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Reply #45 on: November 18, 2021, 06:24:29 PM
 :bravo:

From your non-spoilery post: "There's an early gobsmack sound you'll hear in the film; it rivals There Will Be Blood in intensity and it's a funny fkn beat."

May I ask what moment you're referring to?


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Reply #46 on: November 18, 2021, 06:31:31 PM

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CHERRY BOMB explosion in the boys restroom - the explosion and the GUSH at the fox are in THX speakers so it HIT.


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Reply #47 on: November 18, 2021, 06:47:50 PM
Ah, of course!


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Reply #48 on: November 18, 2021, 11:26:58 PM
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Is this... anything?
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Reply #49 on: November 18, 2021, 11:30:52 PM
That didn't take long.

He missed the joke completely. 


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Reply #50 on: November 18, 2021, 11:50:07 PM
That didn't take long.

He missed the joke completely.

I think, as an Asian commenter, hes not reacting to the joke on screen, but to the white audiences reaction to it, and how that sat with him the rest of the film. I didnt read it as a criticism of the joke in and of itself.

But then, I havent watched it.


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Reply #51 on: November 18, 2021, 11:54:36 PM
This is tricky territory these days.  But in essence the audience laughed because the scene is funny.   He's concerned because the audience laughed at something he didn't think was funny.  He could only see the surface of the joke; the audience was looking past the surface.


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Reply #52 on: November 18, 2021, 11:59:36 PM
Yeah the joke is that the character is a moron, not the
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Reply #53 on: November 19, 2021, 12:11:14 AM
Precisely.


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Reply #54 on: November 19, 2021, 01:14:08 AM
He posted a followup:

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Reply #55 on: November 19, 2021, 01:43:16 AM
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Sucks cause I've seen this guy talk about loving PTA before too


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Reply #56 on: November 19, 2021, 01:47:01 AM
Walter Chaw is a bomb-thrower; I usually take his rants with a grain of salt. I've loved a few of his podcast appearances though.
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Reply #57 on: November 19, 2021, 01:58:27 AM
When I saw this scene the first time, I had a micro wince--because I knew this is exactly what would happen...


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Reply #58 on: November 19, 2021, 02:04:31 AM
Just curious - how long does it go on for? The accent itself? I know it comes back twice but is it like ten seconds? A minute?...

Wondering cause I'm seeing it with someone who's usually sensitive to that kinda stuff and I just wanna know if I should mention it before or something to avoid it being a moment of surprise/disappointment or whatever.


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Reply #59 on: November 19, 2021, 02:13:03 AM
Just a few seconds each time for the "offensive" bit.


 

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