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Friday, May 31, 2024


Posted by Geoff at 12:01 AM CDT
Updated: Saturday, June 1, 2024 12:32 AM CDT
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Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 3:25 AM CDT

Name: "Agent 47"

Still waiting for the director's cut.

Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 10:45 AM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: http://https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/blog

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Brian De Palma tells "De Palma a la Mod" that while he would not like to discuss Domino, "It was not recut. I was not involved in the ADR [Automated Dialog Replacement], the musical recording sessions, the final mix or the color timing of the final print."

Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 5:15 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos "

There a good sequences in DOMINO. Sketchy narrative that hangs loosely. Three excellent set pieces. Still think DOMINO is one of the better premises he had but not fully realised as a complete movie. Smooth efficient in its runtime. DePalma can do better.

Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 5:30 PM CDT

Name: "Agent 47"

A rote thriller as a reminder of the few flourishes of the directors glory days. Domino continuous a string of disappointments .

Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 6:52 PM CDT

Name: "Christian g"

Good movie with a great climax.

Monday, June 3, 2024 - 5:42 AM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos "

The director has said that it wasn't the film he intended and had a different movie envisioned until his budget got slashed and was not equipped with the technology he needed to make the movie he wanted. A lot of the scenes were basically Master shots in one take. DePalma kept the money for the set pieces. 

Monday, June 3, 2024 - 7:39 PM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: http://https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/blog

But the shots and sequences are designed as much as shots and sequences in other De Palma films - as we are aware, he likes to do single-shot sequences as much as possible, allowing the actors to occupy a space and basically editing within the shot itself. That said, there are plenty of moments in the film that are edited by design, as well. In the end, as I said up top, the film moves and breathes like a Brian De Palma film.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 6:13 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos "

Do agening director's lose their magic touch? Domino was underfunded and shot in thirty days. No way could DePalma construct complex sequences that demand time. The opening scene in the coffee shop serves no purpose but a perfunctory way to introduce the two characters. The most pointless opening scene in a DePalma film I've seen. DePalma is a resurrectiones and hopefully strike gold with his next film if ever that happens?  

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 7:35 PM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: http://https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/blog

The opening shot, with the bicycles, shows a sort of "fairytale Denmark" (as Guy Pearce's character describes at one point) being side-swiped by a speeding cop car whippin in from out of nowhere. Lars gets out and tells Christian, "I hate places like this" - he's the grumpy sort of De Palma surrogate (at least partially). Inside, there are fresh tomatoes that Christian asks to put on his sandwich - of course, tomatoes will become a major part of the quest that Christian eventually finds himself involved in, as well as a visual for De Palma to toy with amidst a culture of "Rotten Tomatoes." Meanwhile, there is a framed artwork on the wall of the cafeteria, showing a man in a sort of worshipful state of pain - which is bookended at the very end of the film via a YouTube video of Fatima painfully engaged in an act of terror.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 8:59 PM CDT

Name: "Harry Georgatos "

I saw the opening shot of bicycles as everyday people enjoying themselves. This is what the terrorists want to disrupt and instill fear in the community. What you say about the coffee shop may be right but there's no visual sophistication about it. No tour de force filmmaking. DePalma didn't have the time nor budget to make a visual statement. That's just my interpretation.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 5:56 PM CDT

Name: "Geoff"
Home Page: http://https://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/blog

Yeah, the opening shot is delved into again in the shot that moves from a mother walking happily with her daughter, and into the car where Ezra is watching a video on his phone of his own father being beheaded. One happy family walking free outside, while inside the car they walk past, there is a man whose family has been kidnapped by the CIA. De Palma employs a similar dichotomy in the camera that moves from inside the motel room where a drug deal is going wrong, to the outside, sunny day in Miami, Manny hitting on a woman in a bikini, then back to the motel where a chainsaw is being revved up.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 6:18 PM CDT

Name: "anonymous"

The shot of the blond mother and daughter walking past Ezra in the car of imminent danger as Ezra views his cell phone of a beheading and Ezra reflected in the review mirror is the best shot in the film. You have the innoncence of mother and daughter walking by without any sense of danger with Ezra and the terrorists posing murderous danger on their doorstep.

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