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Posted on 2009.08.28 at 11:10

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Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-08-29 06:06 (UTC) (Link)
probably not.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-08-29 06:30 (UTC) (Link)
drax0r
drax0r at 2009-08-29 06:32 (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, except that what you're voluenteering for has neither a script nor stuntmen.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-08-29 06:40 (UTC) (Link)
If you haven't seen the film, I highly recommend it.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-29 14:28 (UTC) (Link)
Darren Aronofsky: Not the only filmmaker on the planet. Honest to god - you should google it.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-08-29 16:24 (UTC) (Link)
I didn't say he was. In fact, when both panacea42 and I read your post, our first thought was scenes from The Wrestler.

Tell you what: why don't you watch the movie and tell me how it compares to what [Unknown LJ tag] is doing. Then we can have an intelligent discussion on the topic.
Tanya
panacea42 at 2009-08-30 02:56 (UTC) (Link)
I don't really care about Aronofsky either way, but yeah, the beating with metal folding chairs image immediately brought that movie to mind, lol!

I was less than thrilled with it initially when boyfriend worked on it a few days and after a 14+? hour day the van was delayed coming back into nyc because other crew members wanted to do the 'hopping over the ropes' stunt instead of coming home, lol...but it did make for a great reel at the wrap party.

But when I saw the actual movie in the theater I was blown away, so gritty, and Mickey Rourke was brilliant!
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-29 14:44 (UTC) (Link)
If you haven't seen Nacho Libre I highly recommend it.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-08-29 16:25 (UTC) (Link)
Not a big Jack Black fan.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-30 15:42 (UTC) (Link)
I thought your link gritty and realistic. Too realistic perhaps to be a movie - but I know you're into that re-creation of reality (ref: The Weatherman). Unfortunately, being that its directed by Aronofsky, there's probably something they're not showing us in the trailer which will would render the show untenable. I'll likely never see it.

And may I assume you also gave me the courtesy of viewing my link? Or did you simply respond to one of your own out of poor taste?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-08-30 15:58 (UTC) (Link)
I did watch you link prior to posting my own.

I thought they disgraced James Horner's The Mask of Zorro score. The trailer reeks of small budget, poorly executed indie "I'm going against the grain and made a unwatchable film." air. And I don't like Black's affectatious Spanish accent. In short, what I saw in the trailer was bad acting, bad filmmaking, attempts at slapstick and inane comedy--all those things that I hate and you love about film.

Regarding The Weatherman the whole point of the film is that Michael Caine's character knew what it takes to make a family work but also knew that his son had to figure it out on his own. Nicolas Cage's character was too stupid to see why he failed and at the end of the film was left unchanged. I think The Weatherman is an important film warning how not to live your life.

You're pissed over The Fountain because you had no clue what to expect, despite the fact that I urged you to see Requiem for a Dream first. Had you done this, you would have known going in what kind of a filmmaker Aronofsky is and would have been prepared for an introspective film that fit together perfectly and could only be expressed as the conglomeration of the parts as no one idea could be discussed without referencing the others in the film. It is for this reason that I never could properly review the film because for me, it was a rotating triangle built upon the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-08-30 16:14 (UTC) (Link)
I did watch you link prior to posting my own.
Thank you.

I don't like Black's affectatious Spanish accent.
Sometimes a man wears stretchy-pants.

I think The Weatherman is an important film warning how not to live your life.
I do not. I do not think its important at all, for any reason other than I stated. There is no guaranteed recipe for success. Look at your life - you've seen the film. You know what not to do. Yet your life still sucks? What went wrong? Exactly.

would have been prepared for an introspective film that fit together perfectly and could only be expressed as the conglomeration of the parts as no one idea could be discussed without referencing the others in the film.
I don't have time for such antics.
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