"Upside Down" sci fi romance film (May 2011) with Jim Strugess

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  1. jefferiestubes8

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    1:24 length behind the scenes video
    Upside Down Preview - Jim Sturgess


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    http://www.quietearth.us/articles/2...d-the-scenes-of-the-UPSIDE-DOWN-scifi-romance
    imdb.com listing
    Upside Down (2011)

    It almost seems a little like the romantic dramedy The Lake House (2006).
    Well I wonder how the alternate universe thing will be done?
     
  2. RoJoHen

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    I like the idea of the scifi genre crossing over into other genres. Science Fiction doesn't always need to be about space battles and aliens. It can simply be used as a setting for other types of stories.
     
  3. Owain Taggart

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    That does sound pretty interesting.
     
  4. firehawk12

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    Totally. :)
    It's actually why my favourite SF series now is about gondoliers living on mars, but that's another thread. :lol:
     
  5. Guy Gardener

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    The coolest thing about the mirror universe on Fringe was that Eric Stoltz STILL starred in Back to the Future.
     
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    Two of my favourite films - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Fountain - could be describe as sci-fi romances, so I'm certainly amenable to the notion. Yet, reading the synopsis, something suggests that this film is going to strike too light a tone for my tastes. Oh well, I'll keep an eye on it.
     
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    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLJqCPNFUlw[/yt]
     
  8. DarthTom

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    Agreed. The film Star Man starring Jeff Bridges, was an unconventional sci-fi movie with many different genres embedded into the movie.
     
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    I just found out about this when the trailer started making the rounds the other day, and it does look like it could be interesting.
     
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    Oh wow, looking at my post from 2010, I clearly forgot that this was even coming out.
     
  11. RoJoHen

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    Okay, that trailer looks pretty neat.
     
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    It's an almost uncanny mix of science fiction and fantasy.
     
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  14. Guy Gardener

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    I've had this movie on my hard drive for at least a month.

    March 15 you say?

    Half way through, I'm enjoying it, but I figured it all out about 2 seconds after seeing Kirsten.

    It's obvious.

    Like that old Twilight Zone about the silent film star who can't stand her overwhelming irrelevance.

    (Or Sunset Boulevard.)

    But Kirsten was in private crying about how old and unloved she was.

    Really giving it to her pillow.

    The slight wee blonde thing tried to clear her brain and calculate when exactly was the last time she felt like god at the top of her field who no asshole would contend against?

    Gears crunching.

    Obviously it was when Toby was kissing her upside down in the first Spider-Man movie.

    Every moment of her celebrity since that exact moment had been a little less shinier.

    She had to turn back time.

    Kirsten wishes that only if there was someway that she could devise a movie where it was nothing but some guy kissing her upside down all the time.

    If only that was possible?

    But that would be ridiculous.

    :)
     
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    Fantastic.
     
  17. Mr. Adventure

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    There's been a number of these indie sort of movies with some sci-fi hook. Kirsten was also in Melancholia (and that Outer Limits episode as a precursor), there's Another Earth, Extraterrestrial, 4:44 Last Day on Earth, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and others I'm forgetting. This one seems to be doing a little more in playing up it's sci-fi angle, though. Kind of reminds me a little of Fire and Ice from Lexx season 3.
     
  18. Guy Gardener

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    I was totally thinking about those episodes of Lexx while watching it. :)

    Visually what they did is stunning (Like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon a little, if also with elements from Westside Story.), but had you stuck a physicist (Sheldon Cooper?) in the audience, his or her head was going to explode like in Scanners.
     
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    I admit the first thing I thought of was probably something that is totally not important to the plot. To wit:

    Are these worlds just a matter of two planets being extremely close to one another? If so, then they would hardly be visible from each other's surfaces, because the planets would barely 'touch.' Or, conversely, are they essentially FLAT worlds which are always a constant distance away?
     
  20. Guy Gardener

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    They are very close.

    And the planets are fixed in relation to one another.

    No rotation.

    Buildings from one planet go all the way to the floor of the other planet.

    They make up some math with diagrams during the beginning voice over to explain it.