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Gas Filled Dolphin Carcass
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Has there ever been a film harder to pin down than this? I mean, I love it but I'm not sure I can really explain why.

Anyway, here are some photos of me in a dressing gown: www.thisisnowhere.co.uk

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Toxteth O'Grady
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Nice article. A small pedantic point - it's "Coen" not "Cohen".
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I still get depressed that Hollywood Star Lanes, the bowling alley in the film, is gone.
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Really great write-up. I'll definitely have to see this again. I saw it when it first came out (one of the rare movies that seems like it came out 10 years before it actually did - I thought it was 1988 and not 98.)

After Fargo, I guess I was hoping for something along the same lines, or a riff off those same lines. However, like a jam session that gets lost inside of itself and dissipates into the atmosphere, it meandered a block and a half too far for me. It went just barely over the edge past where I was willing to go with it.

However, knowing the rules of the film, and knowing that the Coens still came out with No Country for Old Men, I may enjoy it more the second time around.

(As far as riffs, Blue in the Face is the perfect jam session after a film. Smoke was a brilliant film that had strict rules and structure, but Blue in the Face was a great B side that took the characters and had fun with them. I wish they did this more with films.)

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Thanks chaps. Typo noted, ta.
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I've never understood this idea that the plot is particularly complicated, or that the film is confusing. Maybe it's because I've been immersed in film noir since I was little, but it seems pretty straightforward to me. A lot simpler than The Big Sleep, that's for sure.

If you're not quite sure why you like the film, you might want to read the BFI Classics book on it. It's very good, and teases out the inheritance from The Big Sleep and other noir. It's also good to watch it in conjunction with The Man Who Wasn't There, which is a completely different take on anti-noir.

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I haven't seen it again since it came out.

(But I feel like should after watching Veronica Mars.)

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I haven't seen it at all. I watched about 20 minutes once and got bored.
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You are at least consistent in your wrongness, hobbes.
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Oh I'm not saying it was bad. Just that I got bored. It might not have even been the film that bored me. It's difficult to tell in that sort of a mood, isn't it?
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As a film noir fiend, I can say that it still doesn't work. And hobbes is correct, even if I thought a few scenes and lines were great.
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It battles with Jaws for the title of 'EIM's Fave Film Ever'. And that's quite the accolade.
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I didn't get all the way through it either, but I recorded it off Film4 the other day with a view to trying again.
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Hieronymus Bosch
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I saw it about six or seven years ago. Wasn't particularly impressed.

Interestingly -- for want of a more appropriate word -- the guy who watched it with me killed himself the following afternoon.

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I love it, but I thought it was a big load of nothing when I first watched it. Same thing happened with Withnail & I and Spinal Tap. The more you watch any of those, the better they get; they kind of seep into your bone marrow and there's nothing you can do about it.
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