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post #571 of 623

I've read all of the books, and it's definitely my favorite science fiction series next to Dune.

 

I watched half of the first episode until I had to shut it off. Pretty disappointing, but I wasn't expecting much from the SyFy channel

post #572 of 623
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The movie itself was kinda raggedy. The first act was absolutely fuckin' amazing, real old school spaghetti western with some great cinematography. Super fun typical Tarantino humor interspersed with serious story telling. Second act was kind of a mess and typical Tarantino, but was "fun" in the Tarantino way, I guess. I really disliked Django, enjoyed Inglorious Basterds, and I enjoyed this one since I've got a soft spot for westerns.

Still think his stuff is getting more and more predictable and he's ramming politics and race relations down your throat now. Would like some nuance back from him, but honestly, don't think he's gonna top the samurai/kung fu/western masterpiece of Kill Bill.


I was surprised at how 'stagey' and static it turned out to be, especially given the choice of filming in Panavision (interiors looked great though). All in all, I felt like it was maybe at least as much indebted to suspense/horror films and less of a direct spaghetti homage (Hitchcock, Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None and most def Carpenter's The Thing...). If nothing else, Tarantino does a good job at reworking/blending his influences into unexpected configurations. But I agree that the politics angle is maybe taking precedence over the rest (increasingly so) and in some ways the film feels overall tamer and more conventional for it.

I guess Chris Waltz was too busy filming Spectre (ugh) so they brought in Tim Roth as a stand-in, threw me off for a minute.

Morricone is still kicking it at 87. I like that after using the more iconic western stuff in so many of his films, Tarantino finally gets him to arrange a score for his own western and we get horror music instead with a soundtrack built around the ominous opening theme and a bunch of unused tracks from The Thing and Exorcist 2.

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Edited by sipang - 1/13/16 at 6:49pm
post #573 of 623
Man, I hadn't even realized how horror influenced it was until I read your post. Definitely got the Agatha Christy vibe, but the more I think about The Thing and Hitchcock it makes a lot of sense. Damn, that's good. That music comparison is incredible.

Tim Roth was very Waltzy and threw me for a loop for a bit, too. He did a great job, though, even if it was a very iconically Christoph Waltz character at this point.
post #574 of 623

I loved The Hateful 8

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Man, I hadn't even realized how horror influenced it was until I read your post. Definitely got the Agatha Christy vibe, but the more I think about The Thing and Hitchcock it makes a lot of sense. Damn, that's good. That music comparison is incredible.

Tim Roth was very Waltzy and threw me for a loop for a bit, too. He did a great job, though, even if it was a very iconically Christoph Waltz character at this point.


To be fair, I probably read something about it somewhere before seeing the film (just did a quick browse and by Tarantino's own admission it's basically his take on The Thing). That and the trifecta Kurt Russell + snow + Morricone.

And if we want to sink to masturbatory depths, deep down The Thing is about contagious paranoia, how you can't trust anyone etc ... (Agatha Christie again) and is prime material for all kinds of allegorical interpretations, political or social, though I don't know if Carpenter intended it as strongly as Tarantino does, but still you could say that the political commentary lineage exists between the two (I believe the original The Thing from the 50s was concerned with the cold war while Carpenter's version supposedly refers to the aids epidemic, or something like that...).


And well, the ending...

(spoilers)


Edited by sipang - 1/14/16 at 7:10am
post #576 of 623
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I'm sure it's already posted somewhere in this thread but...


The Great Silence stands next to the Leone stuff at the top and is the definitive snow spaghetti.








The English dub is particularly bad






full soundtrack

post #577 of 623
I don't think I'd put Hateful Eight in Tarantino's top 5 but I still went to watch it twice in 70mm, because I think that type of filmmaking deserves all the money. The second time I went an hour early to snag the best seat, 3 or 4 rows from the back right in the middle. Took a couple of phone pics of the projector and projectionist when the credit was rolling:


you can see the film running along the top


turned around and gave dude a thumbs up when the overture started
post #578 of 623
Late one with this but Fargo season 2 was phenomenal. Loved the humor and cinematography. I seriously doubted this series when it came out but season 1 was great and season 2 was so good. Also really enjoyed the Coen brother references and even the Scorsese style freeze frames in episode 9.

Sipang you took the words right out of my mouth with your review of The Revenant. I had high expectations but at least the shots of Alberta winter (my home) were beautiful. I also found it funny when I read that DiCaprio was shocked at witnessing a chinook and attributed it to climate change.
post #579 of 623
Just saw Carol and The Revenant. Great acting from both Cate & Leo, but who am I to judge them for their acting skills, I'm not good in acting, but really good work from both of them. I hope they win Oscars
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Just saw Carol and The Revenant. Great acting from both Cate & Leo, but who am I to judge them for their acting skills, I'm not good in acting, but really good work from both of them. I hope they win Oscars

lol I think you can make a judgement on other peoples skills even if you don't know said skill yourself.

I really hope DiCaprio doesn't win an Oscar for this.
post #581 of 623
why not? He's long overdue for an Oscar. Just that bear scene alone deserves him an Oscar
post #582 of 623
eugh, a couple of reasons I guess.

For starters I don't think this is his best work. He does some really great stuff, some really varied roles, but not Oscar worthy in my opinion. Im not convinced he entirely stops being Leonardo Dicaprio in his performances.

Plus I hate all the fan boy 'his face deserves an oscar' crap.

Leo isn't ready.
Edited by hennree - 1/14/16 at 11:14am
post #583 of 623
so of all the nominees this year, who do you think is deserving? Eddie Redmayne of the Danish Girl? Back to back Oscars?
post #584 of 623
I haven't seen The Danish Girl or Steve Jobs yet, but planning on watching them over the next couple of days.
post #585 of 623

"And Then There Were None" is really good

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