Marlon - Yeah man. I missed you guys. Had to get back in. Looking forward to that feature length 'The Jones' man!
Richard - Thanks man! I really appreciate that coming from you. LOL...glad you like the ending too...heh heh. I'll be through your thread soon man! Thanks for watching!
Noel - Noel, man...you just made my day. That really means a lot to me. The filmmakers around DVXuser and the fests really push progression and improvement and it's a great way to grow. Thanks for the comment. Really.
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07-20-2010 07:18 PM
07-20-2010 07:59 PM
I'm Anthony. Just watched The Western and thought I'd hit you with a review.
Intro was totally fun and the music got me right in. The interwoven credits felt right.
I was going to call you out on her 'feeling out of place' but I guess I'll have to turn that into a compliment. Nice forshadowing.
I would say that the ending was out of left field, but it wasn't. He refrences her weird behavior and it got my mouse wheel turning.
You got me with the end. I had no idea. Loved it. If I was to give you one negative, it would be that I wish it was graded or maybe even filtered. The footage felt really raw to me. But man, that's a minor. I did love the long shots a lot. Good work all the way around.
07-20-2010 08:01 PM
Brian very cool, especially the ending. Loved the hologram graphics. But you cut to the sky on the money shot for the shoot out! noooooooooo! i wanted to see some killin' go down! tastefully done though, and that was an ok decision on your part. The score: apple loops! I know because i have used those same loops, and there's nothing wrong with that. You chose cool loops and composed a neat score. Well done overall.Matt Harris
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07-20-2010 10:44 PM
Nice twist at the end. Watch your shots, crossed "the line" a few times. Was kind of frustrated I didn't know more backstory but once I realized it wasn't all it was seeming to be I was ok with it. Nice effort!Feature NO GREATER LOVE being distributed by LIONSGATE, On DVD Everywhere NOW!
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07-20-2010 11:32 PM
Brian, very nice job. I liked it. I watched it twice.
This is quite a bit better than the other one I saw - the two girls fighting. Can't remember which fest it was for...Actor / Musician
07-21-2010 02:44 AM
Anthony - Hey, thanks for checking out the film and all of the great feedback. I'm glad that you picked up on her strangeness. I was worried that it wouldn't read on screen. Have to do another pass on the filter. Glad that you enjoyed the film man!
Defcon - LOL...yeah man...even I was torn on cutting away to the sky shot but I wanted to create a little uncertainty. You're right on the music. I really wanted to find some instruments that Morricone used for his scores to make it more authentic. Thanks for checking it out and I'm glad you liked it.
07-21-2010 02:52 AM
Zaza - Thanks for stopping by man. Things have been crazy today so I haven't had a chance to start my reviews yet but looking forward to your film. Glad the ending got you! I'll be around!
Brandon - Thanks for checking it out. Yeah, sometimes I gravitate towards stories that are like excerpts from people's lives but I'm glad that you got resolution with the ending. Ugh, yeah, the line crosses still get me sometimes.
Tom - Thanks man! Yeah, that was a while back for Betrayal Fest I think. As long as I'm improving, I'm happy. See you in your film's thread soon!
07-21-2010 01:28 PM
Brian, nice little short here. For just a second near the end I thought I was seeing a scene out of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
I originally had a big problem with the setup, i.e. the bounty hunter giving the outlaw a 'sporting chance.' It just didn't ring true. But as the short played out to its surprise ending I understood why it had to happen, though I still don't really buy his choice.
The bounty hunter was the best actor of the three by a pretty wide margin. I'm afraid the guy and girl seemed a bit wooden.
Loved the opening credits.
I feel the girl broke the time travel paradox, though, by killing the bounty hunter and changing the past.
Good job, I enjoyed it.
07-21-2010 01:51 PM
Blaine - Glad you enjoyed it Blaine. The Sergio Leone stuff was a huge inspiration for me as he made all of my favorite westerns. Yeah, she broke the time traveling golden rule. Not sure what the implications will be back in the future.
Thanks for checking it out Blaine! I really appreciate the feedback.