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On 29/12/2019 at 19:21, MC Prussian said:

Me and my history-loving friends will be all over Mendes' newest movie:

 

I'm going to try and see it tonight. Has anyone seen this yet?

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14 minutes ago, Detroit Blues said:

I'm going to try and see it tonight. Has anyone seen this yet?

Tried to see it yesterday and was first told that there wasn't a showing at that time. 

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1 hour ago, urban.spaceman said:

1917.
 

Fresh out of the cinema.

 

One of the best film experiences I have ever had.

 

Speechless.


Awards a plenty for that baby ...

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1917 is superb. Watched it today and can understand the hype behind it. The two main actors are amazing. 

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Yep, totally on the 1917 hype train. Not an all out "war film" like Saving Private Ryan etc, more a piece of excellent story telling. Pretty grim in parts as well, doesn't shy away from the brutality of the setting which I was a little worried it would do given the trailers I had seen. 

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Great film. Although from my opinion it was too over-hyped in the media. For me it follows along similar too Dunkirk. I don't think it's personally better than saving private ryan although this would be in my top 5 best war films. i would give it a solid 7.5/10. 

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43 minutes ago, foxoffderby said:

Once upon a time in Hollywood...I didn’t get it 

agreed last 20 mins a good but unless you know the history of Sharon Tate, it makes little sense. 

 

It should come with a disclaimer to do your homework before you watch it. 

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If i was a betting man i would have Parasite to win a couple of oscars. Its the only 10/10 film i have seen for a while. If youve not seen it (doesnt come out over here for a month or so) i would advise watching it but dont watch any trailers or read about it just go in blind and watch it. 

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Best film

Le Mans 66
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Parasite

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Philips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Best Actress

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Actor

Antonio Banderas, Douleur et gloire
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

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29 minutes ago, Dr Marco said:

Best film

Le Mans 66
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Parasite

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Philips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Best Actor

Antonio Banderas, Douleur et gloire
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

My picks based on what I've seen out of them. 

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Finally watched BlacKKKlansman and was a bit disappointed really. It wasn't shit but was expecting more having read the reviews. 6.5 / 10

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Finally watched all the band of brothers episodes, what a fantastic series, directed brilliant, and a fitting touch having the veteran’s each episode, especially last, quite sad! God bless them all

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43 minutes ago, lestajigs said:

Finally watched all the band of brothers episodes, what a fantastic series, directed brilliant, and a fitting touch having the veteran’s each episode, especially last, quite sad! God bless them all

Watch the pacific next! 

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21 minutes ago, goose2010 said:

Watch the pacific next! 

Yes will do mate, i’m  not sure it will beat this, because i’m a lot more clued up On the battles in Europe, then in asia, but i have heard its just as just as good

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20 hours ago, lestajigs said:

Yes will do mate, i’m  not sure it will beat this, because i’m a lot more clued up On the battles in Europe, then in asia, but i have heard its just as just as good

It is slower to get going but is historically quite accurate, focusing on a few characters in the US Marine Corp, The battles for Guadalcanal, the Sergeant who won the medal of honour but would not stay in the States doing promotion tours and then won the Navy cross, the fighting on Iwo Jima really comes across as bloody and brutal.

One of the actors may look familiar since he could out run a Raptor :teehee:

A little taste,

 

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Saw 1917 this evening. Can only add to the plaudits, an incredible piece of cinematography, it'll be winning that Oscar hands down.

 

I did enjoy playing "spot the cut" though. :D

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8 hours ago, Trav Le Bleu said:

Saw 1917 this evening. Can only add to the plaudits, an incredible piece of cinematography, it'll be winning that Oscar hands down.

 

I did enjoy playing "spot the cut" though. :D

Same lol

 

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14 hours ago, Trav Le Bleu said:

Saw 1917 this evening. Can only add to the plaudits, an incredible piece of cinematography, it'll be winning that Oscar hands down.

 

I did enjoy playing "spot the cut" though. :D

 

5 hours ago, StanSP said:

Same lol

 

As a video editor I couldn't avoid it.

 

I'm pretty sure at one point they'd chroma key'd one of the actors on a green screen to place it over the cut.

 

Genius.

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19 minutes ago, urban.spaceman said:

 

As a video editor I couldn't avoid it.

 

I'm pretty sure at one point they'd chroma key'd one of the actors on a green screen to place it over the cut.

 

Genius.

What's chroma-key-ing? 

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Just now, StanSP said:

What's chroma-key-ing? 

Basically using green screen to replace the background or place an object or person into a scene.

 

There was a bit near the beginning when they were going through no mans land where Blake walked in front of Schofield, filling up the whole frame, and there was a tiny tiny jerk of the camera as it started to follow Schofield instead.

 

It was either chroma key or it was part of the transition from the camera man to crane or wire or vehicle.

 

Seriously brilliant filmmaking.

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