Netflix: High Flying Bird Official Trailer (dir. by Steven Soderbergh) (Andre' Holland, Zazie Beetz) Feb. 8th

Oct 25, 2017
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#56
i really like the poster but "and a writer of Moonlight" cracks me up.

didn't know about the iPhone 7 thing, although that is def Soderbergh's speed

Dali said:
I'm watching this now, and so far it's really good.
it still blows me away when people stop watching a movie to post about that movie

I am an old so I guess I don't multitask like that but I always give a film my attention. or pause it at the very least but I wouldn't go on Era in the middle of a viewing. again not trying to bag on you Dali but holy shit is that weird to me
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#60
i really like the poster but "and a writer of Moonlight" cracks me up.

didn't know about the iPhone 7 thing, although that is def Soderbergh's speed


it still blows me away when people stop watching a movie to post about that movie

I am an old so I guess I don't multitask like that but I always give a film my attention. or pause it at the very least but I wouldn't go on Era in the middle of a viewing. again not trying to bag on you Dali but holy shit is that weird to me
I interrupt tv shows to watch other shows sometimes. You can call it multitasking or no attention span or whatever. I've interrupted the viewing or watched while simultaneously working, cooking, sleeping, and running errands. After finally finishing it my overal opinion is I like it, but it was very anticlimactic. Also the dude staring at the ceiling during his interviews makes me irrationally want to slap the shit out of either him or the director for allowing it to fly.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#61
I hate that Soderbergh movies launch so early in the year and are subsequently forgotten/snubbed when Oscar season rolls around.
He was last nominated (and won) in 2000...which seems like some kind of crime (although he was double-nominated for directing for two films that year). Luckily, for those of us that care about that stuff, he has another film coming out later this year that's classic award season bait.

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I watched High Flying Bird last year, I enjoyed it a lot. Interesting and timely insight into labor empowerment in sports and in general.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,887
#64
is it just me or does the movie look like it's been recorded with a GoPro? looks like through a fish-eye lense very often, and on paning shots/moving backgrounds there's that telltale GoPro/Action camera fluidity in the picture.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#65
is it just me or does the movie look like it's been recorded with a GoPro? looks like through a fish-eye lense very often, and on paning shots/moving backgrounds there's that telltale GoPro/Action camera fluidity in the picture.
close. recorded on a iPhone 7.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,745
#66
I just randomly checked this out this morning. I'm so happy I did. Really good performances, and great screenplay.
 
Oct 28, 2017
3,781
Kansas
#67
close. recorded on a iPhone 7.
This was actually misreported. His last film was iPhone 7. This one was iPhone 8 using different lens adapters and the FiLmiC Pro app (~$30).

FiLmiC Pro is remarkably great, and honestly anyone can pull off this Level of quality with their phone provided they.l can teach themselves to colorgrade.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,887
#68
close. recorded on a iPhone 7.
well, damn...
This was actually misreported. His last film was iPhone 7. This one was iPhone 8 using different lens adapters and the FiLmiC Pro app (~$30).

FiLmiC Pro is remarkably great, and honestly anyone can pull off this Level of quality with their phone provided they.l can teach themselves to colorgrade.
but it still showed up in the end product.
 
Oct 27, 2017
6,831
#69
This was actually misreported. His last film was iPhone 7. This one was iPhone 8 using different lens adapters and the FiLmiC Pro app (~$30).

FiLmiC Pro is remarkably great, and honestly anyone can pull off this Level of quality with their phone provided they.l can teach themselves to colorgrade.
 
Oct 28, 2017
3,781
Kansas
#71
well, damn...

but it still showed up in the end product.
I mean, I’m not disputing that it doesn’t look like it was shot on a phone, I’m just pointing out the error.

That being said, it looks pretty phenomenal for a movie shot entirely with cell phones. The noise clean up and color grading was done remarkably well.
 
Oct 25, 2017
17,154
#72
I liked how it was really funny without trying to be. Well without seeming like it was trying to be funny. "I just had sex" gave me a hard laugh in what was a pretty tense scene.
 

Fuu

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Oct 27, 2017
1,044
#73
Great flick. Watched it on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. Both the script and the iPhone thing really makes you want to get out there and do shit too, haha.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#75
Watched it on a whim and was surprised by how much I liked it. It moved a little too quick for me at times but in the end I appreciated the brevity. Feels like a lot of films go on for too long but not this one.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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#76
Watched it on a whim and was surprised by how much I liked it. It moved a little too quick for me at times but in the end I appreciated the brevity. Feels like a lot of films go on for too long but not this one.
Still haven't watched this film yet, but I do feel like more films are bloated for no reason and don't enhance the narrative in any meaningful way. Maybe it's nostalgia speaking but I feel like more films in the past did a lot more with less at 90 minute runtimes.
 

Fuu

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Oct 27, 2017
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#77
The runtime was part of what made me watch this to be honest. Always on the lookout for shorter films.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#80
Still haven't watched this film yet, but I do feel like more films are bloated for no reason and don't enhance the narrative in any meaningful way. Maybe it's nostalgia speaking but I feel like more films in the past did a lot more with less at 90 minute runtimes.
This just occurred to me but we also used to have films like Lawrence of Arabia and Gone with the Wind that were like four hours long lol. So at least most modern blockbusters don't got that long haha
 
Oct 26, 2017
414
Finland
#82
Not saying that the results were bad, but why would you shoot a movie like this on a phone? Just to say you did it or did they actually have an ultra low budget?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#83
Still haven't watched this film yet, but I do feel like more films are bloated for no reason and don't enhance the narrative in any meaningful way. Maybe it's nostalgia speaking but I feel like more films in the past did a lot more with less at 90 minute runtimes.
What are you even talking about. 90 is like the bare minimal for movies.

This has the 35 shortest movies in the imdb top 250 and one is over 60 mins and the rest is over like 80 minutes.

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls071822246/
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#84
Not saying that the results were bad, but why would you shoot a movie like this on a phone? Just to say you did it or did they actually have an ultra low budget?
Gives the film a certain look and aesthetic. Unsane and Baker’s Tangerine really benefited.

In this film, it creates a vibe like we’re getting an inside peek behind the curtain
 
#87
Watched it last night and really enjoyed it. Moved along at a brisk pace, the cast were really good, especially Andre Holland.

Did the restaurant scene after the opening interview remind anyone of the bar scene that opens The Social Network? The rata-tat-tat of the dialogue and snappy pacing instantly brought that to mind for me.
 

shira

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Oct 25, 2017
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#88
Yeah it's all shot using IPhone 7's.
That's fucking nuts

Watched it on a whim and was surprised by how much I liked it. It moved a little too quick for me at times but in the end I appreciated the brevity. Feels like a lot of films go on for too long but not this one.
I was surprised that it only took 3 hours to rough cut.

Looks like they cut a shitload out of production time and costs.

Bad news for film industry workers, great news for low budget high quality pics.


Ahh taht's the predator guy