The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Okay, now I HAVE to see this film

But in hindsight I can recognize that the conditions of its making were almost miraculous. An independent X-rated filmmaker and an inexperienced screenwriter were brought into a major studio and given carte blanche to turn out a satire of one of the studio's own hits. And “BVC” [I think he means BVD here —Editor] was made at a time when the studio's own fortunes were so low that the movie was seen almost fatalistically, as a gamble that none of the studio executives really wanted to think about, so that there was a minimum of supervision (or even cognizance) from the Front Office.

Via news from me: This is My Happening …, Beyond The Valley of the Dolls

Both Mark Evanier's and Roger Ebert's review of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (even though Ebert's review isn't a review since he co-wrote the movie) was intriguing enough that I now want to see this train wreck of a movie, even if, my Mark Evanier's review, I don't have enough people to watch it with me.

Maybe then I can see what it has to do with Pulp Fiction.

Bicycle of the Apes


Nine blocks?

No helmets?

Wearing monkey masks?

Eight kids in horrible accidents and no one bothers to stop?

[Who knows what darkness lurks in the hearts of kids?]

Then again, it was the 60s, so maybe that explains this creepy bicycle safety film from 1963 (via Robert Lee).

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