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QuoteJust an interesting shape that the interviews shrapnel left in the air.
Quote from: wilder on September 28, 2022, 06:58:28 PMGreatest movie since Phantom Thread.
QuoteThe letter casting retroactive doubt on Marilyn's entire conception of her private self is such an unholy bombshell. Her public self "isn't her", as she mutters while staring up at the screen during the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes premiere, but her private self-conception also turns out to be a mythology, a double betrayal not only by the public but by her own mind. Marilyn suffers at the hand of the myth not only projected onto her but also the one projected by her own hand.
Quote from: samsong on September 28, 2022, 07:36:27 PMdominik mentioned in a podcast that there's a moment during a premiere where the actor playing her imagined father is present in the crowd. i haven't had a chance to look for this, but this being an incredibly dense text, i'm looking forward to poring over Blonde ad nauseam.
Quote from: samsong on September 28, 2022, 07:36:27 PMa quick flippant thing, were you as blown away by how well they managed to integrate ana into the films? i guess it's prob just Some Like it Hot, but god lord, it's sorcery how good it is.
Quote from: samsong on September 28, 2022, 07:36:27 PMstemming from that, and to speak of brilliant choices, the conceit of shifting aspect ratios and prismatically ensconcing her almost exclusively in the imagery of her public life is just perfect, and perfectly executed.
Quote from: Andrew Dominik"Superhero movies are always the same story. They're about somebody who develops magical powers at the first sign of trouble, but they always have to have a secret identity, their self is always split. And it's usually due to something that can harm them that comes from their story of origin, their childhood or something like that. And because of this they have to split themselves in half. And one half can get public acclaim, and then the other half, the real self, has no hope of intimacy - and this is the story that Americans love. And...it's strange...to me. In a way Taxi Driver is a superhero story."
Quote from: samsong on September 28, 2022, 07:36:27 PMdid you by chance read that "Blonde is ANTI-CHOICE!!!!!" op-ed?
Quote from: wilder on September 28, 2022, 10:07:24 PMI wasn't aware of that, but the extras casting in Blonde is some of the best I've ever seen. Those faces leering at her on the red carpets, and the general demeanors of the men sitting quietly in the dark in the soundstages are so evocative.
Quote from: wilder on September 28, 2022, 10:07:24 PMYeah it was impressive. There's a black and white clip of her singing that moves into her face, that I think was a morph? By the end of the shot I had questioned whether it was Ana at the beginning, too.
Quote from: wilder on September 28, 2022, 10:07:24 PMI've only read a couple of interviews with him regarding this movie, but whatever choices he made that people are accusing him of lacking reflection on I think are coming from a place of an intuitive sense of truth in regards to the internal logic of the story he's constructed.
Quote from: samsong on September 30, 2022, 08:55:00 PMyou're talking about the first Some Like it Hot scene, yeah? i don't think that's a face morph, and it's that the resemblance in that scene is probably the most uncanny there, and it gives me chills (to say nothing of what directly precedes it...). fun fact: the actor playing jack lemmon is in those scenes is his son, chris.
Quote from: samsong on September 30, 2022, 08:55:00 PMreminiscent of The Tree of Life
Quote from: samsong on September 30, 2022, 08:55:00 PMconfounding that anyone can accuse the film of being joyless when, at a minimum, it's so palpably there in the filmmaking