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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby addley on Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:35 am

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Me Again wrote:There was some interview floating around online of Refn and William Friedkin talking about each other's films


Comedy gold::


It's Refn making me laugh, that dude cracks me up



I haven't seen his movies in a while but I remember pretty much loving Drive, as well as Only God Forgives, what a masterpiece
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby numberthirty on Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:50 pm

Why am I not surprised?

- https://bloody-disgusting.com/tv/3589265/maniac-cop-nicolas-winding-refn-promises-neon-soaked-cocaine-fueled-series/

“Maniac Cop”: Nicolas Winding Refn Promises a “Neon-Soaked” and “Cocaine-Fueled” HBO Series!
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby Me Again on Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:08 pm

Have been wondering when commercial film lighting will reach peak neon, and it's overuse will become passe. Thought for sure it was close to its nadir with that Hulu movie I'm Just F***ing With You (which I couldn't even finish), but apparently the well hasn't dried up yet.
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby Me Again on Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:12 pm

Damn autocorrect has the post saying it's instead of its.
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:29 pm

Me Again wrote:peak neon


Not yet

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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby Me Again on Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:01 pm

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Me Again wrote:peak neon


Not yet

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That's ^^^ more just "colored lighting," which will always be fair game in photography and film (see: Fassbinder's Lola, one of his weakest films, but extraordinary from the standpoint of creative artificial lighting).

Am talking more about the trend of newer directors drenching their movies in a quasi-neon glow, somewhat conspicuously almost, as if to hide the lack of interesting narrative content. I'm Just F***ing With You is the most egregious example of this I've seen. Like, "Nevermind this boring half-baked screenplay, let's just turn The Good Time Knob up to eleven and let that do all of the introductions."
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:51 pm

Just finished season 1 of Too Old To Die Young and it was fucking amazing. Loved it. Jimmy McDonough cameo in the last episode!
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby dipsophonic on Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:02 pm

I thought drive was awful, and the soundtrack EXTRA awful.

That said still NOT CRAP.

Only God Forgives, is fantastic, and Too Old to Die Young, is pretty fucking amazing.

Music in Too Old to Die Young, also fantastic.
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:53 pm

dipsophonic wrote:I thought drive was awful, and the soundtrack EXTRA awful.

That said still NOT CRAP.

Only God Forgives, is fantastic, and Too Old to Die Young, is pretty fucking amazing.

Music in Too Old to Die Young, also fantastic.


I loved Drive. The wheelhouse Refn works in is so heavily stylized that I figured that anyone who didn’t like it would hate Too Old To Die Young, but I’m happy to be proven wrong! I don’t know why more people aren’t talking about this show.
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby dipsophonic on Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:03 pm

llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:
dipsophonic wrote:I thought drive was awful, and the soundtrack EXTRA awful.

That said still NOT CRAP.

Only God Forgives, is fantastic, and Too Old to Die Young, is pretty fucking amazing.

Music in Too Old to Die Young, also fantastic.


I loved Drive. The wheelhouse Refn works in is so heavily stylized that I figured that anyone who didn’t like it would hate Too Old To Die Young, but I’m happy to be proven wrong! I don’t know why more people aren’t talking about this show.


I think my hang-up with the movie was Ryan Gosling. But then, Gosling is great in Only God Forgives.
I don't have any particular dislike for him, I just didn't understand him in the role and it took away from the whole movie for me. Also that bullshit soundtrack - I probably developed a stronger dislike of the film hearing the fucking "A Real Hero" song or that Kivinsky "Nightcall" bullshit.

I fucks with all kinds of millenial vaporwave garbage, but that trash? :smt018
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby Tommy on Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:34 am

llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:Just finished season 1 of Too Old To Die Young and it was fucking amazing. Loved it. Jimmy McDonough cameo in the last episode!


Just started watching this and overall I like it. But holy shit does it drag scenes out. Like all of them. Cut ALL of this shit in half and maybe it's amazing. As-is, I'm having trouble not falling asleep. Watched 3 episodes and probably slept for 30 minutes of it. Not hyperbole.

Still, I like the story and the tone. Visually it's super interesting.
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:20 pm

Tommy wrote:
llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:Just finished season 1 of Too Old To Die Young and it was fucking amazing. Loved it. Jimmy McDonough cameo in the last episode!


