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Andrew Bujalski

Director

“When you have to live with something for so many years, the film becomes indistinguishable from what you think of as your life. I’m sure there’s a danger to that. But there are also great things that can come from that.”

 

Biography

Andrew Bujalski, born April 29, 1977 in Boston, Massachusetts, is an American film director, screenwriter and actor, who has been called the “Godfather of Mumblecore.”

Bujalski, born in Boston in 1977, is the son of an artist-turned-businesswoman, Sheila Dubman, and a businessman, Edmund Bujalski. Andrew studied film at Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, where the Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman was his thesis advisor.

He shot his first feature, Funny Ha Ha, in 2002, and followed it with Mutual Appreciation in 2003 – though neither film received theatrical distribution until 2005 and 2006, respectively. Bujalski wrote both screenplays, and appears as an actor, playing a major role in both films. In 2006, he appeared as an actor and contributed to the screenplay of the Joe Swanberg film Hannah Takes the Stairs.

As of April, 2007, Bujalski is in Austin, Texas, where he is preparing to shoot his third independent… read more

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Mike Spence

8May11

Stephen Prokow is a fan of Trey Parker.

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Товарищ Петя., Stephen Prokow

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    Stephen Prokow

    9May11

    It is an honor to have my name mentioned near the top of your profile. :)

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    Mike Spence

    9May11

    That's nice, but instead of being "honored" why not just re-watch some of Bujalski's work without the bias against the imaginary genre you think he belongs to? Be thankful he's not making dark or scatological satires about orgasmic superheros and instead is at least trying to depict small human emotions, you know the kind that we never see anywhere because we're constantly being flooded with more South Park clones.

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    Stephen Prokow

    9May11

    Maybe I would appreciate him just a bit more if he was making dark and scatological satire about the depiction of human emotions within orgasmic superheros.

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    Mike Spence

    9May11

    There you go.

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    Stephen Prokow

    9May11

    Although Mr. Spence, I am tempted to become a fan of his based on his pertinent appearance.

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    Stephen Prokow

    10May11

    He looks very dorky in the picture, I kind of appreciate that authenticity.

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    Mike Spence

    10May11

    Yes, and David Lynch's last name is Lynch. Hmmm....

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    Stephen Prokow

    11May11

    Nothing wrong with a good old fashioned lynching.

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    Mark Ayala

    26May11

    Thus Mike Spence is a better person because he likes Bujalski, right?

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    Mike Spence

    26May11

    Ah, so you what I'm getting is that you think you can judge a person by what kinds of films he likes? I, on the other hand, only think you can judge a person's film taste by what films he likes, which, in the case of all Trey Parker fans, is bad.

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    Mark Ayala

    26May11

    The fact you're so antagonistic against someone for a particular interest or film is in itself a judge against them. And you allude to their love of a particular director or film as wrong; that his opinion is wrong because he likes a director you don't care for. So you attack them instead of starting a simple disagreement in taste. See what I'm getting at? In the end, you promote yourself a bit as being higher and by having a more correct opinion (impossible) than Stephen (and I say this as someone who doesn't care for either Parker or Bujalski).

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    Mark Ayala

    26May11

    And I'm not saying your opinion is wrong either. I'm just saying the way you approach it isn't fare for Stephen, I'll admit that Stephen's comment isn't insightful and that he attacks the audience who watches Bujalski films (which is silly), but it's his opinion in the end.

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    Mike Spence

    26May11

    I see what you're getting at but let me ask you a question specifically about your implication that my approach is personal: If someone posted a quote from Ebert saying how terrible he thought Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry is, and I responded by saying "Ebert likes Dark City," would you say I was attacking Ebert personally? Stephen may not be a professional critic, but his post was a critical assertion about this filmmaker's work. My response was intended to qualify where Stephen is coming from based on his posted tastes and in no way meant as a judgement about Stephen's humanity. I stand by it.

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    Nicolas

    30Aug11

    I'm a better person than all of you combined

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    Stephen Prokow

    14Aug12

    Watching a Bujalski film?

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    Mike Spence

    14Aug12

    Not suprisingly, you've confused being witty with being shitty.

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    Stephen Prokow

    14Aug12

    Everyone shits, what can I say? Some people just shit more than others.

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Paddy Misfit

4Dec10

Is there the option to be an "anti-fan"?

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EastyBoy

27Jul10

I'm loving this guy's films! The documentary-like realism is great and the scripts avoid cliched pop culture indie dialogue.

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Matteo Bittanti

31May10

Bujalski's inclusion in the "one word: overrated" list is de rigueur.

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Calling Bujalski fans!

32 posts by 6 people 9 months ago