Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Requiem for a Hulu

Inspired by a colleague of mine, I checked out Hulu.com a couple of weeks ago, and was really delighted by the selection of movies and television there, and have been telling everyone I know how cool it is. I should be a paid huluvangelist. Anyway, I am sitting around today, and decided to watch Requiem for a Dream. Jesus, what a mistake. I can remember watching it for the first time after a lot of beers, and feeling sick to my stomach, and sick to my soul. The way the film was shot, in concert with the haunting score just evoke desperation and loss of control, and it's a scary film. I think rehab centers should just make people watch that movie in a loop. That would be way more effective than any 12-step deal. As someone who has seen friends and family go through crap like the characters in this movie, it makes me so thankful that those people snapped out of it before it progressed as far as the poor folks in this film. Yikes. I feel unsettled.

On a lighter note, my buddy Eric sent this a week or two ago:

Requiem for a Day Off

Anyone who has seen both Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Requiem for a Dream will truly appreciate this.

2 comments:

Jason said...

Thank you for your comments about Hulu, Kirk.

The team here very much appreciates it.

Thx again -

Jason Kilar
Hulu

lapsed cannibal said...

Yeah, I've been avoiding watching it for exactly that reason. I just don't need that stuff in my brain. When I was younger, I saw an insanely fucked up movie called Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Japanese, of course), about this dude who's slowly turning into scrap metal. I still haven't been able to get some of those images out of my head.