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Comment Archives: Stories: Film/TV

Re: “Films of the Southern Wild

Yep, definitely a thing regarding the Coens, washed all the way down to our shores. But who cares, they're just moving pictures?

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Posted by yearling on 06/12/2014 at 12:49 AM

Re: “Films of the Southern Wild

Somehow, I fancied the idea that such an intellectually astute cinephile lived amongst us. You are the finest writer at the Flyer and your film insights are a source of immense pleasure.

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Posted by BP on 06/11/2014 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Films of the Southern Wild

cracko,
The proof may be in the puddin', but as Sipsey said, "The secret's in the sauce."

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Posted by Brunetto Latini on 06/11/2014 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Films of the Southern Wild

Mayfield, I think you may have had the response the director wanted you to have in those moments. BSM was calculated drive-in bad. Not anybody's fault for missing that, it had identity issues. It was shot so lovingly it makes you forget what the poster tells you: don't analyze too much, it's pulp for pulp's sake. I have lots of problems with it too, but the Eggleston homages are really nice, and the one post-party ultra low angle shot captures all-night party wasted better than any other depiction of alcoholism I've ever seen on film. Those moments smooth over some of the rest for me.

O Brother is gorgeous. The soundtrack is great and important. It's got lots of funny lines. And I agree with everything Addison said about it. Easily my least favorite Coen Bros film.

Posted by Chris Davis on 06/11/2014 at 8:15 PM

Re: “Films of the Southern Wild

Cracko,
You know your second cousin was a geek, your granny knew it, the seminary knew it. Tyson Foods just doesn't take out restraining orders willy nilly.
Now simmer down and let the yankee boy be.

Posted by CL Mullins on 06/11/2014 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Films of the Southern Wild

Addison,

All my Mississippi kin, including those who lived thru the Depression thought it was a hoot. Loved the classical references. Who the fuck you callin' geek?

Our first reaction to the thought of some guys from Minnesota trying to define Southern was, "WTF". But the proof is in the puddin'. And of course no kindly pimps.

Brunetto,
Fried Green Tomatoes was so sweet. Especially the cannibalism. Our Kathy Bates rocked!

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Posted by crackoamerican on 06/11/2014 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Films of the Southern Wild

I put BLACK SNAKE MOAN on there as a curiosity. Can't think of a Midwestern equivalent to it, really, but it is…something…

Will do on FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, Brunetto. Thanks for the tip. And everyone else out there, please recommend other titles about the South that you think I should see.

O BROTHER was never, ever, ever, ever, EVER in consideration. I thought it was a cynical geek show, especially in its depiction of the Depression-era South. But sweetie, that's just one man's opinion. What do Memphians and other Southerners think of it?

Posted by Addison E. on 06/11/2014 at 7:16 PM

Re: “The Sweet Thereafter

Ed Wood, yes! And yes to LA Confidential. (Thank God, the Titanic wasn't on the list.)

Posted by mayfield on 06/11/2014 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Films of the Southern Wild

Haven't seen all these, but I laughed out loud at the horrible cliches of Brewer's "Black Snake Moan." Loved what one critic called it "Chaining Miss Daisy to the Radiator." Not on my list, unless it's on the 25 Worst.

Posted by mayfield on 06/11/2014 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Films of the Southern Wild

Well you missed the most Southern of Southern films, and the best. I never tire of watching "Fried Green Tomatoes".

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Posted by Brunetto Latini on 06/11/2014 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Films of the Southern Wild

No Oh Brother..? A little Minnesotan prickling?
Seriously.

Posted by crackoamerican on 06/11/2014 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Bonnaroo!!!!!!

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/mancheste… Bonnaroo Weather.

Posted by Mark Plumlee on 06/11/2014 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Friday Night Freakshow

Oops... Friday Night Freakshow. I thought this was the link to the Stacey Campfield musical. I mean, the teaser/headline seemed logical.

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Posted by Robespierre on 06/11/2014 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Films of the Southern Wild

The how about Southie, Donnie Wahlberg got the accent down pat.

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Posted by yearling on 06/11/2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Films of the Southern Wild

This story is in celebration of the Flyer's 25th anniversary. If the paper had been founded in 1944, we would've written lists that dated back to that year rather than 1989.

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Posted by Greg Akers on 06/11/2014 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Films of the Southern Wild

Wow, all the way back to the invention of movies in 1989!

Posted by yearling on 06/11/2014 at 8:04 AM

Re: “When "American Pickers" Met Prince Mongo

I can't believe this guy is still alive! I remember him from my days growing up in Memphis in the 70's and 80's! I guess he's always been and always will be delightfully...odd. :)

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Posted by Elisabeth Eickhoff on 06/03/2014 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Cold in July is a joyful throwback to 1980s thrillers.

I've been a Joe R. Lansdale fan for a long time. I copy edited one of his short story collections for e-book release and I still speak to him on Twitter on occasion. I've been looking forward to this for a very long time.

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Posted by rick.maynard1 on 06/02/2014 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Video for Amy LaVere's Rabbit

Love all of Amy's work! (wonder how that IFR chart got in that tree?)

Posted by ZMEboy on 06/01/2014 at 12:15 PM

Re: “X-Men: Days of Future Past: Mutatis mutan(t)dis

That's about the size of it.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 05/30/2014 at 4:15 PM

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