View Full Version : OT: You've gotta see Brick
09-14-2006, 09:37 PM
I just saw Brick (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0393109/) and...wow. It's like The Maltese Falcon set in a high school. It's simply amazing. See it.
09-15-2006, 12:10 AM
Really wanted to like it, given the good reviews that it got, but - whilst I thought it was okay - I found it too affected for my taste. I mean, I knew it would be done in the style of the old film noirs, but I thought the dialogue was too artificial. I certainly could have done with a little less of the invented slang, particularly in the opening stages.
Good performances, though. Especially from Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
09-15-2006, 07:56 AM
I thought Gordon-Levitt was astounding.
The stylized dialogue, well, the thing that worked is, that's so high school. I mean, normally you hear stylized slang in movies and you're like, where did THAT come from? But kids spend their free time inventing slang (at least we did).
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