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post #211 of 310
1. Did Carey Mulligan's character say she was her husband's lawyer?

2. If yes, how does that jibe with the story hubby tells over dinner of how they met when she was 17?

3. And if yes, are we ever told why she is now a waitress?
post #212 of 310
I just got done watching it. Loved it. It's a near perfect example of a tight, taut, 80s style noir. Most of you internet haters are going to change your tune a few years from now, when it'll be regarded as a classic.
post #213 of 310
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Originally Posted by Penman View Post

1. Did Carey Mulligan's character say she was her husband's lawyer?


No.
post #214 of 310
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Overall, glad I rented!

I wish I did too.
post #215 of 310
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Deciding what is and is not proper to post is the sole responsibility of the moderators and so far as I know you are not a moderator. Take the issue up with them and I am confident they will tell you that discussion here is not limited to technical issues and discussing the artistic merits of a film is allowed. There is a lot more to a film than its technical details.

Spot on.
post #216 of 310
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I wish I did too.

You did not care for it much either Franin?
post #217 of 310
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Spot on.

Then why have mods in the past deleted such posts?
post #218 of 310
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Originally Posted by dvdmike007 View Post

Then why have mods in the past deleted such posts?

While I understand we're here to discuss the technical aspects of a film, I also think it's almost impossible to avoid an opinion or two about the films themselves. We either rent them or buy them, and to me it's fine and/or inevitable to go beyond PQ/AQ, as I personnally never buy a film solely based on its technical merits (when I rent I honestly don't care, cause when I'm interested in PQ/AQ, that's because I want to purchase the film). It helps not to switch back and forth between 2 forums. Specially for new movies that we haven't known for years or decades. When I made my ultra thin review of In Time, I couldn't help but talk about the film as well. Bottom line I agree with you and Franin/gwsat...so there you go, the guy who can't make up his mind!
post #219 of 310
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So its ok as long as the MODS agree with what you are saying? I may just test that then
post #220 of 310
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So its ok as long as the MODS agree with what you are saying?

That's not what I meant. I just don't see it as a big deal if we mention our appreciation of a film every once in a while in this particular forum, but that's just me.
post #221 of 310
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That's not what I meant. I just don't see it as a big deal if we mention our appreciation of a film every once in a while in this particular forum, but that's just me.

Its the negative they had issue with in the past
post #222 of 310
Not a bad film, sort of a pretty boy streetrod Sling Blade. Oddly affected lead develops a relationship with a family that gives his humanity an outlet but he has to destroy that relationship to protect them from the bad people around their lives.

Enjoyed Albert Brooks alot.

Christina Hendricks could have used less clothes.
post #223 of 310
There is another forum at AVS where movie content is discussed:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forum...sprune=-1&f=44
However, this forum is more active.
The lines between the 2 have become blurred, and I don't think that is necessarily a bad thing.

What are we going to do in this forum....argue about BD AV quality ad nauseum?
post #224 of 310
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There is another forum at AVS where movie content is discussed:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forum...sprune=-1&f=44
However, this forum is more active.
The lines between the 2 have become blurred, and I don't think that is necessarily a bad thing.

What are we going to do in this forum....argue about BD AV quality ad nauseum?

Yes that's the point of it
post #225 of 310
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Yes that's the point of it

But don't you get tired of the silliness to the screaming back and forth about AV quality?
Poster A: "This is horrible!"
Poster B: "It's OK."
Poster C: "This is great!"

And no way to prove on this forum who is really right (aka, FUTILE EXCERCISE).
post #226 of 310
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But don't you get tired of the silliness to the screaming back and forth about AV quality?
Poster A: "This is horrible!"
Poster B: "It's OK."
Poster C: "This is great!"

And no way to prove on this forum who is really right (aka, FUTILE EXCERCISE).

I think its the minority that distill it to that level, I think the technical detail people can pull up here is amazing and if we go too far the other way then:
http://www.blu-ray.com/
post #227 of 310
Can someone explain to me how he could smash the car off the cliff/hill near the end of the movie and still have his headlights working?

I liked the movie, but not as much as I expected to. First half moved better I thought.
post #228 of 310
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Can someone explain to me how he could smash the car off the cliff/hill near the end of the movie and still have his headlights working?

I got your answer right here:
post #229 of 310
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Can someone explain to me how he could smash the car off the cliff/hill near the end of the movie and still have his headlights working?

I liked the movie, but not as much as I expected to. First half moved better I thought.

because in real life cars don't explode when they go off hills
post #230 of 310
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because in real life cars don't explode when they go off hills

Fair enough, but I found this jarringly unrealistic, and out of place in this movie.
post #231 of 310
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Fair enough, but I found this jarringly unrealistic, and out of place in this movie.

I didn't look on it as realistic, more as a modern fairy tale
post #232 of 310
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But don't you get tired of the silliness to the screaming back and forth about AV quality?
Poster A: "This is horrible!"
Poster B: "It's OK."
Poster C: "This is great!"

And no way to prove on this forum who is really right (aka, FUTILE EXCERCISE).

No, because everyone's system is different. If it's "horrible" to someone, then we may ask...what kind of display do you have...has it been calibrated...what distance do you view from the screen...have you had your eyes checked recently...etc.

Then there's the screen shots. Some are really bad because of the way it was captured and others truly display the quality of the release...and then the debate on if screen shots really help or not.

