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Shape Of Water

Discussion in 'Crime Screen Theater' started by PsychoKitty, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. PsychoKitty

    PsychoKitty Queen Bitch From Hell Bold Member!

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    Set in the 50s/60s this is yet another woven del Toro story filled with love, loss, redemption or the lack of it with all sorts of nuances of the times then and now as well as the underlying good versus evil, what is the norm and acceptable and why you have to seem to be an oddball to do the right thing. That last part one can also add when you know you should do something or set someone free but hold on to them versus letting them go and the repercussions of that. It veers away completely from the lush beautiful scenery to devote more time to the stark conventionalism and attitudes of that time and what is now being shoveled out again. I will add he has managed to combine multiple categories and yantras in one film seamlessly as only he can seem to do. you have politics, sci fi/fantasy/love story, thriller and social conscience/civil tights all tied into a big ball with a bow. Some of the takes on this are kinda disturbing as I saw the main character not as lacking anything or needing to be made whole or redeemed in any way. Only in as far and being involved with someone else and actually finding love, which could be said of anyone, imo. I'm the worlds worst at spoilers so I will leave it at that
     
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  2. Sejanus

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    I am wanting to own this.
    Much of his stuff has been excellent.
     
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  3. PsychoKitty

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    you can stream it now i think both with Amazon and others watch it first but if i owned a little video library practically everything of del Toro would be in it
     
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  4. Sejanus

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    Yeah my video library is far from little these days.
    I just prefer owning the physical media.
    Something nice about not worrying if something I like is still on Netflix or not.
     
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  5. PsychoKitty

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    SoW won 2 of 7 nominations at the Golden Globe awards last night
     
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  6. Edwina Gein

    Edwina Gein Weird but the good kind of weird Bold Member!

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    I think this is one of my fav Del Toro movies, it was just perfect
     
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  7. PsychoKitty

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    glad to see you back, big time fangirl of GdT, it is good as usual and fresh but have to admit both hs Spanish Civil war ones own a chunk of my heart, ans wins out and shines the brightest for me but i did like Crimson Peak, a bit choppy but good, this one alot of needed messages that were intentional for now as well as his acceptance speech
     
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  8. Edwina Gein

    Edwina Gein Weird but the good kind of weird Bold Member!

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    Crimson Peak's problem was in advertising. It wasn't a horror movie, it was a Gothic romance; unfortunately those peaked years ago with Rebecca
     
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  9. PsychoKitty

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    if it had had more del Toro true storytelling & ghosts interacting would have been better, never been a mega Hiddleston fan [yeah he''s Loki & was excellent in night manager] but Hunnam was as usual hot and the pageantry of design and colors great, the sister was chillingly craaaaazy evil good also
     
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    I thought Michael Shannon was fantastic in this movie.
     
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  11. PsychoKitty

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    at job of being dysfunctional sadistic scum to the system as well as the others portraying the overall outlook of the times
     
  12. jenthgr8

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    Saw it yesterday and just loved it. Gorgeous film.