Author Topic: The Day Shall Come  (Read 22288 times)

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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #180 on: August 09, 2019, 07:25:26 AM »
The trailer wasn't good - if I didn't know what the film was about beforehand I'd struggle to figure it out - but it wasn't as catastrophic as implied upthread. At the very least the dinosaur horn, the "who's more likely to have the gun" line and the bit about informing on himself made me laugh. I worry that the trailer has pretty much exactly laid out the plot of the film, though.

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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #181 on: August 09, 2019, 08:24:27 AM »
Urgh it really was terrible wasn't it. I was worried my friend would see the trailer at the cinema and say "This is your favourite film that you've been telling me to check out for years? Fuck that."
Did you go & see the film, though?  It was a complete joy for me to watch it on the big screen for the first time.  Though I suspect I may have annoyed people by laughing ahead of some of the jokes.  What really disturbed me was that, even in Brighton on a Sunday afternoon, the indie cinema was only about a third full.  And I had to wait for several weeks for a single screening within 15 miles of where I live.  WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE???

Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #182 on: August 09, 2019, 02:11:15 PM »
Did you go & see the film, though?  It was a complete joy for me to watch it on the big screen for the first time.  Though I suspect I may have annoyed people by laughing ahead of some of the jokes.  What really disturbed me was that, even in Brighton on a Sunday afternoon, the indie cinema was only about a third full.  And I had to wait for several weeks for a single screening within 15 miles of where I live.  WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE???

How much do people value seeing a film on the big screen as opposed to on the TV/PC? I've probably seen Kind Hearts and Coronets about six times on the TV and it's never really struck me that I should watch it at the cinema, but thinking about it now I can see I might be missing out on something.

Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #183 on: August 09, 2019, 07:55:53 PM »
I work on the principle that if it's been made for the big screen, then viewing it on a small screen means I'll miss detail.  E.g. KH&C, the scene outside the pub when Louis first meets Henry.  There's a change in the filming which makes it *feel* like he's seeing Henry through his own camera, rather than the film camera (if that makes sense?) - I've watched the film easily into double figures, and never clocked that before.  Saw a double bill of Terminator / T2 last week on the big screen, first time for both of those, and I'd missed all sorts of stuff previously.  See also: Chris Nolan films.  And I like that a big screen can overwhelm / submerge me in the event of the thing.  Plus I concentrate better when I'm not at home.  My only objection to cinema viewing is that in the wrong cinema, the noise is just too much.

But I know I'm in a depressingly small minority these days.  :(

Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #184 on: August 09, 2019, 11:31:03 PM »
Yes, for people like Christopher Nolan and obviously Terrence Malick a big screen is pretty much essential. Though the ending of the 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers probably wouldn't still be coming back to me in the night decades later if I hadn't seen it on a real old-fashioned full-sized screen at the cinema. That was a bad move.

Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #185 on: August 12, 2019, 10:09:02 AM »
IMDb's been updated with a shedload more info.  This is interesting: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7078658/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_wr#writers/  Was anyone previously aware of writers other than CM & Jesse Armstrong?

Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #186 on: August 12, 2019, 10:12:47 PM »
I work on the principle that if it's been made for the big screen, then viewing it on a small screen means I'll miss detail.  E.g. KH&C, the scene outside the pub when Louis first meets Henry.  There's a change in the filming which makes it *feel* like he's seeing Henry through his own camera, rather than the film camera (if that makes sense?) - I've watched the film easily into double figures, and never clocked that before. 
This is from memory but...the climatic scene in Secrets and Lies where Timothy Spall gives the big speech, 'we're all in pain, why can't we share our grief?' is really different on the big screen. On the small screen, Spall's performance is really moving, but on the big screen the scene is made way more complicated and interesting by the reactions of the other characters, especially the guy playing Spall's neice's boyfriend, up to that point a minor character, totally in the background on a TV screen, reacting to the unfolding drama with a brilliant 'Oh fuck, I'm out of my depth here' that makes the scene also really funny

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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #187 on: August 15, 2019, 10:35:26 PM »
That trailer really does fucking suck. What's with the bombastic Brooklyn Nine Nine style music? Total wank. I suspect the film isn't paced like that at all so why you'd try and sell it that way is ... well it isn't beyond me, because it's so obviously a (piss awful) marketing ploy, but... ugh.

I watched Office Space for the first time the other day but I very nearly didn't because the trailer was dreadful and not representative of the style or pace of the film at all. The stupid fucking squeak noise they play over the old guy on the zimmer which does not happen in the actual film! Fuck off. Very glad the top comments on youtube told me to ignore it and enjoy the film for what it is, because I greatly enjoyed it.

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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #188 on: August 16, 2019, 10:19:01 PM »
Confidence, flair, flamboyance is so important in the presentation of anything comedic, even if the act or the piece of art is understated or minimalist. It's even more important when the idea is quite a singular vision.

There's something about observing art executed with that level of poise that is magnetic. You will it to succeed, and it responds. It feels like that, at least.

That's why members of a site like ours, let alone anywhere else, should demand excellence as we've experienced it. We have a profound understanding of what that involves. A tough crowd but the right crowd.

None of what I've seen of this film leads me to believe that level is going to be attained but nevertheless it is Morris, and plenty of people have said average stuff before about comedy films I've loved (more recently Death of Stalin). I remain very keen to see it.






Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #189 on: August 17, 2019, 06:26:35 AM »
... plenty of people have said average stuff before about comedy films I've loved (more recently Death of Stalin).
Really?  Maybe I just didn't read many reviews because I knew I wanted to see it anyway - with that cast I was always going to be enthused in advance.  I thought it was great.  What were people's issues with it?

Casting's actually my main concern with TDSC.  I have a certain intolerance of Anna Kendrick.  In that she normally makes me not want to watch anything she's in.

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Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #190 on: August 18, 2019, 01:48:18 AM »
To be fair all the average reviews of this made me severely lower my expectations and I ended up thinking it was GREAT.

Re: The Day Shall Come
« Reply #191 on: August 18, 2019, 06:07:32 AM »
It's a very entertaining and funny film, but it's also fair enough to expect better from someone with Morris' track record, especially when at his current rate of output we'll probably only see another one or two projects from him.