Jul 16, 2012
Any film where Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Abe Lincoln, Madonna, and Shirley Temple all hang out is pretty cool in my book.
Plus: Werner Herzog and nuns on bmx's as a bonus.
Werner Herzog involved with anything is always an added bonus. It's usually a weird bonus, but it always amps a film to 11.
Indeed. His performance in Korine's Julien Donkey Boy was probably my favorite thing about that movie.
I never heard of Julien Donkey Boy. Is it worth a watch?
Hmmm, depends on if you are a Korine fan. I can definitely see people getting impatient with it and seeing it as frustrating or pretentious, but like all of Korine's other films I found there to be enough new and incredible images to get me through it. I actually quite like it. It is one of the few American Dogme films, made using the guidelines and rules of the Dogme Manifesto. So above all it's interesting; and I did find it funny. Perhaps see if you enjoy this scene from the film and if so give it a watch.
I don't think I can call myself a Korine fan just yet since Mister Lonely is the only film I've seen from Korine, but I loved seeing Herzog in that one scene so I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the heads up : )
No problem! One thing is for sure, Julien Donkey Boy is completely different to Mister Lonely. Mister Lonely is by far the most 'conventional' of his films and looks the nicest. I'm interested to see what you think. It would be cool if you could 'tag' certain users in your reviews so when you write a review for Julien Donkey Boy I will somehow be notified. Hmmm, perhaps something for Letterboxd to look into.
Alright and if I don't do that, I might just reply back here or something.
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