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Pop Goes The Weasel

Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2003, 11:06am

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Don't let the name fool you, for this movie is not what it seems, watch and see.
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Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2003, 2:38pm

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Wow! I gave this movie 5 stars. Not because it's perfect, it still has many things that should be fixed, but because it's the first attempt at an actual drama on this entire site! I've been waiting for a good film to come around that has an actual story that grabs you, and compells you, makes you want to keep watching. No other film on here has that, at least not for me. Brilliant work biggrin

Was that dialouge all your own? Did you purposely make that blue tint, or was it just an accident? I think it would of been cooler if you would of added maybe 2 seconds of you walking down the hallway, then maybe another 2 of you grabbing something, etc, etc in between breaks while you were talking. Maybe just 2 or 3. Either way, fantastic.
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2003, 2:49pm

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Hey! I'm glad you liked it, yes the dialouge was all mine, I wrote it. No the blue tint was not purposely done, but i thought it was still cool to have. Yes, I know when I saw it finished I also thought we could have added more shots and stuff, but hey! Live and learn right, I garentee you, if you liked this, then you'll love our next movie, i'll be filming it in the coming weeks, so it should be up sometime this summer. smile
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2003, 4:51pm

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Verbatim wasn't an attempt Flip? smile
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2003, 5:02pm

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Whoops! I did forget about Verbatim, another well-done drama film! redface Verbatim was still action oriented though, while this was more of a "Sixth Sense" style thriller. But yes, many apologies sfb smile
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2003, 5:04pm

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Hehe, no problem. I did like this movie as well, and it's great to see dialogue used properly in a movie. Integrate some other cinematic elements into the movie and you will have more than a winner on your hands. Nice work!
Posted: Wed, 25th Jun 2003, 11:35pm

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I really did enjoy listening it to, however it went on a tiny bit too long and there weren't enough camera angles for my liking. I also heard the buzz of the dv tape! sad Argh!

Pick up on little stuff like that, as well as the strange colour (some kind of blue?) I watched it in. And the mark would have been much higher! Looking forward to your next piece!

Joby
Posted: Thu, 26th Jun 2003, 12:11am

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can u get this up under quicktime format?

i have a mac and can't view windows media files sad
Posted: Thu, 26th Jun 2003, 12:45am

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I'll see what I can do for you, and thanks for your reviews, this is my first movie that has actually gotten on the top 10, so i'm very excited. smile
Posted: Thu, 26th Jun 2003, 3:13am

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I am really digging this piece. Alot positive bits. One can tell that a bit of effort and prep took place for the premise of the this flick. biggrin

Dialogue was very unsettling and did evoke the proper mood of a highly troubled person. I also got the feeling he must have been watching and coming to this blokes room quite a bit before actually confronting him.

The only complaint/suggestion I can come up with is the tape buzz and the Muzzle flash was a bit subdued to be in such a dark enviroment. I am sure you were afraid of over doing it and tried to stay small. Bigger muzzle flash with a bit of lightbulb effect and it would have been impressive.

Overall this flick stands on its own. The muzzle flash would just be a bit more eye catching if it were a bit larger. Of course for once the actual story is the appealing part twisted
Posted: Thu, 26th Jun 2003, 3:44am

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/me snickers at Joe's tiny avatar razz
Posted: Thu, 26th Jun 2003, 4:33am

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Thanks for your comments. I'm still learning AlamDV though, i've only used it a few times, but i'm learning more and more each time, and i'm sure you'll all love my next project. smile
Posted: Thu, 26th Jun 2003, 8:32am

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Lee Charlish

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I watched this and was quite bored... It isn't cinema. I'm all for good dialogue, but unfortunately this was evident here. There needs to be more visual interaction, otherwise all you have is a theatrical play being filmed. It's a plodding monologue... Nothing happens. Use the camera to tell the story... Show, don't tell. You have the medium in which to do this and what you are trying to achieve could be visually compelling. I'm sorry, but watching somebody talk without much else happening is not good cinema and defeats the whole reason for making a film in the first place. On the subject of filming, the camera work and lighting were poor, particularly noticeable on the tracking shots on the stairs... Why have tracking shots? Why not edit it in stages to show different angles? But even so, nothing appears to be happening... The cropped images (at one stage your mouth appeared to be out of shot) were an annoyance. The camera noise was also a problem.

You know, I really did want to enjoy this, particularly as somebody has said before - there simply aren't enough films on here with a good, solid narrative. Yes, it's an effects laden site, but unfortunately, for me at least, there's no substitute for a good story. The effects should only serve to compliment a story. Yes, the effects are exciting, but ultimately if there's no spine in which to hang them on, it all becomes very boring.

