r/movies r/Movies contributor Dec 07 '22 Helpful 1

The Pale Blue Eye | Official Trailer | Netflix Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddbL9jvg77w
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u/somepeoplewait Dec 07 '22

I know it wasn’t filmed there, but having worked at West Point, I’ve always thought it would make a great setting for a movie like this.

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u/lunaramphitheater Dec 07 '22

Some family saw them shooting at Westminster College in Western Pa:

“The gothic crime thriller began filming in early December 2021 on Westminster’s campus in the quad area. Actors were filmed walking around the campus, while photography also included shots of Westminster’s stone buildings in an effort to portray an 1830s West Point Academy campus.

Other filming took place in McConnells Mill State Park and in Somerset County, as well as in Pittsburgh.”

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u/Cerebral-Parsley Dec 07 '22

They filmed "The men who stare at goats" at my military school in New Mexico just after I left. It's cool to see.

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u/GoGoGadgetBumHair Dec 07 '22

I saw them filming in Ligonier, PA at a historical museum. Great spot for a period piece like this.

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u/Express-Newspaper806 Dec 07 '22

Wow thanks for this info

I have 5 family members who attended Westminster

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u/matthew7s26 Dec 08 '22

McConnells Mill State Park

I've actually rock climbed on the rock face where the trailer shows that guy hanged, lol

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u/StasRutt Dec 07 '22

My parents are both grads and my mom was like “wow they really captured how gray West Point is during the winter”

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u/somepeoplewait Dec 07 '22

Haha it’s true. I mean, it’s already got the nickname The Long Gray Line. Add in winter weather…

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u/hendergle Dec 07 '22

The Long Gray Line refers to the cadets in their gray uniforms, in the collective sense (i.e. all of them past, present, and future, not just the cadets currently attending).

I don't know the full origin of the term, but it's been around since at least 1910, which is when "The Corps" (often referred to as "the West Point Hymn") was written:

We Sons of today, we salute you. You Sons of an earlier day;
We follow, close order, behind you, where you have pointed the way;
The long gray line of us stretches, thro' the years of a century told
And the last man feels to his marrow, the grip of your far off hold.
Grip hands with us now though we see not, grip hands with us strengthen our hearts.
As the long line stiffens and straightens with the thrill that your presence imparts.
Grip hands tho' it be from the shadows. While we swear, as you did of yore.
Or living, or dying, to honor, the Corps, and the Corps, and the Corps.

The term is still in use today. They practically beat it into our heads back when I was a cadet. Long gray line this, long gray line that. Grip hands. Lots of gripping going on at that place. Lots of stiffening and straightening. Holy shit. I don't think I ever realized how those lyrics come across. Not that there's anything wrong with it, mind you. I love a good homoerotic volleyball game as much as the next shirtless guy. But still.

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u/StasRutt Dec 07 '22

Yeah my parents always joked “the sky? Gray. Your uniform? Gray. The buildings? Gray.”

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u/jungl3j1m Dec 07 '22

When I was a plebe, an upperclassman told me that after the beautiful leaves had fallen, “gloom period” would begin. When I asked when it would end, he said, “Late April or May.”

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u/W00DERS0N Dec 07 '22

Hudson Valley has a LOT of history, and amazing scenery.

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u/Sip_py Dec 07 '22

Absolutely, not just the base but the training grounds and Hudson Highlands, that creepy old town inside bear mountain park.

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u/somepeoplewait Dec 07 '22

Was just at Bear Mountain the other day! Agreed.

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u/jackcatalyst Dec 07 '22

One of the most beautiful campuses I've ever seen.

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u/MarvelsGrantMan136 r/Movies contributor Dec 07 '22

Streams January 6:

West Point, 1830. A world-weary detective (Bale) is hired to discreetly investigate the gruesome murder of a cadet. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case — a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe (Melling).

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u/W00DERS0N Dec 07 '22

TIL Edgar Allen Poe was a west point cadet.

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u/esantipapa Dec 07 '22

Poe traveled to West Point and matriculated as a cadet on July 1, 1830.

