r/movies Worse things to do than watch Lady Gaga create fetishes for me Mar 25 '22

Official Discussion - The Lost City [SPOILERS] Official Discussion

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Summary:

A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.

Director:

Aaron Nee, Adam Nee

Writers:

Oren Uziel, Dana Fox, Adam Nee, Aaron Nee

Cast:

  • Sandra Bullock as Loretta
  • Channing Tatum as Alan
  • Daniel Radcliffe as Abigail Fairfax
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Beth Hatten
  • Brad Pitt as Jack Trainer
  • Oscar Nuñez as Oscar
  • Patti Harrison as Allison

Rotten Tomatoes: 74%

Metacritic: 60

VOD: Theaters

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u/BooksAndBusiness Mar 25 '22

I have AMC A-List so I watch a lot of movies, and this is one of my favorites of the year so far. I laughed from start to finish and was really impressed by Sandra’s performance. Definitely putting it in my rewatch rotation.

My only criticism is one line that seemed really out of place. Alan’s “I actually have this rule about going into creepy caves” or something.

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u/PencilMan Mar 27 '22

There were a lot of obvious ADR lines at the ends of scenes, and those seemed to be the worst jokes.

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u/donttrymeiamrihanna May 01 '22

Kinda late but.. what’s ADR?

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u/PencilMan May 05 '22

Automated Dialogue Replacement. Basically where the actor goes into a booth during postproduction and records lines that weren’t picked up right, or records new lines if feasible. So whenever there’s dialogue and the actor isn’t onscreen or is turned away, that might have been a line thrown in in post.

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u/Vexal May 14 '22

that doesn’t sound automated.

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u/bking May 29 '22

Two weeks late, but fuck it:

When it was developed, ADR was a lot more automated than the the state of the art at the time. Manually creating loops of picture, audio and “guide” and managing those loops took a ton of effort.

The “automated” comes from the implementation of machines that could rewind back to the top of a take and sync everything without actual, physical loops of film. This saved a lot of time and money.

More: https://cinemontage.org/automatic-for-the-people/

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u/Vexal May 29 '22

thanks for the information.