Open Water

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Has anyone else seen this? I just came back from the theater, and it was just as intense as I'd heard. Even though I knew what to expect, it still manages to affect you. I definately recommend it, just know what you're in for.
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Well, we know that the SCUBA community won't be growing much this year. :roll:

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A friend went to see it this weekend...from what she told me of the plot, I can't understand why this movie was ever made. Maybe there are people who just hate being in a good mood? Sounds like this one is for them...
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Mark wrote:A friend went to see it this weekend...from what she told me of the plot, I can't understand why this movie was ever made. Maybe there are people who just hate being in a good mood? Sounds like this one is for them...
That is what I thought about "Star Wars" Episode 2.
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A friend went to see it this weekend...from what she told me of the plot, I can't understand why this movie was ever made. Maybe there are people who just hate being in a good mood? Sounds like this one is for them...
I think the point of this movie is a tribute to all the people who have died in similar ways. Of course, the primary reason this movie was made:

$$$$
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Quester_X wrote:
A friend went to see it this weekend...from what she told me of the plot, I can't understand why this movie was ever made. Maybe there are people who just hate being in a good mood? Sounds like this one is for them...
I think the point of this movie is a tribute to all the people who have died in similar ways. Of course, the primary reason this movie was made:

$$$$
Oh, I don't know. Was $$$$ the primary reason for "Psycho"? For "The Blair Witch Project"?

I saw the husband and wife team who made "Open Water" interviewed. They produced it themselves for $300,000. They did the script, direction and cinematography themselves, based on a true story that interested them.

They didn't have a studio backing them--they were "nobodies". They entered "Open Water" at Sundance--knowing full well that most films shown there--even those winning prizes (as this did)--never reach a movie theater--and never make a dime.

Kentis and Lau were able to take a story that interested them and successfully make a movie about it, basically, on their own. That's pretty impressive, but they had no guarantees of $$$ from it. Luckily for them, In the process, they made a great calling card for themselves, found a distributor, and got taken seriously in a tough business. Quite ambitious--and very risky, too. :)

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OckhamRules wrote:
Quester_X wrote:
A friend went to see it this weekend...from what she told me of the plot, I can't understand why this movie was ever made. Maybe there are people who just hate being in a good mood? Sounds like this one is for them...
I think the point of this movie is a tribute to all the people who have died in similar ways. Of course, the primary reason this movie was made:

$$$$
Oh, I don't know. Was $$$$ the primary reason for "Psycho"? For "The Blair Witch Project"?

I saw the husband and wife team who made "Open Water" interviewed. They produced it themselves for $300,000. They did the script, direction and cinematography themselves, based on a true story that interested them.

They didn't have a studio backing them--they were "nobodies". They entered "Open Water" at Sundance--knowing full well that most films shown there--even those winning prizes (as this did)--never reach a movie theater--and never make a dime.

Kentis and Lau were able to take a story that interested them and successfully make a movie about it, basically, on their own. That's pretty impressive, but they had no guarantees of $$$ from it. Luckily for them, In the process, they made a great calling card for themselves, found a distributor, and got taken seriously in a tough business. Quite ambitious--and very risky, too. :)
I would have to say that yes, Blair Witch Project was made for $$$$. One just has to look at the crap they let the studio do with their theme for evidence.

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How's it end? Does it have him in a hospital clutching his wife's heart? If so, it's ripped off from a fiction story from the late 70's.
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Bottle or the Gun wrote:How's it end? Does it have him in a hospital clutching his wife's heart? If so, it's ripped off from a fiction story from the late 70's.
No.

As for Blair Witch, the guys made it because they love horror movies and wanted to challenge themselves to see if they could make a really scary one.

I do agree with you, Grammatron, that once offered it, the money talked. But any film student who would be making their low budget movie "for the money" is nuts.