Monday, August 30, 2010

pop culture BLOW OFF of the day: if you want to sing out, sing out

Before there was Harold & Kumar, there was Harold & Maude. Hal Ashby's film about a twenty year old guy who falls in love with an eighty year old woman is one of my all time favorites. It also comes with a very sad & touching BLOW OFF that I won't give away in case any of you fools haven't seen this movie yet. Log onto your netflix queue now!

Ashby is also thought to be one of the most under appreciated directors of the New Hollywood Era (when Coppola, Scorcese, and Lucas started making films.) He pretty much fell into obscurity in the 80s and died of pancreatic cancer. The overall sentiment is that despite his own addiction problems and reclusive tendencies, Hollywood completely blew him off.

Let's just hope they don't make him turn in his grave by remaking this movie with Michael Cera as Harold and Betty White as Maude (hold up, that's actually a genius idea)

Anyway, here's the trailer. Doesn't it make you wish every movie had only Cat Stevens songs in it?

1 comment:

  1. I am one of those fools! How come you did not make us whatch this movie? And you are right I wish every movie had only Cat Stevens songs in it.