F&LILV Question #11 - Back to the Movie for a Bit

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Unread postby DeppLovesBananahs » Sun Sep 18, 2005 1:07 pm

Still-Rather-Timid wrote:Maybe not enough people were doing acid in 1998 to appreciate the film. ;-)

:lol: Good point. ;-)
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Unread postby Liz » Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:15 pm

DeppLovesBananahs wrote:
Still-Rather-Timid wrote:Maybe not enough people were doing acid in 1998 to appreciate the film. ;-)

:lol: Good point. ;-)


Never thought of it that way. :lol:
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Unread postby dharma_bum » Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:20 pm

If the marketing of FALILV in theaters was reprehensible, here’s the tag line they used to launch the film to the home market—remember VHS anyone?

“Hilarious comedy about a business trip which becomes more trip than business.”

Can you imagine what your average Blockbuster renter thought after popping FALILV in the VCR?
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Unread postby Theresa » Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:24 pm

dharma_bum wrote:If the marketing of FALILV in theaters was reprehensible, here’s the tag line they used to launch the film to the home market—remember VHS anyone?

“Hilarious comedy about a business trip which becomes more trip than business.” Can you imagine what your average Blockbuster renter thought after popping FALILV in the VCR?


Probably what I thought... :yikes:

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Unread postby Liz » Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:29 pm

theresa wrote:
dharma_bum wrote:If the marketing of FALILV in theaters was reprehensible, here’s the tag line they used to launch the film to the home market—remember VHS anyone?

“Hilarious comedy about a business trip which becomes more trip than business.” Can you imagine what your average Blockbuster renter thought after popping FALILV in the VCR?


Probably what I thought... :yikes:


:biglaugh: :rotflmao:

And that would be me at the time it came out on video.
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Unread postby gilly » Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:21 am

When I first saw the film, a few months back, I thought''What the heck was that''. :-O .I know that there can be huge differences between a book and it's movie..two completely different art forms often..but I was not expecting this..It's still a film I find it hard to watch,unless I have the commentary on :blush: ..There are parts I love,the 'fear' parts,but the' loathing' parts are hard to take...I always saw FALILV as a satire on American society at the time,as being very political and I'm not sure that element came out strongly enough in the film
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Unread postby shame_about_rasins » Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:29 am

gilly wrote:When I first saw the film, a few months back, I thought''What the heck was that''. :-O .I know that there can be huge differences between a book and it's movie..two completely different art forms often..but I was not expecting this..It's still a film I find it hard to watch,unless I have the commentary on :blush: ..There are parts I love,the 'fear' parts,but the' loathing' parts are hard to take...I always saw FALILV as a satire on American society at the time,as being very political and I'm not sure that element came out strongly enough in the film

I personally find it easy to watch, but I definatly agree with the fact that the movie idoes not tackle the political side of the film that much.
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