1235 Happiness

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1235 Happiness

#1 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jun 17, 2024 1:26 pm

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#2 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jun 17, 2024 1:27 pm

From non-anamorphic DVD to UHD— quite a leap! Kinda shocked this one got the Criterion treatment given the current climate, but I guess a lot of Film Twitter types have probably never even seen this so… that will be fun

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#3 Post by beamish14 » Mon Jun 17, 2024 1:29 pm

Really glad that Dylan Baker continues to be proud of this film. It is a truly once-in-a-generation work that would be impossible to make today. Just perfection

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#4 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jun 17, 2024 1:41 pm

“Long overdue” doesn’t even do it justice

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#5 Post by pzadvance » Mon Jun 17, 2024 1:46 pm

Just to further demonstrate how meaningless the term “Film Twitter” is, my feed has been filled with nothing but enthusiastic posts celebrating this release. Looking forward to finally experiencing this film, I’ve been putting it off in the hopes of an upgrade for years

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#6 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Fri Jun 21, 2024 12:16 am

I have rewatched the movie yesterday, but in 1:33; more on top and bottom but cropped on the left and right. I was surprised to see that the movie will be in 1:85; I saw the trailer and screenshots on Criterion web site page and wonder if the movie was intended at some point to be in 1:33; because all the apartment/corridor sequences are almost like Shining with this 1:33 which emphasize the looniness; and the movie becomes more frightening, cruel, but fair, and... funny.
For instance the sexy brunette, Helen Jordan, you won't see her legs in the upcoming Criterion ratio.
I thought that this 1:33 ratio worked damned good with all the Philipp Seymour Hoffman scene and all the scenes in the apartment; even the opening scene in the restaurant. Or the shrink scene with Philipp's character.
Thus I highly expect this sunrising 4K release (wow!) and the correct ratio.
I remember the poor thing - Jane Adams - in the restaurant scene has no luck in a date in "Little Children" (by the way I think this movie deserve a Criterion release; very interesting). This is like Short Cuts but a-la Todd Solondz's sauce.

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Re: 1235 Happiness

#7 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 21, 2024 7:03 am

I imagine they shot to protect for eventual full frame TV airings

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#8 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Fri Jun 21, 2024 6:58 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2024 7:03 am
I imagine they shot to protect for eventual full frame TV airings
Well, it turned out that this protected frame for TV screenings turned out to be like "accidents never happened" because it just maximized a tension a-la Shining like "something will going wrong", etc...
Loneliness, sexual tension, etc... that works well in 1:33, it's almost more suffocating. I'm curious to see it in the right-correct ratio.
What was the DVD ? 1:85 too ?

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#9 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 21, 2024 7:34 pm

Yep, it was 1.85 non-anamorphic

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#10 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Sat Jun 22, 2024 1:35 am

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2024 7:34 pm
Yep, it was 1.85 non-anamorphic
I will check my DVD then; it's odd that it's in 1:33 what I would call even so an open matte (= more on top and bottom; cropped on the left/right sides); a bit like the first S.Kubrick DVDs by Warner.

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