitt looked like Mary Tyler Moore.

I don't care what they say about Last Days, anyway.

I don't care about that.

Deleted Scene 38 X.  More interesting than the film.

Oh, and if you read this, it's the day after Valentine's Day.

Congratulations. You made it.


[User Picture]From: fasterpussycat
2006-02-15 06:01 am (UTC)
I'm mostly a Gus Van Sant fan, but I hated this film. I fast-forwarded through most of it.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-02-15 06:04 am (UTC)
It was like Kurt Cobain's utterance of "Rosebud," over two hours.
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[User Picture]From: salivar
2006-02-15 07:50 am (UTC)

I have to watch more artistic films... my library consists of commercial stuff instead of free-range filmworks.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-02-15 09:54 am (UTC)

Timecode was a fun jaunt into a realm similar to "24," where everything was happening at once.

I own a copy of that film.

It's not for anyone with attention defecit disorder.
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From: hulagalinthesky
2006-02-15 12:52 pm (UTC)
That movie sucked.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-02-15 01:29 pm (UTC)
I couldn't imagine anyone understanding it, if they weren't familiar with the mystery surrounding the events.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-02-15 01:35 pm (UTC)
I thought it was interesting. Nirvana's up there, for me, on the big play.

It was tasteful, I'll give it that. There was a film that attempted Ted Bundy, for example, which was one of a number of different serial killer films made recently. That film, the Bundy one, well, was ripe with poor taste.

There are plenty of films that are purely unwatchable. I hope to miss most of them.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-02-15 09:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip!
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[User Picture]From: prophecy03
2006-02-15 07:34 pm (UTC)
I also dislike rules, so this sounds good.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-02-15 10:08 pm (UTC)
As a Nirvana-type, there were particulars which didn't sit well.

As someone who likes film, I wanted different shot selections.

Like, take for instance that still for the deleted scene. The shot they used for that scene exists, but the viewpoint is quite far from the house. Van Sant sticks with that far-off shot instead of the up-close overlook.

After the establishment that the character holds extreme isolation, we need to see more, not less of that character. He basically mumbles. It's not as appropriate or creative, I feel.
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From: ex_seel
2006-02-16 06:25 am (UTC)
those green pedals are line 6 delay modellers.

they went into production in 2002 which as you know is many years after kurt cobain died
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-02-16 08:35 am (UTC)
All the more fun to add to the bunch of Van Sant.
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[User Picture]From: virginstranger
2006-03-09 05:32 am (UTC)

I knew you in a past life. . .

okay it was just a past journal. im supertreerat, and i havent talked with you in years. I was reading through old posts and you commented to me a hell of a lot. thought i would rekindle an old lost lj friendship. - mag
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-03-10 01:42 am (UTC)

Re: I knew you in a past life. . .

I remember you.

Sure, why not?

Hello again.
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