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Filed under: — adrian @ 4:54 pm

Over the last two nights I watched part of The Gods Must be Crazy and The Gods Must be Crazy II. Man, what a set of fantastic movies!

The basic plots are Xixo, a bushman from the Kalahari, interacting with “heavy people,” e.g. South Africans and westerners. Both movies have a bumbling South African and a woman who interact in a love story.

There is something very charming about these movies. Movies just aren’t made like this any more! Slapstick humor, slightly spead up film for effect, a goofy “narrator” part that makes it seem like an anthropology movie. The first movie even has this problem with the audio where it’s out of sync with the mouths moving on the screen.

I remember in 1989 or so, we’d just moved to Pittsburgh and the whole family went to see 2 at the Galleria (in the right most theater, if you’re counting). It was just at the time when my brother and I didn’t want to sit with our parents at the movies so we sat up near the front (probably the 3rd row—we’d often sit in the 3rd row) and my parents sat near the back. During the entire movie I could hear my dad’s laughter over everyone else’s.

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Filed under: — adrian @ 1:24 am

I saw Me You and Everyone We Know on Thursday.

There’s a mentally unstable father and shoe salesman who is just separating from his wife. There’s a performance artist and “elder cab” driver. Then there’s the neighbors and coworkers and clients and whatnot.

I liked it. I can’t really pinpoint why. It’s tremendously funny at points and sad at points. There’s good chemistry between the two leads and in general I like the charactters.

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