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Thread started 12/15/14 9:04am

rainbowchild

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Under the Cherry Moon, the film, is a guilty pleasure to me.

I, personally, love the movie and will watch it more than Purple Rain. It's Prince at his funniest, most seductive (I love the look he gave gave Mary when they first met at her party), playful self (love the scene with Prince playing the piano as he listened to the answering machine with that lady) and the soundtrack is so avant-garde. I love watching the end credits as Mountains is played. I hope this film gets a Blu-Ray treatment soon. cool
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Reply #1 posted 12/15/14 9:16am

Pentacle


That is a sad story.

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Reply #2 posted 12/15/14 10:05am

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Look at it on the bright side, at least your guilty pleasure isnt Graffiti Bridge.

I tell other P fans that Graffiti Bridge is my favourite Prince movie and they look at me like I just did a shit in their food lol

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Reply #3 posted 12/15/14 10:47am

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Never be guilty. Be a bitch swmming in that shit.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #4 posted 12/15/14 12:31pm

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Angelsoncrack said:

Look at it on the bright side, at least your guilty pleasure isnt Graffiti Bridge.

I tell other P fans that Graffiti Bridge is my favourite Prince movie and they look at me like I just did a shit in their food lol

I tried, I tried really I did. I happened upon it a week or 2 ago on tv, It just made me sad

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Reply #5 posted 12/15/14 12:54pm

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It's very (unintentionally) funny.

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Reply #6 posted 12/15/14 2:04pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Angelsoncrack said:

Look at it on the bright side, at least your guilty pleasure isnt Graffiti Bridge.

I tell other P fans that Graffiti Bridge is my favourite Prince movie and they look at me like I just did a shit in their food lol

I tried, I tried really I did. I happened upon it a week or 2 ago on tv, It just made me sad

tbh half the reason its my favourite movie is because P was so sexy in it lol

Lets be honest, it's one of the only things that makes it bearable for those who arent that into it. That and Morris Day and Jerome :')

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Reply #7 posted 12/15/14 2:08pm

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I totally love UTCM! It's so elegant, love the black&white, funny, romantic, timeless.

Not going to feel guilty about it at all!

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Reply #8 posted 12/15/14 3:34pm

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Good god, I really hope The Nostalgia critic doesn't get hold of this (or GB for that matter). He will tear it a new one. Nerds would call him a fool and laughing stock. And a new generation of fans won't appreciate the beauty that is Parade, which most people don't recognize as the OST.

He's already bashed Moonwalker (1988) and I think MJ is his favourite artist. Although, Batman (1989) is his favourite super hero movie of all time. Maybe the Prince soundtrack left an emotional impact on him back then.

Back to topic. Apart from some details this movie holds up very,very,very well. Stylistic that is. The hair, a greater portion of the clothing and the music. And Prince looks stunning! Fuck me, even the camera work and the black and white are somewhat redeeming. Sure, no Kubrick, but this was his first attempt at a "big budget" film and this meanwhile working almost solely on new experimental music. Come on man, that's almost unheard of. Yes, the script and acting should've been alot better but exclusively for eye candy this is the real deal. It's made in -86 and it still looks timeless.

Compare it to this which was made a year later(!!!) and you know what I'm talking about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x1mnOfRX1g

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Reply #9 posted 12/15/14 6:57pm

terrig

I'm with you. Prince is hot, I dont care if the movie is bad smile

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Reply #10 posted 12/15/14 7:18pm

SoulAlive

The movie isn't as terrible as the critics made it out to be,but it has its share of flaws.I still like to watch it,from time to time.

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Reply #11 posted 12/15/14 7:46pm

1contessa

SoulAlive said:

The movie isn't as terrible as the critics made it out to be,but it has its share of flaws.I still like to watch it,from time to time.

Sorry SoulAlive, but yes, it was. lol

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Reply #12 posted 12/15/14 8:38pm

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Wolfie87 said:

Good god, I really hope The Nostalgia critic doesn't get hold of this (or GB for that matter). He will tear it a new one. Nerds would call him a fool and laughing stock. And a new generation of fans won't appreciate the beauty that is Parade, which most people don't recognize as the OST.


He's already bashed Moonwalker (1988) and I think MJ is his favourite artist. Although, Batman (1989) is his favourite super hero movie of all time. Maybe the Prince soundtrack left an emotional impact on him back then.



