Friday, April 20, 2012

Video Review - The Fall


Let's try something new - a video review, no less. I hardly ever see people do things like these. Probably because they're time consuming, it involves showing your face, and podcasts are a little easier (Ryan, this is as close as you're getting to a podcast from me). Alas, if you feel like you have a spare nine minutes, watch as I talk about Tarsem Singh's 2006 cult film The Fall. You can chuck me in another tab and go about your day on Facebook/Twitter/what ever other life ruiner tickles your fancy. Lemme know what you think, and if you think I should carry on with this (which is quite unlikely, I ain't no movie star).

23 comments:

  1. Great work Stevee, it takes (metaphorical) balls to do something like this, so I respect you for it. I have The Fall on my computer but haven't watched it yet because I'm lazy and haven't read a lot of positive reviews. It's obvious the way your review was improvised, but in a good way. I had to laugh when you said 'explosion of colour.' Your video reviews are different to your written reviews, in an interesting way. I wouldn't recommend you do many of them, simply because it's rarely wise for anyone to do them over written reviews, but it was definitely a refreshing change. Well done.

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    1. I always improvise crap, and somehow I win speech contests with it. This isn't my best work, though. I'm not going to do many of them, they're exhausting.

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  2. This is brilliant! I love the "I hate you Mel Gibson" and the posh British lady voice and the Room guy impersonation and that fantastic finish (boo One Direction).
    Please do this more. So brave and so funny. I could never do something like this. I would say "nice" for everything because I suck at talking more than I suck at writing. Oddly enough, my thoughts are very articulate, but when voicing them out loud, they turn into word vomit. My life is a puddle of word vomit (some mental image, eh?).

    Finally about The Fall. I absolutely agree that it's gorgeous. Actually I preferred the first two-thirds of it to that last part. The last act got unnecessarily and manipulatively sentimental. I don't mind style over substance as long as the film maker doesn't try to overdo the substance aspect, which is what The Fall does and as a result gets ruined for me.

    Fantastic stuff though!

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    1. Haha, thanks!

      When I talk to people it is usually a puddle of word vomit. I'm so strange. But yes, nice mental image!

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  3. I'm here! I commented!
    Great work, felt very conversational. Like Tyler said, quite different to your written reviews, but still good.
    Whether you do more video reviews or not is up to you entirely. If you enjoy it, or feel like you can be bothered, then why the hell not? Maybe instead of full on reviews, just random blogs about random movie topics? Do some lists, talk about a certain actor's performances *cough*JessicaChastain*cough* etc etc. :)

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    1. I was thinking about that. I don't know, maybe in the future!

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  4. Nicely done Stevee. Like you I am trying this out. As you know.

    It is very scary and different to try and string the words together coherently, but you do a much better job than I did! LOL

    Thanks for sharing and I look forward to your next!! I am recording my next one this arvo!!

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    1. Haha, no, you are way better than I am!

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  5. Very brave, don't know if I would have the guts to do this. I think you should continue making a few videos,
    if you liked it... don't see why not.

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    1. Yeah, I'm not sure what the future will hold for this...

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  6. Fantastic work! Definetly something new and I admire you for doing that, I'm happy I don't have a webcam but even if I did, I wouldn't even know how to review a movie in that form :)

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  7. Wow, that did take guts. I like this review. I had a few issues with The Fall for its story as I felt it sort of fell apart in the third act. Yet, I do think it is visually beautiful. I've seen Tarsem's work dating back to the work he did as a music video director such as REM's "Losing My Religion". That I think is still his best work.

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  8. I would only do this for more well known films because I got bored.

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    1. I am a fan of your blog.

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  9. So glad that someone - and especially you Stevee - have taken up the video reviewing. It's true that a lot of bloggers don't do video reviews and apart from the time consuming thing, which, if done right I guess would actually take a shorter time to do than writing, I don't really see why it isn't done more often!

    And not sure what Luke is on about, but I didn't get bored - I love speaking to hear people's thoughts on films when they're not written down, and it just comes as thoughts are processed, and that is exactly what you did!

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    1. No, I wish more people would do them! Mind you, podcasts are probably a lot more accessible.

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    2. Yeah, particularly for loading and what not. My internet has just been fixed after about half a year + of ridiculously dial-up slow loading, so it would have taken me ages to watch your video had we not had the internet fixed, but quicker with a podcast download!

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    3. *also hearing other people's thoughts, not speaking.

      Damn typos!

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  10. Like it was said before, I admire your courage to do video reviews; I, personally, wouldn't do it (camera-shy person). That being said, I really liked, and your accent is very nice :) If I were you, I would stick to written, but do video reviews for extremes, like really bad or really good movies, because those are the type of films that can get an extreme reaction from you and it's nice to watch that! Nice job Stevee!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I'd love to do one on an extremely bad film - that would be fun.

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