richsmith wrote:Aside obviously from Episode 8, that might have been the best part since the first four.
My thoughts exactly !
It was a great part. Very, very lively. A lot of emotions, of laughs, of music. It was needed now that we're entering slowly the last third of the season.
- First, I loved how furious the beginning is, with the ominous background music, very much like in Part 1 & 2 and Mulholland Dr. It was maybe the TP scenes I prefered this season. The traffic scene is great. And I find you a bit harsh with Shelly. I think Red's arrival is less judgmental than ironic : it's not really that Shelly doesn't care about Becky, is that she's still a girl herself and is, in fact, exactly like her daughter. Since we all know Red is as bad as Steven. Bobby is left here all alone, like he's the only grown-up at the table.
- I was a bit disappointed by how cheap the portail looked like... Compared to Episode 8, it's really night and day ! About the famous shot of the bearded men in the stairs, I didn't noticed the wallpapers like some of you did but it seems to me that it's the same stairs than in the final trailer ! So I think we're going to see it again...
- All the Las Vegas scenes were thrilling but looked also really gorgeous, especially the musical montage which I found as beautiful as comic (with Dougie being completely absent and looking at nothing). Plus, I have to admit I was really stressed out because of the pictures with Knepper, Belushi and MacLachlan in the spoilers section. Belushi looked so furious and angry in those ! So I was sure something was going to explode and was afraid that Bushnell (who I really like though) had set up poor Dougie. So in the end having seen these pictures helped building up the momentum for me !
- I love the fact that, even if Dougie hadn't given them the money, the Mitchum brothers would have spared his life because of the cherry pie ! Last week, I was saying about Janey-E that the irony of her sequence in Part 5 with Jeremy Davies was that even gangster were better persons than her and were nicer to Dougie. It was exactly the same here. They really spending time with him, becoming "friends" and it's with them that, like a lot of you have said, Dougie is closer to becoming Cooper again. Not with awful Janey-E who only thinks about herself and won't have a mystical dream in her life !
But I'm sure she will be glad when the Mitchum brothers are going to set up a gym room for Sonny Jim !
Coop being Coop again
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