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Has anyone else heard about Richard Kelly's new movie. Apparently the website for it is the biggest ever created for a movie (it requires a load of free time, and patience, like DD's site did).


The movie is being preceded by six graphic novels, with the movie being the final three parts. It sounds pretty cool, but I'm not too sure what the plot is all about.


Does anyone have a clue?

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The movie stars an ensemble cast in the form of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean William Scott, Janeane Garofalo, Ali Larter, Jason Lee, Kevin Smith and Kristen Stewart and centers on a three day heatwave in Los Angeles that leads to a huge fourth of July party. Of course, knowing Kelly and given this trippy site, it's safe to say the plot is much more intricate than that.


I also heard that The Rock also stars.

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No he's not being a twit;


Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and David Clark, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.




Genre: Musical / Comedy / Thriller


Tagline: Warning: you are entering a domain of chaos.

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Here's a cool description of the Southland Tales:


"The story is about a group of people who meet during a blackout, in the southland, which is the term commonly used to describe Southern California. This is moving towards a Pulp Fiction type screenplay, only with a deeper meaning. This is the anti-musical musical. It's 30% Musical, 20% thriller, 20% comedy, and 30% Drama. There's suppose to be a hidden message about how life is lived, existentially and spiritually."


Moby is producing the music for the movie.

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"Anti-Musical-Musical" is the right way to say it. Richard Kelly's already been quoted stating that he dislikes musicals but loves their structure. Southland Tales is going to be a complete satire of a musical which adds to the comedy element in Musical/Comedy/Thriller.

Think that game in "Whose Line is it Anyway?" where they carry on a dialogue but freeze on a certain, which has to be made into a song.


Although i expect it will be significantly better.

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