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Posted: Thu, 7th Jul 2005, 2:04pm

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Rating: +3

"The story of one man's revenge and his fishing pole."

Sortie is a tale of revenge that follows the path of one man. This man's name is Mose. He thirsts for the blood of another man. That man's name is Willian. What is Mose's motive? Willian did something to a girl that Mose knows. Just what happened however, is up to the viewer. The film is littered with "deliberate plot holes" and ambiguities meant to be decided by you.

This movie is a product of my love for extreme asian cinema (OldBoy, Ichi the Killer, Electric Dragon 80,000v) and my love of the Silent Hill video game series.

I hope you enjoy the film.


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Posted: Thu, 7th Jul 2005, 3:47pm

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ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! Wow! it was like watching abstract art in the form of a film! The only thing i can think of right now is that at some points in the film there were dramatic cuts in volume of the music. (athough i understand what this was for) it could have been maybe a slight long fade in the music or lower it during a sound effect. That was just so amazing and it's quite refreshing to see a well thought out film! (not that some others arent thought out wink ) 5/5 even with some mistakes, it was made up for in other parts of the film. GREAT WORK!

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Posted: Thu, 7th Jul 2005, 4:51pm

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Crap, I didn't download it and when I was bout halfway done I accidentally closed WMP... So, I have to download and fast forward, but so far so good, or should I say... great. This is really entertaining.

That was great, not much more I can say. 5/5
Posted: Thu, 7th Jul 2005, 5:07pm

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Good..
great.
Awesome!
genius!!
Brilliant!!!
Really luminous wink

As I forgot to say a few days ago, this is really good Waser, even more fun then some professional movies really smile

Keep up the good work, 5/5 my friend.
Posted: Thu, 7th Jul 2005, 6:55pm

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Oooh! Another movie from Waser, nice.

I'm downloading it right now
Posted: Thu, 7th Jul 2005, 8:23pm

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That was great. I loved it, it kept my attention the whole time. The music was great too.

Very nice job 5/5

-Logan

PS- the hobo kid had awesome shoes
Posted: Thu, 7th Jul 2005, 9:31pm

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Hi, Waser,

I haven't watched the movie yet, but if you don't mind I am converting it to Quicktime for the mac-bound users.
Posted: Fri, 8th Jul 2005, 12:33am

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Amen, oh, and btw. +1

EDIT: 2, 333rd post. I am glad it was in a topic as grand as this.
Posted: Fri, 8th Jul 2005, 12:50am

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DUDE that was awsome! fricken i clicked on 4 and for some odd reason it said i rated it a 3, so tried going back and fixing it and it wont let me. so to make up for my stupid mistake. ill give you a +1
sorry waser, i am retarted. crazy
i really am sorry frown
I loved this movie to, one of your best!
-aaron
Posted: Fri, 8th Jul 2005, 5:00am

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serpent: its a celebration!

ssj: Don't worry about it. Knowing that you like the movie enough to give it a 4 is half the battle!
Posted: Fri, 8th Jul 2005, 4:37pm

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Over all a good fun movie.

The camera angels seemed well thought out, even though I thought you used the "Dutch Tilt" a little too much.

I liked the little hints at silent hill and other games of that genre. Never seen it done well before.

I gave this a 3 because you made the number one mistake of all new filmmakers, you concentrated far to much on the images an not enough time on the sound.

The sound is 50% of your movie and if you neglect that, your film can come off very amateurish.

Concentrate on the sound a little more and you and you team could become very accomplished film makers.
Posted: Fri, 8th Jul 2005, 4:48pm

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Hey, good fun & unique, cool style. I thought the sound was good most of it. Liked your random theme accompanying one of the characters, though it did seem a bit poorly edited so that it seemed odd when you stopped it in places where the camera was focusing on the character but no music (in that particular sequence). Very abstract in a cool way. Loved the soundtrack, and all the characters (is that Thomas your brother? favourite character, anyway) & their mannerisms. Good stuff!
Posted: Fri, 8th Jul 2005, 8:02pm

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Icken9 wrote:

even though I thought you used the "Dutch Tilt" a little too much.
Could someone provide a screenshot of the Dutch Tilt in action in this movie? I remember people mentioning it in the thread for Sounds, I never understood what they meant though.
Posted: Fri, 8th Jul 2005, 8:34pm

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I can't provide a picture right now, but a Dutch Tilt is a crooked shot to be able to show a high object or something, like a tower. It was used for example when the main character, Mose, neared the guy in the corner to steal his fishing pole, and then smiled. You see his chest in the lower-left corner and his head in the upper-right corner of the screen. Hope you understand! smile

EDIT: Oh and BTW, this movie was really cool and artistic. I see a ggreat future of film ahead of you!


5/5!

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Posted: Fri, 8th Jul 2005, 9:30pm

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Hmmm.... Interesting. A bit weird, but interesting. Good ol' semi-strange semi-cool semi-WTF? Waser at his best.


3/5
Posted: Fri, 8th Jul 2005, 9:30pm

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"I gave this a 3 because you made the number one mistake of all new filmmakers, you concentrated far to much on the images an not enough time on the sound."

I completely disgaree with your coment on how concentrating too much on the images is a "mistake". Sound is important, but what really makes a movie artistic, unique, and interesting, are the images put in it. To me, contemplating different shots and angles is the absolute most important thing about a movie. If this area is lacking, it brings the entire movie down (just like thousands of "new filmmakers" do, all the time).

