i think he makes up most of his movies on the spot as with the theory behind mullholand drive. the backers didn't waht to give him enough money for a series like he wanted so he had to cut it down for film format. i think his best was 'the elephant man'. a lot of time i can't be bothered with deconstructing a movie to find out what it 'really' means. after all it is supposed to be entertainment and i don't get paid to do so, so why bother. still, something can be said for his choice of music.
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2007-03-28, 01:00 #11Slim Devices Squeezebox 3 Modified
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2007-03-28, 15:30 #12
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>hero to zero in the space of two albums <
Keane Hopes and Fears, then Under the Iron Sea. Barf.
Marillion Script for a Jester's tear then everything else reeked.
Peter Gabriel III, then whatever came next
Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman then whatever came next.
Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 then No. 6 wasn't so hot ;-)
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2007-03-28, 16:17 #13
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Morcheeba went from Big Calm to Fragments of Freedom. What a disaster!
2007-03-31, 14:54 #14
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I used to work at a record store that sold both new & used records. One trick about that business is that one week you're selling hundreds of copies of a CD new, and then a week later you're buying that same CD back used. This was way before CD burners existed, so people only sold them back when they didn't like them (or when they were stolen, but that's another story...).
So the game to play was: "When is this horrid pop album gonna crash?" And you had to be pretty good at it, because if you thought an album was still popular when it wasn't, you'd end buying back 500 used copies of Extreme II: Pornograffitti that you'd never be able to sell at any price.
There was a variant on this, which was guessing how well a follow-up album by a band with an inexplicably popular first album would do. Milli Vanilli was a pretty textbook example of the worst possible between-album crash in that regard. Another impressive (and less newsworthy) crater was left by the Spin Doctors. Pocket Full of Kryptonite had them headlining arena concerts, the next album had them playing cruise ships. Amazing.
A popular album followed by an unpopular album isn't quite the same thing as a good album followed by a bad album, I know. But it's measurable, and impressively so!