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  • 02-10-2018 11:35am
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    Registered Users Posts: 693 ✭✭✭ chuky_r_law


    I don't see any other thread about it here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi69nL_VrTE

    first gaspar noe I have seen on a decent big screen and I was not disappointed. some mesmerizing camera work. the soundtrack thumps along, the choreography is amazing. if you liked any of the directors previous then you will probably know what to expect. definitely not for everyone but if you can stomach it it's a hell of a trip.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,020 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    As I wrote in the ‘what have you watched recently...’ thread:

    Four things:

    1. Gaspar Noe still uses the sort of shock tactics and provocations only a teenager would find particularly transgressive. His films embrace elements of both pornography and video nasties.

    2. Despite the above, the man is still probably the foremost cinematic chronicler of living hells. After the largely tedious misstep that was Love, this is a return to form. There’s a party; there’s something in the sangria; and everything goes to ****. As the characters unravel, the camera becomes increasingly unmoored. By the remarkable, eh, climax the camera is basically defying gravity and drifting between an indistinct mass of gyrating, demented bodies in a sort of drug-fuelled stream-of-consciousness. It’s a beautifully repulsive acid trip you have to see in a cinema, and mercifully shorter than Enter the Void.

    3. The dance scene that kicks off the film proper after two trolling false starts is maybe the year’s best scene?

    4. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film with a bassier soundtrack.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,817 ✭✭✭ nix


    I'm not one to praise dance, but that opening dance choreography blew my mind. The soundtrack was incredible also, still listening to a few tunes from it on spotify.

    I was enjoying the movie from start right up until the last part where the camera goes upside down, i get what he was trying to portray, but i just prefer being able to make out what im looking at :(

    I was also impressed with the long shots, alot of them went on for ages which is no easy feat, especially in this kind of movie, considering the amount of characters on screen which he is constantly bouncing around.

    Overall i really enjoyed it, stayed with me for days after. Also was it really a true story?

    Anyway, best "whodunit" movie I've seen in a long time :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 467 ✭✭ dubstepper


    I see this is on netflix now. The dance sequence at the start is as exhilarating as I remembered but I definitely agree with this


    1. Gaspar Noe still uses the sort of shock tactics and provocations only a teenager would find particularly transgressive. His films embrace elements of both pornography and video nasties.


    It is still worth catching for some of the cinematography.


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