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 Posted:   Dec 30, 2022 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Is there a reason why all the people are too big?

Because it was done by the surrealist cartoonist/designer Marija Tiurina and it depicts a silly stylized tableau celebrating the larger than life characters and content of the movie.

 Posted:   Jan 10, 2023 - 3:04 AM   
 By:   Hurdy McGurdy   (Member)

Watched this on Netflix last night.
Loved the score. Really loved it.
Classic Elfman in his many and varied styles (there...dems the positives outta the way).
The film is a horrible mess.
The first hour is just about bearable, as it has some cool 80s Spielberg mystery/impending disaster sequences that are well staged.
The family and other teacher/college characters are the most annoying bunch of w@nkers I've had the misfortune to watch in recent times.
Insufferable in their desperation to be quirky and offbeat.
Then, after the first hour, I don't really know what this film becomes.
A boring, navel-gazing drudge about death, impending death, not wanting to die etc etc.
Basically, the inevitability of death.
And a silly sub-plot about infidelity and trust (linked to death) that is farcical and daft.
I watched it through to the end (the film is 2 hrs 15 minutes long...VERY LONG) due to the Elfman score.
I'd long given up caring what happened to ANY of the protagonists (my missus had given up long before and took herself off to bed).
So...great score, shame about the film.

 Posted:   Jan 10, 2023 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yeah, the film was a mess. I just can't seem to get into Baumbach. The score was OK -- as I mentioned earlier -- but I had hoped and expected something else entirely.

 Posted:   Jan 10, 2023 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I'd long given up caring what happened to ANY of the protagonists

Ditto for me. I don't think I noticed the music as I was so bored with the film. I know it has deep themes and is satirical, but it was also too bizarre and frustrating to enjoy.

 Posted:   Jan 10, 2023 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I have a lot of thoughts about this movie, so I am bumping this thread as a reminder to come back to it later after work.

 Posted:   Jan 10, 2023 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   Hurdy McGurdy   (Member)

Yes Joan, I agree about the satirical bent the film was going for, but it was ill-judged and tonally off the chart.
No one in the film was likeable or endearing to me and I quickly grew tired of and could not sanction their buffoonery any longer.

 Posted:   Jan 12, 2023 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   Hurdy McGurdy   (Member)

I've played this a good few times this week and here's a little whittle I've done, excising some of the more harsher and repetitive tracks.
Whittle score time = 27 mins approx
I'm not sure about the song at the end (not by Elfman). Sometimes I like it and other times I don't.

1. Waves and Radiation (1:22)
2. Me First (2:05)
3. Duel Lecture (4:59)
6. Chew Gum or Smoke (1:32)
7. We’re Late (1:03)
8. Highway Disaster (1:06)
9. Up There (2:09)
10. Teddy Bear (1:51)
12. Terribly Sad Moment (4:39)
17. You Shot You (1:45)
18. Sunrise (2:43)
19. Wrap Up (0:55)

optional...depending on mood =
21. The Cloud Is Coming – Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips (4:02)

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