Back to topic. Apart from some details this movie holds up very,very,very well. Stylistic that is. The hair, a greater portion of the clothing and the music. And Prince looks stunning! Fuck me, even the camera work and the black and white are somewhat redeeming. Sure, no Kubrick, but this was his first attempt at a "big budget" film and this meanwhile working almost solely on new experimental music. Come on man, that's almost unheard of. Yes, the script and acting should've been alot better but exclusively for eye candy this is the real deal. It's made in -86 and it still looks timeless.


Compare it to this which was made a year later(!!!) and you know what I'm talking about:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x1mnOfRX1g



The movie looks glorious in black and white. I would love to hear an audio commentary by Prince or even Kristin Scott Thomas on her experience making the film. Who would have thought she would become one of the most respected actresses in Hollywood someday? I do hope WB release this on Blu-Ray someday.
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Reply #13 posted 12/15/14 8:48pm

CharismaDove

Better than Purple Rain ?? lol

I do like this movie in all honesty. It's tongue-in-cheek, fun, and a cool little plot. I really love the whole 'French movie & accordian-laced fancy baroque-pop' Prince had going in 1986. All of Prince's movies have faults, the ones I find in this one are,

A) the black and white. I get his point, but it would 3000x better in color, just much more fun and 'relatable'. Black and white movies bore me, personally. UTCM in color would have been = personality. B) He looked a teensy bit weird in the movie. I like his Parade look (the Mountains hat, especially), but some of his facial expressions, 250 lbs of mascara, and way-too-slicked hair looked strange. But who knows. Maybe it would have looked better in color. When it's black and white, his eyes look creepily dark and his skin too opposite. If he rocked the Lovesexy look in this movie.. oh lawd.

C) The plot can get downright silly at times. I love Tricky, but goddamn, Christopher could get on one's nerves with his drawling voice and "I love Mary, life's a parade, dig?" ideology. And the death scene? Corny, and didn't do the plot any justice.

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The review was kind of harsh, but I do like this movie a lot. It's cool, and I mostly dig the whole theme and story. Nice change from PR.

I guess you know me well, I dont like winter, but I seem to get a kick outta doing you cold
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Reply #14 posted 12/15/14 8:49pm

CharismaDove

My favorite scene was when he groped Mary's mother lol

I guess you know me well, I dont like winter, but I seem to get a kick outta doing you cold
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Reply #15 posted 12/15/14 8:50pm

CharismaDove

rainbowchild said:

I, personally, love the movie and will watch it more than Purple Rain. It's Prince at his funniest, most seductive (I love the look he gave gave Mary when they first met at her party), playful self (love the scene with Prince playing the piano as he listened to the answering machine with that lady) and the soundtrack is so avant-garde. I love watching the end credits as Mountains is played. I hope this film gets a Blu-Ray treatment soon. cool


I always felt it would have been cool if 'Mountains' was performed in the movie, and the ending had 'Heaven' playing. It's not only a catchy ending song, but fit in perfectly following Christopher's death. 'We will find heaven...' ah. one can only wish.

I guess you know me well, I dont like winter, but I seem to get a kick outta doing you cold
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Reply #16 posted 12/15/14 8:52pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Angelsoncrack said:

Look at it on the bright side, at least your guilty pleasure isnt Graffiti Bridge.

I tell other P fans that Graffiti Bridge is my favourite Prince movie and they look at me like I just did a shit in their food lol

I tried, I tried really I did. I happened upon it a week or 2 ago on tv, It just made me sad


I tried too. I liked it the first time (IDK how), but recently I decided to re-watch it because I barely remembered the plot. Goddamn, it was awful. Prince was a weird lonely guy living in a nightclub basement.. with Tevin Campbell. This was the only Prince movie I got bored with and couldn't wait for its' ending. (The ending sucked balls, btw).

I guess you know me well, I dont like winter, but I seem to get a kick outta doing you cold
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Reply #17 posted 12/15/14 9:38pm

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I loved this movie too. Prince is a natural beauty - from head to toe. No work needed on him, no not at at all.

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Reply #18 posted 12/15/14 10:23pm

SoulAlive

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SoulAlive said:

The movie isn't as terrible as the critics made it out to be,but it has its share of flaws.I still like to watch it,from time to time.

