Storytelling **Anyone???**

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Robert Ringwald, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. Robert Ringwald

    Robert Ringwald Cinematographer

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    Did anyone pick this one up? I ordered it and it came a day early, I thought it was a very good film, not quite up to par with Todd Solondz's other work *Happiness, Welcome to the Dollhouse*, but still fantastic.

    The quality wasn't too bad either, good audio/video presentation, but a little skimpy on extras. (trailer only)

    Did anyone else pick this one up?
     
  2. Jodee

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    I saw this at the theatre and I was somewhat disappointed (I liked Solondz's other films much better.)

    I would have picked up the DVD if they had included some of the footage that Solondz had cut (including an entire segment with James Van Beek.)

    I felt that the movie had been cut down too much-- just the two stories seemed a bit slight. I was left wanting more.

    It's too bad they didn't include some of this extra footage.

    I did hear somewhere that Selma Blair's controversial scene with her professor is seen on the DVD in all its glory-- no red box covering it. Is that true?

    I actually found the inclusion of the red box rather clever-- it's so typical of the MPAA that we couldn't see what they were doing, yet we could hear it. And what she was saying was far more offensive than what it could have looked like.
     
  3. Mark McLeod

    Mark McLeod Second Unit

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  4. Marc_Savoie

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    I look forward to purchasing this title later on tonight and viewing it this weekend. It will be my first time seeing the film, but as a fan of Solondz I'm hoping for the best (despite the somewhat tepid reviews from other Solondz fans out there. We'll see!)
     
  5. Robert Ringwald

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    I'm a big fan of his work, and in my opinion, it's not any better than his other work, but I still think it's almost as good, if not equal.

    I picked it up blind and really did not regret buying it.
     
  6. Elizabeth S

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    Saw the film theatrically, and I agree with Robert and Jodee -- not quite as good as Solondz's previous films. Still, certainly better than a lot of stuff out there. I personally love "Happiness" best.
     

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