Subject: Re: NOCTURNE (no spoilers)
On 2/7/2018 10:41 AM, Obveeus wrote:
> On 2/7/2018 9:18 AM, moviePig wrote:
>> On 2/6/2018 10:59 PM, Obveeus wrote:
>>> On 2/6/2018 6:25 PM, moviePig wrote:
>>>> On 2/6/2018 5:47 PM, Obveeus wrote:
>>>>> On 2/6/2018 5:33 PM, moviePig wrote:
>>>>>> Six high-school seniors gather for an evening of partying and
>>>>>> spooky soul-searching. For the first half of its 90 minutes,
>>>>>> NOCTURNE promises a somewhat stylish and above-average
>>>>>> horror-flick. Then the second-half goes off the rails like a bent
>>>>>> bicycle. Minimally recommended.
>>>>> NOCTURNE a film that really does look like a direct to DVD offering
>>>>> with a 4.7 IMDB score and yet you watched this while forgoing the
>>>>> 6.0 THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX?
>>>> I go into each movie pursuing a glimmer of hope. But a movie being
>>>> blatantly painted over to ride another's coattails snuffs that out.
>>> By 'painted over', I guess you me rewrite draft of a script?
>>> Side note: the last CLOVERFIELD film (10 CLOVERFIELD LANE) was also
>>> a rewrite of a different spec film script (THE CELLAR).
>> If tCP was merely a rewrite, i.e., was "Cloverfield"ed before the
>> cameras ever rolled, that'd make a difference to me. But I thought it
>> was filmed, shelved, and then re-titled with extreme prejudice.
> From wiki:
> The film was shot in Los Angeles, California, where it received tax
> credits under the state's film incentive program. While filming in
> Los Angeles, the project was shot under the titles of God Particle and
> Clean Pass. Filming began on June 10, 2016 and wrapped on September
> 23, 2016. According to Uziel, it was during production that he came
> to learn that the film was being connected to Cloverfield, requiring him
> to rewrite a few scenes and added addition shooting. Uziel speculated
> that the decision to connect to Cloverfield was due to the difficulty in
> marketing a stand-alone science-fiction film at the time, and felt the
> connection between the films was more of an anthology series similar to
> The Twilight Zone, with each movie dealing with how people with complex
> relations deal with a other-worldly dilemma.
> That paragraph would appear to me to indicate that the rewriting and
> filming of CLOVERFIELD tie-in stuff occurred during the original filming
> of the project. there is other stuff at the link that hints that the
> script sat around for a few years before any filming began (probably
> because most scripts do and because of studio/ownership changes). Also,
> after filming, the link explains some delay in release as they worked on
> an ARG video game tie-in and wrung their hands about how the high cost
> of the film would prevent it from becoming a theatrical success.
So he did the re-writes "during" shooting, a sort-of hybrid status.
Then, however, they judged the result unworthy of theaters. A year
later, the Netflix deal materialized.
Afaics, the most favorable indicator therein is the Netflix badge --
better than, say, a Showtime premiere, but not as auspicious as a 2,000
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