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Old November 5th, 2004, 05:42 PM   #16
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strange intro of the women, very grey looking video-look. Then the real intro of th emovie. Nice. Then the man coughing on the streets. On the zoom in you let me down, cause the head of the actor wasn't focused. So it looked weird. I had to wait 2 seconds to see the man's face. Just doesn't seem logical. The movie takes too long and the yellow looking scene on the beach takes a tadd too long as well and you can feel teh dancers aren't comfortable there. NIce see and outside scenes. I love the sound of nature there. And the transition effects were strange as well (from ebach to room where the old women was lying ). Try to cut more and try to introduce more motion and more storytelling. MOre facts. MORE information!.
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Old November 7th, 2004, 06:36 PM   #17
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I think you will appreciate a great B type comedy/horror movie. If it's been released over there, definiutely rent or buy 'Bubba Ho-Tep'.
Bruce Campbell as Elvis Pressley and Ozzy Davis as John F. Kennedy are great. Brings an insitefull view to the state of our elderly (in any society). And truly funny too.

Look it up in imdb for a synopsis.
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Old November 8th, 2004, 01:16 AM   #18
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Jose, thanx for your review. The focussing of the head of the actor is due to heavy QT compression, the real movie is sharp. I cut to a close-up using the moment somebody walks between the old man and camera. Yes, at the dance scene you can tell from the guy his face that he's very cold (it's almost freezing!). The transitions to the flash backs were done on purpose like this, it's a matter of style and personal taste I think. I agree that the cutting could be more tight, but in a wat we wanted to have a slowely told story. How often do we see eldery people just doing what they are doing?
We often heard people saying about BitterSweet how much was going on in just 8 minutes.

Joe, never heard of that movie. Looking at the site it looks very interesting to watch. I've never seen it over here (The Netherlands) in stores or the video rentals. I might have a better look. I'm not sure what the connection is with BitterSweet, other then they share eldery people in the plot ;-)
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Old November 9th, 2004, 12:20 PM   #19
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Peter: I have Bubba (weird movie indeed) in my collection here,
help me remember and I'll bring it over next time we meet!

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