I would have to say zero concentration on angles and overall use of camera is the biggest "mistake" of all new filmmakers. I mean, just look at a lot of the movies on Fxhome.
Because the dialouge is a bit hard to hear, does not bring a 5 movie down to a 3.
Posted: Sun, 10th Jul 2005, 3:57pm

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I often pondered who would win in a battle between a fishing pole and a garden weasel.
Posted: Mon, 11th Jul 2005, 3:50pm

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woah, that was pretty good.

pros - it was definatly funny, great camera work, idk about other people but i understood dialogue.

cons - i didnt really like the scene missing things. and i think there shoulda been a sound effect when that mose stabs that one guy but thats optional.

i really liked it, 5/5
Posted: Mon, 11th Jul 2005, 10:47pm

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I've been a fan of this since way back when Waser showed me a preview and some of the trailer. And I still think it's one of the most difficult movies to judge in terms of well, anything. There's something consistantly strange about the camera movements and styling of this movie that make it really captivating and at the same time, through use of music there's an air of charm around the main character that really drew me in.

This coupled with some all out odd scripting, weird ideas and undertones of humour made a pretty sure win. Though I can't decide exactly what it is I like about Sortie so much, it's just one of those movies.

Great stuff Waser. smile 5/5
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 11:21pm

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Wow Waser that was indeed some interesting stuff. I liked it a lot. It has that good old "What the Hell?" feeling that I get from your movies smile . Definitely entertaining.

It gave me a new found love for fishing poles. The duel was ingenius.

"I killed your brother." That had me cracking up so much.

I also liked the 3 doors idea with the monster.

The one thing that I didn't understand was what the whole 'Sortie' thing had to do with the movie, but I figured I'd be left with that feeling when I started watching the movie.

One question though, the receptionist, played by Jer Chin... Were they a guy or a girl haha smile ? I could never quite figure that out.

Anyway good movie, I enjoyed. Keep it up Waser.
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2005, 11:29pm

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Jer Chin is most certainly a guy. I think.

As for the name, Sortie is just a pretentious word that means to attack a place that is heavily guarded. When I wrote this movie Mose was supposed to appear pretentious, so I thought that the name should kind of fit that.
Posted: Wed, 20th Jul 2005, 2:39am

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Waser, just to let you know, I have the three Quicktime copies of Sortie ready for you.
Posted: Wed, 20th Jul 2005, 2:52am

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thanks timmy, but again, my bandwidth is in real trouble. I can't afford more downloads at the moment. but keep them secret, and keep them safe, because I will want them in due time.
Posted: Wed, 20th Jul 2005, 12:22pm

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If you'd like, i could host them for a limited amount of time...
Posted: Mon, 1st Aug 2005, 10:04am

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Well I finally got all my movies back up online, and I thought I'd bump this thread just in case there were some poeple who wanted to watch this but couldnt. You know, becuause I'm sure that's what happened.

.....

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Posted: Thu, 4th Aug 2005, 12:27am

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Wazer, please have my children. Your stuff just gets better and better.

I loved everything about this movie, mostly because I've always been a fan of the whole sword-fighting-with-bizzar-weapons thing. The characters and their themes were awesome, especially the guy with the glasses (that whole office scene was my favorite part).
The style and the sarcastic strangness of the whole thing really drew me in. And "I killed your brother" had me rolling.

The only thing that could really use some fixing is the fight scenes. Making them look a little more proffessional would deffinately add an extra kick to the movie.

But pure genious, anyway.
Posted: Mon, 8th Aug 2005, 6:57pm

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Bassler wrote:



The only thing that could really use some fixing is the fight scenes. Making them look a little more proffessional would deffinately add an extra kick to the movie.

But pure genious, anyway.
yea take a few pointers from Art of the Saber you hack!
Posted: Mon, 8th Aug 2005, 9:42pm

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Douglas Adams! That's why I liked it; the random part with the three doors reminded me of something out of the Hitchhiker books.

Now, after watching this a few more times, I pinned down a few more specific mistakes (aside from the obvious ones like sound quality). One problem I noticed was the part where Anderholm is chasing Mose down the isle; you put the camera behind Anderholm, making it impossible to see what was happening (you also did this in It's Coming when Vader is chasing you and swinging his saber). Putting the camera behind Mose instead would give you a better view of the stick swings and allow you to see more of Mose's reactions.
Also, Mose just kind of falls down into a puddle of blood at the end. It would look smoother you just showed him falling down, then had the blood puddle in the next shot of him. That way you wouldn't have to cut the part where he falls down so awkwardly short.

Those are just some minor things, but they do tend to bring the viewer out of the movie. But personally, I thought the little unpolished areas make it look a little more artful.

And what was the name of the song during the office fight? I NEED to know.
Posted: Tue, 9th Aug 2005, 9:14am

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Wow, I'm honored that you actually took the time to watch the movie more then once, and actually took notes on things. I never really thought about the problem with having an angle behind someone, and that is something I will definetly (I can spell) look out for in future movies.

As for the song, it's called Chiyo-chan harishu! by Oranges and Lemons, but it is actually a track off of the Azumanga Daioh (an anime) Soundtrack vol. 1.

My favorite anime by the way, and the other tracks on the CD ar just as fantastic. You can hear samples of it here
Note: The english translation of the track that you are looking for is called Chiyo-chan runs!
Posted: Wed, 7th Dec 2005, 5:45pm

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Hehe, nice film. It was nice to finally hear some Monkey Island music in a film here... I love Monkey Island, but wtf was that song when the creditis were rolling? Monkey Island remix? Did you make it?

snakkes, Kristian.