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 Post subject: Re: What movies are you watching?
PostPosted: Tue June 05, 2018 9:33 pm 
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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
I don’t want to root for anyone

I can appreciate this, seriously; it's just not how I watch movies...

Tangentially related, I'm reading Jorge's great book rec while simultaneously reading the Cinematic Storytelling book I've been posting about. Jorge's book talks about De Palma's detached camera work, like he's chronicling the suffering of his characters without engaging emotionally. It's interesting, and reading those two books side-by-side is exploding my understanding of film making, and how the camera may/may not heighten the emotional resonance of the character or story...

So, if I'm reading your comment right, does that mean you prefer film making that takes a more objective view of the story?


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tragabigzanda wrote:
LoathedVermin72 wrote:
I don’t want to root for anyone

I can appreciate this, seriously; it's just not how I watch movies...

Tangentially related, I'm reading Jorge's great book rec while simultaneously reading the Cinematic Storytelling book I've been posting about. Jorge's book talks about De Palma's detached camera work, like he's chronicling the suffering of his characters without engaging emotionally. It's interesting, and reading those two books side-by-side is exploding my understanding of film making, and how the camera may/may not heighten the emotional resonance of the character or story...

So, if I'm reading your comment right, does that mean you prefer film making that takes a more objective view of the story?

Oh my god that theory is so wrong. De Palma is an intensely emotional director. Oh my god no no no


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i've only seen his "establishment approved" flicks: Carrie, Casualties of War, Untouchables, and Mission to Mars. Despite all the colors and fireworks, they do strike me as cold.


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I know LV lists it as one of his favorites, but my god Mission to Mars is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Just horrible in every conceivable way.

Though i suppose its emotional in the same way a soap opera is emotional.

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I love De Palma.

Detached? Fuck that.

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tragabigzanda wrote:
i've only seen his "establishment approved" flicks: Carrie, Casualties of War, Untouchables, and Mission to Mars. Despite all the colors and fireworks, they do strike me as cold.

That is insane. All of these movies have incredibly deep wells of feeling and passion. Mission to Mars is like the warmest, most human movie I’ve ever seen. Oh man. De Palma cold and detached? Oh man. That is just so wrong.


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LoathedVermin72 wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
LoathedVermin72 wrote:
I don’t want to root for anyone

I can appreciate this, seriously; it's just not how I watch movies...

Tangentially related, I'm reading Jorge's great book rec while simultaneously reading the Cinematic Storytelling book I've been posting about. Jorge's book talks about De Palma's detached camera work, like he's chronicling the suffering of his characters without engaging emotionally. It's interesting, and reading those two books side-by-side is exploding my understanding of film making, and how the camera may/may not heighten the emotional resonance of the character or story...

So, if I'm reading your comment right, does that mean you prefer film making that takes a more objective view of the story?

Oh my god that theory is so wrong. De Palma is an intensely emotional director. Oh my god no no no

You should read the book. It's been a long time since I read it and I can't remember the specific part about his camera work, but for a De Palma fan, this is essential reading. His participation is great, and especially his insights in the ten-years-later afterword are very interesting.

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De Palma is an amazing director and a national treasure. Also, Mission to Mars sucks.


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i halfway watched a large portion of Batman v Superman yesterday on TNT...great film

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Guys, the new Jurassic World is really really good.

The trailers didn't excite me at all, it all looked and felt a bit off. Turns out, the stuff on the island barely scratches the surface of the movie. The second half is like a monster horror film, in a great way! Extremely tense stuff, and the characters area lot more three-dimensional this time. Bryce Dallas Howard in particular shows huge improvement and it's easier to actually root for these characters.

This was great stuff.


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Seems like this one is super polarizing.


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