WebEschatology

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Anyway, I'm kinda half watching it but I missed the bit where it explained why grown men are riding around on bikes talking in a very half-arsed medieval style (ie throwing in a "thou" or "Good Sir" every five minutes or so when they remember) - is it some kind of collective delusion? A weird situation in which they all somehow reinforce each other in their mental illnesses? Although fair enough it did sort of explain why there is a guy going round calling himself Morgan La Fay (cos he's a twat in short).
i take it you're not familiar with LARPing then? its as much that as it is a travelling sideshow troupe and a subculture for all those in the movie

also that guy going around as Morgan La Fay is Tom Savini, you put respect on his name!
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
i take it you're not familiar with LARPing then? its as much that as it is a travelling sideshow troupe and a subculture for all those in the movie

also that guy going around as Morgan La Fay is Tom Savini, you put respect on his name!
Yeah it was wasn't it... not his best role.
LARPing... I've heard the term. Thought it was a relatively recent coinage, though I guess they could be doing it before the name. I think their commitment was deeper than that though wasn't it?
 

WebEschatology

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Celine and Julie go boating, wasn't sure what to make of it in the first 10 minutes but i thought it was daring,afterwards i really liked it, for a movie as dense as it is i have no idea how its able to maintain such a light tone.

3 hours and some might say it comes across unfocused but it didn't come across that way and honestly if the movie was longer i wouldn't have minded
 

luka

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Celine and Julie go boating, wasn't sure what to make of it in the first 10 minutes but i thought it was daring,afterwards i really liked it, for a movie as dense as it is i have no idea how its able to maintain such a light tone.

3 hours and some might say it comes across unfocused but it didn't come across that way and honestly if the movie was longer i wouldn't have minded
I think I started that but it was really long and boring days didn't finish it
 

Corpsey

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I enjoyed this a lot as I watched it but I also was pretty stoned and felt like I was missing a lot of stuff. Then I read some blogs after I watched it and realised I'd missed a whole load of stuff and felt like a complete idiot. Definitely want to rewatch it now.
 

version

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De Palma's Snake Eyes.

It's not his best and the final third is pretty lackluster, but I really enjoyed it. You've got all his usual tricks - the virtuoso camera work, the commentary on film, the emphasis on looking but not seeing, corruption, Hitchcock - wrapped around Nic Cage doing his Nic Cage thing and a pre-9/11 military-industrial complex conspiracy.

The opening's this brilliant extension of the Goodfellas restaurant scene with Cage making his way round an arena in the build up to a boxing match and the film's full of Dutch angles, sinister shadows and thunder claps; similar feel to Scorsese's Cape Fear remake in some respects.

 

version

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There's a scene where Cage is offered a bribe to turn a blind eye to someone being killed and he literally looks at some bloodstained money on the floor.

😂
 

Clinamenic

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I've become a Nic Cage admirer as of late, in both a sincere capacity (Pig) and in an ironic capacity (The Vampire's Kiss).
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
De Palma's Snake Eyes.

It's not his best and the final third is pretty lackluster, but I really enjoyed it. You've got all his usual tricks - the virtuoso camera work, the commentary on film, the emphasis on looking but not seeing, corruption, Hitchcock - wrapped around Nic Cage doing his Nic Cage thing and a pre-9/11 military-industrial complex conspiracy.

The opening's this brilliant extension of the Goodfellas restaurant scene with Cage making his way round an arena in the build up to a boxing match and the film's full of Dutch angles, sinister shadows and thunder claps; similar feel to Scorsese's Cape Fear remake in some respects.

Dutch angle... feel I should - or in fact that I actually did at one point - know what this term meant but it's gone. So please tell me (again).
 
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