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 Post subject: Ebert & Roeper Review: Tideland
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:11 am 
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I just saw Richard Roeper's and A.O. Scott's (filling in for an ailling Roger Ebert) review for Terry Gilliam's Tideland and, boy, did they hate it. Both gave it thumbs down. Roeper even said he was close to leaving the theater. This is sad because Gilliam has made many good movies, some could even be called masterpieces.

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 Post Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:42 pm 
well as soon as i get my hands on a copy of that movie, i'm sure my response will be very different, considering my reaction to all previous terry gilliam films.

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I saw some review that said something along the lines of "Tideland, a movie to end a career on." :shock: .

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Hmm, I like the Tideland-trailer and website. I wonder why it should be so bad... :?

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Maybe it's because it's artsty and maybe a little slow? Most people want shock value, bodies being blown up, and for things to move really fast. I don't think, although I don't know for sure since I haven't seen it, that Tideland has that.

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maybe being arty is the point.

maybe people want a film that will actually make them think

and maybe not all people want blood and guts spewed all over the place

maybe they want a little surrealness to detract from the ridiculousness of reality....

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Ray Ray wrote:
maybe they want a little surrealness to detract from the ridiculousness of reality....


you would know about that :lol:


as would i.

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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:55 pm 
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Ray Ray wrote:
maybe being arty is the point.

maybe people want a film that will actually make them think

and maybe not all people want blood and guts spewed all over the place

maybe they want a little surrealness to detract from the ridiculousness of reality....

ahem


I know that's the point but a lot people don't want to think when they are being entertained. They want everything handed to them on a silver platter and it's quite annoying. Think of all the really good films we could have if people weren't so lazy! Because people don't want to think, Hollywood keeps recreating the same crap over....and over....and over again.

Yeah we just had a discussion about this in my theatre class...bleh.

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Nigel Incubator-Jones wrote:
Ray Ray wrote:
maybe being arty is the point.

maybe people want a film that will actually make them think

and maybe not all people want blood and guts spewed all over the place

maybe they want a little surrealness to detract from the ridiculousness of reality....

ahem


I know that's the point but a lot people don't want to think when they are being entertained. They want everything handed to them on a silver platter and it's quite annoying. Think of all the really good films we could have if people weren't so lazy! Because people don't want to think, Hollywood keeps recreating the same crap over....and over....and over again.

Yeah we just had a discussion about this in my theatre class...bleh.


I agree, I know only few people who like watching intelligent films. In our cinema there are only this comercial, hollywood films, which are ... lousy! But many people watch it. And when there is a film not so advertised, a strange film, which show something new, I can say, in cinema is very low attendance. It's sad :cry: That's why I have to download all films from interent. I don't have any possibility to watch them in cinema!
At last, my brother downloaded me "tideland" and now it's waiting to be watched, but unfortunately I don't have time. Oh, nd I have also Brazil :D

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I have to be honest Tideland is far from my favourite TG movie - it is very hard work.

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Cardinal Fang wrote:
I have to be honest Tideland is far from my favourite TG movie - it is very hard work.

CF


you mean hard work to watch?

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Damn..... Yesterday I read in a newspaper that Terry G came to Spain about one week and a half ago to a very famous cinema festival to present "Tideland" and I missed it!!!!!!! And that festival is in a town at just about 15 minutes from mine!!! * hits her head against a wall*

Trivia: I've looked for many articles about it and a pair of them refer Gilliam as a "british director" :lol: :lol: Silly spanish people.....

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