This could have been so much better. It was brave, but it needs to be reworked completely in my opinion. I hope you're not too pissed by this, but this is my unreserved opinion.
Posted: Thu, 26th Jun 2003, 11:51am

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Hey flip, you saying Muffy & Jebediah 2 isn't good drama!?!? wink


Back to the subject at hand...I liked this piece. Very unsettling. The acting really held it together.

As for the comments about it not being 'cinematic'...cinema can be as much about subtlety and restraint as showy camera angles and flashy technique.

In this case, I felt the camera took a back seat so as to give the dialogue and the actor room to show their stuff.

Looking forward to future stuff...it's nice to find acting and dialogue that doesn't destroy a movie but, in fact, makes it.
Posted: Thu, 26th Jun 2003, 3:27pm

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damn dude, you put alot of work into this, i think that is a really good drama, i actually know a few people like that man, that was really good, im givin it 5 stars
Posted: Thu, 26th Jun 2003, 6:58pm

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Thanks for your comments guys, it really makes me want to make another movie soon, but i'm preparing for a bigger one. So I can't wait. smile
Posted: Thu, 26th Jun 2003, 7:59pm

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I definately enjoyed it! It had some wierd 'Donnie Darko' feeling to me and the acting was quite good! Gave it a four.
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-Michael
Posted: Sat, 28th Jun 2003, 9:41am

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ehhh

i couldnt hear what the boy with the funny hair was saying

a little too crummy quality to pass as a good drama type "donnie darko" movie, as someone put it.

i suggest to improve upon:
lighting, not brighter and happy, but more color

sound, get a good mic if the actor is going to whisper

perhaps you might find my comment negative, but i only mean to help.

ILYKDP neutral
Posted: Tue, 1st Jul 2003, 4:27pm

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Slipstream -

I liked this! Yeah it was dark in places but that helped give it a moody feel overall. Great job on the acting - really helped me believe this dude was a tad a out of whack.

Nice job! Looking forward to your future works.[/i]
Posted: Wed, 2nd Jul 2003, 3:13am

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nice.....very nice i liked it alot. the acting was good, and the music fit the movie almost perfectly except at the begenning, no offence or anything but the title scene made me laugh. a comical name like pop goes the weasel with sad music playing in the background. keep up the good work!! oh and ya, i gave it a 4
Posted: Wed, 2nd Jul 2003, 2:04pm

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I thought that the dialogue was great, except I had a hard time hearing him. I did wish there was a little more movement because that couch/bed thing I didn't like. I agree with getting a mic and even better camera/lighting.
Posted: Fri, 4th Jul 2003, 5:25pm

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Good Dialog good acting and good music... but BOOORING (not my kinda movie:) sorry, you have to make it more interesting.
I say again... good acting.
Posted: Sun, 6th Jul 2003, 6:09am

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I enjoyed it, very subtle and rough with the camera work and top notch dark and pre-meditated acting.

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Posted: Fri, 11th Jul 2003, 12:06am

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just one queswtin slipstream. . . why the hell does he kill the kid ? please respond so i can thoroughly appreciate your film.
Posted: Fri, 11th Jul 2003, 2:01am

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slipstreampictures

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Well a better question is, is why do you think he killed him? I'm sure everyone has there on opinion, I made it like that so you could make the ending so you could make up your own decision. I think it was half because he was insane with anger and frustration, and the end of his lesson, but thats me.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jul 2003, 11:53am

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I liked this, the dialogue was tight and thought proviking. I thought the camera movement was rough, but it worked well. Develop those movement shots, like use anything that can roll (a dolly like movement) be creative! It was a dynamic peice. Given the time of the peice, I think you told your story well. Cinema, often times should leave the viewer to their own imagination. I think you created a solid dark dramatic work. The music flowed well, it kinda reminded me American Beauty (or whatever the movie was with Kevin Spacey!) it sort of reminded me of that. Visually, if you had added some more cutaways it could have been even better. Overall, I liked it and give you a 4! Soley on originality and the script!
Posted: Sat, 6th Sep 2003, 3:54am

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Rating: +1

A) Have you heard of lighting?
B) DOnt be so concieted, you could always show the other guy to, show his reactions to the screwed up guy in his room
C) What kinda of freak doesnt run away and call the police when a lunitic is in your room with a gun and has decided to turn his head away from you and lay down on your bed?
D) Sound. WOW. I have never heard a louder camera, I barely could here your voice.
E) The cuts were very sub standard. THe low angle shots were terrible and the sound between cuts did not flow.
F) Is the letter grade you would get if it was a school project. It was boring, badly filmed, and unrealistic. I hope you can make better movies in the future. Good luck, dont give up because no matter how bad is your next movie it wont be as bad as this.
Posted: Mon, 8th Dec 2003, 11:09pm

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I fell asleep... unsure