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Join Date: Jul 2011
Re: General Movie Discussion Part II
Anyone seen Last Days? It's a fictionalized account of Kurt Cobain's last days and being a huge Cobain/Nirvana geek I gave it a watch and it's pretty fucking dull. I haven't seen any of Gus Van Sant's other movies but it just feels highly-pretentious. Many of the scenes just sees the protagonist wandering around aimlessly. We get it, he's an enigma but we don't need scenes that last about 5 minutes of him just taking a swim and a piss. His problems are also never explained, it's based on Kurt Cobain so I assume he's on drugs but this is never actually confirmed in the film. Don't get me wrong, it has it's moments of greatness such as the hauntingly-beautiful scene where Michael Pitt plays 'Death to Birth' before killing himself and the last 20 minutes are really good stuff. If you edited this down to a 30-45 minute film, this would be an epic movie.
Wasn't the biggest fan of Last Days, but I will check out out other Van Sant's movies like Gerry and Elephant tonight.