Posts from 26th March 2007

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Mar 07

Blowing Chunks*

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The film Sleeping Dogs (intelligently but less catchily titled Stay in the US, also known as the equally clever and Sleeping Dogs Lie) has one of the best opening lines I can remember hearing in the cinema. Now opening lines are hard to get right, and the most memorable ones often come from a voice-over, which is the case here. After a quick dedication to the directors mother (which is more than mere vanity from the films perspective), we cut to our lead Amy reading Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, while her dog lies near here. Clearly bored by the cyber-punk sci-fi, her mind appears to wander. And then the voice-over kicks in (approximate here).

!!!! SPOLIER – LOOK AWAY IF YOU DON’T WANT THE FIRST EIGHT SECONDS OF THE FILM SPOILED – !!!!!

“My name is Amy and when I was younger I gave my dog a blow job.”

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