...either that or seriously expand my music holdings.
(oh, and if you haven't seen it, do not, for the love of all that is sacred, watch the trailer. The trailer is terrible. If I'd seen that trailer first, I prob'ly would never have seen the movie.)
one of my favorite movies of all time.
great characters, great scenes, great cast
ok, that clinches it, your teamed now.
...never heard of this. preview?
it's Barry Levinson's (RAIN MAN, TIN MEN) first movie. (i think it was his first?) back when he had talent and wasn't being all hacky.
AVALON is also highly recommended; vastly different from DINER (even though it deals with Baltimore in an equally-nostalgic fashion; the third in the "trilogy", LIBERTY HEIGHTS, isn't bad either)
a bunch of guys talk about nothing in particular, for the entire movie. One guy's gonna get married, and another guy is a compulsive gambler, so there's stuff connected with that, but I certainly wouldn't be able to describe the plot. it's a comedy, but not in a 'Laugh! or I'll beat you over the head!' sort of way many comedies tend to be. Much of this talk happens in a diner in Baltimore. Set in 1959, but not in a cutesy or especially nostalgic way, except I guess for the music, and maybe the cars. the cast is great -- some famous folks back before they became so, most notably kevin bacon.
and: the Guter!!
well, you say nostalgic... maybe it is. I don't know. but not cutesy nostalgic, is my point. a lot of films set in the '50s tend to be.
oh, and yes it was Levinson's first movie. I've only seen Diner, Wag the Dog, and Rain Man, so, I think I've missed out on hacky stuff. I love Wag the Dog much to much. Another movie not to watch any of the trailers for though.
by hacky i mean stuff like MAN OF THE YEAR (ugh) and SPHERE ( which was a prime example of a director stepping outside their wheelhouse and doing something in a genre they should never attempt).
AVALON is a little more sacchrine-ish, in terms of its nostalgia, when compared to DINER, but still a good film.
LIBERTY HEIGHTS is also kind of treacly, but i still enjoyed it a lot - the cast is great, including Ben Foster (who's pretty much always great).
DINER remains his crowning achievement, though.
it was the 2nd script i ever bought, to try and learn how to write them.
huh. what was the first?
though some say TIN MEN.
maybe it's a quadrilogy
no no, I mean, what was the first script you ever bought?
which is still my favorite movie of all time.
I haven't seen that movie in much, much too long.
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