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Posted: Sun, 25th Apr 2004, 12:42pm

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Andreas

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This movie can be explained with one
word: Revenge! and that is also what the title means in latin.
It went to the final at the filmfestival
"Vår rullen" 24 april 2004.

I know there is many mistakes and the plot is weak.
I have to blame it on the deadline.
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Posted: Sun, 25th Apr 2004, 4:20pm

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I liked it. The plot could have been better, more well layed out, but hey, deadlines.

I thought the guy seeking revenge looked like he was trying to keep his head low, or shoulders high so that he could keep that mask over his mouth. Maybe it's just me.

Also, why were both of their guns empty when they meet on the roof?

Overall, good job.

3/5
Posted: Sun, 25th Apr 2004, 4:28pm

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Aculag wrote:


#The plot could have been better.
#Also, why were both of their guns empty when they meet on the roof?
#keep his head low, or shoulders high

1.I agree! smile
2.Well, there was a big gunfight in the beggining of the movie which got cut away, and I didn't have time to reshot anything...
3. He had hockeygear under his cloths which prolly made his shoulders look high

Thanks for the view and the comments smile
Posted: Sun, 25th Apr 2004, 4:49pm

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there were some really good shots in the movie, and the music used along with it was good. the little poem at the beginning was alright and effectively offered a back story without spelling it out. There was a definite lack of story, but that was to be expected as you arleady told us that.

I think that the good music, shots, and effective subtle story telling make up for the lack of story and balance this out at a three
Posted: Mon, 26th Apr 2004, 12:57pm

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Rating: +1

I liked the beginning, shaky and black and white with voice over, cool.

I don't really care for story, you don't need a well crafted story for a good movie. But you definately need characters and they weren't there. If you dismiss your story, then for sure make the characters interesting, or at least make them say some lines. There was a lot of potential for suspense, but you didn't tried to use it.

I see u had a shooting sequence which you cut out. Maybe you could try to reshoot it though you already finished the movie.
Posted: Mon, 26th Apr 2004, 1:16pm

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Spanish Prisoner wrote:

I liked the beginning, shaky and black and white with voice over, cool.

I don't really care for story, you don't need a well crafted story for a good movie. But you definately need characters and they weren't there. If you dismiss your story, then for sure make the characters interesting, or at least make them say some lines. There was a lot of potential for suspense, but you didn't tried to use it.

I see u had a shooting sequence which you cut out. Maybe you could try to reshoot it though you already finished the movie.
Yeah, the beginning is my favourite to.
I didn't really think of describing the characters so well when shooting it. On the papers the movie was totaly diffrent, belive or not this was actully a zombie movie at first... but as said, much got cut away that didn't work with the movie...
I don't really wan't to reshoot anything, just want to leave this project behind me as I don't even want to do action... I'm writing on a teenage drama/sex/love story in the swedish spirits...
Could you try to be more specific whit the potential of suspence.. any thing I should think about to next project?

thanks for the comments!
Posted: Mon, 26th Apr 2004, 5:56pm

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Rating: +1

Well shot, mostly.

There was a shot that was too dark, grainy and unprofessional. It's a cutaway, you can't see much, and it's panning. Doesn't look good.

The shot by the stairs, where you pan from the guy at the top of the stairs to the guy creeping up, could have been a bit better, with the guy at the bottom starting a bit further back (maybe creeping round the corner). Equally, where he attacks the guy at the top of the stairs, there's a mid shot that is positioned strangely (it cuts off the head). It would have worked better if you'd had the camera lower down and nearer, so it wouldn't look disjointed.

I liked the shots of the baddie in the darkly lit room, especially the window with the clouds floating past. I liked it how you couldn't really see the baddie's face, only a spot on his cheek like DeNiro's! I actually felt disappointed when later we saw his face and he looks too young. That lost some of the impact, for me.

As mentioned, story = bad. You obviously had lots of concepts going on in your head but in the end lost the plot. You can do tons better than this (your no reason trailer shows this, and the black and white flashback in this film), in story and filming! The premise is too simple and ultimately, the film is unsatisfying.
Posted: Mon, 26th Apr 2004, 7:11pm

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I feel myself that we are way to young to do an action movie, how would 16 yrs old be action heros? But it was fun doing it which I think is really importend, and I learned aload of stuff! I really did..

as for the shots you mentions, I agree with you on all of them...
the one that was cut at the head, I was the guard and I didn't anyone to see that... so I cut of my head razz

Yeah, my favourite shot is the window one which took ages to composite...
it was all done in chromantor, almost, half the room was greenscreen and the other half was CG, the characters face was cut out and graded to mach the rest, ah anyway took long time to do.

Thank you for your comment Mel! really helpfun one...

I promise you I can do better, i'm currently in an early stage of a teenage love/sex story with a swedish touch of it!

Think you guys will like it! smile
Posted: Mon, 26th Apr 2004, 8:41pm

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great costumes, great props, great location, and the story was kinda like the movie i am making. lol
good job
Posted: Mon, 26th Apr 2004, 8:58pm

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thanks aaron! Good luck with your film smile
Posted: Wed, 28th Apr 2004, 7:20pm

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I personally didn't like it. It was too dark I couldn't tell what was going on. The fight scene was a little choppy, and the poem could have been cut down and still conveyed the same thing.
I agree with what some of the others have said, it could have been a lot better. I really liked the start with the camera shake, and the black and white, but what I didn't understand is what was going on. Where was the main character going? Why did he drop the rose? What was the 'bad guy' shooting at? It wasn't shown.
What kind of deadline were you on? Was this a school project that was put off until the last second?

Anyway, good luck. Take your time and create a story.
Posted: Thu, 29th Apr 2004, 3:23am

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i think there should of been blood when u cut they guys throat. i dont get how u never use ur gun but u dont have n e ammo towards the end. or do u use the gun. i dont remember. any way it was alright/good
Posted: Fri, 30th Apr 2004, 10:16pm

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I thought this movie was OK it had some nicely framed shots and a decent story. Not sure why neither guys gun worked... I gave this movie a high 3. A longer version would have probably gotten a 4.

NOTE TO ALL NEWBIES AND WANNBE'S: NOTICE WHAT RATING ANDREAS VOTED ON HIS ON MOVIE AND LEARN FROM IT
Posted: Sat, 1st May 2004, 10:42pm

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NOTE TO ALL NEWBIES AND WANNBE'S: NOTICE WHAT RATING ANDREAS VOTED ON HIS ON MOVIE AND LEARN FROM IT
heh, im not stupid and I know all my mistakes in the movie, I had a lack of actors and only 3 days on a 2 month period to shoot this film couse of the school. I had a deadline to keep up with and a hell of idea in my head that I didn't even had time to write down at the papers.
I hate working on a deadline, but I learn alot from it!

Im happy with a vote of 3 on this!

One more thing, action isn't my thing! razz
Posted: Sun, 30th May 2004, 7:28pm

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Then what's your thing?
Posted: Sun, 30th May 2004, 8:02pm

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I wanna do drama, telling love storys, putting something else then action on the film!
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jun 2004, 11:18pm

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That's definately something we need around here, stories that actually make sense wink

That was cool. Didn't get the end but since you explained it I understand now. It was a little like the Matrix Revolutions during the the final battle. razz