Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Category

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range
    • From:

      To:


Comment Archives: stories: Arts and Culture

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘Didn’t Expect It to Go Down This Way’

Poor Daphne. Still standing in front of 'Dance Like No One's Watchin'' at 11:30 p.m., waiting on one of her lackadaisical parents to remember she exists. SHE'S the one who should consider emancipation. She practically raises herself anyway. I can't believe they didn't make her hitchhike to dance class. She and her ghost nanny can get an apartment and have fun adventures while Rayna, Deacon and Maddie hash out all their bullshit across town.

So, is that it for Riff? Just feels like a lot of story line for a character who had, maybe, 5 minutes of screen time. Is that it for Vita? Her first appearance was practically a pilot for a spin-off series ('Nashvita'? no.) and then she disappeared. Why can't Cash disappear?

Will, just walk around town. Love will come your way...probably within 45 seconds.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by BradNash on 04/21/2016 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘Didn’t Expect It to Go Down This Way’

When you said Amber reminded us that Gunnar had won a CMA, I panicked because I didn't know who Amber was. ANOTHER new character? What did I miss? Did she sign with Highway 65? Then I figured out that you meant Autumn. The names really are interchangeable. I still don't know exactly what Luke's son's name is. I guess I could google it but I'm lazy.

Love the recaps! Best part of my Thursdays. Ghost Nanny does good hair!

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by ST on 04/21/2016 at 1:56 PM

Re: “NaFF Day Five: Presenting Princess Shaw Falls Short

I love this beautifully-written review, and I'm in complete agreement.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tony Youngblood on 04/20/2016 at 8:47 PM

Re: “NaFF Day Four: High-Rise, Weiner

And your review Tony, it's great to have a local avenue to discuss this at all so thanks for putting yourself out there!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by nashvillefilmsnob on 04/20/2016 at 8:36 PM

Re: “NaFF Day Four: High-Rise, Weiner

I appreciate your comments, Rose Marie Pink and nashvillefilmsnob.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tony Youngblood on 04/20/2016 at 8:28 PM

Re: “NaFF Day Four: High-Rise, Weiner

@Rose Marie: this is the best we can do for now https://youtu.be/3QION4L-jRA

Posted by nashvillefilmsnob on 04/20/2016 at 8:08 PM

Re: “NaFF Day Four: High-Rise, Weiner

i just got metacritic'd :(

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by nashvillefilmsnob on 04/20/2016 at 7:03 PM

Re: “NaFF Day Four: High-Rise, Weiner

Annoyed the portishead song isn't available anywhere and isn't on the score, though.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rose Marie Pink on 04/20/2016 at 4:00 PM

Re: “NaFF Day Four: High-Rise, Weiner

I think it was super-Ballard. But that's a strength and a weakness if you're going in familiar with his work? Like, i think it was an accurate take on it, it felt super true to the book - the thing I didn't remember being in the book that was WAY too on the nose and obvious was the pre-french-revolution themed party - if it's in the book, forgive my lack of memory. There are ways to make things clear without dressing people as Marie Antoinette. It felt like a real misstep for the filmmaker, though.

Conversely, I think they didn't move for the same reasons people don't move in the real world - because they'd put all their money into buying into the futuristic high rise - they were paying more than they otherwise would or could because of the promise of the concept of this type of living - iirc, Royal makes an attempt to leave that gets put off in the book, but they're somehow the only people that seem to even really get as far as packing. We often ask ourselves why people don't leave war-torn countries (even when denying refugees), but for a lot of people, moving isn't feasible. When asked about it in the book, Wilder replies ‘That’s equivalent to being driven out. Anyway, we’d never get back what we paid for the apartment.’

Ballard, J. G. (2012-02-27). High-Rise: A Novel (p. 59). Norton. Kindle Edition.

