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1917. Sam Mendes makes a war movie with Benedict Cumberbatch in it.

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7 hours ago, Continental Op said:

American Beauty did not hold up well.  Road to Perdition is a solid movie. 

This. And one of the things that draws me to RtP is the layer of ice that exists amongst all of the characters. It works great with the era & story.. Mendes seems to be drawn to stories where the protagonist is emotionally isolated from his environment (see Skyfall). He's got a great visual eye, that's for sure.

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9 hours ago, DougO said:

I just can't imagine Cumberbatch pulling off a line like, "I reckon this here rifle-gun shoots a might to the right."

And when Alvin said Bobs yer uncle,  and Cor, you're a right little five speed gear box. I just wasn't buyin' it.

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Saw it today, incredibly shot movie and detailed sets.

Quite distracting that the lead looks like Greta Thurnburg though.

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24 minutes ago, GreenspointTexas said:

Road to Perdition is one of the most underrated movies of this century, imo. 

Tom Hanks in what may really be his best role, Paul Newman (no need to say more) and Daniel Craig.  It is really a masterpiece

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10 hours ago, bluto said:

Saw it today, incredibly shot movie and detailed sets.

Quite distracting that the lead looks like Greta Thurnburg though.

The sky was falling though.

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It's a technical masterpiece, and will be up for sound editing and cinematography Academy Awards.  Like film schools will teach classes on it.  It's a technical masterpiece.  My friend is a history nut, and says it's completely historically accurate.  

And that's it.  None of the characters draw you in (although Andrew Scott's character comes close.)  There's one 10 minute scene that gets your attention.

Spoiler

The basement scene with the lady and baby.  It was solid.

The one-take thing was distracting.  It was just them trying to show off how good they were at it.  How many times did they zoom in then pan around to reveal what they wanted you to see, one piece at a time.  The "transisitons" were obvious; dark to light, through a door.  Those were the hidden cuts.  

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Saw it today.  Good solid movie, but the narrative was pretty dry. It reminded me of Dunkirk a bit in that regard. None of the characters really piqued your interest. The celeb cameos were pointless. 

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11 hours ago, Zombie said:

Saw it today.  Good solid movie, but the narrative was pretty dry. It reminded me of Dunkirk a bit in that regard. None of the characters really piqued your interest. The celeb cameos were pointless. 

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One thing that irked me and creative license and such but scofields rifle was established as bolt action but in the sniper scene he got multiple shots off without having to pull back the bolt. 

Gun experts, is there something I'm missing?

Back to my original thought earlier,  set design and details were amazing. Little things like barb wire and the milk not being completely clean were shot beautifully. 

 

 

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you mean when he was sitting on the stairs and turning to shoot every few seconds?  pretty sure he was engaging the bolt action between shots.  could be wrong, though.  

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1 hour ago, Butch Had Not said:

Gun experts, is there something I'm missing?

With practice, you can cycle a bolt gun pretty fast.

 

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I really wanna see a movie on how they shot this movie. Saw this on reddit
 

Looks like this is the vid your post was taken from:

 

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This is a much better cinematography experience than good movie experience. Germans aren’t ever that poor of shooters, and like Dunkirk you get zero emotional attachment to the cast. 
 

Worth watching because how it is shot and the expert directing, but the parts are better than the sum.

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I thought the entire nighttime sequence in the burning city was ridiculous arthouse bullshit.  ruined the movie for me. 

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Road to Perdition is one of the most underrated movies of this century, imo. 
This is probably one of my top five favorite movies. The opening few lines are just really good. The score by Thomas Newman is fantastic too


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the cinematography moves this from a run-of-the-mill movie to something to behold.  When you go in knowing about the long single takes, it makes it even more impressive.

Me likey

 

 

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the movie insists upon itself.  beautifully shot pile of garbage. 

not close to as good as Dunkirk.  doesn’t even begin to approach the same league as SPR. 

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Saving Private Gallipoli 

Yup. That’s exactly what I thought.

I liked it though. Visually stunning and kept moving but felt like the scene at the end was lifted straight from Gallipoli. Makes me want to see that one again btw.

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A visually stunning film. The opening, where the camera follows the two as they walk from a peaceful idyllic green field down into the trenches, the disposition of the soldiers around them changing as they progressed closer to the front line, was masterfully done. As Bluto said, the “no man’s land” and German trench scenes are worth a ticket. There isn’t much character development, but I thought it fit the nature of WWI combat: masses of men sent charging into machine gun fire with little regard.   

Overall, very good; I liked it.

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Best wide release movie of 2019 (technically 2020). Deakins will get oscar for best camera work

 

Best tracking shots in cinema history. Acting was top notch. Visuals and set design were absolutely incredible. If this had a little more character development, it would be a top 25 all time movie for me. Score by Newman (hes always fucking money) was tits.

 

blew Dunkirk outta the water, and is easily the best war movie since The Thin Red Line

 

8.75/10

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11 hours ago, GreenspointTexas said:

Best wide release movie of 2019 (technically 2020). Deakins will get oscar for best camera work

 

Best tracking shots in cinema history. Acting was top notch. Visuals and set design were absolutely incredible. If this had a little more character development, it would be a top 25 all time movie for me. Score by Newman (hes always fucking money) was tits.

 

blew Dunkirk outta the water, and is easily the best war movie since The Thin Red Line

 

8.75/10

troll. 

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12 hours ago, GreenspointTexas said:

Best wide release movie of 2019 (technically 2020). Deakins will get oscar for best camera work

 

Best tracking shots in cinema history. Acting was top notch. Visuals and set design were absolutely incredible. If this had a little more character development, it would be a top 25 all time movie for me. Score by Newman (hes always fucking money) was tits.

 

blew Dunkirk outta the water, and is easily the best war movie since The Thin Red Line

 

8.75/10

Ballgame.

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On 1/12/2020 at 10:27 PM, 0xdeadbeef said:

the cinematography moves this from a run-of-the-mill movie to something to behold. 

By far this was the star of the movie. The movie itself was pretty damn boring. They took ‘saving private Ryan’ type plot and dulled it down, very British of them. Bland and Boring.

dunkirk at least had some interesting side stories. If this wins movie of the year, it’ll be a joke: 

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Saw it last night and was just absolutely in awe of the visuals.  

A lot of valid criticisms in this thread, but for me, the cinematography more than makes up for those.  

I think this is going to win pretty much everything at the Oscars.  

Thread title should be edited because Cumberbatch was in it, what, 5 minutes?  I thought George MacKay was pretty great for a guy I'd never seen before.

 

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Yeah I'm in the camp with the people wowed by how much of a technical achievement of it I can live with the plot contrivancies. I was just blown away by how great it looked. 

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