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Old 01-05-2014, 06:47 PM   #901
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Picked this up during best buys last upgrade and save for $17.99 or 19.99, can't remember. Anyways, I had never seen it and I absolutely loved it. I actually liked it more than than Se7en and Fight Club. Loved the ending.
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Picked this up during best buys last upgrade and save for $17.99 or 19.99, can't remember. Anyways, I had never seen it and I absolutely loved it. I actually liked it more than than Se7en and Fight Club. Loved the ending.
The end is quite good. I haven't seen it in a while, but I remember it starting to lose me until the end. I need to give my DVD a spin.
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The end is quite good. I haven't seen it in a while, but I remember it starting to lose me until the end. I need to give my DVD a spin.


Revisit it. I just watched it again the other night, fantastic film. Reminds me of Fincher doing a Hitchcock film. Suspend disbelief and enjoy the ride.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:25 PM   #904
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Revisit it. I just watched it again the other night, fantastic film. Reminds me of Fincher doing a Hitchcock film. Suspend disbelief and enjoy the ride.
This!

It's in my top 3 Fincher films with Zodiac and Se7en, a brilliant roller-coaster ride.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:29 PM   #905
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It's in my top 3 Fincher films with Zodiac and Se7en, a brilliant roller-coaster ride.

It's in my bottom three above Alien3 and below Panic Room.
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How would he do this today, meaning taking place in 2014, with all the ways there are for Nicholas Van Orton to look up stuff (internet, smartphone) instead of driving around and looking in phone books...etc.? But also for CRS, and all the way they could cyber phuck with him?
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How would he do this today, meaning taking place in 2014, with all the ways there are for Nicholas Van Orton to look up stuff (internet, smartphone) instead of driving around and looking in phone books...etc.? But also for CRS, and all the way they could cyber phuck with him?
More work but a site redirect can happen with his banking information. His smartphones's cloud access could also be rerouted or modified.

Special sites could be made that he only has access to which show incriminating evidence. CRS basically hijacked ONE TV signal and hired the same reporter to give information out, its not above them to go further in this digital age.
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How would he do this today, meaning taking place in 2014, with all the ways there are for Nicholas Van Orton to look up stuff (internet, smartphone) instead of driving around and looking in phone books...etc.? But also for CRS, and all the way they could cyber phuck with him?
Please don't think it out too loud before they make a crappy pg-13 kiddie remake
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Revisit it. I just watched it again the other night, fantastic film. Reminds me of Fincher doing a Hitchcock film. Suspend disbelief and enjoy the ride.
Yeah, here's the problem with that though. The Game was very much plot-driven. Hitchcock stories really weren't so he had a lot more wiggle room to cheat.

Jugglers can drop stuff and still put on a pretty fun show. Magicians...not so much.

That said, the White Rabbit sequence alone was worth the price of the disc.
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Yeah, here's the problem with that though. The Game was very much plot-driven. Hitchcock stories really weren't so he had a lot more wiggle room to cheat.

Jugglers can drop stuff and still put on a pretty fun show. Magicians...not so much.

That said, the White Rabbit sequence alone was worth the price of the disc.
I never saw it as a Hitchcock lookalike, it reminds me more of Alan Pakula's conspiracy thrillers, with a dash of A Christmas Carol. Now, Panic Room was definitely in debt to Hitchcock.
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I never saw it as a Hitchcock lookalike, it reminds me more of Alan Pakula's conspiracy thrillers, with a dash of A Christmas Carol. Now, Panic Room was definitely in debt to Hitchcock.
It's funny you use the word 'lookalike' because I can kind of see some visual similarities. Not so much in a direct 'this looks like that' sense but in a more general Hitchcock/Polanski/Kubrick lushness sense.

I got a very similar vibe from the wedding scenes in Melancholia. I couldn't decide if they reminded me more of Hitchcock or Polanski or Kubrick or Keislowski but they were all rattling around in my head while I was watching.
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How would he do this today, meaning taking place in 2014, with all the ways there are for Nicholas Van Orton to look up stuff (internet, smartphone) instead of driving around and looking in phone books...etc.? But also for CRS, and all the way they could cyber phuck with him?
I think it would be more easy to manipulate him if his phone was compromised.
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I also liked The Game more than Se7en or Fight Club - I think it's got one of the best climaxes I've seen in a thriller. And the story itself is fascinating. The Criterion blu-ray's accompanying booklet/essay mentions that the movie is sort of a post-modern "A Christmas Carol," which is an intriguing interpretation. Granted, much of the plot requires a massive suspension of disbelief, but Fincher handles it with a lot of restraint and understatement, so the story never feels too preposterous. I wonder what Hitchcock would have thought of the movie...
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I am expecting this tomorrow to arrive tomorrow. Can't wait to watch it again..
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Picked this up during best buys last upgrade and save for $17.99 or 19.99, can't remember. Anyways, I had never seen it and I absolutely loved it. I actually liked it more than than Se7en and Fight Club. Loved the ending.
I looooove this movie. I am actually surprised a prequel or sequel was never made. I still get a bit shaken when
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I am expecting this tomorrow to arrive tomorrow. Can't wait to watch it again..
So tomorrow, Monday, you'll expect it the following day, Tuesday?
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I think it would be more easy to manipulate him if his phone was compromised.
If it was done in 2014 imagine if he actually had his cell phone stolen ? He may actually freak when he realized that there is a real world out there. So many people are so caught up in their freaking cell phones, it may actually end up making the film pretty interesting if this was a side commentary of sorts.
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If it was done in 2014 imagine if he actually had his cell phone stolen ? He may actually freak when he realized that there is a real world out there. So many people are so caught up in their freaking cell phones, it may actually end up making the film pretty interesting if this was a side commentary of sorts.
And the girl, hell, everyone he encountered, would have fake Facebook accounts or something, probably posted by CRS.
I guess the "2014 Nicholas Van Orton" would spend lotsa time on the Internet trying to figure things out instead of running around.
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Revisit it. I just watched it again the other night, fantastic film. Reminds me of Fincher doing a Hitchcock film. Suspend disbelief and enjoy the ride.
I watched it again today, and did end up enjoying it more than I did the first time. Suspension of disbelief is required in parts, but it's a very enjoyable ride. I can see myself enjoying it even more with subsequent viewings. The DVD was terrible, by the way, so I'll be looking to get the Criterion Blu-ray.
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I watched it again today, and did end up enjoying it more than I did the first time. Suspension of disbelief is required in parts, but it's a very enjoyable ride. I can see myself enjoying it even more with subsequent viewings. The DVD was terrible, by the way, so I'll be looking to get the Criterion Blu-ray.
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