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2020-09-22 6:03:47 PM  
Yeah, very 1990s, so what?
 
2020-09-22 6:15:56 PM  

Mugato: Yeah, very 1990s, so what?


Hey Se7en is a great movie!
 
2020-09-22 6:48:01 PM  
No, that's just me creating my 2014 dating profile.
 
2020-09-22 6:58:23 PM  
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2020-09-22 8:12:01 PM  

NateAsbestos: Mugato: Yeah, very 1990s, so what?

Hey Se7en is a great movie!


No, it is a great movie. I had no idea that Kevin Spacey was Kaisar Soze.Or that it was Jennifer McCarthy's head in the box.
 
2020-09-22 8:23:55 PM  
Detective...

Detective...

DETECTIIIIIIIIVE!!!!!!
 
2020-09-22 8:25:25 PM  
Love the atmosphere of that film.
 
2020-09-22 8:27:48 PM  
Completely fantastic film, and beautifully shot.  The scene where John Doe has Mills with a gun to his head in the rain was the scene that really got me paying attention to cinematography.

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That is just fantastic film work.
 
2020-09-22 8:29:32 PM  

Bslim: Love the atmosphere of that film.

David Fincher has a great visual style.
 
2020-09-22 8:32:52 PM  
Denzel turned down Brad Pitt's role because he thought the movie was too dark.

After it did so well he signed up for Fallen, which was good, but no Se7en
 
2020-09-22 8:33:07 PM  
Se7en is one my "my" favorites, not saying it is enjoyable, per se. I consider it an allegory about people living in our cities. It's the struggle of the futility of idealism ("You can't afford to be this naive.") versus realism/cynicism. Sommerset has lost his idealism, whereas Mills embraces his. Mills thinks taking a transfer to a high crime area will allow him to become the mythic hero. Sommerset started out that way but reality crushed his idealism. Despite this, Sommerset never completely caved. But, he tried to make Mills see that this fight against apathy, cruelty, etc. cannot be won by idealism. That's why at the end when he quotes Hemmingway "The world is a good place, and worth fighting for" he then states "I agree with the second part."

I truly think it's one of the best pieces of screen writing in the last 50 years. Every performance is spot on. Th film also includes one of my favorite scenes of all time. R. Lee Ermey, as their captain, is discussing the case in the precinct. The phone rings at the desk where he is sitting. He answers the call, growling "This isn't even my desk!" Total classic. I will do that the last day of my employment!
 
2020-09-22 8:37:38 PM  

BrianGriffin: Se7en is one my "my" favorites, not saying it is enjoyable, per se. I consider it an allegory about people living in our cities. It's the struggle of the futility of idealism ("You can't afford to be this naive.") versus realism/cynicism. Sommerset has lost his idealism, whereas Mills embraces his. Mills thinks taking a transfer to a high crime area will allow him to become the mythic hero. Sommerset started out that way but reality crushed his idealism. Despite this, Sommerset never completely caved. But, he tried to make Mills see that this fight against apathy, cruelty, etc. cannot be won by idealism. That's why at the end when he quotes Hemmingway "The world is a good place, and worth fighting for" he then states "I agree with the second part."

I truly think it's one of the best pieces of screen writing in the last 50 years. Every performance is spot on. Th film also includes one of my favorite scenes of all time. R. Lee Ermey, as their captain, is discussing the case in the precinct. The phone rings at the desk where he is sitting. He answers the call, growling "This isn't even my desk!" Total classic. I will do that the last day of my employment!


I remember after the first time I watched it thinking: Did I just see something that awesome? Then for the longest time I feared rewatching thinking it would ruin my initial perception. Finally I did, and it was better than I remembered.
 
2020-09-22 8:41:33 PM  
Saw it in the theatre when it came out. So I guess I was 13. It was pretty heady, haunting stuff for me at that age. How was I able to even get into the theatre then? Along with my younger (11 years old) brother and his 11 year old date?
 
2020-09-22 8:41:39 PM  
I saw that movie with my girlfriend.  Half-way through, she leaned over and whispered, "Who is the bad guy?"

I responded, jokingly, "It's Keyser Soze."

She thought I was a wizard.
 
2020-09-22 8:44:18 PM  

der Sittenstrolch: Saw it in the theatre when it came out. So I guess I was 13. It was pretty heady, haunting stuff for me at that age. How was I able to even get into the theatre then? Along with my younger (11 years old) brother and his 11 year old date?


I think up until South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut came out, theaters didn't check who actually went into what theater.
 
2020-09-22 8:51:10 PM  

der Sittenstrolch: Saw it in the theatre when it came out. So I guess I was 13. It was pretty heady, haunting stuff for me at that age. How was I able to even get into the theatre then? Along with my younger (11 years old) brother and his 11 year old date?