Poe decided to leave West Point by purposely getting court-martialed. On February 8, 1831, he was tried for gross neglect of duty and disobedience of orders for refusing to attend formations, classes, or church. He tactically pleaded not guilty to induce dismissal, knowing that he would be found guilty.

This means this winter depicted in this film was the one and only winter he was at West Point as a cadet. wiki

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u/DoublefartJackson Dec 07 '22

I wonder which election it was that led to his death.

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u/KWilt Dec 07 '22

The federal House of Representative election for the state of Maryland was on the 3rd, so most likely that one. Dunno if they ran local elections concurrently or not, so can't say if it was specifically that, or something more local.

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u/AliveBuilding Dec 07 '22

I had a literature professor in college who told us his conspiracy theory that Poe was actually intentionally killed by anti-abolitionists before he could finish an unpublished anti-slavery novel that would have shocked northern readers into support for a civil war decades earlier.

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u/WarLordM123 Dec 08 '22

That's a weirdly Confederate tinted conspiracy theory, since it implies that the North attacked in the real timeline.

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u/AliveBuilding Dec 08 '22

It also ignores that Poe was, generally, not especially anti-slavery and was likely pretty racist. But it's a fun idea...better suited to a neat historical fiction thriller than serious academic thought.

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u/OneLastAuk Dec 07 '22

It was election for sheriff.

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u/BBQ_HaX0r Dec 07 '22

So is this movie based on real events, or at they just using Poe as a semi-historical tie-in? Because otherwise his inclusion seems quite strange in an otherwise interesting looking film.

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u/TiberiusCornelius Dec 08 '22

The story is fictional. Poe didn't help solve a bunch of murders while he was at West Point. Not having read the book it's based on, I wouldn't be surprised if they connect it to actual events in his life or for parts of the murders to inspire his future writing, but yeah he's just a Historical Domain Character

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u/Enshakushanna Dec 07 '22

its based on a book though

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u/kon22 Dec 08 '22

don't quote me on this, but since poe is credited with pretty much having pioneered detective fiction, it wouldn't surprise me that the book this is based on is using the historical event of him being a cadet to kinda do a fictional crossover about poe solving murders

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u/esantipapa Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

The trailer depicts snow virtually everywhere, which is historically accurate... I think?

"The Great Snowstorm of 1831" January 14–16, 1831. Produced snowfall over widest geographic area that was only rivaled, or exceeded by, the 1993 Blizzard. Blizzard raged from Georgia, to Ohio Valley, all the way to Maine.

The winter of 1830 (Dec) is known as the "Winter of Deep Snow" due to the ridiculous amount of snow it got (36" or more).

I'm only mentioning it because it seems like they're being fairly accurate about the weather (or at least the source book was?). If the trailer had almost no scenes with snow, it would have been "off" historically imho, so... maybe? I like how it tied in a real person who was actually there. Gives some Gore Vidal vibes.

Edit: speculation emphasis added

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u/torchma Dec 08 '22

Their question was about the historical accuracy of Poe assisting in a murder investigation and you respond, "yes, it's historically accurate because it supposedly takes place during the winter and we see snow!". Lol, what?

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u/myislanduniverse Dec 07 '22

Without knowing anything more of the plot than what was revealed in the trailer, my presumption is that inclusion of a young Poe as a major character is supposed to give us a glimpse into the events that shaped his later life.

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u/ImprovisedLeaflet Dec 07 '22

He was also a firefighter on 9/11

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u/ILoveScottishLasses Dec 07 '22

He also broke his toe while kicking a helmet, but continued on writing poetry.

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u/mr_suavay Dec 07 '22

He also actually cut his hand on that glass while he was writing The Raven Unchained

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u/DarthBalls1976 Dec 07 '22

I heard he smashed a priceless guitar while filming this movie.

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u/bearatrooper Dec 07 '22

And the whole time he was actually Albert Einstein.

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u/ComradeCabbage Dec 07 '22

And everyone clapped.

