Thursday, April 26, 2007

20:07 ("the unseen is all around us")

Each morning a screenshot from the 20th minute and 7th second of a movie. Along with the dialogue if there is any.


"That's what I like about you, Guy. You really don't care, do you?"
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11 comments:

Paul C. said...

Boy, that Nathaniel sure does like to live dangerously, doesn't he.

Funny that with all the males in drag being Oscar-nominated in the early 80s (Dustin Hoffman, Robert Preston, John Lithgow), the only gender-switching performance to actually win was Linda Hunt's here, a woman playing a man.

Burbanked said...

Nathaniel, even though I come to your site frequently, the concept and execution of your "20:07" series has somehow escaped me until today (that'll teach me to skim through RSS feeds instead of visiting the actual sites more often).

So I know I'm late to the party, but can I just tell you that this is one of the most frigging amazing ideas of film analysis I've seen in a long, long time. It's really inspired and amazing and I am truly in awe.

Because I've missed whatever explanation you may have offered previously, how did you land on this particular timestamp?

Excellent job. You've got Piper at Lazy Eye Theatre to thank for my renewed and faithful daily dedication to your site.

Paul C. said...

I can't speak for Nathaniel's motivation behind the 20:07 timestamp, but I've heard rumors that starting in January he's going to be starting a new series called 20:08.

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JS said...

Ah Linda Hunt. I loved her in She-Devil and as Management in Carnivale. Even though it was only your voice.

Anonymous said...

Hey Nathaniel, have you checked out the trailer of "Evening" directed by Lajos Koltai? It has a big cast - what do think is going to happen when it releases?

NATHANIEL R said...

paul c alas --there won't be a sequel. can you imagine. it'll be all the same images just slightly altered in 2008. hee

not good.

we'll see how long i can keep it up. there are some filmmakers that are so resistant.

Hitchcock keeps giving me shots of cars and buildings. argh.

burbanked what paul c said... and thank you.

my only real frustration with the new features in blogger is that those damn labels don't give you a second page option so you can't see the whole series if you click on "20:07" you can just see the last several...

shinichi evans said...

Definitely when Mel was hot and before his big mouth overran his career.

amir_uk said...

Mel was so incredibly beautiful in this movie - I still can't get over how hot he was here. That scene in his swimming trunks - mmmm.

Linda Hunt - one of the most deserved Supporting Actress wins, methinks.

NATHANIEL R said...

amir --agreed on mel. i am still stunned whenever i see pieces of this movie or mrs. soffel. i hate myself for loving early Mel but what can I do?

also: linda hunt. i have issues with the supporting actresss lineup that year.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Mel was most definitely a very handsome man back then (I haven't seen this movie, but I've seen Galipoli and Mad Max and he's very good looking). But, ugh, what a poisonous man he is these days.