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Crutchnap by Harmony Korine [SLYT]
posted by Fizz (29 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Glad to see his output has remained consistent.
posted by gwint at 7:45 AM on March 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


Browsing his wikipedia page and I discovered this:
Prior to Mister Lonely Korine had written a story about a pig named Pistachio. The film was to take place during a race war in Florida and have a boy who would saddle the pig, put adhesive on its feet, climb up walls and throw molotov-cocktails. "It was going to be my masterpiece," Korine comments. The script burnt in a fire and Korine spent $11,000 trying to recover it from his computer. He reportedly retrieved one sentence: "The speech is pointless; the finger is speechless."
Why is this not a thing!?! Why isn't it now!?!
posted by Fizz at 7:46 AM on March 7, 2013 [6 favorites]


hmmm...like a homemade video of a suburbanite happening upon a Silent Hill monster.


I approve.
posted by es_de_bah at 8:05 AM on March 7, 2013


Also from Wikipedia:

Fight Harm

Korine originally intended to follow up Gummo with a short-lived project known as Fight Harm, filmed by illusionist David Blaine. It comprised footage of Korine engaging random people in actual street fights. In these he followed rules of always provoking the fight and continuing until threat of death. Korine, who often said he would die for the cinema, hoped to make a cross between a Buster Keaton vehicle and a snuff film, but after only six fights, he was hospitalized and forced to abandon the project.


He leads a very interesting life.
posted by jsturgill at 8:05 AM on March 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love Harmony Korine. Pretty excited about his latest project which seems to involve James Franco as Riff Raff.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:14 AM on March 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


Wow, I'd heard about Spring Breakers, but I didn't know it was a Harmony Korine thing. I'd assumed from descriptions that it'd be an actual movie.

(I have a soft spot for Gummo as much as anyone else who was 16 when it came out, but, like, you know.)
posted by Sys Rq at 8:26 AM on March 7, 2013


(I have a soft spot for Gummo as much as anyone else who was 16 when it came out, but, like, you know.)

I caught Gummo on cable television back in the late 90s. My first instinct was to switch the channel but I hesitated. It kept on getting weirder and weirder. And before I realized it, the film was over. I wasn't quite sure of what I had experienced but it stayed with me for days...
posted by Fizz at 8:29 AM on March 7, 2013


Korine originally intended to follow up Gummo with a short-lived project known as Fight Harm, filmed by illusionist David Blaine. It comprised footage of Korine engaging random people in actual street fights. In these he followed rules of always provoking the fight and continuing until threat of death.

Man, why do I miss out on all the good stuff? I would happily fight Harmony Korine. Gummo alone made me want to punch him in the head.
posted by ga$money at 8:30 AM on March 7, 2013


Spring Breakers is being hyped to death by the company I work for, whose culture I'm still trying to adjust to. I played the trailer for a co-worker and he seemed pretty confused.

I'll say this about Crutchnap: It is definitely a thing I just watched.
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:37 AM on March 7, 2013


I'd like to see a Banksy-esque art project wherein someone finds the most banal, illogical YouTube videos and rebrands them as filmed by Harmony Korine.
posted by mkultra at 8:58 AM on March 7, 2013 [4 favorites]


I hazily recall that part of Fight Harm at one point was that Korine was going to provoke a fist fight with a person of every ethnicity in New York City.
posted by Falconetti at 9:07 AM on March 7, 2013


Mister Lonely features Werner Herzog as a priest who encourages nuns to jump out of airplanes to prove their devotion to God, and they survive.

Just so everyone goes and watches it now.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:36 AM on March 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Seems about right. He's got an odd thing with prosthetics and medical devices hasn't he. In kids, someone tells a story about their cousin, another kid named Harmanoff, having sex with someone wearing leg braces. It was oddly incongruous so I figured it meant something for Harmony to have written it in like that.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:47 AM on March 7, 2013


Thanks for this. I just saw Spring Breakers and loved it.
posted by muckster at 9:53 AM on March 7, 2013


Steven Wilson, Harmony Korine.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:11 AM on March 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Spring Breakers is easily his best movie. I love it and can't wait until it comes out and people get to see it. One of the few movies lately that is deserving of the hype around it.

