You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2018)

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knives
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Re: You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2018)

#76 Post by knives » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:43 pm

I considered that reading, but the phrasing seemed aimed more in the other direction.

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Re: You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2018)

#77 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:10 pm

I think there's probably an assumption that I'm a fan of the film given my username, but fun fact: I've never even seen it, even though I'm named after it!

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Re: You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2018)

#78 Post by nitin » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:08 am

knives wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:59 pm
As for reveling in the violence, so? Even if it were to matter both films take surprisingly similar approaches breaking up the violence to reflect the character's psychology so that it is not presented in a coherent fashion. The difference is whereas Scott breaks up the violence through abstract editing Ramsey does so through elision which makes sense given their respective psychologies.
Personally speaking I found Man of Fire's revelling in its violence and torture sequences undercut any attempt it made to show the psychological and/or crippling effects of the PTSD that Creasy is meant to be grappling with. The movie wants to play up the usual revenge movie tropes, and that's fine, but that's where I do think You Were Never Really Here is going for (and achieving) something different.

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Re: You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2018)

#79 Post by tarpilot » Wed May 15, 2019 10:25 am

EDIT I promised myself I wouldn't pull this crap again, and I know it's shitty board behavior, but this whole thing was rill rill bad quite apart from the below and I just can't hack it
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Re: You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2018)

#80 Post by mistakaninja » Wed May 15, 2019 12:54 pm

I took the woman that entered Nina's room to be an employee rather than a john. A woman kept there to mother the younger girls. Probably a victim as much as an employee, likely to have been trafficked herself in the past and now being too old to be one of the girls.

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Re: You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2018)

#81 Post by tarpilot » Wed May 15, 2019 1:16 pm

You are in all likelihood correct and I overreaching, but I guess I took the "math" and presence in the other rooms to indicate otherwise. If she was a customer, it would/should have been much more clear.

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