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Capturing the Friedmans

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by BROWNer, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    anybody seen this?


    'bout this dysfunctional dorko family that makes all these super8 home
    vids of everything, including the downward spiral of the
    home unit. basically dad gets charged with pedeophilia and shit goes
    buck from there. sounds rosy i know...
    i only had the chance to see it once this weekend, and
    i'm a bit confused over what was what, which i suppose is
    a good thing on the fair/balanced tip..
    anyhow, recommended viewing if you like things beyond
    shoot 'em up explosion car chase entertainment.
  2. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    The lady and I have been on a documentary streak (Stevie and Hell House), so I'm sure we'll check this out. Thanks for the knowledge, Brownzilla.

    Oh, and here's the info on Hell House: Hell Houses are a distinctly American phenomenon which began in 1990 just outside of Dallas, at the Trinity Assembly of God Church. The original Hell House was conceived as a modern-day fire-and-brimstone sermon. Today, this religious ceremony of sorts is replete with actors, extensive lighting equipment and full audio-visual tech crews. Inside the Hell House, tour guides dressed as demons take visitors from room to room to view depictions of school massacres, date rape, AIDS-related deaths, fatal drunk driving crashes, and botched abortions. Hell Houses have now spread to hundreds of churches worldwide. With full access to the behind-the-scenes action, HELL HOUSE follows the process from the first script meeting until the last of the 10,000 visitors passes through the Hell House doors. The movie gives a verite window into the whole process of creating this over-the-top sermon, while showing an intimate portrait of the people who fervently believe its message. The film also features a score by Bubba and Matthew Kadane, formerly of the band Bedhead.
  3. I saw "Torque" yo.

    Shall be on the lookout for this, heard good things.

    Poop (and Browner), if you haven't copped the documentary "Cane Toads" yet, you lose at life.

  4. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623
    stevie was good
    as soon as i get another rental membership, i'll check this one out..

    i read a lot about it (it was released at a theater near me) and it looked ...intense

    i've been getting into the doc's lately as well.

    a friend said Kandahar was good, that's on my list too.
  5. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    heres another winner. SUPER SIZE ME, the documentary about the man who eats mcdonalds three meals a day for a month and has a team of doctors monitor how much it fucks up his body. ahahaha! shit is awesome. i think it just won cannes or some shit like that.
  6. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    in kandahar there is a piece of music that they go back to
    throughout the whole flick which rules intensely. i'd rent it again just
    for that(and the incredibly beautiful imagery).

    i think i've heard of hell house poops, will check it out.

    mamerro, i found cane toads, but i haven't rented it yet.
    i lose at life.
    if i recall, it was pretty short, thus the cost/length ratio
    negated rental that particular evening. soon.
  7. gfreshsushi

    gfreshsushi Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 21, 2003 Messages: 2,244 Likes Received: 1
    yeah, saw the previews for capturing the friedmans. need to rent it. i'm not into sitting in a movie theater with a bunch of strangers and watching awkward shit like that. i'll do it at home where i can stop the movie and wipe off the heebie-jeebies if need be.
  8. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    unwitty, i was just reading about that..
    have you seen it?:confused:
    apparently dude was super depressed after
    a week and vomitting like a pro.
  9. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    havent seen it. unlike most of youse guys, i live in a very not so bustling metropolis, no video store carries alot of this shit. so i make due by reading about them and pretending to be in the know.
  10. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623

    ...quality movie.
    a bit depressing..

    about as far from hollywood as one could go..

    i still wanna see friedmans..

    it was 'out' when i went to rent it.
    tearz owes me a copy too.
    ya heard?!
  11. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623
    i dug it.

    i don't know if you know the premise of the movie or not...

    a woman, resident of canada but born in afghanistan
    returns there to try to save her sister
    (who has decided to commit suicide at the last eclipse of the 20th century)
    it was clearly made before 9/11
    and it is an incredible picture of what life in that place is like..

    it made my heart sink.

    and of course, as a western woman, learning more about the conditions under a burga was fascinating, but deeply troubling

    and it's an Iranian movie.
    not western at all.
  12. imported_dowmagik

    imported_dowmagik Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2001 Messages: 1,904 Likes Received: 1
    i saw it in the theatres a few months ago. i cant say i enjoyed watching it. sure, the movie was well done, but i left feeling disgusted. how anyone can do such horrible things to children baffles me.
  13. imported_dowmagik

    imported_dowmagik Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2001 Messages: 1,904 Likes Received: 1
    Have you seen Devil's Playground? If not, scope it out. It's about Amish teens and their struggle to choose between the "english" life and the amish life. Features an AMISH CRYSTAL METH DEALER.