Wayne Wang's follow-up movie to Smoke (1995) presents a series of improvisational situations strung together to form a pastiche of Brooklyn's diverse ethnicity, offbeat humor, and essential...
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Michael J. Fox,
Wayne Wang's follow-up movie to Smoke (1995) presents a series of improvisational situations strung together to form a pastiche of Brooklyn's diverse ethnicity, offbeat humor, and essential humanity. Many of the same characters inhabiting Auggie Wren's Brooklyn Cigar Store in Smoke (1995) return here to expound on their philosophy of smoking, relationships, baseball, New York City, and Belgian Waffles. Most of all, this is a movie about living life, off-the-cuff.Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Mel Gorham's performance of "Fever" was filmed three months after the film wrapped. At the film's wrap party, Gorham performed a rendition of "Fever" that so impressed the film's producers, they decided to add a scene with her performing the song. See more »
Dot bolts the store door to talk with Auggie, then leaves without unlocking it. See more »
I don't eat shit. It's against my religion.
What religion is that?
The religion of sanity, Peter. You should try it some time.
I did, but I was excommunicated.
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Performed by Shôkichi Kina
Traditional composition with lyrics by Shôkichi Kina
Arranged by Chito Kawachi
Published by Nichion Inc. (JASRAC)
Shoukichi Kina appears courtesy of Luaka Bop/Warner Brothers Records Inc. See more »
A romantic view of Brooklyn, excellent improvisation.
Blue in the face might be boring to many because it doesn't follow a standard hollywood paradigm of rising action, climax, resolve. It is more documentary style, although fictitious, and quickly jumps from story to story and character to character. The editing is an interesting component because it successfully brings together disparate themes and characters (who are improvising their lines and stories to some degree). This and some fantastical elements provide a very romanticized view of Brooklyn. Altogether a cohesive piece with some nice performances and some insight into what it is to growup and live in a special loved place.
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