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  1. 44 minutes ago, Cam Bert said:

    Now this movie doesn't broach this issue like Star Wars does, but we are in a Galaxy with multiple languages. What if "Elle" has a serial number but it is written in an alien alphabet and number system. When Chief Thor acquirers him, he sees the serial number but can't read it. However, if the lighting is right and you are squinting at the right angle it looks like "Elle". So he just calls him "Elle."

    What if we're misgendering Elle and she identifies as a female and the name Elle refers to her gender because that's the French way of saying a female pronoun?

    EDIT: Did not realize that was the first literal thing Paul mentioned about this robot lol.

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  2. 1 hour ago, sycasey 2.0 said:

    I mean, it's pretty common that actors don't know what's going to happen in the final cut of a movie. They only film their own scenes and aren't privy to everything else.

    I guess I have a different idea of what the tone of this movie is. To me it always felt more elegiac than purely celebratory, as the scene with Wolfman suggests. It's not as obvious about it as the black & white frame in Last Picture Show, but to me the undercurrent is always there.

    But this doesn't feel like one of those situations, and even if it was that points more to how much of an after thought this seemed to be.

    Idk if I would say I felt this was a celebratory feeling that I got from the movie, but definitely I felt like we were supposed to be looking on everything very fondly, especially since it's painted as a nostalgia piece.

  3. 20 minutes ago, sycasey 2.0 said:

    I found Paul and Amy's reading really ungenerous this time. On the one hand, they say it's just a superficial nostalgia trip, but on the other hand they complain about the downer ending. But the downer ending is exactly why it's not just a nostalgia trip! The movie is about the nature of nostalgia and the fact that such things are always fleeting. The Wolfman Jack scene and Ron Howard/Cindy Williams scenes (among others) definitely speak to this idea. Lucas added those title cards because he wanted to remind people of that.

    I get what they were saying, because the "downer ending" wasn't actually part of the movie per se. It comes off like an after thought and so you get this entire nostalgia trip that comes off really clean and then the movie technically ends, but then he puts this unnecessary extra shit at the end to be like lol jk the world sucks. It completely doesn't match the tone of the entire movie, including the music it's paired with. And it's very telling to me that none of the actors knew that was going to happen.

    In my opinion the plane flight at the end is the only way this movie should have ended. It's a hope and a fear at the same time. Leaving everything you know behind is terrifying and exciting and you don't know what's going to happen after that even in your own life. That's a good ending.

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  4. 1 minute ago, Cameron H. said:

    No, I totally get that. The only reason I watched it again was for Unspooled, and I was super apathetic about the prospect. :) I really wouldn’t recommend watching it again if you don’t have the mind to. In my mind, a “good” movie shouldn’t require multiple rewatches. I mean, sometimes it helps, but in my opinion, if it’s truly good, it should grab you the first time.

    I couldn't agree more.

    And I bet in 20 years when the next gen of kids finally all start seeing Dazed & Confused I bet they would say the same thing and just be like, "Seriously? That's it?"

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  5. 3 minutes ago, Cameron H. said:

    Had you seen it before? I only ask because I was thoroughly unimpressed the first time I watched it, but for some reason I was really into it this time. I’m not sure what clicked for me, but I was far more receptive to it on this watch through. On Letterboxd I bumped it from something like two stars up to four.

    But, yeah, I totally hear you, and I get it.

    I've only seen it the once, and it was definitely so hyped up that I was expecting something amazing. Even my mom was like, "Oh my god you've never seen it before!?" And so when I watched it I kinda had the thought of, "That's it?"

    I give it a solid 3 out of 5. There are parts I like, and parts I don't like which makes it solidly okay lol. But tbh I'm not sure if I want to sit through it again lol.

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  6. 3 minutes ago, The_Triple_Lindy said:

    Okay, I got curious so I looked it up. It was the Freejack episode that I was thinking of:

    We had this exchange, and then a caller during "Explanation Hopeline" hypothesized that while Anthony Hopkins' brain was dying, his Jacob's Ladder death dream was about how he was Odin, etc.

