Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

"So many social engagements. So little time."


Raising Arizona. From the Bagdad's big screen to your eyeballs, if you're in Portland on Friday. Doors at 10 p.m., film at 11. Hosted by the soon-to-be-podcasting-again Cort and Fatboy.

Be there or be bereft of the film that made a lot of people wonder who these crazy Coen Brothers guys were. Blood Simple got them attention, obviously (and rightly so), but Raising Arizona was their first cult hit. Twenty-two years later and it's still quoted. There'd be no Big Lebowski or Coen Brothers film version of No Country For Old Men without this film. Mmmmmaybe we still would've gotten Fargo, though...

...Holy crap. I'm analyzin' and philosophizin' because of Raising Arizona. Another sign it's influential...
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