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the skunks of los feliz
1.23.2005
 

Had my first bit of work yesterday, then went to the Method Fest party last night in this ridiculously posh mansion out in Deer Valley. Jacuzzi with waterfall, indoor combo racquetball / half court basketball set up, right on the ski trail: lifestyles of the rich and Mormon.

We didn’t know a soul there except Don Franken of Method Fest (a super nice guy, who went all-out on the party, and then some), but my boss scored air time on some independent film show. That, and seeing how the other other half lives made it worth the drive.

Worked again this morning at our brunch, then caught the premiere of Kung Fu Hustle at the Eccles. What can I say about this movie? It’s a comedic kung fu period piece. It’s a special effects movie. It’s a buddy movie. It’s full of top hats. It’s anarchic, nearly plotless, and just plain fun.

My friend Dayan summed it up best: “It’s a live action Warner Brothers cartoon”, only it’s way more inventive than any of the recent shite that WB has tried to pass off as the Looney Tunes.

I’m not a huge fan of Stephen Chow (who introduced the movie), but the man displays here a bottomless imagination, as well as a palpable love of movies and movie-making.

 
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