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it's really good isn't it ?
What is better is the fact that in Neighbours when Skye first came and was dating Boyd Summer and Max rented the film as it was Skyes favourite. Upon watching it they realised that Skye was far from an individual and had based her whole image around Thora Birch, causing Boyd to have an argument with her as she had been complaining that he was not individual enough and had pushed him to the extreme lengths of getting dreadlocks.
Only that she only fancied Boydie at first because he had a skateboard.
The film's good, the comic's much better.
even did the fake blind date thing too
they basically just put enid/thora birch into neighbours really
you gotta love neightbours :D
Tattoed on your back?
it's shit. annoying whiny twat being a sarcastic bitch for 2 hours when she has no problems.
that she has no social skills or graces? its not like she has abusive parents or is ugly or poor. why doesnt she just go to college if she doesnt want to get a job? rather than do that she just fucks up everyone elses lives. urgh.
That bit where heÂ´s eating chicken legs in the restaurant and Enid sneaks up behind him and he goes bazookas with fright
Oh and the cute song played near the end on the twinkly thing, Enid is in her room
Oh and... yeh. Ghost World pwns
Indian dance routine video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyEnG_DEB1I
i saw this for the first time about two nights ago. i thought it was really good but it dragged on a bit.
i hate watching it with people who dont "get" it. they just tut and sigh and start gouging their shins out. its more painful than eating a vat of bee-sting soup. thats first year university housemates for you
on friday with my boyfriend because i lovelovelove it. i am not sure he got it though. does anyone else think that perhaps it is more of a 'girls' film?
and the bit at the end where seymour is like, 'well things are really starting to look up since my life turned to shit' makes me want to give the tv a hug
i hate the presumption that people don't 'get it'. its the same thing that people say when i say i dont particularly like wes anderson. a lot of us 'get it' but we think 'it' is shit.
he said 'i dont get it'
there's no accounting for that.
does that make me a bit of a girl?
and not liking something is the same as not getting something. you'd need some sort of understanding or affinity with it to like it, wouldn't you?
such a sweet sad perfect film.
Just claim you like it for Steve Buschemi like I do and feel like a proper man's man. ;-)
would you do that when THORA BIRCH is in it.
i didn't know who she was before i watched it
you'll like it
nor does zxcvbnm. If we keep saying it, will more of you listen?
i don't think it's as good as everyone says though.
and tristan'll like it. he's pretentious.
because of this thread. I liked it. It probably is a bit of a girls film but that doesn't matter because it's good. Gender only comes into stuff when it's shit.
Saying that, our entire table at sunday lunch (about 50/50 boys and girls) was drinking only Fruli, peach beer and cider, so may actually have been the most feminine table in the world...
Set in the summer after graduation, Enid and Rebecca are both outsiders in a world slowly being engulfed by fake 50's diners and Starbucks. Enid must attend an art class to officially graduate high school as Rebecca gets a job. When the two play a mean joke on a much older, geeky record collector, Enid finds a fellow soul and begins to discover the complexities of becoming an adult in the modern world.
THAT'S what I'm going to watch tomorrow. Hurrah!
and watch American Splendor while you're at it.
on two tvs?
i've had some great film recommendations from DiS. So far i've watched The Ice Storm and Ghost World because of this site. I'm going to check out American Splendor.
you have great taste.
is one of my favourite films. Saw it twice on the big screen when it was released and have watched it twice on dvd recently. I think Thora Birch, Scarlett Johanssen and Steve Buscemi complement each other perfectly in it and it is one of the classics of modern film, seriously.
He's right up there with Sinatra and Jean-Luc Godard.
not sure what's in 22 and 23. I quite liked David Boring. but I prefer his shorter stuff myself. I like the small ideas that he develops like "If everyone on this bus was transported to an island" or whatever it's called.
it made me feel queasy.
Ice Haven is great though, I like the way it's like a soap opera type thing.
However, I feel that as Clowes attempts to deconstruct ideas about narrative to this extent, you lose a great deal of the humanity that is in Ghost World and a lot of the other stuff. I felt that with David Boring, too. All the humour seems to have gone.
They look a little po-faced to me though... Have you read any of Dupuy and Berberian's "Monsieur Jean" stuff? There was a full reprint of a story in "Drawn and Quarterly" once that is one of my favourite things ever! I cant wait til they translate more.
The photo on my profile also agrees.
(I don't want to disappoint anyone, but that's not really me).
it's so sad and brilliant and just perfect really. I always feel odd after watching it, like a mixture of depressed and not quite happy and weirdness.
American beauty definitely worth watching too (it has nakedity tristan, you'd like it)
Daniel Clowes is writing and directing 'Art School Confidential' I can't wait for this, I think its out soon.
is one of my favorites, well worth checking out.
art school confidential, i'm counting on the fact wishpig has it so i can borrow it. I should though, allegedly it's exactly what we're all like :|
I wish I'd read it before I went to art school!
I've got some in a McSweeney's Quarterly, but I haven't got round to buying any more yet. Here's some samples. So sweet and sad.
it annoyed me
bumping a seven year old thread to let us all know you don't have that great taste in movies?
.... how old were you when this thread started...?! o_o;
Love Ghost World, great film.
I first saw it in a tiny cinema just off SoHo on New Years Eve before going on up to a rock club in Tufnell Park!
It has a lot of good stuff going for it, as many others have mentioned ^
Not mentioned so far though: the layabout with the nunchucks - legend! (who also popped up in a few Red Hot Chili Peppers videos)