History Film / Gummo

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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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}; {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The 3 sisters: Dot, Helen, and Darby.
25th May '15 6:38:04 AM spirasen
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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 Julien Donkey-Boy]]'', ''Film/MisterLonely'' and ''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 Julien Donkey-Boy]]'', ''Film/JulienDonkeyBoy'', ''Film/MisterLonely'' and ''TrashHumpers''.''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 {{cult}} hit.









* BlackComedy: What humor there is in the movie is defintely this.
* BlackMetal: Makes up much of the soundtrack, with a smattering of DeathMetal as well.

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* BlackComedy: What humor there is in the movie is defintely definitely this.
* BlackMetal: Makes up much of the soundtrack, with a smattering of DeathMetal as well.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The 3 sisters, Dot, Helen and Darby.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}; The 3 sisters, sisters: Dot, Helen Helen, and Darby.



* ShoutOut: Two shout outs to the band Slayer; the patch on Solomon's jacket (which is also an allusion to the fact that he kills stray cats for money) and in one of the jarring film collages there is fan footage of a guy who has carved the band's logo into his arm which is genuine.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Depending on the scene. That being said, this is probably the only movie to ever feature {{Buddy Holly}} and {{Burzum}} on the same soundtrack. The opening scene with the happy song about farming played over footage of the Bunny Boy, a mute homeless child's sad daily routine definitely counts as this.

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* ShoutOut: Two shout outs to the band Slayer; Music/{{Slayer}}; the patch on Solomon's jacket (which is also an allusion to the fact that he kills stray cats for money) and in one of the jarring film collages there is fan footage of a guy who has carved the band's logo into his arm which is genuine.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Depending on the scene. That being said, this is probably the only movie to ever feature {{Buddy Holly}} Music/BuddyHolly and {{Burzum}} Music/{{Burzum}} on the same soundtrack. The opening scene with the happy song about farming played over footage of the Bunny Boy, a mute homeless child's sad daily routine definitely counts as this.
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