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Old 11-25-2009, 01:10 AM   #131 (permalink)
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I just watched Eraserhead last night ... David Lynch is a mad man. It's not my favorite, but perhaps after a couple more views it could be. I haven't quite grasped it yet.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:14 PM   #132 (permalink)
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I just watched Eraserhead last night ... David Lynch is a mad man. It's not my favorite, but perhaps after a couple more views it could be. I haven't quite grasped it yet.
Just came here to type Eraserhead, and you beat me to it. That's just one of the greatest bad trips in history. What's even weirder is that it's inspired by his personal life (that guy is definitely twisted).
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:13 AM   #133 (permalink)
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What a horrific small childification of a great book.
Yeah, god forbid someone make a movie DIFFERENT from the book.

Seriously, screw you and kill yourself. We're talking about two very different mediums. All the changes the movie made were perfectly adequate (Gaiman himself was behind most of these changes) and if you're expecting a goddamn word for word translation then you're completely missing the point of movies.

Anyway, people like you are the reason no filmmaker should EVER touch anybody elses work. Because it dosen't matter how f*cking good of a job you do, you can't please idiots who expect a 2 hour perfectly translated circle jerk instead of the filmmaker taking a pre-existing idea and reinventing it to suit his own vision, which anyone with a brain (aka not you) knows is what a good filmmaker does.

Movie adapations that are completely faithful to the books are rarely good, argubly never good. Because they have no reason to even exist. Movie adaptations aren't supposed to be just "the book, now with imagery". There are so many things about books that just don't translate to film at all.

And "small childification?" WHAT THE HELL?

Is this the same movie I've seen? Because it was one of the most disturbing "kids" films I've ever seen. I mean Jesus mother of f*ck.

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Old 12-06-2009, 11:32 AM   #134 (permalink)
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Tim Burton has lost his edge. His last three films were adaptations from other peoples works. Don't get me wrong. He is a true stylist within the Hollywood machine but he is at his best when working from his own canvas. The surreal twists can spring from his own imagination and not someone elses. That's what endeared him to many people. It is so hard to hang onto individuality in Hollywood and anyone who does deserve that is Burton. Unfortunately his surrealism has been sadly lacking recently.
Well. It's because you have so many stylish filmmakers now who are obviously influenced by Burton (such as Del Toro) and so it's harder and harder to compete with these people. Film isn't a competition though. I don't think Burton has lost his edge, his films just don't have the same wow factor his old ones had. But that has more to do with how unique he was back then compared to how much he stands out today, which is not as much. It has nothing to do with a decline in quality. In fact Big Fish and Sweeny Todd is among his very best work IMO.

Besides, moviegoers are stupid in that any filmmaker with a distinctive style is considered a one trick pony. And so Burton has tried to tone down a bit I think, Big Fish and Charlie for example did away with the black and white goth stuff for a more colorful visual style, I admit it's not as distinctively Burton, but hey, he wants to do something different, I can't blame him. People consider the whole goth thing to be rather cliche now so I can undestand why he wants to disassociate himself with that a bit.

Also, I don't think it's bad that he's doing adaptations now, Sweeny Todd was a rather obvious choice for Burton to direct, so is Alice in Wonderland.

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Old 12-06-2009, 03:55 PM   #135 (permalink)
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ha ha boo boo that was great.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:27 PM   #136 (permalink)
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Don't know if this one has been brought up yet, but it certainly should be.
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:50 AM   #137 (permalink)
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science of sleep / la science des reves. / blahblah stupid double names.

normally i dislike things that try to be strange and arty. this i loved, guess it was more surreal seeing on film how your dreams feel when you're asleep. the huge hands thing was awesome, except i always had big toes. actually i'm still pretty selfconcious about my toes
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:00 AM   #138 (permalink)
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i looove the science of sleep. there isn't much to the story but at least it's geniune, and the 'arty' bits are put together well enough to pull off. and lets be honest, who doesn't wanna sail off with bernal in a cardboard ship, mmm
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:21 AM   #139 (permalink)
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Very cool art style in this movie, however besides that there's nothing particularly "trippy" about it unless you're baked.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:46 AM   #140 (permalink)
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I'd also like to add:

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