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 Posted:   Feb 25, 2014 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Well, this is on Netflix. I didn't think they got new releases so fast. Guess I'll give it a try and see if it's as awesome as everyone keeps saying it is. Maybe blue will be my color, cause orange wasn't. wink

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Bump! Anyone view this on Netflix streaming? I was going to watch it last night but the film was in French (obviously) but with NO subtitles! What good does that do me? Je ne parle pas français!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

That sucks....and is really strange. Why wouldn't Netflix include the subs?

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

That sucks....and is really strange. Why wouldn't Netflix include the subs?

Ive seen some subtitled films on Netflix. Some are, and some are not. It's totally random. They don't even say in the films description if it's subtitled or not. One just has to start a film and hope for the best. It's sloppy and irritating.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

I watched this on Netflix, so here goes.
I watched, first as a hetero male who was curious about the hot sex scenes,
this is true, I'll admit. No disappointment there.
However, I also love foreign films and
was curious about the hubbub. Pleasantly surprised that its an excellent film, and I would echo what JohnnyG said - Adele is a joy to watch, terrific performance, her face is so expressive, she says it all without much dialogue and
while the 3hr. run time is off putting, I also would or could not cut anything. I also had no boredom just watching the two leads terrific, subtle performances.
I had forgotten reading the director controversy, and glad I did, since it would have tainted the film for me. A shame, but I guess the end product may be better for it....
The subs - they are there, but as sometimes happens with Netflix, there are technical
delays. They worked fine in one room of the house, but had the dreaded-occasional
lag/out of sync problem in another room.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


The subs - they are there, but as sometimes happens with Netflix, there are technical
delays. They worked fine in one room of the house, but had the dreaded-occasional
lag/out of sync problem in another room.


Thanks for commenting. Phantom subs? Now that is interesting! Did you watch it via your television or on your computer? I'll give it another try and see if they work.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Alright I never tried playing a Netflix film on my computer before. (I always stream to my HDTV). There was a subtitle option in the browser window, and it was set to "off". I clicked on "English" and I now have subtitles while viewing online. I tried streaming to my television again and still no subtitles.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Alright I never tried playing a Netflix film on my computer before. (I always stream to my HDTV). There was a subtitle option in the browser window, and it was set to "off". I clicked on "English" and I now have subtitles while viewing online. I tried streaming to my television again and still no subtitles.

I 'stream' to my HDTV also - I went back and forth to this film in particular, watching
at various times/days. This one is 'hard coded' subtitled, since its the only option, meaning you should be able
to hit play and it will automatically add subs. I have a menu that has the Audio & Subtitles option which shows up when you pick 'Watch Movie'. Or try hitting the subtitle button on the remote you use to navigate your Netflix/HDTV?

I hope all this helps and you get a chance to see this film!!!

- Sean

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Alright I never tried playing a Netflix film on my computer before. (I always stream to my HDTV). There was a subtitle option in the browser window, and it was set to "off". I clicked on "English" and I now have subtitles while viewing online. I tried streaming to my television again and still no subtitles.

I 'stream' to my HDTV also - I went back and forth to this film in particular, watching
at various times/days. This one is 'hard coded' subtitled, since its the only option, meaning you should be able
to hit play and it will automatically add subs. I have a menu that has the Audio & Subtitles option which shows up when you pick 'Watch Movie'. Or try hitting the subtitle button on the remote you use to navigate your Netflix/HDTV?

I hope all this helps and you get a chance to see this film!!!

- Sean


Thanks for the continued help. I watch Netflix through my AppleTV. When I select a movie in the ATV Netflix app I don't see any subtitle options. But I will recheck my movie preferences. It's probably right in front of me and I am missing it.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Alright I never tried playing a Netflix film on my computer before. (I always stream to my HDTV). There was a subtitle option in the browser window, and it was set to "off". I clicked on "English" and I now have subtitles while viewing online. I tried streaming to my television again and still no subtitles.

I 'stream' to my HDTV also - I went back and forth to this film in particular, watching
at various times/days. This one is 'hard coded' subtitled, since its the only option, meaning you should be able
to hit play and it will automatically add subs. I have a menu that has the Audio & Subtitles option which shows up when you pick 'Watch Movie'. Or try hitting the subtitle button on the remote you use to navigate your Netflix/HDTV?

I hope all this helps and you get a chance to see this film!!!

