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Thursday
Dec192013

20:13 for 2013 screen capping fun!

Six long years ago I ran a popular series called 20:07 where I shared freeze frames for various films at the 20th minute and 7th second of the film. T'was super fun and popular and every once in a while we bring it back.  So here we are at the tail end of 2013! These are screencaps from the 20th minute and 13th second (or thereabouts - streaming titles do not always promote accuracy of screencapping) from films released this year that are already available for home viewing*

Which of these seven movies did you see? Do they bring back fond memories? 

Feels as if the world is perfect. Like it's never going to end..."

Spring Breakers. James Franco's Alien enters seconds later. It is going to end.

 

I'd like to see the manager"

Funny. That's exactly what a lot of people said 20 minutes into Only God Forgives. If not sooner! But still, Kristin Scott Thomas cuts a mean profile and is always a joy to watch.

 

[What happened Chuck?]

In this scene in Lovelace, Linda has sprung Chuck from jail and he no like questions! Peter Sarsgaard, mortal enemy of subtlety, literally licks every single one of his fingers starting with the thumb before he explodes at his wife, breaking the silence. He doesn't just lick them, he deep throats them, pun intended but also: fact.

 

Slow down squirt, this party is for scare students only!"

I'd say this was a major coincidence to get the film's central conflict in the 20th minute and 13th second... but Monsters University hits this note often and hard. Poor Mikey!

 

What?! did you think she was a virgin?

I hated this movie, Prince Avalanche, but other critics were quite besotted.

 

-I love your shirt
-Thank you.

[V.O. I loved her. I really did.]"

The Bling Ring. It's beautifully fitting that Sofia Coppola's films always improve with distance since they play like alternately sharp and hazy memories even the first time you're watching them.

 

Why don't you take off that mask and give me a kiss."

Iron Man 3, the year's most popular Action Film Romantic Comedy

 

*I can't share freeze frame from movies still in theaters via awards screeners or I'd be sent to prison! But maybe we'll sketch them out for you if you're good and you comment nicely.

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I watched Spring Breakers in a theatre back in April. It was one of my best movie theatre experiences ever. My local theatre rarely shows movies like Spring Breakers, and I think the only reason they had it was because of the cast. I feel really lucky to have seen a Harmony Korine movie in a theatre. I really wish James Franco had been nominated for a Golden Globe for Alien. I still consider it to be one of the best performances of the year.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

I thought Prince Avalanche was pretty good. Good use of the Rudd snark persona and the scene at the burned down house was quite moving.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterParanoid Android

Ugh, the way the light is hitting the camera in that Bling Ring shot... Sofia Coppola movies always have such gorgeous cinematography. And it really works perfectly with how attractive all the robbery and that entire vacuous culture is (and shouldn't be). Damn, I do love that film.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Heh, I hated Prince Avalanche too. Why on earth would anyone want to make (let alone watch!) a movie about these awful people?

Guess the sketch 20:13 freeze frames would be an awesome game.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTB

Spring Breakers: Franco is fantastic.

Only God Forgives: my win for score, song, and cinematography (I can't get over the colors and shadows). Kristin Scott Thomas is bouncing in and out of my supporting actress line-up.

The Bling Ring: Emma Watson is still my supporting actress win.

Iron Man 3: I still don't understand what happened in this film. All I know is that I would not be opposed to a Pepper Potts stand alone film, or maybe a team-up with Black Widow and Scarlet Witch once we get through the next Avengers film.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert G

Nathan, classic! Love that line about the cap for Only God Forgives. I have got to see this just to see how wretched it is. LOL.

Should I put it on a double bill with The Counselor? With a bowl of popcorn and a mug of Pepto Bismal?

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Am I the only one who hated Spring Breakers? Clearly I'm missing something.

No snarking or sarcasm: somebody please explain what made this movie great.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Marie

I always think 'Bling Ring' was released last year, it seems so long ago that people were talking about it.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I am one of those people who loved Prince Avalanche. I get why people might dislike Hirsch's character (it felt like the role simply called for 'Jack Black') but Rudd's performance is genuinely interesting, and for me relatable. Plus, I'll go to the end of the Earth for David Gordon Green- so maybe that is my problem. That said I loved that scene of Rudd and the old woman at that burned down house and the gorgeous score.

