BP Movie Journal 9/29/16

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  1. Ryan says:

    I’m 41 and watched Reality Bites in the theatre when I was 19, and even then myself and all of my friends were wildly unimpressed with the Hawke character and thought she should have picked Stiller. Hawke was an obvious tool. But I do think the movie half knows this but wants you to like him anyway and root for him to grow.
    David, I can’t believe you didn’t mention the most Gen X-er line of dialogue in all of cinema. When Winona Ryder laments that life can’t be like The Brady Bunch and Hawke seriously intones that that’s because Mr. Brady died of AIDS.

  2. Nick S. says:

    Tyler, this is one of the best bets in movie fandom: if you liked the “Three Colours Trilogy” you will like “The Double Life of Veronique”. It’s essentially “Three Colours: Gold”.

  3. Ryan says:

    Working in a bookstore in Texas for over three years gave me a pretty interesting perspective on the purpose of movie novelizations. You see, if you’re incarcerated in a Texas state jail, your loved ones can’t take you reading material when they visit. Reading material has to be shipped to you via a bookstore (or, I assume Amazon). So when I first started at the bookstore, I was kinda blown away by the continued existence of movie novelizations and was really confused as to why our store would get so many copies of new ones. But it turns out that they’re extremely popular with prisoners. Family members would come in and purchase two or three different ones at a time and have them shipped to the state jails. It was a regular thing. To the point that I had the addresses of at least two or three jails memorized by the time I quit.

    Side note: Movie novelizations were by far the item we shipped to jails most often, but a close second was FHM and Maxim magazine. Jails would not accept anything with nudity in it, so Playboy and the other adult magazines were no-go’s. But FHM and Maxim were apparently ok (at least the U.S. editions – the U.K. editions had nudity).

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