We would just buy a ticket for a pg or g movie and then walk in the room showing the r rated movie.
 
2020-09-22 8:53:53 PM  
Because of Se7en anything David Fincher does, I'm in! The only other filmakers i feel that way about are the Coen brothers.
 
2020-09-22 8:55:23 PM  

foo monkey: I saw that movie with my girlfriend.  Half-way through, she leaned over and whispered, "Who is the bad guy?"

I responded, jokingly, "It's Keyser Soze."

She thought I was a wizard.


So, you put on your robe and wizard hat?
 
2020-09-22 8:57:07 PM  
Certainly a better love story than Twilight.
 
2020-09-22 8:58:13 PM  
I remember watching "Sesevenen".  Quite a bit less stammering than I thought there'd be.
 
2020-09-22 8:59:27 PM  

BrianGriffin: Sommerset started out that way but reality crushed his idealism. Despite this, Sommerset never completely caved


Somerset actually broke John Doe, asking him why he's doing what he's being forced to to do but also takes pleasure in it. He couldn't answer that. And finally Sommersetsaid he'd stay around, after he wanted to that be his last case.
 
2020-09-22 9:00:44 PM  

NeoCortex42: Certainly a better love story than Twilight.


The vampire and werewolf had some serious chemistry.
 
2020-09-22 9:00:52 PM  

der Sittenstrolch: Saw it in the theatre when it came out. So I guess I was 13. It was pretty heady, haunting stuff for me at that age. How was I able to even get into the theatre then? Along with my younger (11 years old) brother and his 11 year old date?


Yeah, that was when people pretended they still cared about who saw their movies.  They only cared if you didn't pay.
 
2020-09-22 9:02:20 PM  
Seven and 8mm were written by the same guy. One was creepy and very good. One was creepy and very not good. Directors matter.
 
2020-09-22 9:03:54 PM  
Doug "brother of Brad" Pitt:

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2020-09-22 9:05:30 PM  
Looks like every lame-ass videogame opening credits since then.
 
2020-09-22 9:10:21 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Seven and 8mm were written by the same guy. One was creepy and very good. One was creepy and very not good. Directors matter.


I don't necessarily want to see Gwyneth Paltrow's head cut off but it wouldn't really bother me as much as a movie about child porn. With Nick Cage.
 
2020-09-22 9:10:53 PM  
The opening credit sequence of Se7en had me hooked. The imagery with Nine Inch Nails music set the mood that we are in for something dark and unknown. Great cinematography, it is a technical movie that allows for details to reveal with repeat viewings.
 
2020-09-22 9:16:57 PM  
I am rather partial to the opening of Lord of War. It came later for sure, but I liked the life cycle of a bullet.

Lord of War - Intro (HD)
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2020-09-22 9:17:06 PM  
Hi, I've never seen the movie, and I have no idea what story the title sequence was telling.

I do get (or think I get?) themes of obsession, religion, and maybe ritual, but is that the whole story?  Maybe I've got the verb, but not the subject or object.  Or am I expecting too literal of a narrative from subby's headline?
 
2020-09-22 9:18:56 PM  

skyotter: I do get (or think I get?) themes of obsession, religion, and maybe ritual, but is that the whole story? Maybe I've got the verb, but not the subject or object. Or am I expecting too literal of a narrative from subby's headline?


No, that's not really it.
 
2020-09-22 9:40:35 PM  

Kuta: foo monkey: I saw that movie with my girlfriend.  Half-way through, she leaned over and whispered, "Who is the bad guy?"

I responded, jokingly, "It's Keyser Soze."

She thought I was a wizard.

So, you put on your robe and wizard hat?


+5 sexterity.
 
2020-09-22 9:48:41 PM  
I remember seeing this at the theater, and being impressed with the title sequence.

The movie however was disappointing, they never got through the Sins, the ending seemed tacked on.
 
2020-09-22 9:57:05 PM  

Mugato: Yeah, very 1990s, so what?


I think that movie probably had a little something to do with what we now consider 'very 90s'
 
2020-09-22 10:00:39 PM  
Se7en was a transformative movie for me. It came out my Jr. year of high school so I was 16-17 when I saw it in the theater. I grew up religious and was pretty straight-laced and naive.

I saw Se7en with some friends, and left the theater horrified. I thought the movie was legitimately evil, and was warning people not to go see it.

But I couldn't get it out of my head. It gnawed on me for weeks, almost like it was eating away at my weird religious conscience. After a while, I was remembering how awesome the movie was. And I've enjoyed intense, farked up movies ever since.
 
