Licorice Pizza - SPOILERS!

Started by wilberfan, November 05, 2021, 08:30:50 PM

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eward

 :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?

WorldForgot


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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.

eward



wilberfan

That didn't take long.

He missed the joke completely. 
"When something doesn't resonate, it quickly becomes a tedious endurance test."

Rooty Poots

Quote from: wilberfan on November 18, 2021, 11:30:52 PM
That didn't take long.

He missed the joke completely.

I think, as an Asian commenter, he's not reacting to the joke on screen, but to the white audience's reaction to it, and how that sat with him the rest of the film. I didn't read it as a criticism of the joke in and of itself.

But then, I haven't watched it.
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wilberfan

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.
"When something doesn't resonate, it quickly becomes a tedious endurance test."

eward

Yeah the joke is that the character is a moron, not the
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Asian caricature that he drops.

wilberfan

"When something doesn't resonate, it quickly becomes a tedious endurance test."


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Jeremy Blackman

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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wilberfan

When I saw this scene the first time, I had a micro wince--because I knew this is exactly what would happen...
"When something doesn't resonate, it quickly becomes a tedious endurance test."

Lots of Bees

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.

wilberfan

Just a few seconds each time for the "offensive" bit.
"When something doesn't resonate, it quickly becomes a tedious endurance test."