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Old 07-03-2017, 02:59 PM   #76
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Funny, I came across this article in today's paper, and instead of searching for the online link, posting an actual snapshot I took with my phone.

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Old 07-04-2017, 09:26 PM   #77
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Solid film, solid production, with a Tarentino-esque feel and a very basic moral code that applies to every character like law. I thought the characters were all well acted. All the driving and shooting looks realistic and doable in real life. Lots of action, and an accelerating pace.

A very stylish film, a solid cast, and a great sound track. Definitely not art imitating life. More like a medieval passion play. Lots of feels, and not comfortable for everyone. Not everyone who doesn't like it will pick up on exactly why, even if they tell you they did.

Will watch again. Preferably in HD.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:37 AM   #78
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I enjoyed the movie.

Hamm's character was cool, but I agree Hamm and his girl only taking a break from making out to listen to Spacey was annoying.

Every time Foxx's character walked into a building he killed someone. There's no way he's still walking around free.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:48 AM   #79
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Every time Foxx's character walked into a building he killed someone. There's no way he's still walking around free.
yes I agree, since he's got rebar through his chest now.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:49 AM   #80
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also, if this movie doesn't win an Oscar for editing or sound, there's something wrong.
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:13 PM   #81
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also, if this movie doesn't win an Oscar for editing or sound, there's something wrong.
I wouldn't be shocked, the Oscars are great at making poor, unoriginal, uninspired, and highly biased choices for awards nomination and winners.

Watch this movie be totally blown off in those categories.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:52 PM   #82
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Just thought about the monster's inc. scene today... that part really cracked me up.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:34 PM   #83
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Just thought about the monster's inc. scene today... that part really cracked me up.
That reminds me of his 8-year-old nephew. That kid was very... astute. Lol
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:12 PM   #84
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I thought it was great, the over the top acting didn't bug me at all as it played right in to the theme, I mean hell, they were firing off their guns in tune to the music and basically dancing in the fight scenes, so caricatured characters is par for the course.

The movie was original (overall), well produced and acted (including the intentional overacting) with a killer soundtrack. The relatively subtle use of body movement with the music to relay mood was cool, the driving seemed like the real thing (not all CGI) and in my opinion it was a breath of fresh air in the heist genre.

It did definitely feel like it gave a nod to Drive in terms of directing and connection to it's soundtrack, but I'm totally cool with that since Drive is in my top 10. In fact we went home and watched it after.

Honestly, I have no complaints.
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Old 07-07-2017, 12:30 AM   #85
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:42 AM   #86
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Late to the party here but I enjoyed this movie immensely! Maybe I'm overreacting a bit but I put it in my all time top 10 favorites. I actually didn't like Drive at all, but this was on another level for me.
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:29 AM   #87
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I loved it. Pretty sure the people complaining about the acting completely failed to grasp that the whole movie is intended to be vaguely surreal, a kind of musical melodrama meets action movie/music video mashup.

It's like watching Superman and saying, "that's stoopit, people can't fly!"

But yeah, why did the hero vigilante character never get developed further. That was a bit disappointing.
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:22 AM   #88
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Lots of action and few slow spots. Some questions did come up.


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Mostly curious who the hell the "soldier boy" was at the bank transport heist was. Vigilante? Badass security? Is Doc a mob boss? Why is suddenly all the cops coming after them after the post office instead of just the dirty ones when their buddies bit the dirt?




Probably would give it a 3-3/4 out of 5. Recommended matinee movie but not a prime time one.
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At first I thought Soldier Boy was a character of importance, but it turns out he was just some random a**hole with guns who thought he was being John McClane.

It wasn't really emphasized well enough, but soldier boy is just a Marine that went vigilante. Why he had a fully automatic weapon? I don't think we thought that through all the way...it was just a quick justification to make some awesome action ensue.