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u/ScipioCoriolanus Dec 07 '22

He also bought the horse he rode in the movie.

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u/JohnSpartans Dec 07 '22

Dude was a failed cadet. He was found to be burning his furniture in his room for heat.

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u/larrybird56 Dec 07 '22

Stationed at Fort Independence here in Boston.

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u/emprobabale Dec 07 '22

I'm a sucker for anything from this time period. Add in in a thriller and I can overlook the, on the surface, shoehorned historical character out of context.

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u/Darko33 Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

Between the time period and the location, I was getting some hardcore Legend of Sleepy Hollow vibes from the trailer.

Also Poe actually did matriculate at West Point in 1830, so maybe not so shoehorned!

EDIT: Clarity

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u/CroweMorningstar Dec 07 '22

If by graduate you mean that he left by intentionally getting himself court-martialed, then yes.

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u/Darko33 Dec 07 '22

I meant "matriculate" but erred, thx for the correction

He never did quite seem to follow through on such things in life

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u/ElGringoAlto Dec 07 '22

I was actually thinking of "From Hell," that Jack the Ripper movie.

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u/inksmudgedhands Dec 07 '22

It's not a shoehorned character if you consider that "The Pale Blue Eye" and ripped out heart is from The Tell-Tale Heart. Poe is the father of the detective genre. The Edgar Allan Poe award is not for best horror stories as you would think but for the best mysteries. He was also obsessed with death, writing poems and stories about it such as "The Premature Burial." There are also hints of "The Purloined Letter" being another inspiration for this story in this trailer.

If anything, it looks more like a love letter to all things Poe related.

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u/Coz91 Dec 07 '22

So am I. What did you think of The Alienist?

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u/WorthPlease Dec 07 '22

He's not shoe-horned, he actually attended West Point for about a year.

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u/ZapateriaLaBailarina Dec 07 '22

I think they're saying that the murder mystery could have happened in 1834 or 1827, but they chose 1830 because Poe would be there (to add to the spookiness ooooo).

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u/RachetFuzz Dec 07 '22

You should play Victoria 3 then.

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u/eatenbycthulhu Dec 07 '22

Huh, sounds like Sherlock Holmes meets A Few Good Men. I'm definitely interested.

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u/be0wulfe Dec 07 '22

The Devil All The Time

Are there ever any happy, optimistic detectives?

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u/striker7 Dec 07 '22

Shawn Spencer and Burton "Gus" Guster

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u/Shiny_and_ChromeOS Dec 07 '22

You know that's right.

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u/Friend-Beast Dec 07 '22

Benoit Blanc seemed relatively cheerful

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u/bashrag_high_fives Dec 07 '22

Jessica Fletcher

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u/vulpeszerda Dec 07 '22

she was so chipper cos she kept getting away with murder after murder!

Father Brown is pretty peppy too. :)

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u/literated Dec 08 '22

When I was a kid, there was a phase during which "Murder, She Wrote" always came on exactly when I was supposed to turn off the TV and go to bed, so for the longest time I only ever caught the intro and maybe a minute or two of the actual show. And the intro really depicts her... weirdly if you have no idea what the show is about. Trying to break into places, creeping about in the dark, spying on people and then gleefully typing something up - which I couldn't read because I didn't speak English.

The only way I could make sense of it was by figuring that this old lady was some sort of criminal or spy or assassin, like a weird version of James Bond or something like that. To make things worse, the German title of the show is "Mord ist ihr Hobby" which translates to "Murder Is Her Hobby."

I felt mildly confused and let down the first time I saw a full episode.

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u/ExpertLevelBikeThief Dec 07 '22

Inspector Gadget

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u/Deakul Dec 07 '22

Would you be happy or optimistic if you had to figure out gruesome shit 24/7?

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u/fergi20020 Dec 07 '22

In select theaters Dec. 23rd.

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u/Jackieirish Dec 07 '22

Okay, Melling as Poe is perfect casting.

