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seems like they're really going all out with the marketing for this as well, but i just can't imagine who's gonna see it
To save you all the trouble
Admittedly this is more because I've got a bit of a thing about Tom Whatsisname rather than anything to do with the premise of the film.
Yr not missing much. I'm saving my more eloquent thoughts for a proper review but yeah, its a bit meh
are about things people are advertising on the site.
means they're relevant, if little else.
I don't care about adverts
Despite my glib OP
Drowned in Dead
they're so obnoxious and take up the whole page that they're pretty difficult to ignore?
but at the moment we do, and the formats of advertising have shifted to these. Isn't much choice, and to fair, it's hardly a massive hardship is it? Just keeping the servers online costs £1k per month for starters...
like before anything (and nothing really does) happened
I might go to see it because I like Jim Jarmusch though
but constantly his problem is that he writes like an A-level/freshman year undergraduate English Lit student who is DESPERATE FOR YOU TO GET HIS LITERARY REFERENCES AND LOOK DEAD CULTURED AND CLEVER.
That's sort of the point of the vampires here, but not explicitly enough to really mean anything, it's just a load of half baked ideas shot really beautifully (the cinematography is great to it's credit)
i'll check in with him again in another few years
what are the good ones for you?
night on earth
but it's much better than this garbage
if you can handle a film with 4 or 5 completely separate stories about people in taxis. but then I've liked everything I've seen by him including limits of control which most people seemed to dislike
but really I found it kind of a drag.
but i can barely remember a thing about it.
i mainly dislike him when he's at his most iRoNiC cOoL, can't stomach it at all. Dead Man can gtfo.
oozes iRoNiC cOoL from its every pore
The only thing I liked was the soundtrack, and even that was completely incongruous with what was actually going on. Not really sure where this philosophising hitmen trope has come from either but it needs to go away.
but yeah I have heard that there's loads of pointless references in this.... idk, still think it might be amusing, though most people I know seem to agree with you (talking to s79 here obvs)
rather than gratifying. I dunno, Broken Flowers is kinda the same concept (Don Qioxte via Lolita) but he keeps himself in check which is why it's good. Here it's literally like VAMPIRES LIVE FOREVER THEY ARE ALL CREATIVE PEOPLE EVER LOOK AT ME NAME THEM NOW LOL
that was me half-assing it as well because I couldn't get the energy up to do it properly, your assessment below is far better!
I'll go and see Stranger by the Lake this weekend instead.
I liked it tbh. liked the idea of vampires as painfully self-obsessed hipsters, dropping pointless references constantly. if I wasn't expecting it I might have felt differently.
it mostly relied on atmosphere though - it was filmed entirely at night wasn't it. the music in particular worked really well.
The Long Blondes' song of the same name every time I see the film mentioned?
find it interesting.
Agree with severed above about him integrating his influences/references a lot better in earlier films- like you could say Stranger than Paradise is almost like Cassavetes meets Tarr but without ripping either of them off. It did seem like he was indulging himself, particularly with the name dropping and the guitars, etc. At times it felt pretty sixth form standard.
I thought it was kind of interesting what he had to say about modern society, the lack of thought or invention (which is slightly comical considering Jarmusch has made a career out of sculpting films out of other people's ideas essentially), of people being to scared to go out and create.
The atmosphere was great, nicely shot, great locations (although again I felt like he was using Detroit as a reference rather than a fully integrated part of the story), loved the soundtrack by Sqrl.
I think one of the worst things about it was how cosy it seemed, like all the edginess had been sandpapered out. For example, Hiddleston seemed like a really shit imitation of a rock star. It could have been a really, bleak, grungy film but it felt slightly tame.