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OldWest

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Re: Any notorious flops worth a second look?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2007, 10:30:33 AM »
I laughed quite a bit at 1941.  I was previously unaware that it was considered a flop.

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Re: Any notorious flops worth a second look?
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2007, 10:36:24 AM »
I'm definitely a fan of Joe Versus the Volcano. I own it on DVD - it's quite funny.

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Re: Any notorious flops worth a second look?
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2007, 11:40:10 AM »
ohhh.  i'm ashamed to admit it, but i've seen Freddy Got Fingered.



it was awful.

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Re: Any notorious flops worth a second look?
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2007, 12:05:52 PM »
Yeah, what is Joe Versus the Volcano doing on this list?  I didn't think it was "notorious" for anything.  Perhaps it was a "flop" in the sense that it didn't do that well at the box office, but still it's great.  Is the number of people who like it small enough to make it a "cult film"?

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Re: Any notorious flops worth a second look?
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2007, 01:34:42 PM »
ohhh.  i'm ashamed to admit it, but i've seen Freddy Got Fingered.



it was awful.

Me too.  I hang my head in shame. 
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Re: Any notorious flops worth a second look?
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2007, 02:22:33 PM »
ohhh.  i'm ashamed to admit it, but i've seen Freddy Got Fingered.



it was awful.

Me too.  I hang my head in shame. 

 :'( I thought I was the only one...

Also, Return to Oz is fantastic.

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Re: Any notorious flops worth a second look?
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2007, 02:36:12 PM »
I, too, love Joe Versus The Volcano.

And New York, New York is one of Scorsese's best films.

And have I mentioned how awesome Cabin Boy is?
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Re: Any notorious flops worth a second look?
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2007, 03:08:19 PM »
I will admit that I really like Cabin Boy.

Here's what the Onion has to say about Freddy Got Fingered:

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Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

What it tries to do: MTV's The Tom Green Show briefly thrived on outrageous provocation, but Green's debut feature pushes that aesthetic to radical new extremes of anti-comedy. There's something mesmerizingly self-destructive about the whole enterprise, as if Green wants infamy more than laughs, and the result surely ranks among the more curious films ever green-lighted by a major studio.

Why it failed: It takes so long to make a movie—even a cheap comedy like this—that trends that were popular during pre-production tend to be yesterday's news by the time a film comes out. Green's 15 minutes had already elapsed when his film hit theaters, but it would have been a career-killer even if they hadn't. Green's TV pranks were an edgy precursor to tamer MTV fare like Punk'd, but Freddy Got Fingered was like one gigantic prank, a stink-bomb placed under the seats of unsuspecting viewers.

Why it's worth seeing: Freddy Got Fingered may not pass as entertainment, exactly, but it contains scenes that are so singularly offensive, they must be seen to be believed: Green swinging a newborn baby around by its umbilical cord, covering the mother and the hospital walls in blood; Green satisfying his disabled girlfriend's fetish by rapping her legs with bamboo reeds; and a triumphant finale where Green and his father (Rip Torn) are showered in elephant ejaculate.
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Re: Any notorious flops worth a second look?
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2007, 04:02:34 PM »
I'm checking the box marked "Love" for Joe vs. The Volcano.  It is one of my favorite Tom Hanks movies (even though I know it's not his best)

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Re: Any notorious flops worth a second look?
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2007, 05:20:29 PM »
One from the Heart is the one flop I'm most interested to see.  Notably because it's Coppola. 

It's a decent movie, not terrific. The best thing about it is Fredric Forrest, seriously one of the most underrated actors of all time. Two much better films (and both outrageously overlooked) made around that time by Zoetrope is Hammet and The Escape Artist. Coppola didn't officially direct either, but he had a huge role in making both of them (he re-shot something like 70% of Wim Wender's footage for Hammet). I would argue that Fredric Forrest should enter the pantheon of great film noir tough guys for his fantastic portrayal of Dashiell Hammett.
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