Alejandro González Iñárritu

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Re: Alejandro González Iñárritu

#26 Post by swo17 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:31 pm

Roscoe wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:25 pm
Guy writing two-line dismissals of one-line dismissals jests about a lack of self-awareness....
Would you prefer one of us write an essay about what you're doing wrong?

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#27 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:34 pm

This thread has been very cool so far!

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#28 Post by stevewhamola » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:35 pm

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Re: Alejandro González Iñárritu

#29 Post by Roscoe » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:49 pm

swo17 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:31 pm
Roscoe wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:25 pm
Guy writing two-line dismissals of one-line dismissals jests about a lack of self-awareness....
Would you prefer one of us write an essay about what you're doing wrong?
Couldn't be any less interesting than Inarritu's BABEL, BIRDMAN or REVENANT. Or maybe it could. Sorry to distract. Moving on.

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#30 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:50 pm

This is indeed a good time to move on, because one more of those posts designed to further provoke one or more moderators here is probably not going to have the result you want

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Re: Alejandro González Iñárritu

#31 Post by Slaphappy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:13 am

I’ve seen only Amores Perros, The Revenant and Birdman, so I assosiate Inarritu mostly with movies, that are excessively grinding and raw emotionally. Birdman was a pleasant surprise, as it seemed to deal with this desire to get your guts wrenched by stuff that makes you hatefull or anxious and especially how producing that stuff seems to be the measure of a true artist. I loved how Birdman used absurd humor and magical realism and hope Inarritu would use those tools more. Birdman is also one of top movies that really makes me happy to have witnessed this era of movie making and it’s technical possibilities. It’s masterfully executed.

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#32 Post by furbicide » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:13 pm

I haven't seen anything post-Babel (of that early trilogy, I share Persona's views from page one pretty much precisely), but Birdman is on my to-watch list, and looks like something genuinely different and interesting (I'm actually kind of astounded that it won an Oscar for best film – seems far more experimental and left-field than most contenders).

Interesting to read in that DGA article about his working relationship with Cuarón and del Toro, each of whom are also interesting but often frustrating and disappointing directors. While he may not be associated with that clique, I feel like fourth musketeer Carlos Reygadas (arguably the only other twenty-first-century Mexican director of comparable international standing, right?) shares more than a few sensibilities and has a much higher batting average to boot.


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#34 Post by Never Cursed » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:19 pm

A user at the AwardsWorthy forum linked this Mexican newspaper article, which describes camera tests done with Iñárritu and Young present, along with lots of imagery from Mexican TV shows from the 70s and 80s

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#35 Post by Never Cursed » Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:58 pm

Iñárritu's next film, tentatively titled Limbo, has begun a supposed five-month shoot in Mexico City with a tentative plan to release the film late this year. Daniel Giménez Cacho is the lead of a supposedly ensemble cast, and Darius Khondji has replaced Bradford Young as cinematographer.

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#36 Post by wattsup32 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:44 pm

Watched Biutiful, which was the last of Innaritu's films I had left to see. In many ways his most mature and human film. You can see some of the technical and formalistic groundwork being laid for Birdman which is surprising because the two films couldn't be less alike. Though a total bummer of a film that I would be hard-pressed to want to watch again, that is mostly because of how effective it is conveying the desperate lives of almost every character given more than 2 minutes of screen time. Ultimately, it is about beauty in hopelessness and the role of a moral center plays in dire circumstances. Some superb performances.

I can't image a worse time to watch this than in a pandemic, so wait a bit if you haven't seen it yet and want to.

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#37 Post by Never Cursed » Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:11 pm

Production on Limbo, which was apparently extremely arduous, has wrapped
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#38 Post by Never Cursed » Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:28 pm

Limbo now titled, uh, Bardo (or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths)

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#39 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:40 pm

I'll say this for it, it doesn't have the same issue as the original title (it would've been the third feature film in as many years to be released under that title).

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#40 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:48 pm

I realize this is my OCD talking, but it bothers me that Iñárritu is not being consistent with his placement of the word "or" between his two single-B-word-followed-by-bloated-parentheses titled films

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#41 Post by black&huge » Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:55 pm

He should just call it "False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths". What does he think he is, an artist?

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#42 Post by The Narrator Returns » Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:05 pm

Perhaps this could be its own false chronicle of a handful of truths, but there's a tweet going around saying that AGI ignored COVID protocols left and right making Bardo and "is about to be sued by large swaths of the crew".

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#43 Post by Ribs » Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:50 pm

World of Reel is alleging that the main impetus for the suit is multiple crew members who contracted COVID on set… and died from it. Which seems extremely severe and it’s hard to see how it could be defended.

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#44 Post by swo17 » Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:34 am

The crew on the film painstakingly worked overtime hours, in crowded places and the nastiest bit of it all has many of them being forced to show up on-set with symptoms.
Yikes

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#45 Post by Big Ben » Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:06 am

Boy I thought the shit John Landis pulled on the Twilight Zone was bad. Forcing people to show up to work even when sick with COVID is downright messed up.

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#46 Post by domino harvey » Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:13 am

Is there any actual reputable source reporting this? Zero surprise FilmTwitter wants this to be true

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#47 Post by swo17 » Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:51 am

Not that I can see. Though one of the first things I found in an internet search was that he apparently donated a bunch of money last year for COVID relief to the very same kind of workers. Which is, like, the opposite of killing them

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