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#177 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:15 pm

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#178 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:59 pm

Oh come on, that tweet wasn't that bad so much as laughably terrible.

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#179 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:03 pm

I'm not going to forget "for giving me the joy of the life time" for a while

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#180 Post by Big Ben » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:19 pm

Compared to some of the trash that Twitter expels from it's backside on a daily basis I think we all lucked out here and just got some cringeworthy stuff here. I think we're all going to be worse off as a community if it wins Oscars though.

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#181 Post by swo17 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:45 pm

It will though. It will win all of them

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#182 Post by Fiery Angel » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:09 pm

No, just Best Editing

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#183 Post by TMDaines » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:29 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:57 pm
Yup, it surfaced a few years ago when I was wrapping up my initial viewings
domino harvey wrote:
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1931 ADDENDUM
East Lynne
Recently resurfaced after decades off the grid, this is far from a forgotten masterpiece-- but it's not as bad as some of Frank Lloyd's other work in this category, either. Unhappy trophy wife is accused of cheating on her husband and in return her life is summarily ruined several times over for the duration of the picture. Sounds like a grand ol' time at the movies, don't it folks! Typical of the studio prestige fare for this era, this is a blandly stilted collection of literate speech and phony melodramatic crises that is impossibly stuffy and laboriously unhip. Films like this are of course signs of the infancy of cinema, as those who wanted it taken as a serious medium used deadly serious junk to bolster their claims by removing entertainment and spectacle from the equation. How else to explain Cavalcade's win two years later? (You can read the rest of my 1931 writeup here)
Did you see the complete film, because the version available online is missing about 10-15 minutes, I believe?

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#184 Post by tenia » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:08 pm

Had a quick glance at Bohemian Rhapsody. Outside of all the chronological twists, I think the style of the movie itself might already be enough of a nightmare. For all the advertisment done about the Live Aid recreation, all the other live shows are over-edited in an awful manner. The only one that seems OK is the Another One Bites The Dust superposition montage, but I'm not sure if it's really better or another kind of less agressive rubbish.

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#185 Post by TMDaines » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:02 pm

Surprised this film had so little to recommend it. I knew it had got really mixed reviews, but thought it might be enjoyable enough. The whole film is just dull. The plot is virtually non-existant. Queen wrote a lot of famous songs, didn’t they? Well here you go. Let’s play a montage of them with some actors strumming along. They pretty much recreate all of Queen’s Live Aid set unedited at the end, no? It certainly felt like that, onky with the addition of plenty of diverse crowd close ups to tell you that this was amazing. Malek is actually excellent with what he is asked to do, but he’s not asked to really do much other than do a Mercury-appreciation night. It’s all so conservative. Mercury was gay, but no cocks on screen please. We’re English after all.

I fully expect this to become a cult film with a sing-a-long version doing the rounds before long.

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#186 Post by KJones77 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:07 pm

TMDaines wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:02 pm
I fully expect this to become a cult film with a sing-a-long version doing the rounds before long.
Tragically, you're about a month late on this.

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#187 Post by TMDaines » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:15 pm

KJones77 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:07 pm
TMDaines wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:02 pm
I fully expect this to become a cult film with a sing-a-long version doing the rounds before long.
Tragically, you're about a month late on this.
Ha. I had little doubt that a version maybe already existed, but didn't spend the thirty seconds to check!

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#188 Post by movielocke » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:17 pm

