Phrembah (a potato-like mystery) (phrembah) wrote,
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)

How could I have been such a (Henry) Fool?

Apparently, Hal Hartley did a movie in '97 called Henry Fool.  Never heard of it, though I actually own a couple or three of his other movies.  I accidentally  rented Fay Grim, which is a sequel ten years after the fact.  It is set ten years later and was made ten years later.  Fay Grim is actually good.  I happen to like Parker Posey's distracted, preoccupied way of delivering lines like she woke up just in time to say the right words but was thinking of something completely unrelated.  I was reluctant to rent Fay Grim because the last movie I rented on the strength of my fascination with Parker Posey, The Oh In Ohio, was one of the worst movies I've seen in a while.  All of the stupidity of a teenage tittie flick without the teens or the titties.  Anyway, Fay Grim is an engaging movie and I will have to rent Henry Fool to see what I missed.

Another good one (in my warped opinion), that I missed the first time around, is From Dusk Till Dawn which Tarantino wrote and played in and Robert Rodriguez directed.  It's an over-the-top no-holds-barred gore-fest like Planet Death (only with vampires instead of zombies--that's how you can tell them apart).  George Clooney has the leading role.  At the time, according to the box blurb, his only credits were Batman and Robin and ER.  Harvey Keitel, Juliet Lewis and Tarantino play the other major parts.  Oh, and let us not forget Salma Hayek as the vampiric vixen who dances with the albino python.  And Cheech Marin in three different parts.  How in the world did I miss this movie?  It's got it all!  I'll probably have to own it.  I hope there's a DVD version available.  The rental store only had a pretty worn VHS copy.
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