A review of the film gummo

And judging by the IMDb rating and general consensus by most of the reviewers here, I think I'm pretty close to being right. If these Terms of Use are not acceptable to you, please refrain from using this Web Site.

Gummo Review

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Suffice to say, this isn't a film for the faint-hearted or for anyone who's fond of cats, but it's a compelling and thought-provoking movie nevertheless.

REVIEW: Harmony Korine’s cult classic, Gummo (1997)

Dillard Although it's not for the weak of heart or the easily offended, this bizarre offering from precocious auteur Harmony Korine certainly is amusing and disturbing in equal measures. By using this website "Web Site"you are agreeing to comply with and be legally bound by the terms and conditions as set out in these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy, and all applicable laws.

Apparently, Korine's next film, which I have but haven't yet watched -- "Julien Donkey-Boy" -- is the first American film to use the Dogme 95 rules. By using this Web Site, you are representing to us that you have the power and authority to accept these Terms of Use and to enter into this agreement with us, that you are capable of assuming, and do assume, any risks related to the use of this Web Site and its content, and that you understand and accept the terms, conditions and risks relating to their use.

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The main idea or "story" here is just a stream-of-consciousness tracking of a number of white trash kids.

Pre-production[ edit ] In writing Gummo, Harmony Korine abandoned traditional three-act plot structure and worked to avoid creating characters of a clear-cut moral dimension.

Often, the shots that do follow the actors in some semblance of story, are pure juxtaposition. With their meager profits, the youngsters buy cheap glue to get high, or pay for sex; Cole Max Perlich pimps his retarded sister out of his suburban house. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site.

An array of film stocks are used still Polaroid film includedand bleed with intense beauty. Korine and Escoffier, who thought this was offensive, "wore Speedos and flip-flops just to piss them off.

The only scene in this film that felt that way to me was one where two skinhead brothers are fighting with each other in a kitchen. While many scenes are shot in traditional pre-planned 35mmKorine handed out 8mm16mmPolaroidVHSand Hi-8 cameras to his crew, friends and family to achieve an enhanced collage-like style.

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By the end of the movie, I knew some characters, briefly glimpsed others, and didn't quite know how they all fit together. In a mostly unfamiliar cast, Reynolds is outstanding as a skinny mutant, and there's a sense of continuity in the casting of Linda Manz - once remarkable as the alienated child of Days Of Heaven and Out Of The Blue and here returning to the cinema as Reynolds' mother.

There is no character or voice-over -- even that of the sometimes narrator -- to inform us about these characters.

REVIEW: Harmony Korine’s cult classic, Gummo (1997)

I mean, I figure that if a 17 year-old, relatively basic moviegoer like me can wrestle with a movie to see its faults and its triumphs, then anyone else should be able to do the same.

Another scene where a boy and a black dwarf or midget, I don't know the difference -- something about proportionality are sitting on a couch, and the black guy says he's gay, and then the other boy comes on to him.

I loved reading one review of "Julien" where the reviewer told the readers what Korine's fans liked about his movies, as if they're a group of non-thinking drones.

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It focuses on two bored, geeky adolescents, Tummler Nick Sutton and Solomon Jacob Reynoldswho spend their time killing stray cats, sniffing glue, visiting prostitutes and annoying the neighbours. Your continued use of this Web Site will be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the updated Terms of Use.


And there doesn't need to be. There was a beauty about him. Aside from that, the movie, I thought, was very inviting. The crew shut all the doors and turned off all the monitors, so no one knew what was going on.

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Basically immature, the film is a collage of vignettes, images and sounds that are uneven in power, with Korine seeming to hope that his provocative mix of outlandish ingredients will form a meaningful narrative. Korine had penned the original screenplay in the span of 2 weeks, at age 19 for Larry Clark.

You can choose to decline cookies e. The name of the character Tummler is taken directly from the vaudevillian term given to lower-level comics of the day. The events are being narrated to us by one of our protagonists, Solomon Jacob Reynoldswho alongside his best friend Tummler Nick Suttontwo delinquent teens who spend their days riding their BMX bikes, killing stray cats to sell to a grocer to earn a few dollars, and huffing glue.

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In fact, I wanted to hate it. "Gummo", on the surface, is a rather repulsive and ugly film perhaps even moreso than Larry Clark's "Kids." I read an analogy that it is much like a music album.

It is a series of scenes, or songs, that upon first listen seem to be disconnected yet repeated reviewings reveal a connection. The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers.

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Truly disturbing in a few moments, and simply erratic in many others, “Gummo” is an eccentric film that showcases the raw talent of a young filmmaker who needs to find a more effective way to.

Gummo (1997)

On the surface, this film is pure trash, but the more you delve into the disgusting and filthy masterpiece that is, gummo, the more tragically beautiful the movie becomes. After watching gummo for the first time, I felt that I needed to have a shower.

The movie leaves you feeling disgusting and sickened. When Harmony Korine's "Gummo" crept into theaters like a scabby thief in the night, it was greeted with the sort of critical violence that always makes me want to see the movie for myself.

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