Favorite Keanu Movie
Elisabeth -

Richmond Hill, Canada

#237 Sep 4, 2012
Free Breeze wrote:
SIDE BY SIDE
Lou lumenick sees it as an "eye-opening, comprehensive look at the biggest technological revolution in Hollywood history".
Scott Bowles says "It should be mandatory viewing in film schools".
Andrew O'Hehir sees it as a "fascinating tour of the contemporary film scene".
Kurt Loder speaks of it as revealing of a "large and fascinating subject".
James Verniere sees it as "thoughtful, thought-provoking documentary that asks the sort of questions most major film studios don't want asked or answered".
Peter Travers, " No true movie junkie is going to want to miss Side by Side".
I think this documentary is an intelligent and fascinating presentation of a 'paradigm shift' in the movie industry. Paradigm is the standard, the worldview, the way things are done, the way people understand the industry and their place in it. Something that is not questioned. Film.
Then the world around us changes and we get an 'anomaly', a novelty, a different way of doing things. It is Star Trek & George Lucas. It is Matrix & Wachowski's. Shift from the old to the new. The new gradually becomes the new standard. The new paradigm. The new view of the world. Digital.
First, I appreciated the way this merely technological change was explained in a 'layman' language with sufficiently simple images to make it clear what we are talking about. For someone like me who never had given a thought about how digital image is created, what's the difference between HD and 4K etc, this was like attending the film school class in a movie theatre.
Secondly, I liked the logic of how the documentary proceeded. You attended the theatre, but were not left alone on your chair. Instead, the interviewer and director took your hand and gave you a guided tour in the most fascinating world, starting with Cinematography / Pictography; followed by the History; Practical time you shoot the firm/digital; the process of Cutting & Editing; Different cameras; the work of the Colorist; the Quality of the film & digital; and finally the impact of Costs and the Change in the Society regarding the choice (iPhones etc and Democratization).
And of course, the beautiful voice of Mr Reeves gave the feeling that this is not just any theatre but the one with soft velvet seats, decorative old-fashioned chandeliers and a thick velvet curtain just to be opened.
Finally, I was fascinated the way famous directors presented their views: "I am not going to trade my oil paintings for the set of crayons" (Nolan), or "it does not matter what means you are using as long as your heart is there". There is emotional connection there. Film is like a book you want to touch, flick through, feel and smell. Unlike a Kindle, a container where you can download hundreds of classics in no time, with almost no cost. Film is like a painting you want to touch and smell, not just see its HD image. Film is like a friend whose character and passion you love but whose photo leaves you distanced.
The paradigm shift, or the change in the worldview, is not only in the movie industry. It is the change from the physical reality to digital and virtual reality. From physical companies to internet companies. From physical mail to electronic mail. From a physical friend to a virtual friend.
In the end, we are not there to make a choice "I prefer the old", because the world has already changed. There is no turning back. What matters today is the Art.
We are there to make the new as Beautiful and Good as it can be. To make the stories as fascinating as they can be. To make the colors as deep as they can be. To love movies as passionately as we can. To love the Art of it.
After all, that's where our heart is.
- Free Breeze-
Beautifully written Free Breeze..well done :)
yelenav

Montignies-sur-sambre, Belgium

#238 Sep 10, 2012
In case, there is somebody in US, who stil didn't watch Side by Side or would like to see it in the theatre -
HOME PRESS PRODUCTION NOTES BLOG Now In Theaters and On Demand!
Aug
28Side by Side is now in theaters and available On Demand via cable VOD, iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, and more! Visit www.tribecafilm.com/sidebyside ,’Like’ www.facebook.com/sidebysidethemovie , and follow www.twitter.com/sidebysidemovie for more information.
*Updated Theatrical Release Schedule

