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Thread: Black Mirror - Charlie Brooker

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    So did Karl Pilkington write “Black Museum”?

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    S04E05, Metalhead (dogs) - I was expecting some flashback like it started with reeeally cute toys and maybe hack or something, but here I am thinking about it, so why would I need some explanation, me not stupid, right? So all good, tomorrow the last episode.

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    I liked the new season but I just didn't find it to be quite as good as the other three.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    I liked the new season but I just didn't find it to be quite as good as the other three.
    I enjoyed them, but I feel like they lacked creativity in that three of the episodes Spoiler: used the same tech gimmick from White Christmas, conscious digital copies of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfkiller View Post
    I enjoyed them, but I feel like they lacked creativity in that three of the episodes Spoiler: used the same tech gimmick from White Christmas, conscious digital copies of people.
    Yeah, this seems to be one of CB's deep personal fears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    Yeah, this seems to be one of CB's deep personal fears.
    I don't blame him. The ep I named in the spoiler tags was terrifying. That one really stuck with me after seeing it.

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    IMO the repetition of the use of the tech either belies the creativity of past seasons/episodes or further focuses on a point that Brooker really is worried about, yeah. I've been fascinated about the copy-paste-delete dilemma of consciousness ever since Nolan's The Prestige. It basically comes from this for those who may not know: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teletr...tation_paradox

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    Loved Metalhead. Most suspenseful piece of film I've seen in a long time. I loved how they made use of the black and white format, focusing on interesting textures, lighting and vistas. I don't know how they did the effects, either, but they looked 100% practical. If there was CGI in there then jeez, make every effects film black and white.

    The episode had this really visceral feel - everything felt very real. Part of that's the aforementioned filming and effects, but also little things like choosing an older actress with age lines, lots of close angles where you can see beads of sweat and individual hairs raising, and the sound design of the robot itself - the clicking of its little feet. Those are all tricks you see employed in the best work of James Cameron and Steven Spielberg, so I thought Metalhead showed an incredibly high standard of filmmaking.
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    I've heard a lot about this series. I don't know how to get it in Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo View Post
    Loved Metalhead. Most suspenseful piece of film I've seen in a long time. I loved how they made use of the black and white format, focusing on interesting textures, lighting and vistas. I don't know how they did the effects, either, but they looked 100% practical. If there was CGI in there then jeez, made every effects film black and white.

    The episode had this really visceral feel - everything felt very real. Part of that's the aforementioned filming and effects, but also little things like choosing an older actress with age lines, lots of close angles where you can see beads of sweat and individual hairs raising, and the sound design of the robot itself - the clicking of its little feet. Those are all tricks you see employed in the best work of James Cameron and Steven Spielberg, so I thought Metalhead showed an incredibly high standard of filmmaking.
    Reminded me of Tetsuo.

    I liked the ending, but I think it is the least enjoyable episode if you are not into those things you praised. Being sandwiched between Hang the DJ and Black Museum does not help rating Metalhead either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boots View Post
    I've heard a lot about this series. I don't know how to get it in Canada.
    It should be on Netflix there too.

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