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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #240 on: September 19, 2019, 10:45:31 PM »
Good show in Nottingham tonight with Chris looking happy and relaxed. Great interview with Steven Sheil, and some better-than-usual contributions from the audience. Morris talked about negotiating with the FBI over their research assistance, visiting their offices, taking a guided tour, having a bit of a mind-game session with the person assigned to speak to him, and being given a list of 'ten ways in which movies and tv always misinterpret the Bureau' (which Chris perused and concluded was in fact 'ten things that the FBI most definitely do'). Some interesting stuff about an all-black audience's responses to the film too (can't go into detail without spoilers though).

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« Reply #241 on: September 20, 2019, 06:32:59 AM »
Some interesting stuff about an all-black audience's responses to the film too (can't go into detail without spoilers though).
- but were those responses overall positive or negative?
- and what was your response to the film?

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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #242 on: September 20, 2019, 09:20:04 AM »
The audience (in Philadelphia, I think Morris said) were very positive about the movie.

The Nottingham crowd was too. I liked it a lot; at face value it merely plays like 'FOUR LIONS meets IN THE LOOP', but as Chris was very keen to mention, it has lots of layers and undercurrents - he particularly emphasised mental illness as being an important aspect to consider (not especially evident on a cursory viewing, but adding real texture if you know it is present as a theme). One of those movies that sticks in your mind and that you perhaps appreciate more several hours after you've seen it and have had time to mull it over.

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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #243 on: September 21, 2019, 12:54:06 AM »


This is triply sad story... first of all, sticking the poster half behind a vending machine... secondly, that I bothered to take a photo and upload it... and thirdly, that I was going to the pictures (to see Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood, if you're wondering) on me own. AGAIN.

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« Reply #244 on: September 21, 2019, 09:05:35 AM »


This is triply sad story... first of all, sticking the poster half behind a vending machine... secondly, that I bothered to take a photo and upload it... and thirdly, that I was going to the pictures (to see Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood, if you're wondering) on me own. AGAIN.

1) At least you can see the relevant bits.
2) True.
3) Best way to go to the cinema, IMHO.  Especially if you get really lucky & the auditorium is more or less empty.

Was the QT any good?  Can't decide whether to bother or not.  Pitt is usually good value, I'm fairly neutral on QT (like his story telling, can't bear his obsession with violence), and LDC leaves me fairly cold.  Thoughts?

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« Reply #245 on: September 21, 2019, 09:13:16 AM »
1) At least you can see the relevant bits.
2) True.
3) Best way to go to the cinema, IMHO.  Especially if you get really lucky & the auditorium is more or less empty.

Was the QT any good?  Can't decide whether to bother or not.  Pitt is usually good value, I'm fairly neutral on QT (like his story telling, can't bear his obsession with violence), and LDC leaves me fairly cold.  Thoughts?

Mixed feelings about it.. gonna do my little write-up in the relevant thread!


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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #247 on: September 25, 2019, 03:23:57 PM »
Lot more excited for this now yet still managing to avoid many details!


It was something like

"Can you tell us more about your fake grandad"?

Silence and a look of confusion on Chris' face followed by before he could really answer

"Or would that be a faux pas"?

Few groans from the audience and sighs.

Then he just kept saying it.

"Would that be a faux pas"?

"FAUX PAS"

"FAUX. PAS."

That's how I remember it but it was fucking painful.

Bloody hell...what's the point??

Almost as bad as a David Mitchell q+a my mate was at in Bath where a guy got up and apparently did a fucking appalling impression saying "if you don't mind I'm going to ask my question in your voice" to a puzzled/embarrassed Mitchell who didn't catch a word of it.


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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #249 on: September 27, 2019, 02:18:31 PM »
I didn't realise this was on Amazon Prime from today in the US, which means it's "available" now elsewhere too.

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« Reply #250 on: September 27, 2019, 04:10:27 PM »
It doesn't show up in a search on amazon.com, although I did notice it was "available."

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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #251 on: September 27, 2019, 05:06:21 PM »
This link seems to work for me - https://www.amazon.com/Day-Shall-Come-March%C3%A1nt-Davis/dp/B07Y8THC7J/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+Day+Shall+Come+%282019%29&qid=1569600361&s=instant-video&sr=1-1 - I'm really surprised it's VOD the same day as it's US cinema release, and hope it doesn't effect it's box office either here or in the US.

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« Reply #252 on: September 27, 2019, 05:36:19 PM »
^ Thanks for the heads-up, I look forward to the UK release date of 11 October 2019 in cinemas.

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« Reply #254 on: September 27, 2019, 09:53:22 PM »
This link seems to work for me - https://www.amazon.com/Day-Shall-Come-March%C3%A1nt-Davis/dp/B07Y8THC7J/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+Day+Shall+Come+%282019%29&qid=1569600361&s=instant-video&sr=1-1 - I'm really surprised it's VOD the same day as it's US cinema release, and hope it doesn't effect it's box office either here or in the US.

It's also appeared in the search results now, but way down the page, after about 8 things that don't seem to have any business matching that search.