- Sean


Thanks for the continued help. I watch Netflix through my AppleTV. When I select a movie in the ATV Netflix app I don't see any subtitle options. But I will recheck my movie preferences. It's probably right in front of me and I am missing it.


That's always the way, right, right in front of you? Been there too often myself - having
an Apple TV may add a new wrinkle perhaps?

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

That's always the way, right, right in front of you? Been there too often myself - having
an Apple TV may add a new wrinkle perhaps?


I doubled check inside the Apple TV Neflix app and can't find any subtitle options. A film either has it or it doesn't. (I clicked every possible button options on my remote too)

Though I found a work around. In my general ATV settings I was able to turn on "Closed Captions" in "Accessibility" section. When I went back to the movie I got closed caption subtitles. So at least I can understand what I am watching now!

I think every program I play will have subtitles, and it might interfere with programs which do show subtitles. Thus I will have to turn it off after I am done with this film.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 11:14 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I find so many of the recent gay and lesbian themed films are extremely negative. Does this end up positive in the end? Or is it just another one of those failed relationships crash and burn types?

Please spoiler any responses so that others can avoid them.


Spoiler:

You answered your own question.

Well I kept an open mind and watched the whole film. It's a typically average "foreign" film with all its trappings as a "Hollywood" summer blockbuster is a typically average American film.

The conflict that arises two thirds into the film was uninspired pointless melodrama. The two main actresses had a lot of chemistry together, but there is a lot more I didn't like, than what I did.
I would probably bore ppl with a long review so I will leave it at that.

If you want to see a far superior film watch "Show Me Love". It's original title is not too pc, but I am sure you can find it. wink

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2014 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

Apparently the actresses are not happy with the sex scene. Though they obviously agreed to do the film. They didn't expect the scene to go on for so long or be as graphic as it was. They appear to be embarrassed over the whole thing. Now vilifying the director. What a sad state of affairs for all involved.
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Seydoux:

"He warned us that we had to trust him—blind trust—and give a lot of ourselves. He was making a movie about passion, so he wanted to have sex scenes, but without choreography—more like special sex scenes. He told us he didn’t want to hide the character’s sexuality because it’s an important part of every relationship. But once we were on the shoot, I realized that he really wanted us to give him everything. Most people don’t even dare to ask the things that he did, and they’re more respectful—you get reassured during sex scenes, and they’re choreographed, which desexualizes the act."

"Any emotional scenes. [Kechiche] was always searching, because he didn’t really know what he wanted. We spent weeks shooting scenes. Even crossing the street was difficult. In the first scene where we cross paths and it’s love at first sight, it’s only about thirty seconds long, but we spent the whole day shooting it—over 100 takes. By the end of it, I remember I was dizzy and couldn’t even sit. And by the end of it, [Kechiche] burst into a rage because after 100 takes I walked by Adele and laughed a little bit, because we had been walking by each other doing this stare-down scene all day. It was so, so funny. And [Kechiche] became so crazy that he picked up the little monitor he was viewing it through and threw it into the street, screaming, 'I can’t work under these conditions!'"

"It was horrible".


Translation: What I really wanna do is direct.


Translation: You don't know what the hell you're talking about. razz

I've worked with many directors, and no one in the business these days thinks this kind of behaviour from a director is acceptable. And if an actor/director the stature of someone like Clint Eastwood, or the wunderkind Joss Whedon, can routinely establish a calm, collaborative, creative set atmosphere, then this douchebag should have done the same - especially when asking his actors to do far more risqué things in his production. This means they'd need to rely on his trust even more, so betraying that not only makes him a selfish human being out to get what he wants no matter the damage, but a moron for doing things that could go against achieving what he wants. But then I'm not an actor who believes the ends necessarily justify the means.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2014 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Well I kept an open mind and watched the whole film. It's a typically average "foreign" film with all its trappings as a "Hollywood" summer blockbuster is a typically average American film.

The conflict that arises two thirds into the film was uninspired pointless melodrama. The two main actresses had a lot of chemistry together, but there is a lot more I didn't like, than what I did.
I would probably bore ppl with a long review so I will leave it at that.

If you want to see a far superior film watch "Show Me Love". It's original title is not too pc, but I am sure you can find it. wink


Oh, well. It wasn't my favourite of the year either (unlike my colleagues, who hailed it as a masterpiece), but it clocked in at no. 11 of my Top 20 list of 2013, so I found it damn good. Not so much because of the story, really, but because of the wallowing in characters -- it's more of a portrait movie, really.

 
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