When you wake up in the middle of a slab climb...


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David Kerkeslager · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 30

ViperScale · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 165

What was the point of this a really poorly done student film or something?

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,500
ViperScale wrote:

What was the point of this a really poorly done student film or something?

I liked it- thought it was a well done short. 

Nicholas Gillman · · Las Vegas · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 301

I think the symbolism was kinda lost on me ...pretty intense though! When it started to rain I felt so bad for her lol. Someone has some a pretty good eye for cinematography though I thought it was pretty well constructed .

I was hella waiting for an end credits scene though   

Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 45

Yeah, that's pretty much what slab climbing is like.

ViperScale · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 165
Ted Pinson wrote:

Yeah, that's pretty much what slab climbing is like.

But it wasn't slab climbing... she was sitting on a massive ledge the entire time.... that is a massive stand up on ledge for slab climbing!

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,500
ViperScale wrote:

But it wasn't slab climbing... she was sitting on a massive ledge the entire time.... that is a massive stand up on ledge for slab climbing!

For most people, that is not a massive ledge.

Noah Yetter · · Lakewood, CO · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 10

My palms are sweating that's for sure

Peter Beal · · Boulder Colorado · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 1,690

Creepy and sadistic. Not sure of the point here. Thumbs down.

Firestone · · California · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 449

She might have sent if she had solutions.

cragmantoo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 0

What kind of weird crap is this?

Slartibartfast · · Magrathea · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 0
ViperScale wrote:

What was the point of this a really poorly done student film or something?

Across the gap, an unknown person went through the same steps as her. First, cautiously pushing upwards with battered palms; then, a desperate roll-over destined to fail, much like wrapping a necklace around her hand (admittedly a bad idea). Could you have set the mood and told two separate stories without a word?

Unsurprisingly, the writer/director was also the cinematographer (which I bet is his biggest skill). Taken as a resume, this guy will definitely get some job offers out of this thing.

Jaren Watson · · Boise, Idaho · Joined May 2010 · Points: 1,195

I thought it was rather evocative. It's easy to dismiss something that lacks traditional narrative structure as pointless or weird for the sake of being weird. But didn't this speak to all of us on some level? 

I have a hard time believing people could watch this and not feel something once the water comes.

I don't think it was a brilliant piece of filmmaking. I did think it was kind of beautiful.

ViperScale · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 165
Jaren Watson wrote:

I thought it was rather evocative. It's easy to dismiss something that lacks traditional narrative structure as pointless or weird for the sake of being weird. But didn't this speak to all of us on some level? 

I have a hard time believing people could watch this and not feel something once the water comes.

I don't think it was a brilliant piece of filmmaking. I did think it was kind of beautiful.

Copy of Saw style movie but lack of any story? If that gets you off whatever but not for me. I am not a fan of watching torture with no story behind it.

I have over 1000 movies on my external hard drive. I will watch pretty much anything at least once (only maybe like 20ish that were so bad I could not even finish)... this did nothing for me.

Jaren Watson · · Boise, Idaho · Joined May 2010 · Points: 1,195
ViperScale wrote:

Copy of Saw style movie but lack of any story? If that gets you off whatever but not for me. I am not a fan of watching torture with no story behind it.

I have over 1000 movies on my external hard drive. I will watch pretty much anything at least once (only maybe like 20ish that were so bad I could not even finish)... this did nothing for me.

Trade in some of those movies for a book or two. Your reading comprehension isn't quite up to the knife-edged analysis you've brought to bear in the cinematic realm.

Billy Danger · · Asheville, NC · Joined Mar 2005 · Points: 160

I liked it. 

LB Edwards · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 28

Having nightmares there, David?

ViperScale · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 165
Jaren Watson wrote:

Trade in some of those movies for a book or two. Your reading comprehension isn't quite up to the knife-edged analysis you've brought to bear in the cinematic realm.

Whoever said I don't read books? Not as much as I used to due to my vision getting worst now.

David Kerkeslager · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 30
LB Edwards wrote:

Having nightmares there, David?

Nah, in my dreams there's usually a spot for a tricam.

Squeak · · Perth West OZ · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 18

It's Australian made, most Untied States of Americans, are not used to "subtle"   

If it's not screaming obvious, it not worth watching, to many.

I liked it, I also like that the ending is ambiguous, also nice use of hand crampons   

Slartibartfast · · Magrathea · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 0
Squeak wrote:

It's Australian made, most Untied States of Americans, are not used to "subtle"   

If it's not screaming obvious, it not worth watching, to many.

I liked it, I also like that the ending is ambiguous, also nice use of hand crampons   

True. I remember watching "Tomorrow: When the War Began" and thinking it was waaaay too highbrow for my lil american brain.

And they're called "handpons."

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