History Film / Gummo

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Not to be confused with [[Creator/MarxBrothers the forgotten Marx Brother]].
8th Feb '16 6:00:07 AM Freshmeat
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The film received responses of general abhorrence from critics and failed to make back its $1 million budget, only raising just over $100,000. [[VindicatedByHistory However]], ''Gummo'' is now being celebrated and respectfully seen as an innovative masterpiece and arguably Korine's MagnumOpus.

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The film received responses of general abhorrence from critics and failed to make back its $1 million budget, only raising just over $100,000. [[VindicatedByHistory However]], ''Gummo'' is now being celebrated and respectfully seen as an innovative masterpiece and arguably Korine's MagnumOpus.masterpiece.
10th Nov '15 1:50:36 PM Morgenthaler
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9th Nov '15 12:59:11 AM kazokuhouou
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''Gummo'' is a 1997 avant-garde independent film by Creator/HarmonyKorine, who would later go on to direct films like ''Film/JulienDonkeyBoy'', ''Film/MisterLonely'' and ''Film/TrashHumpers'', and was heavily advertised for her past work as the writer of ''Film/{{Kids}}''.

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''Gummo'' is a 1997 avant-garde independent film by Creator/HarmonyKorine, who would later go on to direct films like ''Film/JulienDonkeyBoy'', ''Film/MisterLonely'' and ''Film/TrashHumpers'', and was heavily advertised for her his past work as the writer of ''Film/{{Kids}}''.
23rd Oct '15 6:58:30 AM stuffedninja
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* FanDisservice: The fact that her child sister is also in the room adds a considerable {{squick}} factor, as does the SoundtrackDissonance of the extremely distorted "Buddy Holly" song playing over the scene.

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* %%* FanDisservice: The fact that her child sister is also in the room adds a considerable {{squick}} factor, as does the SoundtrackDissonance of the extremely distorted "Buddy Holly" Buddy Holly song playing over the scene.
22nd Oct '15 7:02:53 PM stuffedninja
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''Gummo'' is a 1997 avant-garde independent film by Creator/HarmonyKorine, who would later go on to direct films like ''Film/JulienDonkeyBoy'', ''Film/MisterLonely'' and ''Film/TrashHumpers'', and was heavily advertised for her past work directing ''Film/{{Kids}}''. It is set in the dying town of Xenia, Ohio, after a tornado wrecks it. Most of the residents have moved on to greener pastures, leaving only the poor, criminals, and the disabled. Gummo had a budget of 1 million dollars, and became a {{cult}} hit.

Lacking a narrative, the film instead depicts scenes of the residents' [[CrapsackWorld nihilistic, miserable lives]].

The movie is very disturbing, with a constant feel of unease and disgust throughout. Both surreal and lifelike, ''Gummo'' is not for everyone. It's devoid of any typical film structure or really a climax, and often uses [[PhotoMontage still images]] with narration. The most famous part is probably the [[{{Squick}} bathtub scene]], and just as a piece of trivia Creator/WernerHerzog said that he was especially moved by the piece of bacon taped to the wall during this scene.

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''Gummo'' is a 1997 avant-garde independent film by Creator/HarmonyKorine, who would later go on to direct films like ''Film/JulienDonkeyBoy'', ''Film/MisterLonely'' and ''Film/TrashHumpers'', and was heavily advertised for her past work directing ''Film/{{Kids}}''. as the writer of ''Film/{{Kids}}''.

It is set in the dying town of Xenia, Ohio, after a tornado wrecks it. Most of the residents have moved on to greener pastures, leaving only the poor, criminals, and the disabled. Gummo had a budget of 1 million dollars, and became a {{cult}} hit.

Lacking a narrative, the film instead depicts scenes of the residents' [[CrapsackWorld nihilistic, miserable lives]].

The movie is very disturbing, with a constant feel of unease and disgust throughout. Both surreal and lifelike, ''Gummo'' is not for everyone. It's devoid of any typical film structure or really a climax, and often uses [[PhotoMontage still images]] with narration. narration.

The most famous part is probably the [[{{Squick}} bathtub scene]], film received responses of general abhorrence from critics and failed to make back its $1 million budget, only raising just over $100,000. [[VindicatedByHistory However]], ''Gummo'' is now being celebrated and respectfully seen as a piece of trivia Creator/WernerHerzog said that he was especially moved by the piece of bacon taped to the wall during this scene.an innovative masterpiece and arguably Korine's MagnumOpus.
22nd Oct '15 6:58:18 PM stuffedninja
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''Gummo'' is a 1997 avant-garde independent film by Creator/HarmonyKorine, who would later go on to direct films like ''Film/JulienDonkeyBoy'', ''Film/MisterLonely'' and ''Film/TrashHumpers''. It is set in the dying town of Xenia, Ohio, after a tornado wrecks it. Most of the residents have moved on to greener pastures, leaving only the poor, criminals, and the disabled. Gummo had a budget of 1 million dollars, and became a {{cult}} hit.

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''Gummo'' is a 1997 avant-garde independent film by Creator/HarmonyKorine, who would later go on to direct films like ''Film/JulienDonkeyBoy'', ''Film/MisterLonely'' and ''Film/TrashHumpers''.''Film/TrashHumpers'', and was heavily advertised for her past work directing ''Film/{{Kids}}''. It is set in the dying town of Xenia, Ohio, after a tornado wrecks it. Most of the residents have moved on to greener pastures, leaving only the poor, criminals, and the disabled. Gummo had a budget of 1 million dollars, and became a {{cult}} hit.



* DownerBeginning: Begins with Solomon grimly half-whispering a voice-over describing the effects of the tornado while disturbing home movie footage plays.



* FanDisservice: The fact that her child sister is also in the room adds a considerable Squick factor, as does the SoundtrackDissonance of the extremely distorted Buddy Holly song playing over the scene.

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* FanDisservice: The fact that her child sister is also in the room adds a considerable Squick {{squick}} factor, as does the SoundtrackDissonance of the extremely distorted Buddy Holly "Buddy Holly" song playing over the scene.
13th Sep '15 4:33:11 PM Exxolon
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13th Sep '15 4:33:00 PM Exxolon
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20th Jun '15 8:57:41 AM mlsmithca
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}; The 3 sisters: Dot, Helen, and Darby.

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