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Alejandro González Iñárritu's 8 1/2
Fellini's film was incredible and groundbreaking not just for its technical achievements, but for creating the defining piece of a certain kind of movie. It served as a meta-commentary on the director's life, his work, and his creative process. Almost a mid-career crisis if not for the confidence behind the work.
Now, there may be a lot of lingering self doubt and questioning in Bardo. But how can the same thing applied to AGI be…
The kind of movie that's got its DNA in basically everything that came after it.
I was amazed at how much of this is Kubrick using the camera to paint beautiful and slowly unfolding images. He shows us vast landscapes, planets in orbit, people moving across space and so much more, all set to either meticulous sound design or booming classical music rather than any dialogue.
2001 takes it's time with every single beat. Letting you soak in the images…
Eli, you boy.
The story, acting, directing, and score are all absolutely phenomenal. Needless to say, Daniel Day-Lewis is so damn compelling and I could watch him act for hours. The entire last scene forced me to add half a star, and it speaks volumes that Paul Dano could hold his own acting with Day-Lewis.