my favorite scene is "natalie portman grieves and puts on 3-4 dresses in a row"
followed by "Natalie Portman lights sixth cigarette in 90 seconds."
― The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, January 11, 2017 4:56 PM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
my dream life
― surm, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 22:48 (three years ago) link
do we get to see JFK's head explode like a pumpkin?
― akm, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 22:56 (three years ago) link
The lighting accentuates the reconstruction of a fictive past. It's the best element.
― The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), 11. januar 2017 23:41 (thirteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
At times it has exactly the same colors as in this old book from the sixties about JFK that my grandparents had, that I used to sift through. It's a lot like the use of Sony U-matic in No.
The list, btw, because lists are awesome:
1) El Club2) Jackie3) Post Mortem4) No5) Tony Manero
And Neruda will play here in the summer, and I should watch Fuga at some point.
(also, no, there is next to nothing on the JFK administration, but tbf Jackie wasn't part of the administration, so that's kinda hard to blame the film for in my view)
― Frederik B, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 23:00 (three years ago) link
The guy who played JFK was Danish!
I thought you mean Peter Sarsgaard, he's got to be Danish somewhere down the line.
― Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 23:03 (three years ago) link
Wiki says two paternal great-great-grandparents. It's not a Danish surname, though, so I would have guessed Sweden.
― Frederik B, Wednesday, 11 January 2017 23:08 (three years ago) link
ay freddy b tony manero is no way 5th on the list jesus
also fuga apparently is crap
― Islamic State of Mind (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 23:15 (three years ago) link
ach, really wasn't that keen on Neruda at all. the whole meta thing fell a bit flat for me, and the chase aspect of it was without any sort of jeopardy or urgency to make it seem remotely compelling
― Islamic State of Mind (jim in vancouver), Friday, 27 January 2017 20:19 (three years ago) link
chilean press prosaically and provincially annoyed at the depiction of neruda
― Islamic State of Mind (jim in vancouver), Friday, 27 January 2017 20:20 (three years ago) link
I should never see a film on a Friday night--may have nodded off for about 10 minutes early on. I'd like to watch it again at home a few months from now. I found the conception of Jackie Kennedy as really caustic and embittered--things like her line about de Gaulle on a tank--but drifting in and out of her prescribed and more proper role intriguing, and some of the visuals were nice.
― clemenza, Saturday, 28 January 2017 02:42 (three years ago) link
Neruda's the better film, but not by much. Weirdly minor.
― The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 28 January 2017 02:59 (three years ago) link
One of the weirdest things in Jackie: early on--maybe it's the first time she speaks in the recreation of the White House Tour interview--it's hard not to notice how much she sounds like Marilyn Monroe, and right then you hear her say something about the Monroe Room.
― clemenza, Saturday, 28 January 2017 13:45 (three years ago) link
not sure where else to post this
saw Larrain’s Tony Manero yesterday. I thought it was just going to be a dark comedy about a man with a John Travolta / Saturday Night Fever obsession.
I guess you could call it a black comedy but it turned out to be barbarous and unsettling, with a memorable final scene
― Dan S, Sunday, 8 September 2019 00:06 (ten months ago) link
Post Mortem was also interesting. It was apparently filmed in a 2.66:1 aspect ratio using Lomo lenses on 16mm film, and had beautiful subdued colors
didn't love this quite as much, but the final scene was as memorable as the one in Tony Manero
― Dan S, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 02:36 (nine months ago) link
No is a little more conventional as a film than Tony Manero or Post Mortem
― Dan S, Sunday, 29 September 2019 22:40 (nine months ago) link
I’m really impressed by Alfredo Castro after seeing three films featuring him now
― Dan S, Sunday, 29 September 2019 22:41 (nine months ago) link
Castro is very good! Check out From Afar as well, it has gorgeous cinematography by Sergio Armstrong (Larrain's usual photographer) and a great part for Castro.
No was the first I saw of Larrain, and I kind of dismissed him as a crafty stylist. Then I saw El Club and loved it. No still seems funny, feel good and slight tome, but I like it a bit more, since it really is funny. It also helps that it's a bit removed from the hype of 'this TRUE STORY shows the power of advertising!' which but me off at the time. Now it seems more in line with Larrain's interest in storytelling and how it shapes our lives.
― Frederik B, Sunday, 29 September 2019 23:11 (nine months ago) link
I’ve been continuing to watch his films. I just saw El Club. Like Tony Manero and Post Mortem it is solemn but also incredibly savage and strange. It also has beautiful photography, with back-lit washed-out images
― Dan S, Thursday, 10 October 2019 01:06 (nine months ago) link
will watch From Afar
― Dan S, Thursday, 10 October 2019 01:07 (nine months ago) link
A story about institutionalization of denial. The pious moral compromise of the final scene in El Club is another subtly shocking ending for Larrain, it seems like a signature for him
― Dan S, Thursday, 10 October 2019 02:44 (nine months ago) link
haven't rewatched Jackie yet, but Neruda seems so much more watered down and conventional than his earlier films
― Dan S, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 04:15 (eight months ago) link
Nooooo! It has one of my best new filmic ideas, the way that scenes are cut between so many locations, and in the beginning you don't really notice it, because films sometimes do that, but then in the climactic conversation Gael Garcia Bernal all of a sudden notices that he is moving between between places every cut! Because the past is an unstable construction! I love Neruda, kinda thinks it's his magnum opus.
― Frederik B, Tuesday, 22 October 2019 07:31 (eight months ago) link
i didn't really enjoy neruda that much either. i think either tony manero or no are my favourite of larrain's films.
no feels extra relevant this week obviously
― Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 16:21 (eight months ago) link
will have to see Neruda again
Jackie seems better to me than it did the first time I saw it
― Dan S, Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:10 (eight months ago) link
didn't notice that aspect of Neruda tbh
Tony Manero, Post Mortem, El Club were so good
― Dan S, Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:16 (eight months ago) link
Jackie gives a sense of how constantly Jackie Kennedy was watched
― Dan S, Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:54 (eight months ago) link
Ema is v good
― COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 2 May 2020 11:33 (two months ago) link