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Reply #225 on: November 01, 2019, 12:58:54 PM
Almost through the first ep, as the biggest IV fan I know, this is worth your time


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Reply #226 on: November 01, 2019, 01:19:47 PM
100%


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Reply #227 on: November 01, 2019, 01:23:06 PM
Please tell me they're not doing one scene per episode...


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Reply #228 on: November 01, 2019, 01:40:32 PM
I’m pleased to tell you that they are


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Reply #229 on: November 01, 2019, 01:57:19 PM
Please tell me they're not doing one scene per episode...

It's a dense movie, wilberfan!
Real estate politics in LA, counter-culture sprouting love and turning sour, slapstick police violence and almost every scene provides a new environment of class-production deconstruction.


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Reply #230 on: November 01, 2019, 02:38:41 PM
Yikes.  A quick search says the shooting script had 114 scenes.  One episode per week means they'll finish just over 2 years from now??


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Reply #231 on: November 01, 2019, 02:43:47 PM
What a time to be alive


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Reply #232 on: November 01, 2019, 08:59:55 PM
Yikes.  A quick search says the shooting script had 114 scenes.  One episode per week means they'll finish just over 2 years from now??
Just finished the first episode.  They alternatively used the number '50' and '45' to refer to the number of podcast episodes, so perhaps the term 'scene' is being used differently here than in the shooting script.


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Reply #233 on: November 01, 2019, 09:18:08 PM
I'm really looking forward to the episodes featuring non-admirers.


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Reply #234 on: November 01, 2019, 10:55:36 PM
I am as well.  Their enthusiasm was a bit much at times--but to be fair, I'd have been right there with them if they were obsessing over, say, Boogie Nights.


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Reply #235 on: November 01, 2019, 11:04:21 PM
Your recent viewing didn’t warm you any?


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Reply #236 on: November 01, 2019, 11:11:48 PM
Actually, to be honest, it did.  A bit.  It took away the white-hot disappointment and betrayal I felt at my first viewing.  So, now I'm at a place of agnostic, non-committal openness to hearing about it's qualities and deeper levels of meaning. 

Perhaps the healing has begun. 


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Reply #237 on: November 01, 2019, 11:26:56 PM
Joyous news!  :bravo:


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Reply #238 on: November 01, 2019, 11:38:56 PM
Actually, to be honest, it did.  A bit.  It took away the white-hot disappointment and betrayal I felt at my first viewing.  So, now I'm at a place of agnostic, non-committal openness to hearing about it's qualities and deeper levels of meaning. 


Perhaps the healing has begun.

Been waiting to read your react. Glad to hear! I know the night i was there it was almost wall to wall laughs in the hall.


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Reply #239 on: November 06, 2019, 12:33:17 PM
Made #20 on Ebert.com's Top 25 of the 10s list.

By Matt Zoller Seitz

A stoned film about a stoned time, Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” is also an example of a sub-type of American crime film that’s not hugely different from what’s known as a “hangout movie.” In this kind of film, there is a mystery, and it does get solved by the end (though sometimes only partially), but the exercise is ultimately a pretext to hang out with eccentric characters and soak in their time and place. Adapted from Thomas Pynchon’s novel, "Vice" is set in Los Angeles circa 1970, when the utopian dreams of the counterculture were already being replaced by a mix of nostalgia and greed. Joaquin Phoenix’s detective hero recalls The Dude as much as Philip Marlowe, a druggie struggling to remember details and keep his eye on the ball. Anderson gives lovely solos to his peerless supporting cast, which includes Katherine Waterston, Owen Wilson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, and Josh Brolin. The latter’s jar-headed right-wing cop makes for an unexpectedly poignant scene partner for Phoenix’s hippie sleuth. Their tense scene-sharing becomes something like a metaphor for the political divisions within America, or something, man. Sorry, what were we saying?

https://www.rogerebert.com/balder-and-dash/the-best-films-of-the-2010s