THIS GUY REALLY GETS IT - TWEETS WITH VIDEOS & GIFS TO ILLUSTRATE
"Watched Carrie (1976) for the first time last week and I feel like people focus too much on its horror elements," Pharaonoiah posted about 24 hours ago on Twitter. In the tweet, which is accompanied by a brief 20-second video clip from the film's opening scene, Pharaonoiah adds, "The physical acting in this movie is top-notch. Look at the opening scene and Sissy Spacek's final defeated shrug after trying to keep a brave face. Heartbreaking".
That tweet was the first of a thread of seven. All but the final tweet includes either a video or a motion gif from Carrie. Below are the texts of Pharaonoiah's entire Twitter thread. To read these with the accompanying video, visit Pharaonoiah on Twitter.
Watched Carrie (1976) for the first time last week and I feel like people focus too much on its horror elements.
The physical acting in this movie is top-notch. Look at the opening scene and Sissy Spacek's final defeated shrug after trying to keep a brave face. Heartbreaking
Another plus for the movie is how it portrays religious nuts like Margaret White. A lot of movies highlight their hypocrisy or their awareness that what they're doing is in fact wrong. But it's clear that Carrie's mom truly believes in what she's preaching and that's scarier
Tommy's surprised and delighted little laugh after Carrie endearingly says she won't talk to any other guys.
I know he's technically taken by Sue, but dammit the dance scene is the soul of the movie and makes everything that happens after that much sadder
You deserved a moment like this Carrie
Brian De Palma is a genius for having glasses girl execute the same movement of reaching to her friend behind her both in reality where she is shocked and in the scene where Carrie sees her as being part of the laughing crowd.
It serves to highlight Carrie's break from reality
Takes a bold director to call attention to the set design by having Carrie herself change the scenery to one matching her emotions. It also serves as a way of "setting the mood" for the final act. Sort of ironic to have Carrie control the film, but lose hold of reality. I'm high
This movie's a masterpiece and I haven't stopped thinking about it since last week, despite already knowing the plot and having seen the prom scene before. It should be known for more than the somewhat camp, somewhat dated 70s horror film that a lot of people now say it is.