Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Monster moratorium

I'll be seeing the new King Kong tonight and then I think it's time to take a break away from giant monster movies for a while.

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I never thought I could hit capacity on giant monster movies. I thought I was made of different stuff.

Anyone have any ideas as to which famed "pretentious" art-house director would make a notable giant monster movie? And if so, what it would be like? The whole notion tickles me. E-mail me if you're too embarrassed to post. It occurs to me now that Woody Allen actually made something of one of these with his Oedpius Wrecks in New York Stories. Secondly, are there any "artistic" giant monster flicks already that I'm unaware of?

3 comments:

Shane said...

Linklater, in full-on Waking Life/Through a Scanner Darkly swirly animation overlay mode.

zora said...

two phantasies: 1. fellini making a movie about a giant goat which is of course in a kiss-make up. it eats all the trees in greece and then lies down on a chaise-longue... humanity tries to sooth it by playing harps and performing absurd theatre. the goat finally ends up walking into the sea, never to be seen again.
2. jim jarmusch making a movie about a giant sloth. of course, it does nothing except wearing a hat and a tie (which is reversed, so the long end hangs down towards earth). tom waits sits beneath its tree and smokes. then roberto begnini shows up, getting really excited about the size of the sloth, which upon that hullabaloo retreats to a higher branch. in the end tom waits and roberto begini take a cab to the airport and get on two different planes - one to italy, one to new orleans.

Anonymous said...

Vincent Gallo re-makes King Kong and insists on playing Kong himself, wearing a big wooly costume with a four-foot gorilla boner built in. Then he insists on actually fucking the actress playing Ann Darrow with his monkey-schlong.