(5/30/05 9:31 pm)
After reading the reports here, and those at Murphs and on the JamesJBraddock message board, I'm even more disappointed (make that, bummed) that I seem to be the only one in the Sneak Preview Universe (apart from the other 49 people in my theatre) who didn't get the FULL FIRST TIME EXPERIENCE...the oohs, cheers, and applause. Kinda like opening a box of chocolates and finding some of them are squashed. They still taste good, but the "specialness" is diminished. I feel...gypped.
B and Fab, I'm oddly reassured by your remarks. Maybe part of it was the Maximus factor that I was missing. Problem is, of course, that will never come again...that moment of discovery.
Still, I came out of the theatre wondering if I'd go see the film again, but the film hasn't left my head, and I am feeling the tug (beyond wanting to try again for the FULL FIRST TIME EXPERIENCE) to see it again.
And that's a good thing.
(5/30/05 9:31 pm)
MM ~ we are going to see it as many times as possible. I am hoping for 3.
I watched every clip on the official site, read every article and interview, read background research on Braddock and the Depression, saw all the previews - and I was still surprised. I thought it would be even more sentimental - depressing even, and I did not expect the humor.
(5/30/05 9:55 pm)
Quote:Those are just about my favorite kinda guys......I'm thinking I'm gonna like the fight scenes, and I'm planning on perving....A LOT.....but of what I've seen so far, this scene, and this face are my favorites......
Jimmy is a hero not because he is a man born to lead men, like Max or Jack, but because he does the right thing and he never gives up.
Just wanna kiss the end of that nose......
(5/30/05 10:54 pm)
That's the "Ahh ... Joe!" moment. Is a good one. I want to rub Giamatti's head and make a wish.
Cat - I'd be seriously bummed too. I hope your next crowd is better. And if not, you can fly out here - we are more than sufficiently enthusiastic.
(5/31/05 5:30 am)
gee, rcf, were you inside my head at that moment?
Isis now knows when that moment is that she should capture first!
I thought about you as I watched the Indy race - and missed any sign of him - also of camilla, who lives in Indiana now.
(Renee is on GMA and they are replaying part of that scene - god, the arms! I cant stand it. )
CAT - I too felt a bit disappointed that the audience I was with didnt stand up and cheer. But when I consider that 1. I'm in 'sophisticated' NJ and 2. this was a group of older Americans who just dont act that way in public, I'm ok with it.
Now, tonight - if we actually have that screening, we dont know where it is yet, talk about frustration - I'll be very interested in how the audience reacts. It should be a group of New Yorkers - who consider themselves even MORE 'in the know.' I'd say it's an east coast phenomenon, except the only time anyone applauded in my time in the midwest was after...wait for it....Gladiator!
As I mull it over some more, I think my reaction is very like my ABM reaction - partially because I've been to the locations. I didnt feel that way with M&C - that was like visiting a desert island.