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Post by ledfloyd » Sun May 26, 2013 6:18 pm

Beau wrote:lea won lea is best
Go watch Lourdes and Mysteries of Lisbon or something.
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Post by ledfloyd » Sun May 26, 2013 6:19 pm

Trip wrote:I'm going to become a director just to be a Cannes jury member.
Just work on your Peter Weir impersonation. Then when he gets selected, boom, you're in.
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Post by Trip » Sun May 26, 2013 6:22 pm

ledfloyd wrote: Just work on your Peter Weir impersonation. Then when he gets selected, boom, you're in.
Ugh, I'm already wasting my time befriending Cate Blanchett just so I can watch her copy of Soderbergh's stupid Australian film he doesn't want anyone to see, and now this.
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Post by Fist » Sun May 26, 2013 6:39 pm

Trolololol James Gray is the worst
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Post by snapper » Sun May 26, 2013 7:58 pm

Trip wrote:I'm going to become a director just to be a Cannes jury member.
This is basically what motivates me
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Post by Beau » Sun May 26, 2013 8:15 pm

snapper wrote:
This is basically what motivates me
But are you befriending Cate Blanchett?
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Post by rad » Sun May 26, 2013 8:19 pm

if any of you guys befriend cate blanchett i expect an invitation to your screening of the last time i saw michael gregg
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Post by snapper » Sun May 26, 2013 8:20 pm

Beau wrote:
But are you befriending Cate Blanchett?
ew god no

luckily she doesnt make movies good enough to be in cannes
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Post by Beau » Sun May 26, 2013 8:48 pm

snapper wrote:
ew god no

luckily she doesnt make movies good enough to be in cannes
I like many of her movies. I like her, too.
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Post by Trip » Mon May 27, 2013 3:17 am

I like Cate but I have to agree she's rarely in a decent film.
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Post by roujin » Mon May 27, 2013 3:35 am

last good one was what... benjamin button?
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Post by Trip » Mon May 27, 2013 3:35 am

I don't like it much; I'd say Hanna.
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Post by roujin » Mon May 27, 2013 3:38 am

that was okay. her great ones are button and life aquatic. her scenes are good in i'm not there
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Post by Beau » Mon May 27, 2013 3:39 am

I don't think I've seen her in a great film, but certainly in some very good ones: Hannah, I'm Not There, and The Aviator. Button and Lord of the Rings are good, I guess. Life Aquatic I haven't seen. Indiana Jones sucked, but she was fun and campy in it.
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Post by Trip » Mon May 27, 2013 3:41 am

Yeah, she finds herself in a number of really mixed bag films, sometimes the least films of great directors.
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Post by Trip » Mon May 27, 2013 3:49 am

It is interesting that her roles are so often steeped in a mannerism, carrying or requiring a context if you will. Looking forward to the Malick just to see her stripped down again, honestly.
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Post by Trip » Mon May 27, 2013 3:55 am

As stripped down as Malick makes his actors...which in the case of Ben Affleck was a hulking cipher (pointedly of course), but it's not like his people are exactly lucid, grounded!
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Post by LEAVES » Mon May 27, 2013 4:42 am

The greatest problem with being a great actor is that your reputation drives you to be courted for large budget films with no room for extended bits of character-based interaction and improvisation.

Or, the other greatest problem with being a great actor is that you can choose to not do those films, in which case you can't help but do smaller films with great directors who tend to have defined visions and styles which leave no room for extended bits of character-based interaction and improvisation.

The truly talented actor's best choice is to find some concept which they can mold from the inside and force the editor to craft a coherent portrait of what comes out of the process.

This is all assuming that an actor can be great without being the best possible actor in every possible role at for every director alive and maybe, just maybe there has to be some allowance provided for actors to find their style within a role rather than cram every actor into a pre-defined role. Which is not true in the case of Sabine Timoteo, obviously.
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Post by snapper » Mon May 27, 2013 5:02 am

I think Cate's best work is in Little Fish where she's also her most unCatelike
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Post by snapper » Mon May 27, 2013 6:02 am

drudge report posted two clips of La vie d'Adèle and now the youtube comments are choked up with homophobic rants

also, the Daily Mercury's headline: "Lesbian 'love story' wins prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes"

lol australia
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Post by snapper » Mon May 27, 2013 6:11 am

so many of the articles about this are really disgusting and awful

LOL Daily Mail:

"steamy three-hour lesbian movie"

quite randomly segues from a discussion about the Palme win to:

"The naked women writhed, licked and explored every intimate inch of each others bodies."

"During the gala the audience sat in silence and craned their necks as if to get a better view of the steamy scenes unfolding in plain sight on the huge screen.

It's the most sensational win at Cannes in years."

"It may face problems with British film censors because of its erotic nature and for a scene involving what has been described as ''erotic impressive scissoring' where the two women are lock their limbs in an intimate,and sensual, embrace."
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Post by B-Side » Mon May 27, 2013 8:14 am

i wish blanchett would strip down

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mmmmm
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Welp, amazing.
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The Assassin looks 100% like I imagined it would. which is good.
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** The Seashell and the Clergyman / Dulac
The Tales of Beatrix Potter / Mills
* A Flood in Ba'ath Country / Amiralay
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I'm dying to see Carol and the Desplechin.
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what are the conferences worth watching so far?
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Only Fury Road and especially Carol.
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that's an Apichatpong ass looking Apichatpong movie
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Can't wait for that one.
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Post by LEAVES » Thu May 21, 2015 5:34 am

I read that The Assassin is both overrated and pretentious.
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