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Title:   The Whole Shootin' Match
Director:   Eagle Pennell
Year:   1979
Genre:   Comedy
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   03.13.07

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
03.13.07ParamountThis Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2007
This is what's considered the first in the current wave of independant movies. Apparently it's the movie that inspired Redford to do Sundance and blah blah blah. It was all but lost until Mark Rance and Louis Black started looking for a decent print and eventually completely restored it for a DVD release... so people will be able to see it again.

It's about two slacker-types who do stuff.

So it started really late because Louis Black had to introduce it, then they played Pennell's short A Hell of a Tune before it which was like 40 minutes long so the movie got out super late, making me miss my next movie. Since it was pouring down rain and I was looking at 2 hours of waiting in line out in it to see the only other movie I wanted to see tonight, I went home super early.

Anyway, maybe it's the festival fatigue talking but I found the movie to be pretty slow and boring. At one point, the boring-ness had sort of rounded the bend and I found myself interested for some reason... then I got bored again. Like, for a time my boredom had lapped itself and was having a little fun staring at each other until it broke away leaving itself in the dust.

I think seeing it again in fresh circumstances, and also going in expecting the tone and pacing, would yeild much better results. Today though, I wasn't into it.
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