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  Crime Scene Cleanup Directory - Blood - Death - Suicide
Its use is intended to reflect a consensus of condemnation for the identified behaviour and, in the event that an accused is convicted following a trial applying principles of due process, to justify the state imposing punishment, although the term is used technically also when criminal law is used to regulate minor infractions, e.g.
Many of the states at this time were theocratic, and their codes of conduct were religious in origin or reference.
The solution to this problem is to admit some degree of moral relativism and to accept that norms may evolve over time and, therefore, the continued enforcement of old laws may be criticised in the light of the current norms.
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 Amazon.ca: The Last Time I Committed Suicide: DVD: Stephen Kay,Tom Bower,Adrien Brody,Jim Haynie,Marg ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Last Time I Committed Suicide is loosely based on several incidents from Cassady's life, as well as an eight-page letter that he wrote to Kerouac about some complicated events in his love life.
"The Last Time I Committed Suicide" was adapted for the screen by director Stephen Kay from a letter written by Beat icon Neal Cassady to his friend, author Jack Kerouac.
The Last Time I Committed Suicide, Aug 1 2002
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 The Last Time I Committed Suicide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Well, if we're to believe Stephen Kay, writer-director of The Last Time I Committed Suicide, he was a pool-playing, car-stealing drifter of an ex-con who haunted Denver's back streets and dreamed of a better life while loving the one he had.
At its best, Suicide is 95 minutes of nonstop agitation, a closeup look at the libido of a former altar boy on the verge of helping create the country's first legitimate counterculture.
Jane is always on cue and in character, whether he's eulogizing grilled cheese sandwiches or holding a death-bed vigil outside the room of a woman who's attempted suicide on his bathroom floor.
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 The Last Time I Committed Suicide at Hollywood.com
The Last Time I Committed Suicide at Hollywood.com
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 1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide - Movie reviews, trailers, clips and stills
But, like lots of young guys, Neal's got trouble with women--his girlfriend's depression has driven her to a suicide attempt, and the angry mother of an underage former lover is on his trail.
The beauty of "Last Time I Committed Suicide" is that it not only has an authentic sense of time and place, but it also contains a great performance by Thomas Jane (the drug dealer in "Boogie Nights") combining humor and pathos.
"The Last Time I Committed Suicide" is briskly directed by Stephen Kay, and he employs jump cuts, fl-and-white and color cinematography, freeze frames, zooms and slow-motion to emphasize the rambling, inconsequential, and languid sense of Neal's life.
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 The Last Time I Commited Suicide
The last thing he needed was for Brian to come home and find him digging around looking for the rest of his stuff.
The whole time I was waiting for that ambulance to show up, hell, the whole time you've been in a coma, I've been doing a lot of thinking.
A smile spread across his face as he realized that for the first time in a very long time he actually had the chance at being truly happy.
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 'Last' attempt fails   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
If "The Last Time I Committed Suicide" is supposed to be a film about the Beat Generation and why it was one of the most influential counterculture movements of the 20th century, it doesn't even scratch the surface.
He believes he has lost Joan (Claire Forlani), the suicidal woman with whom he was apparently in love.
She slits her wrists in his bathroom and spends an extended amount of time at the hospital to get well.
www.usc.edu /student-affairs/dt/V131/N07/05-last.07d.html   (580 words)

  
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The Last Time I Committed Suicide follows the meandering life of Cassady as he is pulled between the lust for two women; Mary(Gretchen Mol), a teen temptress with disapproving parents and Joan (Forlani), his first true love whom he had left previously thinking that she was dying and unable to bear the pain.
Based on one of Cassady's letters to Kerouac, The Last time I committed Suicide documents an episode of Cassadys life before his On The Road period, in which various semi-arbitrary twists of fate diverted him from committing his depressive girlfriend Joan and settling down into what he terms as his "happily ever after".
If The Last Time I Committed Suicide is about anything, it is more about it's own idolizing process of constructing Cassady as an icon than the questions of men and women, choice and fate.
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 The Last Time I Committed Suicide
In his spare time, Neal hangs out at a pool hall, drinking beers with Harry, a lowlife crony who is 12 years his senior.
Also popping up from time to time is a skinny, spectacled friend named Ben (Adrien Brody), who has a big crush on Neal and who appears to be modeled after the young Allen Ginsberg.
Although the film tries to suggest a wrenching inner conflict between Neal's wanderlust and his fantasy of a picture-perfect bourgeois life (he has recurrent dreams of a house with a picket fence), there is clearly no contest.
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 The Last Time I Committed Suicide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Last Time I Committed Suicide Review: It seems that this movie can only be appreciated by fans of beat literature.
The Last Time I Committed Suicide Review: "The Last Time I Committed Suicide" was adapted for the screen by director Stephen Kay from a letter written by Beat icon Neal Cassady to his friend, author Jack Kerouac.
