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Tuesday night = cheap movies at the Osio
I saw Broken Flowers tonight. I plan to see it again and buy the soundtrack. What do other people think?

The preview for Everything Is Illuminated looks nothing like the book. I still insist that the book club see it together.
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i8ny3x From: i8ny3x Date: August 17th, 2005 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)
You're right. Liev Schreiber said before that the scope of the book was beyond his resources, so he had to pare it down a little. As quoted in this week's Onion AV Club Interview:
After I read the whole book, as gorgeous as it was, I didn't think I had the resources to make that kind of movie, and I was primarily concerned with a low-budget independent road movie. So it was just the story of Jonathan running into Alex, and Alex's grandfather, and the dog Sammy Davis Jr. Jr. I had already started work on a script of my own about a guy who goes to Ukraine to find out where his grandfather's from and what it means to be Ukrainian, and that was sort of a road movie as well, so it was really about fusing the two screenplays. I finished the script in about a month and a half.

On the topic of Broken Flowers... I was gonna write an entry on it, but ended up not. Maybe I'll revisit the topic one of these days. Isn't the soundtrack wonderful? Maybe I can find a torrent of it somewhere (I did!) If anybody wants it, I can probably share it on yousendit. Two of the tracks that Bill Murray plays on repeat is by a funky Ethiopian artist named Mulatu Astatke.
jessiemo From: jessiemo Date: August 20th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm withholding judgment on the Everything Is Illuminated movie...until our book club goes to see it.

Can you please make me a copy of the soundtrack? Let's see a movie this week or next?!
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