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The Shape of Waiter

Postby Kewangji » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:48 pm UTC

So, I saw this extremely Guillermo del Toro movie yesterday. I thought it flagged a little near the end, but I really liked it as a movie. Spoiler discussion under the spoiler tag.

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The sex scene where she fills the bathroom with water is of course nonsensical. During it, I was mostly concerned with the fact that it would take a really long time to fill a room like that, and there's no way her bathroom was that well isolated. Now afterwards I'm also bothered about the fact that they didn't salt the water or anything. What he required seemed to vary through the movie, actually.

I found it bold and great that the film started with her masturbating in the bath (which is apparently a daily ritual), and this also neatly foreshadowed the abovementioned scene.

Could have done without the flight of fancy into blackandwhite singing/dancing, also.

Perhaps the most del Toro moment, and something I literally gasped at, was where her scars turned into gills. That was amazing.


All in all, a tightly told story with gripping visuals. I'm also reliably informed that half of Tumblr wants to fuck the fish now.
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Re: The Shape of Water

Postby Zohar » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:34 pm UTC

I liked the movie a lot, but I'm not sure why people are raving about it as Oscar material. It's beautiful, well-acted, well-directed, but there's nothing particularly groundbreaking or unusual about the story.

Also we watched the first Hellboy right after we saw the movie, and the similarities were a bit ridiculous. Fish person (same actor, similar suit) who likes hard-boiled eggs etc.
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Re: The Shape of Water

Postby Kewangji » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:32 am UTC

Yeah, I don't know that I would call it groundbreaking or anything. Thirteen Oscar nominations is a bit much, but the Oscars have their own logic based on not just what the film does but also the history of the people involved (i.e. who is owed an Oscar), so I can't predict whether it'll win things or not. But I guess we'll* see tonight.

*by "we" I mean not myself, but the people who watch the Oscars.
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Re: The Shape of Water

Postby pseudoidiot » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:22 pm UTC

Considering Boss Baby, of all things, was nominated for an Oscar I don't think being particularly groundbreaking has anything to do with it.
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Re: The Shape of Water

Postby PAstrychef » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:54 am UTC

I was interested that the creature never has a name that we know. I mean, people name their pets, I’d think that Eliza would have asked for or given him a name.
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i thought Eliza had gills almost from the beginning of the film. At one point she is described as being found as an infant or toddler near/in a river and that was enough. I hope she can regulate her body temperature as well.
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Re: The Shape of Water

Postby eSOANEM » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:06 pm UTC

From what I understand, names in sign languages are a bit complicated. People often initially fingerspell the person's spoken name but, as they get closer to that person may either merge the various fingerspelling signs or come up with a more iconic sign to use (I'm told the ASL for "Donald Trump" uses the hand to mimic a toupé lifting up in the wind). As the amphibious person doesn't have a spoken name, the fingerspelling option isn't really as possible.

We only see one sign used only in the context of the amphibious person so I guess it'd be possible to read the penis-coming-out-of-its-shell sign as the asset's name :p
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