Inherent Vice - SPOILERS!

Started by MacGuffin, October 01, 2014, 02:10:50 PM

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Drenk

The line about the keeper is in the narration, yes. "Little kid blues", too.
Ascension.

wilberfan

Quote from: Drill on May 17, 2020, 04:28:19 PM
*Every* character Doc meets along the way is a personification of some aspect of society. If you have that in mind, the film isn't confusing at all.

Why can't that be a podcast episode?  I'd listen to that episode.
"When something doesn't resonate, it quickly becomes a tedious endurance test."

jenkins

it is likely that episodes of Increment Vice related to scenes without Shasta discuss topics outside of Shasta. the way i heard it described was you need to present an easily digestible narrative for the audience (Shasta) filled with interlocking details (detective/mystery movie). the interlocking details of this movie are also coherent, as Drenk is saying and as the host also says. RJ said he can't any longer watch the movie as a whole and watches it in scenes

jviness02

I wonder if Rian Johnson and PTA are pals? They came off very chummy in their DGA interview for PT.  I also know that RJ, PTA and QT were the "contemporary" filmmakers at the first ever screening of The Other Side of The Wind that Bogdanovich and Marshall had after they finally finished it.

Axolotl

Quote from: jviness02 on June 12, 2020, 11:08:19 AM
I also know that RJ, PTA and QT were the "contemporary" filmmakers at the first ever screening of The Other Side of The Wind that Bogdanovich and Marshall had after they finally finished it.
Did not know that. Do you have a source/know who else was there? Need this to feed my recent bogdanovich hunger.

jenkins

it definitely is a factor that RJ is married to Karina Longworth

Axolotl

Quote from: jenkins on June 12, 2020, 01:53:00 PM
it definitely is a factor that RJ is married to Karina Longworth
Just found out about her. Makes sense

Axolotl

It's really all about being friends

WorldForgot

Quote from: Axolotl on June 12, 2020, 02:08:59 PM
It's really all about being friends
Aww <3

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"Who are your friends, Mickey? The FBI?!"

jenkins

cuties

it's not much more complicated than intense movie nerds share interests

Axolotl

Quote from: jenkins on June 12, 2020, 02:12:59 PM
cuties

it's not much more complicated than intense movie nerds share interests


jenkins


Something Spanish

Cory Everett aka the xixaxer formerly known as Modage, is on Increment Vice this week. I'm about 15 eps behind, but look forward to the listen when I get there. Love this podcast very much, all the guests thus far have been a blast, love all the takes and insights that have broadened my love for a movie I Cherish like no other

Find Your Magali

Life happens, and so it was not until last weekend that I finally watched Inherent Vice for the first time. 

I didn't go in with it being completely unknown;  I read a lot about it over the years, the raves and the criticisms

I'm still letting it marinate. For sure, it contains some of the most beautiful scenes PTA has ever put to film. For sure, the mumbled dialogue frustrated me.

Part of me wants to follow the call of those who say this, more than most films, is more deeply appreciated on second, third, fourth viewings. Another part of me thinks that it's OK if this doesn't sit in the pantheon of films that I truly love, and it's even OK if I never watch it again.





WorldForgot

Quote from: Alphaville Review by Elena LazicThere is an amazing take at the beginning of Alphaville showing a car headlight blinking in close up. At first however, we do not know for sure that the image represents a headlight, it does not provide that specific information: rather, the screen is reduced to a surface that alternates between white and black, ultimately returning to the idea of the headlight by being one itself.