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Paranoid Park (Blu-ray) - £3.95 @ Base
Paranoid Park (Blu-ray) - £3.95 @ Base

Paranoid Park (Blu-ray) - £3.95 @ Base

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A really good film from Gus Van Sant, and a great price for it.
Usually you'd have to pay more just for the DVD.
Amazon and Play have the Blu-Ray for £4.99, so you're saving a little over £1 from them
Definitely worth picking it up and seeing if you like it.
I've already got the DVD but am tempted to upgrade for less than £4.

Movie trivia side-note: The film also has Jenny from Gossip Girl.
(If you're not a Gossip Girl fan, don't let that dissuade you!)

"While Gus Van Sant's PARANOID PARK is in keeping with the atmospheric work of the films in his previous 'death trilogy' (GERRY, ELEPHANT, LAST DAYS), this time around he's working from a more conventional narrative to capture the awkwardness and pressures of adolescence. The result is a work of breathtakingly personal cinema--intimate, beautiful, and moving. Based on the novel by Blake Nelson, PARANOID PARK tells the troubled story of Alex (Gabe Nevins), a Portland high school student who loves to skateboard. But after accidentally causing the death of a security guard, Alex must come to terms with the guilty feelings that are threatening to overwhelm him. Unable to tell anyone what has happened, including his best friend, Jared (Jake Miller) and his nagging girlfriend, Jennifer (Tayler Momsen), he keeps it all inside at the risk of imploding with guilt.
Van Sant is an impressionistic and deeply sensitive director. His decision to work with acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle (FALLEN ANGELS, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE) pays off immeasurably, as Doyle combines naturalistic full-frame 35mm with grainy super-8 to create a lush, moody atmosphere. As usual, Van Sant's sonic tastes are impeccable. He once again employs the music of Elliott Smith to great effect, contrasting Smith's heartbreaking songs with slow-motion imagery, further establishing a sense of confusion and loss. The cast, all recruited from the social networking website MySpace, are more than serviceable, yet it is Nevins who steals the show. His Alex is a likeable figure to whom the audience can relate, further personaliSing an already intimate tale. PARANOID PARK is a gorgeous, unforgettable tone poem that captures the myriad complexities of teenage life."

13 Comments

Looks like one of those marmite films....

Reviews poorly here bluray.highdefdigest.com/140…tml [both the movie itself and transfer quality], yet here
blu-ray.com/mov…01/ they think it's just fine on almost all aspects! oO
Edited by: "Faythur" 5th Mar 2011

mod

And for £3.95 it's gotta be worth a punt

def an "art house" movie, and def HOT from me

imdb gives 6.9 so voted hot from me

Want to buy this but really, really worried i'll find it cheaper.....

Original Poster

definitely buy it

i don't think you're likely to find it for cheaper anytime soon, and £4 isn't too much of a tall order, especially for a blu-ray.:)

worth it for the black sabbath soundtrack!

Was not fond of it when it first came out very art house indeed, but at that price it is worth a go!

very good movie.. not sure id buy it though.. one very gross scene...

Narfette

very good movie.. not sure id buy it though.. one very gross scene...


I have never eaten bananas since.

Hmm, not what i thought it was. With a title like that I thought it was a movie about Glasgow Celtic football club.

bit too artsy fartsy for me, its a cheap bluray and usually id say any bluray at £4 is a must buy, but not so sure here.

Rossmor40

Hmm, not what i thought it was. With a title like that I thought it was … Hmm, not what i thought it was. With a title like that I thought it was a movie about Glasgow Celtic football club.



Now that's a cheap jibe! Always funny, though, like Neil Lennon.
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