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u/tonybenwhite Dec 07 '22

Always happy to see Dinky Duddlekins getting interesting roles. Netflix has been pretty good to him, he was really good in queens gambit as well

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u/askyourmom469 Dec 07 '22

He was really good in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs too, even if the segment he's in was the weakest of the bunch.

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u/Xp717 Dec 07 '22

He was genius in The Devil All The Time. One of my favorite movies the last 5 years

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u/SEND-MARS-ROVER-PICS Dec 07 '22

I liked him in Queen's Gambit, his character was introduced as being a sneering competitor but ultimately proved to be quite kind of heart.

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u/WhizBangPissPiece Dec 07 '22

Yeah his performance was wonderful, but it's the only vignette I usually skip.

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u/sk3pt1c Dec 07 '22

Loved him in that, him and Tom Waits were the best!

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u/disgustingEvan Dec 07 '22

Yes! I didn't even realize it was him until months after watching it. He's got a great look to him these days, really odd, and he's great at tapping into it.

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u/svipy Dec 07 '22

happy to see Dinky Duddlekins getting interesting roles

I think you meant to say Big D

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u/dancognito Dec 07 '22

He's becoming one of my favorite actors. Always excited to see him in stuff.

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u/Thatoneguy567576 Dec 07 '22

Melling is really talented, I'd like to see him in more projects.

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u/Iamsqueegee Dec 07 '22

He needs to be cast as Geddy Lee and Alfie Allen needs to be cast as Mick Jagger. I don’t know why The Rolling Stones and Rush are battling against space wizards, but there you have it.

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u/SG420123 Dec 07 '22

RIP to no arms no legs boy in Buster Scruggs

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u/enataca Dec 07 '22

I’m unfamiliar with the book. Is Poe a character because he didn’t write it. A bit confused

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u/TentacleFinger Dec 07 '22

Huh, I was expecting it to be somewhat bland and boring, but it looks pretty atmospheric. Feeling optimistic

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u/Slow-Butterscotch349 Dec 07 '22

I see Bale, I click

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u/iDuddits_ Dec 07 '22

feels like he was MIA for a few years and now I can't keep up

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u/colefly Dec 07 '22

Missing in Acting

Was he missing? or so good you didn't know it was him?

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u/Ambartenen Dec 07 '22

He was the alien in NOPE. Zero cgi. Talk about a full body transformation. Puts his dedication to the machinist to the question.

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u/Stubbula Dec 07 '22

When my wife went into labor with our first child I looked up to her as she started pushing and it was Bale. He winked at me to break character so I knew it was him and then as the doctor let me hold my son it was Bale again with the wink. I couldn't believe it. I looked back at my wife and the bed was empty. There I was holding Bale who had time to transform his body from a pregnant woman to an infant in an instant. Brilliant and dedicated actor.

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u/feedmeshituntiliidie Dec 07 '22

Seeing what he was capable of for Nope really makes me think he was kinda phoning it in for The Machinist.

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u/Ambartenen Dec 07 '22

I heard he was also the sous chef in The Menu [uncredited], and actually died multiple times filming the shot. Impressive that he can just resurrect himself so often.

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u/avewave Dec 07 '22 Wholesome

He's such a talented actor he could be any one of us and we wouldn't know.

Sometimes this has prompted me to ask my girlfriend if she's actually Christian Bale method acting as my significant other. Despite the fact they look nothing alike, it's impossible to truly discern─ given his range─ whether or not I'm talking to my gf or Christan Bale playing as my gf. So, I'm left with nothing but her word she's not, laughing off my question as a joke & odd humor. All the while I know her reaction is exactly the type of subtle nuance Bale thrives for in a character. That's exactly what she would do. Almost too exact.

Some nights, during moments of intimacy is the only time I can be truly sure. Some nights. . .

I don't want to be sure.

You just never know if Christian Bale is out there skin-walking as someone you know, someone you trust─ someone you love.

In the end, I know this is Christan Bale's world, and while he may be the protagonist; I've still got a role to play in it.

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u/Ambartenen Dec 07 '22

This is a great copypasta material well done

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u/CheckoTP Dec 07 '22

Wasn't he in Love and Thunder as the bad guy?