    This may not have been the one that you were referring to. Meanwhile, I had forgotten what a fucked up movie Freejack was.

    Omg, I totally 100% forgot about this! I'm amazed at how funny and smart we are lol! But yeah this wasn't the one I was specifically thinking of but I do remember now thinking the same thing about that caller lol!

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  7. 12 hours ago, The_Triple_Lindy said:

    It was something something "a movie that shared a universe with Thor." Don't remember which movie, but I remember being a part of an exchange jumping off from that post and feeling bad that you got sniped.

    And yeah, it blows to get your stuff plagiarized, and I generally agree with everyone who has said so, but partially, I'm of the mind that everybody here knows that tayloranne made that "bifrost bridge joke" (or whatever it was) first, just like everyone here knows that Vegas820 made the comment about Disneyland ride tickets, like, minutes after the boards were even open for Disclosure, and so on. We all know what's up. The callers can't vouch for each other the way the board-posters can.

    It's easy for me to be glib since it hasn't happened to me, I guess. But while I probably first started coming to the boards out of a desire to get read on the minisode, I'm now just as excited to hear which of y'all's posts get read, because we've been talking about this shit for a week and I've read through the entire board a half-dozen times by the time Friday rolls around. So just know, homies, that if you get poached ...


    This did not jog my memory at all omg. I do somewhat remember a bifrost bridge joke but I don't think I can take credit for that one 😂

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  8. On 10/4/2019 at 6:07 PM, Cameron H. said:

    I think I remember when that happened. It’s happened a few other times as well. I want to say it happened to Taylor Anne relatively recently, but I could be mistaken.

    It did happen to me, but I can't remember what episode it was for anymore. I only remember hearing the phone call and thinking, "That's literally word for word what I commented on the boards..." I came onto the minisode thread and complained a bit (classic taylor) and it seemed like they took notice and quit doing calls for C&Os for a while. Alas, here we are again and the same shit is still happening.

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  9. On 10/5/2019 at 6:40 PM, grudlian. said:

    I don't have anything to add except sobe interested in Marilyn Monroe may want to check out the movie My Week With Marilyn. It's set during the filming of Prince And The Showgirl. Itechoes what Amy said about her being not great on set but, once she gets a take right, she absolutely does it better than anyone.

    I would also like to add that everyone should check out Love, Marilyn. It's an HBO Doc that took her journals and letters and had actors and actresses read them out paired with interviews from those alive that knew her. It's beautifully done.

  10. So I find it very interesting that Marilyn found her character to be a little on the dumb side when faced with these two men in drag, because when I watched this movie for the first time I was definitely seeing it through a modern lens and my first thought was, "Oh wow! This girl is so progressive that she's honestly like well these women say they're women so they're women!" That partnered with that brilliant final line, "Nobody's perfect," really planted this as an incredibly modern tale and I believe that's what makes it land and hold up over time.

    Clearly I don't think that's what they were exactly going for, but hell what a good outcome.

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  11. I haven't been on the Unspooled forum in far too long, but I am happy to come back as a resident Marilyn Monroe stan, and as someone who extremely protective of her.

    Literally I came in to this week's episode with arms up ready to fight for her, but obviously Amy is a huge fan of hers as well, and a ginormous Gentlemen Prefer Blondes fan like me, and I was very happy to hear them properly talk about her fragile state in this period of her life as well as her lack of professionalism. Continuously I will go back and forth between my thought process of this movie because I know what it's like to have clinical depression and anxiety and to have people completely ignore it, and we would all be remiss to overlook that she did suffer from mental illness that had not been properly diagnosed. So I can't imagine the trauma her own brain was putting her through, and to add into that the emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of Arthur Miller. On that note specifically, I know also as well as him genuinely blaming her for his lack of muse, he also wrote TERRIBLE things about her in his journals that she later found and had read. I can't remember much, but I do remember the bulk of it being how Arthur thought she was genuinely too stupid to even be around at some point.