Sorry SoulAlive, but yes, it was. lol

Oh come on...you know you were laughing like crazy during the "wrecka stow" scene lol the movie has alot of funny scenes like that.

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Reply #19 posted 12/16/14 5:00am

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I've watched this one the most. smile
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Reply #20 posted 12/16/14 7:22am

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iZsaZsa said:

I've watched this one the most. smile


I just downloaded it from iTunes, too, so I can watch it on my iPad whenever I want. wink
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Reply #21 posted 12/16/14 4:44pm

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SoulAlive said:

1contessa said:

Sorry SoulAlive, but yes, it was. lol

Oh come on...you know you were laughing like crazy during the "wrecka stow" scene lol the movie has alot of funny scenes like that.

lol Well that is true about the wrecka stow scene, but when I see the movie now, I cringe at how bad it was.

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Reply #22 posted 12/16/14 5:01pm

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I always liked Under The Cherry Moon and didn't care who knew it. I just recently moved across state and had 2 get rid of all my VCR tapes. Including UTCM. sad



Anyway, concerning Graffiti Bridge. I remember liking(somewhat) the cinematography(?)of the movie, but the actual plot...nah.



In my mind UTCM is like Citizen Kane, compared to GB.





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Reply #23 posted 12/16/14 6:28pm

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I enjoy it, it's fluffy fun, and I'm a bit of a Francophile anyway so I like the Nice setting. I think my favourite thing is just getting to hang out with bizarro-world jiggalo Prince and Jerome for a while, even though the dialogue and acting isn't great, to put it mildly, I still get a kick out of just watching the two goof around on screen. There should have been a Christopher Tracy tv series that acted as a prequel, detailing their zany adventures before they meet Mary. I'm only half joking. Seriously, I'm thinking of kickstarting that shit now.

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Reply #24 posted 12/16/14 6:37pm

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It's very (unintentionally) funny.

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You think it's unintentional?

It seems pretty broad to me with all the wierd touches only Prince could come up with at the time.

One scene in particular is the kids at the party. Hell the party!

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Reply #25 posted 12/16/14 10:33pm

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I LOVE all there! I'm more UTCM than in the PR. But then anything he does I'm all in.
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Reply #26 posted 12/16/14 10:34pm

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I LOVE all there! I'm more UTCM than in the PR. But then anything he does I'm all in.
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Reply #27 posted 12/17/14 12:40am

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RaspBerryGirlFriend said:

I enjoy it, it's fluffy fun, and I'm a bit of a Francophile anyway so I like the Nice setting. I think my favourite thing is just getting to hang out with bizarro-world jiggalo Prince and Jerome for a while, even though the dialogue and acting isn't great, to put it mildly, I still get a kick out of just watching the two goof around on screen. There should have been a Christopher Tracy tv series that acted as a prequel, detailing their zany adventures before they meet Mary. I'm only half joking. Seriously, I'm thinking of kickstarting that shit now.



Watching the beginning scene alone with Prince playing the piano as Jerome keeps passing him notes on a napkin as he seduces Mrs. Wellington is quite hilarious and sets the tone for the film. I love the look of the film and the fact that it's in black and white makes it look timeless after all these years. Just thinking about it makes me want to see it again. :)

I remember the first time I heard the Parade album on cassette on my Walkman (kinda like the boy in the film, Guardians of the Galaxy) before I saw the film months later how much I get lost in my thoughts just thinking about what the movie's going to be about and looking forward to it with anticipation and then finally getting to see it and seeing the soundtrack come to life after I've pretty much memorized all the songs in the soundtrack is just amazing. It's one of my fondest memories of my childhood that has stuck with me over the years. I never thought back then I'd be a Prince fan for life, not to mention seeing him in concert live a couple of years later (Lovesexy tour) when my family moved to Los Angeles from the Philippines. It's quite a surreal experience and recalling it now after all these years just makes me smile as I type these words down. smile
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Reply #28 posted 12/19/14 1:04am

Rebeljuice

Reading this thread made me feel like watching it again. But I dont own it so thought I would check the torrents for a download. And in every case, seeders = 0..... Oh well, Im sure I will live.

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Reply #29 posted 12/19/14 4:20am

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It ain't the best Prince film, but it is my favourite. A logical (if unsuccessful) left-turn from the expected Purple Rain 2.

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