Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)

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Re: Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)

#226 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:43 pm

Mixed feelings about the film itself aside, a Criterion edition of an Anderson film is always an essential purchase, regardless of format.

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Re: Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)

#227 Post by John Shade » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:01 pm

Totally agree; hoping the slight delay for Grand Budapest will mean some more extras.

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Re: Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)

#228 Post by McCrutchy » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:50 pm

The Fox Blu-ray extras (six featurettes, photo gallery, trailer) add up to less than 25 minutes, which further points in the direction of a Criterion release.

Also, I believe some or all of the featurettes are the same as the ones Fox posted online.

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Re: Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)

#229 Post by R0lf » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:45 am

So can someone spoil this for me: is the ISLE OF DOGS an island or a peninsula??

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Re: Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)

#230 Post by TMDaines » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:09 pm

So I’ve only just realised this film’s title is a holorime. I cannot be the only one who’s late to this.

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Re: Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)

#231 Post by Never Cursed » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:19 pm

Wait till someone tells Demi Adejuyigbe

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Re: Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)

#232 Post by John Shade » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:04 am

Earlier in this thread someone suggested that it's apparent Wes isn't much of a dog person. Also earlier a number of us wondered if something about this film was missing, whether characterization or, for lack of a better term, an obvious passion or source of inspiration. I stumbled on this interview and Wes basically admits he isn't much of a dog person. I think if he had gone ahead and made a David Copperfield adaptation it would have been a more interesting choice.

https://www.timeout.com/london/film/wes ... ian-london

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Re: Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)

#233 Post by dda1996a » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:27 am

I dunno, I really dug this. Yes the melancholy undercurrent that elevates most of his films was a bit lacking here (this isn't even close to how brilliant I find Mr. Fox) but I still found it both funny, beautifully made and crafted while it's political undertones were rather great. Also disagree about a lot of the "appropriation" but I'll leave that subject for now. Can a minor Anderson film still be great? I'll say yes but I never disliked or felt average about any of his films so I'm probably not objective enough...

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Re: Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)

#234 Post by whaleallright » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:24 pm

The truth is, I like dogs as characters in movies. To me, the dogs in our story are people.
Yeah, this is what I was softly complaining about above. Anderson can make whatever movie he likes, of course, I was just disappointed by how the dogs didn't really behave like dogs, at all.

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Re: Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)

#235 Post by MongooseCmr » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:45 pm

I can’t say what “behaving like dogs” means, but found the first half hour in the dump with the dogs behaving like the Dogs Playing Poker the most amusing stretch of the movie.

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