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Ladies and germs, presenting a scene from Best Editing nominee Bohemian Rhapsody
I was just about to post this in the dedicated thread. It is genuinely obscene. I don’t know how someone who has dedicated their life to editing can care so little about the meaning of a cut.
Seeing that scene auto play silently it is pretty gross how many cuts there are, but that scene did not bother me (as an editor), it’s bad blocking/directing more than bad editing: they shot too many angles, or they had to add angles when they shot pickups and only had one or two actors available (hence the weird variety of shots that have just one person in them, being cut into shots that have three people)—it was the other concerts that bugged me, they were all awful, excessively condensed and over done effects—but some of that is on the producer/director insisting on a style or approach resulitng in these outcomes, I thought the sound design and sound editing using the actual queen tracks was far more impressive and indicative of the (shockingly common) musician-to-editor background that John Ottman has been touting as the reason he’s done such a uniquely good job (if you get together eight editors in a room, you could assemble a veteran five person band easily), but I was mostly extremely irritated at the inane way the live aid concert was edited. Every fucking cut away to the audience was wrong—disruptive rather than complementary—and every audience shot was the same type of aesthetically pleasing well coiffed white dudes in the same two shot structure except for one insert of two girls wiping away a tear at the end. That whole approach really grated me much more than any other part of the film—and I was also irritated because this is the climax and you’re cutting away from your characters to meaningless reactions rather than cutting into the emotions of your characters, boneheaded approach.

Of course some of this reaction on my part was I’m entirely ignorant of the bands history and I assumed the movie was implying that this was Mercury’s final performance and that he was going to commit suicide after going out with a bang on the biggest stage ever. So since I was thinking the entire point of the live aid scene was that it was the last time queen ever played together, every time they cut away from the performers I was irritated.

My wife and I were also equally confused as to whether or not mercury did in fact marry Mary? And whether or not they got divorced—and my wife actually asked me about 70 minutes into the film, “are you sure Freddy Mercury was gay?” Because the film was pushing the Freddie and Mary relationship so hard and In her opinion she hadn’t seen anything to clearly tell her that, other than some coy hints and Freddy rejecting his managers kiss so she had kind of assumed he wasn’t since the only scene was him rejecting the overture (she knew very few queen songs, and nothing of the artist and said at the end, “oh I didn’t know queen did we are the champions”).

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#189 Post by Luke M » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:41 pm

My girlfriend and I watched this last night. One of the points that stood out to me, especially seeing this after Malek's uncontroversial Oscar win, is his rather terrible performance. Like the backhanded compliment critics pay to Green Book, I expected to at least watch a terrific performance. But it's bad and not bad in a Freddie Mercury never acted like that way, just bad. This isn't one of those performances where after awhile you fail to see the actor. It's Rami Malek for the entire runtime. His Oscar win is of course ridiculous in the face of Christian Bale's transformation but would be so even in a year without it. The movie is as mediocre-to-poor as expected but don't believe any of the hype of Malek. His performance fits right in with the rest of it.

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#190 Post by domino harvey » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:46 pm

I only just realized the other day that Malek played the well-meaning guy who says all the condescending shit in Short Term 12 and now I can just pretend he won for that, somehow. As someone who spent years in these communities, he absolutely nailed what people like that are like, and the film is realistic enough to not have everyone react to it with cartoonishness but more honest and accurately nuanced responses. Apologies for talking about a good movie in this thread

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#191 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:48 pm

The Oscar-winning editor is being praised by colleagues — and mocked online
Washington Post" wrote:Ottman’s work was also the subject of a viral video on Twitter that mocked his editing of one particular restaurant scene. The whiplash cuts — between characters, and even of a chair being pulled out — were accentuated by a running counter and sound effect, generating comments on how the movie actually won the Oscar for “most editing.”

“Oh, my God! Wow,” he said. “I didn’t know about that, but I know why that’s out there.”

It was one of the scenes shot by Fletcher in the post-Singer home stretch. Fletcher mostly picked up Freddie’s relationship moments, along with the origination of “We Will Rock You” and “Another One Bites the Dust.” But the story line also got reordered a bit, and dialogue in the original meeting between the band and manager John Reid no longer made sense.

So Fletcher shot the one that takes place outside a London pub.

Ottman was under pressure to make the film’s first act move swiftly, but test audiences never got bored and actually wanted more of the band’s early days. So he went back and slowed those scenes down and let them breathe more — but he didn’t have time to do so with that meeting.

“Whenever I see it, I want to put a bag over my head. Because that’s not my aesthetic,” he said. “If there’s ever an extended version of the film where I can put a couple scenes back, I will recut that scene!”

