What the Folk!

Flight of the Conchords. Yeah those guys. Feel free to discuss them here! Garfunkling!
It is currently Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:38 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 78 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
claire
 Post subject: Re: Largo film
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:48 pm 
Offline
David Bowie's nipple antennae
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 07, 2008 5:57 pm
Posts: 1279
Location: New York
"i feel like a prize asshole, no one compliments my casserole" Image

_________________
that's frozen cool...


Top
 Profile  
 
SheWolf
 Post subject: Re: Largo film
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:53 pm 
Offline
Boom King!
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:24 pm
Posts: 7354
Location: Getting hot by the refrigerator
Well that says it all....

_________________
90% evil
ImageImage


Top
 Profile  
 
Nancy
 Post subject: Re: Largo film
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:13 pm 
Offline
Persona Non Regatta
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 07, 2008 8:40 pm
Posts: 9610
Location: Hope Valley, RI, USA
That I got!!! :D

_________________
Oh, fish-like Lady
Lady-like Fish
I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady
No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit
La-dy-ish! Yeah!


Top
 Profile  
 
claire
 Post subject: Re: Largo film
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:13 pm 
Offline
David Bowie's nipple antennae
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 07, 2008 5:57 pm
Posts: 1279
Location: New York
oh crap see this is why we need the edit function for longer, i just realized i shouldn't have written a line from a new song here cuz it's a spoiler and some people might not want to know, sorry!! indy if you read this please delete the post if you think it's considered a spoiler!

_________________
that's frozen cool...


Top
 Profile  
 
H....
 Post subject: Re: Largo film
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:56 pm 
Offline
David Bowie's nipple antennae
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 10:36 am
Posts: 1412
Location: The sofa...
Omnichord! Yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis!

_________________
Throw us your potatoes!


Top
 Profile  
 
tvldiva
 Post subject: Re: Largo film
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:51 pm 
Offline
Feeling much better now...
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:57 pm
Posts: 1015
Location: Austin, Texas
poptartgirl wrote:
It looks like the Largo film will be showing at film festivals in a few locations :

Austin Film Festival (Yay for me :D )
http://www. austinfilmfestival. com/new/


I scoured this site but didn't see the movies scheduled anywhere...I guess they must have took them off. :(

Do you know of if the schedule is listed else where??

_________________
Why don't you accept me as your God!?


Top
 Profile  
 
poptartgirl
 Post subject: Re: Largo film
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:22 pm 
Offline
David Bowie's nipple antennae
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:20 am
Posts: 1063
Location: Austin Texas
I couldn't find a schedule either. Maybe it's not ready yet ?

_________________
“We tell you lies, and if you laugh, they’re jokes.”

"all I wanted to say is "May I rock you ?"


Top
 Profile  
 
indigo_jones
 Post subject: Re: Largo film
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:38 am 
Offline
That's Mrs. Indigo Jones-McKenzie to you
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 02, 2005 2:14 pm
Posts: 3989
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Where there any other film festivals that it was listed as showing at? Perhaps an upcoming one that's held here in the Netherlands? :pray:

_________________
"It was a hilarious, hilarious moment in a very bleak, bleak time of my life."

Happiness is Bret-Shaped.

"The forecast for Jemaine today is clean-shaven with a chance of stubble. Scattered stubble throughout the week, resulting in a 60% chance of beard early next week." - mohumbhai mania


Top
 Profile  
 
poptartgirl
 Post subject: Re: Largo film
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:17 pm 
Offline
David Bowie's nipple antennae
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:20 am
Posts: 1063
Location: Austin Texas
See my post on page 1 of this thread :wink:

Or I can tell you that the locations mentioned in the MySpace bulletin sent out by the Largo film last week were : Athens, Vancouver, Austin, and London :P

_________________
“We tell you lies, and if you laugh, they’re jokes.”

"all I wanted to say is "May I rock you ?"


Top
 Profile  
 
tvldiva
 Post subject: Re: Largo film
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:54 am 
Offline
Feeling much better now...
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:57 pm
Posts: 1015
Location: Austin, Texas
poptartgirl wrote:
I couldn't find a schedule either. Maybe it's not ready yet ?


Probably not. AFF is always last minute with their lineups. :waiting:

_________________
Why don't you accept me as your God!?


Top
 Profile  
 
poptartgirl
 Post subject: Re: Largo film
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:45 pm 
Offline
David Bowie's nipple antennae
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:20 am
Posts: 1063
Location: Austin Texas
I found 2 screenings for the Largo film at the Austin Film Festival.

http://aff.bside.com/2008/films/largo_aff2008

2:30 PM Sat, Oct 18 Dobie
7:00 PM Mon, Oct 20 Alamo Drafthouse Lakecreek

_________________
“We tell you lies, and if you laugh, they’re jokes.”

"all I wanted to say is "May I rock you ?"


