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Reply #255 on: March 26, 2019, 09:45:17 PM
Sorry you've had to put up with my complaining about Us, JB. I don't mind unsubtle parts in movies either; I just had to strongly disagree with that quote saying the bible references are subtle, because they're obviously not.

There are of course always going to be those who don't like ambiguity and who like their plots neatly wrapped and often predictable. Most of those straightforward movies are boring to me. Inherent Vice is one of my favourite movies, after all.

I don't know if I'd call the ending to Us itself "muddled" or "confused;" it makes it quite clear about what's going on and what it wants to be. It's just that it's less confused with what it wants to be and is more so confusing to an audience. That is, its meaning and its origin within the context of the movie are ambiguous and invite interpretation, but I wouldn't say Peele was confused about making it what it is. Kind of splitting hairs, and maybe what I wrote is what those critics are trying to get at anyway.


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Reply #256 on: March 26, 2019, 11:32:48 PM
No reason to apologize! What you're talking about mostly comes down to preference, and you make fair points.

Some critics are in fact saying Us is confused rather than confusing. A presumptuous thing to say after one watch.
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Reply #257 on: March 27, 2019, 02:12:54 AM
Yes, and it's possible that these critics think the film is confused because they're confused, an assumption based on ignorance. I hate it when that's actually the case with a portion of the audience or a critic.


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Reply #258 on: April 23, 2019, 11:20:11 PM
Composer Patrick Warren Breaks Down the Score of Showtime’s ‘The Chi’ and His Career In Music

Patrick Warren is the composer for Showtime’s Peabody Award-nominated series, The Chi. While this is Warren’s first gig as the head composer on a television or film project, his work in the medium goes back over twenty years, beginning with Paul Thomas Anderson’s Hard Eight and Boogie Nights.

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You have a credit on Boogie Nights as well. I assume that came from your relationship with Michael who composed the music for that film.

It definitely did. I had written a 30-second piece called Disney’s A Snowcone – an introduction to one of Michael’s songs – and they wanted to use it for the movie, and Michael took the melody and turned it upside-down and wrote it backwards. I became good friends with Paul Thomas Anderson and then he stuck me in Magnolia as an actor. I’m one of the game show contestants against the kid.

Are you really?

I can’t watch it. It’s fucking frightening (laughs). I had no business being in that movie, but he was just determined to have me in it. Aimee was working on her album, Bachelor #2, and Paul had come around and was just fascinated, and Paul was kind of writing the movie around what was going on with that record. Aimee’s such a huge part of that score.

One of my favorite uses of a song in any movie is the Wise Up section of the film using Aimee’s song. I love the way he brought all the characters together in a sense through a piece of music. Which is what you do too, through your score?

As best I can! (Laughs).

I'm fascinated that his "Disney's A Snowcone" was the...inspiration?...for what became that perfect "broken circus" music that opens Boogie Nights. 

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Reply #259 on: June 02, 2019, 11:24:27 PM


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