It's all very important to know what source was used for the transfer and what if any work was done to the transfer after it was captured digitally .


And that's all ok because this is a technical forum. What's troublesome is when a movie comes to Blu-ray with it's fans waiting with bated breath hoping the best for a quality release, only for one or some to pop in to only mention how crappy the movie is, trash it, and mention how they can't believe any of us "fans" would waist their money on such a title. Of course followed by a rash of defensive replies (on both sides) wasting everyone's time.

It's easier to agree on the "look" (ie transfer) of a movie than it is to agree on weather a movie comes across as to being great, lousy, or worth buying etc.


At least the negative postings in this thread about this movie are constructive, kept to a minimum without many (if any) taking offence as there seems to be a understanding of why someone may not like this movie.
post #233 of 310
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No, because everyone's system is different. If it's "horrible" to someone, then we may ask...what kind of display do you have...has it been calibrated...what distance do you view from the screen...have you had your eyes checked recently...etc.

Then there's the screen shots. Some are really bad because of the way it was captured and others truly display the quality of the release...and then the debate on if screen shots really help or not.

It's all very important to know what source was used for the transfer and what if any work was done to the transfer after it was captured digitally .

And that's all ok because this is a technical forum. What's troublesome is when a movie comes to Blu-ray with it's fans waiting with bated breath hoping the best for a quality release, only for one or some to pop in to only mention how crappy the movie is, trash it, and mention how they can't believe any of us "fans" would waist their money on such a title. Of course followed by a rash of defensive replies (on both sides) wasting everyone's time.

It's easier to agree on the "look" (ie transfer) of a movie than it is to agree on weather a movie comes across as to being great, lousy, or worth buying etc.

At least the negative postings in this thread about this movie are constructive, kept to a minimum without many (if any) taking offence as there seems to be a understanding of why someone may not like this movie.

^ This
post #234 of 310
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No, because everyone's system is different. If it's "horrible" to someone, then we may ask...what kind of display do you have...has it been calibrated...what distance do you view from the screen...have you had your eyes checked recently...etc.

How many times over the years has someone said THEIR system wasn't calibrated, or that their eyes are not perfect, or they don't sit at the optimum distance?
And yet, we still have disagreements among the regulars....


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Then there's the screen shots. Some are really bad because of the way it was captured and others truly display the quality of the release...and then the debate on if screen shots really help or not.

Again, no way to prove any particular set of screenshots are precisely representative of the BD (and I DO pay attention to screenshots).


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It's all very important to know what source was used for the transfer and what if any work was done to the transfer after it was captured digitally.

AFAIK, in all the years of this forum, we have never had someone who ACTUALLY did a transfer come and explain on this site what was done with the transfer or what the original elements looked like when compared to the BD.


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At least the negative postings in this thread about this movie are constructive, kept to a minimum without many (if any) taking offence as there seems to be a understanding of why someone may not like this movie.

Agreed, and that is usually the case.
Most of us understand not everyone is going to agree.
After all...we're human.
post #235 of 310
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You did not care for it much either Franin?

Not really. It put me to asleep so i was hoping to give it another go ( since i bought it on a blind buy ) next week sometime. If it puts me to sleep again im selling it.
post #236 of 310
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Not really. It put me to asleep so i was hoping to give it another go ( since i bought it on a blind buy ) next week sometime. If it puts me to sleep again im selling it.

Not a big deal, Drive is one of those rare films that you either think it's the best or it's the worst. But in this case that usually means the movie didn't click with you. Falling asleep during a movie is about as bad as "honey, not tonight I have a headache".

Don't know about you guys, but I really hate it when I have guests over to watch a film and someone dozes off. It's like total slap in the face and insult to the film esp if it's something really good or a classic. Or if I spent a lot of time creating this great meal and someone won't touch it because "I'm allergic to shellfish". It just throws everything off course.
post #237 of 310
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Not a big deal, Drive is one of those rare films that you either think it's the best or it's the worst. But in this case that usually means the movie didn't click with you. Falling asleep during a movie is about as bad as "honey, not tonight I have a headache".

Don't know about you guys, but I really hate it when I have guests over to watch a film and someone dozes off. It's like total slap in the face and insult to the film esp if it's something really good or a classic. Or if I spent a lot of time creating this great meal and someone won't touch it because "I'm allergic to shellfish". It just throws everything off course.


I dunno, seems like a pretty legit reason not to partake, man
post #238 of 310
Well ill still give it a go, its not the first time i enjoyed a movie watching it a second time.
post #239 of 310
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Originally Posted by Alkaline View Post

I dunno, seems like a pretty legit reason not to partake, man

I know, that was not a good example. What I meant was more like those who are some weird finicky diet with food restrictions like no proteins except tuna or ground turkey.
post #240 of 310
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Don't know about you guys, but I really hate it when I have guests over to watch a film and someone dozes off. It's like total slap in the face and insult to the film esp if it's something really good or a classic. Or if I spent a lot of time creating this great meal and someone won't touch it because "I'm allergic to shellfish". It just throws everything off course.

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I know, that was not a good example. What I meant was more like those who are some weird finicky diet with food restrictions like no proteins except tuna or ground turkey.

Remember, those things happen...and are NOT a reflection on the host.

I have Type 2 Diabetes (aka, The Fat F*ck Diabetes).
I miss my Pumpkin Pies during the holidays...and Halloween candy, but to do anything else is suicide.
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