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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: GRAVITY - Alfonso Cuaron, 2013
« on: March 09, 2023, 07:03:51 AM »
There is a big difference but of course Gravity was also trying to capture something with visuals and sound, they weren't just trying to be immersive. They used CGI and stuff, but they did capture something about space (independantly of the movie feeling dated or not).

And yes some movies require a great story, some don't. Gravity could have had a better story and it would have made the movie better, but I'd better watch the simple, streamlined story they have than a much better story that would add complexity. What Gravity needed storywise was simplicity. If they couldn't manage to improve the story without adding complexity, I'm glad they kept it the way it is.

Agreed, if you want a really good story?go read a book.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: March 09, 2023, 07:03:01 AM »
The opening chase isn't static though.
And the battles are incredible.

True. But I do find it overrated relative to much of his earlier stuff.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: March 07, 2023, 08:38:33 AM »
Yeah, for his last few films Kurosawa was into his ?I?m an artist who likes static imagery? phase. It?s a shame, because he was so good with the cinematic medium for most of his career. Don?t even get me started on ?Dreams?.

Other Films / Re: Peckinpah
« on: March 04, 2023, 09:37:23 PM »
Thanks for sharing. Will definitely check it out.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: February 19, 2023, 08:58:52 AM »
I have the Italian Blu-ray, which has English and Italian language options.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: February 19, 2023, 07:57:13 AM »
The book is pretty good too. I liked it better, I think its brevity and humbleness makes that particular  story works better than the relative ?this is a big movie? feel that the movie has.

Yes the book is beautiful. I probably read the same French translation as you did. I don?t think it?s ever been put into English. It?s great to convert into a movie because it is so brief and so the plot is not sacrificed. Someone with a great visual style like Tornatore can then make magic.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: February 18, 2023, 06:17:52 AM »
Sounds about right. From IMDB: "Original version released in Italy is 2 hours and 45 minutes long. A 123-minutes version premiered at the Locarno film Festival in July 1999. This shorter version is the same released in the USA by Fine Line under the title "The Legend of 1900""

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: February 17, 2023, 08:18:50 PM »
I hope you didn?t see the butchered version called ?The legend of 1900?. You need to see the full length original cut known as ?The legend of the pianist on the ocean?. That piano duel is so Leone.

Yup, gave up on Mank pretty early on. Couldn?t make it through it.

But as nice as it is to agree, you don?t like Larrain?s Neruda?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: February 17, 2023, 02:48:47 PM »
I remember being impressed by Bone Tomahawk. Might need to check out some of his other stuff.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: February 16, 2023, 10:22:58 AM »
There is a lot of insanity in those latest posts. To be able to accurately attack a movie you first have to understand what it was trying to achieve. That feeling of ?too much? (that Scott Pilgrim wasn?t after) is stated right in the title. It is trying to be too much, too fast, for too long

How does living up to its title make it a good movie? To borrow DJ?s turn of phrase, I could make a movie called POS and then make a POS. It wouldn?t stop it being a POS though :)

I can tolerate a non-sensical plot, and even appreciate it, if I?m impressed by the cinematography, editing, montage, transitions, use of sound. But all I felt I was watching was unhinged and run-of-the-mill executed craziness?which to your point might be the point. But it isn?t going to make me appreciate it. Scott Pilgrim stands out to me because it is so well executed, not because it is simply weird.

Anyway, each to their own. Clearly DJ and I are in a minority. Then again, some of my absolute favorite films (Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean, Cross of Iron) are barely appreciated by others. So I get it.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: February 15, 2023, 02:09:48 PM »
Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022) - 1/10. Eleven Oscar nominations . . . and it's a complete POS. Hard to believe that Hollywood could produce something worse than Babylon in the same year in which Babylon' was released. But they did it.

I came here for a sanity check after watching this since everyone seems to be speaking so highly of it. I could not agree more. It was so bad that my wife and I just gave up watching it about two-thirds of the way through.

Its weirdness made me think of Scott Pilgrim vs the World. The difference being that Scott Pilgrim was great and solidified Edgar Wright in my mind as a very talented director (haven?t seen his latest production since I don?t like horror movies).

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: GRAVITY - Alfonso Cuaron, 2013
« on: February 08, 2023, 10:56:17 AM »
Surprised there?s no discussion on this thread of the amazing approach to audio that was used for this. The one link early on doesn?t do it justice. It was seriously novel and highly effective.

Nice 😊

Without giving too much away, could you possibly just tell me if I?m wasting my time periodically browsing Japanese auction sites to pick up a certain OOP disc ?

I'm always looking out for stuff like this of course. Alternative TV-versions etc. No luck so far.

But 2023/2024 will be superb years regarding Peckinpah releases. I am working on big stuff. Wish I could
talk about it, but I can't of course. I never reveal anything before the labels make the announcement...

Seriously looking forward to it!

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