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This Year In Film / Re: The Florida Project
« Last post by jenkins on October 14, 2017, 05:00:58 PM »
rather i think a friendship arc was introduced at the beginning, through the children. where the other girl lived--was it Wonder Land? the washing of the car! then when the boy was forced to leave from the friendship--his face gazing out the window. these mechanisms exist outside the adult world mechanisms, which are integrated alongside later, toward the the film's narrative crescendo. as every crescendo, this movie's had to reach its point, and i don't think it exposed itself as a story which would culminate so much as a life with increasing complexities. the magic wristband sidestory was well-crafted, i believe, along with the encounter at the hotel which wouldn't accept them, and the honeymoon visit which was a disaster for the newly married and a typical day for this hotel. it's such a hard question--what really were the types of lives that were being observed here? i can't quite think of another American director who has so well crafted anew the concept of Italian Neorealism (The Children Are Watching Us). the friendship arc that was introduced at the beginning, what a different form it took with the other mother's black eye, and Dafoe standing outside. what was on Dafoe's mind? what could he do? to end the movie with the question of What Could Anyone Do? is really a monumental task, in my opinion. the Fuck You was the highest point of the crescendo and it's the best Fuck You i've ever heard. there was never not a feeling in the movie, there was only sometimes the wonder of what would happen. which i think is very much what that place and context would feel like, and sometimes in fact it's all you hear from narratives about people in this type of life.
The Grapevine / Re: Lady Bird
« Last post by BigSock on October 14, 2017, 04:51:40 PM »
I need to see again to fully grasp my affection for it, but this is very sweet and tender

Not sure it's Frances or Mistress level, but this operates on a mostly different, and more broadly accessible level

I'm astonished by how in command Greta is behind the camera and she maintains a feverish comic energy until you begin to recognize a level of melancholy sadness beneath the surface that chokes you up and brings you to tears in the final act

I'm still ambivalent about the closing sections as it runs out of steam a bit, but Metcalf is the heartbreaking emotional anchor of it all, and this is evidence that Ronan is currently one of the best actresses in the game-- she effortlessly melts into a character so divorced from how she is in reality with the most infectious charisma
This Year In Film / Re: The Florida Project
« Last post by BigSock on October 14, 2017, 04:35:34 PM »
It's been a week and I still cannot decide how much I liked this

Dafoe is a soulful treasure even if most of his character background was vague, and the cinematography crackles with sizzling bright colors evocative of childhood innocence

My biggest issue is lack of a more apparent structure, as I think the mother's arc was implied so early on in the most straightforward manner, and the film struggles to establish a forward momentum when it needed to advance the more plot-oriented transitions
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by BigSock on October 14, 2017, 04:18:03 PM »
hopefully trailer within next 2 weeks, I can't wait much longer!

Anyway, those 3hr+ rumors are nothing more than rumors: the film has been locked for a while now, so hopefully we start hearing word about screenings
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by velociraptor on October 14, 2017, 02:31:52 PM »
Love the title. I also love "The Master" as a title, though. Yeah, TWBB and PDL are more bombastic, but I don't think that makes them inherently (heeeheheehee) better.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by Drenk on October 14, 2017, 08:24:32 AM »
But he's not Tarantino. He prefers time travel to nostalgia in terms of filmaking. I warmed up to the title; the word phantom is, after all, at the heart of his last movies. Nostalgia lives through the characters. Nostalgia hurts and haunts.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by Just Withnail on October 14, 2017, 06:52:45 AM »
If the actual title card is something like this, I feel the title might be perfect:

Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by axxonn on October 14, 2017, 05:21:24 AM »
Not sure about the title.
The Small Screen / Re: Assorted TV news
« Last post by wilder on October 13, 2017, 10:53:59 PM »
Amazon Severs Ties With TWC: Drops David O. Russell Series, Takes Over ‘The Romanoffs’
via Deadline

Amazon Studios has made a decision on the two Weinstein Company series it was “reviewing options” on. The company “no longer plans on moving forward with the David O’Russell Project. As for Matthew Weiner’s  The Romanoffs, Amazon intends to move forward without the involvement of The Weinstein Company,” the company said Friday night.

The pricey untitled David O.Russell series starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore and The Romanoffs got caught up in the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, which engulfed his now-former company, TWC,  including its television division, Weinstein TV.

Following Amazon’s cancellation, the A-list trio involved in the untitled David O. Russell series announced that they are pulling the plug altogether. “We support Amazon’s decision as In light of recent news and out of respect for all those affected we have decided together that it is best to not move forward with this show,” David O. Russell, Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore said in a statement.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by Lottery on October 13, 2017, 08:30:05 PM »
Goddammit, I got excited and looked up the font not realising it's a generic font used across the website...It's from the Spectrum font family.
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