Thursday, March 18, 2010

Screening 22/3/10

kioy posted:

Η Κινηματογραφική Ομάδα
του Οικονομικού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών (ΑΣΟΕΕ)
σας προσκαλεί στην προβολή της ταινίας
"Boogie Nights"
(1997, Paul Thomas Anderson, "Ξέφρενες Νύχτες")
την Δευτέρα 22/3/10 στις 17:00
στο αμφιθέατρο Β (Πατησίων 76, κεντρικό κτίριο).
Είσοδος ελεύθερη.

RSVP and invite your friends:

AUEB Film Club
invites you to the screening of:
"Boogie Nights"
(1997, Paul Thomas Anderson)
on Monday 22/3/10 at 17:00
in classroom B (76, Patission Str., central building).
Free entrance.

The film will be screened in English (its original language) with Greek subtitles.

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s_dany posted:

Τα πιο ενδιαφέροντα από τα IMDb trivia
(με δικά μου edits, highlights, photos, videos)

The character Dirk Diggler played in his first movie was "John", a reference to real-life porn legend John Holmes, upon whom Dirk's character was based. Dirk mentioned that he had just came back from the Marines, and Holmes actually served some time in the army. Dirk mentions John Holmes and one of his characters, "Johnny Wadd", in the scene when he proposes the idea of a serial porn detective story to Jack. Dirk says, "I don't want to do stuff like Holmes is doing with his Johnny Wadd character, hitting women and stuff. That just ain't right." This leads the viewer to believe that Dirk and Holmes are rivals in the industry, not that Dirk is a direct representation of Holmes.

Paul Thomas Anderson used "Exhausted: John C. Holmes, the Real Story" (1981) (V), a documentary about John Holmes, as a reference for some of the scenes in this film. Many interview scenes, including one where a strung-out Dirk tells the interviewer about how Jack allows him to block and edit his own sex scenes, are exactly identical to the interviews in "Exhausted", especially one where the strung-out John Holmes, for no clear reason, lies about how Bob Chinn allows him to block his own sex scenes.

Besides the numerous other parallels/references to John Holmes in this film, the sequence where Dirk, Reed and Todd are at Rahad Jackson's house - an attempted scam involving drugs, a rich and violent man, and a robbery plot that turns into a scene of bloodshed - is a reference to the Wonderland murders that centered around Holmes and gangster Eddie Nash in real life.

The entire film is based on the short film "The Dirk Diggler Story" (1988), also by Paul Thomas Anderson. It was a "This Is Spinal Tap"(1984)-like mockumentary, which would go on to be redone for the short "Dirk Diggler Story" in this film. In the original short film, Robert Ridgely, who plays The Colonel here, played Jack Horner. The man with whom Don Cheadle is talking in the stereo store is Michael Stein, who played Dirk Diggler. The original script was 300 pages, cut down to 180 pages.

Amber Waves' custodial problems were inspired by porn star Veronica Hart, who plays the judge during the scene in which Amber and her husband are arguing in court about their son.

- Both Leonardo DiCaprio and Vincent Gallo were originally offered the role of Dirk Diggler. DiCaprio liked the screenplay but turned it down because he had already signed on to do Titanic (1997). However, it was him who suggested Mark Wahlberg for the role.
- Warren Beatty and Sydney Pollack were originally offered the role of Jack Horner. Pollack attended the film's premiere and expressed regret for turning the role down.
- Marisa Tomei was offered the role of Amber Waves.
- Gwyneth Paltrow was originally offered the role of Rollergirl but turned it down.
- Samuel L. Jackson was offered the role of Buck Swope.

Although the movie's title is the same title as the 1977 disco hit by Heatwave, lead singer Johnny Wilder refused to allow the song in the movie because the song was about dancing, not pornography.

Because of his negative experience with a studio changing his film's title (see "Sydney" (1996), new title: "Hard Eight"), Paul Thomas Anderson made sure that the title "Boogie Nights" was actually mentioned in the film.

The opening scene is three minutes long, taken in a single camera shot, beginning in the street where Jack Horner and Amber Waves drive up and follow them as they get out of the car and walk into a night club. Most of the characters in the movie are introduced in this shot.
[Δυστυχώς χωρίς ήχο]

Before the film was finished, Director Paul Thomas Anderson sent a rough copy to New Line Cinema for them to do the trailer for the film. The movie was pirated and distributed before it was released. The pirated work print includes many scenes not in the movie or DVD deleted scenes and were possibly deleted to avoid the NC-17 rating- as some are very explicit (40 seconds of film were cut to reduce the original NC-17 rating to an R).

After seeing a rough cut of the film, Burt Reynolds regretted making it and fired his agent for recommending the role to him. Reynolds ended up winning a Golden Globe and being nominated for an Academy Award for his performance.

[Πολύ μεγάλο :-D SPOILER]

At the end of the movie Dirk is standing in front of a mirror. Suddenly he unzips his pants and exposes his rather large organ. It is a prosthetic device made from rubber. This prop was kept by Mark Wahlberg as a souvenir from the film. It was made from an easily biodegradable rubber and foam combination which, according to Wahlberg, has since already begun to deteriorate.


22.3.10 update
s_dany posted:

Fan-made trailer (πολύ καλύτερο από το original)

Υπέροχη Julianne Moore!

Little Bill Driveway Scene
Και καλογραμμένη η σκηνή και φοβερά παιγμένη από τον William Macy! Αλλά το τελειωτικό χτύπημα είναι οτι τα λέει ανάποδα στο τέλος :-D
"My fuckin' wife has an ass in her cock!"


23.3.10 update
s_dany posted:

Δεν είχαμε κόσμο χτες. Μάλλον πολλοί φοβήθηκαν τις 13 ίντσες ;-D
Feel the Force!


  1. Κατι η ακατανόμαστη [εμείς είμαστε μια Ομάδα της κουλτούρας και της διανόησης, δεν πιάνουμε το όνομα της στο στόμα μας :-D], κατι το Floral με το αφιέρωμα στην πορνογραφία, βάλε και το ΣΙΝΕΜΑ ΓΥΜΝΟ στο Φεστιβάλ Ντοκιμαντέρ της Θεσ/νίκης, ε δε θέλει και πολύ ο άνθρωπος! So we decided to get down on it!

    Αλλά εμείς θα το κάνουμε με στυλ. Πολύ στυλ.
    13 ίτσες για την ακρίβεια!
    "The life of a dreamer, the days of a business, and the nights in between."
    a P.T.Anderson picture

  2. Υπέροχη ταινία με παραλληλισμούς στη ζωή του μακαρίτη John Holmes, ενός εκ των σπουδαιοτέρων adult film star!

  3. Διονύση, τσέκαρε τα IMDb trivia που συμπλήρωσα τώρα :-)


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