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Tideland

Postby Col.Gooch » Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:15 pm

I didn't know what to think of this movie after seeing.

Part of me felt like eating a grilled cheese while the other half wanted to throw up.

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Postby Arran » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:59 am

Did it even get a proper release?
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Postby Col.Gooch » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:13 am

Not sure what you mean, it wasn't a wide release but it's out on DVD now.
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Postby Sélavy » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:49 pm

What is it about and why should I (not) see it?
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Postby Master Blaster » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:22 pm

I would reccomend this movie only to hard-core fans of Terry Gilliam (ie, you love all his other stuff, with the possible exception of The Brothers Grimm which was ass) and you've got a tough stomach for disturbing shit. This movie is really disturbing, really fucked up, and made all the moreso because of a child's involvement in them. I dug it, but it really does push the boundaries of good taste and what you end up with is something like a beatiful, spiritual piece of roadkill.
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Postby drawingfool » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:14 pm

I heard Gilliam disliked the American cut of the dvd..or something. here's an article about it: http://www.smart.co.uk/dreams/tidecrop.htm
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Postby Master Blaster » Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:40 am

It wasn't the cut of the DVD, it was the aspect ratio - the movie was shown in theaters in a 2.35:1 ratio (meaning the width of the frame was 2.35 times wider than the height - a wide wide screen, like Lord of the Rings/Lawrence of Arabia) and the DVD was cropped to a 1.85:1.
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Postby BornToSin » Sun May 20, 2007 10:40 pm

I liked the movie
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Postby Golden Wolf » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:00 am

I liked it a lot! Really fucked up, takes you way out of your comfort zone, etc. The interesting thing about it, though, is that while it PUSHES the line, it never quite CROSSES it in that the little girl is never hurt and raped or anything, she just has some really weird, very traumatic experiences and will probably need therapy for the rest of her life.

I think Tideland and Pan's Labyrinth would be cool watched back to back as both deal with little girls using fantasy worlds to cope with their traumatic surroundings.
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