This week we were mostly unimpressed by the Abraham Lincoln biopic, but we still manage a spirited debate over 19th century hat physics. At the 50-minute mark, this week’s 3×3 is our favorite still photographs in movies.
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I’m apparently blind, sorry.
For the record, it’s based on a very good novel (not comic books). I recommend the read, which will only make you more disappointed in the film. Ah, Hollywood…..
I knew I was right about that! Those two goofballs.
I’m unclear on how you could fail to take pleasure in a one-eyed guy in a top hat sniffing the air and growling, “Abraham FUCKING Lincoln!” before loping off screen.
That’s an excellent point, John. The weird thing is I had that quote down in my notes, but I thought I must have gotten it wrong when I was transcribing them. It can be hard to read some of the crap I write down in the dark, and when I got to that I thought, “That can’t be the word Fucking, can it?” I vaguely remembered the quote, but then I thought maybe it was just an exasperated comment I scribbled among the many instances of “uhhhhh” I also scribbled. Now that Kelly is in Canada and refuses to attend movies with us anymore, I have to provide my own “uhhhhh”s…which is really sad.
So. Abraham Fucking Lincoln. Yep. Thanks for that.
You, sir, are obviously no fan of fine Steven Seagal films such as Under Seige and Above the Law, not to mention movies in which Keanu Reeves plays a nuclear scientist or Ashton Kutcher plays an earnest Coast Guard trainee under the tutelage of Kevin Costner himself. Need I remind you, sir, that this is a movie podcast?
The credits even say “based on the novel” and I remember thinking that it was peculiar that they’d drop the “graphic” part of the description in “graphic novel”.
Thanks for the correction, Daniel.
Re: Lake Mungo, I am almost positive that I went back to check and found it wasn’t a cheat. Like you, though, I am unable to verify.
I hope you’re right. How come none of us owns a copy of Lake Mungo? What a bunch of cheap bastards.
Actually, that movie isn’t available on Blu-ray in the US, and I forgot that I had acquired it by other means. I just looked at it, and it is not a cheat. You may now shame me for my transgressions.
One of my picks for the 3×3 would have been the Lust photo in Se7en.
By the time you see the photo, you have seen them interview the guy at the leather shop that made it, you have seen them walk into the club to find the crime scene, you have seen the guy screaming, “get this thing off of me!”, and you have seen them interrogate the club owner and the guy who was forced to kill the victim. And with all of that, what the photo shows you is an order of magnitude more disturbing than anything you came up with on your own….
Least we know which country burned down the White House in 1812 now. And that’s way more important than quibbling over whether illustrations make something a documentary.
Absolutely. When I was working on my list I thought of Se7en and the photographs cataloging Sloth. There was no way I was going to isolate one of those. I didn’t even think of this one, but now that you mention it that awful image comes right back to mind and it makes me shudder. Ugh.
Oh, yeah, I didn’t even think about Sloth.
Jesus. That movie.
Crap. From here on out you get to be known as Mr. Lust and I get to be known as Mr. Sloth.