Strait Is The Gate. Just marry Juliette, you stupid shit.
Brick Lane's another one. I kept finding myself thinking, 'just get a job'.
what a start
I hate those kind of films.
Or rather what kind of film do you mean?
but circumstances and an inability to communicate with others means that they can't do it.
It's only comedies that do this that wind me up.
Mobile phones have ruined this kind of thing now though :(
- Laying pipe/dialogue that exists purely for exposition
- Characters directly addressing each other without ambiguity but verbalising each other's names every other sentence
- Narration that tells us things that should be being shown instead
Half of of inception sounds like notes the actors have scribbled in the margins to make sense of the script.
Rumour has it that they lost all the voice tracks and couldn't afford/be bothered to redub them, so basically every conversation is just narrated over
e.g. Martha Marcie May Marlene, No Country For Old Men
It works amazingly sometimes but is increasingly becoming a bit of a thing I think and people are just doing it for the sake of it.
Such a gripping film to end on that.
Tat bill murray one is annoying. Broken flowers?
but I think the ending of No Country is great
Just DO IT ALREADY IAN
What was that called. Not 24hr Party People. The other one.
...I mean, Control.
Just DO IT ALREADY IAN.
"Come on you fucking selfish arsehole, just kill yourself!" so it was a happy ending I guess.
`Why exactly is this film being THIS boring?`
I'd probably drop a book if I wasn't getting along with it.
JUST DO IT ALREADY IVAN
which was recommended to me. By far the worst thing I have ever read. The frustrating thing was that it cost me £24.99
where the family is told the place is haunted by spirits/demons that want them dead. so they carry on living there.
JUST GET ON WITH THE PLOT (IAN?)
Just keep your pretty mouth shut, Tess.
Also, fuck you and your double standards, Angel Clare.
my friend Laura practically loves him, she drools out his name every time we watch the film. Horrid man.
Like Stormy Monday takes massive liberties with Newcastle.
Also that thing about lottery winners set in Bradford. Last week they went `down south` to see his real dad but actually were sat in Golden Acre Park - NORTH LEEDS.
Land at Dover, walk along Hadrian's Wall, arrive in Nottingham.
They'd be chasing someone on foot down by the cooperage, then they'd be running through Shieldfield or something.
Showed him arriving in Istanbul, then arranged a meeting in the blue mosque. Film shot of them outside blue mosque. Cut to inside shot - of the Hagia Sophia
he ran down a road in Shoreditch then went round the corner and he was in Holloway.
Also in Doctor Who when they pretend they're in London but it's actually Cardiff with London bus stop signs stuck all over it.
They get to the Greenwich foot tunnel across London in 28 Weeks Later is physically impossible.
Heathcliff you are a massive massive unlovable nasty dick.
Just hurry up and say it you blouse wearing gargoyle.
because it's shit and for cunts.
I might have a spare
I'll give you the cash when I get there. Make sure you don't let anyone else have the ticket.
Looking forward to meeting you pal :)
The Ian that couldn't slow down
Even in domestic situations.
FUCK THE FUCKING FUCK OFF YOU FUCKING PIECE OF FUCKING NEW FUCKING AGE CLAP FUCKING TRAP NONSENSE FUCKING BILGE PATRONISING FUCKING SHIT
FUCK THE FUCKING FUCK OFF YOU FUCKING PIECE OF FUCKING NEW FUCKING AGE CLAP FUCKING TRAP NONSENSE FUCKING BILGE PATRONISING FUCKING SHIT WITH SOME NICE-LOOKING FUCKING CINEMATOGRAPHY
aside from excellent cinematography I still have no idea of what Jarmusch was trying to achieve with this film.
The bus. What did the bus mean?
ditching your best/only friend just cos you're feeling bored isn't cool yo
STOP BEING SUCH A DICK MAIN CHARACTER (yes I know that's the point but still).
I never finished it, it was pretty frustrating. No one else ever agrees with me about it.
The first bit at the baseball match is some of the best writing I've ever read. The rest is just an exercise in writing without telling a story. Really annoys me.
(i) When I was about 15, I figured out what I think was a pretty much foolproof solution to Ashton Kutcher's problems.
(ii) About a month ago, I tried to remember said solution and realised I'd forgotten it completely. Don't even know if I'm going to watch the film again.
I have to put forward. I always have a weird sort of respect (to be honest, this is in my memory -- of a film I've not seen in probably over 5 years) that there seems to be more failed effort and ambition in there than you'd usually get in a film that's sorta crappy.
It frustrated me- mainly 'cause it was a bit shit.
saving some girl you've only known for 5 minutes is more important than exposing a paedophile ring?
Usually hiding behind a barrel.
Largely because Margret Schroder is the worst character ever.
Feel a bit bad about saying it though, what with the tragic news. I love all his other books that I have read though.
in a good way
Despite ripping into the first third of it no problem, there are too many home truths in it that im seeng i think.
i studied literature so would like to think i'd be open to alternative styles of writing but this is the only book that just really fucking pissed me off. i had to stop after 100 pages, never done that before.
can anyone convince me it's worth revisiting?
If that didn't strike you after 100 pages, then maybe it's just not your cup of tea. Or you mightn't have been in the mood, in any case don't give up on it.
But then what do I know, I think Ulysses is a pile of annoying, show-offy tripe.
Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man is wonderful though
It just gets tiring after a bit.
its length is also a sort of important part of how the novel works: the repetition and gradual unlocking of the narrative, trying to represent the frustration, hopelessness, anxiety and boredom of the characters' lives. If you read Joseph Heller's second novel, Something Happened, he uses the same sort of technique but in a less humorous, darker and less structured way (I semi-recommend it; it's an interesting work of art but also it's too disturbing, bleak and just altogether exhausting for me to really be able to sincerely recommend it to anyone).
Should note that Catch-22's one of my favourite novels, too. Need to re-read it soooon.
who are improbably hot, clear-skinned & well-fed-looking. I recently saw an 80s film where Cate Blanchett played a heroin addict who worked in a dead-end video store, it was fucking ridiculous.
Similarly: films where a good-looking actor gets into "ugly drag" (Charlize Theron in Monster, Nicole Kidman in The Hours). If you want to have ugly scuzzed-out characters, just fucking get ugly scuzzed-out-looking people to play them.
Most plotless book ever:
"Girl falls for vampire and gets chased."
Put me right off reading the other books OR seeing the movies :\
It's like "That can't be it, please don't be it, oh god they've done it, they're actually going with this for an ending." Stupid, STUPID film.
that bit in the restaurant where he's got to shoot someone and there's that subway train going past all the time. I just don't understand why they didn't edit that sound out, it pretty much ruins the whole scene
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