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graffiti meets brokeback mountain + shitty

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by boogie hands, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 16,059 Likes Received: 13
    i found this disaster at my local "indie" film store. and you guys were worried about "bomb the system".....


    these people are too stupid to realize what a good film is so they just go to festivals instead.....
    flip the goverment! oh man!

    "James Bolton ('Eban and Charley') is emerging as a filmmaker of considerable note. As writer, producer and director of THE GRAFFITI ARTIST he is introducing a new realm of American verismo that is beautiful to watch, touching in content, and a creatively conceived film from beginning to end.

    Portland, present time. Nick (a young Dutch actor Ruben Bansie-Snellman whose magnetism on the camera recalls the early James Dean) is a teenager who lives the solitary life, committed to his passion of tagging via graffiti art under the tag name 'Rapture'. He keeps journals of his drawings, photographs of his graffiti, and stays alive by shoplifting his tools of spray cans and his vegetarian diet foods. Always on the look out for police who arrest taggers, Nick is a man against the world. He is arrested for his art. Upon release Nick, by happenstance one day, meets a fellow tagger Jesse (Pepper Fajans) with whom he finally speaks (to this point there has been no dialogue from Nick) and follows around, sharing art and tagging. Jesse apparently has some money from his mother and is able to provide Nick with food and shelter. The two travel to Seattle to tag, create some truly beautiful (change beautiful to shitty) grafitti art, and slowly bond to the point that Jesse invites Nick into his bed. What follows is one of the more sensuous yet understated same-sex scenes on film(this guy is a fucking idiot...its a handjob).

    By morning Jesse already has conflicts with the evening's tryst: Nick appears serenely satisfied yet anxious about Jesse's response. They continue to tag, creating a new, partnered tag name 'Elusive' (gayer than the handjob). Jesse eventually distances himself from the guarded Nick and leaves to return to Portland. Nick tries to maintain his lifestyle but is now living in the streets and tagging in dangerous places (a fucking wall by the train tracks) that result in run-ins with the law. But primarily because he misses Jesse, the only other person with whom he has bonded, Nick returns to Portland, leaving tag messages signed 'Rapture' wherever he sees Jesse's signature 'Flip'. At last Nick finds Jesse, and learns that Jesse doesn't want to have anything to do with him. Alone again, Nick's return to his solitary life and the way he deals with his dream is the may the story ends.

    Though there is almost no dialogue in this film, Director Bolton capitalizes on the magnetism of his actors' body language and especially eye language and the result is simply stunning. Ruben Bansie-Snellman owns the screen and creates a character so heartrendingly simple in his complexity that he pulls us into his strange world of Nick every moment. The music score by Kid Loco and the cinematography by Sarah Levy enhance the dark mood of this piece. THE GRAFFITI ARTIST allows us to see this world as one cruel to those who don't 'fit' and makes a quiet, powerful statement about the lone individual in a landscape foreign in every way except in art. Highly recommended. Grady Harp, July 05"

    anyway. im still on the fence as to whether this is funny or just really, really bad.

    the upside is i also randomly came across a magic moments video which saved the day by being awesome and really, really well done.
  2. iliveinavagina

    iliveinavagina Junior Member

    Joined: Dec 4, 2005 Messages: 106 Likes Received: 0
    thats gay...lol literally
  3. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 2
    you watched a man touch another man's penis.
  4. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 14,171 Likes Received: 272
    i never watched this but alot of threads in the third rail mentioned its gayness, so i never even bothered.
  5. JesusMachine

    JesusMachine Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 3, 2002 Messages: 4,509 Likes Received: 207
    Hold up.....earsnots gay?
  6. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 5,263 Likes Received: 40
    Hoooooooooo-lyyyyyyyyyy shit.
    One night this shit was on one of the free movie channels, I'm about to go to bed and I'm flipping through shit and I see "The Graffiti Writer", so I start watching this shit and was just in amazement that they actually made this pile of horseshit.

    Actually, I started watching halfway through and theres shit of these dudes doing awful tags then next thing I know theyre lying in bed making out and I'm like "UHHHHHHHH. WHAT?".

    Perhaps, the only thing more awful than the post-mission makeout session was at the end when the one idiot gets out of jail after 3 months (who gets 3 months in jail for graffiti in Portland?) and does a "FREE ART" freight with his winged can character and walks off into the night while the credits roll.

    Gayest movie ever, in every respect.
  7. Frate_Raper

    Frate_Raper Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 20, 2000 Messages: 7,973 Likes Received: 168
    you fags act like you've never ended up in bed with your life long graffiti partner.....fags
  8. spoi1 system

    spoi1 system Member

    Joined: Oct 16, 2003 Messages: 284 Likes Received: 0
    naw ninja, no homo here.
  9. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    rental forced me to watch that shit the other day. quite possibly the worst film EVER! fuck, there wasn't even any dialogue till about 30 minutes in, then as soon as there was i just wanted them to shut up or commit suicide or something. truly awful.

  10. Lonesome Cowboy Bill

    Lonesome Cowboy Bill Member

    Joined: Jan 29, 2006 Messages: 363 Likes Received: 0
    well if it was in seattle, them we can be assured the shit was buffed the next day
  11. I.C.Shadow

    I.C.Shadow Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 9, 2004 Messages: 1,190 Likes Received: 1
    I love it when people write for like 2 months and think that they know everything about graffiti/graffiti culture. Yea man, lets make a movie explaining the beauty of graffiti when we know shit about it. To be honest I hate this "I do it for the art" "im expressing myself" horseshit. Graffiti is graffiti. It has lots of different meanings to different people, but this angle is pure cheese. Elusive (gayer than the handjob) haha.
  12. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
  13. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    Ruptured colon.
  14. Wreck1

    Wreck1 Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 18, 2005 Messages: 138 Likes Received: 0
    earsnot is gay and is HIV+

    SKOTREL Member

    Joined: Apr 28, 2000 Messages: 856 Likes Received: 0
    yo yeah i saw this shit one night on ifc or sundance it was one of the worst movies ever!!!!