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Old 27-05-2003, 11:30   #1
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The Brown Bunny - Vincent Gallo/Chloe Sevigny: 10 min fellatio scene!!

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The Brown Bunny star Chloe Sevigny has come out in defense of ridiculed co-star Vincent Gallo. Sevigny, who performs fellatio on the maverick filmmaker in an incredible ten minute scene in the film, says she had absolute faith in Gallo and does not regret being part of the panned project. Last week Gallo faced a barrage of criticism and scorn after a screening of the film and has vowed never to make another movie again. He also apologized to all those who had invested time and money in it. But Sevigny insists it was Gallo who convinced her to agree to such a demanding role. She says, "I was always committed to the project on the strength of Vincent alone. I have faith in his aesthetic, so I knew it wouldn't be gratuitous or anything."



Strangely my request to Monica Belucci to perform a similar scene with me in my own movie has gone unanswered.
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Old 27-05-2003, 11:45   #2
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This is the so-called "Worst Film in the history of Cannes!"


Roger Ebert had this to say:

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Imagine 90 tedious minutes of a man driving across America in a van. Imagine long shots through a windshield as it collects bug splats. Imagine not one but two scenes in which he stops for gas. Imagine a long shot on the Bonneville Salt Flats where he races his motorcycle until it disappears as a speck in the distance, followed by another shot in which a speck in the distance becomes his motorcycle. Imagine a film so unendurably boring that at one point, when he gets out of his van to change his shirt, there is applause.

And then, after half the audience has walked out and those who remain stay because they will never again see a film so amateurish, narcissistic, self-indulgent and bloody-minded, imagine a scene where the hero's lost girl reappears, performs fellatio in a hard-core scene and then reveals the sad truth of
their relationship.


His full review is here:

http://www.suntimes.com/output/enter...-cannes22.html


Makes me want to see it!!

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Old 27-05-2003, 11:51   #3
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Here's a good review:


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main...2/bfbunn22.xml
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Old 27-05-2003, 11:59   #4
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This sounds like one of those films where its press is so bad you have to go and see it for yourself.
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Old 27-05-2003, 12:07   #5
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Could this be the ultimate "film maudit"? Personally, I can't wait to see it - that's if a distributor picks it up for this country.
One question though - if it is so bad, why did it get selected for the main competition at Cannes?
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Old 27-05-2003, 12:14   #6
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Gotta be an almost certain Metro Tartan release.
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Too bad Winona Ryder or Kirsten Dunst didn't get the part though! :norty:
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Old 27-05-2003, 12:19   #8
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I'd also heard it would be a straight to video/DVD release. But how do you market a film with that much bad press. Even Gallo has now turned round and said he regretting making it (so no chance of a commentary).
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Old 27-05-2003, 12:21   #9
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Maybe there’ll be a multi-angle version. :norty:

Apparently Gallo is a big lad so it’s not hard to see why he wanted to make it. Just a shame Cristina Ricci didn’t reprise her role.
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Old 27-05-2003, 12:38   #10
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Maybe there’ll be a multi-angle version. :norty:

Apparently Gallo is a big lad so it’s not hard to see why he wanted to make it. Just a shame Cristina Ricci didn’t reprise her role.
Have you seen recent photos of Christina ? Shes gone from pleasingly chunky to neurotically skinny
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Old 27-05-2003, 14:19   #11
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It's a shame if it is as awful as it it sounds. I mean with Gallo slagging it off too it must be bad - he would defend his own farts as art if necessary.

I love Buffalo 66. One of my personall faves of recent years but could always tell that with an ego so over-powering and an attitude so bullish, it was only a matter of time before he would stumble.

His albums are good too
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His albums are good too
I was sceptical when I heard he was releasing an album, but I got it, and he's really good!
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Old 27-05-2003, 15:01   #13
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More from Ebert

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"L'Affaire Brown Bunny" has generated so much publicity, as the low point of a dismal year at Cannes, that it may actually find French distribution; there may be a cachet attached to seeing such a universally derided film. Some French critics specialize in defending the indefensible, to show that they alone can understand a rejected work; their explications of "Brown Bunny" may be--indeed, must inevitably be--more entertaining than the film.

That several French critics liked it was, Gallo said, "almost like salt in the wound."




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