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« on: July 11, 2004, 10:07:04 PM »
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http://studentfilms.com/film/get.do?id=702

shot in nyc for school in the spring its a story about a man looking for love.

Mark Manne - The John
Katie Donahue - The Call Girl

set the Yeah Yeah Yeah's "Maps"

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2004, 10:40:00 PM »
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started very well, then it got awkward after it became a montage. eg. sitting on bench for no reason, getting up seconds later, the last line.. i'd call it really promising based on the beginning, but it's pretty much not a good idea to start a movie as a movie and then deliver the whole rest of the story, including an entire relationship, as a music video.

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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2004, 11:07:25 PM »
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what pic said.

the best part was the sarah chalke lookalike, but she ruined it all when she spoke and i cringed. way too long for whatever story was being told, it felt more like a commercial or music video than a short film, many shots went nowhere. the stolen song didn't help much.

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2004, 11:35:12 PM »
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Yeah it started off fine, and some of the shots towards the end looked pretty nice, but ultimately the movie doesn't succeed in making me feel anything.  I get the feeling that I'm supposed to feel some chemistry between them, but I didn't.

But then again it's not very long and is still worth the running time to watch it.

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2004, 01:55:29 PM »
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yeah... same stuff here... you didn't show why the hooker fell for sad man... you just established general upsettedness with nice slow pacing then jumped into a music-video montage of boring date scenes that didn't really show anything at all then ended with a dud bullet.

I would say cut off the end and the begining and just leave it as a music video, but it doesn't work very well as just a music video.  It could be really good if you put more into it, like a story and let us get to know the characters better.  There are some pretty good shots in it.

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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2004, 02:39:52 PM »
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i thought it was good. when "MAPS" came up, the background reminded me of the Collateral trailer/Focus Features thing. overall, it was good. it's a great song. good job.
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2004, 10:20:23 AM »
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thanks for the feedback.....it is appreciated.
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