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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20020 on: September 21, 2009, 12:07:17 PM »
Lost in Translation
....I found Murray's character far less sympathetic in the first half of the film.  He's actually a total ass.  He's getting paid two million dollars for the easiest commercial shoot ever and he just whines about it.  His line to Charlotte about doing this commercial "when I could be somewhere doing a play" was hilariously self-involved and ridiculous....

From someone who has done tons of business travel - lots of time alone in hotels, car rentals and lost in a city I'm not familiar with, knowing full well that every minute I'm away is a strain on wife and kids....I total resonated with him in the early part of the film.  

This may be an "easy shoot", but my take was that this was "just one more" easy shoot, one more trip away, and one where he's getting to the "what's the whole point of it anyways" stage.

That being said I lost all sympathy with him when he had the one night stand.  I could no longer relate to him on any level at that point.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20021 on: September 21, 2009, 12:09:38 PM »

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20022 on: September 21, 2009, 12:10:30 PM »
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20023 on: September 21, 2009, 12:15:41 PM »
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20024 on: September 21, 2009, 12:28:01 PM »
Lost in Translation
That being said I lost all sympathy with him when he had the one night stand.  I could no longer relate to him on any level at that point.
Really? I'm usually the one to hate on this kind of stuff but it totally worked with where the character was at.

The Big Sleep - Howard Hawks, 1946

The story is rather convoluted but very entertaining; I don't think it's all that important to keep track of every character. Murder, blackmail, romance, and quick wit, this has all the ingredients of a great mystery. 8/10.
I never could get into this movie. Same with To Have and Have Not. I think I just can't get behind Hawks. To me all his movies deadpan and one tone (from those I've seen).

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20025 on: September 21, 2009, 12:32:16 PM »
Lost in Translation
That being said I lost all sympathy with him when he had the one night stand.  I could no longer relate to him on any level at that point.
Really? I'm usually the one to hate on this kind of stuff but it totally worked with where the character was at.

I'd like to talk that point more.  I wish I had more time now.  I should pose the question in the spoiler thread sometime today.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20026 on: September 21, 2009, 12:39:29 PM »
l33t

Had to look this up on the Urban Dictionary.  Gotta brush up on my Internet lingo:)

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20027 on: September 21, 2009, 12:42:20 PM »
l33t

Had to look this up on the Urban Dictionary.  Gotta brush up on my Internet lingo:)

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That lingo a holdover from roujin's days as a Halo 2 pro gamer.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20028 on: September 21, 2009, 01:47:52 PM »
Nói albínói

What'd ya think of this one?

i'm leaning to calling it a traditional teen flick with a traditional happy ending (though with a bit of a twist).  i am happy to give it more credit, reading it as suggesting that the drama of (a teen's) life might require cutting all ties and starting from a clean slate.  it kept me interested, i liked Nói's character and how he was performed, i'd be happy to give it another look.  what are your thoughts on it?

last night, Amélie - still mostly good, i don't think i'd experienced this one since seeing it in the theatre.  i tend to not love narration (is it Scorsese who said this is a lazy practice to be avoided?), i thought it was a bit much to have (roughly) the first 15min be narrated, and at over 2hrs, the film prolly should have somhow lost 15-30 min.  i thought the film's close was a bit saccharine (yes, even for this film) and unsatisfying.  much of the final third of the film was quite beautiful, though i am/was a bit bothered by how conservative it all felt - personal satisfactions being met, largely outside of a cultural context.  still, probably a Top 600 film :)

i still owe some thoughts for Silverlake Life, and hopefully i'll write more about it soon, maybe after another visit.  i didn't expect this to have such a home movie feel, and perhaps that isn't quite right, but the aggressively personal nature of the film was perfect.  the way it paused on mundane, seemingly even trite, observations actually conveyed a kind of miraculous beauty, life as everything we take for granted - from details of a partner to everyday landscapes.  of course, perhaps most profound was the way that dying was portrayed as living, and that the "sick body" was shown as merely another body - beautiful, and not completely defining one's existence, but also political.  there's obviously much more to be written.  really a must see, thanks for championing it, pix, i prolly wouldn't have gotten around to it so soon (late).  pix, you don't have extended thoughts posted on this somewhere, do you?  who else has seen this one?

and, looking for a good Silverlake image, i love that a couple pages into the google search there is a poster for I Love You, Man :)
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20029 on: September 21, 2009, 01:53:13 PM »
really a must see, thanks for championing it, pix, i prolly wouldn't have gotten around to it so soon (late).  pix, you don't have extended thoughts posted on this somewhere, do you?

No, it's been too long since I've seen it, unfortunately.  Hope to get to see it again soon, maybe with an audience this time.  So glad the film has another fan around here now.

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