Children of Men

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Postby landspeedrecord » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:38 pm

I like children of men more, but pan's labyrinth is no slouch. why did one have to take sides?

that's like saying that in 2007 you had to take sides between zodiac, no country for old men; there will be blood

fuck that. they're all masterpieces
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Postby blurst of times » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:38 pm

I've still never seen Pan's labyrinth

Guess you know which team I'm on
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Postby Pashmina » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:38 pm

we have a giant tapestry of guernica at work
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Postby The Fool on the Hill » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:38 pm

When he goes inside Battersea it looks like it's inside the Tate Modern.
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Postby ratbags » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:39 pm

zodiac is the only time i've been caught off guard by a movie cause i went to the theatre on a lonely weekday when i was 17 and didn't have class and i just picked a movie based on the poster and i had no idea what it was or who made it or anything and then i had my brains blown out about 10 minutes in
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Postby landspeedrecord » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:41 pm

I wrote a term paper in college talking about the construction of the long takes in children of men

this is a cool article on the vfx published when it came out, for those who'd like to know more:

https://www.awn.com/vfxworld/children-men-invisible-vfx-future-decay

there's another one that's a lot more technical, but I'm having a hard time tracking it down
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Postby object » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:49 pm

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In one of the key scenes in Alfonso Cuaron's 2006 film Children of Men, Clive Owen's character, Theo, visits a friend at Battersea Power Station, which is now some combination of government building and private collection. Cultural treasures - Michelangelo's David, Picasso's Guernica, Pink Floyd's inflatable pig - are preserved in a building that is itself a refurbished heritage artifact. This is our only glimpse into the lives of the elite, holed up against the effects of a catastrophe which has caused mass sterility: no children have been born for a generation. Theo asks the question, 'how all this can matter if there will be no-one to see it?' The alibi can no longer be future generations, since there will be none. The response is nihilistic hedonism: 'I try not to think about it'.


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Postby Fullscreen » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:07 pm

easy wrote:god babel is such horseshit

we're any of those post-traffic ensemble movies about a web of intractable global injustices actually good?
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Postby loaf angel » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:21 pm

Fullscreen wrote:
easy wrote:god babel is such horseshit

we're any of those post-traffic ensemble movies about a web of intractable global injustices actually good?


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Postby easy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:21 pm

syriana is a fuckin mess
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Postby loaf angel » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:22 pm

I thought it ass gnarly when the kid got electrocuted in the pool or whatever
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Postby loaf angel » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:23 pm

that's that movie right?

there was constant gardener that came out around the same time and was practically the same story
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Postby bold man » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:44 pm

this is actually the best movie
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Postby loaf angel » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:13 am

yea the second long take was the first time I noticed "really long take" in a movie. thought it was incredible how they pulled that off. the first one is impressive in a more subtle claustrophobic way but it's the second one that really called attention to itself in a showy way.
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Postby crash.landing » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:58 am

blurst of times wrote: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


Yeah, absolutely brilliant movie. Downloaded the torrent whenever it hit TPB not knowing much about it. That explosion scene, in the beginning, is something I still think about quite often. The torrent included the added analysis of the movie by Zizek, et al, that was on the DVD. I bought the DVD immediately afterwards.
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Postby bold man » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:23 am

rewatched this tonight (thanks thread)

still so so good
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Postby Jefferson Zeppelin » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:18 am

fabulous film.
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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:01 am

every time i rewatch this movie, our world is closer to the world of the movie

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Postby Ferrous Bueller » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:17 am

was very glad to see this back on netflix
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Postby easy » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:34 am

it has aged like the finest of wines
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Postby Self Destructive Zone » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:35 am

loaf angel wrote:yea the second long take was the first time I noticed "really long take" in a movie. thought it was incredible how they pulled that off. the first one is impressive in a more subtle claustrophobic way but it's the second one that really called attention to itself in a showy way.



the first one is so tense though.

i loved this when it came out, and told everyone they should see it. at the time it seemed like an incredibly compact and yet comprehenive commentary on all the shitty things going on in the world at the time. it was like every fear on cable news crammed into one artistice statement. in retrospect, it was prophetic.
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Postby viachicago » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:44 am

Long take battle scene is honestly one of the weaker parts of the film, it just kinda veers a little too much into first person Call Of Duty territory
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Postby alloneword » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:54 am

I own this film on HD DVD 8-)
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Postby Cronos » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:59 am

I think this was the first movie I downloaded in HD. I remember the file was split into two parts and I would watch the car scene over and over to try and find the cut.
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Postby viachicago » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:06 am

Everytime I watch this I just wind up spending the duration of the film contemplating how I can't make my living arrangement more closely resemble Jasper's house
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Postby traced out » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:59 am

viachicago wrote:Long take battle scene is honestly one of the weaker parts of the film, it just kinda veers a little too much into first person Call Of Duty territory

i think that's unfair, call of duty probably just stole from it
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Postby aububs » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:18 am

alloneword wrote:I own this film on HD DVD 8-)


:shock: woah
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Postby R C » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:26 am

Rewatched this a few weeks ago for the first time in years and it’s still a magnificent achievement. One of the few movies I’ll watch all the way through the credits and just let sink in.
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Postby tricksforchips » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:08 pm

viachicago wrote:Long take battle scene is honestly one of the weaker parts of the film, it just kinda veers a little too much into first person Call Of Duty territory

This is a bad take.
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Postby tgk » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:19 pm

viachicago wrote:Long take battle scene is honestly one of the weaker parts of the film, it just kinda veers a little too much into first person Call Of Duty territory


yup
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