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- adv. In a grungy manner.
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- adv. in a dingy manner
It began with Jose Vidal's 2010 Loop, featuring a wriggly Moebius strip of grungily clad dancers stripping to their underwear, then jumped to grainy documentary film from the 1970s in which the clothes were more eye-catching than mere flesh.
The film, based on the comic by Mark Millar and John S. Romita Jr., is grungily stylish and often funny, at least for a while, though all of the caveats and contradictions that apply to Tarantino films apply here: One man's -- or boy's -- stylization is another's profane, unrelenting and tedious brutality.
In the wonderfully clever screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, Will is a grungily romantic Elizabethan playwright who hasn't had his big hit yet and is stalled by writer's block.
The robot was whirring grungily and pettishly, but it could only fidget, it couldn't actually move.
The set design, the cinematography and the soundtrack all come together beautifully to generate an ambience that manages to be both grungily real and disturbingly surreal in a manner that very effectively draws you in to Josh's world.
An arguably mismatched Antony of the Future opened the set with their brand of solid 90's stye rock, characterised by a pumping rhythm section, a slightly coarse guitar sound and Antony's grungily monotone and affected vocals.
Nothing great story-wise (of course he's a fuck up and he's estranged from his daughter and all the usual underdog drama stuff) but Rourke absolutely throws himself (literally) into the role and the wrestling milieu is perfectly, grungily recreated.
(including Bill Camp as a shy American intellectual and Dominic Cooper as a grungily rambunctious drummer) works hard, but Frears's tone of one-note ribaldry flattens the characters 'foibles and Hardy's themes with equal broadness.
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