tree mouse7 November 2009 at 12:11amPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
To love PG the musician does not mean that you should relinquish your ability to destinguish between good and shite.
As the man says,
'Gabriel is extremely well suited to the role giving a slightly new dimension to "the hardened and exhausted cop". Perhaps he's the thinking man's hardened and exhausted cop. After such a long wait it is a tremendous relief to know that the role of John Grant doesn't stretch Peter's acting capabilies. If he was to show any deep emotion in front of the camera, it could quite possibly have been a cringe-fest, so perhaps its just as well the characterisation is bad, otherwise Peter may never have decided to take part and this review would not exist.'
K'Ehleyr7 November 2009 at 2:08amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
I thought Pete did okay.I wonder what kind of movie this would have made.reminds me of Strange Days with Ralph Fiennes
I guess when you are the son of Disney's Michael Eisner you can get anyone you want in your student film. I remember a news item around this time where Peter had some kind of press release saying he wasn't giving up his music for acting.
(smart move pete)
Breck Eisner (written by) and
Steven Cantor (written by)
Gus Lynch - Crime Scene Tech (uncredited)
Eisner was born Michael Eisner in California, the son of Jane Breckenridge, a business advisor and computer programmer, and Michael Eisner, the former Walt Disney Company chief executive.
Eisner attended Harvard High School (now Harvard Westlake), Georgetown University, and the University of Southern California's film school. At USC, he directed his MFA thesis film, Recon, which starred Peter Gabriel.
Lenny Nero deals in dreams. Formerly an LAPD vice cop, he now deals in illegal 'squid' recordings - recordings made directly from the cerebral cortex of the participant, which allow the viewer to feel and experience everything the participant experiences as if they were there.
One of life's perpetual losers, he ekes out a lonely, miserable existence at the end of the millennium, still pathetically yearning for his beautiful ex-girlfriend Faith, a beautiful singer, and is dependent on his friend Macey, who both loves him unquestioningly and despairs for him completely, in equal measure.
But Lenny's life is about to be shattered; when he is anonymously sent the recording of the brutal rape and murder of a prostitute he is acquainted with, he and Macey soon find themselves reluctantly embroiled in a dark web of murder, blackmail and intrigue amid the civil unrest surrounding the suspicious death of an influential, politically active rap singer.
Lenny and Macey are soon running from Faith's brutal manager, Philo Gant, and a pair of menacing police officers, as they try to uncover the connection between the two and stay alive long enough to see in the millennium. Written by Scott Nisbet
K'Ehleyr7 November 2009 at 2:12amPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
I almost forgot, this was on the Strange Days soundtrack:
"While the Earth Sleeps"
Written by Eric Mouquet (as E. Mouquet), Michel Sanchez (as M. Sanchez),
Peter Gabriel (as P. Gabriel)
Performed by Peter Gabriel and Deep Forest
Courtesy of 550 Music/Epic Records
Peter Gabriel appears courtesy of: Real World Records, Geffen Records for North America and Virgin Records for the rest of the world.
Progressive jen7 November 2009 at 2:31amPosts: 5472 (0 today)Status: offline
I love PG but that was just GOD AWFUL.
Thank goodness he's so talented in other areas.
evoulini7 November 2009 at 10:45amPosts: 1750 (0 today)Status: offline
Well,thanks Ezri!I watched it on You tube and ,to be honest I couldn't understand what it was all about. :-]
Mr Beef7 November 2009 at 12:08pmPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
Mr Beef7 November 2009 at 12:12pmPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
. . .Don't know what the hell happened there! I. . . there's a ghost in this machine. . . anyway, what I meant to say was that it looks like a Virtuosity / Bladerunner hybrid-type-thing. Why didn't it get released? At least PG got a taste of his own medicine (that is, contributing to something which then just gets shelved), with it never being released. . .
Progressive jen7 November 2009 at 1:52pmPosts: 5472 (0 today)Status: offline
It was a student film, they never get released.
K'Ehleyr7 November 2009 at 4:06pmPosts: 8422 (0 today)Status: offline
Viruosity also had a Peter Gabriel song Party Man I think
This was a time when I er kinda liked Russell Crowe
and Denzil Washington was very hot in the movie too
I belonged to a Russell Crowe Message board, but then he started getting into drunken bar fights and a bunch of us moved over to a Russell Crowe/Off-topic drawer and I'm still there
We talk about everything mostly news items and political situations but we are not allowed to talk about.Russell Crowe lol
Then there was an almightly board war (I'm still not sure what it was about) a lot of petty bickering as far as I was concerned. So one of the ladies started another message board called The Wolf's Den no censorship and stuff and I belong there too.
So now I have 3 boards.no wait I just joined a new one connected to Ghost Hunters International and Paranormal studies
and that's the truth
anywho you can be watching a movie, enjoying it and then bam!!! in creeps a Peter Gabriel song
someone should check my link to the Say Anything/In Your Eyes at yourtube
it has a sock puppet with a boom box on its head as it plays In Your Eyes
Mr Beef7 November 2009 at 5:15pmPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
I don't know how you cope with so much online activity. . . I got around to watching Virtousity recently and I thought it was just hilarious - especially near the end where RG is in the laptop and keeps saying "Uh uh. . I already thought of that. ."
I noticed that the version of "Party Man" was different from the album track - it often seems that the actual film version has a different version of the music compared with the soundtrack album - why is that?
Also, how did a student get PG to appear in a film? Did they have the right "connections"?
Mr Beef7 November 2009 at 5:16pmPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
Sorry, RG should be RC (Russell Crowe).
Progressive jen7 November 2009 at 5:17pmPosts: 5472 (0 today)Status: offline
I guess when you are the son of Disney's Michael Eisner you can get anyone you want in your student film.
That about sums it up - LOL
tree mouse7 November 2009 at 10:50pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
How good to hear the voice of sanity.
I could watch PG watching paint dry.
But it would nice to have decent paint in an interesting colour.
Progressive jen8 November 2009 at 3:33amPosts: 5472 (0 today)Status: offline
tree mouse8 November 2009 at 12:42pmPosts: 1801 (0 today)Status: offline
BTW very interesting fact about the film-maker.
Did you know that or did you 'google' it?
Progressive jen8 November 2009 at 6:20pmPosts: 5472 (0 today)Status: offline
I got it from Ezri but I think it is also stated on You Tube.