Thoughts on Coffee and Cigarettes

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 9:45 PM By Simon

-Somewhat connected series of vignettes, starring various celebrities as either definitely or ambiguously themselves, talking over cigarettes and coffee.

-I say somewhat because, aside from a few throwaway connections, everything is about subject matter. Some reaccuring themes include: Nikola Tesla (first mentioned in 'Jack Shows Meg His Tesla Coil' (starring the White Stripes! Woot!), then in 'Champagne', starring former prominent avant-garde figures Bill Rice and Taylor Mead, the latter of whom I vaguely recall reading of a movie by Andy Warhol, Taylor Mead's Ass, a cheeky response to a critic of Tarzan and Jane Regained...Sort Of, who said nobody wants to spend and hour and a half staring at Taylor Mead's ass...), an industrial-style drummer Iggy Pop suggests to Tom Waits, who may or may not be Lee, Cate Blanchett's cousin Shelly's boyfriend, the fact that yes, either coffee or cigarettes are bad for you, and/or they are not a healthy breakfast, do you want a sandwich?, drinking coffee before bed makes your dreams go faster.

-RZA wears a Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai ski cap. Awesome.

-These shorts vary from the quietly tragic ('No Problem'), to the mundane ('Renee'), to the weird ('Twins', starring Joie and Cinque Lee, who can either be credited here as themselves or as 'Good Twin' and 'Evil Twin'. Because there has to be one. Right, Danielle?).

-Iggy Pop! Tom Waits! The White Stripes! RZA (okay, I don't listen to the Wu-Tang Clan, but I like RZA)!

-'Jack Shows Meg His Tesla Coil' and 'Champagne' are the best, in my opinion. So random, yet fitting into the themes of both the actors/musicians, and/or the movie itself.



moviesandsongs365 said...

favourite line: your bill 'groundhogg ghostbusting' murray

my favourite segment: cousins

The twins part was my 2nd fav

BTW, what's with the music on your blog? Kind of irritating

August 19, 2010 at 2:03 PM
Simon said...

Sorry, I posted the interactive Scott Pilgrim trailer awhile ago, then expanded how many posts appear per page, and now it's still up. I'll do something about it.

August 19, 2010 at 3:45 PM
CMrok93 said...

Some montages are better than others, but ultimately this film does alright with it's material. My favorite was Molina and Coogan, because it matches so well with how any real person acts, if in that certain situation.

August 21, 2010 at 1:41 PM