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Posted by: BoyScoutKevin
« on: August 22, 2017, 10:57:54 PM »

Continuing . . .

Period Piece
Makes it dated and cheap.
The datedness and cheapness is interesting. More interesting than the book.

He does not play by the rules of film making.
He plays by the rules of film making. His rules. "Ken's rules."

Whole periods of time are missing. Purposefully.
It is shot in real time.

Neither program host had seen it. Though, one had seen Crimes of Passion and one had seen Altered States, twice.

Peter Capaldi's 5th theatrical film.
Hugh Grant's 4th theatrical film.

Clever how everyone and everything is introduced and portrayed in it.

Unusual for Ken that it is a B film by an A director.

Wall-to-wall seductions + saxophone accompaniment = film noire?

Bucolic =
2 farmer's daughters +
1 boy scout +
1 faithful family retainer +
1 hick cop +
1 local landowner

What mistakes occur are not bothersome, even the lack of worry by the 3 o'er the 4th being missing.

Next time: Ranker or him
Posted by: BoyScoutKevin
« on: August 13, 2017, 09:11:51 PM »

Continuing . . .

He does the unexpected.
He does the expected. The dance sequence is pure Ken.

Huge illogical leaps o'er some needed revealing scenes.
The music tells one what to expect ahead of time on some jump scares.

It is too short, especially for a film based on a novel.
It is the right length.


To be continued . . .

Posted by: BoyScoutKevin
« on: August 02, 2017, 11:34:17 PM »

Continuing . . .

It is not a comedy and it is not funny.
It is a comedy and it is funny, especially the scout's seduction.

Female murderess. Male victim. Obvious is the boldness with which Ken approaches this scene. Whereas, most of the victims in other such scenes are adult males, here we have one of the few victims who is still a male child. Less obvious--perhaps--is Ken's skill as a screenwriter. His scene is much better written (IMHO) than similar scenes in other films.

No explanation as to the detail of how a mongoose and a grenade were obtained in that one scene.
The tree in another scene is an apple tree, as if from the Garden of Eden.

Impeccable comic timing with the Dionin paen interrupted by the doorbell.

Editing, Too
It has an Alice in Wonderland quality to it.
The editing is realistic.

To be continued . . .
Posted by: BoyScoutKevin
« on: July 24, 2017, 10:48:00 PM »

Continuing . . .

His films appeal to adult females.
This film with Amanda Donohoe appeals to males, especially younger males.

Atypical and typical
The internal logic is illogical. It is hard to tell if it is a Ken film.
The sex with violence is typical. Easy to tell it is a Ken film. Embrace the illogic.

Makes it difficult for Americans to understand it.
Makes it interesting for Americans to try to understand it.

It needs to be more camp.
It needs to be less camp.

To be continued . . .

Posted by: BoyScoutKevin
« on: July 14, 2017, 01:28:48 AM »

In the Queue - Film Conversations with Andrew and Phil

Guest : Drew
16 weeks ago or 4 months

Their opinions, as I understand them, on the film, not all of which I agree with + my opinions on the film. Probably Ken's most frustrating and contradictory film.

Old. Unique. Dating from the '80's. They do not make them like this anymore
New. With the new retro modern look of the '80's.

Each of Ken's films are different.
Each of Ken's films are similar.

Film, Too
At times boring.
At other times luridly and bizarrely fascinating.

To be continued . . .