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Old 12-31-2012, 03:10 PM   #11491
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Skyfall - 6.5/10

That old lady was terribly annoying and i hated every moment she was on screen, especially when she talked. The only reason to watch this movie is for Javier Bardem. The dude is such a great actor and its always a treat to watch him on screen. I can't believe i still haven't watched "Biutiful." Other than enjoying his acting, everything else about the movie is your standard action flick. Nothing more or less. Watching it once is enough. I like Daniel Craig, but as i'm ready for a new bond. I have heard people suggest Idris Elba; that would be awesome.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:12 PM   #11492
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Reading the script before going to Django dinged the film a bit, as what was on paper blew away what was on the screen.

Perhaps that's just a bad way to experience a film unless you are a producer or director.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:21 PM   #11493
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Reading the script before going to Django dinged the film a bit, as what was on paper blew away what was on the screen.
I felt the same way when I read Inglorious Basterds' script months before it came out on screen. Maybe not blown away, but it definitely had a lot of extra great dialog and a lot of extra scenes that would have been cool to have watched.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:32 PM   #11494
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Perhaps that's just a bad way to experience a film unless you are a producer or director.
For me its the best way. I have found that it elevates the viewing experience. You see the director's vision, actors audibles, and editors influence clearer.

Editing out Hildi's backstory removed the emotional heft from the movie. Django's transformation from a slave who was so meek, to a badass of McClainian proportions was left on the cutting room floor. As was the best scenes that explained why Stephen really hated Django so much.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:59 PM   #11495
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For me its the best way. I have found that it elevates the viewing experience. You see the director's vision, actors audibles, and editors influence clearer.

Editing out Hildi's backstory removed the emotional heft from the movie. Django's transformation from a slave who was so meek, to a badass of McClainian proportions was left on the cutting room floor. As was the best scenes that explained why Stephen really hated Django so much.
Ive always felt that QT would make an outstanding novelist.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:04 PM   #11496
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Ive always felt that QT would make an outstanding novelist.
Django was 178 pages long. It might as well have been a novel.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:53 PM   #11497
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For me its the best way. I have found that it elevates the viewing experience. You see the director's vision, actors audibles, and editors influence clearer.

Editing out Hildi's backstory removed the emotional heft from the movie. Django's transformation from a slave who was so meek, to a badass of McClainian proportions was left on the cutting room floor. As was the best scenes that explained why Stephen really hated Django so much.

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I felt the same way when I read Inglorious Basterds' script months before it came out on screen. Maybe not blown away, but it definitely had a lot of extra great dialog and a lot of extra scenes that would have been cool to have watched.

You're not experiencing the film as itself that way. You're less likely to be fully transported by the story, if you
A. know where it's going.
B. are worried about what got cut out of the script.

It seems like you're watching the movie to watch the filmmaking and not the film.

When you talk about what gets cut out of the movie, ask yourself why they cut it out. It could be keeping that stuff in, whether it's great dialogue or a fuller backstory would actually make the film worse. And there's lots of ways this could happen. It could

A. Make the film too long.
B. Make the film too slow
C. Throw off the rythym of the movie.
D. Make some scenes redundant, because the audience can get information in other places.

A lot of stuff gets cut out a movie, because it simply doesn't work.

Lots of times, writing out something like a fuller backstory is helpful for the writer to figure out the story and for the actors to appreciate the character, but doesn't need to be part of the final story.

You're going to be prejudging the movie itself, by knowing the script. I think reading the script after a first viewing and then watching the movie again would be more rewarding in terms of looking at the filmmaking. Also seeing the movie first might make you think parts of the script were unnecessary.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:58 PM   #11498
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Saw Zero Dark Thirty.

An odd movie, more downbeat than you would expect. Reminded me of Coppola's The Conversation.... about a lonely professional doing her job without joy. You would think it would have an uplifting ending but no.

Parts are great, pacing is so strange. Jumps years and years and chooses to dwell on certain moments in an almost naturalistic way. Also it's basically a needle in the haystack movie, and the beginning does not really do a good job about showing the haystack, it feels like the whole movie is seen through hindsight. Lots of context is just missing. Once they narrow down the haystack to about 2009, the movie really picks up. Also it was rumored to a be a pro Obama propaganda movie when it was set for release around 9/11, but it's anything but that at all. Politics is almost entirely absent from this movie as is the IRaq War
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:08 PM   #11499
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You're not experiencing the film as itself that way. You're less likely to be fully transported by the story, if you
A. know where it's going.
B. are worried about what got cut out of the script.

