User Tag List

First 123 Last

Results 11 to 20 of 23

Thread: "Cloud Atlas"

  1. #11
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/sx
    Socionics
    ILE
    Posts
    11,925

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    Speed Racer wasn't bad, actually.
    The trailer made me scoff at first, but my friends dragged me to the midnight show and I was surprised at how well it worked.
    Better than 90% of the Hollywood crap that is released nowadays at least.

    I'd be down for a sequel, but the original was box office poison.
    My best guess is that critics hated Speed Racer because it gave them seizures.

  2. #12
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Posts
    1,232

    Default

    I believe it got bad reviews. Can't remember.
    Nonetheless, most people weren't interested in it at the time.

    But I do remember that Summer of 2008.
    ALOT of competition that year. Iron Man, Tropic Thunder, Wall-E, The Dark Knight.

    Speed Racer was just a placeholder for those.

  3. #13
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/sx
    Socionics
    ILE
    Posts
    11,925

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    But I do remember that Summer of 2008.
    ALOT of competition that year. Iron Man, Tropic Thunder, Wall-E, The Dark Knight.
    And Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Which reminds me, I watched TGWTG review Temple of Doom, and I agreed with him completely. And I loved how he brought up the dingy flying over a cliff and how it gets a free pass next to surviving a nuclear blast in a refrigerator.

  4. #14
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Posts
    1,232

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ü View Post
    And Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Which reminds me, I watched TGWTG review Temple of Doom, and I agreed with him completely. And I loved how he brought up the dingy flying over a cliff and how it gets a free pass next to surviving a nuclear blast in a refrigerator.
    Oh, yeah! I forgot about that one.
    Truth be told, I didn't want to remember it.

    I saw that one opening night and took my mother the next day for her birthday.
    At least I got to eat movie popcorn two days in a row. I don't know.

  5. #15
    @.~*virinaĉo*~.@ Totenkindly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    FREE
    Enneagram
    594 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ne
    Posts
    42,333

    Default

    I just saw it tonight.

    I could tell it was long, but it didn't get dreary to me because it kept cutting between all six stories, and kept a decent narrative link between them so that much of the time they either played into each other thematically or scene-wise.

    There were a few spots that seemed a little out of place (like the gun chase in 1973, or the Mister Hyde vision that keeps appearing to Hanks throughout the section where Hugh Grant plays a cannibal), but even the futurist fights/chase seemed to fit decently.

    The acting was pretty decent (although Hanks was a little off on his accent in spots), and the makeup is pretty amazing. Not perfect, there's only so much you can do, but sometimes actors remained pretty unrecognizable in their various roles.

    Not just writing but also editing this movie must have been a real bitch, and I think it deserved better on overall scores. It's one of those pieces that either will be meaningful to you and thus moving, or it won't be and thus won't seem to be a big deal. But as someone who has had experiences being marginalized by the system, as well as someone who views humanity as all part of the same cloth and is tremendously bothered by how we draw petty distinctions among each other simply to ostracize, control, exploit, or limit each other, I was very moved by some scenes to the point of shedding tears more than once. (I was most moved by the 2144 sequence in Neo Seoul, and by the gay composer sequence.)

    (as comparison, I might be able to say that a movie like Malick's "Tree of Life" was more artistic, but I carried nothing away from it that was useful to me.)

    I think the line that I brought out of Cloud Atlas, for me personally, is that maybe we are each only one drop in a huge ocean (so what can we possibly do?), but then again, the ocean is made of a multitude of drops. And Somni-451 was compelled to speak her truth even if it was going to be squelched. When you experience something profound and real, how can you remain silent even if the penalty is death? There are some things that run far deeper than life, and death itself is just a door.

    Ben Whishaw was EXCELLENT as Frobisher, btw, and I think he is playing the new Q in "Skyfall," out in ten days.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

  6. #16
    Alexander the Terrible yenom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    1,755

    Default

    fucking INFJ movie. INFJs might like it, but i don't understand what it is saying or how the stories are connected, other than universal theme of struggle against slavery and quest for freedom against the social order.
    The fear of poverty turns people into slaves of money.

    "In this Caesar there are many Mariuses"~Sulla

    Conquer your inner demons first before you conquer the world.

  7. #17
    morose bourgeoisie
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    MBTI
    INFP
    Posts
    3,860

    Default

    I thought it was brilliant, although I understand that it's not for everyone.
    I enjoyed the interconnection of the stories, minor though it was.
    The Mr Hyde character that Jennifer mentioned seems like it was inspired by the theory of 'the bicameral mind'...

  8. #18
    @.~*virinaĉo*~.@ Totenkindly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    FREE
    Enneagram
    594 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ne
    Posts
    42,333

    Default

    Since I have a kinship with INFJs, I can acknowledge that criticism by yenom.

    ... interesting connection to the bicameral mind. I need to read more about that, it's been awhile since last I read of it.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

  9. #19
    morose bourgeoisie
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    MBTI
    INFP
    Posts
    3,860

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Since I have a kinship with INFJs, I can acknowledge that criticism by yenom.

    ... interesting connection to the bicameral mind. I need to read more about that, it's been awhile since last I read of it.
    Bicameral means 'two chambers'. It refers to the idea that, in the distant past, around 4,000 BC(?) man had only primitive consciousness, and little self awareness. This caused ideas and thoughts to be attributed to an external authority, god or angels, etc, but not to one's one mind; hence, two chambers within the psyche. I think that about right. Been a long time for me too.

  10. #20
    @.~*virinaĉo*~.@ Totenkindly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    FREE
    Enneagram
    594 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ne
    Posts
    42,333

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Stanton Moore View Post
    Bicameral means 'two chambers'. It refers to the idea that, in the distant past, around 4,000 BC(?) man had only primitive consciousness, and little self awareness. This caused ideas and thoughts to be attributed to an external authority, god or angels, etc, but not to one's one mind; hence, two chambers within the psyche. I think that about right. Been a long time for me too.
    yes, in my quick skim, the modern-day notion of self-consciousness and abstracted thought where we can consciously dialogue with ourselves is a recent advancement in human thought, a progression from the bicameral approach...
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

Similar Threads

  1. Quotes to Motivate You to *Get To Work*
    By Usehername in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 09-21-2014, 12:36 PM
  2. Colorful Sayings/Quotes
    By ladypinkington in forum The Bonfire
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 05-10-2010, 06:28 PM
  3. Words of Wisdom, Inspiring Quotes, etc
    By rivercrow in forum The Fluff Zone
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 11-21-2008, 06:39 PM
  4. [MBTItm] Quote on Intution
    By heart in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-15-2007, 01:28 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO