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23 Feb 2021, 06:03 #92554
the is steven soderbergh's "schizopolis"

oh immediately this intro rips. unhinged energy in a good way.wow fast this guys commuting hard. what is this guy, a therapist? whoa he has vivid impulsive fantasies. whoa cool scene with the streaking biker and ending on the guy being interviewed. huh, now hes an office dude whos a therapist? now im watchin him jerk off now im watchin him do @lung faces in a mirror now we're watchin him play music from a trash can? whoa its the oceans 11 guy! wow hes fantasizing about himself dying, now theres a pest control guy i gotta follow? and theres creepy over the shoulder watching people shot? whoa theyre not speaking english! oh hes not a pest control guy hahaha nice. now theres a spy at the company? lol this discussion is ridiculous lol the bullwhip noise when she flings the sheets off where have i seen this guy before? and this business jargon scene is great. the dude delivering incredible acting with the most word salad possible. these driving transitions have incredible music. lol the fantasy about cucking the neighbors wife and having the 50s sitcom family. eventualism-- oh shit i shouldve been writing down when they do the lecture scenes what theyre talking about. that seems important thematically. lol "pee like a racehorse" i wonder if theres like an inception style analysis about the transitions between the fantasies? lmfao talking about how hes pissed of his wife is getting thinner. wow what would it be like to be on set for this? these look incredibly fun to shoot. lol poaching the actor is hilarious yeah heres the eventualism thing again. lol great transition back to the guy. lol this scene runs like seinfeld this mole spy thing between the oceans 11 guy and the main guy. wow the blonde lady is cute. this acting, i cannot believe how good it is. lol nameless numberhead man @PaulRuddOfficial thats the guy. oh no the oceans guy got fired?! "no one wants to be like lester, not even lester" damn. thats a hard thing to fantasize. oh shit hes married to the cute girl with the teeth!! ok its clicking for me about now. lol this bathroom scene. oh hes mr nameless numberhead man!!

the way people speak with each other is a representation of how lester sees his relationships with others.

what role is sound playing? haha chase scene nice. wow its like whats a fantasy and whats real? hahaha oh wait the music could be a sound queue for fantasy. wow now hes in a windbreaker? and theres only one car? oh good transition into 2. amazing use of filters in the sex scene. wow he talks more normally with his wife now, but she doesnt know its him. is he doing psychology with his wife? cool asteroid whoa theyre talking about the streaking man and then theres the guy who got poached filming a scene for another movie. just jamming out in the car, wonderful. whoa whos renee oh shes the receptionist. now hes a dentist? "remember, be true to your teeth and they wont be false to you." lol the guitar cartoon awooga bit. is this his wife? im bad at recognizing characters sometimes, but i think it is because hes imagining himself in like a porno with her. she is hot too. lol nice poemlol this bug guy is still in the bug guy suit. lol his golf buddy talks like the wife. hes leaving his wife? now the wife is talking like his boss. i feel like i need like a physical map of this movie. lmfao turn rhode island into a shopping mall "at least we didnt sell it to the fucking japanese" news report. lmao your brother, 15,000 dollars, 8 hours. and then the guy takes the sound. are there gonna be six chapters? oh the cute lady is back, an attractive woman number two is gonna get a sex scene. is that michael keaton? lmfao im loving this elmo stuff, more of the elmo guy! oh no! woman two wasnt interested! wow this dude is horny. greg is gone, greg was never here, haha but it is funny, huh.

"we are what we pretend to be, because we pretend to be what we really are"

wow these women are attractive. lol the japanese/english convo. lol this scene is great. "its these huuuge women having sex with these little tiny men!" oh now i get the japanese its lester being even more estranged, good reveal. wow using the romantic/foreign language thing is interesting. oh it was the same thing from her perspective, thats cool! lol this whole film is great. incredible how lighting changes the scene. oh wait hes doing a thing with sound here too, with little sound effects. the perspective shifts are amazing. wow, i know i said it clicked earlier but its clicking again. she is hot too though. lmao now with the french this acting is amazing, and the lighting too eventualism again. the use of silence too, is incredible. "eileen harriet paulglave will have final say on all topics." lmao the cutting between him deadpan and the boss's dramatic delivery. mr schwitters oh wait is the main guy not lester? amazing angles on the boss's speech. oh no elmo killled mr schwitters?! eventualism whoa its the guy! elmo is wild and with the creature feature horror shot! oh hes a copywriter. good movie. wow im definitely gonna need to watch it again.

this has been movie time with stein, and this was steven soderbergh's "schizopolis"
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23 Feb 2021, 06:14 #92562
this description only makes about 10% less sense than the film itself

also that one guy totally looks like bootleg Michael Keaton

also the main character's name is "Fletcher," the older speechwriter in the beginning who dies is named "Lester Richards" after Steven Soderbergh's mentor "Richard Lester" who passed away shortly before the making of this film, which i feel is interesting enough to note

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23 Feb 2021, 06:31 #92567
wow. these really are lung faces what da heck :yikes:
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23 Feb 2021, 06:55 #92576
lung wrote: ↑
23 Feb 2021, 06:31
wow. these really are lung faces what da heck :yikes:
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this is the director of the film. and the director of β€œOcean’s Eleven”
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23 Feb 2021, 06:55 #92577
PaulRuddOfficial wrote: ↑
23 Feb 2021, 06:14
this description only makes about 10% less sense than the film itself

also that one guy totally looks like bootleg Michael Keaton

also the main character's name is "Fletcher," the older speechwriter in the beginning who dies is named "Lester Richards" after Steven Soderbergh's mentor "Richard Lester" who passed away shortly before the making of this film, which i feel is interesting enough to note

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yeah i missed his name at the beginning (pretty high) and didn't bother going back to fix the mistake once i realized i'd made it. but i loved it thanks for da rec! :smiling:
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23 Feb 2021, 17:29 #92617
PaulRuddOfficial wrote: ↑
23 Feb 2021, 06:55
lung wrote: ↑
23 Feb 2021, 06:31
wow. these really are lung faces what da heck :yikes:
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this is the director of the film. and the director of β€œOcean’s Eleven”
looks like he's doing a woody harrelson impression (surprisingly not the first time i've said that this week)

edit: i just mean his face. the other time someone was doing a woody harrelson impression was during michael bay's 6 underground.
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