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PDL and kubrick
« on: November 15, 2006, 10:51:09 AM »
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whoa. An image from "Punch-Drunk Love" just came up on-screen up top next to the Xixax.com logo. I am not kidding. Weird, cuz I was just going to say . . . (And I should be using jpegs here but for more than one reason, I can't right now) . . .

Is it just me and my esoteric weirdness, or does the moment in "Punch-Drunk Love" when Barry walks down the hallway toward the airplane (slow motion kicks in) remind you completely of the moment in "2001" when the stewardess on the to-the-moon shuttle gets food and then walks upside down into the cockpit? Also, compare the color and pattern of the curtains in the Hawaiian hotel room where Barry and Lena get together with the bathrobe worn by the freaked-out wheelchair-bound author in "A Clockwork Orange". And isn't Lena's apartment number 216, which is just one from 217, which is the number of the freakydeaky hotel room in Stephen King's "The Shining"? And then . . . but let's leave it for now . . .

And I'm writing this at breakneck speed, so I'm sorry if this sounds breezy . . . because I am SERIOUS about this, actually . . .

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Re: PDL and kubrick
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2006, 10:58:30 AM »
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i made this tangent a separate thread in a new forum so that you may venture out of the cosy kubrick cave.
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Re: PDL and kubrick
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2006, 02:34:20 PM »
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poor johnny come latelys unfortunately have no idea how tired these sort of topics have become here.  no disrespect to you of course, ouills cause those are indeed valid and interesting points... but for crip's sakes - hurry up blood!

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Re: PDL and kubrick
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2006, 04:55:49 PM »
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The idea that Punch-Drunk Love is "Kubrickian" bothers me. So what if a few shots resemble each other? Kubrickian, or whatever that term means, is more than just the looks of a few shots. It articulates a tone and a greater idea of how to approach storytelling. All in all, a philosophy to filmmaking. Look at Jacques Tati if you want to find the hallmarks of Punch Drunk Love.

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Re: PDL and kubrick
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2006, 11:41:53 PM »
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Thanks, Pubrick, I appreciate the barrage.

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Re: PDL and kubrick
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2006, 11:44:45 PM »
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I don't think it's P's fault that you made the post that everyone's replying to?
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Re: PDL and kubrick
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2006, 12:16:26 AM »
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both good, the important thing is i'm meeting new people.
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Re: PDL and kubrick
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2006, 01:05:43 AM »
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well I've just taken THIS off of my favorites . . . Back to my twilit cave . . . I'm sure that everything that needs to be known has already been surveyed at this site . . . I'll leave the crowd on Mount Olympus to chat amongst themselves . . . If I want this much fun in future, I'll put my left hand into the garbage disposal.

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Re: PDL and kubrick
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2006, 01:10:56 AM »
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Certainly don't take all that the wrong way...

You have to keep in mind that this site started as a PTA site and Kubrick is an obvious favorite as well so while certainly not invalid, these comparisons have been made before (GT gets his stained panties in a wad all the time though I'm sure he'd love to argue with you about why your favorite movie isn't very good and I don't know who Slightly Green is).

Don't base your feelings about this site on these reactions alone.

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Re: PDL and kubrick
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2006, 01:20:18 AM »
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Back to my twilit cave . . .

I think the misunderstanding is that Pubrick wanted you to explore the rest of our site and not just be synonymous with just Kubrick. I think we all value your opinions and would like to read your thoughts on other things cinema.
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Re: PDL and kubrick
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2006, 01:28:44 AM »
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let's be clear, at the risk of stating the obvious ("pulling an ono" as we call it here) this is a messageboard, and as such, ppl post thoughts and others reply. you were at risk of flooding the kubrick forum with off topic conversations, and while your kubrick observations are brilliant, if you are really taking this so hard as to not come back again (i have to admit i thought you were kidding), then all i can say is shrug it off and check the rest of the site out. if you don't like your points being discussed as GT was doing then maybe you shouldn't post them. the other comments amount to no more than light jabbing.

in this particular case it may have felt like a barrage cos the subject of PDL is one of a handful of topics that have been done to death.. it's like if someone posted in the kubrick forum saying "hey dudes, do you think kubrick meant something by the end of 2001??" ok maybe not that bad. just hard to get ppl's attention on the topic.. whether i had left this in the new dvds thread or not.

edit: actually upon review, i was not critical of your post, pozer called you a johnny-come-lately but said your points were interesting, and GT was the only one that cared to discuss it. hardly a barrage. let's call this an overreaction and move on.. in fact, nothing has been said that is as harsh as your Mount Olympus comment which now looks completely unwarranted. so whatever, i'm not gonna grovel.. if you want to be with us, then you be with us. you see?
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Re: PDL and kubrick
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2006, 01:03:34 PM »
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If it makes it any better, you've probably been officially dished the worse of it all at once (which is usually when it happens... right at the start).

 

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