Nov. 14, 2006, 9:06 p.m. CST
Good to see them get the drubbing they deserve. They make me wanna punch the tv. So two kids go out to an abattoir and the friendly member in a perfectly white jacket points to a diagram of a cow, telling them which bits are in maccas burgers. How stupid do they think we are?
Nov. 14, 2006, 10:06 p.m. CST
by Tin Snoman
Is that okay?
Nov. 14, 2006, 10:10 p.m. CST
it's awesome to see this mentality among the "indie warhorses". It seems like a whole generation of the independent filmmakers feel better about making it easier for people to get their stories out there. When you think of how Robert Rodriguez has this total "do-it-yourself" approach to filmmaking and embraces the idea of filming, scoring, and editing your own movie (and being able to do a lot of it at home), it gives you a lot of hope. The technology is becoming so much more affordable and easy to use, we're getting closer to a time where the biggest obstacle to making a movie or some kind or recording music will be talent and not opportunity. booyah.
Nov. 14, 2006, 10:09 p.m. CST
"or some kind"="of some kind"
Nov. 14, 2006, 10:27 p.m. CST
Richard Linklater is kinda like making out with your hot sister...does it feel good? yeah...is it weird and somehow just wrong? yeah...is it from Texas? yeah.
Nov. 14, 2006, 10:32 p.m. CST
...Blood of the Beasts was directed by the undisputed master of French horror and suspense Georges Franju. But more importantly than that, Blood of the Beasts IS available on DVD...on the Eyes Without a Face Criterion disc!
Nov. 14, 2006, 11:42 p.m. CST
and I'm by no means a big Linklater fan. On the other hand, I just went on the Atkins diet, so I may hold off seeing this one. I KNOW I should be vegetarian, I acknowledge it, but there are other battles to fight... I at least buy expensive "humane" meats, retarded and self-deluding as that doubtless is.
Nov. 15, 2006, 4:22 a.m. CST
I had to duck out near the end of the film, when it was screened in London, to catch a train. I was sorry to miss the end of the film and Mr Linklater's Q & A. It seems like this interview tocuhed on a lot of the points which I missed hearing about. So thanks to all involved.
Nov. 15, 2006, 7:24 a.m. CST
Im thinking Harry isn't poor ... and I'm betting Harry has eaten more than few pounds of fastfood in his life...
Nov. 15, 2006, 11:43 a.m. CST
It's true - in general 'fast food' is marketed towards 'poorer' people. It's not that the fast food companies explicitly want poor people to suffer. It's just that, like it or not, that is their biggest market. Like so many things, if everyone stopped buying fast food tomorrow, all of a sudden these companies would magically dissappear. It really is that simple. But you forget one thing - some people really couldn't care less. When they tuck into their ribs, they know it used to be an animals ribcage. They know that animal would have had a life of horror ending in a prolonged painful death, and they don't care. These people you will never reach, because they really couldn't give a monkeys. The only people you will reach are those that don't fully understand where these little cubes of protein in their curries come from.
Nov. 15, 2006, 8:50 p.m. CST
by Sir Loin
Linklater just HAD to get the Iraq jab in there, which is stupid. Hey Rick, you're a great filmmaker and seem to care about people and characters, give us JIHADI CAMP and tug our heartstrings as kids are brainwashed (by cartoons, no less) into thinking suicide bombing martyrdom is a holy goal in life. Bah, I'll probably still see this anyway because I loved the book.
Nov. 27, 2006, 7:59 p.m. CST
by Rex Manning
Taking Care Of Business!