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Topic: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Message: Posted by: blindbo (Oct 12, 2003 06:31PM)
Just watched good ol' Chuck Barris' film this weekend.
I always liked his character and I really enjoyed this movie. I thought it was very well acted and the story is just so...well...(un)believable??

I think he wrote it from the same entertaining imagination he used for everything else...or did he?

Anyone have an opinion on the truthfulness of his autobiographic novel...I mean satiric documentory...I mean, well, you know...
Message: Posted by: Justin R (Oct 12, 2003 08:46PM)
I thought this was a great movie. It was even better than I thought it would be. I thought George Clooney did a fine job in his directoral debut and I'm glad to see Sam Rockwell find mainstream success.

As for the real Chuck Barris, It couldn't be true...could it? While watching the movie I found myself almost wanting to believe his story but reality started creeping in.
Message: Posted by: marko (Oct 13, 2003 07:58PM)
I liked it as well. George Clooney has definite talent as a director (working with people like Soderbourgh rubs off on you, I guess). As for the validity of his story, I remain 99% sure that he made it all up, but man, part of me wanted to believe it. I didn't even realize until recently that the script was written by Charlie Kaufmann (eccentric genius extrodinaire). Seeing as how this is the same guy who wrote a fictional film about himself with "Adaptation" it's pretty ironic.
Message: Posted by: blindbo (Oct 13, 2003 08:41PM)
Kaufman also wrote "Being John Malkovich".
I agree with you regarding his genius.
I have to remember to watch whatever he is involved in, regardless of anyone's opinion. He is fantastic, in my book!