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Old 02.03.2014, 01:23 PM   #17721
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Still haven't seen "The Funhouse" yet - is that worth checking out?

Definitely. Massively underrated. Have you seen his version of Salem's Lot? The one with James Mason and David Soul. Outrageously good for a made for tv movie.
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Old 02.03.2014, 02:44 PM   #17722
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I bought Eaten Alive/Death Trap on DVD for a £1 or something not long after I saw TCM for the first time and was really excited for more. I hard a really hard time making it to the end of Eaten Alive as it was so booooring. It's weird that a guy could go from awesome to awful so abruptly.
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Old 02.04.2014, 01:19 AM   #17723
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Definitely. Massively underrated. Have you seen his version of Salem's Lot? The one with James Mason and David Soul. Outrageously good for a made for tv movie.

Thanks, demon. Will check out both "The Funhouse" and Hooper's "Salem's Lot" as soon as I can.
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Old 02.04.2014, 01:20 AM   #17724
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I bought Eaten Alive/Death Trap on DVD for a £1 or something not long after I saw TCM for the first time and was really excited for more. I hard a really hard time making it to the end of Eaten Alive as it was so booooring. It's weird that a guy could go from awesome to awful so abruptly.

Heh! Fair enough on you not liking it at all, and certainly agree with you by and large on your last point.
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Old 02.04.2014, 06:30 PM   #17725
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Old 02.05.2014, 09:41 AM   #17726
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PARIS (2008) by cédric klapisch

this was an altman-esque run through various characters and situations, all interconnected somehow. it was a good movie, not a great one, but i really loved it and would see it again-- possibly because i generally like the french a lot and this is one of those movies that makes me want to be there instead of saying "ohh, whatta mooby". plus, there are a bunch of beautiful women in it.
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Old 02.05.2014, 10:04 AM   #17727
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i had never heard of this shit

Over here that film is so embeded in the culture that it transcends things like mainstream and non-mainstream. It seems strange that in other places places don't know it.
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Old 02.05.2014, 12:30 PM   #17728
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Over here that film is so embeded in the culture that it transcends things like mainstream and non-mainstream. It seems strange that in other places places don't know it.

i had it recommended by netflix-- their servers know what i like. i can see why it can be very much an english thing though-- it's not that it's incomprehensible or untranslatable to foreigners, but that it's very "national" in its context and references, and that can make it hard to pick up elsewhere ("ponce" and "toilet [something]", oxford/eton, the unemployment checks or whatever it is they get, fear of armed peasants, the novel that marwood is reading, class differences, etc. etc.)
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Old 02.05.2014, 12:45 PM   #17729
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It has a similar 'quintessentially English' thing to Python or Fawlty Towers which apparently have a pretty big cult following in the US, so I'm slightly surprised W&I doesn't have a similar following there.
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Old 02.05.2014, 12:49 PM   #17730
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W&I is known around the film nerds and fanboys. Nowhere near as much as Python or Fawlty.
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Old 02.05.2014, 12:53 PM   #17731
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It has a similar 'quintessentially English' thing to Python or Fawlty Towers which apparently have a pretty big cult following in the US, so I'm slightly surprised W&I isn't that big there as well.

my wife can recite every fawlty towers episode by heart and we regularly watch english stuff which is i think why netflix said to get it (we recently watched the first seasons of "upstairs downstairs," which were suprisingly entertaining).

python is bigger than that-- at least here in 'merica, especially in nerd/computer culture, it has been a constant presence. their absurdist humor is less context-dependent and can be more easily repurposed, i think.

plus, terry gilliam is from minnehaha, or however one spells the name of that american state.
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I never liked Python stuff. Never have found it more than mildly humorous at best.
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and yet, the influence of monty python can be found in things as diverse as…

oh, too much work. check here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_P...ural_influence

plus a ton of things that haven't yet made it too that page.
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Shit has just as much influence as gold. Influence does not = worth.
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Old 02.06.2014, 05:45 PM   #17736
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cate blanchett is FANTASTIC. out of this planet. damn, can she act! i can't praise her enough. she's a force of nature. more than brilliant. just-- wow.
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cate blanchett is FANTASTIC. out of this planet. damn, can she act! i can't praise her enough. she's a force of nature. more than brilliant. just-- wow.

I've not seen that film but I'm glad you said that. She's one of those who's famous and respected but still doesn't get the praise I think she deserves. And almost inconceivably beautiful. Which may be her problem re critical recognition.
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rob, im glad you posted this today cuz yesterday i was at my wit's end trying to figure out how to answer your summary dismissal of monty python. so thanks for the opportunity.

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right, but there are also shit tastes and shit opinions. your taste judgments aren't universal. just because they don't do much for you it doesn't automatically turn them into shit for everyone else. millions of intelligent fans overrule your judgment, and monty python remains an icon of late 20th century culture and a seminal comedy troupe. yes, they are not for everyone, and maybe you don't get them because their imitators watered them down for you first, but they can't be dismissed as if they didn't matter--that would be ignorant.

for example, i have no taste for horror movies. i really don't like them. but just because i don't like them i can't be saying that they are shit or irrelevant or that they aren't important. horror films are important to the audiences, to the culture, and to film itself, even if they don't particularly appeal to me. i am not the whole of the culture, thank fuck.

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I've not seen that film but I'm glad you said that. She's one of those who's famous and respected but still doesn't get the praise I think she deserves. And almost inconceivably beautiful. Which may be her problem re critical recognition.

well she looks amazing in the movie but she can also fall apart right before your eyes and she does it so incredibly well it's spooky.

there are more things i'd like to mention about it, but i fear the spoilers. so check it out and let me know what you think.
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millions of intelligent fans overrule your judgment, and monty python remains an icon of late 20th century culture and a seminal comedy troupe. yes, they are not for everyone, and maybe you don't get them because their imitators watered them down for you first, but they can't be dismissed as if they didn't matter--that would be ignorant.

Not dismissing them at all but I've personally never found them that funny. Which puts them in the same category as Chaplin for me. As you say, iconic but, besides maybe the odd scene or sketch, neither of them have ever particularly made me laugh.
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Not dismissing them at all but I've personally never found them that funny. Which puts them in the same category as Chaplin for me. As you say, iconic but, besides maybe the odd scene or sketch, neither of them have ever particularly made me laugh.
chaplin was so widely influential and imitated that by the time we got to see him he didn't look that fresh anymore. fellini's giulietta massina is chaplinesque. jacques tati is chaplinesque. i know people compare rowan atkinson with buster keaton but i find a lot of chaplin in his mr. bean. chaplin is more obvious in those performers but who didn't he influence in comedy really? he's like water and we're fish.

anyway, i am not always in the mood for monty python, sometimes they are too nihilistic for me (as in "the meaning of life"), but i can't ignore their contributions. anyway, to continue from where this conversation begun, they are much much bigger here than whitnail and i or fawlty towers. their broadway musical alone (oh, there's a genre i truly detest, but is very culturally relevant regardless) has been going on non-stop since their debut in 2004 and shows no signs of abating.

ps- heres an article that might shed light on the impact of python on the us vs. england
http://www.theawl.com/2013/03/the-be...-flying-circus

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I was to learn, on first visiting England in the late 1970s, that the natives (impossibly!) thought Monty Python rather passé.

and here an example of how far fans will take things. you don't have to read it all, just check it
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/the-mo...-business.html
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