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Gus Van Sant's Last Days (2005) [Feb. 15th, 2006|01:00 am]
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[In the Moment |NO RULES, MAN!]

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: 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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