if you have not ever seen the movie, the complete transcript is here, but you REALLY SHOULD SEE IT if you are a fan of gorgeous animation [rankin/bass]. i have mentioned this before in my journal, but the film contains one of my favorite songs EVER in the world, that's all i've got to say [penned by america]. i swear, i think that is where my love of boy/girl harmonies began.
my love of adam goldberg came when i saw 'all over the guy'. i forgot about him for awhile, but then i saw 'how to lose a guy in 10 days' and was reminded how ridiculously cute he is and just how much i loved his mannerisms, so i rented an embarassing number of his movies over the past month or so. i am about to watch edtv, because i am lame and broke and can't afford to see my friend's band, metropolitan, tonight. also, because adam goldberg is in it. today i saw two films in a row [both for film class, one extra credit, one required].
the first film was all the real girls [website], directed by david gordon green [george washington] which was a spectacular film and i think that anyone who appreciates fine film-making should go see it. it shows love in all its' splender and its' awkwardness. the cinematography is absolutely unparalleled to anything i have ever seen before. the opening scene is one of the most beautiful things i have ever watched on film. to boot, it has one of the best soundtracks i have ever heard [sparklehorse, mogwai, explosions in the sky, etc.]. it opens in dc next friday in d.c. after the film, david gordon green [director], and paul schneider [star] did a q&a session.
someone, predictably, asked about their influences and PS said that he thought DGG didn't have influences, but rather had his own inspiration for the films he was making. i can't remember if PS or DGG said this, but, once he was asked if he could erase one film from his memory, which one would it be? his immediate answer that came to mind was, "the worst film i've ever seen", but by doing that the knowledge of exactly what he did not want to do with his films would be wiped out. he went on to say that he'd much rather have the memory of seeing a mediocre film erased.
during the whole q&a session, i was enthralled. DGG was wearing a STRONG SAD tee shirt. they are friends with the guys who do homestarrunner.com! that completely made my day. i kept raising my hand to ask a question about the soundtrack and how they pulled it all together, but they kept picking other ppl. it's really intriguing to see someone in person who is responsible for putting beautiful images + sounds together. i suppose i'm just so used to seeing ppl that make beautiful music that i am not as shy + giddified as i once was. being in the presence of filmmakers today was a new feeling for me. no wonder i had butterflies.
i dragged my friend oscar to the second film, A Ma Souer (Fat Girl). actually, i had dragged him to 'all the real girls', but he had to leave early. Fat Girl was one of the most graphic films i have seen in quite some time. it is a story following two sisters (age 16 + 14) on their vacation. the thin girl, elena, seduces a young law student, while the fat girl, anais watches the inevitable trainwreck. the way that the two sisters spoke to each other just broke my heart. i don't know any sisters who have a relationship that is that disturbing. the ending was seriously one of the most fucked up things i have ever seen.
after two highly provocative films, i need a good dose of fluff. ahh, edtv, here i come.
01:33a addendum: edtv was *so* not worth it. adam goldberg is in it for maybe 10 minutes total. blech.