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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Unintentional Humor

I saw The Black Dahlia this weekend, and man was it a weird experience. So confusing, convoluted, jam-packed full of unnecessary stuff ... and yet, I somehow had a good time! It was so unintentionally funny. The entire theater burst into laughter when Scarlett Johansen spat out, "She looks like that dead girl!" And then they replayed it, and we all laughed again. I don't know why, but that was hilarious.

And the scene at dinner with the drugged-out mother/Harry Potter's aunt? PRICELESS.

So yeah, I'm kinda glad I went even though the movie was horrendous.

4 Comments:

Christine said...

Glad you mentioned it~ I was considering going to it, though I have trouble with violence (and am still reeling from seeing black dahlia's photo in Hollywood Babylon when I was 19!). After seeing it in House and Garden or Veranda, one of them, I was enchanted with the look of the movie (the luminous-neutrals color palette, sets, lighting), and was tempted to see it just for that!

9:14 AM  
Leah said...

They actually replay things at your theater? That's pretty cool. (Sorry. I know I'm missing the whole point.)

9:50 AM  
mindy said...

Interesting - I was debating going to see it since I love the clothing styles (and interior design styles) from that era, but did hear through a friend that it was bad. Now I'm convinced it's not worth the $8.50. I'll wait for it to come to Netflix!

2:54 PM  
Kristin said...

Oh, the theater didn't replay it, the movie flashed back to that line a few minutes after it was said the first time.

I did enjoy the clothes, scenery, etc. Scarlett Johansen was fun to look at with that red lipstick and retro wardrobe.

I don't know, I might recommend seeing it in the theater. Then at least you have a crowd with you enjoying/not-enjoying it. That was part of the fun. :)

3:37 PM  

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