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Old September 11 2012, 10:18 AM   #64
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Re: Rename The Motion Picture

Christopher wrote: View Post
A while back, after seeing West Side Story -- also directed by Robert Wise -- it struck me that it had something in common with TMP. They're both movies that are often driven by lengthy set pieces of imagery and music with no dialogue. Even a lot of the musical numbers in WSS are instrumental for long periods. So maybe Wise was approaching TMP with a similar "musical" sensibility, the mindset that it's okay to stop the story and spend several minutes showcasing beautiful music and visuals. Which, for me, works just fine in TMP.
Agree. I know people who also complain Andromeda Strain is slow and boring, but I think it works fine.
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