do you remember when we went to the Fine Arts Theatre and saw this? there were only about 5 people in the audience... even with the occasional humor the film was so dark and depressing, and then there was THAT scene. you and i looked at each other and began to laugh. the laughter turned into a roar. our bellys began to ache and then hurt and we couldn't breath and then we started crying. there has never been such satisfy laughter.
kinda cool in parts with some twists and turns... some of the plot fixin's for scaramouche cut the mustard, but much of this swashbuckler doesn't stand the test of time... this said, i'm sure that some genius in Hollywood is planning a remake.
this is another documentary that fails to live up to the standard, class, 'the whatever' of it's subject/ subject matter.
carter is a man (not without faults) who i hold in greater esteem than most american presidents... demme is an experienced film director. you'd think that these elements combined with a controversial book tour would make a fantastic film, but it doesn't. the plot is all over the place. the photography is spotty and the editing is questionable.
if you know little of carter, or are trying to learn a bit more about the conflict between palestine and israel it may be worth a watch, but don't expect a great film.
don't get me wrong, Ju-On is a crazy frightening film... but about 2/3 through it i realized why all of this was happening and then it wasn't so frightening.
all in all a better film than the hollywood rip-off, THE GRUDGE.
reports of graffiti's death were greatly exaggerated... 25 years after this film debuted the largest public art movement in human history continues to grow.
from the point of view of the artists and the politicians that battled them, this documentary explores how graffiti was made and unmade in NYC during the administration of Mayor Koch. anthropological in many respects, it is now a fascinating historical piece that starts the process of unraveling the meaning behind the movement.