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Thread: The Florida Project (Sean Baker)

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    I'm not really understanding the praise for Bria Vinaite here. It was clear from MY viewing that she was not an experienced actor. And after seeing her Instagram page, she's essentially just being herself reciting mono-tone lines. Is this the first time ever someone turned instagram into a viable career? Laughed a lot at some of the kids lines: "The man who lives in here gets arrested a lot" But I echo Dreamdead's thoughts- affecting is a good word choice to describe this. I hate watching movies centered around this theme, it becomes depressing as fuck, but I can appreciate the craft. I wish I had seen this before the Matchies, would have nominated for best editing which is probably the film's strengths.

    Edit: Sorta related- I made plans to go down to Florida for the Star Wars park opening next year. Let's hope they keep that 2019 opening date.

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    I loved this! Reminded me a bit of I Like It Like That from '94. Different stories but both were refreshing in the same manner.
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    I'm not really understanding the praise for Bria Vinaite here. It was clear from MY viewing that she was not an experienced actor. And after seeing her Instagram page, she's essentially just being herself reciting mono-tone lines.
    Yeah, seriously. I found both her character and acting to be cringey as hell. Pretty sure I've seen porn actresses give better performances (not that I uhhh watch porn or anything heh...heh).
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    I'm not really understanding the praise for Bria Vinaite here. It was clear from MY viewing that she was not an experienced actor. And after seeing her Instagram page, she's essentially just being herself reciting mono-tone lines.....
    So what? She reminds me of Holly Woodlawn's performance in Trash.
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    Well, this was great. Baker is a director to watch. His uncanny knack for extracting performances out of non-actors does remind me of De Sica, although in Vittorio's films the protagonists are usually only victims where in Baker's work they actively cause their own downfalls.

    I loved the idea of the fantasy ending as a sharp contrast to the rest of the film.

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    So what? She reminds me of Holly Woodlawn's performance in Trash.
    Well because that's not acting and everyone was saying what a good job she did. Do people come into your house and say you do such a good job eating dinner? Or wiping your ass?

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Well because that's not acting and everyone was saying what a good job she did. Do people come into your house and say you do such a good job eating dinner? Or wiping your ass?
    My impression is that most people plopped into random circumstance and asked to just play themselves will probably come off as a poor copy and won't manage to hold the scene together. I think she did well for what the character and the movie demanded.

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