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« Reply #257 on: September 28, 2019, 12:53:16 PM »
I noticed torrents leaked today

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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #258 on: September 28, 2019, 02:10:00 PM »
Just watched this and honestly haven't a clue what to make of it. Marchant Davis is excellent in the main role, just not really sure what the rest of the film is trying to do or say.

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« Reply #259 on: September 28, 2019, 02:17:35 PM »
This link seems to work for me - https://www.amazon.com/Day-Shall-Come-March%C3%A1nt-Davis/dp/B07Y8THC7J/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+Day+Shall+Come+%282019%29&qid=1569600361&s=instant-video&sr=1-1 - I'm really surprised it's VOD the same day as it's US cinema release, and hope it doesn't effect it's box office either here or in the US.

I think it's a VERY limited release, possibly just to qualify for awards. The only place showing it in Manhattan is the IFC Center, and given that it's an IFC-produced film, that's pretty much a foregone conclusion. I know some Indies start off with limited screenings and increase as word of mouth picks up, but the Amazon thing would appear to preclude that.

Going to try to see it this weekend, if I can.

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« Reply #260 on: September 28, 2019, 04:50:28 PM »
Just watched this and honestly haven't a clue what to make of it. Marchant Davis is excellent in the main role, just not really sure what the rest of the film is trying to do or say.

I reluctantly agree with you. Wanted to like it, but the comedy is so very sweaty.

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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #261 on: September 28, 2019, 05:29:10 PM »
I reluctantly agree with you. Wanted to like it, but the comedy is so very sweaty.

What does that mean?

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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #262 on: September 28, 2019, 05:38:33 PM »
Just finished watching this, and am still not sure if there was a point.

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« Reply #263 on: September 28, 2019, 05:39:53 PM »
Quote
What does that mean?

It's a term I heard Russell Brand use, who in turn was quoting Larry David.

Can't remember his exact definition but something akin to "laid on so forcefully that it is repellent to the observer" or "trying so hard that it has the inverse effect of what it wants to achieve".

Nice entry to the comedy lexicon, I think. 

But here the comedy isn't just sweaty, it's paradoxically muted by the directorial void Morris creates.


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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #264 on: September 28, 2019, 05:51:07 PM »
It's a term I heard Russell Brand use, who in turn was quoting Larry David.

Can't remember his exact definition but something akin to "laid on so forcefully that it is repellent to the observer" or "trying so hard that it has the inverse effect of what it wants to achieve".

Nice entry to the comedy lexicon, I think. 

But here the comedy isn't just sweaty, it's paradoxically muted by the directorial void Morris creates.

I see. Ta. So you found the comedy both laboured and muted? That doesn't sound promising at all.

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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #265 on: September 28, 2019, 06:03:51 PM »
Could this be the result of Americans struggling to deliver that distinct Morris tone?

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« Reply #266 on: September 28, 2019, 06:44:22 PM »
I was at the Manchester Q&A.

My feeling was that the FBI scenes really struggled - it was clearly aiming for a frantic, densely layered Veep/Thick of It tone, but kept missing the target.

The characters centred around The Farm have the pathos of their situation and a strong central performance from Marchant Davies, who manages to be both commanding and vulnerable, whereas there weren’t really any strong characters/standout performances within the Bureau.

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« Reply #267 on: September 28, 2019, 06:51:21 PM »
I was at the Manchester Q&A.

My feeling was that the FBI scenes really struggled - it was clearly aiming for a frantic, densely layered Veep/Thick of It tone, but kept missing the target.

The characters centred around The Farm have the pathos of their situation and a strong central performance from Marchant Davies, who manages to be both commanding and vulnerable, whereas there weren’t really any strong characters/standout performances within the Bureau.

That's how I felt. It's good, but it's only good. Perhaps it's partially due to expectations, if this had been directed by Ron Howard I'd probably be praising it more, but this is Morris we're talking about, and his first new project in nine years, and it's nowhere near as good as his previous work. It's certainly a film I liked, which made me laugh a fair amount and which has a powerful ending, but it feels very much like a Hollywood version of Morris, with all of the edges taken off.

Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #268 on: September 28, 2019, 07:09:26 PM »
I'm not yet sure where I stand.  I think it's either good or great (and that's allowing for a long term dislike of Anna Kendrick).  Sitting at the front in Brixton for the preview, I was watching too close & at an angle, which never lets me really "get" a film, and I'll go to see it again once it's on general release.  It certainly feels somewhat more conventional as a piece than 'Four Lions', but that may be a good thing in terms of audience appeal.  I know I had to watch 'Four Lions' a couple of times before I really appreciated its depth, so I'm hoping this will benefit from a similar approach.  But then, I still think 'Nathan Barley' is superbly watchable, so what do I know?

Minor point: first time I can remember thinking that a film is too short.  I'm all in favour of briskly delivered numbers, and have issues when a film creeps over 100 mins or so, but this was a rare instance of getting through itself too efficiently.

Marchant Davis is fucking brilliant, though.  That much is blindingly clear.  AND he was great in the Q&A, so I'll be staggered if he doesn't have a major career ahead of him.

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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #269 on: September 28, 2019, 09:18:31 PM »
Oh wow, it's out digitally... in the states it seems.

We wait til October?

I'll report when I have seen it

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