Not OT! - The Departed . ..

Grazie wrote on 6/11/2007, 9:58 AM Departed - a trailer of editing excellence. Love it . . [/link]

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Laurence wrote on 6/11/2007, 10:27 AM
That trailer smokes! I just saw the movie the night before last and it was really great. I was up for a couple of hours afterwards just thinking about it.
TomE wrote on 6/11/2007, 12:36 PM
George Ivan Morrison singing Comfortably Numb. Brings me chills!!! Makes anything look better.

fldave wrote on 6/11/2007, 3:10 PM
Good taste, Grazie. Marvelous.
Grazie wrote on 6/11/2007, 4:03 PM
1/- The Slow build up with the Stones "Gimme Shelter" with the languid Jacko walk

2/- The Audio cuts and interplay of the Foley and music cuts - one of the guns and slaps AND the music cut to the beats. This in itself creates a syncopation - but OFF beat.

3/- The choice of negative shapes inter-playing with each other WITH the music.

4/- The use of the smoke and the sharp shapes of the knife and the gun details

5/- The Interplay of primary and complementary colours

Now I haven't see this movie - yet - but just THAT narrative of layers and complexity and interplay and the down right hiding of reality and so on just HAS to be the mainstay of the actual movie.

These are all well trodden artistic roads and lanes. Please PLEASE I beg everybody just look at your footage and learn and LEARN from it.

If there was ever just one small clip that, for me, emboded most of what is relevant and singularly exciting, moving, relevant and purely satisfying to watch, it was this short piece of mastery and well crafted editing.

PLUS, if a person ever wanted to demonstrate the value, power and necessity OF editing, this just has to be in the top 10.


ibliss wrote on 6/11/2007, 5:42 PM
Watched the film last night - very good. Would recommend!
Serena wrote on 6/11/2007, 6:00 PM
It's interesting to compare what you think you see against what is actually shown. Very Eisenstein.
busterkeaton wrote on 6/12/2007, 6:05 AM
I recommend The Departed and highly recommend the Hong Kong film it was based on, Infernal Affairs.

Also Grazie, I clicked on the Departed trailer just as the CEO of my company stopped at my desk "to see what people are working on." I believe I was able to close it in time.
Grazie wrote on 8/15/2007, 12:07 AM
Well, I just saw the actual full movie - only took me 2 months!

This film is just simply a perfect example of those ingredients that make this biz work - and continues to shake me to my very core. The lighting is a pure joy to experience. The consummate Evil of Jack has reached new depths of terror - all done by acting!!!

It is perfect in all respects. I truly cannot fault it.

If you ever needed to understand video and audio editing, this is a prime example of the best, being achieved by true craftsmen and craftswomen.

Laurence wrote on 8/15/2007, 5:05 AM
This is EXACTLY the type of movie that is worth buying in HD DVD or Bluray.