It seems like you're watching the movie to watch the filmmaking and not the film.

When you talk about what gets cut out of the movie, ask yourself why they cut it out. It could be keeping that stuff in, whether it's great dialogue or a fuller backstory would actually make the film worse. And there's lots of ways this could happen. It could

A. Make the film too long.
B. Make the film too slow
C. Throw off the rythym of the movie.
D. Make some scenes redundant, because the audience can get information in other places.

A lot of stuff gets cut out a movie, because it simply doesn't work.

Lots of times, writing out something like a fuller backstory is helpful for the writer to figure out the story and for the actors to appreciate the character, but doesn't need to be part of the final story.

You're going to be prejudging the movie itself, by knowing the script. I think reading the script after a first viewing and then watching the movie again would be more rewarding in terms of looking at the filmmaking. Also seeing the movie first might make you think parts of the script were unnecessary.
None of what you say is wrong. Sure all that has to be taken under consideration. However, to only look at it that way.. it would be, a narrow-minded view.. If foreknowledge is a problem.. then why are there so many films that are re-watchable? Why are they not spoiled by knowing already what will happen? Its because there are so many things involved when watching and experiencing and analyzing a film.

More important than anything is attitude and expectation.. those two things are usually the biggest deterrence when it comes to enjoying a film that holds merit.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:20 PM   #11500
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Saw Zero Dark Thirty.

Where'd you catch it?

Finally caught Oldboy after it being in my netflix que forever.



8.2/10

What a f*cked up, well-directed, entertaining flick

Don't want to get into any specifics because it will ruin it for anyone here who hasn't seen it. So I'll just say this- I don't see the need for a remake but since Spike Lee is already in post production with this, I hope they don't water down the story and content to appease the mainstream audiences. Lee called his version a 'reinterpretation' of the story, which probably means they cut the original's balls off and repackaged it with American actors. But we'll see, maybe I'll be surprised.

Also caught In the Name of the Father.



8/10

Daniel Day Lewis was Daniel Day Lewis as usual. Pete Postlethwaite was great as Giuseppe. Not much more to say, really solid flick.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:25 PM   #11501
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Where'd you catch it?

Finally caught Oldboy after it being in my netflix que forever.



8.2/10

What a f*cked up, well-directed, entertaining flick

Don't want to get into any specifics because it will ruin it for anyone here who hasn't seen it. So I'll just say this- I don't see the need for a remake but since Spike Lee is already in post production with this, I hope they don't water down the story and content to appease the mainstream audiences. Lee called his version a 'reinterpretation' of the story, which probably means they cut the original's balls off and repackaged it with American actors. But we'll see, maybe I'll be surprised.

Also caught In the Name of the Father.



8/10

Daniel Day Lewis was Daniel Day Lewis as usual. Pete Postlethwaite was great as Giuseppe. Not much more to say, really solid flick.
Love In The Name of the father. Great movie--very affecting; might be because I'm Irish, that movie always gets to me.
ZD30 is only playing like 5 theaters in the Country right now, it opens wide jan 5th. It's just playing ny and la, so it can qualify for the Oscars. Saw it in the east village.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:00 PM   #11502
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John Dies At the End - 8/10

Just a fun movie from start til end. Can't wait to watch it again while lit, it must be even better then.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:15 PM   #11503
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John Dies At the End - 8/10

Just a fun movie from start til end. Can't wait to watch it again while lit, it must be even better then.

Looked at IMDB. Will watch, sounds intriguing.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:49 PM   #11504
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Killing Them Softly: 7/10
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:15 AM   #11505
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Up- 9/10

I can't believe it took me so long to see this. There is something about the first 10 minutes or so but I couldn't hold back tears. I haven't shed tears like that in a while.

Not the best story ever told by any means but there are some nice bits of dialogue in the film. Disney is starting to get their stuff together. I wish the score was a bit better but it didn't make it any less entertaining.
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