I'm clearly in the minority here. Many loyal Allen fans consider Alice to be a minor work; if they consider it at all. I think probably coming on the heels of Crimes and Misdemeanors didn't help much. I've seen all but two or three of his films by now and Alice remains one of my absolute favorites. It's funny, if you described the film to me, I'd probably say it sounded far too fey for my taste. I've probably seen it 10 or 11 times and it never fails to captivate me. It's not that I don't acknowledge the criticisms the film receives. His script flails all over the place; far too many secondary characters are introduced and barely explored before moving on; it leaps from one ridiculous flight of fancy to another all under the guise of hocus pocus and whimsy; it gives us yet another exploration of the privileged Upper West Side set bemoaning their unfulfilled lives; the ending is almost stupidly trite...
And yet? The second that film starts, I'm gone. I think the marriage of Carlo DiPalma's beautiful cinematography and the gorgeous score that Allen selected (perhaps, his best use of music) is what hooks me at first. The humor, the magic, even the "whimsy" works for me. Farrow is just luminous throughout. This is hard to imagine with the knowledge of what came later in Allen's personal life, but the whole film feels like a tender love letter to Farrow.
You'll probably disregard this recommendation now, but Purple Rose of Cairo is definitely worth seeking out. One of the frequent criticisms lobbed at Alice is that it's a pale imitation of Purple Rose. I don't really agree with that. I think Midnight in Paris was a pale imitation of Purple Rose, but hey..
Necromentia was inspired by something that happened to me when I first moved out to LA. The tattoo in the film is actually one that I actually have on my back. Some of the situations depicted in the film are straight out of my life experience. I'd say which scenes but I don't know if anybody here would believe me. Nobody ever does.
Your friend Maniac Mark sounds like the brains of your operation.
What is EFL?
Plus, Randy hasn't told us all how great his script is in at least a couple years. Whereas "Pearry" has only been here since last weekend and would have no knowledge of it.
If movie rental chains were still worth 2 shits, your films would be stocked at ankle-height and no higher. I am almost certain that I purchased a used copy of The Gene Generation on VHS from a hollywood video $1 bargain bin a few years ago just so I could dub a TV edit of Encino Man over it as it was cheaper than buying a fresh blank VHS tape.
And you should try us with that real-life situation! We've all seen some pretty crazy stuff in our time, I think. Perhaps this is where people will finally believe you... Well, given that they can believe that you are truly Pearry Teo. I must admit that I even I suspect you might be an alias. Is that you, Paul Thomas Anderson!? Shouldn't you be working on The Master or your blog or something!? I thought we ended you, you son of a bitch! ... But if you are really Pearry Teo, and not Paul Thomas Anderson, you should tell us your supernatural story.
And yes, Maniac Mark was pretty much the leader of the group. He moved to Tennessee and took over the Papermate company -- at least, that is what he tells me.
I'm over it. Everyone shut up forever.
I wonder if there are actual instances of minor celebrities finding random message boards and joining with no intention but to talk shit to complete strangers.
This person is clearly an alias, Randy or not, but I like the thought, and the identity sure is a puzzling one.
And he took the time to read 878 pages of a movies thread and became intimately familiar with everybody's names and personalities, for no reason other than he happened to have gone to coachella the week before and stumbled on the forum. Allegedly.
Gabe's right. It's obviously Randy. Even if the guy spent less than ten seconds reading each of the 26,000 posts it would have taken him over 180 days to get up to speed. That's a lot of render time. Top-notch troll though.
Death is just an upgrade
"All of you coachella 'regulars' have nasty boy pussies and itchy dick4's on your asses.
Why don't you all make like a tree and get chopped down and die. You all have been dreadfully mean to me.
I Hate you. All of you. None of you will ever get to see a womans chest meat or finger blast hott cougies like me.
Fuck you all. Consider this my resignation.
Fair the well, you elitest scumbags."
— Faxman75, who has clearly had enough
When is Randy going to be funny again?
St. Vincent @ The Fox 03/22/14
Kraftwerk @ The Fox 03/23/14
Trentemoller @ Mezzanine 04/06/14
The Knife @ The Fox 04/15/14
Factory Floor @ The Independent 04/16/14
The Afghan Whigs @ Slim's 04/17/14
Simian Mobile Disco, Earth @ Pappy and Harriet's 04/26/15
Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch 05/02-04/14
The Decemberist @ Crystal Ballroom 05/30/14
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ The Warfield 07/07/14
... you douchebags honestly think I would waste my time discussing this crap?
That's not Randy. I'll lick a hissing cockroach if I'm wrong.
That's kind of win-win.
2014 Collaborative Playlist on Spotify.
Trailer for John Hillcoat's Lawless - footage and movie appear to be good while the trailer is cut like low-rent genre garbage. Which is fine until one recalls that the same could be said of John Hillcoat's The Road, which turned out to be empty and inconsequential and not even very well crafted. Still, fingers crossed - The Proposition was awesome and hopefully not a flash in the pan.
Hmmm I thought The Proposition was very interesting, but its strongest points for me were the performances, particularly Ray Winstone's.
EDIT: I didn't realize he did The Road - I REALLY liked that.
It was a pretty emotional time. I haven't done any drugs since then.
Last edited by p.r. teo; 04-24-2012 at 10:23 PM.
That facebook is directly linked off of the official Pearry Teo website, that's how I found it.