History Film / Gummo

15th Jan '18 1:24:01 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* IntentionalValuesDissonance: The sexism and racism, the truly venomous homophobia and transphobia (particularly exhibited by children who hardly even know what they're talking about), and the casual animal cruelty of the residents of Xenia are all intentionally disturbing and unsettling.
21st Aug '17 5:58:57 PM mlsmithca
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* BlackMetal: Makes up much of the soundtrack, with a smattering of DeathMetal as well.
* BunnyEarsParenting: Solomon's mother is quite eccentric. She feeds him spaghetti in the tub, is apparently a hoarder, and threatens him with a toy gun to make him smile.
5th Aug '17 11:10:09 AM Da1tonTheGreat
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* AbusiveParents: Solomon's mother threatens to shoot him if he doesn't smile in one scene. The Hoarders-esque state of their house might also count.
** Solomon's Mother is more eccentric than abusive, though, so this might count more as [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny-Ears Parenting]]. After all, the gun was a toy.



* BunnyEarsParenting: Solomon's mother is quite eccentric. She feeds him spaghetti in the tub, is apparently a hoarder, and threatens him with a toy gun to make him smile.



%%* 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.



* TrueCompanions: Despite their general fucked-up-tivity, Tummler and Solomon.

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Despite their general fucked-up-tivity, Tummler and Solomon.Solomon.
** The three sisters, Dot, Helen, and Darby, are always seen to get along well and are frequently together.
10th Sep '16 11:45:53 AM Mdumas43073
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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.
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