Las Cruces, NM: Cineport Cinemas – September 12
Bridgeport, CT: Bijou Theater – September 18 (two days only)
Baton Rouge, LA: Manship Theater – September 18 (one day only)
Portland, OR: Hollywood 3 – September 21 (three day only)
Key West, FL: Tropic Cinema – September 21
Seattle, WA: Grand Illusion Cinema – August 31
Chicago, IL: Gene Siskel Film Center – September 15 (3 days only: 9/15, 9/17, 9/20)
Tacoma, WA: Grand Cinema – September 18 (1 day only)
Beaufort, SC: Center for the Arts – September 19 (1 day only)
Miami, FL: Miami Beach Cinematheque – September 21 (through 9/26; dark 9/24)
Lake Park, FL: Mos’Art Theater – September 21
Columbus, OH: Gateway Film Center – September 21 (3 days only)
Lambertville, NJ: ACME Screening Room – September 28 (3 days only)
Taos, NM: Harwood Museum of Art – September 29 (1 day only)
San Francisco, CA: Yerba Buena Arts Center – October 18 (3 days only: 10/18, 10/20, 10/21)
Memphis, TN: Brooks Museum of Art – November 29 (1 day only)
Now In Theaters
Aug
20Side by Side is now in theaters, currently playing in Los Angeles at the Laemmle NoHo 7 with additional cities to follow. Visit www.tribecafilm.com/sidebyside and www.facebook.com/sidebysidethemovie for news about the film and watch it On Demand this Wednesday, August 22 on cable VOD, iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, and more!
Theatrical Release Schedule:
Los Angeles, CA: Laemmle NoHo 7 – August 17
Boston, MA: MFA Boston – August 23
New York, NY: Quad Cinema – August 31
Note: Chris Kenneally will participate in Q&As after the 7:00pm screenings on August 31 & September 1.
Seattle, WA: Grand Illusion Cinema – August 31
Chicago, IL: Gene Siskel Film Center – September 15 (3 days only 9/15, 9/17, 9/20)
Tacoma, WA: Grand Cinema – September 18 (1 day only)
Beaufort, SC: Center for the Arts – September 19 (1 day only)
Columbus, OH: Gateway Film Center – September 21 (3 days only)
San Francisco, CA: Yerba Buena Arts Center – October 18 (3 days only 10/18, 10/20, 10/21)
Memphis, TN: Brooks Museum of Art – November 29 (1 day only)
Theatrical and VOD Release Dates
Jun
30 Side by Side is proud to open in theaters and at home this August. After a successful run in film festivals across the world, with more scheduled in the near future, we want to make Side by Side available for everyone. Through our distribution partnership with Tribeca Film, we are opening in select theaters in Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle (see below for schedules). Side by Side will also premiere on nationwide VOD on August 22!

Enjoy!

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#239 Sep 10, 2012
I am wondering when it will be on DVD??
yelenav

Wijnegem, Belgium

#240 Sep 11, 2012
I xas looking for any hints about DVD release. Instead I found this:
Don't miss the Italian Premiere of SIDE BY SIDE by Chris Kenneally at Milano Film Festival!

17-09-2012 21:00 / Auditorium San Fedele
19-09-2012 17:00 / Spazio Oberdan

The digital revolution told by its main characters. Produced by Keanu Reeves.
Do we have anybody from Italy here?
Generally, for Europeans, keep an eye on the site of "Cat&doc's" , they are responsible for distribution of SbS out of US, as I understood.
yelenav

Wijnegem, Belgium

#241 Sep 11, 2012
And for our French friends - it comes to Strasbourg:
"Nous sommes ravis d'annoncer la diffusion de Side By Side (vost) pour la première fois en France au Festival Européen du Film Fantastique de Strasbourg qui débute le 14 septembre: http://strasbourgfestival.com/hors-competitio... ;
yelenav

Wijnegem, Belgium

#243 Sep 11, 2012
I didn't find anything about DVD release . Keep trying. Asked it directly at SbS Facebook page. Last time when I aske a question it took a while (more than a month, as I remember), but I got answer.
Interesting, what should we get earlier, DVD or their reaction?

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#244 Sep 11, 2012
Yelena - I remember they said something about it will be announced in autumn? well... autumn is near.
I think they will wait until the documentary will be shown in the UK, and only after that release a DVD.
yelenav

Wijnegem, Belgium

#245 Sep 11, 2012
LucaM wrote:
Yelena - I remember they said something about it will be announced in autumn? well... autumn is near.
I think they will wait until the documentary will be shown in the UK, and only after that release a DVD.
Well, when I was young, in Soviet Unoin autumn began at 1 september, and for me - it's already autumn. Then, what could be better moment for UK release than now, as KR is there for 47 Ronin?
Just , hope, they don't repeat their usual mistake and announce it at time ( so, I could arrange city-trip to London, may be?)

Since: May 12

New York, NY

#246 Nov 8, 2012
Watched "A Scanner Darkly" tonight.

I am all in tears. I thought I 'll write a little note (review) about the movie but I just can't. I did not have ANY IDEA that the movie was so ... don't find words.. so touching, so important, such a strong and important statement.
OMG I'm all tears. Certainly one of the best movies ever.

WOW. I am speechless.
Late congratulations for Mr Reeves for the wonderful movie!
Robert Downey Jr and Woody Harrelson were also wonderful here.
Only regret is that I had not seen this earlier.

