I saw Buffalo 66 long before I started posting reviews at imdb, so I haven'twritten about that film but I loved it, I give it a 10, and after seeing TheBrown Bunny at the Nuart on Saturday evening, I am here to report that Igive Gallo's second feature film the same rating. <br><br>A lot of people seem to be misunderstanding this movie, or just notappreciating it, or perhaps both. There are many reasons for this, none ofthem valid in my estimation. The biggest protests, from what I've beenreading, seem to be in the 'lack of plot' and 'vanity project' areas.<br><br>I can understand how the film would be a little slow for a lot of people,since it's basically an internal study, with none of the 'usual' mainstream(or even indy film) tactics. And in fact that's what I loved the most aboutthe movie - how Gallo has the artistic wherewithal to be true to HIS visionof what a film can be, to how a plot of a film (and there IS a plot) can beplayed out in a different, less recognizable way, which leads to one of thereasons I think people are calling this a vanity project (aside from theinfamous scene toward the end -- which I have to say is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIALto the film, once you find out what's really going on with our sick puppyBud Clay) : because the movie doesn't follow a 'typical' set-up, requiring abit more patience on the part of the viewer, a lot of people feel morecomfortable dismissing this unbelievably profound piece of work as a 'vanityproject'. In reality, I believe the opposite is true: Gallo is giving hisaudience more credit than they perhaps deserve, in presenting such a stark,uncompromising character study. The fact that a lot of this audience choosesnot to accept him on his terms does not diminish his power and the power ofthis movie. Can't wait for the next one, Vincent.
The Brown Bunny
The Brown Bunny
After racing in New Hampshire, the lonely motorcycle racer Bud Clay drives his van in a five-day journey to California for the next race. Along his trip, he meets fan, lonely women, prostitutes, but he leaves them since he is actually looking for the woman he loves, Daisy. He goes to her house and leaves a note telling where he is lodged. Out of the blue, Daisy appears in his hotel room and soon he learns why he cannot find her.
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