Sunshine- Danny Boyle

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  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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  2. it5five macrumors 65816

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    Oh! Thank you!

    I remember seeing the preview for that, but couldn't recall the name. I want to see it.
     
  3. iGav macrumors G3

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    For once we actually had a film that was released over here, months before over there. :D

    It's not quite operating in the same echelon as something like Solaris, but it's certainly one of the more sophisticated sci-fi films of the last couple of decades.

    I'm still waiting for the soundtrack to be released. :(
     
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    I saw Sunshine months ago. I think it was released first in the UK. Has it still to be released in the US? The film is really good and gives a good dark, realistic depiction of space, and at times is very, very eerie.
     
  5. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    As I understand it, it's only in 10 cities here.
     
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    Oh come on, comparing Tarkovsky to Boyle is a bit unfair, don't you think?
     
  7. iGav macrumors G3

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    Absolutely.

    That's why I was comparing to Soderbergh's version. ;)
     
  8. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    I don't count that Clooney mess. ;) But I see what you mean I guess.
     
  9. iGav macrumors G3

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    Touché. :D

    It's all down to the subject matter, Sunshine is a little more... conventional, a little less cerebral... but that's not to suggest it's not worthy of being included in discussion with such... prodigious company. Because it is, and deservedly so. ;)

    If it's only on in 10 cities though... :( sounds like you should consider yourself fortunate to have been able to experience it on the big screen. ;)
     
  10. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    The film industry considers most Americans to be too simple in their tastes to go to such a film. Sadly, they're right.
     
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    i wanted to go see this movie, but since i live in the backwoods, i'll probably have to wait until it's on dvd.
     
  12. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Such a shame too. It really is good.
     
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    The awfully cliched ending wasted what would have been an instant sci-fi classic along the lines of 2001 and Alien. I did enjoy the opening act... Danny Boyle was able to recreate the awe and grandness of flying a spacecraft towards the sun in a very believable way. The scene of the crew in outer space without a suit was also very exciting.

    It's that pesky ending again... watching the movie is the equivalent of receiving a gift of dog poop wrapped up by Martha Stewart.
     
  14. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    The ending didn't bother me. What was it that you didn't like?
     
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    Ah, I really liked this, barring that cliched enemy guy they pick up. I'd have liked it more if they kept with the ¨enemy within¨ storyline they started with. Also thought that shot of Sydney under snow was pushing it too, they could have kept it subtle.

    Either way. I really liked it, I found it gripping from start to finish which rarely happens for me.

    Only reason I caught it was a lecturer friend said he was doing consulting for that film. The name escaped me until a friend bought it on DVD! Since then I've really got into Boyle's films. Dead Mans Shoes was incredible.
     

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