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Vanessa_Y
(cracked actor)
04/17/08 05:00 PM
So I just watched the Hunger.... new  

For the first time. I actually watched the whole thing.

Am I the only one who found the ending to be spazzy to the point of not making sense?

Were they seriously alive in the boxes, just rotting away , feeling and seeing everything, a slave to the love that she imposed on them?
Sarahs a vamp now? That was her daughter at the end?

Maybe not the most difficult movie to interpret...and yet...

I didn't hate it..didn't love it.

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JarethsGirl
(acolyte)
04/18/08 06:23 AM
Re: So I just watched the Hunger.... new [re: Vanessa_Y]  

I actually love the end of that movie, except for that last echoey "Sarah!" But before that, with the crumbly lovers attacking her and the corpsey Deneuve shaking her head back and forth after failing over the railing - gold to me. And I'm not sure if that's Sarah's daughter or her new bitch.

This is weird you bring this up because I just bought this the other day and watched it again for the first time in a long time last night. The part I found to be alot spazzier is after the opening credits when Bauhaus is singing "Bela Lugosi's Dead," and they keep jumping back and forth between Bowie and Deneuve in the night club and "I'm dead, I'm dead, I'm dead." Bit annoying, especially when they start cutting to the shots of the car, to the club, to the car... Yeah, we get it - they're leaving.

Alot of the editing in the opening is really jarring. But, I suppose that was the intentended atmosphere. I just figure it could have been executed a little less pretentiously. Howevs, this was Tony Scott's first film so I'll cut him a little slackola. (He gets no such reprieve for Domino.)

I also forgot how foogin' sexy Bowie is in this movie before he gets all decrepit! Those Victorian era silhouette flashbacks! Why is the man's profile so incredibly gorgeous to me? Plus, the makeout scenes just totally go to show, as if any of us had any doubts, that Bowie must be a phenomenal lay. He can drain my jugular any time.

If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

ziggfried
(acolyte)
04/18/08 10:27 AM
Re: So I just watched the Hunger.... new [re: JarethsGirl]  

Bowie was good in The Hunger, but everyone knows that Tony Scott's best movie is The Last Boy Scout.

Ian Hunter rocks.

JarethsGirl
(acolyte)
04/18/08 11:56 AM
it ain't no joy for an uptown boy new [re: ziggfried]  

Then you've obviously never seen Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael... Sure, he only did the video for "One More Try," but it's like all the emotional stimulus of a 90 minute cinematic experience packed into six... Actually, the first two minutes are just a long static shot of him leaning up against the wall in an old dusty church with one knee popped. Sooooo, I lied.

If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

Vanessa_Y
(cracked actor)
04/18/08 07:04 PM
Re: So I just watched the Hunger.... new [re: JarethsGirl]  

The scene with teh monkeys jarred me.

i thought they did fairly well with the makeup, but was shocked that he was gonna kill the young girl even though I knew he would.

The idea of being alive while rotting in a box ..I can't HANDLE IT.

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Persilot
(acolyte)
04/18/08 07:09 PM
Re: So I just watched the Hunger.... new [re: Vanessa_Y]  

In reply to:

The idea of being alive while rotting in a box


When you think about it, we are all alive and rotting away, just in a bigger box.

Like a Nun on the Run, I'm terrible fun.

ziggfried
(acolyte)
04/18/08 10:14 PM
Why did Mr. Milo cross the road? new [re: JarethsGirl]  

In reply to:

Then you've obviously never seen Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael... Sure, he only did the video for "One More Try," but it's like all the emotional stimulus of a 90 minute cinematic experience packed into six... Actually, the first two minutes are just a long static shot of him leaning up against the wall in an old dusty church with one knee popped. Sooooo, I lied.


Well, obviously - I mean, if this George Michael video doesn't feature Bruce Willis dancing a jig in a capacity-packed football stadium after a bullet-riddled Taylor Negron's just fallen into some helicopter blades, then obviously it's not in contention.

BTW, I did read the original novel of The Hunger some years ago, and I was annoyed that some of the scenes in it never made it into the movie. If memory serves, John Blaylock spends some time running around in the sewer, plotting revenge against Miriam. He doesn't run into any Ninja Turtles though.

Ian Hunter rocks.

JarethsGirl
(acolyte)
04/19/08 03:40 AM
Go Vampire! Go Vampire! Go! new [re: ziggfried]  

Wow, I've never seen The Last Boy Scout but I'm definately going to go about seeing it now.

In reply to:

He doesn't run into any Ninja Turtles though.


Thank you for making me realize just exactly what The Hunger was missing. Methinks Tony Scott passed up a golden opportunity for a Vanilla Ice cameo.

If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

ziggfried
(acolyte)
04/19/08 04:43 AM
Ninja (c)Rap! new [re: JarethsGirl]  

In reply to:

Wow, I've never seen The Last Boy Scout but I'm definately going to go about seeing it now.


It's the last great 80s action movie (even though it came out in 1991). Also, it features Halle Berry's best role (as a floozy who gets gunned down by psychos 5 minutes into the movie). Funnily enough, I never actually watched the movie until a year ago. And when I did I was convinced it was the greatest movie ever made.

In reply to:

Thank you for making me realize just exactly what The Hunger was missing. Methinks Tony Scott passed up a golden opportunity for a Vanilla Ice cameo.


Vanilla Ice was only in The Secret of the Ooze for 2 minutes, but it was ample enough time to actually see his career shrivel up and die onscreen.

Wow, now that I think about it, The Last Boy Scout and TMNT 2 came out in the same year. Synchronicity! And the bad rap music in TMNT2 makes me think of one of the exhanges in TLBS:

Milo: You think you are so fucking cool, don't you? You think you are so fucking cool. But just once, I would like to hear you scream in pain...
Joe Hallenbeck: Play some rap music.


Ian Hunter rocks.

EJ
(byroad singer)
04/19/08 08:07 AM
Re: So I just watched the Hunger.... new [re: Vanessa_Y]  

I saw The Hunger when it came out and was quite fascinated by its atmosphere. I stumbled upon the film again a few moths ago when some minor TV channel here ran it late at night. And I still enjoyed watching it, maybe even more than the first time, when the world depicted looked more common to me than now. It is full of early 80s post-punk esthetics of cool doom, not only because of Bauhaus' exciting appearance but in its overall impression. A thrilling mix of elegance and death, Deneuve meets Joy Division if you like. And Bowie is good. And so is Sarandon.

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow



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