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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:41 pm 
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That's saying something. I'm stupidly excited!

Reviews have started to come out for One More Time with Feeling as well. This one from the Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/s ... nik-venice

Last paragraph slightly on the scary side:
"By the time the closing frames roll by – including a final kick-in-the-guts edit – all of the austerity of Cave’s public personality seems to have melted away, the barriers to feeling demolished. It’s an impressive spectacle, if not a happy one."

Not sure I liked the sounds of that... Not sure I want to know more than I do. And yet, I'm in possession of a pair of tickets for the Barbican and NC wants us to see this. Tough call. I may chicken out...

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Blue Valentine wrote:
Tough call. I may chicken out...


Oh no, you won't! :x Nick wants you to see it, so you're gonna hang tough and go!
And it's not as though we were expecting a happy ending anyway. Unfortunately.

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Melisma wrote:
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Tough call. I may chicken out...


Oh no, you won't! :x Nick wants you to see it, so you're gonna hang tough and go!
And it's not as though we were expecting a happy ending anyway. Unfortunately.


Mel, thanks for the prod! You're too right. I ought to toughen up and go... I've just been feeling like this film is my "Graceland"... In an interview Nick gave the New York Times a couple of years ago he recounted how the Bad Seeds all went to Graceland once while he stayed outside, unable to bring himself to go in... In his owns words: “I went to Graceland once. The rest of the band went in, but I stayed out on the curb, smoking cigarettes and feeling sorry for myself. Those last Elvis performances — the ones for television, when he was already sick — I must have watched those clips a hundred times. They’re like crucifixions. I couldn’t bring myself to go inside.”

The prospect of watching him somehow disintegrate in this film would feel like exactly that, like watching a crucifixion... So yeah... The possibility of not going in at the last minute has crossed my mind. But then again, if I don't I'll never understand the direction things will be taking from here. So I must.

Think I'll need a stiff drink before going in though (maybe an excuse to get myself a hip flask!)

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As if anyone ever needed an "excuse" for a hip flask. :mrgreen:

We won't know exactly what this "disintegration" entails until we see the film for ourselves. Might not be as devastating as we anticipate.
And remember that the crucifixion was followed by a resurrection, so don't fall into a state of total despair!

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Melisma wrote:
And remember that the crucifixion was followed by a resurrection, so don't fall into a state of total despair!


Amen to that! You spoke like a true believer.

Matter of hours now. Tickets at the ready.

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Also looking very much forward to seeing the movie tonight.
Going with a couple of good Haarlem friends. Gonna be special!

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Ruuntje wrote:
Also looking very much forward to seeing the movie tonight.
Going with a couple of good Haarlem friends. Gonna be special!

I'd love to go, but I just don't have the time. Just to torture myself I checked and can confirm that there are still tickets.

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At the Barbican. Second Double Gin in hand waiting to get in. Can absolutely tell who's here to watch a Nick Cave thing and who's here to watch other stuff. Guy in a pink suit channeling NC circa 2008. Not a bad effort.

Enjoy guys (well, sort of)

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Cheers, BV! Got a few more hours to go here before the film begins. Looking forward to discussing it with you afterwards.

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Enjoy. One of the saddest, most gripping films I've ever seen.
Cave's a diamond.
Unbelievable.

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Went to Amersfoort, they opened another screen because of the demand and an extra screening this Sunday.
Met Hans, Sille, Karina and Willem Borra, we needed a drink. I didn't expected Susie and Earl in the film.
Heartbreaking ... devastating.


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I didn't expected Susie and Earl in the film.
Heartbreaking ... devastating.

I didn't, either. And yes, it most certainly was.
The film was actually more personal than I expected. Nick and Susie's pain and grief was so raw; that scene with the painting was especially wrenching.
The theatre was about three-quarters full, and during the most painful scenes it was completely quiet. I could almost feel the audience's sympathy.

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I thought it was beautifully made. Monochrome 3D really worked. More people should do that.
The images burned to my retina this morning are those of Warren Ellis conducting the strings, behind the curtain.
He's been impressing me more and more for every gig I've seen and is becoming god-like in my mind. What a guy.
He looked like the scarecrow from Tom's Mule-photos when standing there. Stunning.

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I had read about the participation of wife and son before going so I was prepared, but the raw grief got me anyway.

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It was as difficult to watch as I expected in to be, like a punch in the heart, but on the balance of things I'm glad I went and that we've had the chance to start to understand the state of things (thanks for the Bon courage Mel. It would have been silly of me not to go in). It wasn't devoid of hope either... The film itself was of course beautifully shot and that didn't disappoint. Neither did the music. Going to the Sonos listening event this evening. Really looking forward to have a proper listen of Skeleton Tree (a lot more melody than I expected).

I'm still digesting it all as I'm sure we all are at the moment. Looking forward to maybe sharing thoughts on some of the highlights and hearing yours.

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Seems to be too sad for me. I don't need that right now. It was heartbreaking enough to watch Nick and the twins in 20 000 Days On Earth...


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