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News and Theory / Re: 2018 Xixax Awards - Nominate!
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on March 21, 2019, 05:08:45 PM »
Adding up the nominations now. If you have something to add, post it very soon.
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The Small Screen / Re: Game of Thrones (spoilers)
« Last post by Robyn on March 21, 2019, 04:30:32 PM »
The Door was even better then I remembered it. had me crying like a child just now, lol

We are all talking about who will live and end up on the throne, but I'm thinking we'll get at least a couple of more "holy shit"-payoffs and twists in the end. the night king will probably talk , and we'll learn about his motives. Could it be one of the bigger holy shit-moments in the show? Also there has to be something more to Bran's time traveling. I mean, in the end of The Door the three eyed raven tells him that he's not ready yet. he has to fuck it up somehow, right? the mad king's "burn them all"-theory is fun and make a lot of sense.
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Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by eward on March 21, 2019, 03:44:48 PM »
I think these theories are way off base.

Very likely yes lol. But until we get something firmer it's all I can do is theorize.
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The Grapevine / The Last Black Man in San Francisco
« Last post by Nails9 on March 21, 2019, 02:46:36 PM »
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Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by WorldForgot on March 21, 2019, 01:38:41 PM »
I think these theories are way off base. This is Tarantino's Inherent Vice-cum-Boogie Nights, I think it'll be more about celebrating a specific era and then wallowing in its demise. [...] It was aways said that the Manson murders were just a part of the backdrop, so it makes sense that that's the painful event which triggers/culminates the massive shift in their lives as we hurtle into the third act. If this speculation is true, maybe (hopefully?) we don't even see the violence this time around, just it's aftermath.

Hmm, it's just that even as a backdrop in IV the cult plays a major role in its themes.  Here we have the family in play and Spahn ranch cast with notable names. The OUATIH you describe is closest to the movie I'd want to see QT illustrate, where Charlie doesn't seem too dissimilar from our co-stars, their narcissism and pretender crowns exposed. It's just a teaser, obvi, but Sharon Tate would, in this sort of dichotomy, represent the innocent idyll (veneer?) of Hollywood.
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Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by Sleepless on March 21, 2019, 11:55:41 AM »
I think these theories are way off base. This is Tarantino's Inherent Vice-cum-Boogie Nights, I think it'll be more about celebrating a specific era and then wallowing in its demise. I really don't see this being a revenge movie. Maybe it's actually about his dealing with the collapse of the house of Weinstein and his own complicity in everything that went on there, with the Leo-Pitt relationship serving as some sort of substitute as we track them from their glory days to irrelevance as the movie business shifts. It was aways said that the Manson murders were just a part of the backdrop, so it makes sense that that's the painful event which triggers/culminates the massive shift in their lives as we hurtle into the third act. If this speculation is true, maybe (hopefully?) we don't even see the violence this time around, just it's aftermath.
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Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by Drenk on March 21, 2019, 02:56:33 AM »
All these glamorous shots of Tate are worrying, though. Will she have a storyline? I know that the world of cinema is intertwined with the murders, so I can imagine the characters being in a party with Tate, etc. But from the little we've seen it seems like she will be a character with her own separated storyline? That's complicated. Especially if she's isolated from the rest of the cast, being the woman that will be killed. If I had to write that story, I would not have cast an actress as known as Margo Robbie, and she would have been kind of there since it's Hollywood—but also she would have been kind of not there.

I'm very curious to see how he'll deal with it.
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Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by WorldForgot on March 21, 2019, 01:32:55 AM »
I dont think the murders have to be prevented for the summer of 69 to be revised into pulp revenge.
Also, it's so far from a "thin line!" This is the kinda cult culture dissection that gelz with Tarantino's 3-dimensional carnage. Instead of pigz or nazi's, it's something insidiously built into our own fav medium.
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Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by eward on March 20, 2019, 09:29:32 PM »
There was an on-set pic recently leaked that showed a scene being filmed depicting a very pregnant Sharon with Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, and Voytek
Frykowski in tow, all dressed in what an aficionado like me recognizes as the clothes they died in (the men anyhow), presumably on their way to El Coyote for that famous last meal roughly 3 hours before the carnage.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / PTA BTS
« Last post by wilberfan on March 20, 2019, 09:08:19 PM »
Someone in Peru (of all places) has assembled quite a collection of behind-the-scenes shots from various PTA projects.  It's on Facebook, but worth checking out. 

Paul Thomas Anderson Perú