5 thoughts on “Joaquin Phoenix Mockumentary: The Disintegration Of Celebrity

  • October 9, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Good art always pushes someones’s buttons.

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  • May 19, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Oh get real, it was legendary.

    Acting has been taken to an entirely new level with reality TV.
    I’ve watched every new release out in the past month and frankly unless it’s shocking to the extreme (which as you say this film is) it bored the crap out of me.

    Society has been desensitized as a whole really.

    Once the shock and pity had worn off from this movie and i realised it was all a fake I was blown away.

    And then I started to think about the relationship the media has with celebrities and the effects it must have on these peoples lives.
    Particularly when one considers they can be ‘the flavour of the month’ and then the next day be ‘dropped’ and vilified by the very people who built them up in the first place.

    Job well done I say..

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  • September 12, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I’ve just watched Joaquin Phoenix ‘I’m Still Here’ on DVD and the thing I find most hilarious about the whole saga is it’s shown that people are even more gullible than the Hollywood money machine could ever have hoped or imagined.
    As a long standing alcoholic and recreational drug addict, I can tell you from personal experience, there are many parts of ‘I’m Still Here’ that are clearly not a hoax.
    I worked for a whole year in an office doing statistical analysis whilst drunk, drugged up, having delusional thoughts and hearing voices and no one even noticed because I was so good at acting straight, but I rarely made eye contact with people for very long because the eyes don’t lie.
    Mr Phoenix on the other hand does an even better performance of ‘being out of it’ than anyone I’ve ever met who really was ‘out of it’ because much of the time he really is ‘out of it’. Anyone who has ever had a long standing addiction knows the eyes don’t lie. You can’t fake the way your eyes look when you’re wasted, not even Marlon Brando can do that because it’s out of your conscious control.
    Mr Phoenix has just pulled off a very clever marketing exercise to cover up a drug and alcohol holiday. Some people like to go to the Bahamas, but some of us just like to sit around getting wasted on our time off.
    His problem was that if the tabloids had ever got a hint of his drug and alcohol taking, his target audience (largely clean living types, unlike his elder brother’s fans many of whom are lovers of addicts and their antics) would have walked away in their droves. So it was much easier to film the whole thing and then later insert additional material to make it all look like a hoax.
    JP now doesn’t have to put up with any flack about his addictions, which he is able to handle and manage very well. Unlike Steve O of Jackass who after filming Steve O: Rise & Demise (which is a much funnier and better film by the way) is now constantly on watch and can’t ever be seen so much as looking at a beer.
    Addicts are a devious bunch and so long as we think we can get away with it we’ll do anything to keep getting high….including creating an elaborate cover for a well-earned bit of self-abuse!
    Rock on JP! But remember the eyes don’t lie!

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  • September 13, 2011 at 12:42 am

    I’ve just watched Joaquin Phoenix ‘I’m Still Here’ on DVD and the thing I find most hilarious about the whole saga is it’s shown that people are even more gullible than the Hollywood money machine could ever have hoped or imagined.

    As a long standing alcoholic and recreational drug addict, I can tell you from personal experience, there are many parts of ‘I’m Still Here’ that are clearly not a hoax.

    I worked for a whole year in an office doing statistical data analysis whilst drunk, drugged up, having delusional thoughts and hearing voices and no one even noticed because I was so good at acting straight, but I rarely made eye contact with people for very long because the eyes don’t lie. When I needed a break I’d ‘fake’ a flip out and sign off sick for a few weeks, then come back and do it all again.

    Mr Phoenix on the other hand does an even better performance of ‘being out of it’ than anyone I’ve ever met who really was ‘out of it’ because much of the time he really is ‘out of it’. Anyone who has ever had a long standing addiction knows the eyes don’t lie. You can’t fake the way your eyes look when you’re wasted, not even Marlon Brando can do that because it’s out of your conscious control.

    Mr Phoenix has just pulled off a very clever marketing exercise to cover up a ‘drug and alcohol holiday’.

    Some people like to go to the Bahamas, but some of us just like to sit around getting wasted on our time off.

    His problem was that if the tabloids had ever got a hint of his drug and alcohol taking, his target audience (largely clean living types, unlike his elder brother’s fans many of whom are lovers of addicts and their antics) would have walked away in their droves. So it was much easier to film the whole thing and then later insert additional material and edit it to make it all look like a hoax.

    JP now doesn’t have to put up with any flack about his addictions, which he is able to handle and manage very well. Unlike Steve O of Jackass who after filming Steve O: Demise & Rise (which is a much funnier and better film by the way) is now constantly on watch and can’t ever be seen so much as looking at a beer.

    Addicts are a devious bunch and so long as we think we can get away with it we’ll do anything to keep getting high….including creating an elaborate cover for a well-earned bit of hardcore self-abuse!

    I like to call it the ‘double decoy’…I’ve so spent many years perfecting the method that I don’t even realise I’m doing it until I’ve sobered up again.

    Rock on JP! But remember the eyes don’t lie! Neither do the beer gut and man boobs!

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  • July 11, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    I knew it was fake when I saw it and it actually made me laugh.

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