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The Dancer Upstairs

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by chicken bone, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. chicken bone

    chicken bone Guest


    In light of Tesser and Browner's talk of this film I caught it as soon as it was available. I've always enjoyed John Malkovich's acting as well as Javier Bardem's. Glad to see Malkovich stepping it up and providing something absolutely intense and involving.

    Awesome story, awesome premise.. Some beautiful shots. Great acting coming from all the cast.

    *There is also really nice use of music and dance and sound in this film..

    Shot on location in Spain, Ecuador, & Portugal.

    I base my props on the fact that the movie had me by the balls the entire time... Even got me a bit paranoid and freaked out. Totally transports you into this crazy world.

    *For those of you who don't know, the film is set in Latin America during one of the weirdest and craziest secret revolutions. Hundreds of dogs hung dead on lamposts with messages pioneering the coming of "La Presidente Ezekiel!"
    Color coded fireworks exploding in the sky as a form of secret code..
    Little kids with bombs attached to their backs running into buildings and blowing up.. .Dogs with dynomite attached to their tails and running through the city, etc..etc...... And all in the middle is Bardem, who plays a sort of detective guy set out to track down 'Presidente Ezekiel'.
  2. chicken bone

    chicken bone Guest

    By the way, the film is based on a novel by Nicholas Shakespeare. The screenplay was adapted by him as well.. Turns out all the events were based on historical events in Peru during the 1980's.
  3. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    It's on my 'must-see-list'.

    so how's the film nerd thing going :chicken: boner?
  4. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    ive been planning to watch it. just been too busy.
  5. suburbian bum

    suburbian bum 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jan 30, 2001 Messages: 14,673 Likes Received: 3
    sorry this is kinda off topic, but is ezekiel cothing company named after this?
  6. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    off topic reply... I doubt it.

    It's a biblical name so I'm sure people have heard of it
    without knowing anything about the Peruvian deal-lio.
  7. chicken bone

    chicken bone Guest

    Goin goood.. Really really busy though. I like to pretend i'm a sponge and I can soak up the multitudes of information being shot at me 9-10 hours a day but I catch myself slipping every once in a while. Shit is intense to say the least.

    I gotta shoot you an email sometime, today I attended a short seminar at the film fest goin on here. Checkin a couple movies too. The whole 'DV revolution' seems to be the biggest rave and gossip at the moment.

    Every fifth word seems to start or end with 'digital intermediary' and the like, or any other catch phrase that involves DV to 35mm transfers..

    We should all start a co-op between me you and brownski. We'll conjugate in Alberta and the Yukon and make documentaries on fly fishing, bestiality, and Canadian priests.
  8. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 4,703 Likes Received: 0
    Just give me a call. I got the hookups for that shit 'round these parts.
  9. space base

    space base Senior Member

    Joined: May 4, 2003 Messages: 1,765 Likes Received: 0
    I saw it at the videostore today, but I didn't rent it. Maybe I will next time.
  10. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    yo yo yo...
    caught it tonight~quite tight.
    bardem is the man. although he fuckin'
    destroys in before night falls, he was
    pretty good in this too..and i saw his pee pee.
    it just finished about 15 ago, so i'm still soaking
    it up. i had a bit of a time understanding some
    of the dialogue though..
    overall truth be told though, 'stevie' has still got me
    on lock.
  11. Word chickenbone...glad you digged it...What i loved about the film is the awesome atmosphere it has...shot in a great way..another thing is the anorthodox way this revolution operates...its really sucks you in. Its not the kind of movie that you'll be thinking about all the time..but it sure gives you a dope 2 hours and enough moments to ponder upon.

    Brownman....i really dont feel like suggetsing films to you:tongue::dazed: haha
  12. crave

    crave Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 20, 2002 Messages: 6,728 Likes Received: 10
    my interest has been pulled. i'm gonna have to check this one out.
  13. Intangible

    Intangible 12oz Legend

    Joined: Jul 9, 2001 Messages: 17,479 Likes Received: 7
    at my friends house we think the people constanyl smoek crack and dance around...because they are constantly doing shit at all hours of the night...
  14. Just finished watching it... A+ all over the place. Great fucking film.

    I thought Yolanda was sooo fucking hot for some reason...
  15. rental

    rental Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 1, 2001 Messages: 7,641 Likes Received: 2
    ive been wanting to watch this since i saw nowhere in afica. (that was an awesome movie. it was in english swahili and german. )
    girls are poor these days.