Just started watching this and overall I like it. But holy shit does it drag scenes out. Like all of them. Cut ALL of this shit in half and maybe it's amazing. As-is, I'm having trouble not falling asleep. Watched 3 episodes and probably slept for 30 minutes of it. Not hyperbole.

Still, I like the story and the tone. Visually it's super interesting.


My wife described it as ‘that bloody show where they stare at each other’
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby Tommy on Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:12 pm

llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:
My wife described it as ‘that bloody show where they stare at each other’


She is not wrong.
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby dipsophonic on Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:17 am

Tommy wrote:
llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:
My wife described it as ‘that bloody show where they stare at each other’


She is not wrong.


I LOVE that about the show.
It's a dadaist level of intention.

person 1 asks question
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby Tommy on Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:34 pm

dipsophonic wrote:
Tommy wrote:
llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:
My wife described it as ‘that bloody show where they stare at each other’


She is not wrong.


I LOVE that about the show.
It's a dadaist level of intention.

person 1 asks question
15 second pause
person 2 says "no"


I probably would have been way into it in my 20s. Pushing 50 I've gotten WAY less patient for lengthy pauses (film and conversation) and straight up noise (music). At the same time I've fully embraced repetition.

While visually stunning, I'm not sure I could even make it through 2001 today.
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby tmidgett on Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:22 pm

Tommy wrote:I probably would have been way into it in my 20s. Pushing 50 I've gotten WAY less patient for lengthy pauses (film and conversation) and straight up noise (music). At the same time I've fully embraced repetition.

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While visually stunning, I'm not sure I could even make it through 2001 today.


Kind of the same way, and I rewatched 2001 a few months ago. Liked it even more!

I didn't know a thing about this guy. Now I want to watch his stuff tho.
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:59 pm

dipsophonic wrote:
Tommy wrote:
llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:
My wife described it as ‘that bloody show where they stare at each other’


She is not wrong.


I LOVE that about the show.
It's a dadaist level of intention.

person 1 asks question
15 second pause
person 2 says "no"


I was riveted by this one scene between the creep dad and the protagonist where it seemed like they were just staring at each other forever. It was a while before I realized the fucking WiFi had gone out and locked up the TV. I was riveted. The show totally conjures its mood by brute force. Love it.
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby Bernardo on Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:53 pm

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dipsophonic wrote:
Tommy wrote:
llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:I was riveted by this one scene between the creep dad and the protagonist where it seemed like they were just staring at each other forever. It was a while before I realized the fucking WiFi had gone out and locked up the TV. I was riveted.


This reads like a Hard Times story.
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby dipsophonic on Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:35 am

llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:
dipsophonic wrote:
Tommy wrote:
llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:
My wife described it as ‘that bloody show where they stare at each other’


She is not wrong.


I LOVE that about the show.
It's a dadaist level of intention.

person 1 asks question
15 second pause
person 2 says "no"


I was riveted by this one scene between the creep dad and the protagonist where it seemed like they were just staring at each other forever. It was a while before I realized the fucking WiFi had gone out and locked up the TV. I was riveted. The show totally conjures its mood by brute force. Love it.


The wifi! :smt005

But yeah, whichever Baldwin bro that is, majorly creepy!
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Re: Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Postby emmanuelle cunt on Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:44 am

dipsophonic wrote:
llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:
dipsophonic wrote:
Tommy wrote:
llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:
My wife described it as ‘that bloody show where they stare at each other’


She is not wrong.


I LOVE that about the show.
It's a dadaist level of intention.

person 1 asks question
15 second pause
person 2 says "no"


I was riveted by this one scene between the creep dad and the protagonist where it seemed like they were just staring at each other forever. It was a while before I realized the fucking WiFi had gone out and locked up the TV. I was riveted. The show totally conjures its mood by brute force. Love it.


The wifi! :smt005

But yeah, whichever Baldwin bro that is, majorly creepy!



Oh goddamn, does anyone recall the post about a PRF'er listening to a 'song' * consisting of words spoken in english separated by a long periods of silence thinking it is so out there and spooky only to find out it an English course cassette?


*I thought it was Ministry but I can't find that post in the c/nc on them.
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