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Re: Film: Mandy

Postby Tommy Alpha on Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:06 am

Adam Sr wrote:I was looking forward to seeing it but it's becoming clear the director comes from the Behold the Reference School of Filmmaking.


Same. I was going to go to a late night showing at the Prince Charles, but the thread above is making me reconsider.
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Re: Film: Mandy

Postby Redline on Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:19 pm

You guys have to stop being so mean to Hollywood.
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Re: Film: Mandy

Postby Tommy on Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:40 pm

I LIKED IT! Shit, everyone stop being so damned cynical. Just treat it like a horror movie. Everything doesn't have to be overanalyzed. It's entertaining! It's fun! Who cares if it is derivative in spots?!
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Re: Film: Mandy

Postby Bernardo on Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:15 pm

In interviews Panos Cosmatos has said as much, noting that he thinks of his films primarily as being “collectors’ items or pop culture artifacts,” with his modus operandi not being that “this is a story I want to tell,” but instead that “this is an object,” and what are its themes and aesthetics, and how do I merge them into something like a sculpture?”


http://thequietus.com/articles/25465-mandy-review
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Re: Film: Mandy

Postby A_Man_Who_Tries on Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:38 am

Dave N. wrote:I thought it was terrible. Visually interesting, but terrible.


This. I wonder how smooth its production was, given the shifts almost between one half of the film and the other. I'd be willing to bet the director had his arm twisted along the way and the whole suffered for it. You can't be half-pregnant.
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Re: Film: Mandy

Postby Tommy on Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:54 pm

A_Man_Who_Tries wrote:
Dave N. wrote:I thought it was terrible. Visually interesting, but terrible.


This. I wonder how smooth its production was, given the shifts almost between one half of the film and the other. I'd be willing to bet the director had his arm twisted along the way and the whole suffered for it. You can't be half-pregnant.


I'm not sure how much push back dude was given, since the production company (Legion M) is fan/crowdsourced.
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Re: Film: Mandy

Postby Redline on Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:14 pm

Still not playing in Milwaukee...Or Wisconsin, for that matter. Wahhh...
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Re: Film: Mandy

Postby Tommy on Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:32 pm

Redline wrote:Still not playing in Milwaukee...Or Wisconsin, for that matter. Wahhh...


Blu-Ray/DVD is out at Halloween. Might still be VOD at the usual places.
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Re: Film: Mandy

Postby A_Man_Who_Tries on Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:23 am

Tommy wrote:I'm not sure how much push back dude was given, since the production company (Legion M) is fan/crowdsourced.


That's disappointing. Seemed like a viable reason for how it turned out
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Re: Film: Mandy

Postby Redline on Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:57 am

Tommy wrote:
Might still be VOD at the usual places.

I found out last night that it's VOD on Good old Warner/Spectrum overpriced cable...But I want to see in in a theatre.

Oh well, I'll wait a week or so...Then it's pay per view time. This looks like a quality film.
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Re: Film: Mandy

Postby Johnny C on Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:41 pm

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Re: Film: Mandy

Postby Johnny C on Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:58 pm

I really loved it. I think the glacial pace is crucial to not just the atmosphere but the structure of the movie. Also makes it play out in a really fascinating way on a theatre screen, which is 100% how this movie's supposed to be watched. In a better time it would have been a midnight movie staple.

Not sure I understand why it's suddenly a problem for your movie to explicitly reference other movies. First Reformed is, right from Paul Schrader's own mouth, just Winter Light and Diary Of A Country Priest - plot-wise and visually! - with a layer of climate politics, and it's probably the best movie of the year. C'mon!

Also, not that this takes away from how #problematic or #tropey the inciting incident for the back half of the movie is, but I think you can read a bit of contemporary political resonance into how the entire action of the movie is driven by the psychic wounding of fragile masculinity being met with physical violence.
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