Vincent Gallo's The Brown Bunny "is both a love story and a haunting portrait of a lost soul unable to forget his past...Building up to a notorious climax, the film presents one of the frankest portrayals of male sexuality ever seen in American cinema." (The Brown Bunny, dvd 2003)
Knowing too much about The Brown Bunny before seeing it just might ruin your viewing experience. Having preconceived notions about writer, producer, director, lead actor, etc., Vincent Gallo could distract you from becoming immersed in his storytelling. Reading review after bogus review on Rotton Tomatoes, and reading the plot synopsis on imdb before seeing the movie made me have this guarded outlook on the film. I guess I was expecting it to be bad, or at least much worse than his previous film, Buffalo '66.
This skeptical feeling passed after the first ten minutes. The lengthy highway driving scenes were hypnotizing, and forced me to synced up with the film's slow pace, which forced me to focus, which helped me become compassionate towards the main character and his story. If you plan to see this film- which I recommend you do- keep an open mind (and heart) and watch as The Brown Bunny slowly opens up to you.
Here is a song to listen to on a Friday. It's called "Pecan Pie" by Golden Smog, and yes, it's about pecan pie. Singer of the group, Jeff Tweedy sings "...sometimes I get so hungry, I dream about pie all day," and boy, I don't know who couldn't relate to that. Click here to watch Tweedy perform a live version of this song solo, and jovially call out guys who feel compelled to yell "WOOP" during any patch of silence at a concert. The album cover for "Down by the Old Mainstream" which features "Pecan Pie" is really cool so I thought I'd share that as well. I'm working on an album cover project for school and saw this cover and was very inspired. It looks like one of those "Eye Spy" books they had in elementary school libraries. The books had these photographs of scale models that were so real, it made you feel like you could enter into that world.