Charisma / BR
ma_iku at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 10 01:39:24 EST 2001
I bought the DVD for Charisma and watched it a few nights ago. There were a
couple of slight problems with the picture and the behind-the-scenes
documentary wasn't very exciting, but the film itself was just as
interesting as I remembered. I'm glad to see it's been making it onto some
of the Top 10 lists. I have a question, echoing something I think another
member asked about Cure several months ago. A little while after Charisma
is burned, we see Nakasone's and his group sleeping in their cabin. They
wake up to the sound of the radio. The sound isn't very clear. What
exactly is being broadcast?
A friend who watched with me was bothered by the film's abrupt shift into
"surrealism" in several scenes(?), and felt that while Kurosawa's work was
interesting to watch, it was not particularly meaningful. I tend to
disagree. Anyone else have comments?
I also went out to see Battle Royale over the vacation. Despite the hubbub,
I didn't think it was nearly as upsetting as the politicians have been
saying. It is fairly melodramatic, sure, but it certainly isn't as gross
(or morally bereft) as the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Friday the 13th movies
I watched as a kid. I went to the new Exorcist a few days later (perhaps
similar in the sense of turning minors into monsters?) and I thought the
1973 movie was much more upsetting.
Happy New Year!
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