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post #31 of 257
yea i don't know what was up with that last night, because today it finished at 400kb. will watch tonight. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #32 of 257
can i upload an ipad/iphone friendly version so people can watch it on their ipads/iphones?

also sent you a pm about ways to increase the dropbox size
post #33 of 257
Thread Starter 
man, I can't condone watching movies on iphones. seriously ? c'mon.
post #34 of 257
Not even on iPads? iPhone movies are nice if you're on the bus or subway
post #35 of 257
Just finished watching - it'll need some time to sink in but... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
...man was that sad. I saw the ending coming, but that didn't make the final action scene any less tense. The lack of music is so much more exciting than any bombastic action film. I loved the over-the-shoulder camera, and the neat touches such as when the camera moved through the hole in the sheet or earlier when the camera moved above Joshua when he opened the letter - really ominous. I feel like seeing the ending coming was deliberate - Reuben's fate was as inevitable as his mother's.
(Not sure if this is the level of analysis/type of discussion that this group is looking for - just thought I'd share some of my immediate reactions.)
post #36 of 257
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Not even on iPads? iPhone movies are nice if you're on the bus or subway

post #37 of 257
Thread Starter 
Had a long post coming but David Lynch pretty much covered it.



jwjp, thanks. I'll chime in in a bit.



For those of you using the desktop app, please be careful not to move or delete the file from the folder or it'll be deleted for everyone. Thx.
post #38 of 257
is that list up there the order in which we are presenting ?

just realized the movie i wanted to pick (is in arabe maghrébin) has hard-coded subtitles in french which is useless for most people ...well i have others to pick until i find a better copy.

we are gonna keep doing this till people flake and one by one the list shrinks, i assume. winner gets cashmere movie-watching sweatpants, i assume
post #39 of 257
We need a clear and rigid schedule and possibly satellite movie threads. Also some butter.
post #40 of 257
Thread Starter 
I'm going to edit the OP with an up to date list of participants and all the necessary info.

The list is ordered by joining date, pretty straightforward stuff (PM me if you don't plan on uploading thanks). You can pass your turn or give away your spot, etc.

Right now we're doing this on a weekly basis (I'm ok with more than one film/week but I guess people have a life) so dwyhajlo's pick should be up by let's say next Tuesday.




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we are gonna keep doing this till people flake and one by one the list shrinks, i assume. winner gets cashmere movie-watching sweatpants, i assume

yes. in pre-loved condition
post #41 of 257
Right on. About the batting order. Cashmere sweatpants too I guess. As long as there's no snack crumbies mixed in with that cazhemeer.

Little Odessa. That was good. Two things: I never realized Tim Roth was that short, and it was a little ways into the film before I stopped thinking 'oh there goes young john conner.'
post #42 of 257
So, are we good to start discussing?
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I found the movie to overall be very enjoyable. I thought the pacing was great, and the cinematography was perfectly suited to the mood of the movie. The final climactic scene was also very well done. The one thing that took me out of the viewing experience a little was Roth's constant stating of "no one can no I'm here," as he then proceeds to tell everyone that he's in town. Great first movie for the shadow community though, and now I am really freaking out about picking a movie when it's my turn shog[1].gif
post #43 of 257
donno what to say, very superficial comments here --
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I liked the film, but I thought Roth's character was over-supermanized.
Russian untouchable gangster sets out to off an Iranian jeweler <-- riveting subplot !
"Our guy is Ahmad Pahlavi ... real camel jockey" lol

funny to see the father say borrowing money is the easy way and it gets you hooked ... and then he seemed to realize his adulterous affair was the easy way to deal with his wife's brain cancer.

"In many ways, Gray is the antithesis of Tarantino. His films are restrained, full of contained tension, long takes..."
definitely true, and there was some greek tragedy in there as well.

John Conner seems to know only one role as well, though I haven't seen much else with him in it but he could have been transposed into the other film and I wouldn't have known the difference.
post #44 of 257
Will watch and post tomorrow biggrin.gif
post #45 of 257
just got done watching it Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I actually didn't like the film that much, it wasn't bad by any means but I wouldn't watch it a second time.
While they were able to create a believable and gritty atmosphere through cinematography and soundtrack, several things about the plot and the characters kept bugging me throughout the movie.
I found the whole thing to be overly dramatic, starting with Roth being a hitman for no apparent reason apart from getting abused as a child. Felt to me as if that was only added so that they could have guns in the movie.
Secondly it was pretty odd how with so much dialogue at hand the characters revealed so little about themselves. I wasn't really sure what I was supposed to care about in the end; terminator kid didn't even have any dreams or aspirations, neither did anyone else.
The most annoying thing though was how Roth kept on saying 'nobuddy must kno i'm here, pls' while making absolutely zero effort to stay undetected.
These aren't any big flaws, but that's the kind of stuff that keeps me from immersing into a movie.

What I really liked though was the focus on double standards and how deep down everyone tried to be a good guy but ultimately failed, because most movies with a similar plotline or topic end with some kind of bittersweet triumph that is still easily digestable for the average joe.
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