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#192 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:52 pm

That makes me like the guy a bit more, but man oh man, talk about a movie being made by committee

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#193 Post by Roger Ryan » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:08 am

In reality, manager John Reid was not introduced to the band until after the success of A Night at the Opera (Queen's fourth album), whereas the finished film implies that Reid approached the band two or three years earlier before a recording contract had been signed. This, along with Ottman noting that Fletcher was responsible for the scene where "We Will Rock You" is conceived of three years after it had already been released, makes me think that some of the major chronological gaffes came about near the end of production after Singer had been fired.

I felt bad for Ottman having to make an acceptance speech at the Oscars without mentioning the name of the guy who gave him virtually every editing job he's done for the past twenty-five years!

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#194 Post by tenia » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:45 am

mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:52 pm
That makes me like the guy a bit more, but man oh man, talk about a movie being made by committee
I saw this video before watching the full movie, and while one poorly edited scene shouldn't be made representative of the whole movie, unfortunely, the rest of the movie isn't much better edited than this (though yeah, this probably is the worst moment regarding editing).

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#195 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:28 am

Roger Ryan wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:08 am
In reality, manager John Reid was not introduced to the band until after the success of A Night at the Opera (Queen's fourth album), whereas the finished film implies that Reid approached the band two or three years earlier before a recording contract had been signed. This, along with Ottman noting that Fletcher was responsible for the scene where "We Will Rock You" is conceived of three years after it had already been released, makes me think that some of the major chronological gaffes came about near the end of production after Singer had been fired.
I got the impression that the film thoroughly tweaks and changes every detail of their real life story, to the point where it's complete myth-making, far moreso than The Buddy Holly Story. I wouldn't take any of it as an accurate reflection of what happened.

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#196 Post by tenia » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:40 am

Some of these changes seemed so pointless in the way they're not useful at all for the movie, I wondered if they might actually simply be a total lack of knowledge or a disregard about the real life events. While I get changing some stuff to make the movie plays in a more cinematically dramatic fashion, some just looked like pure factual errors. For instance, during the Another One Bites The Dust montage, they show an album disc turning in the background, and that's News of the World. I have no idea why they chose to show this one rather than just showing The Game, since it has no use except illustrating the montage with a disc playing, but the movie seemed full of small things like that.

Additionnally, hearing in the extra features Graham King seemingly believing the Live Aid show really was the band getting back together after a long time without playing together wasn't helping the movie was partially done by people who did no research whatsoever about this kind of things.

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#197 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:50 am

That seems to be a running theme with the Best Picture nominees. "Really? Shirley had a family and they're still around? I guess I should've researched this before we made the movie!"

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#198 Post by tenia » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:54 am

I mean yeah, what is this Wi-ki-pe-dia thingy everybody keeps telling me about ? I guess it's another stuff that young people uses and that will fade in a matter of days.

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#199 Post by Fiery Angel » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:55 pm

tenia wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:40 am
Some of these changes seemed so pointless in the way they're not useful at all for the movie, I wondered if they might actually simply be a total lack of knowledge or a disregard about the real life events. While I get changing some stuff to make the movie plays in a more cinematically dramatic fashion, some just looked like pure factual errors. For instance, during the Another One Bites The Dust montage, they show an album disc turning in the background, and that's News of the World. I have no idea why they chose to show this one rather than just showing The Game, since it has no use except illustrating the montage with a disc playing, but the movie seemed full of small things like that.

Additionnally, hearing in the extra features Graham King seemingly believing the Live Aid show really was the band getting back together after a long time without playing together wasn't helping the movie was partially done by people who did no research whatsoever about this kind of things.
The best/worst was the first U.S. tour montage, when the band was playing 1978's "Fat Bottomed Girls" in 1974.

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#200 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:04 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:52 pm
That makes me like the guy a bit more, but man oh man, talk about a movie being made by committee
I could afford to be magnanimous too if I won an Oscar

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