Since: May 12

New York, NY

#248 Nov 8, 2012
Hellywood wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't understand that movie at all and I'm working on a Phd. LoL. And why was it done in crayon?
Uh..? Eh...?
**Free Breeze blows her nose and tries to focus on Hellywood's reply, behind a big pile of tissue paper...**

Crayons..? You mean transferred into an animation? Well I think it's because of that fabulous color-figure-changing special costume... they wouldn't have been able to do it in film, and the costume was an essential part of that deadly power play.

Also I guess it's the way Linklater wanted it, according to one website he said he felt there were only very little animation films targeted for adult audiences at that time (and still isn't). But yeah, somebody else, like Nolan would not have "traded his oil paintings for the set of crayons" ;)

Oh boy now I have to go to Wiki to see how it was done, OK here it is,... filmed digitally of course first and transferred thereafter to "interpolated rotoscoping process", using a special editing program called "Rotoshop", created by Bob Sabiston... then it gets a bit technical... Ok now I get it, it's like a new advanced animation technique, not like the old-time frame-by-frame-method but nowadays done automatically, wow. This is new.
Thanks Hellywood, I'm not crying anymore.

PhD....eh?**Smiles** That one may indeed seriously deteriorate any person's general comprehension about his/her environment - let alone artistic views...**giggles**
Thanks again Hellywood now you made me laugh...:)))
Dr Keanusbeard

Ireland

#249 Nov 9, 2012
Free Breeze wrote:
Watched "A Scanner Darkly" tonight.
I am all in tears. I thought I 'll write a little note (review) about the movie but I just can't. I did not have ANY IDEA that the movie was so ... don't find words.. so touching, so important, such a strong and important statement.
.OMG I'm all tears. Certainly one of the best movies ever.
WOW. I am speechless.
Late congratulations for Mr Reeves for the wonderful movie!
Robert Downey Jr and Woody Harrelson were also wonderful here.
Only regret is that I had not seen this earlier.
I wept at the end too! First KR movie to have th
at impact (though I've only seen about ten, so that could change..)

A true watershed movie, which raises questions about the form of cinema - esp. visual 'texture''embedding' the narrative of identity confusion in its visuals..

I love Richard Linklater, because I think he's constantly searching for that 'magic'.

Also liked 'Constantine' even if the production lacked a truly Dantean sense of the infernal . Would have preferred a more ravaged looking KR though I loved the characterisation..really believed it!

Fantastic posts from all...makes these forums, despite all the crap, really worth visiting.
yelenav

Rumst, Belgium

#250 Nov 9, 2012
Free Breeze wrote:
<quoted text>
PhD....eh?**Smiles** That one may indeed seriously deteriorate any person's general comprehension about his/her environment - let alone artistic views...**giggles**
Thanks again Hellywood now you made me laugh...:)))
You assumed authomatically, that all ..eh.. degre?dated? are boring, bossy and self-opinionated, don't?
Strange enough, I met one or two inmy life, who even had pretty sharp sense of humor and were quite entertaining
[Obviousely, we learned at different schools ;)]
P.S. How it goes in NYC? Cleaned-dried-recovering a bit?
Dr Keanusbeard

Ireland

#251 Nov 9, 2012
yelenav wrote:
<quoted text>
You assumed authomatically, that all ..eh.. degre?dated? are boring, bossy and self-opinionated, don't?
Strange enough, I met one or two inmy life, who even had pretty sharp sense of humor and were quite entertaining
[Obviousely, we learned at different schools ;)]
P.S. How it goes in NYC? Cleaned-dried-recovering a bit?
Yel, FB only meant that when someone's immersed in research, they can get 'locked' into a kind of 'altered state'...it's a joke about obsession.

Ideas can be just as intoxicating as..
..as
..as..

;)))
yelenav

Rumst, Belgium

#252 Nov 9, 2012
Doc,only FB know, what FB meant.
And know... what I mean ;D
With all my respect for her beautyfull writing style - I should never get comparable quality, even if I'd move to NYC and for the rest of my life will speak nothing but English :(
Thinking, that's not her native tong - makes me almost jealous!
yelenav

Rumst, Belgium

#253 Nov 9, 2012
Honestly, I didn't take nothing stronger than coffee tonight, but seems, it's for me - weekend, Jack D. of few days ago still working?
Could you approximately understand, what I wanted to say, or have I to re-write it?

Since: May 12

New York, NY

#254 Nov 9, 2012
Dr Keanusbeard wrote:
<quoted text>
Yel, FB only meant that when someone's immersed in research, they can get 'locked' into a kind of 'altered state'...it's a joke about obsession.
Ideas can be just as intoxicating as..
..as
..as..
;)))
Dr Beard, you really can read me well !!
More generally speaking, I actually thought I could (occasionally) hide behind a mask or two but your penetrating eyes seem to have gone through.
(But Sir, only eyes penetrating.. oops did I say that?... Freudian slip LOL).

