BP Movie Journal 8/16/18
In this episode, Tyler and David discuss the movies they’ve been watching, including:
NO DATE, NO SIGNATURE
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY
CRAZY RICH ASIANS
ISLE OF DOGS
RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD II
BREAKING & EXITING
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.
As a former Chicago resident, that would drive me crazy.
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.
Yeah, I noticed that too. (And The Cromwell is the next one, between Ballys and The Flamingo)
(If someone did that in a movie, that is)
(Perhaps the tone was a bit harsh, but I stand by the sentiment)
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
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.
I mean, it’s never gonna ruin a movie for me but it does stand out.
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”.
Good clarification. Thanks!
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”.
Good to know!