    Anyway, back on to this movie. I do think that even when you suffer from mental illness there is a level of having to show up for your life in place, which I imagine was extremely amplified more in the 1950s. It's completely understandable without the support that most of us get these days that she was breaking down. Even with therapy I just can't imagine things were as good back then as they are now. Yet, I'm still torn on justifying how late she was and how much she missed.

    In my work I deal with a lot of movie stills for cable promotional images. It's basically like how Netflix chooses an image from a movie to highlight when you pause or whatever lol. Well I was going through the ones we have for Some Like it Hot at one point, and I was struck by a handful that we had that had been labeled as Marilyn Monroe. I know what this woman looks like better than anyone, and the woman that was in these photos was indeed NOT Marilyn Monroe. I literally stared at them for so long being like, "Is my brain messing with me, or is this not her?" And it hit me... they went ahead and did these promotional photos with a stand in and there you have Jack Lemon, Tony Curtis, and Nameless Blonde Stand In taking the official images for this movie. Clearly at some point they did get Marilyn in for some solo photos because she does show up at some point in our folder of images, but they must have taken the negatives from that and did some old fashioned style Photoshop to get Marilyn's head there.

    I have more points I would love to talk about movie-wise, but I really wanted to start this off talking about Marilyn because I genuinely love her so much. I've been planning on a Marilyn tattoo for quite some time, and I want it done absolutely the best it could possibly be so I gotta start saving a tooon of money for it lol.

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  12. @Smigg. & @GrahamS. I want to honestly thank the both of you for opening up to us all. I know personally how hard it is to even talk about this, but y'all are doing a good thing (much better than this fucking movie) and we're all here with y'all. My experiences with sexual assault and harassment started when I was just 11 years old, and has continued well into my 20s, so I seriously want to thank y'all for sharing today.

    To make an incredibly dark subject light again because I'm sure none of us can deal without trying to make each other laugh I present this.


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  13. 11 hours ago, PollyDarton said:

    It's Nikon D90 with a 20-200 lens. I have a cool portrait lens, too, but I'm not much of an equipment junkie. I work for a theatre and I help them do a lot of different photo projects, mainly their marketing photography. It's an odd little part of my job and I wish I did more than I do. Photography is my jam though and have been doing it since I was a kid.
    This is one of the photos I took that day.


    That's amazing! I legit thought this was an old-timey photo you did a great job at capturing that feel!!!

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  14. I finally got to listen to June's WTF episode with Marc Maron and she's genuinely just the most lovely person and I love hearing more in depth stories about her growing up, going to NYU with Casey, experiencing 9/11 in the middle of NYC, meeting Paul, and describing their kids' personalities. This was the interview I've been dying to hear!!!

    Plus June called out some unconscious bias that Marc laid out and it gave me life to hear her ask, "Would you ask Paul that same question?" and listen as Marc goes oh shit u right watch me back peddle.

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  15. On 9/20/2019 at 5:05 PM, PollyDarton said:

    Funny story. I wrote that post 13 feet in the air. I was doing a photoshoot that needed a birds-eye-view and so I had to climb this rickety scaffolding and once I was up there I was NOT coming down until the shoot was over. So while I had time to kill I wrote the Aluoette post.
    I guess it's not that funny and barely a story... but you guys get the jist.

    Polly why have we never discussed photo stuff!? Is that a Nikon I spy!? Cause I am a Nikon bitch through and through!!!

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  16. On 7/8/2019 at 12:33 PM, SlidePocket said:

    The Great Wall



    Matt Damon - Good Will Hunting, Invictus, The Martian

    Willem Dafoe - Platoon, Shadow of the Vampire, The Florida Project, At Eternity's Gate

    Let us not forget that Matt Damon actually won for the screenplay of Good Will Hunting!

  17. 14 hours ago, GrahamS. said:

    What episode did that happen in? I haven’t heard them all but I’ve listened to a lot. I do not remember that and that would be very entertaining to hear.

    I don't think it's ever happened in earnest, but Paul F Tompkins did turn it into a bit during the After Earth episode I believe lol.

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