All the Dirt on 'A Dirty Shame'
John Waters and the cast and crew of "A Dirty Shame" discuss sex addiction, sexual terms and all things relating to filth and perversions in Dreamland.
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Randy C (jp) wrote: Finally a movie where you have to think to "get it", great job very cool!
Michael M (mx) wrote: Horrible mish- mosh of uncoordinated styles of retro low budget films that never mattered. This bizarre director had the notion to contrive a flamboyant out of the closet teenage alien and place him on Earth with his degenerate cohorts to prance around and cause a ruckus. That's exactly what I got out of it !! I suggest possible employment in a dvd warehouse, a distillery or on an assembly line. Any blue collar work is more suited proper than behind a film camera.I only hope he can pay off his wive$ credit cards for the terrible error in judgement that has been made here!
Navaura C (kr) wrote: This movie was a good script, but I think what made it bad was the fact that it wasn't a higher budget film. I liked it. I thought it was going to be worse than it was, but it wasn't. It was pretty decent.
bill b (ca) wrote: lacks a lot of good things but still u can watch it. reminds me a bad TRUMAN SHOW film
Matthew P (au) wrote: After Cruel Intentions was released and made a lot of money, it was decided that the movie be translated into a television show. I'm not sure why once you consider just what you can and can't show on network television, but considering how much of a tease the first film was, I suppose I can see how the idea might work. Well, at least three episodes were shot, and were scheduled to air. Then it got canceled. With the money already spent, writer/director Roger Kumble (who was also behind the first Cruel Intentions) decided to rework the footage into a feature length film destined for home video. Instead of a reworking of the story from the first film, it was reworked into a prequel. Cruel Intentions 2, then shows us how Kathryn and Sebastian became the masters of manipulation that we watched in the previous iteration. Or, that's what you might expect. While that's the end result, that part of the story only really happens in the last five minutes of the production. Up until that point, Cruel Intentions 2 doesn't appear as if it will set-up the plot of the first film at all. Then there's a quick twist that makes no sense, a character becomes the one we saw earlier on, and it kind of works as a prequel. No, it doesn't make a lot of sense, but given the circumstances and the constraints that are at play here, you can understand why it doesn't all work. The film begins with Sebastian (Robin Dunne takes over from Ryan Phillipe in the role) being kicked out of his school and sent to New York. As payback on the school principal, Sebastian takes a provocative photo of the man's wife and put it into the school yearbook, which opens our film to pretty much the same tone as the first Cruel Intentions. Good to see that a lot has changed, although considering that this was originally meant to just be a reimagining of the story and not a prequel, it makes sense for the openings to be similar. The rest of the film will follow suit in this regard, unfortunately. In New York, he is finally reunited with his father (David McIlwraith), whom he hasn't seen in years. Daddy is now in his fourth marriage (his wife is played by Mimi Rogers), which has brought a step-child into the picture named Kathryn (Amy Adams replaces Sarah Michelle Gellar). She plays the piano, is head of several clubs, is an A+ student, and so on. Sebastian is equally as smart, but doesn't apply himself. The rivalry begins as soon as they lay eyes on each other. The next day is the next day of school, and once again, the pair is in high school. I'm still surprised that these people, all of whom look to be in their mid-twenties, are supposed to be under the age of 18 -- and by quite a bit, considering this film takes place a couple of years before Cruel Intentions -- but there you go. Most of the film deals with the relationships at the school, paralleling what happened in the first film. Remember, it wasn't originally supposed to be a prequel, but a retelling of the same story. The only real differences are that there's no bet that takes place between these two characters, and the two leads are feuding more often than not. Otherwise, it's pretty much the same movie. Kathryn takes a naive young girl (Keri Lynn Pratt) under her wing, hoping to turn her into more experienced, sexually, than is desired, while Sebastian takes aim at the Headmaster's daughter, Danielle (Sarah Thompson), who is not in the least bit interested in him -- initially, that is. If you've seen Cruel Intentions, you've seen most of this movie already. Oh, and Sebastian is also a much nicer person in this film than he starts off in Cruel Intentions. His love story actually isn't particularly manipulative, and compared to Kathryn, he's like a saint. He doesn't even talk down to the servants that their parents hire! Of course, this all has to change for this film to connect to the earlier one, so the last five minutes makes sure that this is how he ends up. It feels really tacked on and does the film a disservice, but it's an unfortunate necessity given the situation. For a TV series that was converted to a movie, this isn't a bad effort. It's completely unnecessary given that it's incredibly similar to the movie that inspired it, but it's not terrible. It has lower production values and worse actors, but there were a couple of parts I liked better (Kathryn's story actually gets closure), and it's consistently watchable. Knowing the production history gives you a different perspective as well, and is almost a must in order to appreciate the film at all. Cruel Intentions 2 is, surprisingly, not a terrible film. It's completely unnecessary and is ultimately worse than its predecessor due to its repetition, lower production values and worse acting, and it doesn't work as a prequel all that well, but considering the production history and the fact that it's actually kind of enjoyable, it's hard to be particularly mad about it. You're better off watching the first Cruel Intentions over this one, but if you're dying for more of these characters, you have it here.
