I said I thought it was the worst film in the history of the festival. That was hyperbole -- I hadn't seen every film in the history of the festival -- but I was still vibrating from one of the most disastrous screenings I had ever attended. The audience was loud and scornful in its dislike for the movie; hundreds walked out, and many of those who remained only stayed because they wanted to boo. Imagine, I wrote, a film so unendurably boring that when the hero changes into a clean shirt, there is applause. The panel of critics convened by Screen International, the British trade paper, gave the movie the lowest rating in the history of their annual voting. But then a funny thing happened. Gallo went back into the editing room and cut 26 minutes of his minute film, or almost a fourth of the running time. And in the process he transformed it. The film's form and purpose now emerge from the miasma of the original cut, and are quietly, sadly, effective. It is said that editing is the soul of the cinema; in the case of "The Brown Bunny," it is its salvation.
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The Brown Bunny is a experimental road drama film written, directed, produced, photographed and edited by Vincent Gallo. It was photographed with handheld 16 mm cameras in various locations throughout the United States, including New Hampshire , Massachusetts , Ohio , Missouri , Utah , Nevada , and California. Following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival , the film garnered a great deal of media attention because of the explicit final scene between Gallo and Sevigny, as well as a feud between Gallo and the film critic Roger Ebert , who stated that The Brown Bunny was the worst film in the history of Cannes,  although he later gave a re-edited version his signature " thumbs up ".