History Funny / BrowsHeldHigh

21st Jul '16 1:58:21 PM CountDorku
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[[folder:Jean-Luc Godard's King Lear: A Movie About No Thing]]
* On Twitter, Kyle described his setup: "For note taking purposes I got [[WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows @ShadowTodd]] to watch Godard's King Lear with me. I have never seen him more hate-filled." Todd's twitter supports this.
-->I watched a movie last night with @KyleKallgren that he's reviewing for Shakespeare Month. Godard's "King Lear."\\
You know, I like to think I'm a smart guy who doesn't knee-jerk reject things he doesn't get. But I hated it. With every fiber of my being.\\
I hated it so fucking much. I hated every goddamn second of it. I hated, hated, hated, this movie.\\
I felt the same way I did watching Uwe Boll's "House of the Dead" or Shyamalan's "Lady in the Water": This is ARROGANTLY shitty\\
There are two kinds of pretension. One is the crazy kind that's genuinely in love with all its ridiculous ideas\\
The other is the lazy kind that says "I will shit in a box and you'll adore me for it because it's shit I made". Godard's King Lear is this.
* The video's blurb:
-->''The infamously enigmatic Godard was once foolishly asked to give his take on William Shakespeare. The results are baffling. The second fan-picked film was produced by people who loved film in the worst way, and directed by a man who hates film in the best way.''
* He opens by clapping an Umberto Eco book to his face.
-->'''Kyle:''' This movie. This movie should not exist. Just...rationally. It should not exist. It's like if film history itself divided by zero. It's...this is...Jean-Luc Godard's ''King Lear.''\\
(trailer for "Creator/PatrickStewart in ''King of Texas'')\\
'''Kyle:''' No, no, no, no. That's [[Franchise/StarTrek Jean-Luc]] ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard's]]'' ''King Lear'', and that's King Lear as a cowboy. This is weirder."
* He points out that the movie was backed by the Cannon Group, the company behind ''Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo'', the ''Death Wish'' franchise, and Creator/ChuckNorris becoming an action star.
-->'''Kyle:''' This pairing. This is like [=McDonald's=] serving kale shakes. This is like the Arc Music Factory signing Music/{{Radiohead}}. Imagine turning on your TV and seeing "Tonight, on ''Series/2BrokeGirls'', the girls get a visit from Serbian grandmother of performance art, Marina Abramovic!"
* Kyle's theory for how Menahem Golan chose Godard: pull a name out of a hat.
* Kyle describing, in a deadpan voice, all the stuff Godard got up to, such as opening the movie with a recording of Golan on the phone, or announcing in voiceover that a couple of scenes were the only scenes they got with Norman Mailer and his daughter before they left the project completely.
* "It's set in an alternate future where the Chernobyl disaster has destroyed all culture. Yes." (displays shots that show no evidence of this, and adopts an absolutely deadpan tone) "Wow. Look at that devastation. See the fruits of our hubris. What hath humankind wrought. [[Franchise/{{Fallout}} Mime. Mime never changes.]]" (For another ''Fallout'' reference, he pops up "Quest Added: The Play's The Thing" in blocky green text over a shot.)
* Describing Godard's CreatorCameo:
-->'''Kyle:''' Godard himself appears in the film with wires on his head, doing a really mean impression of Burgess Meredith behind his back."
* After Godard farts in main character William Shakespeare Junior the Fifth's face:
-->'''Kyle:''' (doubled over with laughter) "That was Godard ''literally'' farting on Shakespeare! This movie shouldn't exist!"
* "Godard is playing the fool. Not just idiomatically; he's taking the role of the Fool. Three fools, actually. First, as the Fool who shows Lear the root of his foolishness. Second, as his role in this film, showing Shakespeare Jr the root of ''his''' foolishness. And third, as Godard the director, making this movie for an idiot who actually thought this would be a good idea."
* "And truth be told, that's a fascinating take on ''Lear.'' ...I should add that by 'fascinating' I don't mean 'watchable'."
* "And that, Mr Golan, is why I didn't make your movie. Nyeh-nyeh-nyeh-nyeh-nyeh-nyehhhh." (scene of Godard farting, with the Cannon Group logo superimposed on Shakespeare Jr's face)
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14th Jul '16 2:38:27 AM Kyrillion
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** Also, this marks the point where Kyle breaks his usual calm, analytical style. Then he flips out and begins a ClusterFBomb, including dissing everyone in the credits. ("FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU AND THE PIG YOU FUCKED THIS ON!")

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** Also, this marks the point where Kyle breaks his usual calm, analytical style. Then he flips out and begins a ClusterFBomb, including dissing everyone in the credits. ("FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU AND THE PIG YOU FUCKED THIS IN ON!")
10th Jul '16 8:16:35 PM Arruruerie
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* When the character Milena gets to a point in a speech at which she says that children ought to be more exposed to and encouraged to dip into sexuality, he points out that those children she's talking about would later go on to make ''Film/ASerbianFilm''.
10th Jul '16 8:04:31 PM Discar
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* After showing the possible realities, Kyle goes into Jared Leto's other roles, including "[[Film/SuicideSquad Emo Joker]]".

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* After showing the possible realities, Kyle goes into Jared Leto's other roles, including "[[Film/SuicideSquad "[[Film/SuicideSquad2016 Emo Joker]]".
3rd Jul '16 3:27:15 PM AgentAlpha
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--> '''Kyle!Distant Voice:''' What about the ''{{Literature/Ramayana'}}'?

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--> '''Kyle!Distant Voice:''' What about the ''{{Literature/Ramayana'}}'?''{{Literature/Ramayana}}''?
29th Jun '16 5:40:07 PM nombretomado
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** "QUICK! [[TomSawyer PAINT A FENCE]] AT HIM!"

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** "QUICK! [[TomSawyer [[Literature/TomSawyer PAINT A FENCE]] AT HIM!"
26th Jun '16 8:18:22 PM UrthWyrm
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-->'''Kyle:''' Actually, this looks kinda fun...it can't be that hard, can it? [grins]\\

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-->'''Kyle:''' Actually, this looks kinda fun...it can't be that hard, can it? [grins]\\[[[TheUnSmile grins]]]\\
19th Jun '16 6:45:25 AM Pachylad
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* Bit of a meta-joke, when Kyle discusses the Iranian New Wave, the song he chooses to play in the background is A Flock of Seagulls' "[[VisualPun I Ran]] (So Far Away)"

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* Bit of a meta-joke, when Kyle discusses the Iranian New Wave, the song he chooses to play in the background is A Flock of Seagulls' "[[VisualPun "[[StealthPun I Ran]] (So Far Away)"
19th Jun '16 6:43:44 AM Pachylad
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* Bit of a meta-joke, when Kyle discusses the Iranian New Wave, the song he chooses to play in the background is A Flock of Seagulls' "[[VisualPun I Ran]] (So Far Away)"
19th Jun '16 6:11:32 AM Pachylad
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* After he discusses how [[spoiler: time starts going backwards in the ending with the movie]], clips of Series/RedDwarf start playing - in which Kyle realises:
-->'''Kyle:''' "Oh my god... Red Dwarf! ... [[spoiler: He got his science from a [[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIIBackwards RED DWARF EPISODE]]]]!
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