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Comment Archives: stories: Arts and Culture: Country Life

Re: “Porter Flea Preview at Track One This Weekend

Yes! Come to the preview party! In regards to Saturday's event (which is over at 5pm so does not conflict with the Art Events in the neighborhood) - I'd like to say that I think "outrageously overcrowded" is an overreaching statement. I've been to countless craft shows where you can't even move, but Porter Flea has really been good at adjusting the size of the aisles and limiting the amount of people who can come in to the show at any one time so you can shop comfortably. I even waited in the crazy long line at Porter Flea Holiday 2012 thinking it would take at least an hour, but I was in the doors in about 15 minutes and once inside, I felt like the crowd was the perfect size - not too crowded but pleasantly full. So don't be scared to come Saturday is all I'm saying. :)

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Posted by Freshie Beth Lawrence on 06/04/2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Why Maleficent Is the Most Interesting Movie in Multiplexes at the Moment

SPOILER
"I'll let someone else speak to "without sex having anything to do with it.""

I guess if someone told me I could be queen if I killed you, so I drugged you with the intent to kill you, but chickened out so just cut off your arms as 'proof' that I did instead, that would be all about SEX!

*smh*

Posted by Melissa on 06/03/2014 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Why Maleficent Is the Most Interesting Movie in Multiplexes at the Moment

SPOILER

"There's no way he could have accomplished what he had set out to accomplish without going about it the way he did, she would have kicked his ass! … He needed the wings to get what he wanted. She had to be angry, hurt, betrayed, have a damn good reason to hate him … It was a betrayal and an assault … "

Wow, no rape subtext there.

I'll let someone else speak to "without sex having anything to do with it."

Posted by mr. pink on 06/03/2014 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Why Maleficent Is the Most Interesting Movie in Multiplexes at the Moment

The method was comparable, **SPOILER** but taking something from her was not the original intent. There's no way he could have accomplished what he had set out to accomplish without going about it the way he did, she would have kicked his ass! The wings had to go, Maleficent is a fairy and didn't have wings (in Sleeping Beauty). He needed the wings to get what he wanted. She had to be angry, hurt, betrayed, have a damn good reason to hate the him enough to curse his baby. Brilliant story-line, in my opinion. All the questions answered, it all makes perfect sense. Sure you could compare it to a sexual assault, I guess, or you could just read way too far into it and make everything about sex. It was a betrayal and an assault, and well enough reason for her to want her revenge without sex having anything to do with it.

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Posted by Melissa on 06/03/2014 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Why Maleficent Is the Most Interesting Movie in Multiplexes at the Moment

I haven't seen it, but — SPOILER — two different people described the movie to me in those terms, involving the method her wings are taken from her and the way the scene is played (which struck them as something very close to date rape).

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Posted by mr. pink on 06/03/2014 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Why Maleficent Is the Most Interesting Movie in Multiplexes at the Moment

Rape- revenge? I don't recall anything that could fit that? Unless I'm not understanding your usage of the term

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Posted by Karen Leigh Burton on 06/03/2014 at 12:04 AM

Re: “Why Maleficent Is the Most Interesting Movie in Multiplexes at the Moment

Is the rape-revenge subtext as strong as I keep hearing?

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Posted by mr. pink on 06/02/2014 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Zardoz, the Ultimate in WTF Sci-Fi, Saturday at Logue's

Boorman had proved himself as way more than a competent craftsman before EXORCIST II — POINT BLANK is one of my favorite movies of the 60s, and there's DELIVERANCE — and as nuts as it is, I'd rather watch it again than the Friedkin original. (I'm not a fan.)

Posted by mr. pink on 06/01/2014 at 11:42 PM

Re: “Zardoz, the Ultimate in WTF Sci-Fi, Saturday at Logue's

I think ZARDOZ was Boorman's attempt to out-Kubrick Kubrick. "You thought '2001' was deep and profound (and inscrutable)? Get a load of this!"

Yes, EXORCIST II was just as baffling. When it was over, I had no idea what I had just seen. Hard to believe Boorman later became the competent craftsman of THE TAILOR OF PANAMA.

Posted by Mark on 05/31/2014 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Zardoz, the Ultimate in WTF Sci-Fi, Saturday at Logue's

Alas, no. I have to work when it's being shown.

Posted by Mark on 05/30/2014 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Just Announced: The Entire Belcourt Summer Schedule — And It's Amazing

Speaking of THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR, RIP author Sam Greenlee:

http://nyti.ms/1gKoMzE

Posted by mr. pink on 05/30/2014 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Zardoz, the Ultimate in WTF Sci-Fi, Saturday at Logue's

INFRA-MAN is goofball crazy, and a lot of fun. ZARDOZ is "I'm going to make the most profound allegorical statement ever on the construction of myth, gender politics and the ravages of time" crazy, and hence in a whole other realm of batshit insanity. Just try to imagine what's going on in Sean Connery's head at any given moment.

Are you going to KING KONG VS. GODZILLA this weekend at Belcourt?

Posted by mr. pink on 05/30/2014 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Zardoz, the Ultimate in WTF Sci-Fi, Saturday at Logue's

"Zardoz, the Ultimate in WTF Sci-Fi"

Don't say that until you've seen INFRA-MAN!

I'm surprised that hasn't turned up on a local screen, given how campy some of the revivals have become. An INFRA-MAN/GODZILLA VS. MEGALON double feature (which I actually saw at a drive-in) would be the perfect laugh riot.

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Posted by Mark on 05/30/2014 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Zardoz, the Ultimate in WTF Sci-Fi, Saturday at Logue's

Also, I see in CFU's June calendar that Nashville is getting its first screening of A SERBIAN FILM. The CVB'll want to get the word out.

Posted by mr. pink on 05/30/2014 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Zardoz, the Ultimate in WTF Sci-Fi, Saturday at Logue's

This is like the LISZTOMANIA of science fiction. It may not even be the craziest movie Boorman made that decade — ever seen EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC? — but holy cow, you can't fault it for lack of originality or timidity of vision. And like his DELIVERANCE, EXCALIBUR and THE EMERALD FOREST, it has an almost primal sense of wilderness, of the world before (and beyond) civilization.

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Posted by mr. pink on 05/30/2014 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Belcourt Midnight Marvel Deadly Prey Will Beat You to Death With Your Own Arm

This must be an homage to the Ormonds' THE EXOTIC ONES (aka THE MONSTER AND THE STRIPPER), where the missing link played by hulking rockabilly star Sleepy LaBeef bludgeons former Music Row A&R man Cecil Scaife with his own arm.

Posted by mr. pink on 05/30/2014 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Pagan Unity Festival Brings 'Devil-Worship' Into the Light

The devil belongs to Christians would have been a better title....I enjoyed the article and will try to attend the festival next year!

Posted by Tammy Renee Dutton-Atkins on 05/28/2014 at 1:28 AM

Re: “MTV Casting Call Seeks 'Kids of Nashville'

the punk necks are a weird love story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M19Og7DbxvM

Posted by Jason Punkneck on 05/27/2014 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Opening Tonight: Peter Brook's The Suit at OZ

On Twitter, jeff obafemi carr called this "one of the finest pieces of theater I've ever seen in Nashville." It still boggles my mind I'm going to get to see a Peter Brook production without flying to the coasts, or Europe.

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Posted by mr. pink on 05/23/2014 at 9:10 AM

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