The Last Time I Committed Suicide Review: I only bought this for Keanu Reeves, and thankfully, it was only £3.99, so it wasn't too much of a waste.
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 DVD Talk Review: The Last Time I Committed Suicide
The Last Time I Committed Suicide follows a fragment of Neal Cassady's (Thomas Jane) life where the enigmatic beat-star is faced with some difficult decisions-to choose the love of his life or, embark on a journey his heart is aching for.
As it appears this was supposed to be the true moment of revelation for Neal, but I guess just as I did he missed it, because after a short soul-searching the heartthrob left his loved one contemplating her miserable deed in a hospital far and away.
If you have plenty of time to waste and you are not disturbed by the fact that someone else has decided how you should see your films (chopped) then by all means give this duff a rent.
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 CNN - Letter to Kerouac provides thin basis for 'Suicide' - July 10, 1997
Writer-director Stephen Kay's "The Last Time I Committed Suicide" isn't even that lucky, with the period details and the wonderful, driving music (from geniuses like Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Charles Mingus) being the most enjoyable aspects of the whole production.
Though I know the passage of time has blunted this stuff, you can't help (during some of the more purple-prosey moments) envisioning the narrator as a cartoon tomcat wearing a turtleneck, beret, and a pair of Ray-Bans.
"The Last Time I Committed Suicide" is a beer-soaked, but fairly spruced-up rendering of some pretty sweaty times.
edition.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/9707/10/review.last.suicide   (1029 words)

  
 The Last Time I Committed Suicide | The Onion - America's Finest News Source   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Neal Cassady served as a friend and muse for several of the central figures of the 1950s Beat movement, including Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, but exactly why this was the case is never made clear in this wildly glammed-up biographical piece from director Stephen Kay.
Based on one of Cassady's letters, The Last Time I Committed Suicide portrays a series of events that, if the film is to be believed, committed the young Cassady to the life of a wandering Beat boy.
Filmed in a jittery, pretentiously stylized manner (with many unnecessary close-ups and an often confusing chronology), the film possesses an impossibly romantic view of the era, suggesting that stealing cars and sleeping with an unusually large number of women—Cassady's bisexuality is conveniently ignored except by the very slightest suggestion—somehow constitutes rebellion of the highest order.
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 'The Last Time I Committed Suicide'
''The Last Time I Committed Suicide'' is a film by writer-director Stephen Kay based on one of those letters, written to Kerouac.
Cassady is a frequent visitor at first, but his helplessness in the face of her worsening condition depresses him to the point where his visits cease.
''The Last Time I Committed Suicide'' is a stylish piece of work, but it never comes to grips with the values it sets out to enshrine.
www.lubbockonline.com /news/070497/thelast.htm   (678 words)

  
 The Last Time I Committed Suicide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As the world was waiting for Francis Ford Coppola to get busy filming his much-hyped and still-unmade version of ' On The Road ', an unknown writer/director named Stephen Kay was quietly working on his own movie about the Neal Cassady legend.
"The Last Time I Committed Suicide" is based on a couple of letters Neal wrote to Jack Kerouac about his sexual escapades when he was a horny young (19) stud in Denver.
Neal is involved with a series of women -- one is suicidal, and another is underage and eager as hell to get into Neal's pants, but unfortunately has a well-connected mother with a hotline into the Denver police force.
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 The last time I committed suicide - Salon
The last time I committed suicide - Salon
He decided to call the suicide hot line, thinking it could tell him how to go about suicide more efficiently.
Suddenly we heard sirens and realized that the suicide hot line had probably sent them.
dir.salon.com /story/mwt/feature/2001/02/09/suicide/?pn=2   (534 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Last Time I Committed Suicide at Epinions.com
Rather, they only attempt to dissect the events that were portrayed in the letter, with little bits of outside information thrown in for good measure.
Through their analysis they give Cassady the appearance of a Byronian Hero whose tragic flaw would be his total devotion to the person that he is with at that particular time rather than to his dreams and ambitions overall.
I would suggest this movie to just about anyone, especially those who are interested in the beat literary movement and the character of Neil Cassady in general.
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 BBC NEWS | UK | Harold Shipman found dead in cell
The GP, who leaves a widow, Primrose, was on suicide watch at two other prisons earlier in his sentence, but not at Wakefield since his arrival on 18 June last year.
Last month it emerged that the serial killer had been stripped of his privileges at Wakefield because of poor behaviour.
Within hours of his death, the word "justice" had been scrawled 12 times across his former surgery in Hyde.
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 Brian's reflection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
George Eastman, founder of Kodak, committed suicide with a gunshot to his heart while lying in bed at 78 years of age.
