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Get To Know Your Rabbit Movies
Posted April 02, 2010 to photo album "Get To Know Your Rabbit Movies"
As a special Easter article, FilmInFocus puts together a list of the best and weirdest films involving our floppy-eared friends.
Slide 10: The Brown Bunny (2003)
Actor-writer-director Vincent Gallo’s controversial follow-up to Buffalo 66, his 1998 directorial debut, gained immediate notoriety because of its long running time, perceived pretentiousness and navel-gazing, and the climactic unsimulated sex scene in which Chloe Sevigny fellates Gallo. Booed at its Cannes press screening, Roger Ebert declared it the worst film in the history of the festival, a statement which started a war of words between Gallo and Ebert. A film which centers on Gallo’s character’s devastation over the loss of his ex-lover (Sevigny), it gained its title from a scene in which Gallo sees Sevigny’s old pet rabbit. In the subsequent scene, Gallo discovers that a rabbit’s life expectancy is only five or six years, thus rendering the bunny of the title a metaphor for tenuous impermanence of mortality.