Greets btw, I'm one of the mechanics/stunt drivers from the movie. Also, I'm an owner of one of those Subies you see in the opening sequence. I'm not on here too often, but I'm happy to answer questions as I can.
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It wasn't really emphasized well enough, but soldier boy is just a Marine that went vigilante. Why he had a fully automatic weapon? I don't think we thought that through all the way...it was just a quick justification to make some awesome action ensue.

Greets btw, I'm one of the mechanics/stunt drivers from the movie. Also, I'm an owner of one of those Subies you see in the opening sequence. I'm not on here too often, but I'm happy to answer questions as I can.
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Old 07-26-2017, 01:27 AM   #90
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It wasn't really emphasized well enough, but soldier boy is just a Marine that went vigilante. Why he had a fully automatic weapon? I don't think we thought that through all the way...it was just a quick justification to make some awesome action ensue.

Greets btw, I'm one of the mechanics/stunt drivers from the movie. Also, I'm an owner of one of those Subies you see in the opening sequence. I'm not on here too often, but I'm happy to answer questions as I can.
Welcome! Thanks for that insider bit. How many Subies were used for that opening sequence? And how much of a Subaru enthusiast is Mr. Wright?

Thank you!
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Man....way to live up to the Subie Fanboy reputation right off the bat...

But based on his personality on set, I'd say he probably has a micro-penis of sorts.

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Welcome! Thanks for that insider bit. How many Subies were used for that opening sequence? And how much of a Subaru enthusiast is Mr. Wright?

Thank you!

We had 4 total (5 if you include the "buck"). Each one was unique. We body matched them all pretty darn well, too...so you probably won't be able to identify one over the other just by exterior. So they breakdown as:

1. The 2wd (Identifiable by the stunts performed - any super obvious drifts)
2. The Automatic (Identifiable by medium shots where you can clearly see Ansel or any other "heroes" in the car)
3. The T-Rex (Just a bigger turbo WRX with some nice LSDs and STi gearbox/r180 diff - also the one I own)
4. The STi (Pretty well untouched aside from an iAG catch can...but then again, all the driving cars had those...)
5. The Buck (Literally a shell of a car that we strap onto a driving bed called a "Biscuit Rig". Used for super close up shots and inserts of the heroes).

I don't think Edgar is a Subaru enthusiast at all, honestly. He just has an amazing eye for visuals that are uncommon. He likes something, and locks onto it. There was an Art Director that had some influence - but with Edgar's visual demands, a lot of us thought he was crazy at first. However, by the time we saw the sizzle reel, we realized he was just being a visual/editing super genius the entire time.

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Old 07-26-2017, 07:54 AM   #92
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That's pretty great info! Thank you for sharing. Subies have shown up in at least two of Edgar Wright's films now, so I wasn't sure if he was either an enthusiast or just knows what he wants visually and the Subies happen to fit that mold.

I'm curious about the purpose of the T-Rex and the STI painted to look like the WRX? Sounds like three cars was sufficient (2wd, Buck and auto).
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:51 PM   #93
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That's pretty great info! Thank you for sharing. Subies have shown up in at least two of Edgar Wright's films now, so I wasn't sure if he was either an enthusiast or just knows what he wants visually and the Subies happen to fit that mold.

I'm curious about the purpose of the T-Rex and the STI painted to look like the WRX? Sounds like three cars was sufficient (2wd, Buck and auto).

If I were to use my artistic mind (I'm an actor as well), I'd say the great thing about the Impreza is how normal it *looks* at first glance...but as it starts doing what it can, it turns into something rather wild.

When it comes to movie making, all the money in the world exists - however time does not. So picture stunt driving the same 3 cars for a month straight...and you should realize that a car going down is somewhat inevitable, and extremely costly for production. Also, the way the stunts were designed for that sequence kinda went like this:

A car for pretty slides (the 2wd)
A car for the actors and jump (the Auto)
A car that can power through any move (the T-Rex)
If that power just breaks? (the STi)

The STi was really just a back-up for the main performers. The only sequence you *really* see it in is the opening reverse 180 into the right hand drift - and that was because the 2wd was broken (I think it slammed a curb in an earlier sequence that day), and the clutch on the T-Rex got toasted.

