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 Posted:   Aug 29, 2023 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Looks pretty cool

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2023 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Classic Fincher trailer. I hope this gets an actual physical release because all of these beautiful shadows and blacks are gonna get crushed to shit in a streaming view of this movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2023 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Classic Fincher trailer. I hope this gets an actual physical release because all of these beautiful shadows and blacks are gonna get crushed to shit in a streaming view of this movie.

Mank hasn't even had the BD that many of us assume is coming from Criterion, and it came out three years ago. I have a feeling if this ever gets a disc, it'll take years, sadly.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2023 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)


Mank hasn't even had the BD that many of us assume is coming from Criterion, and it came out three years ago. I have a feeling if this ever gets a disc, it'll take years, sadly.


I know, which is why I won't hold my breath.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2023 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Saw this last night at my local theatre.

Absolutely blew me away from the first frame to the last. Fincher’s best work in ages.
Loved the score too. Really awesome main title sequence.

Will def pick up the score and I hope for a Blu-ray/4K.

See this in a theatre if you can. It was superb.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2023 - 2:25 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Irritiatingly, I see no theatrical press screening for this in Norway, so I'll have to wait until it hits Netflix. Still hoping for a limited cinema run, at least.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2023 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

A fun movie. It makes you wonder how many other malignant and highly paid specialists with pretensions to morality there are out there.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2023 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

A fun movie. It makes you wonder how many other malignant and highly paid specialists with pretensions to morality there are out there.


Also - watching those action sequences makes me yearn for Fincher’s abandoned Mission: Impossible III.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2023 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   Night   (Member)

The score is available to stream on Spotify now in the countries where it is friday. I just had a listen to it. I didn't like it, and I say that as someone who quite enjoyed the calmer parts of the Gone Girl score, which still stands as their best score despite the grating abrasive parts.

I would be very surprised if this score gets an Oscar nomination.

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2023 - 8:29 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Just saw this article

https://filmmusicreporter.com/2023/11/09/david-fincher-the-killer-soundtrack-album-details/

Digital soundtrack is dropping tomorrow.
“The Null Corporation will release the official soundtrack album for the Netflix original film The Killer. The album features the movie’s original score composed by Academy Award winners Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (The Social Network, Soul, Gone Girl, Mank, Watchmen, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, November 10. Check back on this page for the streaming/download link.”

Track list:
1. The Killer (0:47)
2. Fuck. (5:14)
3. The Hideout (2:20)
4. Stick to the Plan (3:45)
5. The Sunshine State (3:07)
6. Consequences Are Automatic (4:57)
7. Empathy Is Weakness (2:27)
8. Never Hesitate (4:25)
9. The Brute, Pt 1 (1:33)
10. The Brute, Pt 2 (4:15)
11. Intruder (4:25)
12. The Expert (5:31)
13. Gonna Have to Call You Back, Marvin (1:31)
14. One of the Many (6:41)
15. Trailer (1:26)

Very pleased to finally get this. Without a doubt my favorite movie of the last five years at least.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2023 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

What I did smile at in the movie was his multiple aliases on passports when travelling....and deliberate choice of tv sitcom characters...both Felix Unger and Oscar Madison (odd couple), Howard Cunningham (Ritchie's dad in Happy days), Sam Malone (cheers), Robert Hartley (Bob Newhart Show), Archibald Bunker (All in the family), Lou Grant (Mary Tyler Moore show n lou grant), Reuben Kincaid (manager in The Partridge Family) and George Jefferson (the Jeffersons).

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2023 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

What I did smile at in the movie was his multiple aliases on passports when travelling....and deliberate choice of tv sitcom characters...both Felix Unger and Oscar Madison (odd couple), Howard Cunningham (Ritchie's dad in Happy days), Sam Malone (cheers), Robert Hartley (Bob Newhart Show), Archibald Bunker (All in the family), Lou Grant (Mary Tyler Moore show n lou grant), Reuben Kincaid (manager in The Partridge Family) and George Jefferson (the Jeffersons).

Ditto, Bill. We couldn't wait for him to change identities so we could guess the next sitcom character. It is a serious movie, so this aspect added a few smiles.

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2023 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Hi Joan, found this, which shows the origin of the running gag bewteen Fincher and his writer
https://www.netflix.com/tudum/articles/the-killer-sitcom-characters

It's a straightforward film but excellently delivered. I liked it.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2023 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

The film is okay, pretty overrated in the reviews, the voiceover is a real damper on the whole film, the intro voiceover is VERY long, and most of those same things repeat throughout the entire film, which lends a certain dullness to the whole thing. The score, as expected, is mostly groans, burbles and beeps, thoroughly unremarkable is non musical in every way. Extensive use of voiceover is a dead giveaway for weak script.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2023 - 9:07 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Thanks for that source, Bill.

