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Mike Croaro
Master Film Handler

Posts: 353
From: Millbrae, CA
Registered: Apr 2005


 - posted 09-12-2009 11:40 PM      Profile for Mike Croaro   Email Mike Croaro   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Folks:

I'm surprised nobody has posted on this film. I saw it opening weekend. I shunned the local cattle-plex, and saw it at the Cinearts @ Palo Alto Sqaure which is a twin from the 70's.

Great movie. Very entertaining. Much better than I expected. I would have thoguht the film would feature music blaring thoughout, but the sountrack is actually quite subtle. The film focuses closely on the storyline. I would recomend it.

Mike

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Scott Norwood
Film God

Posts: 8004
From: Boston, MA. USA (1774.21 miles northeast of Dallas)
Registered: Jun 99


 - posted 09-13-2009 12:09 AM      Profile for Scott Norwood   Author's Homepage   Email Scott Norwood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I liked it. Some people have suggested that it should have had more music in it--if it had, then I think that it would have missed the point. This film isn't about music. It is about the events that surrounded the music festival.

In that way, I would say that it is comparable to the 2000 film "The Dish" (which I also recommend).

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Mike Croaro
Master Film Handler

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From: Millbrae, CA
Registered: Apr 2005


 - posted 09-13-2009 10:18 AM      Profile for Mike Croaro   Email Mike Croaro   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
...."Some people have suggested that it should have had more music in it--if it had, then I think that it would have missed the point. This film isn't about music. It is about the events that surrounded the music festival."

Scott: That's the difference between Hollywood films and independendly made films. In Hollywood-made films its all about the money and that means a good soundtrack to sell. Indepoendent filmakers seem to be more interested in good storytelling over selling CD's.

Mike

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Mike Heenan
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Registered: Mar 2000


 - posted 09-13-2009 10:38 AM      Profile for Mike Heenan   Email Mike Heenan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Plus its possibe they wanted more music in it, but couldn't afford it...

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