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Something else I noticed but forgot to mention - the trailer amends 'jihad' to 'crusade'. Probably unavoidable when making a film for these times.


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The colour choices are certainly deliberate and probably appropriate to the source material – I expect the different planets will each have a monochromatic look.



His prior movie Arrival also had a monochromatic look, like it had been drained of much its color so I suspect it's as him liking that look more than anything. I think in some circles it is considered more sophisticated or something.

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Túrin Turambar wrote:
The colour choices are certainly deliberate and probably appropriate to the source material – I expect the different planets will each have a monochromatic look.



His prior movie Arrival also had a monochromatic look, like it had been drained of much its color so I suspect it's as him liking that look more than anything. I think in some circles it is considered more sophisticated or something.


Fair point. I've only ever envisioned Arrakis as a drab, dun environment, so it didn't jump out to me.


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Who cares what he did with a previous film? The only thing that matters is whether it is appropriate for this film. Which it is.

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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
Who cares what he did with a previous film?


I do, obviously.

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yovargas wrote:
Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
Who cares what he did with a previous film?


I do, obviously.


It can be tricky to navigate what a director likes to do in general with what they do on any given film. As you said, if he's used a technique before it becomes a bit overdone, which is unfortunate for when that technique is really appropriate it can seem old already.

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yovargas wrote:
Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
Who cares what he did with a previous film?


I do, obviously.


I didn't mean to be rude, though as so often happens, I'm sure it came across that way. My apologies. Just because I don't understand that point of view doesn't mean that it isn't perfectly valid.

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This is pretty neat:



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Túrin Turambar wrote:
Christopher Nolan's new film Tenet is now out in theatres, in those places where you can go to the theatre. I've watched a couple of video reviews now where the reviewers have kept referring to it as 'Tenant'. It feels like they're doing it just to annoy me.

The reviews have been mixed, with a lot of complaints that the dialogue is indecipherable. I'm curious to see it now to see if this is the case - some people struggled with the dialogue in Nolan's previous films, but I can't say it's ever bothered me. But we'll see. Eventually.


I saw this over the weekend. I personally loved it. Its incredibly clever, and having watched it my immediate reaction was that I wanted to see it again. It has that "Memento" and "Sixth Sense" vibe where you want to go back again with the foreknowledge to make sure it all still works. :)

The dialogue is definitely pitched quite low, under a heavy soundtrack, but obviously quite deliberately. My impression, FWIW, was that Nolan wanted to you to let the film wash over you on first viewing, and that its designed to reward multiple views. The only other film I can equate this to is Primer, but obviously it has much higher production values and is not as confusing as Primer.

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Colbert interviews the Dune cast/director


Still not quite sure I want to watch it, but it was a good interview :)

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Did I mention the new Mulan yet? Its fab. Gorgeous cinematography, and fabulous wire work (I actually don't know for sure if its traditional wire work, but if its CG, its perfect). It manages to pay homage to the animated version while being a completely new beast.

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