As for the conflict between the two of them....my feelings toward that have only gotten worse since I typed that up last night. SPOILERS
The conflict between Willis Joe and Joe Joe is absolutely annihilated by the end scene of the film. We see several minor instances (such as the carving directions into his forearm) and one major one (when Cid has his big freak-out in the house and they learn instantaneously that he's the Rainmaker) in which something happens to Joe Joe and then immediately becomes part of Willis Joe's backstory/knowledge inventory. But yet, the growing connection between Joe Joe and Sara/Cid never has any impact on Willis Joe, as the movie continues to hinge upon his single-minded need to kill the boy. I feel like Johnson squandered an ENORMOUS opportunity to dig in and play with the psychological conflict within Willis - this memory of someone he loved, and the desire to kill in order to save her, conflicting with growing feelings toward his marks that he has no control over. But no - Johnson's main focus is on making something hip and slick and self-aware to the point that the movie has a black eye from winking at us so fucking hard.
I really hate to do the Randy thing where I shit all over a movie for choosing to be something other than what I think it should be. But why raise any of these ideas about a person's past haunting/helping them in the future if you're just going to end the movie with a thoughtless set piece?
Everyone in 300 should have been gay, sort of, because the Spartan agoge system was built around institutionalised pederasty, but blah blah blah go to hell Frank Miller.
But like I said, in this case, my flatmate made me watch it. I take no responsibility, I was a conscientious objector.
You were complicit in its broadcast in your home. Silence is violence.
I wish Amazon wasn't monopolizing the market with the Universal Classic Monsters Blu Ray set that came out this week. They are pricing it at $111! I'd love to see all of these this month but not at that price. I tried checking a few Best Buys, Costco and Target and no one got a copy in.
Ridley Scott is a dick.
Oh, and also, I probably should have started the post with this info, but the UK set is region free (the same exact discs, I believe) and you can get it for $55 including shipping
Fuck Universal's horror box - THIS is the Blu-Ray release to care about.
Anyone know where I can buy a wall mounted projection screen? Frys carries them but they only sell 4:3 aspect ration, I need widescreen. I know I can order online, but I kind of need it by this weekend
I actually thought about this while watching the movie, that idea of connecting them wasn't fully realized. When the movie finally brought them together again I thought they would have some sort of simultaneous epiphany and resolve the conflict. As it is we just got something weirdly Heroes-y. Also there's a weird tension in the film's message: can people escape what kind of people they are?
SPOILERS I GUESS
Joe Joe (thanks for that one) seems to thinks HE can't, but that the kid can. I stopped thinking about the connection problem but this one stuck with me.
Yeah, I was going to post that link too - that's where I heard about this release.
Originally Posted by DVD Beaver
So more money is about to get thrown in a pile to be burnt:
'Terra Nova' co-creator to write "50 Shades of Grey" script
A new short film that I made with my brother and our friend Merne.
Now, I specifically waited until after my birthday to post it here because I don't want any gift reviews. We sort of made this movie up as we shot and cut it, and while I think there are some really interesting/cool ideas beneath it, I don't think they really came through. I think most people will see this as little more than a camera test, but I want to know what (if anything) you get out of it. You know, if you care enough to spend nine and a half minutes watching it in the first place.
I felt this was a look at the daily life of SoulDischarge.
What were your tools for the job? During production and post (FCP/AVID/Premiere). I take it a friend scored it?
Your friend has a great name by the way, he's taken the III to a new level.
Merne "Mutha Fuckin" Judson The Third
Shot on a 5D Mark II, edited (including what little sound editing took place) in FCP 5. I'm pretty satisfied with how the image quality came out considering how little planning/resources went into it, so I would imagine I'll be using them again on my next, hopefully better-conceived project.
Default lens for the 5D? or do you have a tasty selection? I ask as some shots seemed a bit richer in color than others, or did you color correct a little?