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Postby nicholeantoinette » Fri Nov 22, 2002 3:26 pm

note to Paul re. Back In The U.S. (t.v. film):

Dear Paul,

You are tremendous but I have a few issues with the directing & editing: too many audience & band shots, & not enough of YOU.

Highlights:

a) 1st verse of The Long And Winding Road. So vulnerable! So raw!

b) the ACOUSTIC STUFF

c) the "monkee-ing around..." xo
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Postby nicholeantoinette » Fri Nov 22, 2002 3:26 pm

note to Paul re. Back In The U.S. (t.v. film):

Dear Paul,

You are tremendous but I have a few issues with the directing & editing: too many audience & band shots, & not enough of YOU.

Highlights:

a) 1st verse of The Long And Winding Road. So vulnerable! So raw!

b) the ACOUSTIC STUFF

c) the "monkee-ing around..." xo
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Postby Ram1 » Fri Nov 22, 2002 3:28 pm

Nich, how can you make these judgements? The special hasn't even been aired yet.
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Postby Steve-o » Fri Nov 22, 2002 3:36 pm

I love band shots, and I hear the crowd stuuf is really fast and tightly edited. Nich must be in the tv bizz.
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Postby nicholeantoinette » Fri Nov 22, 2002 3:50 pm

quote:Originally posted by stevew628
I love band shots, and I hear the crowd stuuf is really fast and tighly edited. Nich must be in the tv bizz.


Morelike the film business, but it was the wonderful Chris Carter who arranged a screening for all his faithful Breakfast With The Beatles listeners!

I'm not making judgements, Ram, but I am a perfectionist like Paul.
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Postby Steve-o » Fri Nov 22, 2002 3:56 pm

Nich is dropping the names again, LOL

How is The Carter kidneys?

I will reserve judgement until I actually see it. [:D]
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Postby nicholeantoinette » Fri Nov 22, 2002 3:58 pm

I have no idea what you are talking about young man!
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Postby Ram1 » Fri Nov 22, 2002 4:01 pm

quote:Originally posted by nicholeantoinette
quote:Originally posted by stevew628
I love band shots, and I hear the crowd stuuf is really fast and tighly edited. Nich must be in the tv bizz.


Morelike the film business, but it was the wonderful Chris Carter who arranged a screening for all his faithful Breakfast With The Beatles listeners!

I'm not making judgements, Ram, but I am a perfectionist like Paul.


My apologies, dear madam!! So you are the first one here to see it. Do you you give it a 2 thumbs up? What is your overall feeling of the special?
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Postby Steve-o » Fri Nov 22, 2002 4:05 pm

quote:Originally posted by nicholeantoinette
I have no idea what you are talking about young man!
Chill...it was a joke, young lady!! There's another Chris Carter who plays football, etc. I won't explain it all to you. Might want to cut down on the coffee! [:D]
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Postby nicholeantoinette » Fri Nov 22, 2002 4:10 pm

Well I couldn't help but see it with the previous concert film I've just recenly seen in mind: Ben Harper's Pleasure And Pain. Overall, I feel that Paul's film is very even-keeled & happy-go-lucky: not entirely unlike the man himself. So emotionally, it rather treaded water whereas w/ Harper's film, there was some underlying darkness, some quest for identity, some inner search which drove the story along.

Terrifice performances but overwhelmingly, far too few shots of Paul. Lots of band & lots of audience like I say, but the filmmakers seemed to underestimate just how fascinating Paul really is to watch! And so that's why the acoustic sets were by far the most impactful for me; they gave the most lasting impression.

Highlight: Paul makes music w/ primates!!
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