From: moviePig <>
Subject: Re: NOCTURNE (no spoilers)
Full headers:
Subject: Re: NOCTURNE (no spoilers)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.movies.current-films
References: <O2qeC.3837$5D1.933@fx01.iad> <p5dbah$uun$>
<RPqeC.15423$KA7.10675@fx05.iad> <p5dti5$nmh$>
<HUDeC.3069$eZ5.1720@fx19.iad> <p5f6ml$ro9$>
From: moviePig <>
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101
MIME-Version: 1.0
In-Reply-To: <p5f6ml$ro9$>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed
Content-Language: en-US
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Lines: 74
Message-ID: <XJGeC.23331$Cy2.1078@fx44.iad>
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:31:35 UTC
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:31:34 -0500
X-Received-Body-CRC: 3893141310
X-Received-Bytes: 4368
Print Article
Forward Article
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 
>>>> 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.[19] While filming in 
> Los Angeles, the project was shot under the titles of God Particle and 
> Clean Pass.[20] Filming began on June 10, 2016 and wrapped on September 
> 23, 2016.[17] 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.[9] 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.[9]
> 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 
theater Friday.


- - - - - - - -
   YOUR taste at work...