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4/3/2012 10:00:24 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Well, I finally watched this movie last night.
(This movie:

I haven't decided yet whether I think it was brilliant. It was certainly riveting and I sat fascinated from start to finish, watching this surreal journey Johnny Depp goes through and the myriad of characters who are along for the journey and given I knew absolutely nothing about it, trying to guess (always unsuccessfully) what would happen next.

Now, it's very, very arty farty. It's entirely in black and white and has numerous references to the poetry and art of William Blake (so if you're a fan of his stuff and you haven't seen this... well, I'm just shocked really). One thing that really stood out to me is the cinematography and editing. It's got a really unique feel, like each scene is it's own separate poem, strung together by fade-to-blacks.

There is some dialogue in traditional Native American languages which is untranslated and without subtitles and it really works. Apparently it's one of the most authentic depictions of native Americans in a Hollywood film ever, so that's very interesting.

What's it about you ask? Well I initially thought I missed the point, but some google-fu revealed that I hadn't. It's about psychopaths in the Wild West and Johnny Depps decent into... well... watch the movie and see.

I'm not sure what I would rate it. Either a 3.5/5 or 4.75/5. Either way it's a great, interesting movie and well worth the watch.
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4/11/2012 4:47:23 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
It's a good'n.

Though I've never met a single person who hasn't watched it at least one time and fell asleep.
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