Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade

Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade is a short film directed by George Hickenlooper, starring Billy Bob Thornton. Really great short movie. Its about a killer being released from an asylum after 25 years. He is interviewed by a reporter on the day of his release. He delivers a monologue in which he says how he murdered his mother and his lover. Fantastic performance by Billy Bob. His performance as a mentally disturbed person who has not talked to a woman for 25 years, someone who hates people looking at him, some one who believes he is the ugliest person in the word; is very impacting without going overboard.

Really makes you ponder about fundamentalist values and their effects on young minds, and how insane criminals are to be treated by the society. At the end of the monologue, the reporter woman blurts out a chilling question, "Will you kill again?", to which he responds, "I ain't got anything against anybody to kill." Must watch!

This short film formed the basis of Billy Bob Thornton's ground breaking movie Sling Blade. Will have to get it soon.

I watched it on Jaman, which is fast becoming a big part of my movie watching life. :-)