Yes, YES, Ideas can be as intoxicating as ..... ;))))

Honestly thank you for clarifying on my behalf - I appreciate that- sometimes I may indeed get so busy I cannot reply for over a week or more and it would be unfair for somebody waiting for a reply.

Since: May 12

New York, NY

#255 Nov 9, 2012
yelenav wrote:
<quoted text>
You assumed authomatically, that all ..eh.. degre?dated? are boring, bossy and self-opinionated, don't?
Strange enough, I met one or two inmy life, who even had pretty sharp sense of humor and were quite entertaining
[Obviousely, we learned at different schools ;)]
P.S. How it goes in NYC? Cleaned-dried-recovering a bit?
Yelena, as for myself, I surely am bossy and opinionated. Loud and clear. When I get mad I erupt like a volcano but my anger does not last long. I don't hold grudge for long.

As for Hellywood, I tried to say that I understand what he's going thru.... in a positive way.... a' la what Dr Beard said.

And Heaven forbid I certainly do not assume that anyone with PhD's is boring LOL, actually pretty much the contrary ;)))
They may even make wonderful comedians (I know one very well...), since they already are "beyond the mundane".... and they don't really care at all what other people think about them... several PhD's are incredibly eccentric ;)))
So I have been told.

NYC: Some things are moving slowly. Some other things not moving at all. For example my friends have a French Patisserie and the baking room is still under the water...:((

Since: May 12

New York, NY

#256 Nov 10, 2012
yelenav wrote:
With all my respect for her beautyfull writing style - I should never get comparable quality, even if I'd move to NYC and for the rest of my life will speak nothing but English :(
Thinking, that's not her native tong - makes me almost jealous!
Thank you Yelena, I take that as a compliment, straight from the warmest Slavic heart :))

But do not underestimate yourself ever = you are learning the most difficult Dutch and French already, in addition to English. Russian / Ukraine being your native language, makes it incredibly challenging to learn other languages. You are doing absolutely wonderfully with your English, I sincerely congratulate you for your efforts and activity with English language in this social media.

Since: May 12

New York, NY

#257 Nov 10, 2012
Dr Keanusbeard wrote:
<quoted text>
I wept at the end too! First KR movie to have th
at impact (though I've only seen about ten, so that could change..)
A true watershed movie, which raises questions about the form of cinema - esp. visual 'texture''embedding' the narrative of identity confusion in its visuals..
I love Richard Linklater, because I think he's constantly searching for that 'magic'.
Also liked 'Constantine' even if the production lacked a truly Dantean sense of the infernal . Would have preferred a more ravaged looking KR though I loved the characterisation..really believed it!
Fantastic posts from all...makes these forums, despite all the crap, really worth visiting.
First time for me in tears in KR movies. I actually started watersheds already at the Bob Arctor scene... but I won't write the text here now..., then the Psychologist scenes made me really pissed off (I just cannot tolerate that kind of behavior from the so-called specialists) and the end scene was just WOW. People you trusted let you down, sacrificed you for their own goals, you were played big time... Terrible. And that's happening everywhere now in global trade. Governments create wars because it is profitable. And several diseases never cured because it is profitable for medical & insurance companies, etc etc list goes on and on...

Good point about the visual texture, makes sense, it has an important impact on the way you perceive the story. You pay more attention to what is really said, on the lines and between the lines. Yes well said "magic" indeed. It was captivating. It did not let you stop the movie and fix a drink or go to bathroom or anything. It just magnetically kept you there watching like you never watched a movie before.

Constantine... my all time favorite, actually same thing applies what I said above, super-captivating, magnetic experience.(I recall having written a short note about it, feels like a long time ago, last summer). I don't usually like the 2 and 3's so much but Constantine... more of them please thank you! Since there are several books there "undone".... KR was really the Constantine there, Big Time Wow. I read the comic books (some of them) later, much later.

I have to go now it's way past my sleeping hours. Talk to you later.... er.. some other day.
yelenav

Brussels, Belgium

#258 Nov 10, 2012
Free Breeze wrote:
<quoted text>
Yelena, as for myself, I surely am bossy and opinionated. Loud and clear. When I get mad I erupt like a volcano but my anger does not last long. I don't hold grudge for long.
And Heaven forbid I certainly do not assume that anyone with PhD's is boring LOL, actually pretty much the contrary ;)))
Oh, you've got your PhD?:]]

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