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« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2004, 11:25:16 AM »
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If you read the original script it was an entirely different film.

...no it wasn't.  I've read the script.  Unless, of course, you're talking about something other than the shooting script, but from what I can tell, the version Alan Ball wrote is what was published, give or take a shot or two.  That's beside the point, though.  American Beauty was one of those films I first loved.  So while my opinion of it has diminished as I've found other great films, I still think it's great.  And Road to Perdition was ... interesting ... yeah, that's the ticket.

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« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2004, 11:32:43 AM »
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If you read the original script it was an entirely different film.

...no it wasn't.  I've read the script.  Unless, of course, you're talking about something other than the shooting script, but from what I can tell, the version Alan Ball wrote is what was published, give or take a shot or two.


It was different. The parts I remember: It had a bookending court trail. Also, Jane leaving Angela to walk Ricky home and the funeral procession passes them was originally them passing a car crash while Angela drives Ricky and Jane home.

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« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2004, 11:48:47 AM »
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Oh, right.  Wow, thanks for the reminder.  Come to think of it, I think there was something, too, on the special features of the DVD about a trial where Ricky and Jane are prosecuted for Lester's murder.  I assume that's the one Mac's mentioned.

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« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2004, 12:33:52 PM »
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Also on the special featurettes included, you'll see Spacey and Benning's interviews are being conducted on a courtroom set.
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« Reply #34 on: February 29, 2004, 10:19:47 PM »
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I have to agree, Ball was the genius behind "American Beauty", not Mendes.  Mendes was choosen because he came cheap and although he did a good job, he was blessed with a great script.  I still love their movie, won't knock it, one of my favorites.

Then again... I thought Ball's future was bright, maybe the brightest in Hollywood.  Until I started to read Charlie Kaufman's scripts.  For now "American Beauty" appears to be an effort that will never be repeated and Ball's next project is "The M Word", teaming up with the former director of 1993's timeless classic "Super Mario Bros." Enough said...
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« Reply #35 on: February 29, 2004, 10:22:31 PM »
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I have to agree, Ball was the genius behind "American Beauty", not Mendes.


Don't forget the late, great Conrad Hall.

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« Reply #36 on: February 29, 2004, 10:28:32 PM »
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For now "American Beauty" appears to be an effort that will never be repeated


But then there's that "Six Feet Under" thing which is so much better than "American Beauty" but that's TV so...

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« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2004, 11:08:20 AM »
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I need watch "6 Feet Under" more.

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But then there's that "Six Feet Under" thing which is so much better than "American Beauty" but that's TV so...
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« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2004, 11:10:45 AM »
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There were a lot of people who made that film great. You bring up a good point.  Just the red door against the rain was something else, Conrad did some of his finest work on this one.



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I have to agree, Ball was the genius behind "American Beauty", not Mendes.


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« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2004, 09:52:33 PM »
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I haven't heard anything new about Sam Mendes since last year when that Sweeny Todd adaptation popped up, and I thought that fell through so if anyone have any new news about his next project I'd really like to know....
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« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2004, 08:46:20 PM »
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fuck american beauty
and that faggity plastic bag
if you got Guts
i say climb the agrocrag
get to the apex
find my jizzy latex
i done fuck them tits you suck
so go watch the matrix

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« Reply #41 on: April 02, 2004, 10:19:20 PM »
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i think Mendes did a pretty good job on both films.
Hall did an amazing job(i hate that he's gone), but I'm pretty sure most of the visual things were from Mendes' head.......doesn't he storyboard every single shot?
we'll see how Mendes does without him on his next film.
i really like how Mendes uses sound though.
the sound for the gun down in RtP is really good.
and the finale of RtP.....you see the boy in the reflection........all is bleached white..........too white......then BANG........and you see the boy run away
Hall worked on part of Panic Room.....and while that has the same look......it doesn't have all of the symbolism in the frame that Mendes puts there........he must get it from his theater work.......and he's banging Kate man.
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Re: sam mendes i ain't comprehendes
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2004, 10:48:33 PM »
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fuck american beauty
and that faggity plastic bag
if you got Guts
i say climb the agrocrag
get to the apex
find my jizzy latex
i done fuck them tits you suck
so go watch the matrix

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Re: sam mendes i ain't comprehendes
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2004, 11:02:02 PM »
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fuck american beauty
and that faggity plastic bag
if you got Guts
i say climb the agrocrag
get to the apex
find my jizzy latex
i done fuck them tits you suck
so go watch the matrix

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« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2004, 11:33:25 PM »
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I really don't think I could say anything about Mendes until I see some of his work without the help of Conrad Hall.

 

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