By this time I am pretty exhausted - this once-over has not been exhaustive in itself, but it gives a good quick look at the scene, and if I were to look into more computing power within the next year or so, upgrading would be the best route.
If I can bide my time a little longer than that, chances are the price/performance ratio will come down to such a point that simply purchasing a new PC will be the most economical option.
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 An Author's Last Will: Richard Brautigan: The '60s Cult Hero and His Long Descent to Suicide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Somewhere around September 15 of last year, about four years after he recorded this tape, Richard Brautigan directed a bullet from a.44 magnum at himself in the dank main room of his home in Bolinas, Calfornia.
The wretched childhood, the failed marriages, the numbing alcoholism, the harshness of the critics and his dwindling income are dead-end clues to the suicide.
This time, however, he left behind his typewriter, his guns and his fishing rods, to which he had taped dried flowers.
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 DVDLaser: the largest database of DVD reviews on the web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A film that is intended to work on two levels, The Last Time I Committed Suicide, is not entirely successful on either one.
The movie, which jumps back and forth in time to follow emotional ideas, also wants to be a hip romance, drawing parallels between Nineties-style jump cuts and Fifties-style jump cuts.
As a romance, it works for a while because the characters are young and their lovemaking has a realistic enthusiasm and awkwardness, but the second half of the film is about how the hero can't get around to leaving a bar and returning to the supposed love of his life, and it is a downer.
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 The last time I committed suicide - Salon
The first and last time I tried to commit suicide was in 1975.
I was living in a warehouse in San Francisco with a collection of other would-be artists.
I can't remember why I had wanted to kill myself, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.
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 Dead Milkmen Free For All :: View topic - I bring you very sad news
He left a note that I don't know all of what it said,he was not elaborate-but he said he just could not stand to go on any longer.
I live in Texas and so this is being taken care of by the ones he chose-my younger brothers,and two longtime friends of his.
The time and place will be announced on here-I am sure Dean will do the honors of posting it-I will make sure all the information gets to you all.
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 Alligator Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Kay, the writer/director of "The Last Time I Committed Suicide" and the Cable Ace Award-nominated short film "Two Over Easy," will be conducting a filmwriting workshop this Saturday from 9:30 a.m.
He also will speak before Saturday's showings of "The Last Time I Committed Suicide" at the Hippodrome State Theatre and a Friday showing of "Two Over Easy" at Santa Fe Community College.
He used to say, 'Well, this won't be the last time I committed suicide.' That makes a little more sense, because when I first heard the title, I thought 'boy, that's a little arty, a little pretentious.
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 The Last Time I Committed Suicide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Like lots of young guys basking in the afterglow of WWII, Neal dreams of settling into a simple, stable domestic lifestyle, supported by a steady job as a machinist.
But, like lots of young guys, Neal's got trouble with women--his girlfriend's depression has driven her to a suicide attempt, and the angry mother of an underage former lover is on his trail.
Based on events described by Kerouac confidante Neal Cassady in a personal letter to the Beat author.
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 Claire Forlani - The Last Time I Committed Suicide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Claire Forlani - The Last Time I Committed Suicide
Then Joan reappears months later (near Christmas time) and tries to draw Neal back into her life.
The chronically depressed Joan attempts suicide, is sent to the hospital, and is abandoned there by Neal after only a few days.
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 The Last Time I Committed Suicide Film Review - Time Out Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The credits of this likeable, but lightweight feature, describe it as 'based on a letter from Neal Cassady' and boasts Carolyn Cassady as consultant: indeed, it comes across as a bebop-influenced, free-form mood piece, spun off this source, delineating the life of the guy who was later to prove beat 'genius' Jack Kerouac's major inspiration.
The time is 1946, a period of hard readjustment, and fresh out of Leavenworth, hipster Cassady (Jane) is dreaming of kids and picket fences with suicidal girlfriend Joan (Forlani), but spending what spare time is left over from the graveyard shift at the tyre company shooting pool with dissolute Harry (Reeves).
It's a film of bits and pieces, with the evidently talented first-time director going for atmospheric flourishes, cutting in slo-mo sequences and jagged hand-held shots, seemingly modelled on jeans ads, alongside back lighting and superimpositions.
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 LAST TIME I COMMITTED SUICIDE, THE/ *1/2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cassidy (Thomas Jane) was one of the Beat Generation writers of the 1950s, and one of his letters inspired the John Kerouac novel "On the Road" as well as this movie.
I guess that the writer-director of "Last Time I Committed Suicide", Stephen Kay, is a big fan, and for other big fans, or even people who know more about this subject and these people than myself, maybe his film will work.
At this point I was informed that I was going to have to suffer a film in which it was unclear whether anything was a flashback, a flashback within a flashback, a flash-forward or another narrative device.
www.ukcritic.com /lasttimeicommittedsuicide.html   (757 words)

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