Five Favorite Films with Harmony Korine

The Spring Breakers director on his all-time favorite movies.

Filmmaker, provocateur, degenerate, genius: Harmony Korine is the writer of Kids and Ken Park, and the director of Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy, Mister Lonely, Trash Humpers and Spring Breakers -- the latter of which also happens to be, thus far, the best American film of 2013. Here are Mr. Korine's all-time favorite movies.






Brewster McCloud (Robert Altman, 1970; 83% Tomatometer)

After I saw this film when I was a kid, I went hang-gliding with my next door neighbor and we crashed into an abandoned missile silo. My neighbor lost his right leg. This movie was a big influence on that.




Pam & Tommy Lee: Stolen Honeymoon (Tommy Lee (uncredited), 1998; 69% Tomatometer)

I remember seeing this in a Nashville movie theater when it was first released in Dolby. I didn't know what to expect. I still think it's very underrated and misunderstood.




Pixote (Hector Babenco, 1981; 100% Tomatometer)

My favorite film of all time.




Battle in Heaven (Carlos Reygadas, 2005; 44% Tomatometer)

This film is next level.


Every Which Way But Loose (James Fargo, 1978; 31% Tomatometer)

It's the first time I ever saw an orangutan drink beer out of a can.





Spring Breakers is in theaters now.


Comments

JC Martel

JC Martel

Never seen any of them muthaf*ckas.

Apr 1 - 12:01 PM

Tony Stark

sam varma

neither have i sons of bitches!

Apr 2 - 02:35 AM

Brian Carlson

Brian Carlson

Part of me thinks this is an April Fool's joke, but the other part says, "No, Korine is just that weird."
Also, fire your editor, Rotten Tomatoes! Korine didn't write Bully. He wrote Kids and Ken Park for Larry Clark, but not Bully.

Apr 1 - 12:10 PM

Brian Carlson

Brian Carlson

They fixed it!

Apr 1 - 12:22 PM

James Robbins

James Robbins

Korine is that weird.

Apr 5 - 04:31 PM

Brian Carlson

Brian Carlson

They fixed it!

Apr 1 - 12:22 PM

billfaces

h h

This is a nice list. Pixote's great. I'm really looking forward to Reygadas' newest, Post Tenebras Lux, which i'l be seeing in a week's time.

Apr 1 - 12:46 PM

Jose Rojas

Jose Rojas

I always thought that Korine just writes things to satisfy his own sexual needs in a weird way. I think he's a pervert and the fact that he listed the sex tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee confirms that for me (unless its an April Fools joke). I never thought he was a good filmmaker, but that's just my opinion. I hear Spring Breakers is pretty good thought so I'll check it out. Either way I'm not a fan of his.

Apr 1 - 01:00 PM

Craig Lumley

Craig Lumley

When you click the link to the Pam and Tommy sex tape it takes you to the page for "Passion of the Christ." I laughed out loud.

Apr 1 - 01:08 PM

James B.

James Bradford

Christians love to celebrate Christ's torture, humiliation and death. They even re-enact it. I don't get it; if that's what turns you on, just go to an S&M club.

Apr 1 - 01:39 PM

Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts

Christians celebrate the fact that Christ was willing to go through torture and death as the perfect sacrifice for our sins. It is reenacted to remind us what he did for us. Are you seriously that uneducated?

Apr 3 - 10:00 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Human sacrifice. That's your cross to bear.

Apr 3 - 01:10 PM

Craig Lumley

Craig Lumley

All i hear is "fap fap fap"

Apr 4 - 03:13 PM

Dave J

Dave J

What irony!

Apr 2 - 12:14 PM

Oscar Rosales Astudillo

Oscar Rosales Astudillo

Even more hilarious is the fact that the Tomatometer marks 69%, like really guys?

Apr 2 - 03:15 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I wouldn't imagine that Korine could do a fave five list totally straight-faced. Certainly not without a tall tale or two. (I could imagine his true list having "Aguirre Wrath of God", "Days of Heaven" and "Pickpocket" though) At least I think "Pixote" is sincere, and "Brewster McCloud" is a great satire, and Altman's own personal favorite of his films. And I'm curious about any Reygadas at this point. Good kid. Piss cat.

Apr 1 - 01:15 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Still? Bitch need her lashes again?

Apr 1 - 05:10 PM

Sean D.

Sean D

I saw Spring Breakers over the weekend. This list just about explains what the hell I saw.

Apr 2 - 07:40 AM

James B.

James Bradford

Christians love to celebrate Christ's torture, humiliation and death. They even re-enact it. I don't get it; if that's what turns you on, just go to an S&M club.

Apr 1 - 01:39 PM

Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts

Christians celebrate the fact that Christ was willing to go through torture and death as the perfect sacrifice for our sins. It is reenacted to remind us what he did for us. Are you seriously that uneducated?

Apr 3 - 10:00 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Human sacrifice. That's your cross to bear.

Apr 3 - 01:10 PM

Craig Lumley

Craig Lumley

All i hear is "fap fap fap"

Apr 4 - 03:13 PM

Wyatt Person

Wyatt Person

What a genius! Nobody but an artist of his level could put together so diverse a set of films, and produce some of the greatest works of our time!

April Fools, you guys. Also, Pam and Tommy Lee's link opens up on The Passion of The Christ. Jussayin'

Apr 1 - 01:40 PM

Daniel Ankersmit

Daniel Ankersmit

If you click on the "Pam and Tommy Lee" movie, it takes you to "Passion of the Christ". It's a goof!

Apr 1 - 02:14 PM

Dave J

Dave J

It's not the first time it's happened!

Apr 2 - 12:15 PM

Daniel Ankersmit

Daniel Ankersmit

If you click on the "Pam and Tommy Lee" movie, it takes you to "Passion of the Christ". It's a goof!

Apr 1 - 02:17 PM

Bret Gammons

Bret Gammons

I was surprised to see that the Tommy Lee/Pam Anderson video had a Tomatometer rating, so I clicked the link.

When it took me to 'The Passion of the Christ,' I thought, "Ohhhh. 69(%). I get it."

Apr 1 - 03:27 PM

Cody Gildea

Cody Gildea

April Fools!

Apr 1 - 03:48 PM

Gage Kent

Gage Kent

big surprise. shitty director has shitty taste.

Apr 1 - 04:30 PM

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