This Distracted Globe random header image

Entries from July 2008

Memento (2001)

July 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Synopsis “So where are you? You’re in some motel room. You just, you just wake up and you’re in a motel room,” narrates Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) as he tries to figure out what he’s doing in the motel. Lenny meets Teddy (Joe Pantoliano) and is able to remember that this is a friend of […]

[

Tags: Based on short story · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Femme fatale · Interrogation · Murder mystery · Paranoia · Prostitute · Psychoanalysis

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

July 17th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Synopsis Real estate salesman Shelley Levene (Jack Lemmon) begins his evening in a phone booth outside a Chinese restaurant, speaking to his hospitalized daughter and promising to visit her after a sales meeting. Dave Moss (Ed Harris) is furious over the “Mickey Mouse sales conference” and confronts office manager John Williamson (Kevin Spacey) about the […]

[

Tags: 24 hour time frame · Based on play · Cult favorite · Famous line · Interrogation · Midlife crisis

Sling Blade (1996)

July 14th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Synopsis “I reckon what you is wantin’ to know is what I’m doin’ in here. I reckon the reason I’m in here is because I killed somebody.” After explaining to a school reporter why he killed his mother and her lover at the age of twelve with a sling blade, mentally challenged Karl Childers (Billy […]

[

Tags: Famous line · Midlife crisis · Small town