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Old 11-17-2004, 10:10 AM
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a review i heard aknowledged the dreamy non linear feel of the film but he said that was very much a part of Japanese horror cinema and he praised it anyway.
Interesting concept... nonlinear worked well in pulp-fiction. it also worked well in The Highlander. (well, semi nonlinea).

In the grudges case... i believe that is what we writers call "poor writing"

"What the hell, transition whenever you feel like it and dont tie it together well. People will get it anyway. And if they dont, they just arent very sophisticated...."
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Old 11-17-2004, 10:13 AM
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Interesting concept... nonlinear worked well in pulp-fiction. it also worked well in The Highlander. (well, semi nonlinea).

In the grudges case... i believe that is what we writers call "poor writing"

"What the hell, transition whenever you feel like it and dont tie it together well. People will get it anyway. And if they dont, they just arent very sophisticated...."
the japanese in many cases also are like a lot of italian horror which is heavy into style over substance.
Sometimes I can deal with it.. others ... sure it can be tedious.
At least i guess i can see why others wouldnt like it.
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Old 11-17-2004, 10:16 AM
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That would explain a lot.. I cant stand style over substance (okay, so i liked independance day, sue me). I always believed that people who use this technique should leave the writing to someone else.
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Old 11-17-2004, 10:34 AM
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i can be tolerant sometimes.
I find that the Hong Kong filmmakers are the worst.
I mean John Woo is a fun director but people like his early films because they are funny, old fashioned, and dont translate well to english, not because they are brilliant .. technically or otherwise.
everything is slo-mo ...ultra cliche ...
It just doesnt work as well for them ..

I think the italians get away with it because of the huge emphasis they put in the music and camerawork ..
The Japanese horror films are still somewhat musically challanged .. they rely on that cheap keyboard sound to much .. like a Richard Band production ..


anyway i still need to see the damn thing to make up my own mind. if i ever get a chance..

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Old 11-17-2004, 11:07 AM
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On the note of italian films, suspiria was a huge letdown. it was exactly what i expected of an italian horror flick, wich isnt a good thing in my book.
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Old 11-17-2004, 11:36 AM
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On the note of italian films, suspiria was a huge letdown. it was exactly what i expected of an italian horror flick, wich isnt a good thing in my book.
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well, i know what he means .. they are an aquired taste. I'm fully aware of their shortcomings but i love them never the less..
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Old 11-17-2004, 11:51 AM
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Ilove Mcdonald's double cheeseburgers, and consider a dinner at taco bell "special".... So to each his own.
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Old 11-17-2004, 01:44 PM
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Old 11-18-2004, 08:15 AM
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try 2000 - 3000 movies i own and havent seen yet ...



how does that happen
i only have about 7 which are still waiting around for viewing
of course i don't open them up until ready to watch
is your case the same?
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