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My Own Private Idaho.
lady_majestik2010-02-04 05:30


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Anyone on the board seen the movie?

I was choked last night when I checked the listings on my t.v. and found a new station called "OutTV", it's being billed as a gay and Lesbian station, they played this movie three times on it last night but unfortunately I don't have a subscription to it. I've tried everywhere to find this movie and I really don't feel like paying 45 dollars off of Amazon.ca for it but I just might have too.

Anakin McFly
2010-02-04 11:58

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Yeah, but I found it extremely slow moving. Though it got quite a lot of critical praise and has been cited amongst Keanu's best performances, so I guess it's worth checking out.
AngelWitch
2010-02-04 18:29


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Ack! There is no pm on these boards

ladymagestik, if you don't mind my asking what country are you in?

LucaM
2010-02-04 18:30


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I think it was supposed to be slow moving... and the freeze-frames were something I'd never seen before, not used like that.

At first I was intrigued by its strangeness ; it's not the usual Hwood movie. Then, after seeing other Gus Van Sant movies of the same period ( Mala Noche, Drugstore Cowboy) , I understood it better.

Definitely worth seeing. ;)

lady_majestik2010-02-05 04:42


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AngelWitch, I'm in British Columbia, Canada.
ARYA
2010-02-05 10:04


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Anakin,
Can we post youtubes here?
Anakin McFly
2010-02-05 11:52

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You can post links to Youtube videos, but embedding doesn't work.
Br0nz182010-02-05 13:29


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When I first watched it I sensed the link to Shakespear (tho' I didn't at the thime know there was!!). Not a movie to out on for a rainy arvo flick but well worth watching. Not sure that I really like Scott (maybe he is more like his father than he wanted to be - self-serving).
AngelWitch
2010-02-05 17:14


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lady majestik if you have a dvd player that can play dvd's from any region you can get an australian region 4 dvd of MOPI for under $20 including shipping I will include a link for you just in case

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/800251

I am not sure what difference, if any, there is between this version and the amazon version but the australian on is a lot less expensive and like amazon they accept paypal

lindawn
2010-02-06 11:17


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MOPI is one of my favorites. I love the camera style with the freeze frames. I found that unique and fascinating.

I have an old VHS copy of it and I hate the description on the back of the box. It says MOPI is about "two young hustlers who discover friendship and adventure on the twisting turning road of life." Makes it sound like such a fun happy-go-lucky movie which couldn't be further from the truth. To me MOPI is one of the saddest, most depressing, heartbreaking movies I've ever seen. I wonder if the person that wrote that description ever even watched the movie.

I also have a DVD version that came with a book with a collection of interviews and behind the scenes stories about the movie. Also some extras like some great deleted Keanu scenes. He should never be on the cutting room floor:(

inkhuldra
2011-02-23 17:39


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Found this at CK just now, and it's worth mentioning here too:

There's 12 hours of never-before-used material from MOPI currently being shown as part of an exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills.

Read more:

http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/2011-02-26_james-franco-gus-van-sant/
http://www.movieline.com/2011/02/james-franco-gets-another-fing-job.php

I hope they'll make a DVD out of it! 8-)

gulbie
2011-02-23 22:28


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I would watch this movie , I like MOPI and I think this JF's work could be a interesting thing. exspecially the part of Keanu and River's Improvisation. Unluckily my curiosity and my residence don't walk togheter :D




I hope they'll make a DVD out of it! 8-)
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I read the movie lasts 12 hours. not a dvd a box of dvds...

gulbie
2011-03-17 00:42


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I hope this is the right topic to put this link.

I find a excerpt of j.franco's "endless Idaho" and I've extract a little part ( an excerpt of an excerpt).

so I think it could be interesting do a comparison between the edited scene in MOPI and the making of the same scene in EI.
the different ways of shooting and playing the same scene is interesting to see the different faces of the same character (Scott Favor) and see what was considered the best forthe film and for the description of Scott's character.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgEUhd0MfQ8

LucaM
2011-03-17 05:13


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gulbie - mille grazie for the link !

yes, it's interesting to see what the editor chose to use from the raw material filmed... and, as you say, which take was considered the best to define Scott.

at this point, I wish I could see the whole 12 hours of it...

also, from the series 'Scott, we barely knew you' posted by someone long ago at IMDb , another deleted scene :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL7s_6CHUm0&NR=1

gulbie
2011-03-17 07:51


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thanks Luca!

Scott is one of the best performances of keanu.

days ago I found two excerpts from EI and I lost them, tomorrow I'm going to find them again.

ARYA
2011-03-17 20:50


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That footage of Bob & Scott is on the criterion collection edition of MOPI in the US.
The clip gulbie posted was new to me. And there is seldom any keanu content new to me. This is what dreams are made of.
gulbie
2011-03-17 22:07


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as I promised yesterday, I find the links of the excerpts from Endless Idaho.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEwEiTsH3iE,

2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbgSl03yAfk,

there are more river's scenes than keanu's ones...

that's all I find in my reserch of Endless Idaho...I hope you like them.

p.s. if the links don't work or the videos are deleted, tell me and I'll upload them on my youtube channel for my K's Archive...:)

nafsunaek
2011-03-18 01:59


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Thanks!
ARYA
2011-03-18 09:00


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they worked for me. Thanks Gulbie. I can't believe i missed that so long. I do prefer your upload with the keanu content only. :)
gulbie
2011-03-18 22:37


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thanks...and last but not least my upload is not only with keanu content but also full of kisses... <3 LOL!

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