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Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday 5 for December 2: Celluloid Heroes


I hardly watch recent movies until most have made it to home video or streaming. That said.....

1. What movie most recently impressed you with its score or soundtrack?


From last year.... Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens. - John Williams always refreshes the Star Wars themes. He is able to deliver us familiar fanfares with new music made for whatever the latest story is. Been very consistent now for 4 decades. A Star Wars score is like comfort food.

2. What movie most recently impressed you with its costumes or makeup?

Can't think of any recently viewed movies with impressive costumes.... maybe The Martian from last year which is sci-fi but the look is grounded in reality... or The Revenant which I just saw. Most of its characters were scruffy frontiersmen in this 1820s period yarn of outback survival.

3. What movie most recently impressed you with its scenic backdrops?

I was impressed with all of the sweeping, wide scenic shots of The Revenant. Looks very good on the HDTV and I am sure it looked great in the movies. Just saw that movie this week.

4. What movie most recently impressed you with its originality?


This is not recent at all, but I find Quinten Tarentino's Pulp Fiction to be very original with its psychotic, violent, sideways and flashback story telling.

5. What movie most recently impressed you with its dialogue?

Can't really nail this one, but I think I liked the memorable dialogue in A Christmas Story (1983), Planet of the Apes (1968), and Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) to name a diverse few.... I dunno. I don't really notice it unless it is bad or not in English.


Questions from Scrivener's Friday 5 page.

Image from 20th Century Fox's The Revenant.


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