Million Dollar Movie - video transcript

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wake In Fright

 

a kangaroo hunt (a slaughter)

slits

absolute mayhem at the bar

on the porch

ends with Donald Pleasance and the main character fucking

when they wake

covered in flies

Pleasance:

punctuates words with widened eyes

or a shift of his feet

swats a fly on his cheek

 

Silent Running

Bruce Dern

Jones recommended

perhaps for the overbearing 70’s ballad soundtrack

 

3 am

 

The Face of Another

 

teeth woke me up

prosthesis floats in water

Alka-Seltzer

black, white and gray

protagonist,

tells about the accident that disfigured him

x-ray shot looks inside his skull

(how the fuck was that done?)

isolation,

across the board

gets his new face

losses his sense of self

At the doctor’s office, seaweed crosses open door

quietly

gently

murders doctor, then touches his face

making sure that everything is in tact

 

popped the last Vicoden and watched

 

Branded to Kill

tooth aching like mad

the protagonist’s obsession with the smell of steaming rice

white christmas tree up

fear of dying

now forty

 

Elysium

not much to say

ate a hamburger steak

 

Red Desert

Antonioni

Monic Vitti

so fucking

alluring

and neurotic

and

 

National Lampoon’s Vacation

Griswalds

no title

Austrian

stoic but sweet

apple pie with a slice of cheese

 

The Madness of King George

beef stew

dizzy and tired

 

Another Earth

beef stew

Greta’s birthday

can’t go for obvious reasons

 

Breaking the Waves

trout

black eyed peas

broccoli

 

Easy Rider

lunch

soft food

shoulder exercises

warm cloth on the groin

meeting Greta at bar later

 

no sleep

bodies too close together

wakened by an aching shoulder

and dreams where I’ve lost my grip

my power

 

The Conversation

 

Masculin Feminine

 

Taxi Driver

 

Day of the Dead

 

The Lonedale Operator

at mom’s

creamed tuna on toast

the first close up ever made on film

heroin clutches wrench as if it were gun

 

Kill Bill Volume One

turkey meatloaf

 

Nymphomania Volume Two

with Greta

after a fuck

popcorn

 

Laura

 

The Master

 

Drive

 

Clean Shaven

couldn’t sleep

 

Pieces

ultraviolent - dubbed

 

Wavelength

Michael Snow

44 minute zoom

in

 

The End of Violence

Wim Wenders

hot tea with vodka

animal crackers

credits roll

I imagine Greta’s husband snoring

 

drowning in Ambien.

 

Blow Up

the confines of resolution

straining beyond the grain

 

Enigma

1982

chicken broth

sick

 

Venus in Fur

sick

 

Day for Night

sick

 

Five Fingers

sick

 

Electra Glide in Blue

superior

 

Nomads

Adam Ant haunts Pierce Brosnen

gnocci

folding clothes

 

The Prowler

Joseph Losey

Calico Ghost Town

was there once

black and white nitrate

doesn’t match my memory of the place

 

Sex Lies and Videotape

 

on the couch

at sunrise

 

All The President’s Men

 

near daylight

 

The Last Detail

not yet dark

 

note to self:

watch every movie that was released in birth year

There will be answers.

The Exorcist

Don’t Look Now

Magnum Force

The Sting

Mean Streets

The Outfit

The Iceman Cometh -

Walking Tall -

Beyond Atlantis -

Badlands.

The Holy Mountain

American Graffitti

Sleeper

Bust Out -

The Crazies

Enter the Dragon

High Plains Drifter

in

The Day of the Jackal

to

Extreme Close Up

on

Paper Moon

and

Papillon

Soylent Green

Live and Let Die -

Bruce Lee and I

Running Wild -

Naughty Wives

Raw Meat -

Blackenstein

Peeping Toms -

Fly Me

Lovers are Wet -

Cannibal Girls

Battle of the Amazons

Please Don’t Eat My Mother

Westworld

Salty

 

give in

2,861 movies released in 1973

At one a day,

will take 7.8 years

 

The Howling Five

 

A Touch of Sin

 

Despair

green beans

bread

butter

 

Amarcord

 

Fellini

 

means, “I remember.”

nursing the jaw

waiting for potato soup

I miss old TV

the Million Dollar Movie

same movie, twice a night

Like me, my father could not sleep.

This is how he discovered Karen Black

squatting in her bathroom with piranha teeth,

waiting for a boyfriend to come home, needling the floor with a kitchen knife too big for her hand.

told me all about it

with love

and with so much detail that his fear was mine

 

awake

 

Burt Reynolds