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Film Discussion => This Year In Film => Topic started by: wrongright on August 26, 2021, 10:14:45 AM

Title: The Power Of The Dog (Jane Campion)
Post by: wrongright on August 26, 2021, 10:14:45 AM
A lot of buzz for this. Jonny Greenwood score.



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Title: Re: The Power Of The Dog (Jane Campion)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 26, 2021, 10:45:32 AM
This year's early Best Picture and Best Director frontrunner, Netflix will definitely push Cumberbatch very hard as well.

It's screening in all the major Fall festivals, starting with Venice next week.
Title: Re: The Power Of The Dog (Jane Campion)
Post by: Robyn on August 26, 2021, 11:45:45 AM
Wow. This looks good.
Title: Re: The Power Of The Dog (Jane Campion)
Post by: wrongright on November 17, 2021, 04:51:24 PM
I wish PTA has responded like this. Now is not the time to prop that garbage up.

Title: Re: The Power Of The Dog (Jane Campion)
Post by: wilberfan on November 17, 2021, 04:55:15 PM
Jane and Marty and I are meeting tonight for dinner and a Kubrick film.  Then we're going home and going to bed early.
Title: Re: The Power Of The Dog (Jane Campion)
Post by: Yes on November 17, 2021, 05:08:06 PM
*Kevin Feige feverishly removes Jane Campion's name from the shortlist to direct The Dazzler movie*
Title: Re: The Power Of The Dog (Jane Campion)
Post by: Yes on November 20, 2021, 05:12:04 PM
Didn't like this. Found it transparent and obvious. Campion explicitly makes subtext text and the tension never bubbles despite her imposing wide framing. Toxic masculinity and sexual repression are easy topics but she still didn't provide an interesting thesis to the images. Disliked the digital Netflix sheen, as well. Spent whole runtime fantasizing about Fassbender in the Cumberbatch role
Title: Re: The Power Of The Dog (Jane Campion)
Post by: WorldForgot on December 02, 2021, 09:40:25 PM
Sheesh do I love Jane Campion. I could have watched her unroll this story out for four hours.

Like some causality-grief-dance, the characters trade paranoia as Newton's Cradle. While the sexual tension might be the text, I'd like to offer that there is further subtext to be gleamed in the manipulations of science & society. What that might reflect upon our notions of control (onto ourselves and imposed onto others) alongside habitat. Not like she goes too subtle with that either though, but like with Dumont's L'Humanite I found myself not only entranced but soothed , even in its darkest implications.

Phil and Peter are interesting characters, and if it had been a mini-series like Top of the Lake I woulda been thrilled. A standout film for me this year.
Title: Re: The Power Of The Dog (Jane Campion)
Post by: wilberfan on December 02, 2021, 09:45:31 PM
You know I have a 40-minute trigger finger...but I actually made it thru this one. 

Marc Maron talks to Benedict rather extensively about the film on this week's episode?  Haven't gotten that far into it yet.