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Chop Suey (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 5 October 2001 (USA)
A homage to Bruce Weber's Favourite things, these being mixing film, photography and classic movies. With portraits of a lesbian jazz singer and a 16 year old wrestler.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Johnson Peter Johnson ... Himself
Frances Faye ... Herself (archive footage)
Herbie Fletcher Herbie Fletcher ... Himself
Dibi Fletcher Dibi Fletcher ... Herself
Christian Fletcher Christian Fletcher ... Himself
Nathan Fletcher Nathan Fletcher ... Himself
Rickson Gracie Rickson Gracie ... Himself
Robert Mitchum ... Himself (archive footage)
Wilfred Thesiger Wilfred Thesiger ... Himself (as Sir Wilfred Thesiger)
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Himself
Diana Vreeland Diana Vreeland ... Herself (archive footage)
Teri Shepherd Teri Shepherd ... Herself
Teddy Antolini Teddy Antolini ... Himself
Jason Maves Jason Maves ... Himself
Ryan Mickelson Ryan Mickelson ... Himself
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A homage to Bruce Weber's Favourite things, these being mixing film, photography and classic movies. With portraits of a lesbian jazz singer and a 16 year old wrestler.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,472, 7 October 2001

Gross USA:

$179,914

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,530
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Production Co:

Just Blue Films Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Feels like a feature-length Calvin Klein commercial
31 May 2002 | by seandchoiSee all my reviews

This film is a documentary directed by Bruce Weber, who is an internationally famous photographer. Weber's specialty is in photographing male nudes and Chop Suey is full of male nudity (all done tastefully). In particular, the film highlights (or celebrates) the physical beauty of one Peter Johnson, an actor/model with a great and lean physical build. Weber's camera is in love with Johnson. The film also highlights Weber's other passions, including the music of singer Frances Faye, as well as the "coolness" of actor Robert Mitchum. Chop Suey is basically a cinematic scrapbook of one man's passions and interests. There is hardly anything that can be called a "story" to link the various episodes that occur in this film together. But the film is distinguished by its excellent use of black and white (as well as color) photography--so it at least looks good (as one might expect, being photographed as it is by a professional photographer). However, ultimately one gets the sense that Chop Suey will appeal mainly (or perhaps only) to those (i) who also share Weber's passion of looking at great looking guys (often nude), and/or (ii) who find the idea of watching a film that often feels like a feature-length version of Calvin Klein's Eternity commercial even remotely appealing. If you don't fit into either of the above categories, heed my warning and skip this baby.


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