Dalman's Movie Megathread [Return of the King]

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  1. Dallas

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    hi again

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    Dallas' Movie Mega-thread 2: Electric Nebulous
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    old thread can be found here
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    to kick us off, let's look at one of the best modern directors out there - this is steve mcqueen's 2nd movie Shame, starring michael fassbender

    let's talk about two sequences in this extraordinary movie (minor spoilers ahead)

    plot: Successful and handsome New Yorker Brandon (Michael Fassbender) seems to live an ordinary life, but he hides a terrible secret behind his mask of normalcy: Brandon is a sex addict. His constant need for gratification numbs him to just about everything else. But, when Sissy (Carey Mulligan), Brandon's needy sister, unexpectedly blows into town, crashes at his apartment and invades his privacy, Brandon is finally forced to confront his addiction head-on.



    in this scene, Fassbender is drawn to a woman on a subway. watch this fucking acting from the two of them, we are told an entire short story through zero words and 3 minutes of what a lesser movie would make into filler.

    this scene is so minor and yet, taken by itself, is a complete synopsis of Brandon's character in the film

    another video, this time it's a shot - a long tracking one (a fav technique of mine)



    just look at that tracking, imagine the effort that went into that, the imagination and timing - it's absorbing and invites the audience to sink into escapism with Brandon as he literally runs from his problems

    another thing that is interesting here is his lateral movement, in films if characters are shot going left to right then it is visually pleasing to audiences on a psychological level (we read the same way, but it also the same for other cultures) and we perceive it as 'progress' and 'moving on'

    but here, Fassbender runs right to left, this is a devolution of his character, a regression into the past - symbolizing his inability to escape addiction and ultimately his unwillingness to let go

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    more to come soon, thread is a wip as always

     
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  2. MikkoK

    MikkoK Electron

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    dallas what you think of stone cold?

    i think that everyone should see it
     
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  3. scrubmcnoob

    scrubmcnoob Human Resource

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    Ever watch the man in the high castle? On Episode seven, I am quite enjoying the series.
     
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  4. Dallas

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    ~ not seen it ~
    looks pretty 90s action era hahah

    book was way better, idk i just didnt buy into it much
     
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  5. MikkoK

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    stone cold is the best movie there is, go see it
     
  6. scrubmcnoob

    scrubmcnoob Human Resource

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    Turn: Washington's Spies
    Ever seen it?
    It's a series on AMC and always see it pop up.
     
  7. wired

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    I want to start watching Mr. Robot, but don't trust imdb or rotten tomatoes reviews any more. Anyone recommend it?
     
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  8. egg

    egg Diagnosed Autist
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    yes
     
  9. Dallas

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    citizen 4 > mr robot

    but if ur wanting to watch it then go ahead, it's a tv show, not a film, and therefore will entertain you for a longer time
     
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  10. Mendel

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    i loved the first season of it
     
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  11. egg

    egg Diagnosed Autist
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    recommend me shit
     
  12. Dalekfodder

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    Can you make tv series too?
     
  13. dee pixel

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    gone girl?

    edit: eat my nuts highlife
     
  14. AlexD

    AlexD Iᴛ's ᴊᴜsᴛ ʀᴘ ʙʀᴏ

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    trainspotting 2 hype up
     
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  15. Evil

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    Casablanca?
     
  16. Dallas

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    foxcatcher netflix documentary, it's sick

    one of fincher's best films, tempted to do a post on it

    yassssss ya dancer

    like the shawshank redemption in the sense that it makes everyone's list
    i'll be honest, i havent seen it and im in no rush to, i wont pretend ive seen it and start saying how good it is
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  17. Evil

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    Dialogue is fairly well written imo but the scenes are at some points dragged out to the point where you just lose interest. The movie itself though is defo not a "10/10" as some people would say but it is worth a watch if you find yourself without anything to do.
     
  18. egg

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    also what u think of season 6 so far?
     
  19. Dallas

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    way better than s5 that's for sure
     
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  20. egg

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    needs more robert strong head smashing tbh
     
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