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saw this yesterday, thought it was terrible. it is comically operatic first of all. within the first 30 minutes there are three or four scenes of different imperial spaceships arriving somewhere and delegations with solemn faces and hilarious costumes exiting the ramps in slowmotion to crescendoing chords in landscapes that look differently but all have the exact same sense of serene vastness to them.

this is the temparement throughout the film, in the way its shot to the way the story is told. every shot is hilariously stylized. like reading a novel where every other sentence is some grand aphorism. never do you get the feeling of inhabiting the world he's building. you're being taken through it like a theme park ride, every element propped up for and angled and lighted for maximum impact.

and then the worst thing is that nothing ever really happens in it. it's really boring and you don't really care about what happens because you never get the sense that the film sees the plot as anything but circumstancial.

either that there's this hymnal predetermination to it.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
saw this yesterday, thought it was terrible. it is comically operatic first of all. within the first 30 minutes there are three or four scenes of different imperial spaceships arriving somewhere and delegations with solemn faces and hilarious costumes exiting the ramps in slowmotion to crescendoing chords in landscapes that look differently but all have the exact same sense of serene vastness to them.

this is the temparement throughout the film, in the way its shot to the way the story is told. every shot is hilariously stylized. like reading a novel where every other sentence is some grand aphorism. never do you get the feeling of inhabiting the world he's building. you're being taken through it like a theme park ride, every element propped up for and angled and lighted for maximum impact.

and then the worst thing is that nothing ever really happens in it. it's really boring and you don't really care about what happens because you never get the sense that the film sees the plot as anything but circumstancial.

either that there's this hymnal predetermination to it.
That's my dreams destroyed then
 

suspended

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saw this yesterday, thought it was terrible. it is comically operatic first of all. within the first 30 minutes there are three or four scenes of different imperial spaceships arriving somewhere and delegations with solemn faces and hilarious costumes exiting the ramps in slowmotion to crescendoing chords in landscapes that look differently but all have the exact same sense of serene vastness to them.

this is the temparement throughout the film, in the way its shot to the way the story is told. every shot is hilariously stylized. like reading a novel where every other sentence is some grand aphorism. never do you get the feeling of inhabiting the world he's building. you're being taken through it like a theme park ride, every element propped up for and angled and lighted for maximum impact.

and then the worst thing is that nothing ever really happens in it. it's really boring and you don't really care about what happens because you never get the sense that the film sees the plot as anything but circumstancial.

either that there's this hymnal predetermination to it.
How did ya watch help a friend out
 

version

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They have them in Beetlejuice too,

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yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
just saw dune. i've never read the book or seen any of the old movies, didn't know anything about the story but it's basically about the invasion of iraq or afghanistan isn't it?
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
just saw dune. i've never read the book or seen any of the old movies, didn't know anything about the story but it's basically about the invasion of iraq or afghanistan isn't it?
I don't know they've treated it in the new film, but the book is from the 60s. If you're looking for historical analogues, Lawrence of Arabia organising Arab tribal resistance against the Ottomans during WWI is probably more apt.

And the worms will play a bigger part in the second film, assuming it gets made.
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
I don't know they've treated it in the new film, but the book is from the 60s. If you're looking for historical analogues, Lawrence of Arabia organising Arab tribal resistance against the Ottomans during WWI is probably more apt.

And the worms will play a bigger part in the second film, assuming it gets made.
there's a bit of lawrence of arabia in it as well yes, but it's definitely about oil. are you gonna watch it? i'm curious what you think of it. i thought it was all very boring.
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
saw this yesterday, thought it was terrible. it is comically operatic first of all. within the first 30 minutes there are three or four scenes of different imperial spaceships arriving somewhere and delegations with solemn faces and hilarious costumes exiting the ramps in slowmotion to crescendoing chords in landscapes that look differently but all have the exact same sense of serene vastness to them.
the one where someone played the bagpipe was the funniest of all of them 😂
 
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