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I Heart Huckabees [Oct. 9th, 2004|11:46 pm]
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Q: How many existentialists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: Fish

If this joke makes you laugh uproariously, you are going to love I Heart Huckabees. At one point, Dustin Hoffman says his inspiration is Magritte. This is the one, single thing in the entire movie that really makes any sense.

It is everything, and yet, it's not all that much.

What it is is the third installment of a disassociated trilogy, the third goal in a hat trick preceeded by Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind and Garden State. It includes such disparate personalities as Jason Schwartzmann, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin (who is looking pretty damn good for being 65), Jude Law, Naomi Watts, Mark Wahlberg (as a fireman who was involved in that "big September thing"), Tippi Hedren, Jean Smart, Talia Shire and Shania Twain. And it makes pretty much no sense.

But it's really, really funny, and it's filled with incredibly twisted dialogue. It has lines like, "Nobody sits like this rock sits. You rock rock. The rock just sits and is. You show us how to just sit here and that's what we need." And it's cool to see Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin together.

I think I need to get all three of these when they come out on DVD, watch them all in a row, and just become very, very surreal.

How am I not myself?

From: nowalmart
2004-10-10 03:37 pm (UTC)
I am actually planning on seeing "I (heart) Huckabees" tomorrow.

You also reminded me that I need to order "Eternal Sunshine" from Amazon.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2004-10-10 04:26 pm (UTC)
LOL! I reminded myself I needed to order Eternal Sunshine, too! Also (if you're interested), Garden State and Before Sunset are available for pre-order...and now you know what I did this morning...
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From: drewberry4
2004-10-12 03:11 am (UTC)
yay!!!! i really want to see that movie. I'm glad it doesn't suck. :)
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[User Picture]From: johnnyg
2004-10-13 01:34 pm (UTC)
This has been bothering me for, um four days: You have mixed up your lightbulb jokes. I've just done some research to confirm my suspicions. You're confusing existentialists with surrealists...unless you've deliberately done so in a spirit of surrealism.
See as follows:

Existentialists - Q: How many existentialists does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Two: One to screw it in and one to observe how the lightbulb itself symbolizes a single incandescent beacon of subjective reality in a netherworld of endless absurdity reaching out toward a maudlin cosmos of nothingness. (from many sources)

Surrealists - Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a lightbulb?
A1: Fish.
A2: To get to the other side.
A3: Two: one to hold the giraffe, and one to put the clocks in the bath tub.
A4: Three: one to change the bulb, one to hold the ladder.

Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Two: One to hold the giraffe, and the other to fill the bathtub with brightly colored machine tools.

Q: How many surrealists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Two, one to twist balloons into unusual shapes and the other to fill a bathtub with brightly colored bicycles.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2004-10-13 01:44 pm (UTC)
Hehehe...I'm impressed!

It was kind of a paraphrasing...
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