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Panic Room!

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by rentboy, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    Holy fek! i love David Fincher's work!!

    This flick was right up my alley, as is all of Fincher's work...IMO he hasn't made a bad movie (Alien 3, The Game, Seven, Fight Club) and 5 solid movies in a row is some going.

    Everything about it left me in awe, the phenomenal camera work, the greenish, washed out tint of the movie, the performances, the suspense....and the way that Fincher can achieve so much with so little puts him in company with the Kubricks, the Lynchs, and the Bessons.

    The performances:

    Forest Whittaker: i've always loved his performances and this is no exception...

    Jared Leto: He had his crack fiend head on and i loved his frantic behaviour.

    Jodie Foster: i found she suited the part...i'm not a big fan of her but i'll give her respect where respect is due.

    Dwight Yoakam: I was so surprised by how menacing he could be...with the balaclava on he was tremendous.

    Overall, Fincher rocks, i found myself literally on the edge of my seat at times (the cell phone scene was executed with such intensity)...here's to a fifth successive hit. Bravo :)
  2. Karim

    Karim TRIBE Member

    My friends saw it and they were dissapointed.

    Their first beef with the film was the lack of originality in what the bad guys wanted in the room. Sheesh, money? They could have been creative and had them go after a voodoo monkey paw or something.

    Second, I heard some guy gets wacked in the face with a sledge hammer, and only suffers a black eye.

    :) <--- Blade 2 is where it's at. Bone crushing action.
  3. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    It doesn't matter if it's money or a monkey paw, in the end it serves as a reason for burglars to get into the room...how the hell would 3 guys split a money paw? :)

    Second, I heard some guy gets wacked in the face with a sledge hammer, and only suffers a black eye.

    Ok, i'll give them that...he does get pretty fucked up, more than a black eye....he can barely walk.

    you should look past such minor details, sit back and don't expect too much from it, thus you will not be so disappointed.
  4. noahmintz

    noahmintz TRIBE Member

    The Game was a huge piece of shit!
    Not even Mel could have saved that one

  5. Karim

    Karim TRIBE Member

    This is how it should be:

    They sell the monkey paw to a greedy collector who funds their operation and supplies them with Mission Impossible gear and cool cars. Make them SUPER BURGLARS!!!

    And then at the end, she should use the monkey paw to cast a spell on the burglers, sending them into the hellish world known as Cinema 3 which is currently playing Resident Evil, which tortures them to death.

    :) <--- Now that's popcorn munching entertainment.
  6. noahmintz

    noahmintz TRIBE Member

  7. Steven Segal gave it


    A thumbs up in a red chinese shirt

    From the Ministry of liked the game, last 15 minutes were hard to swallow, but still dug it.

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  8. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    I read that Fincher could possibly do a flick called The Black Dahlia....i'm not sure if it's in the works, and the below excerpt was written b4 Panic Room came out.
    It sounds like Fincher could make it in the same vein as Seven.

    Hopefully it's something he is working on.

    >So what's next for David Fincher now? How can he possibly top Se7en or Fight Club? Well, rumour has it that he is interested in adapting James Ellroy's novel 'The Black Dahlia'. That would most certainly be a worthy Fincher project. The novel is a fictional account of the 1947 Hollywood murder of Beth Short who was known as the Black Dahlia because of her fondness for wearing black clothing. Her body was found severed in half and her killer was never apprehended. If Fincher indeed makes this movie, it will be interesting to see how he does with a period piece film. <
  9. what the fuck is happening with Rendezvous with Rama? That was supposed to be his next project, but they didn't have the technology for the vision that he and Morgan Freeman had in mind.

    From the Ministry of sounds interesting and all, but I think Rendezvous would be a better challenge.

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  10. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    what's this Rendezvous with Rama suppose to be about?
  11. Arthur C. Clarke novel (the guy who wrote 2001) about first contact with alien life. Supposed to be extremely plausible in theory.

    From the Ministry of heard they delayed it's release because they weren't capable of doing what Fincher had in mind for visual effects.

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  12. rentboy

    rentboy TRIBE Member

    Sweet...that sounds good and ya know Fincher will do it right.

    Other Fincher rumours:

    1.According to a report on the official website of Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk, the prolific author already has a new book in the works – Lullaby – and director David Fincher is interested in doing the film version.

    "Lullaby, that comes out a year from now, is basically the story of a newspaper reporter who's asked to do a five-part series on SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) – crib death. So he has to visit 5 crib death scenes with paramedics to profile 5 families. And he notices, at the first, this library book, this really cheap anthology of poems and rhymes from around the world, opened to page 27. The second crib death, a week later or so, the same book is there. Third crib death, the same book. It's closed, but when he puts it on its spine, it falls open to page 27. He realizes that each of the children ranging from 6 months to 6 years – which is not SIDS – was read the same poem on the night before it died. Basically this poem is an ancient, African poem that was used to decrease population in time of famine and drought that some jerk off just picked up as public domain and slapped it in this anthology. The reason why he notices it is that 20 years earlier, when he was a young man with a wife and a kid, he read the same poem, and woke up the next morning to find his wife and baby dead. The whole book becomes about how does he deal with the fact that this book is out in the world and he has no idea how many copies. The whole thing is a metaphor for mass media. It would be the end of mass media if people found out this was out there – it could be put in songs, it could be put behind music, behind noise, it could wipe out the entire world as an information-age plague."

    2. Talk that he will be teaming with Brad Pitt and Benicio Del Toro - in an adaptation of the best-seller "Kitchen Confidential.

    3. David Fincher has come aboard to develop, with an eye to direct, Regency Enterprises' supernatural thriller "Stay." The project reteams the helmer and the 20th Century Fox-based company, who worked together on "Fight Club." "Stay," written by David Benioff, is about a psychologist at an Ivy League university who tries to prevent one of his students from committing suicide. "Stay" was picked up by Regency in October for $1.8 million after attracting the interest of at least a half-dozen companies and becoming the object of a heated contest before the deal was closed (HR 10/19).
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2002
  13. Just got back from it.

    Wow. While I will agree with Tearer's remarks that as far as story and plot goes, this is auto pilot territory for David Fincher, he still manages to be several times better than most other directors who would be handling the same material. It's a very effective, very tight playing thriller that keeps its pace and manages to create some pretty unexpected situations. I was thoroughly entertained and very impressed with the cast, all of whom were in top form. Dwight Yokam (yes, the country singer) manages to turn in a very effective and menacing performance, as does Forrest Whitaker who's at his best playing the conflicted criminal. Jodie Foster returns back to her tough gal that's struggling posture (à la Silence of the Lambs), and carries the film nicely.

    But again, David Fincher manages to pull of some logistically baffling work here. Having camera shots peer through keyholes, fly through coffee mug handles and coast milimeters off the floor, he pulls off some very impressive eye candy. But he also manages to build up some very suspenseful and frantic moments, demonstrating numerous times that he can play out a scene for all that it's worth.

    But this film owes a lot to an older film called After Dark My Sweet, when it comes to the finale, and that's not necessarily a bad thing (good material to draw inspiration from). Rent it after seeing this, as you might have the ending somewhat spoiled for you.

    From the Ministry of very impressed and entertained.

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  14. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    <----works for the same ministry, as a intern. :)

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