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Anyone watching this?
damn! how much have i missed?
It's pretty slow burning.
im watching Insomnia
because i'm a gaylord, apparently.
For the record, i like Stephwn Fry's nose.
he's not Welsh.
isn't Daredevil with Benn Assfleck on tonight?
Channel 4 now...
It's actually shaping up nicely...
Though I can't really watch a Robin Williams film without thinking Genie
keep switching back to Daredevil cos of Jennifer Garner.
at the same time, I'd have got Sky+ sepcifically for this dilemma*
*Not strictly true, but I'd have thought about it.
MMMMmmmmmmmmm Jennifer Garner
good really. Jennifer Garner is saving it, only slightly though. When did Ben Affleck turn shit? I mean, he was ok in the Kevin Smith films, where did it all go wrong?
in case that's what you're asking.
There's man-on-man and everything.
i have it on dvd *scene*
my favourite is the bit where he does gay stuff
He looks kinda HOTT with that hair.
Brokeback Mountain loks a bit shit. Anything with Heath Ledger in it reminds me of Planet Of The Apes.
I know Mark "I'm friends with Fred Cunting Durst" Wahlberg was, but didn't know Ledger was.
i didn't see it.
i didn't think it would be a recreation of the Gay Cowboys t-shirt so i didn't bother.
remake was shite. i prefer the mini-remake they did in Jay and Silent Bob.
i feel like closing the curtains, like im being watched......
This is the reason I changed to a digital camera.
one hour photo, but its on ad break. i think someone died in Daredevil, think it was Electra's dad.
Well not really, but thinking about it now, getting photos developed can be quite awkward, especially when you're taking photos of nak...
I'm sure Boots have seen worse.
Electra's dead. Wut is happening in one hour photo? I saw him threaten these 2 people with a knife and then i switched over.
much better than Ben Affleck fighting Colin Fecking Farrell.
to the max
i do love robin williams.
although i don't get how they got a search warrant & had shitloads of armed police out to get him, when all he had actually done to their knowledge was take some creepy photos. and i mean, why did they arrest him when at that point they didn't even know the knife stuff? i dunno.
i'm confused, photos of shower curtains etc. what's that about?
when he was in the hotel room with the husband & his mistress making them do things, he wasn't taking pictures of them like we're supposed to think, he was taking pictures of random objects.
and threatened them with a knife. what does this mean? he's fucked up but not *that* fucked up?
the reason he didn't take photos was because his father abused him and took photos of it.
i wondered what that was all about.
it's all to do with what he said to the policman. He doesn't like people who don't appreciate what they've got but he didn't take photos of them because his father took pictures of him. still not a very satisfying ending.
I can't really imagine it ending up any other way really. I mean, what would have been a satisfying ending?
i suppose that's up to the people who write the films, i just watch them and criticise.
You could lose the silly, ostentatiously "ambiguous" final shot to start with...
he didn't get them to do it for his own sexual gratification, or anything, it was punishment? and just to show even more about his photograph obsession and that he finds it hard to seperate the photos from the people... i'm not sure.
it was meant to reflect what he said earlier in the film about people not taking pictures of details. I think the writer / director was trying to "Make A Statement".
Anyways, I enjoyed this, even if the end was crap and there were at least four such attempts at ambiguous statement-making that fell flat on their arse. Extraordinarily brave piece of casting for the lead role that turned out to be an excellent gamble. First half of the film was better, reminded me vaguely of PSH in "Happiness" if much more cartoony...
i liked the line 'the things people fear most have already happened to them' even if it was from a book.
Why can filmmakers never trust audience to think for themselves? Kinda bugged me that we had to have "scary music" every time he did something self-evidently scary. Same with the voiceover - had no point except to drill the message of "Look! He has liek a well warped view of humanity lol" into the audience's collective head over and over again...
to enhance the mood of the scene, it's a pretty standard technique... but yeah, i see your point, it would have made it more creepy if the music wan't so 'scary'.
there's a really fine line with VO and self-consciously "moody" music that is dead easy to cross. Kubrick was a master at getting them right. This film did what most Hollywood films do and used them to patronise the viewer. Which is an annoying flaw in an otherwise pretty good film.