Just one of those films that once it was over, I wanted to watch it again.
Just one of those films that once it's over I wanted to watch again.
This is car porn with three guys in a pissing contest over a girl. Totally existential.
Whatever happened to Monte Hellman? From this to...TRAPPED ASHES? A SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT movie? Psh.
one simple great film for more than simple reasons
Usually I prefer films that have a great story, tight structure, thematic precision. This film throws that stuff out of the window. It resists all intellectualisation. And I still love it. That's power.
Changing social attitudes fuel "Two Lane Blacktop" and as an accurate portrayal of shifting values the film is really quite significant. Beyond that however, I struggled to connect with much going on, and although the disconnection from the audience is obvious, I just don't think this ideal holds much beyond analytical purposes. Some nice performances are present here however, and the attitude is something to behold.
Warren Oates best performance. Who knew that Sweet Baby James Taylor and Dennis Wilson were so good?
"You can never go fast enough"-.
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
DIR Monte Hellman
SCR Rudolph Wurlitzer, Will Corry
_it gives you a set of emotions that stay with you
those satisfactions are permanent_
Sparse and distinctive. Not much goes on here, only three drifters driving a car on a road to nowhere - a looseness to the film and its plot that's appealing and striking. A sort of freedom and 'we'll do as we please' rebellion. It's existential and I love it... mad, slow pace and all.
The original American Graffiti, only... and Criterion said it perfectly, "no summary can do justice to the existential punch of Two-Lane Blacktop" and that could very well be because there isn't one, so unless you love cars, there isn't too much here.
This one is just a curiosity. It becomes an amazhttp://www.theauteurs.com/films/847ing movie if you take into account the movie he made just before "The Shooting" because at least you can take refugee in its nihilism and alleged soul-searching. But it is still a curiosity.
God, I was conceived in the wrong era...oh well, nothing I can do about it now...
Just a cool road movie that makes u wanna drag race and take a carefree cross country road trip!