Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Movie Club #9: Fucking Åmål and Heavenly Creatures

0:00 - 1:45 -- Intro/Roll Call
1:45 - 42:00 -- Fucking Åmål
42:00 - 1:15:45 -- Heavenly Creatures
1:15:45 - 1:19:03 -- Next Month/Outro




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Fucking Åmål (1998)
Directed by: Lukas Moodysson
Starring:Alexandra Dahlström , Rebecka Liljeberg, Erica Carlson, Mathias Rust


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Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring:Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent, Clive Merrison , Simon O'Connor


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8 comments:

Drew said...

If Fucking Amal is more realistic the the documentary american teen then wouldn't that actually make fucking amal unrealistic? And why the hell dosen't jay just watch the movies for christ sakes!!!!!

Kurt Halfyard said...

Make no mistake, Fucking Amal is a still a movie, not aiming for documentary or full verite real-ness. However, it captures the teen experience (whatever that means) better than most films. The situations and overall vibe of the film aren't exaggerated at all, that is one of the great things about the film. But it's got a lot of emotion, joy, confusion, and otherwise 'feeling' which is what cinema does best.

b.s. garp said...

Good pairing of these two movies. I've always liked both of them (I taped "Fucking Amal" years ago off cable, where it was called "Show Me Love") and they both are very strong in portraying the relationships between the girls. Funny that "Fucking Amal" is the sweeter movie, while "Heavenly Creatures" is the murderous one. "Heavenly Creatures" — even when it first came out on video — always struck me as reminiscent of Hitchcock, without being a ripoff of his work in any way.

Drew said...

I know you guys miss a month every once and a while but it's been a long time

Rowboat said...

just came across your blog and am so happy to find some reviews! i just watched Fucking Amal last night, and actually watched it on netflix under the Show Me Love title. Just wanted to let you know it's there. I thought it was surprisingly funny and entertaining.

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Joel Burman said...

Great discussion as usual guys! I definitively need to re watch Fucking Åmål again. Its truly a great film.