Timothy M (nl) wrote: Holy crap. I'd never even heard of this before, but it's exceptional. One of John Huston's finest films, without a doubt. Even at this later stage of his career, his direction has a lot of... virility to it, even though it very much feels like a product of the best kind of 70s filmmaking. Under Huston's experienced hand, Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, and Susan Tyrell all do great work, and Connie Hall's cinematography is unrivaled as usual. It's a boxing film, but with a hint of that Last Picture Show-style hopelessness and grit. It sorta reminded me of that film, and Five Easy Pieces, but also some kitchen-sink films as well. And it's one of those ones that I think I enjoyed the more I think about it, which is always a nice bonus.
Brett C (gb) wrote: Review In A Nutshell:City Lights was an endearing film, telling the romance of the lowly tramp and a blind woman with pure heart and sweetness. Behind that romance was comedic elements that is present to create a sense of balance; allowing it to not only appeal the minds of women but also men. The Gold Rush seems to feature the same ingredients that make up City Lights but the execution and direction from Chaplin is much greater.When I dive into a silent film, it always makes me nervous as I never know whether or not I would be able to appreciate the styles used at the time and whether the story would even engage me. So far, I have been fortunate to view silent films that have engaged me and have grown my faith for this era of cinema; even the short Roscoe Arbuckle films. I had two options in seeing Chaplin's The Gold Rush, either in its re-edited 1942 version that features sound or the original 1925 silent film. I was unsure which of the two was considered to be the better release as I am quite ignorant of Chaplin's works and history, but I ultimately just decided to go with the earliest release.The Gold Rush is a much funnier film in comparison to City Lights, featuring sequences that are much more memorable and playful relationships between characters. The first section of this film deals with the idea of survival, requiring the fundamental needs but is forced inside of a cabin due to the raging snowy winds; the Lone Prospector tightly trapped with two other figures (Big Jim McKay and Black Larsen). As the feeling of hunger start to build, ideas like cannibalism and murder start to take over their minds; though dark, Chaplin keeps the tone playful, using slapstick and exaggerated comedy. This aspect of the film was by far the most memorable for me.The film then slightly shifts into the areas of romance and loneliness, digging deep into the character and drawing out sympathy from the audience. I thought this part was executed well, I felt a real sadness in the eyes of the Lone Prospector and the way he sets up Georgia and establish their relationship was done with smoothness and tenderness. However, when this relationship starts to build and we see shadings of Georgia's character that we haven't seen before, she starts to become unlikeable, and what is more frustrating is that as an audience, we are forced to be pleased with its cheerful ending. I personally felt she was not redeemed by the film's end and it did personally restrain me from giving this full praise. Though it is difficult to keep my eyes away from Georgia Hale's gorgeous looks.The bets quality of The Gold Rush is the music. I cannot say who composed the music for the 1925 version DVD release, but whoever it is, I bow down to your feet; it was such a treat to the ears and the emotions that the film tries to capture becomes amplified through the music and if I watched it at the right moment, I probably would have been broken in tears.So far, Chaplin has yet to disappoint and The Gold Rush is one of the director/writer/actor's finest films.