The film is okay, pretty overrated in the reviews

I tend to agree with Ado's statement. I liked parts of this film, but the reviews or at least most of them, have been amazingly positive, really glowing. I've read a few negative ones, but most are very positive. I guess I expected more from this movie. I think Se7en is brilliant, and I think it is because we become emotionally invested in the two leads. We care about both men. It was hard to emotionally connect with the characters in The Killer.

Fassbender's stare was truly scary. Very creepy. I read that he never blinked once in this movie. That is hard to believe, so maybe I'll watch the movie again.

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2023 - 1:26 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

I'd not read a thing about this beforehand, so im coming at it fresh, not from a perspective of reading any hype.

Was it a great film? Probably not, but it was a good film and very watchable.
That line about voiceover hiding poor script is a often-repeated soundbite but it's not true - when the voice over is fascinating doesnt matter how much there is if it holds attention and teaches you relevant stuff.
In this case, the voiceover didn't offend me, and the long sequence at the beginning built the tension nicely as he reads out his code in his mind while preparing his hit. I think that's the point of him repeating it later in the film, he was struggling to follow it.
Overall I'd give it a 7.8 out of 10. The ten-minute sequence at the Brute house was brilliantly filmed. The scenes with Tilda Swinton and then the lawyer and his secretary were also excellent.

Didn't realise there was a score - I thought it was all Smiths songs on his ipod. Lol

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2023 - 4:16 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Was it a great film? Probably not, but it was a good film and very watchable.
That line about voiceover hiding poor script is a often-repeated soundbite but it's not true - when the voice over is fascinating doesnt matter how much there is if it holds attention and teaches you relevant stuff.
In this case, the voiceover didn't offend me, and the long sequence at the beginning built the tension nicely as he reads out his code in his mind while preparing his hit. I think that's the point of him repeating it later in the film, he was struggling to follow it.
Overall I'd give it a 7.8 out of 10. The ten-minute sequence at the Brute house was brilliantly filmed. The scenes with Tilda Swinton and then the lawyer and his secretary were also excellent.

Didn't realise there was a score - I thought it was all Smiths songs on his ipod. Lol


Voiceover as a whole, within restrained limits is not a bad thing, but extensive use of voiceover is well established as a screenwriting copout, and it is in this film. The film would have been MUCH better without telegraphing me his thoughts, repeatedly, not new ones, throughout the entire film, over and over and over again, it is very dull writing, spoon feeding the audience- "hey audience, I am a bad guy, let me tell you how, and I will tell you again in just a few minutes". Dull.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2023 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   ClaytonMG   (Member)

The film is okay, pretty overrated in the reviews, the voiceover is a real damper on the whole film, the intro voiceover is VERY long, and most of those same things repeat throughout the entire film, which lends a certain dullness to the whole thing. The score, as expected, is mostly groans, burbles and beeps, thoroughly unremarkable is non musical in every way. Extensive use of voiceover is a dead giveaway for weak script.

This pretty much sums up exactly how I felt about the movie. I just kept waiting for something more so the whole thing felt lacking. And I am a huge Fincher fan. Zodiac and Se7en are two of my all time favorites. But this felt like it was missing the hook. I also think the music hurt the film a little. I know they were going for more of a sound design approach, but I think a driving/building score would've also helped the pacing and dullness.

I may have to watch it again though just to see if he does blink at all lol

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2023 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I loved this one. It's a film built around rigid structure and method and how it breaks and I think the sharp filmmaking compliments that. It's loaded with details like diegetic soundtrack of the Smiths on the "work playlist" acting like a chorus of the film (I'm not sure if people who never liked that band will make the associations of the song lyrics to the events on screen); his instance on using one specific handgun; his memorable aliases notating how unobservant society has become of falseness; and more. The narration is ironic, this is an unreliable narrator. His dulcimer zen platitudes of perfection contrast against his actions in reality which are specifically built upon his mistakes and improvisational ability in his line of work. The version of the movie without the narration seems like the version everyone is taking this at face value as: boy this guy sure is good at cleaning up after himself! With the self-aware narration, you have this character actively lying to us about how good he is at this even while he makes mistake after mistake. It's a movie that is very funny when you can zone into its specific bone dry satire. I'm not quite sure you are meant to like anyone in the film; it is not about anyone particularly special or demanding of our adoration and respect. I think it would pair nicely with something like John Boorman's Point Blank, another film that details a story about a psychopath with rigid focus that is easily distracted on a whim coupled with unique filmmaking.

I know this one will age well for me but I also remember how Zodiac was once consider a "lesser work" for this filmmaker only for people now to be clutching at their insistance that it is a masterpiece (it is).

 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2023 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Nice review. A man who gets it!

 
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