I mean, in some ways, it's just...too slick a film to be an experience if you're familiar with the novel, but that's sort of a further echo of the book, I guess -

"Part of its appeal lay all too clearly in the fact that this was an environment built, not for man, but for man's absence

Ballard, J. G. (2012-02-27). High-Rise: A Novel (p. 34). Norton. Kindle Edition. "

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rose Marie Pink on 04/20/2016 at 3:59 PM

Re: “NaFF Day Four: High-Rise, Weiner

I said the premise seems impossible to screw up. I can't speak for the novel since I haven't read it. If I had, I might have been able to fill in the blanks. I suspect they didn't move because they started to prefer primitivism over their boring, regimented, ad-soaked lives. But Wheatley didn't make this clear enough. At least not for me. Btw, the current Metacritic score is a mediocre 62, so I'm not alone.

Posted by Tony Youngblood on 04/20/2016 at 3:17 PM

Re: “NaFF Day Four: High-Rise, Weiner

Impossible to screw up? I'd wager the novel has been referred to as unfilmable more times than its been called a sci-fi classic.

It's the most Ballard of any Ballard adaptation and I found it to be an incredible accomplishment. That this film even exists is worth celebrating. And that Mansell score!

Wondering why they didn't just move or trivializing its scope down to a satire on capitalism all have my hands to the sky, begging you to give it another go.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by nashvillefilmsnob on 04/20/2016 at 12:26 PM

Re: “NaFF Day Four: High-Rise, Weiner

I enjoyed High-Rise for the most part. But I kept wondering why nobody just moved. It's not like there wasn't an outside world.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by walterwoodsiv on 04/20/2016 at 10:38 AM

Re: “NaFF Day Four: High-Rise, Weiner

I was sorry to miss High-Rise, but now I'm feeling like I dodged a bullet. Perhaps a second look at Snowpiercer instead, then...

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Joe Nolan on 04/20/2016 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘When There’s a Fire in Your Heart’

Nashville Recap very funny. Ashley Spurgeon has a terrific sense of humor.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LJW on 04/18/2016 at 11:14 PM

Re: “Go See These Nashville Film Festival Screenings for FREE Today

^^ Yikes, it's Accidental Courtesy, and it's really good!

Posted by Erica Ciccarone on 04/18/2016 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Go See These Nashville Film Festival Screenings for FREE Today

The documentary Accidental Curiosity looks great today, too! It follows a Black musician, Daryl Davis, on his mission to befriend members of the KKK. RUSH tickets are available for the 6:00 PM screening, and there's one tomorrow (albeit not free) at 3:15.

Posted by Erica Ciccarone on 04/18/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘I’m Sorry for You, My Friend’

Just what I was looking for. I need help with this too! Maybe you would be interested in an online service with a ton of Form templates (tax, real estate, legal, business, insurance forms, etc..) I used it to fill out http://pdf.ac/6UbXXo.

Posted by Hee Rudisill on 04/18/2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘When There’s a Fire in Your Heart’

Your forgot to put "jizz-quiff" in your tags. Do it - you'll get tons of new readers!

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jeanette on 04/14/2016 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘When There’s a Fire in Your Heart’

"Scarlett, in yet another wedding dress, and Gunnar, in a There’s Something About Mary jizz-quiff, agree not to step on agro Autumn’s toes" is quite possibly one of the finest lines you've ever written!! Made me lolz at work where I'm, you know, working. WORKING.

Riff Bell (dammit. no.) has probably gone where every other Nashvillian on this show goes when life gets rough - the pedestrian bridge. That's where they'll find him. Staring and reflecting. Reflecting and staring. Pondering his crazy Nashville life.

Rayna sure forgot about downtrodden women as soon as the thunderous applause of the crowd and golden spotlights slammed into/caressed her face. "Vita, who?" She's gotta have that fame, girl.

Well, Autumn sure is terrible. Teens are silly. Cash is creepy. Riff is...who knows? Layla is up.to.something. Will is #kevinfeelings. They could all use some reflective moments on the pedestrian bridge or on the banks of the Cumberland to sort out all this drama!


Don't cross Daphne.

17 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by BradNash on 04/14/2016 at 1:37 PM

Sign Up! For the Scene's email newsletters





* required

All contents © 1995-2016 CityPress Communications LLC, 210 12th Ave. S., Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of CityPress Communications LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Powered by Foundation