I was out of the office the days that Harmony came in, but everyone said he was a pretty chill, down to earth guy. I regret not being there because I think we would be best friends.
posted by dogwalker at 10:17 AM on March 7, 2013


Holy shit, they filmed Spring Breakers in St Pete where I live and I had no idea Harmony Korine was involved! We just thought it was some crappy kiddy spring break flick that everyone in town wanted no part of.
posted by photoslob at 11:18 AM on March 7, 2013


I remember hearing about Fight Harm and thinking it was at once a great and meh idea. Then (it seemed like) Jackass came out and, well, let's just say his Thunder was Absconded with.
posted by From Bklyn at 11:40 AM on March 7, 2013


I once posed as Harmony online. Not sure if it is still ongoing, but Korine and Vincent Gallo were once at war with one another. For kicks and giggles I created an email address with Harmony's name in it, something like hkorine@hotmail.com (I forget), and joined Gallo's personal website in which he, supposedly, frequently corresponded with his "fans". I began our conversation (as Harmony) with a few expletives, then called him out as a hack, and exactly why "I" thought so. Gallo responded accordingly. Hilarity ensued.
It was juvenile, yes, but I was bored. It was Easter Sunday and I had already gone through all my candy.
posted by Sir BoBoMonkey Pooflinger Esquire III at 12:20 PM on March 7, 2013 [6 favorites]


I remember that!
posted by Sys Rq at 12:24 PM on March 7, 2013


Hey, people who like Harmony Khorine, can you please explain why you like Harmony Khorine? Speaking as someone who has watched the above clip, read about Gummo, and seen trailers for trash humpers, I find it difficult to get the appeal and would love some elaboration.
posted by Going To Maine at 2:08 PM on March 7, 2013


We like awesome shit that makes no sense.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:23 PM on March 7, 2013


You could just go watch Kids.
posted by pickinganameismuchharderthanihadanticipated at 9:41 PM on March 7, 2013


Hey, people who like Harmony Khorine, can you please explain why you like Harmony Khorine?

Gummo was interesting to me because it's a kind of uncomfortable form of art. I'm not quite sure of what I'm watching. The story lacks a narrative in the traditional sense and in my mind is a series of lives that we get to peek into. And while some of the things that the people in Gummo engage in seem a bit "weird" it's not so weird that I find it fantastical or unbelievable. I think people do these types of things all the time, we just don't get caught the way these people do. There's just something compelling about it. It's not something I watch frequently, maybe once every few years. But when I am in the mood for something different, a little out of the box, it holds my attention.
posted by Fizz at 5:17 AM on March 8, 2013


Hey, people who like Harmony Khorine, can you please explain why you like Harmony Khorine?

I wouldn't say I like Harmony Korine, but I respect where he's coming from. I regard him as artistically similar to Todd Solondz and even Michael Haneke, who have a very confrontational relationship with their audience. Whether you like their stuff or not, it always sticks with you.
posted by mkultra at 6:51 AM on March 8, 2013


Thanks! This is quite helpful.
posted by Going To Maine at 4:34 PM on March 9, 2013


I saw Harmony Korine live when he was touring Mister Lonely around the country and he is a disturbingly normal individual. I was hoping he'd be weird in some way.

I have exactly the same feelings about Guy Maddin.
posted by shakespeherian at 5:32 PM on March 9, 2013


Korine on Letterman 1
Korine on Letterman 2
Korine on Letterman 3

(why I like Korine)
posted by jcruelty at 5:31 PM on March 10, 2013


p.s. HATED gummo. i just like korine on letterman.
posted by jcruelty at 5:32 PM on March 10, 2013


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