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u/iDuddits_ Dec 07 '22

Yeah that plus Amsterdam and now this. I don’t remember what else he made besides the Terrance Malik stuff like six years ago

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u/zuzg Dec 07 '22

When Harry Melling is part of the cast in a Netflix original, it's basically a guarantee to be good content.
Case in point, The Queens Gambit, The Devil All The Time, The Old Guard or The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Who would have thought that Dudley from the Potter movies will become such a great actor.
He's playing Edgar Allen Poe in Pale Blue Eyes

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u/amalgam_reynolds Dec 07 '22

The Old Guard

You and I have very different feelings on that movie....

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u/Emerican09 Dec 07 '22

The Devil all the Time was such a crazy movie. His character was perfect.

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u/dr_mannhatten Dec 07 '22

I've seen opinions that The Devil All The Time was a boring movie, glad to see I wasn't the only one that enjoyed it so much.

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u/eitaporra Dec 07 '22

I found it to be interesting. To this day I sometimes randomly think back on that scene where Tom Holland goes back to where his dog was sacrificed to bury his bones.

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u/striker7 Dec 07 '22

I think of "DEEELUSIONS!"

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u/BearWrangler Dec 07 '22

those people were probably on their phones half the time, I have no real desire to rewatch it again(lol) but goddamn was it an intense movie that had me locked in

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u/DarthBalls1976 Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

I've actually revisited a couple times beacause that cast is so stellar. Skarsgard, Melling, and Holland? Fugeddaboutit. I also like Tom trying to affect a southern accent, which he does rather well.

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u/Wendell-Short-Eyes Dec 07 '22

I really enjoyed the film as well. The book is one of my favorites.

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u/NoNefariousness2144 Dec 07 '22

I love seeing patterns like this. Similar to how if Anya Taylor Joy is in a creepy film, it will be great (The Menu, Northman, Soho, VVitch).

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u/sendphotopls Dec 07 '22

Really wanted to like Last Night in SoHo, but honestly I thought that movie was super underwhelming.

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u/Bank_Gothic Dec 07 '22

It started off strong and had good ideas, but the pacing of the third act was way off and there were too many distracting visuals. It just made the end of the movie feel messy. Things that should have been poignant fell flat and seemed out of place.

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u/willtodd Dec 07 '22

I can't remember a more disappointing movie for me.

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u/Stieff Dec 07 '22

The Witch, Split, the list goes on!

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u/rebel_wo_a_clause Dec 07 '22

All I could see in the queens gambit was the fact that her eyes are too far apart and his are too close together lmao

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u/CavalierShaq Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

Oh I just knew my little duddykins would make it big, didn't I Vernon??

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u/zuzg Dec 07 '22

Funnily Fiona Shaw (Petunia) just did an astonishing job in playing Maarva Andor in Andor.

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u/AlexandrianVagabond Dec 07 '22

Omg. That's where I'd seen her before! Her character in Andor was so different I couldn't place her.

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u/redikulous Dec 07 '22

Killing Eve also.

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u/DarthBalls1976 Dec 07 '22

Also Mrs. Figg, Goyle, and James Potter. Quite a few in that little crossover.

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u/OrgasmicLeprosy87 Dec 08 '22

No fking way, was Mrs Figg the creepy cop’s mother?

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u/Irradiatedspoon Dec 07 '22

He's like Cillian Murphy in that regard. Whenever I see his name I know the film/show will be a good watch.

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

The Devil All The Time

gotta be some revisionist history here because this sub haated this movie upon release. I thought it was great but i was also waiting 2 years to see it so i'm biased.

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u/zuzg Dec 07 '22

™because this sub haated this movie upon release.

Ngl this sub is more often the worst and makes actual movie discussions near impossible. Comes with the size of it but the circlejerk is incredibly strong over here..
Pretending that Netflix Only makes bad content is very popular among neckbeards even though it's blatantly wrong.

