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Postby Russ on Sat Sep 08, 2001 9:56 am

Bleak but darkly humorous.<P>It was also interesting to see after reading the Daniel Clowes comic, since a lot was changed (but Clowes was coauthor of the movie script).<P>------------------
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Postby Remi on Mon Sep 10, 2001 12:52 am

I'd have to go to Atlanta to see it <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/frown.gif"><P>Austin was good for those arty movies. Athens, alas, doesn't seem to have a first run art house. The University is just getting Memento (no I haven't seen it, stop beating me!)
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Postby Russ on Tue Sep 11, 2001 5:19 am

Whap, smack, bop, no I won't stop hitting you until you go see Memento!<P>------------------
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Postby Russ on Fri Sep 21, 2001 6:34 am

I know it's out on DVD now...<P>------------------
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Postby Burntdog on Fri Sep 21, 2001 9:21 am

Hey me neither - when's it coming to video?<P>Stop with the slappin' already Russ - <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Russ on Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:21 am

Doh! I meant to email you -- got it a couple days ago, thanks muchly! I still can't believe I won that contest! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Burntdog on Wed Oct 03, 2001 11:24 am

I don't have nun of those thar fancy DVD machines. Just have my ol' clock-blinking tape-eating VCR! And I likes it!!!<P>P.S. Did you get the contest t-shirt yet? <P>------------------
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Postby Screwball McGoo [gDC] on Thu Oct 04, 2001 12:13 am

I haven't seen Memento. I've eaten about half a roll of Mentos. I contributed!<P>------------------
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Postby Russ on Fri Oct 05, 2001 8:12 am

Memento probably caught on and stayed in theater so long because it already contains its own Meme.<P>------------------
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Postby PDI on Thu Nov 01, 2001 2:13 am

I *still* haven't seen Memento -- and have somehow managed to know nothing about it!<P>I suspect I'll see it and smack myself in the head over all the referrences I've missed, however.<P>I liked Ghost World as well. The Mullet-man character was scary, though -- he (or his twin) lived where I grew up. *shudder*<P>So...<P>You think the movie was rife with metaphor and subtext? I do, but maybe I'm just a freak.<P>------------------
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Postby Russ on Thu Nov 01, 2001 5:26 am

Well there's that bus stop man... and especially the ending was sure a big metaphor! Whether or not you are a freak is an independent question. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby PDI on Wed Nov 14, 2001 8:12 am

See...I have a hard time accepting the ending without re-evaluating the whole thing...<P>------------------
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Postby Russ on Wed Nov 14, 2001 11:13 am

The ending of which movie? I'll assume you mean Memento. It's a terrific ending, and certainly does cause you to rethink all that's gone before (or after, more accurately, heh). By the way I believe Teddy was basically telling the truth at the end. And the movie rewards a second viewing very much.<P>------------------
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Postby PDI on Sun Nov 18, 2001 11:52 am

No, As I said before, I haven't seen Memento -- I was referring to the movie we were discussing -- you on aother thread?<P>
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Postby Russ on Sun Nov 18, 2001 12:29 pm

Hey, you were discussing Memento too, cheeky monkey! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>If/when you see Memento, you'll understand my confusion about which you were talking about... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>Ghost World's ending didn't actually cause me to reevaluate all that had gone before. How do you mean? I took it as somewhat ambiguous, either suggesting she literally killed herself, or else that she had effectively given up and didn't care any more and was going to just go through the motions of life from there on.<P>------------------
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Postby PDI on Wed Nov 21, 2001 8:40 am

Well, yeah, but either way t was highly metaphoric -- none of the rest of the movie *seemed* highly metaphoric, or metaphoric at all. Hence, my desire to reevaluate from square one. <P>Of course, I haven't been able to re-view it...<P><P>------------------
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Postby Russ on Wed Nov 21, 2001 11:33 am

Ah yes, I think I see what you mean.<P>The old man waiting for the bus seemed somewhat metaphoric to me, so perhaps it's not coincidence that the ending meshed with that.<P>I have considered seeing it a second time, but haven't yet.<P>I recommend the book too if you haven't read it yet. It's really quite different from the movie in many ways. E.g. the ending. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"> The book spends more time with the 2 girls' friendship, and a LOT less with the Steve Buscemi character...<P><P>------------------
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