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Generation Um
ARYA
2012-07-19 04:46


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@Luca, agree that comparisons are nonsensical. I've seen it in English now and its too much fun to hear him belch. teehee. Much better than that sad little belch in the bathroom.
LucaM
2012-07-19 04:56


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You got your DVD? you lucky thing you...
ARYA
2012-07-19 05:31


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Softie
2012-07-19 14:03


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@Luca, agree that comparisons are nonsensical.

I'm sorry Arya, did I miss something? Where in Luca's post did she say comparisons are nonsensical?

I was responding to your comment "This is truly THE edgiest movie Keanu has made to date", isn't that comparison, when you position the movie against everything he's ever made before it? I was just having a little discussion, no need to be so dismissive (and indirectly, at that) just cause my opinion contradicts yours.

And Luca, I agree that there is something more allegorical about MoPI, it definitely plays with dreams and surreality. But I was thinking of risky and edginess more of what the actors had to do, and how much they were exposing themselves by doing these roles. Also, in that it is dealing with young, homeless prostitutes hustling in bus station bathrooms and the like and there are some pretty disturbing stories told about some of the hustlers experiences...

LucaM
2012-07-19 16:52


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Where in Luca's post did she say comparisons are nonsensical?

I didn't, not literally :)
but I said I won't name names ;)
sorry, I tend to be a bit cryptical sometimes. will try to do better.


But I was thinking of risky and edginess more of what the actors had to do, and how much they were exposing themselves by doing these roles. Also, in that it is dealing with young, homeless prostitutes hustling in bus station bathrooms and the like and there are some pretty disturbing stories told about some of the hustlers experiences...

true, that. Guess I overlooked that aspect. Thanks for pointing it out.
ARYA
2012-07-19 23:27


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@ Softie, I still find GenUm to be the edgiest movie he ever made. The comparisons comment was regarding not naming names. Sort of a rephrasing for Shakespeare's "All comparisons are odious" Sorry to confuse you so indirectly.
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2012-07-19 23:46


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tini4
2012-07-20 15:31


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http://vimeo.com/46039884

...finally English (I try to not see subtitles)... ;)

ARYA
2012-07-20 21:34


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Now everyone interested can see it. @tini4, I usually turn on subs so I don't miss any dialogue. It was an interesting experience to see a new Keanu Reeves movie in a dubbed language. But of course, I want a legally distributed copy for any extra features. Blu-ray would be nice...
ARYA
2012-07-20 21:58


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http://nation.towergaming.com/2010/05/voltage-pictures-filing-lawsuits-against-downloaders/

http://nation.towergaming.com/2010/05/voltage-pictures-filing-lawsuits-against-downloaders/


just throwing it out there.

Anakin McFly
2012-07-20 22:40

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argh.
When will these people ever learn.

...A tiny part of me actually looks forward to the day when movie studios and other entertainment producers are successful in stamping out piracy altogether, and then get confused when all their revenues drastically plummet.

A while back I read an article mentioning a study that showed how the most prolific media pirates bought about ten times as much original media as the average person, or something like that.

ARYA
2012-07-20 23:04


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When I read the letter in that response, it was revealing of the problem. Those that use the term "moron" are often quite moronic. Isn't it ironic? :)
LucaM
2012-07-21 03:21


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tini - many, many, many thanks for that link . :)

oh, what a world of difference intelligible dialogue makes...

It amuses me that, when watching the film with the Thai dubbing, I got some of the details wrong (the girls' names, the 'true' owner of the cat :D) but somehow got the overall idea (and picture) right.
intuition ;)

"So where's the clarity?"
It's in the camera. It's when watching the world through a lens.


[...]

I still have to figure out a few things - such as what are those paper slips in the envelope and just who are Charles and Lizzy.

But with each viewing I love this movie more and more.



ARYA
2012-07-21 04:56


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@LucaM, I believe the slips of paper are the receipts from the jobs the girls have done and John so thoughtfully/obsessively put in alphabetical order. Charles is the pimp and that actor is also on Rescue Me (I think). Lizzy might be the woman with the desk that sets up the jobs?
I love it more every time I watch it too. Like you said from the beginning, I also can see why he did this movie and why it did not get distribution.
ARYA
2012-07-21 05:02


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Did I mention how nice it would be to have Reeves doing commentary from beginning to end without anyone else? On the blu-ray dvd 2 disc set that includes all the footage shot, including rehearsals and outtakes. It would be nice. :)
LucaM
2012-07-21 05:03


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ARYA - thanks for the help :)

re: Did I mention - don't you want a cupcake with that,too? on the house ;)

tini4
2012-07-21 05:18


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Not at all, LucaM :) I'm really happy to share.

Thank you all for comments, I love to read them!

P.S. I fell in love with this movie...

ARYA
2012-07-21 05:30


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awwwww yes a cuppycake. IIRC it was a gluten free cupcake. And did you see him using his finger for the egg yolk? I will shut up now.
LucaM
2012-07-21 05:37


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I will shut up now.

please.
'cause DAMN.

Joke
2012-07-21 15:28


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Anyone else got that he's the luckiest guy song stuck in their head ?

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