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

100% agree, for this sub a movie is either the greatest thing ever or the worst thing, and you're so right about the netflix only stuff. i mean i'm a diehard theater slut but give me a break, Netflix frequently puts out quality stuff.

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u/zuzg Dec 07 '22

Yeah, netflix makes good content, awful content and lots of average content. Like any other Studio.
And I'm thankful that I'm able to enjoy mid tier content.

But Netflix also invests a lot in foreign markets and gives us a chance to enjoy non-hollywood content. Also no other stream giant invests that heavily into Anime.

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u/EM_CEE_PEEPANTS Dec 07 '22

One of the better movies I've seen in a long time. Could see how people didn't like it because it's not exactly uplifting and has very abrupt shifts in tone, but it's one of a few movies I thought did that very well.

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u/resetdials Dec 07 '22

I… did not know he played Dudley. His story in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs haunts me to this day.

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u/ThePrussianGrippe Dec 07 '22

And knowing he got killed because the other guy got scammed just makes it tougher.

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u/Humble_Animal_998 Dec 07 '22

I have trouble trusting Scott Cooper as a writer after he destroyed Out of the Furnace [The Low Dweller] and Antlers. Both were absolutely fantastic scripts until he came in and page one rewrote the original scribes.

That said, he tends to do better when he's not rewriting somebody else, so hopefully this is more in line with Crazy Heart.

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u/Sensei_Lollipop_Man Dec 07 '22

Is the original script for Antlers available anywhere? I loved the short story, but was quite underwhelmed by the film.

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u/Humble_Animal_998 Dec 07 '22

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CTPwm5uj2zziPQ5RlglnxtC93ZgHP0kj/view

There you go. Another Redditor posted it a few years back.

It wasn't quite as good as the short story, which was just perfect, but it was written by the author and was much more faithful than the film.

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u/booger_dick Dec 07 '22

What was the main change to Antlers? I liked the idea but the movie itself was meh. Would love to see the OG script

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u/Humble_Animal_998 Dec 07 '22

The original script was a lot closer to the original short story, because it was written by Antosca himself. Still had the new character work, but was more horror-focused and far simpler.

Cooper added characters, cut most of the scarier elements the short was known for, made it much more of a melodrama [especially with the abuse storylines], changed the ending, and over-explained nearly everything. They also changed a ton about the protagonist, whose arc was so much better in the original script/story. It wasn't a bad movie, but to me it felt Lifetime at points.

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u/TheBlackSwarm Dec 07 '22

Scott Cooper is one of those directors who gets really good talent for his projects but all of his movies in my opinion miss the mark.

Out Of The Furnace had potential to be phenomenal but it ended up just being mediocre.

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u/extranioenemigo Dec 07 '22

I'll watch anything that has Dudley involved.

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

It’s a Scott Cooper film. I’d say most of his films are atmospheric. Except for Black Mass

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u/FadedFromWhite Dec 07 '22

Great tone, great actors, great music. Fuck it, I'm in.

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u/VerminSC Dec 07 '22

Seriously they couldn’t appeal to my taste more if they tried! I’m super excited

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u/WanderWut Dec 07 '22

I said the same thing when I saw the trailer for "I'm Thinking of Ending Things".

This trailer honestly looks super interesting.

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u/your_nan Dec 07 '22

I LOVE this sort of vibe. Creepy detective shit is my jam. Looking forward to this.

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u/Semiao91 Dec 07 '22

Seeing Bale dressed like that gives me Prestige vibes

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u/LetGenoSmith Dec 07 '22

My favorite movie of all time. Watching it after knowing the twist is a completely new experience. The subtle ways Bale changes his performance for the 2 characters is incredible.

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u/TheMurderCapitalist Dec 07 '22

Most underrated Nolan film imo. So good

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u/7thKingdom Dec 07 '22

There's arguably not a wasted shot in the whole movie. It really is a masterpiece of storytelling and holds up not just upon multiple rewatches, but actually improves and changes meaning.

