Author Topic: The Immigrant  (Read 1311 times)

Adam

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The Immigrant
« on: May 26, 2014, 04:27:59 AM »
Am I crazy or can the audience (us) clearly see the wire lifting Renner up off the stage? And if so, a deliberate move on Gray's part?
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Re: The Immigrant
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 06:45:56 PM »
You are not crazy (or maybe just the two of us are crazy, but I doubt it) ... I'm guessing so (with shots as meticulous constructed as, e.g., the final shot).
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Re: The Immigrant
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014, 06:46:40 PM »
...I'm guessing so (with shots as meticulous constructed as, e.g., the final shot).
... You mean the only part of the film I liked?
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Re: The Immigrant
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2014, 06:50:40 PM »
...I'm guessing so (with shots as meticulous constructed as, e.g., the final shot).
... You mean the only part of the film I liked?

 :'(  ... I really appreciated it except for the casting of Joaquin Phoenix.  (I mean, three films now.  Does Gray have pictures of him with animals or something?)
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Re: The Immigrant
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2014, 07:22:47 PM »
I don't know how one can like the final shot without appreciating the visual and thematic work that went into setting it up.

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Re: The Immigrant
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2014, 07:51:18 PM »
I don't know how one can like the final shot without appreciating the visual and thematic work that went into setting it up.
Well, I'm proof. Final shot could be lifted completely out of the film and still be a great shot... or you could have very little context, anyway.
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Re: The Immigrant
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2014, 05:15:15 PM »
The film looked great except for a couple of scenes where you could tell it was a set. Was the sideways banana seen necessary? We had the other girls already ragging on her for being dumb, Polish people just can't catch break.


I did like Marion Cotillard's Andy Kaufman impression "thank you very much."

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Re: The Immigrant
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 12:53:49 PM »
Found this very underwhelming. Phoenix seemed to really be phoning it in. The love triangle had no energy. The story felt very generic. Cotillard is the only thing elevating the proceedings.