Gummo

Gummo ★★★★

“Some say he's downright evil. He's got what it takes to be a legend. He's got a marvelous persona.”

At the end of the film’s production, Harmony Korine, who was completely drunk, pushed his sister through a window and got stabbed by a grip with a pocket knife. That sums him up pretty accurately as a filmmaker, and he’s a strange guy for sure, but I really respect what he does. Gummo is bold, raw, ugly, and often disgusting, but it’s a kind of filmmaking I really adore, and he doesn’t back down from realising his vision, no matter where he needs to go or what he needs to do to achieve it. It’s not for everybody, but it’s really admirable and charming in a weird way.

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