BP Movie Journal 10/27/16

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  1. Ryan says:

    I completely disagree with your assertion about James Frey and his fake autobiography. To take many people’s painful experiences and pass it off as your own is pretty unconscionable. No different than someone pretending to be a veteran or 9/11 survivor. Even worse, the “James Frey” in the book eschews the 12 Steps and gets off drugs through his own manly willpower. It’s gross and potentially harmful if a drug addict reads the story and leaves AA as a result.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      I see what you’re saying and I agree that it makes me think less of James Frey himself. But the book is the book no matter what.

      – David

  2. Nick S. says:

    Maybe SNL could invite Hanks back for other holidays as, say, Robert F. Tinsel or James T. Matress-Sale. I’d watch those sketches.

  3. Caleb says:

    In what context did Tyler watch The Purple Rose of Cairo? I only ask because the theater I worked at recently screened it as a fundraiser to upgrade one of our auditoriums.

  4. Justin says:

    Blacksploitation certainly had its black film makers, but it would be a stretch to say that it completely was a “black film maker making films for black people” film movement, in fact many of the films were directed and written by white people.

  5. Dan Roy says:

    My favorite fact about Dr. Mabuse is how John Landis (or his writers) stole the beginning of that movie wholesale and used it as the last third of Trading Places.

  6. FictionIsntReal says:

    I would also argue that people’s reactions to material can be contingent on how real they think it is. The flipside of people’s emotional reactions to purportedly true stories is how we can greatly enjoy works of fiction (particularly horror like You’re Next) which might be more troubling if we didn’t know the depicted events never actually happened.

    David Pumpkins IS lightning striking twice: the same basic joke was used earlier when Larry David played “Kevin Roberts” in an FBI simulator. The final punchline worked better for Pumpkins, but I prefer Keenan’s reactions in the simulator.

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