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Re: A Ghost Story
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2017, 09:55:08 AM »
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Screencrush: ‘A Ghost Story’ Review: A Totally New Kind of Haunted House Movie


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patient viewers will be rewarded, because all of the slow scenes and long takes are part of Lowery’s master plan to rewrite the rules that govern haunted house movies, and even the way we think about life, death, and time itself.

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Re: A Ghost Story
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2017, 06:01:38 PM »
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AV CLUB: Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara reunite for an amazing Sundance Ghost Story (A-)

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a sneakily ambitious meditation on life after death, the endurance of romantic connection, and the value we place on the spaces we occupy. If that sounds impossibly vague, it’s because there’s no easy way to even describe this movie without detrimentally demystifying it.

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Re: A Ghost Story
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2017, 02:40:09 PM »
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I really love thinking about what I think this movie will be. It makes me really happy.
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Re: A Ghost Story
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2017, 01:34:41 AM »
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I'm trying not to read too many details about the film, but every review I've seen is glowing.

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Re: A Ghost Story
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2017, 07:53:50 AM »
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Damn, those reviews really piqued my interest. Hopefully it won't be a year until we are able to see it.

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Re: A Ghost Story
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2017, 10:27:54 AM »
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Yeah, it's great to confirm there's a semblance of a plot and it's not just some wild experiment. That it is in fact "a Haunted House movie" even though it could potentially skirt any and all expectations we've ever had for one! I mean, this guy has been into ghosts for a really long time.

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Shot on 35?

Can we get a range of where the budget ended up?
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Re: A Ghost Story
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2017, 08:39:58 PM »
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Wow, these reviews! Congrats, Ghostboy!

When's the xixax screening?

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Re: A Ghost Story
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2017, 11:12:39 AM »
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I have a theory that when two movies share a title, the better film gets to keep the glory of it's name while the other fades into obscurity. I remember this movie being incredibly boring when I saw it as a kid, but that's probably because the effects are so dated and it's mostly a group of old men telling stories around the fireplace. Watching the trailer now, I think it deserves a revisit. I do love that Bill Maher Look-a- like, Craig Wasson.




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Re: A Ghost Story
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2017, 12:31:09 PM »
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The movie was fine, but the book it's based on is one of the best horror novels ever written.
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Re: A Ghost Story
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2017, 05:35:25 PM »
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I guarantee that by the time that 8:30am screening rolls around tickets will be available. Plus they always save some for every screening for the Wait List and Day-Of sales.

You underestimated how popular your movie is. BUT, I got very very lucky in that my friend who had a badge was able to snag THE LAST ticket the day before (she wanted to buy more). She gave it to me. Only a small handful of the waitlist people got in.

The movie is lovely. I'm so glad that a movie like this can be so popular, not only in terms of attendance, but also response. It was interesting to be in a room where so many people were discovering this voice (even if they had seen ATBS and PETE'S DRAGON), while for me it felt like a familiar voice (in a good way). A voice that we on this forum have been able to see develop over the past... 15 years?

I don't want to say too much about it, because I regret that I had read the reviews beforehand, and it's best to let the movie surprise. Can't wait for all of y'all to see it and then we can talk more.

One thing I'll say is that I've recently been thinking about how we've reached the limit of how deep a literal/realistic approach to storytelling in film can go. At least for me as a viewer. There've been a bunch of recent movies that have done a great job of being observant and understated and demonstrating all these things that are true about how people behave and how things happen and so on, but... I find that I can't give that much of a shit about it anymore. Meanwhile, movies that engage with symbolism and theme are striking me as able to probe much deeper into its ideas, because of the distillation of its ideas into images and moments. There is so much more feeling in it. I would never say "cinema is dead" but I agree with Scorsese that "images don't mean anything anymore" in the great majority of contemporary cinema, especially when compared to older cinema. Most filmmakers aren't even trying to create new and striking and meaningful images.

My favorite movies of the past few years are incredibly playful with the filmmaking, even when the themes are serious. There is a joy in it. An engagement with the form, and the possibilities. Even though the word "playful" sounds unserious, it's really the only way to be serious.

THE SEVENTH SEAL is playful. PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE is playful. ERASERHEAD is playful. CITIZEN KANE is playful. POINT BLANK is playful. THE LOVE WITCH is playful. THE RED SHOES is playful. A GHOST STORY is playful.

(Also, it was good to see you, David!)

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Re: A Ghost Story
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2017, 08:26:07 AM »
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GB, this looks incredible.

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Re: A Ghost Story
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2017, 10:51:46 AM »
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Yeah, I just watched the trailer and that's some powerful shit.
I really wasn't sure what to think about the premise. I knew David would make a great movie, but I just had no idea what it would be like. If this trailer is any indication, I'm going to love this.

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Re: A Ghost Story
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2017, 12:52:52 PM »
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just gonna wish him the best forever and always, which wishing of mine isn't even what'll cause him to do well. the Lowery Touch is real. good for him, good for us.



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Re: A Ghost Story
« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2017, 01:46:01 PM »
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Looks even more beautiful than I'd imagined. July 7th can't come soon enough.

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Re: A Ghost Story
« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2017, 01:55:27 PM »
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Wow. I am definitely going to love this.  :bravo:
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