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Postby easy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:28 pm

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Feech La Manna wrote:Yeah the smash cut to the car and King Crimson is one of my favorite editing choices of all time


I'm on mobile and can't embed youtubes at the moment but one thing I noticed this time around was how Court of the Crimson King is mixed in this sequence

there's basically three major moments where it's being used, and it's like:
1. theo in the car
2. theo pulling up to his brother's building
3. theo entering his brother's living room

and within each of these moments, the song continues, but the volume/effect is altered slightly, so even though it doesn't make sense as a bit of diegetic audio until it sounds like it's being played on his brother's speakers, you're still left with the impression that it was always being played within the confines of the sequence

would love to hear someone dive into small decisions like this


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Postby important dentist » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:31 pm

easy wrote:I saw this at a shitty art house in cambridge and I was shocked to see like 70% hands go up when the programmer asked the crowd who had never seen it

I'd always assumed it was canon but I guess I'm getting old and the new generation of twentysomething film nerds don't consider it as such

it did poorly at the box office and the critical praise it got was largely ignored iirc. it's been getting a reevaluation/revival in the trump era though understandably

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Postby Feech La Manna » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:33 pm

I remember I first rented this back in 2007 or whatever not really knowing anything about it outside of it being on some year-end best-of lists and it freakin' blew me away
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Postby anephric » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:34 pm

I loathed this when I saw it for the first time a decade ago. But I’d like to revisit it.
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Postby universe » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:35 pm

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Postby landspeedrecord » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:36 pm

I watched this the day after christmas (as as 2nd film in a double feature with rocky balboa) and was bawling in the theater by the time the ceasefire occurs. great film. would like to see it on the big screen again
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Postby Feech La Manna » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:36 pm

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Postby easy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:37 pm

yeah 18-year-old me was not prepared for this when it first came out

I remember leaving the theater on such a high
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Postby Feech La Manna » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:39 pm

I think I rented this and Babel (which was a complete piece of shit) at the same time
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Postby powderfinger » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:39 pm

Feech La Manna wrote:I remember I first rented this back in 2007 or whatever not really knowing anything about it outside of it being on some year-end best-of lists and it freakin' blew me away


same, except that I wandered into it at the theater since it was playing right after something else I can't remember

can't think of another movie that took me by surprise in the same way
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Postby easy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:39 pm

god babel is such horseshit
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Postby loaf angel » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:41 pm

bongo wrote:is mcihael caine in this with like a long mane and a house full of ferns or is that a movie i dreamed



yea and he's cranking Radiohead


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Postby easy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:42 pm

loaf angel wrote:he's like a future-boarder


how old will our oldest boarders be in 2027?
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Postby blurst of times » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:44 pm

this is the definitive movie of the 21st century imo

someone mentioned it earlier, but the way it creates a lived-in future/dystopia is one of its greatest achievements. i think i read an interview with cuaron where he talked about how they deliberately avoided making it look "futuristic" in the traditional sense and aimed to make it look basically like the present outside of a handful of details, and that pays off
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Postby domesticwhite » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:45 pm

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Postby Bartatua » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:45 pm

I won a michigan press award for my college paper review of this! Been too long since i watched it
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Postby largecrow » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:48 pm

yeah I remember watching this with my brother when it first came out. no idea what is was about beyond it was supposed to be good. still one of my favorite movie -- I remember during the sequence where he's dodging all the fire and running into the building near the end my brother just, awed, repeating "this is just one shot! just one shot!"

rewatched it after trump's inauguration most recently, definitely felt intensely prescient.
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Postby john plainman » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:05 pm

I took bong rips with my friends before seeing this in theatres and it was probably the most insane theater experience of my life. Stunning movie
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Postby father of two » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:13 pm

definitely need to watch this again. so glad i saw it in theaters as a youth; definitely felt like a fundamental shift at the time.
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Postby chairkicker » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:20 pm

anephric wrote:I loathed this when I saw it for the first time a decade ago. But I’d like to revisit it.

care to elaborate on what turned you off?

i remember very clearly when totally declared it "bullshit" and a handful of boarders rallying around that assessment. one of them was phil i guess i've always wanted to know why he felt that way
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Postby nosebleeds » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:22 pm

powderfinger wrote:
Feech La Manna wrote:I remember I first rented this back in 2007 or whatever not really knowing anything about it outside of it being on some year-end best-of lists and it freakin' blew me away


same, except that I wandered into it at the theater since it was playing right after something else I can't remember

can't think of another movie that took me by surprise in the same way

I'm pretty sure I saw Pan's Labyrinth right before this.
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Postby ratbags » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:22 pm

renting movies seems like a million years ago
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Postby easy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:24 pm

pan's labrynth and children of men came out in the states within weeks of one another, and it was one of those weird things where you sort of had to like, pick sides??

I dunno. pan's labrynth is an absolute chore of a movie to get through, though. #teamchildren
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Postby Feech La Manna » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:27 pm

ratbags wrote:renting movies seems like a million years ago


yeah it does
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Postby nosebleeds » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:30 pm

easy wrote:pan's labrynth and children of men came out in the states within weeks of one another, and it was one of those weird things where you sort of had to like, pick sides??

I dunno. pan's labrynth is an absolute chore of a movie to get through, though. #teamchildren

Children of Men >>> Pan's Labyrinth, obvs
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Postby ratbags » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:30 pm

i remember vividly taking a stack of the boxes to the desk and they would open those massive drawers full of DVDs and VHS and try to find the titles i selected and then put this scarred little disc in my boxes and send me on my way
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