Thank you Matt! I totally agree. Like you, and despite WANTING to like it, I SUFFERED through most of the "film", if you can even call it that. Lonergan (a playwright) seems to have no idea what Film Language is. The whole thing felt more like a play than a film. It's staging/blocking and, unfortunately a lot of "scene-chewing" acting by actors who really need to work on their craft.I find it astonishing that Casey Affleck won the best actor Oscar, which does little more than confirm to me that Nepotism (capital "N") is alive and well in independent film, as well as Hollywood. More unbelievable is that Lonergan won for best original screenplay, The worst thing you can say about any so-called "art" (small "a") is that it's boring. Unfortunately, that's about the best thing I can say about this film. I know, I know, filmmaking is HARD and any film that actually gets made/finished is an accomplishment in itself, but without the BS, hype and Hollywood "players" like Matt Damon (producer) and Ben Affleck(brother to Casey)involved, this film would never have seen the light of day. So many more worthy candidates. So many better scripts, actors and worthy filmmakers.
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A very interesting and well thought out analysis, but I question whether colors have as much effect on viewers as filmmakers like to think they do. It's all fun to play with and for sure colors can subtly reinforce what is happening behaviorially onscreen, but it would be interesting to do a study, filming the same scenes with different color schemes and see how much that does or does not change the impact of the scene on the untrained viewer's eye. I like it because I'm a filmmaker myself, but overthinking it all too much can hinder the creative process as much as others might profess it to help. When all is said and done I think light and dark (contrast) affect viewers more strongly than color. It all comes down to choices.
Totally agree. Watching SICARIO the first time, I was on the edge of my seat pretty much the whole way through the film. It's probably the "tightest" film out there as far as storytelling and editing too.
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