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Wednesday
Jul152009

MYMHM10 - Get Your Nazi Hijinks With Mother Night (NSFW)

 

***Note: This episode may not be suitable for viewing at work or by children.***


Juan and Lee take a look at this Nick Nolte "classic" adaptation of a Kurt Vonnegut Jr. novel.
This is the first fan request that has stumped all three of us (Thanks Tony B. from the OC), so we HAD to talk about it!
How does it hold up?

 

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Reader Comments (7)

GREAT episode; liked how you got much more into the subject of the movie this time. I've never really read vonnegut - a few articles here and there but that's it - and so far haven't particularly cared for him, but this looks like a lot of fun! Just got out of the new woody allen, and feel like a double dose of thick, dark sarcasm is just what I need. I'm shitting rainbows and simplism and I want out.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercazssiew

"I'm shitting rainbows and simplism and I want out."

I don't think I could've put it better myself!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM.Y.M.H.M.

I've never read Vonnegut. I know... my education was sorely lacking and I haven't done much to patch up the holes. Anyway, I found the movie to be thought-provoking. (Can a person still be "good" if they do things that are morally "bad" for the right reasons? Do you become what you do?) I also found it funny in a "I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be laughing here" kind of way. I may just go read the book.

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne

I've got the book on my list because of this flick, and I thought Nolte did a great job cracking under the weight of his actions. The scene where he realizes he's probably caused more harm than good is wrenching.

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJuan @ MYMHM

Nice review and a really good movie. I also recommend the book. I actually did my BA thesis in English on the book. If anyone would like to read it, you can find it here: http://skemman.is/stream/get/1946/2983/9806/1/endanlegt_fixed.pdf

It's interesting that you mention not digging this movie on the first view. I felt similarly about the book on first reading, not that I didn't like it, but it didn't engage me as much as other books by Vonnegut. Re-reading it it grew on me. Good to keep in mind if you check the book out. If you don't like by first read you might want to give it another shot later on.

Completely agree Einar! It's interesting the relationship we have with media, especially media we haven't consumed before we've already formed an opinion on it. Managing a film fan's expectations is difficult enough under normal conditions, trying to prepare an audience for Vonnegut is pretty much impossible.

I'll absolutely give your paper a read when I get a free second (just finished the summary)! Thanks!

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJuan @ MYMHM

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