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The Illusionist

I enjoyed escaping into a magical mystery movie that made me laugh and made me cry as the story circled around the other side.

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Once

I loved this film. Has anyone else seen it? All music lovers, which means everyone on this site should see it.

Here is the intro from Wikipedia.

Once is a 2006 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. Set in Dublin, this naturalistic drama stars musicians Glen Hansard (of popular Irish rock band The Frames) and Markéta Irglová as fictional struggling musicians. Collaborators prior to making the film, Hansard and/or Irglová composed and performed all but one of the original songs in the movie.[1]

The film has received awards[2] and extremely enthusiastic reviews.[3][4] Shot for only $160,000,[5] it was very successful,[6] earning substantial per-screen box office averages in the United States.[7]

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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Claypool Comes to America!

Went to All Good in 2005 and Les was absolutely amazing! I've seen him about 3 or 4 times but whatever version of himself, he was then, was outrageous (I don't remember what he was calling his band at that festival). Even Gabby La La's playing, in that band, was incredible. I just remember her playing sitar like a possessed alien, while Les melted my mind - totally psychedelic!
I'm ready for a good movie that is pure ENTERTAINMENT.

"If the forms of this world die, which is more real, the me that dies or the me that's infinite? Can I trust my habitual mind, or do I need to learn to look beneath those things?"

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Me too

That looks interesting I may have to check it out!! Thanks,Marye :)

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yeah, me too

From what I can tell, Deadheads are deeply divided on ol' Les, but I'm a fan. I happened to be working the Bammies one year when Primus played; I walked out to the front of the stage at a random moment and my jaw pretty much hit the floor. Mind you I don't claim to understand the dude, but I get a a big kick out of him, and I loved it the time he opened for Phil at the Greek.

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Wow!

I can't wait to see this film! Thanks, marye!

"If the forms of this world die, which is more real, the me that dies or the me that's infinite? Can I trust my habitual mind, or do I need to learn to look beneath those things?"

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possibly of interest

Just stumbled across this on Craigslist:

1/10: National Lampoon Presents - Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo (san rafael)

Date: 2007-12-21, 2:46PM PST

Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo 7:30 p.m.

Filmmakers in Person

Les Claypool, singer and bassist with the band Primus, makes his directorial debut with this irreverent spoof of the music industry, tracking a fictional jam band called Electric Apricot along their rocky commercial and spiritual journey to achieve the glories of the Grateful Dead and Phish.

Claypool plays Electric Apricot’s drummer Lapland, and along with fellow band members Adam Gates, Brian Kehoe and Jonathan Korty, we share the travails of recording the first album and follow them up that yellow-brick road to Festeroo, their ultimate gig.

Largely filmed in Marin, the film features cameo appearances by musicians Bob Weir and Mike Gordon, as well as Seth Green and Matt Stone.

Rated R for some language and sexual content including references. Producer: Jason McHugh. Executive Producer: Matthew J. Powers. Director Les Claypool. (US 2007) 91 min.

Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-454-1222
www.caflm.org

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Classics

Slingblade (Love them french fried taters, Mmmmm, Hmmmm)

Pulp Fiction

12 Monkeys

Wedding Crashers

Festival Express

Woodstock

The Grateful Dead Movie (Thanks Jerry)

Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival (2004 & 2007)

That's enough for now. I'm sure I'll be back with some more in the future.

Peace -

GADEADHEAD

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Me too!

I love A Christmas Story too! Grate flick :)

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A Christmas Story

Sorry folks, I couldn't leave her there...

Some men are Baptists, others Catholics; my father was an Oldsmobile man.

In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan.

Mother: All right. Now, are you ready to tell me where you heard that word?
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Now, I had heard that word at least ten times a day from my old man. He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium; a master. But, I chickened out and said the first name that came to mind.
Ralphie: Schwartz!

Fra-gee-lay. It must be Italian.

Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of soap. Though my personal preference was for Lux, I found that Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heavy, but with a touch of mellow smoothness. Life Buoy, on the other hand... YECCHH!

He looks like a deranged Easter Bunny.

Adults loved to say things like that but kids knew better. We knew darn well it was always better not to get caught.

The old man stood there, quivering with fury, stammering as he tried to come up with a real crusher. All he got out was... Naddafinga!

Of course. Santa. The big man. The head honcho. The connection. Ha, my mother had slipped up this time.

Actually the Old Man loved it. He had always pictured himself in the pits of the Indianapolis Speedway in the 500. My old man's spare tires were only actually tires in the academic sense. They were round and had once been made of rubber.

With as much dignity as he could muster, the Old Man gathered up the sad remains of his shattered Major Award. Later that night, alone in the backyard, he buried it next to the garage. Now I could never be sure, but I thought that I heard the sound of "Taps" being played. Gently.

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Bigger Than A Drive-In Movie, Ooo-whee!