BP Movie Journal 8/16/18

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  1. Andrew says:

    Oh my god nobody cares about Los Angeles geography. It’s a movie, so you can play fast and loose with things, including the location of certain shots. Nobody gives a FUCK if a shot in Chinatown is logistically out of place.

    I live in Chicago, and I wouldn’t care in the slightest if someone got off at the Clark/Division red line stop and walked to the music box theater in 4 minutes. Stop trying to prove how in love with LA you are by pointing out geographic I consistencies in movies. It’s absolutely infuriating.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      As a former Chicago resident, that would drive me crazy.

      – David

      • bob says:

        agree. It ruined the end of Jason Bourne for me when they magically went from Bally’s to The Riviera (instead of the Flamingo).

        I mean, that movie sucks anyway, but that was the icing on the cake.

  2. Andrew says:

    (If someone did that in a movie, that is)

  3. Andrew says:

    (Perhaps the tone was a bit harsh, but I stand by the sentiment)

  4. Andrew says:

    David, that’s the point I’m making. It shouldn’t drive you crazy because it’s (hypothetically) a fictional movie, not a documentary about Chicago, and this does not owe honesty to the geography of Chicago or any other city

    • bob says:

      if they say it’s Chicago, the do. If they call it “Gotham”, then all bets are off.

      Just like if someone is using a pistol (say, a Glock) and they do things that can’t be done (like “take the safety off” – looking at you, Walking Dead pilot episode). If they call it a Night-Tac (like in Shoot’em Up) – something that doesn’t exist – then they can do whatever they want. Infinite rounds per mag, double action, whatever – even though it’s obviously a Colt 1911.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      I mean, it’s never gonna ruin a movie for me but it does stand out.

      – David

  5. bob says:

    At this point, i forget if David said “Alpha” is the first movie for either Hughes brother post-split, but it’s Albert’s first. Allen had previously made Broken City and “The Defiant Ones”.

  6. Mic says:

    Regarding St. Patrick’s day, speaking as an Irishman, there are Irish people who get somewhat annoyed at the immediate association between Irishness and binge drinking but it probably isn’t seen as a big deal.

    What does annoy the majority of Irish people is the American habit of referring to it as “Patty’s Day”. In Ireland “Patty” is a shortening of Patricia.

    If you are going to shorten it, and there is nothing wrong with that, it should be “Paddy’s Day”.

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