Last Days

Last Days

DVD - 2005
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This film is inspired by the final hours of Kurt Cobain. Blake is a brilliant but troubled musician whose success has left him in a lonely place. The film follows Blake through a handful of hours spent in his wooded home ... a fugitive from his own life.
Publisher: [New York] : Home Box Office, 2005
ISBN: 9780783137322
078313732X
Branch Call Number: DVD LAST 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Gus Van Sant's Last days

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SirMatelot
Mar 28, 2018

I appreciated this movie much more the second time I watched it. Nearly everything slowly builds toward Blake's inevitable death; the spirit emerging from his body and climbing upwards powerfully portrays his transition from earth-bound life, whether to another world or to legend is left up to the viewer to decide.

This is an art film. I admire the directorial intention. From a purely filmic point of view, the rock'n'roll idol is burned to ash in an almost scientific fashion. And while it is gorgeous to behold, it is nonetheless painful to watch. Rock is dead. After viewing this film you won't want to howl the follow-up line -- "Long live Rock!"

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ANTHONYZEDAN
Jun 13, 2017

If you are a fan of Gus Van Sant films, you will enjoy this moody, brooding film about severe depression in the face of fame. The film has wonderful texture, mood and setting. Not a lot of dialogue in the film, a lot of long solitary scenes of the main singer very high on drugs, trying to stay creative for the band. I can see how this film might be boring to some viewers, but if you have the stamina to stay with the film, you might find it ultimately rewarding, in a manner of speaking. All of Gus Van Sant's films have a gay aesthetic and appreciate and attention to the male form.

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patch666
Jun 08, 2017

Great !!!!!!

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poolman
Mar 21, 2012

Mumble, mumble... Introspective talking-to-oneself is normal at times but to build a movie's main character on almost inaudible speech (I had to use the subtitles) is arcane and self-serving. I'm sure the last days of Kurt Cobain would make for a fine dramatic presentation but this ain't it.

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cxg194
Jul 05, 2010

This is a terribly slow and painful movie to watch -- I would have preferred to watch paint dry.

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