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Old 20-09-2006, 21:03   #41
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It was interesting and has a few surprises
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Old 20-09-2006, 21:13   #42
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Just saw this in the worlds smallest cinema screen (No. 8 at Birmingham New Street Odeon) I was very impressed with the film and the bleakness was great.

I'm hoping there was nothing after the credits as I had to get out to save my knees!
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Old 20-09-2006, 21:15   #43
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I found it pretty boring not my cuppa tea.
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Old 20-09-2006, 21:23   #44
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havent seen it yet. but the use of sigur ros' music in the trailer is awful. (although the films looks good imo). will be checking it out when its it released at my local cinema
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Old 20-09-2006, 22:08   #45
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Saw this tonight and i was disappointed. The direction is superb, the acting is superb, the portrayal of a near-future London was superb but unfortunately the story was useless and lazy.

Still worth watching, just for all the good stuff.
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Old 20-09-2006, 23:38   #46
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Quick question about the trailer. What is the music in the first half (not the Planet Earth theme tune in the second half)? Cheers.
Film looks good, will be catching it soon
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Old 20-09-2006, 23:43   #47
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saw a preview tonight and thought it was excellent. Quite "heavy" and very downbeat in places but found it very moving and enjoyable as well. Excellent turns from Owen and Caine .
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Old 21-09-2006, 08:32   #48
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Watched this in Manchester last night, really enjoyed it, everything was well done, only thing that I spotted was the ginger cat that kept moving in every shot and also recognising the modern day cars which had been made futuristic!
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Old 21-09-2006, 08:37   #49
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saw a preview last night. great movie, very challenging. Loved those long tracking shots filled with action. Loved michael caines "zen" music too

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Old 21-09-2006, 09:17   #50
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Saw it last aswell, very impressed with the direction and acting, well worth seeing.
Should go down well in Bexhill.
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Old 21-09-2006, 09:49   #51
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Should go down well in Bexhill.
Yup...TBH I think they just turned up with a camera one day....no need for a set

Oh and being a Geordie I have never heard the Blayden Races sung in such a mean/scary way.....matches at St James' will never be the same again.

BTW The Geordie character is non other than the guy who used to be Queer of Folk and who last year had the most laugh out loud funny 'mockney' accent in Green Street. He is a Geordie so he really couldn't mess that accent up
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Old 21-09-2006, 10:00   #52
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Framing was fine at Norwich so perhaps it was your projectionist!
I was at the Norwich showing too and everything looked ok.

The screening was packed - we were glad we got there just before 6!

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Watched this in Manchester last night, really enjoyed it, everything was well done, only thing that I spotted was the ginger cat that kept moving in every shot!
Yep I noticed this too - it was quite amusing! Theo (Clive Owen) nearly sat on the cat at one point when he moved his legs to get comfortable on the sofa!
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Old 21-09-2006, 12:02   #53
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Pity about the cinema really. Is it just me, or is the Liverpool City Centre Odeon appalling beyond belief? Not only did we get the first few minutes of the film with the house lights up. Not only did we have a bloody great black blotch on the screen. We were also treated to the racking going out of whack after a reel change, which took a fair while for the projectionist to notice, and even when they did, they didn't correct it properly. So the majority of the film was mis-framed and for loads of scenes, Clive Owen was only visible from the nose down. I'm assuming this was a projection problem, and not the director's belief that the windows to an actors soul are his nostrils.
I went to the Liverpool Odeon screening last night and you're spot on. Luckily ours was framed properly, but the house lights were an issue, as was that huge black splodge in the centre of the screen ( ) - no wonder I always go to FACT when possible.

As to the film, well I thought it was brilliant. There were 20 minutes near the middle when I thought it was lapsing too far into tedium but it picked up again and kept me well entertained.
As everyone else has said, the camera work was amazing, with the reversing car scene (I think I only spotted one use of CGI during that bit) and the über long single cut sequence near the end both blowing me away. Both of those sections reminded me of a pre-rendered cut-scene in something like Resident Evil 4, not in respect to the quality of CGI, but because all the different elements worked with perfect timing as if it was animated rather than real people having to get everything right. Stunning.

Loved the bit when


It was nice to have the free tickets to make up for the shoddy location, but I would certainly have paid to see this.
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I thought it was ace. The way the
was done absolutely floored me.
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Completely agree, that and the last 20mins - 30mins sold me. It was just fantastic, not something that you see everyday.
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...the last 20mins - 30mins...
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Old 21-09-2006, 14:16   #58
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I was impressed with Cuarón's camera work in Harry Pot Head, looked to me like he spent time on each shot

Looking forward to seeing this on Sat night.

Is this getting a big rep, is it a get tickets during the afternoon job?
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Doubt it - I think it'll do well with 'cinema fans' but bomb with Joe Public. Hope not though.
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saw it in Belfast last night, abosolutely loved it. Whole film had me gripped to the seat but the last 20 mins were just incredible.
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