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Ha! Gallo's "Brown Bunny" wins FIPRESCI prize at Vienna

http://www.viennale.at/english/review_awards/

Prizewinner:

The Brown Bunny, Vincent Gallo, USA/Japan, 2003

Jury’s comments:


For its bold exploration of yearning and grief and for its radical departure from dominant tendencies in current American filmmaking.

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Looks like Vincent Gallo has his last laugh, especially from Roger Ebert. The film that Roger Ebet villified as the "worst" he'd ever seen at Cannes was re-edited (Gallo always insisted that he was not finished with the film when it was premiered in May) and shown at the Vienna Film Festival. And ended up winning the FIPRESCI.

Reviews of most other sane critics suggest that the qualiy is really somewhere between Ebert's and Viennale's viewpoints. No matter - I definitely want to see it
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Re: Ha! Gallo's "Brown Bunny" wins FIPRESCI prize at Vienna

Originally posted by Grimfarrow
[url]The Brown Bunny, Vincent Gallo, USA/Japan, 2003

A Japanese company co-financed the film?? Kinda funny, considering the ending of the film will surely be censored there.
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I haven't seen the movie, but from just the tone of the "award explanation" it sounds like these organizers/judges were just trying to make a statement against "American filmmaking"
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Bravo, way to insinuate everything and turn them into politics.

Fact is, "Brown Bunny" has more in comparison with Eastern European or Japanese films than Americans - its use of very long takes and casual observations is not prevalent in American filmmaking. And that's the truth. Do you have a problem with it?
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Re: Re: Ha! Gallo's "Brown Bunny" wins FIPRESCI prize at Vienna

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A Japanese company co-financed the film?? Kinda funny, considering the ending of the film will surely be censored there.
The Japanese invented bukakke this film is going to make a fortune there.
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Originally posted by Grimfarrow
Reviews of most other sane critics suggest that the qualiy is really somewhere between Ebert's and Viennale's viewpoints.
Umm, so it's actually somewhere between being the worst film of the year and the best? That narrows it down.

Originally posted by Grimfarrow
Bravo, way to insinuate everything and turn them into politics.

Fact is, "Brown Bunny" has more in comparison with Eastern European or Japanese films than Americans - its use of very long takes and casual observations is not prevalent in American filmmaking. And that's the truth. Do you have a problem with it?
I agree with chanster's comment, but I think it has less to do with "politics" and more to do with the differences in tastes you mention. The American style has been so dominant worldwide that they honoring this as a American film that's bold enough to try a different style.
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Like I said, I definitely want to see it. Gallo's movies may be great, and they may be awful, but I'd be pretty confident they will be interesting. I am a big Buffalo '66 fan.
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The Japanese invented bukakke this film is going to make a fortune there.
Very true, but they still might have to use mosaic censoring on Gallo's member, just like they do in bukkake videos.
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Bravo, way to insinuate everything and turn them into politics
I don't what the hell your problem is. I didn't politicize anythig. The award states that Bunny won because of

and for its radical departure from dominant tendencies in current American filmmaking.
I am merely re-phrasing exactly what the judges said. It looks like you were ready to jump on the first person on that comment about American filmmaking. You better read the explatnation before you ATTACK people.

Secondly, even if this film is OK, by your own (and Gallo's) admission, the film SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PRESENTED AT CANNES because it wasn't ready. I don't buy that, but its a nice cop-out.

I DIDN'T MENTION POLITICS AT ALL..BUT NICE TRY !!!!
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I still wanna see it - I never cared what Ebert says about stuff.
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What else noteworthy won the sane prize in past years?
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What else noteworthy won the sane prize in past years?
2002: Suddenly
2001: Time Out
2000: Suzhou River
1999: Voyages
1998: L'Arrière-pays
1997: Moebius
1996: Will It Snow for Christmas?
1995: The Corridor

That's as far back as the list goes (FIPRESCI only began giving a prize at Vienna in 1995).
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Originally posted by Dan Average
2002: Suddenly
2001: Time Out
2000: Suzhou River
1999: Voyages
1998: L'Arrière-pays
1997: Moebius
1996: Will It Snow for Christmas?
1995: The Corridor

That's as far back as the list goes (FIPRESCI only began giving a prize at Vienna in 1995).
Hmmm. I'm sure they're quality films, but Time Out is the only one I can even recall a release of - a small DVD release, where most people bought the DVD because of the good reviews from fine places like this forum.
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Oooppss - Sorry, I overreated. Was in a foul mood, and I guess I read that the wrong way. I apologize.

And "Suddenly", "Time Out", and "Suzhou River" are fine film. So Brown Bunny has a good tradition behind it, it seems (at least in the last 3 years). I'd definitely recommend "Suzhou River"!
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And ended up winning the FIPRESCI.
Is that Italian version of the Razzies?
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Um no.

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