Loved The Bling Ring and Spring Breakers. I know both films are paired constantly and both were distributed by A24- but to me they're ultimately very different though I do want to own both of their soundtracks. I saw Spring Breakers in a theater and was definitely the only person who seemed to know going in this was an art movie by Harmony Korine. As I left the theater with this huge afterglow, I could hear everybody around me just feeling like they got punk'd, viscerally hating it and the ending.

Sofia's movies seem to capture a California people often ignore in terms of aesthetic shaping narrative, tone, and mood. It's a shame that Harris Savides, who worked with her and on a lot of California-set films, is no longer with us (The Bling Ring was his last credit). He got the Golden State better than anyway.

I even liked Only God Forgives- except Gosling. That role kind of called for some Falconetti eye acting and for some reason nothing was going on there. It could've worked with Mikkelsen, Hardy, or Isaac- other character actors Refn has worked with.

This may shock you, but Peter Sarsgaard was great on The Killing. It was like every terrible thing you feared in him playing such a character never materialized and managed to be completely heartbreaking, dare I say award-worthy.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCMG

I've seen Spring Breakers, Only God Forgives, and The Bling Ring. Very good memories come to mind for the first and last films but the middle...not so much A month or so ago I would've been spewing vitriol left and right, but I've actually had the itch to watch the film again and see if my opinion on it has changed. You're right about KST, though, she was like a breath of sleazy fresh air whenever she popped on the screen. Just immensely watchable.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterthefilmjunkie

This roundup is a perfect mixture of the overrated and the disappointing.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHayden W.

From this group, I've only seen Spring Breakers and Bling Ring, and, boy, did I love those movies so freaking much! I can't wait to see them again.

And that 20:13 shot from Bling Ring? So gorgeous and Coppolan.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

Am I the only one who hated Spring Breakers?

You're not alone ;) I didn't hate it, but I 'm not into movies which exploit what they're trying to question. To me it was a nice looking extended videoclip. Why Franco is being vindicated lately is beyond me, it must be a hip thing to do.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

I hated Spring Breakers but really liked James Franco in it.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert G

I will try to explain why I think Spring Breakers is the best movie I have seen from the last two years. At first I kind of liked the way it was made, with the jumps in continuity, the photography and Franco's performance; I gave it a B-review on the twitter feed I have going just to remind myself what I have seen and would normally think nothing more of it.

But after a few days I couldn't stop thinking about it. The last time I felt something like this about a movie was Tree Of Life, and this doesn't really seem to be the same kind of thing, but for me it was.

After having thought about it almost daily for months I think I have crystallized what the movie is about for me: It is about music and how important music is for you when you are young. We have four girls who are all bored with school and their lives and just want to party and have fun as an escape from it all, and the music in the start of the film represents that; just catchy, happy and joyously meaningless party music. The girls meet Franco, who is a (white) gatekeeper to the more sexual and violent world of rap. Here Franco is perfect; he is both hypnotizing and repellent at the same time, and one of the girls leave because she can't take the sexuality he represents, just as some people are turned off by sexual content in lyrics and performances. The other three girls revel in the sex, but one of them can't really take the violence on the border between mainstream rap and gangster rap, and she leaves. The other two is empowered(?) by the sex and aggression, but in the end they have taken everything the music can give them, and they can kiss it goodbye and leave it behind.
In addition you have the mantraish calls (Spring Break) which are like refrains; you have the restaging of an earlier scene (remix?) and you of course have Franco's "Look at my shit" sequence.

The movie reminded me of a song by The Smiths called "Rubber Ring", which is about how some music only means something to you for a certain period in your life, and when you look back at it you see the weaknesses but still think fondly of it.

I see a lot of movies (about 500 a year), and I just think thematic movies that isn't about story and plot have started to speak to me in ways storytelling movies cannot; I have seen basically every conceivable story beat that exist many times, and I just crave movies with ideas and a different way of doing things.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEkollstr

Wow, Ekollstr, that was a wonderful explanation. I didn't LOVE it at first either, but it did definitely stay with me, and for that my appreciation has grown immensely. Not that many movies can do that.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Loved The Bling Ring, disliked Only God Forgives, mixed Spring Breakers (but I can see why people dug it).

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Liked Only God Forgives (it looks great, KST is an entertaining nightmare, and it's easily in my top 5 scores of the year), and loved The Bling Ring (probably my #1 film of the year). Emma Watson never gaining any awards traction is one of the things that seems oddest to me about this awards season.

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterScottC

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