Mine too, but at least I'm home all day, so whenever she wants to yell at me, I'm right there
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02-18-2008 10:07 PM
02-19-2008 05:41 AM
I'm glad the male roles were as they were... otherwise it's not as good of a story. I wouldn't call this a twist ending so much as a pay-off... it's a revelation that a well-constructed story is leading to... that's the difference. It's not "oh my God... the Village is in modern times!"... it's more, "no wonder she was so desperate and impulsive... she was trying to escape or find something we haven't been shown yet."
I think the story STILL would have worked with the male roles reversed, but the "twisty" factor of it would have been lost... and it's not like it was needed, but it added to my satisfaction since I didn't see the ending coming.
02-19-2008 05:53 AM
I didn't feel this was a tiwst at all.
I found it refreshing and real.
This got my TOP VOTE.
02-19-2008 06:46 AMThat's evolutionary psychology for you.
JR - wow thanks, that's about as great a compliment you can get here. thanks!
matt - 'thanks for paying off on my emotional investment.' holy *&^% that's great to hear! it made me feel, even with some flaws, that we executed on what we set out to do.
regarding actors - yeah we toyed with every combo of who should play who. our leads had worked together before and we liked their chemistry. after thinking and rewriting, we actually liked our choice for the husband, we thought it would make people think a little more about what was going on here. is it more interesting to have her come home to an ugly husband (wearing a wife beater holding a beer) or to a nicely dressed, pleasant guy who has just put the kids to bed? the latter is more complicated and, to me, much more interesting. life is complicated because people are complicated. i feel that was something we really wanted to convey below the surface of what was shown.
the f bomb (a la daniellius) - the f bomb was tricky for us. some takes she didn't make it believeable, a few she did. was it unnecessary? perhaps. was it unmotivated? i don't think so. we liked the argument getting kicked into high tension there, and nothing does that better than a well delivered solidly motivated f-bomb. here's this woman, trying so hard to avoid confrontation - she's finally backed into a corner and her emotions are unleashed. so i guess, my question back to you, daniellus, is did you find this completely unmotivated, were you offended? i'd like to hear your perspective a little more there!
thanks again for all the feedback. we're not done here yet, if you've got an opinion, regardless of what it is, i look forward to you posting!
02-19-2008 09:10 PM
Welcome to the Death Star club... you helped take out a peaceful group of struggling vegetarian filmmaker pacifists. Your flick was part of a 5-flick monster that I set loose tonight... by the time it was over everybody was guzzling corn alcohol, gnawing beef-jerky, and bare knuckle fighting.
I've watched this more times then I care to admit now (I'm compulsive)... and the dialog and emotional arc seems better each time I watch it... not that I had a problem with it in the first place, but it's better then I first thought it was... and I thought it was great to begin with. I love the woman's elusive disconnect with the guy... how she doesn't want to hear what he insists on expressing.
02-20-2008 04:10 AM
Awesome short Luis! Love the ending and the characters...
my two cents
02-20-2008 05:51 AM
LUIS! I been trying to watch your film for days! The download keeps messin' up. I'm gonna' try again tonight.
Watch the film (1/21/13) HERE!
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02-20-2008 07:42 AM
Luis!! Great job on this film!!!
Your actors, both of them, are really going places. Some serious talent there.
This is a very cool story, guys, and I'm very impressed with this film's direction. - In regards to the "twist" ending... I'm going to have to agree with everyone else in that it WASN'T a twist. It was real, and a very effective payoff.
Also, something I hold near and dear to my own filmmaking heart, AWESOME FONT TREATMENT!!! Your titles were quick, poignant, and well-crafted. GREAT WORK!!