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Russian Ark
Topic by: Cinenaut
Posted: September 3, 2003 - 9:10 AM PDT
Last Reply: November 28, 2003 - 2:31 PM PST

author topic: Russian Ark
Cinenaut
post #1  on September 3, 2003 - 9:10 AM PDT  
Yay! Russian Ark is coming soon. I haven't seen it, but it's supposed to be amazing.
dpowers
post #2  on September 3, 2003 - 11:58 AM PDT  
s'pretty! and so russian. not soviet. russian.
Cinenaut
post #3  on September 3, 2003 - 12:09 PM PDT  
Do you think it'll hold up well on the small screen?
dpowers
post #4  on September 4, 2003 - 6:58 PM PDT  
we asked 1 people that question, and here are the result:

NO. (100%)
sample comment: as it's both cut-less and standoffish, in miniature it will fail to engage, even though it started life as video.

YES. (0%)
sample comment: [dog barking in distance]

margin for error on our survey is shamefully large so we're not going to report it.
dpowers
post #5  on September 4, 2003 - 7:40 PM PDT  
that comment about the whale and the fish tank is appropriate here, but i find fish tanks compelling viewing.

it's very possible that the camera movement will play well, it's really cool.
Cinenaut
post #6  on September 5, 2003 - 9:58 AM PDT  
I'll check it out. It's in the queue... somewhere.

Here's the Russian Ark web page.

Wow, they even have photographs of people making the costumes.
wdrazo
post #7  on September 5, 2003 - 9:39 PM PDT  
Can't wait to see this.....
dpowers
post #8  on September 23, 2003 - 3:34 PM PDT  
okay there's a review in on the DVD and i might have been right...

great idea but BOOOORING by rarcher
September 22, 2003 - 8:10 AM PDT

i didn't make it past 1 hour, so if something actually HAPPENED after that, forgive me...

basically what you get is a long tour through the hermitage with people showing up in period costumes once in a while
you don't really get to SEE the art
nothing really happens
it sounds like a great idea
but it just didn't happen


"don't get to see the art" wasn't a big problem in the theater.
Cinenaut
post #9  on September 24, 2003 - 9:14 AM PDT  
I think Russian Ark has just become a queue orphan.
dpowers
post #10  on September 24, 2003 - 9:54 AM PDT  
it's a tough call i can't make without seeing the DVD. how are you with tarkovsky on a little screen?
Cinenaut
post #11  on September 24, 2003 - 11:31 AM PDT  
I see what you're saying. I should rent it when I'm not feeling drowsy.
larbeck
post #12  on September 24, 2003 - 12:00 PM PDT  
> On September 4, 2003 - 6:58 PM PDT dpowers wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> we asked 1 people that question, and here are the result:
>
Gotta to be the wittest post in some time!!!!

[high fives dpowers and send him cartwheeling into the sunset]
dpowers
post #13  on September 24, 2003 - 4:46 PM PDT  
it's all a lark
hamano
post #14  on October 6, 2003 - 10:47 PM PDT  
Prospero's Books was one of the first films to be shot on HDTV. How does this film compare in artsy concept realization?
sakana
post #15  on November 28, 2003 - 2:31 PM PST  
> On September 3, 2003 - 11:58 AM PDT dpowers wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> s'pretty! and so russian. not soviet. russian.
> ---------------------------------

I could never actually describe what that means, but I know it's a good thing. Can't wait to get my hands on this one.

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