College has always been a time for experimentation, sexual, cultural and otherwise. "Harvard Man" plays out against a background of love, sex, basketball, crime and experimentation. Action and philosophy in young people's quest to discover their true identity.Written by
On The DVD there is an Alternate Opening Scene. The only major difference being that the sex scene between Cindy & Alan is more graphic (you see more naked shots of Alan, which were not in the original version) See more »
Run Motherfucker Run
Written by Stomy Bugsy, Alexi 'Sossa' Ouzani
Performed by Stomy Bugsy
Courtesy of Sony Entertainment (France) S.A. / Columbia See more »
on second viewing, not as silly and pretentious as i thought
Anyone who read my comments on this movie from a few days ago probably surmised, quite correctly, that I did not care for it. Well, due to a series of odd circumstances, I actually wound up seeing the movie *again* this weekend, and though it pains me to admit it, I think I may have been off-base with my original review. Maybe this is one of those cases where a film is so unique that it takes a second viewing to truly appreciate its depth and complexity. This time, even though I knew what was going to happen, I found the dramatic tension mesmerizing. I think this is a testament not only to the really fine acting (okay, so I'm a big "Buffy" fan!), but also to the subtle nuances of Toback's script and his sure hand as a director. I now really admire the economy of the writing and the way Toback gets to the point really quickly in each scene. I thought the way he subtly interwove the philosophy professor's treatises on Wittgenstein's theories of language (I'm sort of a philosophy buff myself) with the main character's desire to "break free" of the bonds of our normal world. And I like the way their relationship isn't portrayed as merely a seedy affair--they truly seem to like each other, and having them walk arm-in-arm across the campus was a nice touch. (Then again, what undergrad wouldn't want to get to know "Professor Joey Lauren Adams" a bit better?) Oh, one other thing: I don't know how I missed it the first time, but Ray Allan is a remarkably subtle actor. I think I was too startled by the scene where he draws the gun to realize the real confusion and anguish his character is going through. Far from being "ridiculous" or "offensive," I now have to give a big "shout out" to Allan for pulling off that scene! So I guess the lesson I've learned is that being in a bad mood can affect one's opinion of a movie. Also, we should all keep in mind that sometimes artistic genius can only be perceived through repeated exposure. Can't wait to see what you do next, Mr. Toback!
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