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  1. brian a

    brian a Second Unit

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    I'm suprised that there has been as little comment on Hedwig and the Angry Inch as there has. A friend of mine at work suggested it during its theatrical run, but I didn't get a chance to see it until this week when it hit video.

    I thought it was fantastic. So much so, in fact, that I went out and bought the soundtrack today and have been listening to it in my truck all day.

    Is it that most folks haven't taken the time to watch it yet, or am I in the minority for finding this to be a very entertaining film? Sort of a Rocky Horror meets Europa Europa.

    brianca...
     
  2. Tom Ryan

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    Can't say I'm into the whole transsexual thing, shrug. The movie's highly acclaimed, though.

    -Tom
     
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    Hedwig was one of my favorite films of the year. This is definitely a film that should be considered for awards, especially for John Cameron Mitchell's performance and the great soundtrack.
     
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    I'd have to say that you've missed out on a lot of great films if you won't watch anything that has anything to do with gender-bending.

    I don't think you have to be "into" the whole transsexual thing to enjoy this film, and it seems sort of close minded to imply otherwise.

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  5. Michael Reuben

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    Maybe that explains why I can't get excited about the Star Wars films. I'm just not "into" Jedi. [​IMG]
    M.
     
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    It's funny because I thought we HAD been talking about this film quite a bit.
    Heck, Chimel has a Hedwig screen cap in his sig file now. [​IMG]
    One of my top 10 films of the year, and I consider ENTERTAINMENT value as a key factor in chosing, not just artistic value. Hedwig is a hellava lot of fun and some great music.
    I'm ready for Hedwig album #2. [​IMG]
     
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    I saw some talk about it in scattered threads, but only a single thread dedicated to it with only a few replies. I just wasn't sure if folks hadn't seen it or just didn't like it enought to talk about it.

    brianca.
     
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    "I was left with a one inch mound of flesh
    where my penis used to be
    where my vagina never was.
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    I wanted to put that in my sig, but people would most likely think I'm fruity. [​IMG]
    Hedwig is in my top ten films of the year (it's at #3 so far, placed behind Memento and A.I.). The film is very entertaining and the soundtrack is great. Also, John Cameron Mitchell is amazing in his preformance of Hedwig. I'd recommend everybody to see it, even if you're not into the whole "transsexual" thing. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the mockery, but I find the transsexual community to just be disgusting. I'm sure it would probably be a good film, but I'd be cringing the whole way through.

    -Tom
     
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    And my point was, that if things are patently offensive to you, you tend to avoid them. Example: my mother hates violence, therefore she doesn't like to watch violent films. I am not the same way, I love action films. I can't say that I wouldn't enjoy it or that I wouldn't appreciate it as a good film, but it wouldn't be comfortable for me watching that any more than I would be watching Queer As Folk.

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    i dont condone a homosexual lifestyle or cross-dressing, but when it comes to movies...they are art and reflect what is goin on around us...i loved this movie and

    keep an open mind when it comes to movies
     
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    Chmiel, Chmizal
    Hossenpepper incorporated... [​IMG][​IMG] (or whatever it was)
    Sorry about that Matt. I didn't think it looked right. Should've done a search.
     
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