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Franklyn

Gerald McMorrow:
As much as I have an interest in the traditional classics of cinema and I appreciate all of that stuff, I'm the first to admit that I'm a child of Star Wars. I was seven years old when I saw that film and my thing was that I really wanted to make an audience feel like that. It wasn't enough to watch it; I wanted to make people feel like they felt when they saw that film.

Comments

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

Awesome, I really wish this would come out soon! Looks so good. Joe you've seen it right? What did you think?

Feb 26 - 11:53 AM

Mitchie-Boy

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It's a half-assed version of Del Toro's Pan's Labryinth.

Can't say I really liked it; whereas the original idea is unique, the execution is quite dismal, especially the cinematic tricks director uses to cover the clues. On the other hand, you sense the creator behind the whole thing really has a vision and he's trying to make it work... But it doesn't.

Feb 26 - 02:19 PM

Joe Utichi

Joe Utichi

Jokerboy: I think it's a pretty great film, and the sort of ambitious project I'm really proud to call British. Like most ambitious movies I don't think it'll work for everyone, but I think if you give it your time and an open mind it'll reward you with something you're absolutely not used to seeing from cinema, let alone British Independent cinema.

It's not even remotely a version of Pan's Labyrinth, half-assed or not.

Feb 26 - 04:54 PM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

Yeah I hope to see it soon, it kind of gave me a Dark City vibe when I saw the trailer. I'm sure it will get picked up here and will probably be realeased this year, but yeah I think it looks really good. Also Ryan Phillipe looks pretty bad @ss in it.

Feb 26 - 09:17 PM

jokerboy1991

jack giroux

Yeah I hope to see it soon, it kind of gave me a Dark City vibe when I saw the trailer. I'm sure it will get picked up here and will probably be realeased this year, but yeah I think it looks really good. Also Ryan Phillipe looks pretty bad @ss in it.

Feb 26 - 09:17 PM

MoBiUGeArSkIn

Leigh Sherval

I saw it last night too, caught it at Croydon Grants. You'd think, considering this is a British film that features on the BBC news due to the shooting locations, it would be getting a lot of press here. It isn't.

Regardless of all that, I absolutely loved the film. Performances were all solid, especially Ryan Phillipe and I don't usually like him. It's visually stunning and very well paced. I did start to worry that I might leave the cinema frustrated and confused, as none of the plot threads seemed to relate, but when things start clicking around the halfway point the film really picks up.

Excellent score too. Let the film wash over you, makes for great post-cinema-pub discussion.

Mar 1 - 10:24 AM

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