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The Rian Johnson Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by Viral Hide, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Darth Wardawg

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    No worries. None of this is objective. And I do like some of Johnson's work, but none of it has risen to the level of Pulp Fiction, Django or any of his other works, but that's just my opinion. I will note that Quentin's films have 24 Academy Award nominations, 28 BAFTA'S and 24 Golden Globe nominations. By the time QT was Rian's Age he'd released Inglorious Basterds. Needless to say, I love his work. Having said that, I wouldn't want him writing/directing Star Wars.

    Look, Rian is fine. I loved Looper, and Brick was good. But he has what, two films besides TLJ??? Not exactly a massive body of work when you consider he is in his mid 40s. I'm sorry I don't count Breaking Bad as his. The glory there goes to the genius that is Vince Gilligan. And if you like his camera work the credit goes to the cinematographer on that one.

    Will Rian's film get a ton of nominations? Who knows? Will it win any awards? Again, who knows? Too hard to predict especially at this early stage. Personally I'd be upset if James Mcavoy is dissed for his work in Glass (another director/writer I love is M. Night Shaymalan but I realize he isn't everyone's taste).

    Anyway, like I said earlier, we will see what happens. The competition is stiff (and I've not even mentioned Martin Scorsese or Steven Soderberg's The Laundromat starring Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman). Will Knives Out be his Pulp Fiction? Remember my favorite line, "we'll see." ;)
     
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    That's fair. I just love me some Jackie Brown.

    I feel like Django, Inglorious and Hateful 8 were so close for him branching out but he just couldn't come of that Tarantino box.
     
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  3. Jayson

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    Yeah, it's subjective, of course.
    Which is why I don't pick what I like by who wins awards.

    Most of the films I enjoy aren't from folks with shelves of awards.
    It's not like Lucas is sporting a wall of film awards, and yet I still rather enjoy his creation - actually, one of my favorites of his is one that really didn't win him anything; THX.

    As to cinematography. Every director (nearly every) uses a cinematographer.
    It's not as if directors, however, these days sit back like the old days and say what they want and the cinematographer just runs off and does it.
    Some productions work that way, but most reasonably named directors don't work that way. They work very closely with the cinematographer, and Yedlin has been Jonson's cinematographer from the early days and they're pretty much glued to the hip, so Johnson's ideas and vision is very well present (Yedlin has been pretty clear on that; that he and Johnson have a shorthand and understanding, so he knows what Johnson is communicating when he talks about the look of it all).
    That, and Johnson very much scrubs through the shot.

    Looper is probably one of the more amazing films I've seen in how it accomplishes compelling a dark feel in perfect sunlight. That's no easy feat.

    I also don't care if Knives Out flops, or what an other film does.
    I LOVE Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, and they were both box office bombs.

    No matter how many awards Tarantino wins, I'm still not going to be all that interested in watching his films. Just as if Johnson had a pile of awards, I doubt it would really make you feel different while watching Johnson's films. An Oscar could have been handed to Johnson for TLJ and everyone that hates it would have still hated it it. ;)

    I haven't watched an awards ceremony since I was an early teen almost 30 years ago. :)

    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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    And please keep him away from star trek too.
     
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    Tarantino only has one subject : Revenge ...
     
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