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Offline tforster

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Re: Free Fall - Freier Fall
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2014, 09:20:20 pm »
I liked FrierFall very much. Another great film is Marco Berger's "Hawaii" ... I've watched it three times...

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Re: Free Fall - Freier Fall
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2014, 12:54:28 pm »
I watched the trailer for Hawaii and didn't think it went anywhere, but it has excellent reviews on Amazon so I'll probably give it a try.  Thanks for the rec.
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Re: Free Fall - Freier Fall
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2014, 06:24:49 pm »
I watched Free Fall again, and this time noticed more similarities to Brokeback - lots of similarities, in fact.  The music seemed similar to me, both when things seem to be spinning out of Marc's control, and in their intimate moments.  Marc's girlfriend comes up behind him on the bed like Alma did, and he turns and kisses her.  And of course, the first night in the tent, although this is the first time up against the car (seemed a little unrealistic, more so even than Brokeback).  In the beginning all their meetings are in the forest, out in the middle of nowhere, but eventually they go to Kay's apartment.  And the fight they have near the end reminds me of Ennis breaking down; although Kay does come out and say "Don't you get it?  I love you."
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Re: Free Fall - Freier Fall
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2014, 08:36:19 am »
Maybe I'm getting just a little obsessed with this movie; and noticed another thing similar to Brokeback: bookends, beginning and ending.

And the title even ties in w/this:

The mountain boiled with demonic energy, glazed with flickering broken-cloud light, the wind combed the grass and drew from the damaged krummholz and slit rock a bestial drone. As they descended the slope Ennis felt he was in a slow-motion, but headlong, irreversible fall.
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2014, 09:51:29 am »
Oh, and Marc gets a phone call while he's at home with his girlfriend so he takes the call in another room, and when he hears it's Kay, he smiles - but just a little, which reminds me of Ennis looking out the window when Jack gets out of the truck.

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Re: Free Fall - Freier Fall
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2014, 09:57:18 am »
Couldn't find the screen cap of the phone call smile, but similar to this one-

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Re: Free Fall - Freier Fall
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2014, 10:09:20 am »
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« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2014, 10:34:30 am »
Katharina Schüttler is excellent as Marc's girlfriend.  When she finds out, her reaction is the exact opposite of Alma's; one of her scenes made me cry unexpectedly, the emotion was really overwhelming to watch, and to hear in her voice, for me.


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Re: Free Fall - Freier Fall
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2014, 10:35:30 am »
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Re: Free Fall - Freier Fall
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2014, 10:39:41 am »
from the club/dancing scene, which I didn't care for the first time I saw it, now love it, even before they go in the bathroom

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