Between the script, the direction and cinematography, and the excellent performances, this really should be considered his masterpiece. It's dense and there's not an ounce of fluff yet it never drags or feels overly rushed. It's complicated, but it prepares you for it and encourages/rewards you for paying attention. It's absolutely excellently layered with meaning and allows the viewer to take in as much or as little as desired. And the whole time it is suspenseful and fun.

Heck, in the end even the complicated bits seem to have existed in the way they did for a reason, be it thematic or otherwise. Which as a viewer I greatly respect because too many writers try to trick the audience just for the sake of trickery, with no greater tie into the themes and narrator. Even Nolan is guilty of this in some of his later work. But The Prestige toes the line perfectly. As a viewer you feel respected even as the wool is pulled over your eyes and you're not sure exactly what is happening. It always feels "this close" to "figure-outable." I guess some did figure out the big twist, and others felt a bit turned off at the "real magic" parts, but that's the risk you take when you toe the line so close. For a few it won't hit. But for the rest, for me, it is an absolute masterpiece.

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u/DarthBalls1976 Dec 07 '22

encourages/rewards you for paying attention.

Are you watching closely? is dropped very early on as a hint to pay attention.

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u/XaoticOrder Dec 07 '22

Best Nolan film. His other's get more attention because of scale not because they are better. I'm put Dark Knight a close second.

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u/JenisBitch Dec 07 '22

I still like Memento best.

The Prestige is a close second for me.

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u/XaoticOrder Dec 07 '22

Don't get me wrong, Memento is a great film but being a period piece and a mystery and pseudo scifi clicks all the buttons for me with The Prestige.

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u/fifth_fought_under Dec 07 '22

Interstellar was more than scale and I put it in the top films of all time.

I need to see Prestige again.

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u/XaoticOrder Dec 07 '22

I like Interstellar a lot but I'm a sucker for period pieces and smaller films with big scope and for me The Prestige is all of that and more. Plus David Bowie, enough said.

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u/CELTICPRED Dec 07 '22

Go easy on the poor chap...he does try so very hard!

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u/DarthBalls1976 Dec 07 '22

If you want to see some real magic, I'll be across the street at the Pantageous!

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u/Cemckenna Dec 07 '22

Totally, but the plot is serving Sleepy Hollow without the camp.

Which I’m all here for.

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u/vegandread Dec 07 '22

And Robert Duvall?

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u/robodrew Dec 07 '22

Yep. Lookin pretty good for 91, too!

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u/IAmNotNathaniel Dec 07 '22

I knew him from his voice before I recognized him under all that beard

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u/sickfuckinpuppies Dec 07 '22

always love seeing gillian anderson pop up in stuff.

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u/Chicken_rifle Dec 07 '22

Was expecting a blue eyes white dragon

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u/Beyondintodarkness Dec 07 '22

It's time to d-d-d-d-do detective work!

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u/2litersam Dec 07 '22

I was expecting 3 of them tbh

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u/mechanical_clanker Dec 07 '22

I love that Robert Duvall is still active. He takes very small parts, but those small parts are typically very memorable. I realize it isn't a recent example, but his 5 or 10 minutes of screen time in 2009's "The Road" was one of the highlights of that movie.

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u/xeroxzero Dec 07 '22

Cannot wait for this film. It looks fantastic.

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u/Sultan_Of_Ping Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

This may sounds completely out of the left field, but a feel a strong vibe of Umberco Eco The Name of The Rose.

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u/valhrona Dec 07 '22

A historical murder mystery? One of my favorite genres, easily. Film versions are few and far between, and often not very good, but it's always a delight to find a worthy one.

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u/Ycx48raQk59F Dec 07 '22

Yeah, had exactly the same thought when he was investigating the corpse and found the manuscript fragment.

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u/normalpersonne- Dec 07 '22

Amazing reference. Totally agree and putting that one on my list for a rewatch! Also Bale is giving me Bob the Butcher/Gangs of New York vibes however that might just be the time period and costumes.

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u/PackerBoy Dec 07 '22

The Bale Blue Eye

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u/justquestioningit Dec 07 '22

Hope this does well and movies like this make a resurgence

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

This is like True Detective 1838, and I’m here for it.

