FEAST Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Andres Munoz, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. Andres Munoz

    Andres Munoz Cinematographer

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    I've been following this one since the script was chosen as Project Greenlight's winner. The script was a hoot to read and I devoured it in a matter of minutes.

    Next up was Bravo's reality show, Project Greenlight. The whole season consisted of the making of FEAST and seeing the process from beginning to end was very, very interesting. I couldn't wait to see this on the big screen. Unfortunately, it was later mentioned that this movie wasn't getting a big screen release and it was going directly to video. But these things happen.

    Well, it's finally available on DVD and I must say, this movie does not dissapoint. It has some differences from the original script but still a lot of fun to watch.

    Even though the plot is not original at all (we've seen similar plots before), there's something about this little movie that sets it apart from so many others. I don't know if it was the creepy atmosphere, interesting characters (to me at least) or an incredibly claustrophobic set but I just loved this movie.
     
  2. Andres Munoz

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    BTW, it was nice to see the girl from NUMBERS as the Heroine. She's tough!
     
  3. Chad R

    Chad R Cinematographer

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    I was actually quite bored with it. I didn't think it had the same clipping pace that the script had. But, honestly, aside from the title cards announcing the character's life expectancy, there wasn't a whole lot of zip to the script. There were some post-modern against the grain twists, but

    changing heroines halfway through did destory the momentum of the piece

    And, it did have a very limited one week run in theaters before hitting video. Several friends saw it in a really skeezy theater which made it a grindhouse experience (they loved it).
     
  4. Chris

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    It's not great, but I thought the cinematography was pretty good. And, I've seen far worse appear at a theater and get a run.
     
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    I borrowed this from a friend and must say that it was a lot of fun in the vein of Demon Knight and From Dusk Til' Dawn. It was also great to see Clu Gulagar again, which makes sense given that the film was directed by his son.

    The opening cards for each character had me in stitches and overall it was an appropriately gruesome and messy way to spend 90 minutes. [​IMG]
     
  6. Jacob McCraw

    Jacob McCraw Stunt Coordinator

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    I saw this last night and really liked it. I thought most of the self aware gags worked really well, especially the hero's entrance. I had not seen any of the TV show or read the script and I thought the film was a pretty fresh take on the genre.
     
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    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Watched this last night. Fun enough, but frankly I'm tired of the herky-jerky, sped-up, darkly-lit action scenes with which this movie if rife. Really, I would like to be able to tell what's going on!
     
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    Lucia Duran Screenwriter

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    Watched this film this morning. I really enjoyed it. I thought it was a fun ride. I love campy horror films. This one really did good in holding true to "real camp"

    Sure it could have had less herky jerky dark scenes, but all in all I really enjoyed it.
     
  9. Andres Munoz

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    Oh really? Can't believe I missed that. I would've loved to see this on the big screen.

    The title cards were funny as hell.

    And yes, the action scenes, especially towards the end were so dark and fast-paced that you could barely make sense of what was happening. I actually had to rewind and slow-mo through one of them to understand how one of the characters died.

    But overall, a fun movie to watch.
     
  10. TedT

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    EXACTLY! Couldn't have said it better myself. The herky-jerky camera was so annoying, it completely turned me off on the movie. In fact for a couple weeks after seeing it, I thought it was a defect!
     

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