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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 3:06 AM CDTName: "Harry Georgatos "
DOMINO could be seen as a sequel to M2M. M2M is about finding something better in the universe for mankind then plagued by global terrorism that is DOMINO. That's my personal interpretation of both films.
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 7:51 PM CDTName: "anonymous"
There are two blockbuster auteurs left in the biz, that would be Nolan and Spielberg. DePalma at one point would have been regarded as a blockbuster auteur with Scarface and Mission Impossible but has surrendered that mantle to the ambitious Nolan and superior films in Inception and Tenet. With Spielberg films such as Minority Report, Munich and Ready Player One has him a few notches below Nolan.
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:32 PM CDTName: "Geoff"
Harry, what you've said here about DOMINO as sequel to M2M -- there is a sort of cosmic joke, perhaps a cosmic cinema joke, in De Palma setting DOMINO the day after the start of MISSION TO MARS.
MISSION TO MARS is a very heartfelt film made with utter sincerity and almost no cyncicism whatsoever. It's about hope and something beyond, yet within, ourselves. With De Palma, there are doubles and splits everywhere, and DOMINO is the grim flipside to M2M's visionary dreams.
DOMINO is a much more cynical film than MISSION TO MARS, and yet the two films share a deep sense of mourning, which can be heard in the music scores early on in both films. In both cases, Morricone's M2M and Donaggio's DOMINO scores both see the big picture already from the first notes, like an omniscient presence that can already see how everything fits together.
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:45 AM CDTName: "Christian G"
"I had a dream Charlie. But now I'm awake. "
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:45 AM CDTName: "Harry Georgatos "
One could say DePalma has given up on the human race with DOMINO. and M2M is the answer in escaping what has become of mankind in DOMINO. I may be wrong but that's how I ended up reading ideas that maybe there or not. It's probably me more then DePalma.
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 7:31 AM CDTName: "Geoff"
It's definitely a slap in the face, the turn from MISSION TO MARS to DOMINO, but there still is a sadness, which to me translates as compassion for the state of things. And there is also hope-- the look on Christian's face as he sees the sonogram on Alex's phone, and enlarges the image. If Christian is like a son to Lars, this could be his brother.Yet in this cynical cycle of revenge, the pregnant woman gets vengeance on the father's killer. The film itself sees how that is only part of the cosmic puzzle.
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 3:35 PM CDTName: "Patrick"
«Flipping through images like on a postcards carousel at the airport kiosk» https://www.rayonvertcinema.org/domino-brian-de-palma/