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"best ever flapjacks", my eye! [06 May 2003|10:25am]

khakipants
[ mood | determined ]

So here's my theory:

I don't think that George selling the armoire was all that tragic. I believe that all of the really serious issues were ultimately Stacey's fault. If she hadn't lied to the detective about Ferdinand's parakeet, none of the subsequent occurrences in the antique shop would have mattered in the least. If she'd just blown off the whole issue and minded her own damn business, Mr. Crockett would still have his home, George and Lydia would still be together, Ferdinand could have finished school with honors, and Judy would have got what she deserved. As it stands, however, I think that the ending is unsatisfying. I've never been able to find anything remotely worthwhile in Stacey's character, and I don't see why we should care about her freakin' delicious pancakes.

Of course, this is just my take, and I know that I'm essentially alone in thinking that George is guiltless.

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[06 Feb 2003|11:16pm]

khakipants
[ mood | confused ]

Can anyone explain the giraffe to me?

If you belong to this community, you must know the one I mean.

I just don't get it! What's the point?

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Question [26 Jan 2003|11:19pm]

tubatic
[ mood | confused ]

Can somebody clear something up for me?

That whole "Three Monkeys and a Hammer" thing. I mean, was that a for real company, or just Springfield's way of saying he did the effects himself? I never really understood that. I used to think they were a real group, but then there was that whole Sundance thing five years ago (Remember, with the oragutans in coveralls? Anyone?). You can never tell, since he loves to mess with the European media and all.

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Finally! [25 Jan 2003|07:35pm]

khakipants
[ mood | pleased ]

What a great day!

My Paging T.S. Eliot DVD finally arrived! I've been waiting for ages! It took forever just to find a store that would special order it for me (and, believe me, that cost a pretty penny), and then their supplier was out of stock and I had to wait for more to be available. But I got it this afternoon and it is incredible.

I almost immediately started watching the film with director's commentary. Bloody gives some incredible insights into the movie-making process, and recounts a hilarious story about the filming of the scene in the rooftop restaurant- it involves three pigeons, a plate of cheese, and an extra with a cane. Classic, really.

But the little thing that pleased me most was discovering that I was right in believing that the Lord family- the rich family that stay in the hotel suite across from Mr. Eliot- were in fact created as an homage to The Philadelphia Story. I'd suspected as much, but it was good to have it confirmed.

I can't wait to check out the rest of the features on the disc!

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[08 Jan 2003|12:57pm]

afterknowledge
[ mood | irritated ]

I got into a fight with my brother about Employees Only the other day. He claims it's just an Empire Records rip-off, but I'm guessing that's because of the presence of Ethan Embry and the fact that his character works in a record store. But, I mean.... come on.... Employees Only is as much related to movies like Resevoir Dogs and Trainspotting as it is to Empire Records. The delicate genre-mixing is brilliant.

I challenge each and every one of you to write a letter of complaint to my bro.

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jellicle sharps and jellicle flats [09 Jan 2003|12:14am]

wowbagger
[ mood | disappointed ]

Okay, since none of you want to answer my trivia questions, I'll answer them for you:

Le Manteau de Joie
1. The Man With the Coat gives the Old Woman a musicbox. What does it play?
* Minuet in G
2. What's in the snowglobe behind The Storyteller when he begins the tale?
* A duck

Phaser
3. Who sits in the armchair (other than Ra)?
* The meter man

Alien Sean
4. Sean, upon his return to Silkerfing, accidentally says a sentence in English. Why does this offend the Silkerfingers?
* The sentence he says translates to "Boil your head or I'll do it for you."

Love Sank the Lighthouse
5. Todd finds a frog at the base of the lighthouse when he's fishing. As he talks to it, who does it become?
* Nell
6. Nell's most famous painting is of what historical event?
* Shay's Rebellion

There. I did it.

