Annasette, on 05 December 2012 - 09:14 PM, said:
I envy you having seen the film already, Rooster Byron. Where did you see it?
Out of curiosity, then, does the combination of the very fact that you have seen the film early and that you are able to confirm the cut of those words about Cosette's name in the film, as opposed to the clip (in the throws of a single(?) view of a film, I am not too sure that detail would have been noticed), indicate that you may actually be connected to it in some way? Very interesting if you are. Are you?
But aside from that, I have to say that I have empathy with your trying to steer prematurely judgemental attitudes in a more appropriate direction too. It obviously helps to be able to speak from the perspective of having actually seen the film, but judgementalism on the basis of inadequate or non-existent knowledge is always something that irritates me (whatever the issue). But it was gently done and appropriate, even if I am wondering a tiny bit (interested, probably better word) re you motivation. .
I luckily got to see it at the first screening, am in no way involved in the making of the film, nor any production of it. I noticed the Cosette bit, just because I was aware of it seeming weird in the clip. I think all I was trying to do is to steer people to keep an open mind till they have seen it. It's frustrating when judgement is so quickly passed on such a tiny sample of the finished product but such is life. I know having seen it, that it is wonderful and if someone comes away having not enjoyed it because of the close ups, or because of this, or because of that, then they've probably failed to see the bigger picture, but each to their own.
With regards the close up shooting, the most devastating scene in the film is one un cut long close up, and it's simply phenomenal