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  1. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 98 Stop Making Sense

    This is what I'm talking about. Now you see them Now you don't (but look at the pattern) She definitely is more active
  2. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 98 Stop Making Sense

    True or otherwise
  3. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 98 Stop Making Sense

    I re-read the review and I slightly mis-spoke about the audience. Ebert's review mentions he was glad there were no (or few) shots of the audience during the concert since the audience's actions were often out of sync with what the band was performing. In other words, since they couldn't have a camera always filming the audience, the cameramen would have to get "pick up" shots of the audience. Those shots would be taken during a later song so it's not a true depiction of the audience's response to the specific song the band is performing. I can agree with the rationale to leave the audience shots out of it. My issue is with the sound of the crowd. It would have been nice to hear more of them, singing or clapping at the end of a song.
  4. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 98 Stop Making Sense

    I don't understand that either. I was also curious about "consistency" (whatever the movie term is to make sure things are the same on each new take). At one point early on Tina Weymouth loses her long pants (shortly after Slippery People - where everyone jogs on stage). I thought it was an odd costume choice then I'm like "Duh. They filmed four concerts. People aren't going to wear the exact same outfits every night." but the pants stayed off for the rest of the time that I watched. It also seemed like she was wearing some sort of patterned leggings. I saw shadows but then some shadows moved with her legs. I know it's an odd thing to obsess over. It's just I didn't notice anyone else doing any clothing changes (except for David's big business suit of course).
  5. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 98 Stop Making Sense

    Overall I admit this isn't the movie for me. I made it less than an hour (maybe even before Burning Down the House) the first time. Last night I watched it again from just after Psycho Killer onward and stopped at an hour, a song or so after the Tom Tom Club song. (I vaguely remember The Tom Tom Club on the 80's radio but not the song they sang in the movie.) I do appreciate the lyrics being "grounded", by that I mean, they jump all over but still tell a story. I have never understood how Bono can write songs that sounds like a random phrase generator wrote them. Having the subtitles really helped a lot in letting me enjoy the songs.
  6. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 98 Stop Making Sense

    I was reading reviews and one thing made me scratch my head. It needs a little set up. Roger Ebert's review mentions how the cameras focused on the band since the audience reactions would be out of sync with what's on screen. Another review mentions that the band only wanted actual concerts to be filmed, and not to do any studio work since the band would lose the audience energy. It doesn't make sense to me. (I guess the band stopped making sense.) The film works because it ignores the audience but the Talking Heads wanted the movie done this way because they wanted the audience to be there?
  7. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 98 Stop Making Sense

    That impressed me. For me that feeling of space started by seeing just how large the physical stage was before everything was added in. Whenever I go to a concert I'm seeing the finished product so I have nothing to compare to. Seeing how they filled up the space, but it was still small enough for David to run behind the band, was cool. I like that they spread the band out side-to-side instead of front to back. David jumping back over the middle of the stage to come out front again was neat. The entire stage wasn't built to showcase the builders' skills, it was done to showcase the band.
  8. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 98 Stop Making Sense

    So I thought I was hot stuff when I recognized the credits in the Dr. Strangelove style. Big whoop. That's the credit designer's shtick. (Think Men in Black for instance.) https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/11/giving-credit-to-the-guy-who-revolutionized-movie-credits/281714/
  9. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 98 Stop Making Sense

    Stop letting the days go by and start discussing.
  10. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 97 1776

    Trying this again since my original post is chopped up (for want of a close quote tag). Apologies for not participating in my own choice. Now that things are getting back to usual (never normal), I do have some things I'd like to mention. 1) The whole first exchange (Sit Down, John; then Piddle, Twiddle, and Resolve) had me hooked. I had never seen such open snark in a historical movie. The initial debates between Adams and Dickinson were the same kinds of points I had wondered about. When I saw the movie for the first time I was living in or near the Philadelphia area and had been to Independence Hall several times. Figured it was time to see what the movie was like. 2) When I get depressed the last exchange between John and Abigail Adams always helps me. John complains he fears there is nothing left but the discontentment. Abigail replies That response always makes my eyes well up. There are people I consider to be great, accomplished, persistent, admirable people. They seem to think I'm OK so why can't I? 3) Ben Franklin throughout is a hoot. "Oh, Stephen, I only wish King George felt like my big toe all over." (Since Frankin suffered from gout.) I was surprised to learn John Adams' comment about being left out of the history books is reasonably accurate. 4) The distortions of people of honor are distressing, particularly James Wilson of Pennsylvania. James Wilson was a very honorable fellow who had indeed served with distinction as a judge. I can forgive changing the story to come down to a tie but turning Judge Wilson into a fop who, until the crucial moment, served solely as John Dickinson's lap dog, does Judge Wilson a grave disservice. Franklin makes an offhand comment about Judge Wilson having served before but then makes it sound like Wilson can't think for himself because Independence is "a new idea, you clot!"
  11. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 97 1776

    Apologies for not participating in my own choice. Now that things are getting back to usual (never normal), I do have some things I'd like to mention. 1) The whole first exchange (Sit Down, John; then Piddle, Twiddle, and Resolve) had me hooked. I had never seen such open snark in a historical movie. The initial debates between Adams and Dickinson were the same kinds of points I had wondered about. When I saw the movie for the first time I was living in or near the Philadelphia area and had been to Independence Hall several times. Figured it was time to see what the movie was like. 2) When I get depressed the last exchange between John and Abigail Adams always helps me. John complains he fears there is nothing left but the discontentment. Abigail replies
  12. Cinco DeNio

    Sudden Death (1995)

    To the makers of the sequel,
  13. Okay @JammerLea, whatcha got?
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