Thursday, August 28, 2008

Operation Screenshot (Films of the 2000s): Roman Coppola's CQ (2002)

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9 comments:

Bob Turnbull said...

Wowza. You've just convinced me to finally watch this (I've even had it in my hands at various rental places, but never pulled the trigger).

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Bob,
I know it has its critics but this is easily one of my favorites of the decade. It's one of the most loving tributes imaginable to an extremely special time in cinema history.

Papa Jon said...

A bit off topic but what program do you use to capture the film stills?

Ed Howard said...

Never even heard of it, but it looks beautiful. And there's something very Godardian about that shot of the film canister -- maybe it's the red and blue primary colors, or maybe it just reminds me of the hilarious scene with a very similar canister in Keep Your Right Up.

Derek said...

Great to know there are other admirers of this vastly underrated movie out there! There are so many fab little homages to films of the 1960s, be they nodding to Bava, Fellini, Godard, Vadim, or even Jim McBride's DAVID HOLZMAN'S DIARY... I can't imagine someone who loves that period not loving this movie. But they're out there. Anyway, thanks for doing your part in getting people to watch it and judge for themselves.

The King Of Cool said...

It took me awhile to finally see this one, but when I did I loved it. I then bought it on DVD. Somebody don't seem to like it, but I really dig it. Great shots from it. The whole vibe of the film is really cool.

Jerry Horne said...

Jeremy - you have such great taste!! One of my top 20 films of all time. So many great scenes, and talk about a great soundtrack. A wonderful love letter to films of that era. I love Sofia's cameo!

MovieMan0283 said...

I've never even heard of this movie...I'll have to check it out.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Papa,
I just use Real Player and copy the images to Paint and do some editing.

Thanks Ed,
Yea there are a couple of tips to Godard, which you will pick up on. I hope you will give the film a shot. The DVD has some amazing extras as well...

Thanks Derek,
I agree...this film is such a loving tribute to this period that it is hard to imagine lovers of it not falling for it. Like you said though, they are out there.

Thanks Keith,
Glad you got to see it and you enjoyed it...isn't Angela Lindvall amazing? I would love to see her make more more films...and of course I wish Roman would deliver a follow-up.

Thanks Jerry,
Glad to hear someone wlse admires it as much as I do. Isn't that soundtrack by Mellow out of sight? One of my favorites from the decade...and yes Sofia's cameo is just bliss.

Thanks MovieMan,
Hope you will check it out...