Top
 Profile  
 
poptartgirl
 Post subject: Re: Largo film
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:40 pm 
Offline
David Bowie's nipple antennae
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:20 am
Posts: 1063
Location: Austin Texas
Austin Film Festival preview article in the Austin Chronicle.

http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase ... d%3A686255


Musicians and Comedians, In Perfect Concert
'Largo'

BY KEVIN KELLY

Until this summer, Largo was a small nightclub in a primarily Jewish district of Los Angeles. Nestled amid shoe stores and across the street from a deli, it opened in 1992, and soon enough, its diminutive stage became a regular spot for musicians such as Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, Elliott Smith, and Rickie Lee Jones. Owner and Belfast, Northern Ireland, native Mark Flanagan later added comedians to the mix, including Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, and Patton Oswalt.

With so much talent available to him, Flanagan began filming the performances for the Largo website. While he might have been adept in running a nightclub and forging tight relationships with performers, he wasn't a cameraman. Instead, he turned to Andrew Van Baal, the boyfriend of a regular. "I didn't know Andrew that well," says Flanagan, "but I knew his girlfriend, and I knew he could hold a camera."

Flanagan and Van Baal shot one show with a small camera, and he wasn't pleased with the initial results. "The color was awful, and I asked him to switch it to black and white, and then I thought, 'God, now it looks really good, better than I expected.'" He happened to show the footage to another Largo regular, filmmaker P.T. Anderson, who told him that he definitely needed to do something more with it, which is how the documentary/concert film Largo was born.

Van Baal and Flanagan worked together over two years, filming more than 120 hours of performances and finally editing it together into what is meant to capture a "dream team" evening at the club. Flanagan never wanted to make a traditional, talking-head kind of documentary. "My model for this, if there was one, was Jazz on a Summer's Day, which is a fantastic film [set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival], where Bert Stern went down and he filmed Louis Armstrong and Mahalia Jackson and all these people, and it just goes from one song to the other."

"The first conception of the film was that we wanted to structure it like a single night at the club," Van Baal recalls. "For a while, we were calling it A Night Out. The idea was that you would see it being set up, then it would open, and we'd have this progression of performers, and then you'd see it close. It still basically has that structure." Instead, the only framing device left in the film is watching comedian Dave "Gruber" Allen on his bus ride to the club, entering through the kitchen, greeting people, and then taking the stage in his guise as Todd Carlin, who warms up audiences professionally.

It's a bit disappointing that Flanagan decided to pull himself out of the limelight, because he's as much a part of the history of Largo as Clifford Antone was of Antone's, and you want to know a bit about the personality who helped bring this talent together. Still, the final product works beautifully as a concert film and as a tribute to what Largo used to be (Flanagan has since closed the location and opened a larger club nearby, called New Largo). Even if you've never stepped foot inside, it's hard not to feel someone plucking at your heartstrings as Flanagan turns out the lights at the end of the film while an Elliott Smith song plays mournfully on the piano. It's a fitting end for both the club and the film, which is 112 minutes' worth of some of the most intimate musical performances you're likely to see captured on film

_________________
“We tell you lies, and if you laugh, they’re jokes.”

"all I wanted to say is "May I rock you ?"


Top
 Profile  
 
Nancy
 Post subject: Re: Largo film
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:54 pm 
Offline
Persona Non Regatta
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 07, 2008 8:40 pm
Posts: 9610
Location: Hope Valley, RI, USA
Thank you so much for posting this, Poptartgirl.
I never went to Largo when I lived in LA - now I'm sorry I didn't. It sounds as though the film captures what a night out at Largo was like. Now it's preserved forever. I'm grateful for that, and I'm hopeful it'll play in the Northeast at somepoint.

_________________
Oh, fish-like Lady
Lady-like Fish
I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady
No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit
La-dy-ish! Yeah!


Top
 Profile  
 
Deirdre
 Post subject: Re: Largo film
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:53 am 
Offline
David Bowie's nipple antennae
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:49 pm
Posts: 1030
OK. Now I'm going. I was thinking of skipping it. But this review set me straight. There's more than a few minutes of Conchords goodness to see here. I want to see "some of the most intimate musical performances you're likely to see captured on film."

You coming Vanessa? Jennifer?


Top
 Profile  
 
Nancy
 Post subject: Re: Largo film
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:30 am 
Offline
Persona Non Regatta
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 07, 2008 8:40 pm
Posts: 9610
Location: Hope Valley, RI, USA
Let us know how it is. Enjoy! :D

_________________
Oh, fish-like Lady
Lady-like Fish
I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady
No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit
La-dy-ish! Yeah!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 78 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group