Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I know only two people who like this movie, . . .

. . . and one of them is me.

Second Glance: The Melancholy Madness of ‘Joe Versus the Volcano’

16 comments:

Deb said...

Are you counting my husband as one of the two? If not, you know three people who love this movie.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I found it unwatchable.

Jackie is reading a book - perhaps you'd call it a paranormal romance - where the heroine of the book is telling a guy she just watched (again) the "greatest movie ever made." When he asks if she means CITIZEN KANE, she says, no, that's OK, but the greatest movie ever is BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS. It "has it all" - sex, rock & roll, and very, very bad acting.

Bill Crider said...

The other person I know who likes it is Vince Keenan. Jeff doesn't sound like a possible convert.

Henry Melton said...

Oh, add me to the list. I've watched it a dozen times, at least, and bought a copy twice. I think the madness is spot-on.

Bill Crider said...

Soon there'll be enough of us to gang up on Jeff.

Jerry House said...

Kitty loves it. I hate it.

Bill Crider said...

The list of fans continues to grow!

Mike Stamm said...

I don't think it was as good as it could have been, but I enjoyed it, and both my cousin and my younger brother count it among their favorites. And for me, "American Panascope" is mental shorthand for the worst kind of job in the known universe.

Anonymous said...

With a handful of entertaining character actor turns (Ossie Davis and Lloyd Bridges are wonderful) I too enjoy this movie a great deal. I re-watched it again in the cold of last winter.

d. middleton

Bill Crider said...

Soon we'll be an army!

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Need to rewatch it. I don't remember much about except that I didn't like it much.

Gary R. said...

I remember generally liking it, though I thought some of the whimsy was a bit strained, such as the island natives' predilection for orange soda.

Gary R. said...

Thinking about it, I just realized the idea of the orange soda-drinking natives could've been a sly reference to THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY. If it was, I like the movie even more now.

William Seward said...

You can add me to the list. I thought it quirky and wonderful!
By the way, reading these comments somehow brought "Alice's Restaurant" to mind. Especially the part: "Can you imagine? Fifty people a day walking in, singing Alice's Restaurant and walking out. They'll think it's a movement!"

Bill Crider said...

Maybe we should form a movement!

William Seward said...

I dunno. At our age having a movement means a whole 'nother thing! lol