I want to do heroin with Frank Sinatra.
I’ll definitely need to rewatch this to get a better understanding of what this movie means. From what I can gather this is a movie about desensitized youth and the existential dread they endure upon being thrust into the real world. The movie goes on to claim that youth become desensitized by mass media and the gradual acceptance and exemplification of rebellious spirit ala James Dean and others. The film concludes with a cynical outlook on the rebellious spirit, accusing…
Your wife or mom or roommate tells you something smells in the basement, and you think an animal died down there. You put some gloves on and go for a trash bag, but you’re all out, so you get one of those plastic fruit bags that you’ve been saving for dog shit. You go downstairs; that horrible odor of rotten meat smacks you. You finally realize where you are and what you’re about to do. You don’t want to clean…
It’s good and what Sacha Baren Cohen and his talented co-star manage to pull off is insane. But I believe that this movie is incomparable to the original in a very fundamental sense and that is the character of Borat.
On the Ali G Show and original Borat film, there was this childlike obliviousness that was rooted in the character of Borat. He was armed solely with his own playbook of “Kazak” culture (“We have God at the top, then…