2020-09-22 10:06:52 PM  

Inaditch: Se7en was a transformative movie for me. It came out my Jr. year of high school so I was 16-17 when I saw it in the theater. I grew up religious and was pretty straight-laced and naive.

I saw Se7en with some friends, and left the theater horrified. I thought the movie was legitimately evil, and was warning people not to go see it.

But I couldn't get it out of my head. It gnawed on me for weeks, almost like it was eating away at my weird religious conscience. After a while, I was remembering how awesome the movie was. And I've enjoyed intense, farked up movies ever since.


It wasn't evil, it was just about one farked up person, the same as The Silence of the Lambs.
 
2020-09-22 10:14:04 PM  
title sequence better than three twilight movies combined..... Ahem low bar and all that.
 
2020-09-22 10:14:14 PM  
BrianGriffin:

Th film also includes one of my favorite scenes of all time. R. Lee Ermey, as their captain, is discussing the case in the precinct. The phone rings at the desk where he is sitting. He answers the call, growling "This isn't even my desk!" Total classic. I will do that the last day of my employment!

Supposedly 100% improv on Ermey's part when the phone wouldn't stop ringing.  You know it's good, when Fincher keeps your improv.

One of the few movies that left me with a feeling that I will always remember.  Was a bright, sunny day and I felt like the world was shiat.  Nevertheless, amazing movie
 
2020-09-22 10:14:59 PM  

Mugato: It wasn't evil, it was just about one farked up person, the same as The Silence of the Lambs.


All I knew at the time was that whoever was capable of making such a farked up movie had to be evil. Now, Fincher is one of my favorite directors of all time, of course. The Game is an all time favorite.
 
2020-09-22 10:25:37 PM  
Oh, another detective story with Spacey and a dark, horrible ending

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2020-09-22 10:39:53 PM  

skyotter: Hi, I've never seen the movie, and I have no idea what story the title sequence was telling.

I do get (or think I get?) themes of obsession, religion, and maybe ritual, but is that the whole story?  Maybe I've got the verb, but not the subject or object.  Or am I expecting too literal of a narrative from subby's headline?


I have a quick solution to your problem.

I'll sell it to you for 29.95
 
2020-09-22 10:57:51 PM  

libranoelrose: Denzel turned down Brad Pitt's role because he thought the movie was too dark.

After it did so well he signed up for Fallen, which was good, but no Se7en


Fallen was fun, tho.  the demon is anyone, anywhere?  handy!  andyou get an evil John Goodman.  Se7en was too much for some wussy-cakes i could name (and am).
 
2020-09-22 11:02:21 PM  

davynelson: I remember seeing this at the theater, and being impressed with the title sequence.

The movie however was disappointing, they never got through the Sins, the ending seemed tacked on.


John Doe was the final sin (envy) and wanted to die for it. He knew that Brad Pitt's character would kill him for killing his wife.
 
2020-09-22 11:04:27 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Seven and 8mm were written by the same guy. One was creepy and very good. One was creepy and very not good. Directors matter.


my god, my dumbass is sitting here saying, what, you don't like Fellini?
time for bed.
 
2020-09-22 11:06:44 PM  
I still have my NIN "Closer" single, with the eight god damned remixes.
 
2020-09-22 11:25:28 PM  
This is one of those movies that will fark with your worldview, making you think the world is worse than it is.
 
2020-09-22 11:40:20 PM  
Well noted, Subby, but it sorta begs the question of which three twilight movies, and why the other two twilight movies push it over the top?
 
2020-09-22 11:43:30 PM  

truthandjustice: This is one of those movies that will fark with your worldview, making you think the world is worse than it is.


For a double dose of the sentiment that you just stated, you should follow up the film Se7en with the film Falling Down (another 90s film).

That should definitely brighten up your day.
 
2020-09-22 11:48:57 PM  

ZMugg: davynelson: I remember seeing this at the theater, and being impressed with the title sequence.

The movie however was disappointing, they never got through the Sins, the ending seemed tacked on.

John Doe was the final sin (envy) and wanted to die for it. He knew that Brad Pitt's character would kill him for killing his wife.


Which made Pitt Wrath, the final sin.  Sorry, just to make it explicit
 
2020-09-22 11:51:58 PM  

rainbowbutter: libranoelrose: Denzel turned down Brad Pitt's role because he thought the movie was too dark.

After it did so well he signed up for Fallen, which was good, but no Se7en

Fallen was fun, tho.  the demon is anyone, anywhere?  handy!  andyou get an evil John Goodman.  Se7en was too much for some wussy-cakes i could name (and am).


Really was a great idea, just could've been better executed.  Pretty good movie, it's just not in Seven's class imho
 
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