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Aloha
« on: May 01, 2015, 09:42:14 PM »
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A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.

Directed by Empire Cameron Crowe
Starring Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Alec Baldwin, Josh Krasinsky, Danny McBride, and Bill Murray
Release Date - May 29, 2015




It's like a movie that could've (should've?) been made in 1998. Mock all you want, I'm in.

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Re: Aloha
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2015, 02:08:04 AM »
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Been really looking forward to this. Still have faith in Crowe. Dream cast.

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Re: Aloha
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2015, 12:05:43 PM »
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Responses to this movie?

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Re: Aloha
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2015, 12:09:28 PM »
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I like how the title has a double meaning.
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Re: Aloha
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2015, 02:28:40 PM »
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I like how one of the characters was written to be Asian-American, and rather than either a) casting an Asian-American actor, or b) changing the character's ethnicity when they decided to cast Emma Stone in the role, they just assumed people would go along with it.
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Re: Aloha
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2015, 09:25:55 PM »
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Let this day be a remembrance for the time that Cameron Crowe had a forum on Xixax. And for a time, it really did feel like he belonged.
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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Re: Aloha
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2015, 10:17:59 PM »
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That feels like a very long time ago now.
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Re: Aloha
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2015, 10:55:56 PM »
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wasn't he richard linklater at some point

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Re: Aloha
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2015, 01:11:03 PM »
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there was a simpler time when you could just call an actor anything and he didn't have to like wear makeup or nothing. he was just qualified to be that character because he was a star. like when robin williams played a 10 year old boy. or when John Travolta was supposed to be a genius.
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Re: Aloha
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2015, 09:45:09 PM »
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A Comment on Allison Ng
by Cameron Crowe

http://www.theuncool.com/2015/06/02/a-comment-on-allison-ng/

From the very beginning of its appearance in the Sony Hack, “Aloha” has felt like a misunderstood movie. One that people felt they knew a lot about, but in fact they knew very little. It was a small movie, made by passionate actors who wanted to join me in making a film about Hawaii, and the lives of these characters who live and work in and around the island of Oahu.

Thank you so much for all the impassioned comments regarding the casting of the wonderful Emma Stone in the part of Allison Ng. I have heard your words and your disappointment, and I offer you a heart-felt apology to all who felt this was an odd or misguided casting choice. As far back as 2007, Captain Allison Ng was written to be a super-proud ¼ Hawaiian who was frustrated that, by all outward appearances, she looked nothing like one.  A half-Chinese father was meant to show the surprising mix of cultures often prevalent in Hawaii.  Extremely proud of her unlikely heritage, she feels personally compelled to over-explain every chance she gets. The character was based on a real-life, red-headed local who did just that.

Whether that story point felt hurtful or humorous has been, of course, the topic of much discussion. However I am so proud that in the same movie, we employed many Asian-American, Native-Hawaiian and Pacific-Islanders, both before and behind the camera… including Dennis “Bumpy” Kanahele, and his village, and many other locals who worked closely in our crew and with our script to help ensure authenticity.

We were extremely proud to present the island, the locals and the film community with many jobs for over four months. Emma Stone was chief among those who did tireless research, and if any part of her fine characterization has caused consternation and controversy, I am the one to blame.

I am grateful for the dialogue. And from the many voices, loud and small, I have learned something very inspiring. So many of us are hungry for stories with more racial diversity, more truth in representation, and I am anxious to help tell those stories in the future.

Thanks again

"Hunger is the purest sin"

 

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