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skeptical cats, dyspeptical cats [02 Jan 2003|08:02pm]

wowbagger
[ mood | sad ]

So nobody's posted any answers to my Trivia Game. I'm saddened by this. See? I'm making my sad face. *makes sad face*

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Trivia time! [29 Dec 2002|10:52am]

wowbagger
[ mood | tricky ]

Hey, all you Bloody Springfield-ers! Time for some fun Trivia Questions(tm)!

Le Manteau de Joie
1. The Man With the Coat gives the Old Woman a musicbox. What does it play?
2. What's in the snowglobe behind The Storyteller when he begins the tale?

Phaser
3. Who sits in the armchair (other than Ra)?

Alien Sean
4. Sean, upon his return to Silkerfing, accidentally says a sentence in English. Why does this offend the Silkerfingers?

Love Sank the Lighthouse
5. Todd finds a frog at the base of the lighthouse when he's fishing. As he talks to it, who does it become?
6. Nell's most famous painting is of what historical event?

Enjoy!

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continuity error [29 Dec 2002|12:04am]

khakipants
[ mood | surprised ]

Has anyone ever noticed this before? In A Gary Sinise Vehicle, in the scene just before the punch bowl falls, there's this guy in the background wearing a baseball cap. In one perspective, it's a red cap with a white bill, but in the other, it's a red cap with a BLUE bill!

I'd never seen that in past viewings, but I noticed it this evening and was vastly amused. How could Bloody have missed something like that?

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Oh Wow!!! [28 Dec 2002|01:49am]

tubatic
[ mood | cheerful ]

I was hoping someone would start a group like this! How cool!! I'm a complete movie nerd, and Phaser has got to be one of my favorites! (Though "A Stinking Mess" is really remarkable, too)

ImDb knows nothing! I've got a whole database of Bloody Springfield movies on my computer! Stubenville, Pyro E., I think he even did a few for TubaCity back in the day! I'll have to put a few up here sometime.

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The Tuba Times [28 Dec 2002|12:36am]

khakipants
[ mood | cheerful ]

There's a great article on the Phaser phenomenon here. It's several months old, but it's very interesting. And, of course, it's always nice to plug the work of people you know.

On another tack, I think it would be cool to try to put together a complete filmography of Bloody's work. Anyone want to contribute? Can you believe that he's been totally overlooked by IMDB?! It's disgraceful!

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yum. [27 Dec 2002|11:56pm]
lifecerealbox
what a great community! I'm so excited!

I would just like to say how amazing the casting of Phaser is. David Bowie has such style, such presence. not to mention the hottness factor. Hotty Bo Botty, that one.

oh! also- re: the rhinoceros poster comment... I never really understand what Lola is thinking. I like her a lot, but I don't connect with her. it's like she's a person I know and want to be good friends with, but just don't know her well enough to establish a foundational connection.
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Yeesh. [27 Dec 2002|11:34pm]

wowbagger
[ mood | jubilant ]

It's about time a Bloody Springfield community showed up.

I'll have more to say about this wonderful director / moviemaker in days to come, but for now, I'll leave you with this:

"You don't have to believe in magic to believe in me."
-The Man With the Coat, Le Manteau de Joie

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Welcome! [27 Dec 2002|11:39pm]

khakipants
[ mood | excited ]

Hello, and welcome to the only community out there devoted to that fabulous director of Phaser and . . . you know, those other movies.

Le Manteau Du Joie, for example.

Anyway, I created this community when I realized that there was practically no mention of the work of this fine director on the internet. Something had to be done, and I have done it. Here is a place where we can rave about our favorite movies, analyze his successes and failures, and ask the questions we've always wanted to ask. I'll start- in that scene from Phaser in the soft-serve ice cream place, why did Lola say what she did about the rhinocerous poster? I've never been able to figure out exactly what she meant by that. Of course, I must admit that I'm always a little distracted by the guy behind the counter when she's talking there. He's such a great character, and I wish he'd shown up in other scenes!

Once again, welcome. I hope that we can develop a thriving and fun-filled community here.

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