Heaven’s Gate (1980): Minute by minute: part 18

23 Oct

Mr Godfrey’s minute by minute review has come of age, and can now be found at $1 pot nights around the country.

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The students continue to thrash the hell out of each other. John Hurt receives the most blows making this a very pleasing and cathartic minute. Eventually James (Kristofferson) clambers up the tree, fending off fists and gropers to finally snatch the bouquet. All cheer except the tree who seems rather uninterested. A pointless scene? No, I think not. What this scene demonstrates is that James does not suffer from hay fever. His eyes are neither itchy nor watery. He sneezes very little and excretes only minute amounts of mucus. I’m sure this fact will no doubt become important later should James have to fight the hind legs of a giant bee. I hope this is the case. My guess is that John Hurt’s character will drink the campus wattle given to it by the colony of New South Wales and morph into a large obnoxious bee. If this does not occur, to hell with you Cimino, I’m making that film.

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I love a man with a strong grip and a love for flowers.

Read the innocent wonder years here. It’s surely a downhill slide into drink, drugs and depression from now. I know it has been for me since I got my over 18 keypass.

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2 Responses to “Heaven’s Gate (1980): Minute by minute: part 18”

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  1. Heaven’s Gate (1980): Minute by minute: part 26 « Australian Film Review - May 17, 2010

    […] likely that it is a grass-grazing animal. Oh look, Kris Kristofferson is onboard. It seems like only yesterday, seven months ago, that he was dancing and molesting a tree at Harvard. If Kris is inside, it’s […]

  2. Heaven’s Gate (1980): Minute by minute: part 26 – Australian Film Review - November 1, 2010

    […] likely that it is a grass-grazing animal. Oh look, Kris Kristofferson is onboard. It seems like only yesterday, seven months ago, that he was dancing and molesting a tree at Harvard. If Kris is inside, it’s […]

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