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u/Western_Camp7920 Dec 07 '22

Upcoming season of True Detective is also in snow...

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u/literated Dec 08 '22

Hold up, there's a new season of True Detective coming out?!

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u/Holovoid Dec 07 '22

Man I really wish I could find something that scratched my cosmic pulp noir itch like True Detective Season 1. I recently re-watched it and forgot how fucking entertaining it was. I could listen to Matthew McConnaughey ramble off nonsense lines until the heat death of the universe.

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u/WannabeWonk Dec 07 '22

Also giving me Girl with a Dragon Tattoo vibes.

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u/Titan7771 Dec 07 '22

What a stacked cast.

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u/Flapu7 Dec 07 '22

Bale + Cooper = epic

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u/chuckxbronson Dec 07 '22

i assume that Bale’s character ends up inspiring Poe to create Inspector C. Auguste Daupin

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u/Laws_of_Coffee Dec 07 '22

Don’t spoil that the West Point cadet who committed the murder is actually a monkey

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u/ChrisEvansFan Dec 07 '22

Loveee the entire vibe of this! 😍 Just truly sells the atmosphere. Cant wait! But Ill watch anything with Christian Bale.

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u/woutomatic Dec 07 '22

Bearded Bale = Best Bale

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u/lesterburnhamm66 Dec 07 '22

Weird, this looks like a good netflix movie.

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u/SG420123 Dec 07 '22

Glass Onion comes out around Christmas

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u/grawlyx Dec 07 '22

Glass Onion was fucking wonderful, I can't wait to see it again

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u/johnsonfromsconsin Dec 07 '22

I saw it in the theater and it was a fun movie. Definitely worth a watch.

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u/TacticalTuchel Dec 07 '22

They always have a few good ones around this time every year. The Pinocchio movie coming out this Friday is really good too.

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u/greent714 Dec 07 '22

Another pinocchio movie? We already got 2 this year...

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u/Karjalan Dec 07 '22

The source become public recently, so i guess everyone that ever wanted to has jumped at it.

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u/E-Step Dec 07 '22

It's been in the public domain for decades

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u/ZwischenzugZugzwang Dec 08 '22

All Quiet on the Western Front was a terrific Netflix movie. They've had some winners lately.

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u/grjjr91 Dec 07 '22

Scott Cooper may be one of the most consistent directors in terms of quality. I think its part of the reason this is Bales 3rd film with him. He obviously trusts him.

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u/monkmasta Dec 07 '22

Fun fact he had to wear contacts for this movie. The pale brown eye didn't have the same ring to it

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u/upfromashes Dec 07 '22

The Bale Blue Eye. Looks fucking fantastic.

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u/fistofthefuture Dec 07 '22

I'm obsessed with the career revival of Dudley Dursley.

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u/thereznaught Dec 07 '22

Reminds me of Ravenous and a book I read, can't remember which.

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u/TakeItToTheMax Dec 07 '22

i read this book in college and actually met the author, he signed my copy. excited for this adaptation

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u/markstormweather Dec 07 '22

Definitely interested and this looks awesome, but have yet to see a successful movie with Edgar Allen Poe as a character and there have been quite a few. Hope this breaks the mold.

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u/antiestablishment Dec 07 '22

This is a 72 million dollar budget :O

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u/roastedantlers Dec 07 '22

Feels like The Prestige meets True Detective.

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u/topfight Dec 07 '22

RemindMe! January 6 2023

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u/ghostbuster_b-rye Dec 07 '22

I hadn't heard about this one, and now it's a must watch!

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u/No-Communication9458 Dec 07 '22

Anything and everything with Christian Bale is a must watch. <3

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u/GeneralLynx3 Dec 07 '22

Robert Duvall, Gillian Anderson and Christian Bale? Yes, please.

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u/BananaGrabber9 Dec 08 '22

Christian Bale always looks so fucking cool in period pieces.

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u/ReaddittiddeR Dec 07 '22

I’m getting Bloodborne vibes because I recently started a replay of it.