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Desc:if it wasn't for these men....
Category:Classic Movies, Humor
Tags:Ed Wood, bill murray, mexico, mariachis
Submitted:fedex
Date:01/24/16
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Rodents of Unusual Size
I love this scene so much that I would act it out with a friend for the better part of a year after I saw it.
Binro the Heretic
I need to watch this again.

Actually, I need to buy it. I loaned my DVD to a coworker and they never returned it before they quit and moved to another state. Is it on Blu-Ray?

Anyway, I never made the connection before and I don't know why, but I wonder if Kurt Vonnegut Jr. named the character George "Bunny" Hoover in "Breakfast of Champions" after John "Bunny" Breckinridge?
infinite zest
I just need to see it again, period. I think the last time was around when it came out. All I really remember was one particular scene, but it's probably either on here or it would spoil it for those poesters who haven't seen it yet. But it's one of the funniest scenes in the world.

Binro the Heretic
The whole movie is full of the funniest scenes in the world.

It was as if, for one shining moment, Tim Burton remembered he could make things that don't suck.

Accidie
One shining moment.... 22 years ago dude. Unless you like Mars Attacks, which is 20 years old I might add, then this is the last good thing Burton made.

cognitivedissonance
The real Bunny Breckinridge was a self-supported millionaire. Unlike the rest of Wood's Ghouls, he knew EXACTLY what he was doing, completely adored the level of camp he was involved in producing, and loved every minute of it.

Binro the Heretic
You didn't like "Big Eyes"?

It flopped at the box office, I know, but I thought it was good.

infinite zest
Shit, Mars Attacks is really 20 years old? I remember seeing it in the theatre like it was yesterday. But I guess I turned 13 that year; I was one of those kids who actually followed the MPAA rules that nobody cared about for PG13 movies, so I saw a whole bunch of movies that year all by myself!

Looking back, Mars Attacks was a bit too goofy for the genre it was supposed to be paying homage to, but it was fun. As far as Burton goes, I also really liked Sleepy Hollow and Sweeny Todd, because they were very fun unexpectedly gory gore fests for a director who had sort of settled comfortably into PG13 movies that sell toys, but I don't think I've seen anything else from him.

fedex
Nig Fish was probably his tour de force

fedex
uhh...BIG Fish

Rodents of Unusual Size
Big Fish has my favorite ending of all time and I cry hysterically every time I watch it. It should have been nominated for Best Picture.

infinite zest
Oh yeah, I guess I have seen parts of Big Fish. For some reason I always thought that was Terry Gilliam though. It just has more of that vibe than a Burton one.. yeah.. I didn't even see the whole thing and the ending made me cry.

A couple of weeks ago I was over at my folks' house and my brother was watching a documentary called Death of Superman Lives, which was that Tim Burton Superman movie that never got made starring Nic Cage. I know a lot of people on here drink the Kevin Smith Haterade (myself included to an extent) but it's a fantastic documentary, AND you get to see what the interior of Burton's house looks like!

Binro the Heretic
I liked "Big Fish", too. I was only citing "Big Eyes" as the most recent Burton film that didn't suck. (2014)

"Big Fish" kind of struck me as Burton's attempt to ape the Coens' style, but I still enjoyed it.

infinite zest
Big eyes looks interesting! But according to wikipedia anyway it wasn't much of a flop, since it made nearly 30 million and was only made for 10, but I hadn't heard about it at all until now..

But I wonder if that's just a symptom of the cynical view of Hollywood that's kind of been newly instilled in our culture. Like some years ago, there was another Oscar year with no black actors nominated, after Denzel Washington and Halle Berry won theirs' respectively, and it just kind of blew over in a day or two; the ceremony went on as usual. Now there's Oscar boycotts, hashtags, everything so the logical conclusion? Fuck Hollywood and don't support their movies. Watch originals on Netflix or Amazon instead (like Beasts of no Nation, one of the best movies I've ever seen).

It's kind of a double-whammy: back when home video (and Home Box Office) were released, I'm sure major studios felt intimidated as much as the theatres themselves did, but it didn't affect them much, if at all, since the studios were still putting the movies out and there was a longer waiting period before VHS/Beta release. But now, most folks have bigger TVs with crisper quality, and a month's worth of Netflix costs less than a single ticket to the movies. So that, combined with the boycott, could eventually spell the end of going to the movies!

Rosebeekee
I liked Big Eyes because it didn't star the usual Burton actors. It's a good movie in it's own right, but holy crap was it refreshing to see actors he's never worked with before.

fedex
Hah IZ, my friend John made that Nic Cage / Tim Burton Superman movie! I'll tell him you liked it :-)
infinite zest
That's awesome! I looked it up and was like "wait a sec I think I know him too" but then realized that I just recognize the name from pretty much everything I watched in the last 20 or so years. :)

infinite zest
Incidentally, I wonder if he knows Adam, who was a writer on Spaceballs The Animated Series among others.. anyway he's awesome too :)

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