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9/26/2005 10:10:33 PM
I just think that I had a pretty intresting, thought provoking week, so I thought I might bring up a few of the things to get some of your opinions on them, hopefully. First for a song. The song is a really sad, emotional song from the Garden State soundtrack, which you might've heard off the movies teaser trailers. The song is "Let Go" by Frou Frou, and like I mentioned; its from the movie [u]Garden State[/u]. [url=http://media.putfile.com/Garden-State-Soundtrack---12---Frou-Frou]Here is the song uploaded on putfile.com[/url], and here are the rather haunting lyrics: [i]Drink up baby down Are you in or are you out? Leave your things behind 'Cause it's all going off without you Excuse me too busy you're writing a tragedy These mess-ups You bubble-wrap When you've no idea what you're like So, let go Jump in Oh well, what you waiting for? It's all right 'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown So, let go Just get in Oh, it's so amazing here It's all right 'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown It gains the more it gives And then advances with the form So, honey, back for more Can't you see that all the stuff's essential? Such boundless pleasure We've no time for later Now you can wait You roll your eyes We've twenty seconds to comply So, let go Jump in Oh well, what you waiting for? It's al right 'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown So, let go Just get in Oh, it's so amazing here It's all right 'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown[/i] Of course there alot of people on this forum who don't like to give in to the softer side of music, so no need to comment this if you don't want to. [b]MOVIES![/b] [*][i][u]Garden State[/i][/u] [b]Review copied From NCSAFILMGUY--[url]http://www.imdb.com[/url][/b] [i]Zach Braff's "Garden State" manages to accomplish something that very few films have been able to do throughout the history of cinema. It is a film that speaks to an entire generation. 1947's "The Best Years of Our Lives" spoke to our grandparents. "The Graduate" spoke to our parents. "Fight Club" spoke to our older brothers working dead-end jobs in the 90's. But it is with the arrival of "Garden State" that our generation is spoken to, those of us born in the early-mid 80's who are in our late teens and early twenties trying to make it by in a environment that seems all at once to strange and yet so familiar. Homecoming is the theme of Garden State. Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff)) has been away from his hometown of New Jersey for the past nine years and returns to attend the funeral for his mother. While having been gone, Andrew has been on lithium and other forms of anti-depressant medication all prescribed to him by his psychiatrist father Gideon (Ian Holm). Upon his homecoming Andrew has decided to take a vacation from his medication and take some time to re-connect with himself. From there the plot grows as he connects with old friends and makes new ones and discovers the joys of life and love mostly thanks to the arrival of free-spirited Sam (Natalie Portman). Braff has written and directed scenes that qualify to go down in the movie history books along such moments as Pulp Fiction's dance sequence, and The Deer Hunter's Russian roulette scenes. Two of said scenes that come to mind are when Sam takes Andrew up to her room for the first time and does something "totally original that has never been done before in this location and will never be copied again throughout the rest of human existence," in order to ease the pain of an awkward situation. Another scene occurs late in the film when the three principals stand at the edge of a seemingly endless abyss and scream at the tops of their lungs into the gorge. It is this moment that defines, with one pure act, the epitome of what it feels to be in your late teens, early 20's looking out at life. Standing at the edge of life and screaming. While all the acting is noteworthy, including a hilarious cameo by Method Man (yes, that's right Method Man), it is Natalie Portman who steals the show. Sam is in essence the adult version of her character from Beautiful Girls. She's 26, but an old soul. It his in her that the movie comes out the realm of quirky off-kilter comedy and gains heart, soul, and intimacy all to rare to achieve in films these days. Bravo Ms. Portman. In addition, Peter Sarsgaard is becoming one of my new favorite actors, after having seen him in this film, Shattared Glass, and Boys Don't Cry within a matter of approximately three weeks. I will go on record an call Garden State a masterpiece. It does exactly what films are supposed to do, take from all areas of art and incorporate them into one. It is a passionate mixture of visual flare, tremendous dialogue, hip music, and heart-warming pathos. I encourage anyone who is young to see this film. See it with the people you care about, this is your film, this is OUR film, and it couldn't be better.[/i] [b]My Own Thoughts-[/b] [i]I thought this movie was one of the best I've EVER seen. I'm into the dramatic, thought provoking, spooky, original plotted movies like [u]The Shawshank Redemption[/u], [u]Donnie Darko[/u], and [u]A Clockwork Orange[/u], and after watching this (and the next movie on my list) I had another few to add to the roster. The movie was great from the start, introducing Largeman (Zach Braff) into the story and his depressed, apathetic personality in several different scenes, his problems with his form of lythium medication, and the phone call that essentially changes his life from then and on for the rest of his life. Of course I don't want to give away the sad plotline and the sort of journey that the characters take in the story, introducing many different characters of "Large"'s life, and the final saddening scene....which I won't go into details about. The movie has a very original plot, great characters and acting, and above all it's intresting, and you don't want to guit watching it. Garden state gets [b]5 echos out of 5.[/i][/b] [*][u][i]Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind[/i][/u] [b]Plot Outline Copied From [url]http://www.imdb.com[/url][/b] [i]This is the story of a guy, Joel (Jim Carrey),who discovers that his long-time girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet),has undergone a psychiatrist's (Tom Wilkinson)experimental procedure in which all of her memory of Joel is removed, after the couple has tried for years to get their relationship working fluidly. Frustrated by the idea of still being in love with a woman who doesn't remember their time together, Joel agrees to undergo the procedure as well, to erase his memories of Clementine. The film, which takes place mostly within Joel's mind, follows his memories of Clementine backwards in time as each recent memory is replaced, and the procedure then goes on to the previous one, which is likewise seen, and then erased. Once the process starts, however, Joel realizes he doesn't really want to forget Clementine, so he starts smuggling her away into parts of his memory where she doesn't belong which alters other things about his memories as well...[/i] [b]My Own thoughts On This Movie:[/b] [i]Another thought provoking, dramatic, urgent movie of a journey in and through the human phsyche. On a less darker page with movies like Donnie Darko and The Butterfly Effect, this work of art depicts how an imperfect man takes drastic but at the time necessary steps to starting his life over from a point, that way he could stop all of the trouble at the point before it ever happened. But the plot takes a twist as Joel (Jim) begins to realize it is only through this process of loss that he begins to discover what they had to begin with. A hard to imagine scenario in which every last memory of him and Clementine are inevitably erased, he begins to alter his won memories in order to keep just a scrap of Clementine with him, and he succeeds. As the movie takes a Tarantino setup with the ending of the movie happening first, repeating to the past, then leading right back to the end which is really the beginning. The unique layout of the movies scenes will keep you guessing until the rolling credits. This also gets [b]5 echos out of 5.[/b][/i] [b]THE LAN PARTY![/b] [*][i]Yeah, I had one.[/i]

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