I was so annoyed by her comment that editing can’t fix a “lousy script”. First, she’s wrong about the script. Second, she’s wrong about editing! Didn’t the director (or editor?) of Patrick Melrose say that Benedict had given them so many different takes of the same scenes that he could have edited them differently and come up with a completely different show each time?
It depends what material they have, I remember one critic talking about actors and editors, saying that a great editor could make an actor look great but not even the better editor could help the actor if there is not any good material to begin in. I read it n Spanish. I’m sure there is a better version of that phrase!
I haven’t watched the movie but I liked the Black List’s script. I think what most critics didn’t like was actually the directing style and a few thought it was a boring theme.
My new one is only 32 bytes (or whatever) now, up from 16 in my old one! I have always turned off my iPad over night, unless I was using it as an alarm. I probably thought we were supposed to!
When I bought my iPad 2 in 2012, they had dropped the prices because Apple wanted to get rid of them to make room for the New iPad. A coworker at the time had the original iPad, and he kept complaining that it wasn’t working very well any more because Apple no longer supported it. I figured that would happen with my iPad, too. But it didn’t! They just kept doing updates on it over the years so it really was completely different from when I first bought it. Then I read somewhere that rather than coming up with new, less successful iPads every few years, Apple had decided to keep the iPad 2 going because it had done so well. So I guess I got lucky!
It’s interesting that although they no longer make the iPad 2, they still sell them! They told me yesterday that they could “swap out” my broken iPad for one that was identical in every way, for $100 less than buying this new one. They seemed very careful not to say “trade in” - I guess “swap out” sounds friendlier! I didn’t go for that because it still wouldn’t have saved all my stuff, which I thought was lost.
I do like this new one, though! It’s so much faster and not as heavy to hold. But I still don’t understand this keyboard, so I will have to look it up today.
I think what most critics didn’t like was actually the directing style and a few thought it was a boring theme.
Those are valid complaints, I guess, but for a regular audience member - not for a film critic. It definitely wasn’t a typical period piece! If that’s what people were expecting, they would have been very disappointed. It was different and unusual and maybe weird in style. I had no problem with that! The subject matter might not be to everyone’s taste, but the connection of Westinghouse to the area where I live makes it especially interesting for me. Again, film critics have to look beyond the subject matter. Obviously, no one will go see a movie they’re not interested in seeing. Just like I will never see that new movie with The Rock, no matter how many positive reviews the film critics give it.
I thought that TCW touched on some unexpected themes like immortality and time travel. And it ends with the start of the film industry, which was so cool to see! I had no idea that Edison had played such an important role in that.
Excellent post mllemass. I personally can't wait to see what this particular director's personally unique touch can bring to this film. I loved his refreshingly different visual and emotional approach brought to a rather commonplace theme in Me, Earl and the Dying Girl, which I thought avoided all the pitfalls of that sort of "teen illness drama" (which I usually loathe completely).
Which just goes to show you that in the hands of certain actors, directors, editors and screenwriters some movies can transcend to a higher level than what their genre usually dictates.
But unfortunately for some critics (and audiences too) they don't want or like anything that takes a different approach - they like the comfort of the familiar and crave the expected.
If a movie steps out of those constraints and offers a novel approach, then it may take time (and someone to champion it) for full appreciation of it to develop.
I have never had a problem with "different" or "quirky" approaches to films. In fact I am actually often attracted to movies because of the director's unique approach. I do hope for ALFONSO GOMEZ-REJON sake this film gets a fair shake at being seen by a wider critic and general audience (without some preconceived biases of its past).
"You're going into the water... short-arse!" - Sherlock
Post by onebluestocking on Jul 22, 2018 4:51:49 GMT
I don't understand why lots of those Twitter posters say things like:
Cumberbatch played Asange too, so...
I'm starting to wonder about him.
Maybe actors SHOULD start being more aware of what they're doing - this could seriously harm his career.
Wouldn't JA as a character be the opposite of his Brexit character? So what does one have to do with the other, aside from newsworthy current events? People are acting like the roles reflect on him personally. I mean, we first heard of Ralph Fiennes playing a Nazi, but that doesn't mean he was one!