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« on: July 30, 2003, 01:07:45 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2003, 01:38:52 PM »
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1. Yes.

2.He changes frame rates alot through all of his films, I don't think the hand-pass slo-mo is a particular trademark though.

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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2003, 12:01:48 AM »
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i don't think it's a PTA trademark, but it's cool when it's used effectively.  lots of directors use this for various reasons, i think.  in a more comedic use, you can see this in OFFICE SPACE, when Ajay Naidu (Samir) hands the diskette with the virus on it to Ron Livingston (Peter) for example.

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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2003, 12:30:15 AM »
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he did the slow handshake thing in Hard Eight and Boogie Nights
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Re: Magnolia "hand-pass-in-slo-mo" question
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2003, 11:54:50 AM »
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1. Phil Parma takes something (invisible?) from Earl Partridge's hand (in slow motion). Is he taking the imaginary cigarette away?

I'll have to double check, but I thought it was a pen.

Earl was getting delirious, and complaining about how he would reach for something, but it wouldn't work, and the imaginary pen was too heavy, and he was afraid he would drop it.
I thought Phil showed tremendous insight & understanding by simply pretending to take the heavy pen as relief, instead of complicating Earl's plight by ignoring him, or trying to correct him.

As for the cigarette, it was real.
Phil only pretended to light it.
I noticed Earl did not touch it to his lips.
The same thing happened later with Jimmy Gator.
He took a cigarette, but stopped before touching his lips.

I thought this was a PTA special touch.
Kinda cool.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2003, 12:09:04 PM »
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yeah, I've always loved that business... PTA always has some great little "business" bits for actors to do.
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2003, 06:28:20 PM »
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I'm pretty sure there is a shot of Julianne Moore's doctor handing her a prescription.  We also see slo-mo pass when John hands Sydney the money he owes him.

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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2003, 10:43:22 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2003, 11:19:14 PM »
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Man, PTA is brilliant. A shot so apparently simple becomes something you never forget.


add some kickin' ass dialogue in there and, shit....there's a lot to never forget.

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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2003, 01:04:13 AM »
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A lot to remember, too...
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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2003, 03:45:32 AM »
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A lot to remember, too...


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« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2003, 03:51:43 AM »
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I freed a bear.
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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2003, 11:45:46 AM »
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Oh, that's nice.  Was it grateful?
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