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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #120 on: November 24, 2017, 06:15:24 AM »
Most boring cuisine on the globe.

Have you never been to the UK or Germany ? I'll eat kefta every day rather than suffering through English food.
Touché, Teproc!

England has a woesome food culture, while the Germans at least have their sausages.
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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #121 on: November 24, 2017, 06:25:17 AM »
The Germans keep getting dissed, but there is some pretty nifty non-sausage related food in Germany.

Someone please send me a flamenküche.
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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #122 on: December 18, 2017, 03:21:31 AM »


Cloud Atlas  (Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, & Tom Tykwer, 2012)

If you stitch together enough silly stories with conviction, do they become less silly almost by default? I don't know. As plenty of people have said, for all its flaws (I cringed one more than one occasion), Cloud Atlas is rarely boring. Its Filmspot win for Editing is perhaps the supreme example of the best editing equating to the most editing (especially when temporal shifts are involved). The score is probably more award-worthy, though there was honestly too much of it for me appreciate it fully.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #123 on: December 18, 2017, 11:36:26 PM »
I read an interview with the Wachowski's regarding this film. It was maddening. To sum it up "it makes perfect sense, but we're not going to tell you how and you figure it out". ::)

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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #124 on: December 19, 2017, 08:48:06 AM »
I still can't muster up the energy to seek out this film. I know some people adore it, but nothing they say makes me think I'd be one of those people.

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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #125 on: December 19, 2017, 09:42:13 AM »
Still waiting until I've read the book. You know, twenty years from now or so.
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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #126 on: December 19, 2017, 10:23:41 PM »
I know some people adore it

Anyone we would know?

That editing win is sad.

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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #127 on: December 19, 2017, 10:54:07 PM »
Hello, lover of both Cloud Atlases here. The book is a masterpiece, the movie is a messterpiece.
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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #128 on: December 19, 2017, 10:56:11 PM »
I would have been kind of neat to see Cloud Atlas as mini-series... Black Mirror style I guess. As a film I just don't get it and it's loooong.

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Re: A Decade of Filmspots
« Reply #129 on: December 20, 2017, 08:25:02 AM »
Hello, lover of both Cloud Atlases here. The book is a masterpiece, the movie is a messterpiece.

Yes to both.
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