Went to the Jameson Cult Film Club screening of The Usual Suspects in Cork City Hall tonight, as I’m fucking important and totally fabulous.
Few issues: The film is not cult; neither were the previous screenings – Jaws, Snatch, Silence of the Lambs or Predator – they may have had modest budgets, but they were box-office gold. In fact, Jaws set the template for the modern Hollywood blockbuster. I’m not expecting them to show Repo Man or some subtitled bullshit, but something we haven’t seen ten million times might be nice.
Also, kind of a missed opportunity that they didn’t get Ken, Gary and Noel O’Flynn to play at least three of the Suspects gang. I see Noel as Verbal, Gary as McManus and Ken as Fenster, obviously.
And finally – how did they not fill every seat? Are Cork people so shit at going to things that they won’t even turn up for a night of free whiskey, burgers, a decent film in a great setting and a bit of fun? The fuck?
Anyway, the most important thing is that I was there and you were not.