To the Profoundly Disappointed: Are You Still Disappointed?

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To the Profoundly Disappointed: Are You Still Disappointed?

Still profoundly disappointed - my feelings have not changed.
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36%
More disappointed.
3
27%
No longer profoundly disappointed but still disappointed.
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No votes
No longer disappointed at all but still have mixed feelings about The Return.
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No votes
My feelings have softened but not sure what I think of it.
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9%
I need to rewatch before I vote.
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9%
I need to rewatch it before I vote here, but I think I'm still going to be very disappointed.
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No votes
I need to rewatch it before I vote here, but I think I'm still going to be somewhat but less disappointed.
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No votes
I'm neutral.
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No votes
I now like The Return, but still have some mixed feelings.
2
18%
I now love The Return completely.
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No votes
Other - explain in comments.
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No votes
 
Total votes: 11
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JackwithOneEye
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Re: To the Profoundly Disappointed: Are You Still Disappointed?

Post by JackwithOneEye »

the only hard documentation I see is the 389 pages in copyright database.

I feel like whatever people say in interviews is faulty memory mixed with exaggeration, when Peter Deming said 550 pages to Roger Deakins on the podacast, I think he was trying to express it was big and thick, and he wasnt under oath, so he chose 550.
IcedOver
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Re: To the Profoundly Disappointed: Are You Still Disappointed?

Post by IcedOver »

I was in the "profoundly disappointed" camp for most of the start of the show. I got into the groove for a while but turned out still pretty disappointed. I chose number 5 but could easily say 6 or 7. Even though I rewatched most of the parts during the run two or more times, I haven't done a full rewatch or watched a part in full since 9/2017. I own the BD but literally haven't gotten to rewatching it.

My feelings towards it have definitely softened, but for every scene I like and go back to sometimes to watch, I could probably name 1-2 other scenes or elements that did not work for me. I haven't been thinking about it too much over the past year, but for a while my feelings on its themes and intent had coalesced to considering it very unique. However, often when I think about its absurdist nature, I wonder if what is on screen is the optimal way things could have turned out. The digital cinematography is something I feel was a mistake, and that hasn't changed. It should have been shot on film or with a camcorder "Inland" style, anything to soften and warm up the image.
I DON'T FEEL GOOD!!!!!
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