Any sequence with super obvious counter-steering on 90* drifts was the 2wd.

Any sequence/move that made you go "WAIT, WHAT?!" (i.e., the 180 in/180 out in the alley) was the T-Rex.

And yes, all these stunts seriously were performed practically. And all by the guy in the previous article, Jeremy Fry (super cool guy btw).
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:11 PM   #94
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Okay that makes a lot of sense. I appreciate the explanation. Can never have too many of the same thing when time is precious!

That 180 to 180 was crazy! I cry thinking about how many takes that must've been until there was a clean take!
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Okay that makes a lot of sense. I appreciate the explanation. Can never have too many of the same thing when time is precious!

That 180 to 180 was crazy! I cry thinking about how many takes that must've been until there was a clean take!
In stunt world, we have days called "pre-viz" which is pretty much a rehearsal day to make sure we can even *do* a stunt. If it can't be done exactly as the director wants, we get as close as we can.

So Jeremy practiced that move on open concrete for a day and nailed it after a while. Then when the real day came...the rest of the stunt team realized that the ground transitioned from asphalt, to concrete, to metal grates, back to concrete, and back to asphalt. Not to mention, none of it was a smooth transition, and there were potholes/cracks left and right. He did about 5 or 6 takes where he got the first 180, but couldn't get enough speed to get back around for the second 180. While the rest of us were still scratching our heads on techniques and tweaks, Jeremy figured out a wet-down of the road might help. So our Special FX team wet down the alley where he was going to initiate and exit the move - and he nailed it about 6 more takes after he did that. The man is a master of a different level.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:16 AM   #96
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Good film. I'm not sure a lot of the storyline, or even how the characters interacted, made a lot of sense, but the action was great and liked the weird music twist to it. Probably would watch again.
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5. The Buck (Literally a shell of a car that we strap onto a driving bed called a "Biscuit Rig". Used for super close up shots and inserts of the heroes).
Is the biscuit rig mainly just to get better shots than what you could do by mounting a camera on a fully functioning car?
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:12 AM   #98
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Solid film, solid production, with a Tarentino-esque feel and a very basic moral code that applies to every character like law. I thought the characters were all well acted. All the driving and shooting looks realistic and doable in real life. Lots of action, and an accelerating pace.

A very stylish film, a solid cast, and a great sound track. Definitely not art imitating life. More like a medieval passion play. Lots of feels, and not comfortable for everyone. Not everyone who doesn't like it will pick up on exactly why, even if they tell you they did.

Will watch again. Preferably in HD.
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Man....way to live up to the Subie Fanboy reputation right off the bat...
[State Farm]Well, she's a chick, so....[/State Farm]

I have a question... how did you get into stunt driving? As a middle aged white male with the capability to saw a wheel with ease (never in an accident in Boston, and past autox national champ), I've always pondered the "how does someone get into something like that?"

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Is the biscuit rig mainly just to get better shots than what you could do by mounting a camera on a fully functioning car?
With the biscuit rig, you can put the actors in the car to get all kinds of camera angles, while still getting real background/atmosphere. The pod car (as pictured in one of the previously posted article) can do something similar, but the pod can only go so fast due to balance and power limitations. We adjusted the suspension on the pod car (which was also the automatic), but there's only so much to be done.

To give an idea of how fast the biscuit is, fully loaded it's 8,000+ lbs. While I was transporting the STi to another location, the biscuit and I were escorted by a team of police, so the roads were pretty well shut down for us. The cops were hauling, so we decided to haul too. From a 20 mph roll, the biscuit rig started pulling on me at 40, and kept pulling all the way up to 80. It was surreal to see something that huge pull that fast.

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