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    This is a Todd Haynes film? Apparently his passion project too?? wth

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    That looks impossibly generic coming from Haybnes. Surely there has to be more to it?

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    Read a New York Times Magazine article on the story. While it's typically infuriating corporate indifference-unto-inflicted-suffering, even the real story is still pretty rote in its elements (because we've long come to know that corporations are usually money-horny taintdemons in barely disguised skin sacks who would feed on your baby's dewey eyeballs if given the chance? maybe!). Will probably play pretty much like you'd expect, but perhaps there will be some grace notes from Ruffalo and Bill Camp.
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    A Nic Cage movie I actually want to see!! Hey now!!

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    Damn, Eastwood works fast. (Announced on April, filming started in June, out by December)

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    That's an interesting story and hot damn do I love Eastwood's noir lighting.
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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    That looks impossibly generic coming from Haybnes. Surely there has to be more to it?
    I saw this trailer before Ad Astra and thought the same thing ... and then Todd Haynes name came up at the end I was like "what? really?" It looks like one of Gus Van Sandt's gooey message movies but hopefully there is more to it.
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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Sure, "Trenches" instead of "Dunkirk." IMO, there hasn't been a good WWI movie in half a century.
    I mean... not many options. I assume you mean Paths of Glory was the last good one. That Peter Jackson doco is supposedly good. I like the WWI portions of Legends of the Fall and Lost City of Z but I wouldn't call those WWI movies overall.
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    That looks like a really good drama film.

    I hope I never watch it.

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    I've been waiting 20 years for the proverbial great WWI movie, which as far as I'm concerned still doesn't exist, or only exists as a patchwork of parts of various movies. It should be utterly bleak and violent and depressing and loud, like almost a horror film. I am hoping 1917 is it, but we'll see. I saw the trailer in a LOUD theater with a big screen and it looks amazing.
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    I need someone to explain to me how they expect "1917" to be mechanically or thematically different from, well, every other war movie ever made

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    not all wars are the same
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    Yeah, that doesn't answer my question.

    Also: what?

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    I expect it to be different mechanically because it's about WWI, a very distinct conflict from say, WWII or Vietnam, and one underserved in filmic representation

    Thematically? Probably not much different. But what does that matter?
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    Quote Quoting Milky Joe (view post)
    I expect it to be different mechanically because it's about WWI, a very distinct conflict from say, WWII or Vietnam, and one underserved in filmic representation
    I didn't mean the mechanics of the actual war, but the mechanics of the film itself. Like, this thing will probably look and feel like every other war film, so why is it interesting? I guess we'll see.

    Thematically? Probably not much different. But what does that matter?
    I was just curious about people's interest.

    But themes always matter to movies like this, unless they're made by Michael Bay and the audience only wants to watch shit explode for 3 hours.

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    Mechanically, it looks like a rescue mission played out in real time.

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    The mechanics of the film would/should mirror the mechanics of the war. Any chance at distinguishing itself will be through the distinct visual components of WWI. Look at Paths or All Quiet or the war scenes in A Very Long Engagement, or even that one WWI scene in Twelve Monkeys, and compare those to Saving Private Ryan or Apocalypse Now. They are very different.
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    I generally find the one take concept gimmicky, but it could work in a WW1 trenches context. I imagine constantly marching up and down those trenches over and over felt like neverending time loop.
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    Almost posted this in the Disney live action thread before I saw that it’s actually Universal (although namedropping both Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent + having RDJ indicate strongly that Universal really wants people to think that way lol)





    More than anything though, it has me wanting to read Mark Harris’ Pictures at a Revolution again.
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    That's strange. I don't remember Doctor Doolittle being a Jack Sparrow-esque adventurer.

    Also Stephen Gaghan directed this??? Talk about a fall from grace.
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    Quote Quoting Ivan Drago (view post)
    That's strange. I don't remember Doctor Doolittle being a Jack Sparrow-esque adventurer.

    Also Stephen Gaghan directed this??? Talk about a fall from grace.
    The whole thing is really weird. Pretty much feel like studio heads talked about a Pirates of the Caribbean adventure crossed with the Jungle Book/Lion King... How can they do this? And who's the closest thing to Johnny Depp?

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    That’s awful.

    What the hell is that accent he’s trying to do?

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    Maybe take this tweet with a grain of salt, but the production has indeed been pretty troubled. Would be funny if this follows the 1967 film in term of notorious behind-the-scene though.

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