Started by Mobbd, November 03, 2023, 10:58:23 AM
Quote from: Mobbd on November 03, 2023, 11:03:49 AMI liked these ads but the general consensus (if I recall correctly) was that they were an annoying Crazy Frog-like meme to be shunned and ignored. I thought there was something cool about them though, something a bit Spike Jonze- or Chris Cunningham-like. Maybe I was right! We'll see how much fun he is when we/I watch his feature films.
Quote from: madhair60 on November 03, 2023, 11:26:43 AM
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on November 03, 2023, 11:35:31 AMhis last two disappointed
Quote from: El Unicornio, mang on November 03, 2023, 01:56:37 PMAnother vote for Deerskin. Bonkers idea quite well executed and Adèle Haenel's (probably) last ever film appearance alongside Portrait of a Lady on Fire.
Quote from: Mobbd on November 03, 2023, 11:49:39 AMI haven't seen any of them yet but I don't like the look of the recent superheroes one. The one about the heckler looks good and the Dali one looks great. I'm looking forward to that one very much but I'll watch in order.Glad you spotted the thread, btw. Was hoping you would.
Quote from: Mobbd on November 03, 2023, 11:53:38 AMThe guy who plays (puppeteers?) Flat Eric in Being Flat is also called Eric, which makes me wonder if he always played him and if that's why the puppet is called Eric.Anyway, his main gig seems to be VFX on Star Trek fan films. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2661495/EDIT: no credit for Eric or anyone else on the original Flat Beat music vid: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15163496/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Quote from: buzby on November 03, 2023, 03:25:16 PMI think that link to the ST fan film FX guy is an error on the part of IMDB or one of it's editors. If you look at the credits in the 'See more' bit of the official youtube upload for Being Flat, that name doens't appear at all and you can see Eric's puppeteer is Andrew 'Drew' Massey.The original puppet was called Stéphane and started out as a glove puppet that Dupieux found in a flea market. He had a friend build a body for it and used it in the short film to accompany his track M Seq.The 'creatives' at Bartle Bogle Hegarty in London saw this music video and thought it would be a great idea to make into an ad for their Levis account. They contacted Dupieux, who agreed to direct it and provide the soundtrack, but for copyright reasons they wanted their own puppet as the 'star', not Stéphane (they also wanted a more 'international' name than Stéphane). Janet Knechtel, a freelance puppet maker at the Jim Henson Creature Shop in London was given the job of making a 'similar, but not the same' version (the main differences are that Eric has a triangular nose, whereas Stéphane's is round, and he has ears). Andrew Massey, one of the Henson Creature Shop's puppeteers, was hired for the advert shoot, and returned for the subsequent adverts.Dupieux was clever enough to retain the copyright of the Eric character as part of the deal to do the Levi's adverts, and the amount of money he made from merchandise basically set him up for life. The name Eric came from Eric Morand, the head of the F Communications record label Dupieux was signed to. The 'flat' part came from in the original advert treatment, the puppet was supposed to get it's head run over by a car, but that was dropped in the final script.The video for Flat Beat was shot in an empty Paris apartment, with Richard Coombs (one of the puppeteers behind Gilbert The Alien, and who also worked with Henson's Creature Shop as a freelancer and on Spitting Image). Coombs also did some live fashion show appearances with Eric for Levis and his subsequent music video appearances.Massey returned to work Eric when he had a cameo at Pharell Williams' appearance at the Red Bull Music Academy in 2015, and I think he has worked Eric in his appearances since.
Quote from: Mobbd on November 03, 2023, 11:49:39 AMI haven't seen any of them yet but I don't like the look of the recent superheroes one.
Quote from: Mister Six on November 03, 2023, 12:53:41 PMOf his films, I've only seen Smoking Causes Coughing, which I thought was a massive waste of money and effort, although the rat thing and the story about the farming accident made me laugh.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on November 15, 2023, 09:29:50 PMIt's taking the piss really, if I'd paid money to see this I'd be much angrier, and I really hope he starts making proper films again rather than just fucking about to amuse himself.
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on November 15, 2023, 10:30:58 PMI saw it at Glasgow film festival, and given how a lot of the other stuff I was seeing was quite serious and dour, and long, I found the brevity and daftness of it quite refreshing. Although yeah, would've probably been pissed off if I had bothered to get a bus into town just to see it on a standard ticket.
Quote from: madhair60 on November 15, 2023, 09:37:34 PMQuentin dopoo
Quote from: Mobbd on November 21, 2023, 08:09:04 AMI wrote too much.
Quote from: Mobbd on November 21, 2023, 08:06:50 AMCop then tells us that lots of things in movies "happen for no reason," giving examples. I don't agree with the examples. There are reasons - diegetic and/or non-diegetic - for practically all of them. If this is the thesis for the film, it's not very good. Too flippant, not smart enough. It makes me wonder if the things I love about Rubber are even deliberate. But hey.
Quote from: fucking ponderous on November 21, 2023, 06:11:29 PMIIRC, one of the examples he gives is "In E.T., why is the alien brown? No reason." And he also calls The Texas Chainsaw Massacre "The Excellent Chainsaw Massacre". So I think it is meant to be the film's thesis, but it's also meant to be as farcical as everything else that's going on.
Quote from: Mobbd on November 21, 2023, 07:38:27 PMA reason would also, of course, be of very little interest or consequence.
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