TONGUE OF THE DAY

by Ross Sharp

Watch this trailer for Keith Gordon’s 1996 adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Mother Night” and try telling me it won’t have you inclined to haul arse over to Amazon to buy it straight away.

Given that it’s initial Australian release was limited to about a week and a half in one Sydney cinema in Paddington, chances are you won’t have seen this.

But you should.

It’s very, very good.

Nick Nolte, Alan Arkin, John Goodman … the music is (mostly) by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.

It’s very, very good …

(Nolte’s anti-Semitic rant at the beginning does not appear in the film as it does here, it was cut this way especially for the trailer. A sobering thought is that some, upon hearing it, would probably agree with the sentiments being expressed).

See?

And to another matter entirely, I have no idea whether this new comic book film adaptation is any good at all, but this poster art of John Malkovich going utterly batshit insane crazy is seriously fucking good, don’t you think? …

Yes.

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