Originally Posted by MSchu18
Just watched my copy last night after getting it in the mail yesterday... I have to say that the academy overlooking this movie is the reason why I put zero stock in the academy awards abilities... this movie is not only good, it's important.
I didn't have any issues with loading times(oppo 93) but I did have issues with the picture... it's not an issue of resolution, it's an issue with the "hand" or texture of the movie that seems to have been lost in the transfer process. the original movie presentation was outstandingly superb, the images were alive and full of beautiful 65mm color/texture. The BD merely looks great... if there was a movie that I thought would be closer to that "100" score of movies like JAWS that were given in the reviews here.... but it's not. A movie of this quality is why I will get 4k as soon as it comes out in an affordable format.
How is it ‘important?’ It’s not a historically accurate depiction of events I take it? I’m just not sure how you mean ‘important.’
Anyway, I was reluctant to even see this oddly enough out of its topic related to Scientology and whatever that’s all about that I have no real grasp of and how it is seemingly intertwined with some of Hollywood’s most powerful figures. I’ve got enough issues with cryptic secret societies in my life to deal with.
I used to be a HUGE Fiona Apple fan though (not feeling much reciprocation of that btw which has relevance to this sorta). She dated PTA back in the late 90s and he was the subject of much of her music. This is why I am mainly familiar with PTA beyond loving Boogie Nights.
So, I’m outing myself now as what might be interpreted as pretty crackpot. I’ve believed there to be a significant parallel to my admiration of Fiona (and others) and the Jonny Cash story depicted in Walk The Line with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. A college friend of mine’s father was from Johnny Cash’s hometown and went to school with Johnny Cash’s brother and knew the family too which is something I only found out well after the passing of Johnny Cash. I actually caught that film while on a trip out to San Francisco to see Fiona on tour for the first time in 2005. This might just be considered trivia related to my review of this film.
Anyway, I admired Joaquin’s portrayal of Johnny and what seemed to be his honest interpretation of that story and character. I appreciate that he really poured himself into the character and story – I’m not sure if the Cash Family feels the same way about the portrayal, but I at least appreciate that he really gave so much to the interpretation of the story.
I also caught his documentary on Netflix recently, but I wasn’t overly enthused with that portrayal of the behind the scenes of the life of an artist/actor quite frankly. No offense to him personally, but it didn’t reflect well in my opinion, but that’s not the world that I live in and who am I to judge. I’m really not sure that it wasn’t a ‘mockumentary’ frankly.
It did add to the mystique of seeing The Master and how his character exhibits so many of the traits of him as a person or as you would believe after seeing the supposed documentary of his hiatus from acting. The movie itself sort of recalls that PTA Boogie Nights surrogate family of outcasts theme. I quite frankly was left thinking; what a couple of weirdoes, but weirdoes make for an interesting story I suppose. No offense to Joaquin personally. I admire what he brings to the screen.
The picture quality seemed pretty impressive to me, but I’m not the seasoned expert in that arena. I didn’t note any particular stylistic cues for that matter visually. Just seemed like a nice, high quality picture. I was watching it after reading on here it was shot in 65mm and taking note of the detail, etc.
Sorry if I included too much trivia related to my view of the movie…..