Sorry. Epic fail on the return to the bloggasphere with a failsafe post about a film, but hey, it's a bloody good film.
None of this arty farty the-cinematography-is-the-film or conceptual B.S., simply a bloody good story courtesy of the man America called "pervert" but who managed to accumulate a net worth of $400 million circa 2001.
The People Vs. Larry Flynt is a biography of a pervert doing his best to upturn the US system of PC behaviour and censorship, and suceeding, Woody Harrelson kicking ass as the eponymous protagonist, entrancingly vulgar alongside Courtney Love as his adored, drugged-up to the eyeballs and amusingly disheveled wife.
But my reason for watching this is the divine Edward Norton, oh as beautiful and as geekily intelligent as ever. This is a man who has a bachelors' in History from Yale, he has been engaged to Courtney Love and Salma Hayek, runs and wins marathons, and is a stoic environmentalist???! And famed for the awesome Fight Club, American History X and Primal Fear...
He also invigorates that vague urge in me to be a lawyer. To use mere words to convince the Supreme Court of the USA to let side with their favourite pervert is just awesome.
Oh, and Larry Flynt has a $80,000 gold-plated wheelchair. Badass.