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07 August 2009 @ 09:44 am
The American Astronaut  
I'm watching one of the strangest movies ever made. It's an ultra low budget, rockabilly-punk musical, space western called The American Astronaut. Shot in moodily-lit 35mm black and white, it's set in space where women are apparently so rare that the biggest celebrity is a boy who once saw a woman's breast and describes it on stage for hordes of sexually-perplexed miners. The main character is basically an interstellar trucker, although most of the action (if you can call it action) takes place in hick bars and back alleys. Most of the characters are demented if not outright insane and some of the dialogue is reminiscent of Eugene Ionesco at his most bewilderingly absurd.

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Listening to: "The Girl With a Vagina Made of Glass"
 
 
 
Professor Mortis: Dr.Timprofessormortis on August 7th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
The flick left me cold, but that's most likely due to hype poisoning.

Today's photo, does not, however, leave me cold.
Pallaspallasathene8 on August 7th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
Haha, I loved that movie. Mostly just for the scene where he's in the bathroom and the two dudes come in and start dancing. Their dancing and kicking the stall made me laugh so hard. And the Hertz donut joke, although not so much the joke as the way he tells it. And boob-boy's song. Oh, and how the villain's gun turns everything to a pile of ash. Alright, so basically lots of stuff, except the ending.