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29 June 2014 @ 09:07 pm
Film Trailer: Lilting  
Apologies for the flurry of posts today. I just saw that the trailer for Lilting has come out. I do hope this film makes it over the US in an actual distribution rather than just film festivals.

From the reviews I've read about this film, it combines everything I love in stories. People working their way through grief, trying to make a connection despite a language and cultural barrier, people of disparate ages forging a relationship, the difficulty of immigration, children struggling to come out to their parents, etc. It also stars Ben Whishaw whom I've said before is lovely.

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The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 30th, 2014 04:26 am (UTC)
Oh wow, that looks painful and good. And beautiful. I love how delicate Ben Whishaw's voice is. It's so precise and dainty. It also seems to be a character quite close to himself. He seems very similar to his interview persona in this. Lots of blinking and looking to the side. If that makes sense and isn't sort of creepy.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 30th, 2014 05:03 am (UTC)
If that makes sense and isn't sort of creepy.

No, it does. His character at least in the trailer seems to be less a very distinct character and more a dramatized version of Ben Whishaw. At least in the trailer.

A review mentioned that the film is shot so that present scenes mix with past scenes. Like characters in the present will be in a room and then characters from the past will enter it and they'll do a flashback scene rather than do a clear cut back. I'm really curious how this looks because the description makes it sound like a really good visual way of describing grief and how you replay memories of lost loved ones like you're living them in the moment all over again.

Okay, so I've thought a LOT about this movie...
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 30th, 2014 05:07 am (UTC)
His character at least in the trailer seems to be less a very distinct character and more a dramatized version of Ben Whishaw. At least in the trailer.

Yes, that is what I meant. Well done, you, making sense of my brain.

Like characters in the present will be in a room and then characters from the past will enter it and they'll do a flashback scene rather than do a clear cut back.

Oh, that's a really cool idea! I like that a lot. It makes it sound like a play, almost. Like the Jane Eyre musical, that had Jane interacting with her younger self and watching over the scenes from the past.

ETA: I saw this on Pinterest, and it occurred to me that this is what would happen if you and I ever joined forces to write a fic.

Edited at 2014-06-30 05:16 am (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 30th, 2014 05:22 am (UTC)
I saw this on Pinterest, and it occurred to me that this is what would happen if you and I ever joined forces to write a fic.

It's angsty kid!fic! What a perfect blend!

I'm really into the idea of Tony being an uncle. He'd be the great uncle in some of the best and worst ways.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 30th, 2014 05:26 am (UTC)
I'm really into the idea of Tony being an uncle. He'd be the great uncle in some of the best and worst ways.

"Is it too early for me to buy him a helicopter? Should I wait until he can sit up on his own? Maybe just stick to the pony for now. I'm not sure if the elephant is going to get here in time."

I feel like he would take his duty very seriously, and be stupidly gung-ho about it.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 30th, 2014 05:29 am (UTC)
"Is it too early for me to buy him a helicopter? Should I wait until he can sit up on his own? Maybe just stick to the pony for now. I'm not sure if the elephant is going to get here in time."

Hahaha! He'd totally start out inappropriately overboard until Pepper calms him down. Then he'd probably build a robot dog or something as a present. An eternal pet the kid can love forever and ever.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 30th, 2014 05:32 am (UTC)
An eternal pet the kid can love forever and ever.

Awww! That's so sweet. And every few months, the kid would bring it in to Tony for a visit to the 'vet' to make sure it's all working correctly and getting new programming.

We shouldn't be discussing this. You know I will write it if we go much further, and no one needs that.

I'm going to bed. That is the responsible thing to do. G'night!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 30th, 2014 05:32 am (UTC)
We shouldn't be discussing this. You know I will write it if we go much further, and no one needs that.

No, we all need it but I get your point. Goodnight!