MINAMATA Updates

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Unread post by justintime » Sun Feb 20, 2022 7:39 pm

fireflydances wrote:
Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:57 am
At the link below is an excellent interview with Andrew Levitas. He speaks extensively and deeply about the filming of Minamata, the choices they made and why they made these particular choices and how Johnny chose to present Eugene and why. It's a good one:

Thank you so very much, fireflydances, for posting the link to that interview, and to Mr. Richard Phillips (RP) for his masterful guidance throughout. I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment: it is, indeed, “a good one.”

Couldn’t help but notice the adjective “tremendous” is used at least twice in the video with respect to Johnny’s work!
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"There's something about Johnny that breaks your heart." ~ John Logan, ST
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Unread post by fireflydances » Sun Feb 20, 2022 8:12 pm

Yep, this film and Johnny's work in the film are truly tremendous. Have you seen it? I never know who lives where, which is kind of nice. Anyway, I am glad you enjoyed the interview. :bouquet:
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Unread post by nebraska » Sun Feb 20, 2022 9:06 pm

I saw on Ifod's Twitter that Minimata will be available to rent or buy on Apple tv starting April 7. Sorry, I don't know how to link it. I don't know what happens to those if us without Apple tv, but this is certainly a move forward!

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Unread post by SnoopyDances » Sun Feb 20, 2022 9:18 pm

Thanks, Nebraska! :giddy: :bounce:

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Unread post by SnoopyDances » Sun Feb 20, 2022 9:37 pm

nebraska wrote:
Sun Feb 20, 2022 9:06 pm
I saw on Ifod's Twitter that Minimata will be available to rent or buy on Apple tv starting April 7. Sorry, I don't know how to link it. I don't know what happens to those if us without Apple tv, but this is certainly a move forward!
Apple TV is easy to get if you have a computer, a Smart TV, or if you use a Firestick/Roku/Google Play device.
If you own a Mac device, such as an iPad, the Apple TV app is in the App store.

On a Firestick/Roku/Google Play device, you simply install the Apple TV app.
Same with most computers/tablets.
The app is free to install.
Apple TV+ offers a one week free trial and a monthly subscription is $4.99

For a rental, you do not need to subscribe to the service but you will need to install the app.


Search for a movie in the Apple TV app, then look for an option to rent it. Not all movies are available to rent.

When you rent a movie, you have 30 days to start watching it. As soon as you play your rental, your rental is available for 48 hours. Your rental automatically deletes from your library 30 days after you rent it or 48 hours after you start watching it, whichever is sooner.
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Unread post by fireflydances » Mon Feb 21, 2022 3:11 pm

Thank you Snoopy! I am already making plans to rent Minamata. We have AppleTV on our Roku stick. Won't be the same as the theater, but at the very least the wait is reasonable. :airkiss:
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Unread post by In-too-Depp » Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:03 pm

And Wit, was his vain frivolous pretence
Of pleasing others, at his own expense

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Unread post by gipsyblues » Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:11 pm

:thankyou: I-d-D and
:congrats: to Johnny and his Team :hug:

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Unread post by SnoopyDances » Tue Feb 22, 2022 9:45 pm

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Unread post by fireflydances » Wed Feb 23, 2022 6:43 pm

Stephen Deuters and Andrew Levitas continue to urge fans to vote for Minamata on The Academy site on Twitter. We are closing in on the front runner but need to double down and press forward.

How to do this:
1.On Twitter go The Academy site and Follow
2.Start tweeting. You have to include the following: #Minamata, #OscarsFanFavorite, #Sweepstakes
3.You can tweet up to 20 times a day. I change what I say each time so it's not boring. For example:
Why did Hollywood ignore Minamata?
#Minamata
#OscarsFanFavorite
#Sweepstakes
or
Voting for Andrew Levitas and Minamata
#Minamata
#OscarsFanFavorite
#Sweepstakes

The objective is to communicate to the US film industry that Minamata deserved to be seen, and the people still want to see films that include Johnny Depp.
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Unread post by Newt » Fri Feb 25, 2022 4:09 am

Honestly, I think not many people have seen the film overall, hence the lack of traction in awards overall except in Japan, which is where it matters the most.

About Apple TV, the film won't just be available to rent through iTunes, it'll be on most on demand platforms like most films.

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Unread post by gipsyblues » Fri Feb 25, 2022 8:15 am

The world is not longer what it was . First the global pandemic and then the war in Ukraine. I am frustrated and sad :tear: . I've always thought that a certain politician was intelligent, but apparently he isn't.
Minamata will find his way to the people, the film should be seen.

Sorry ladies, excuse my sad opinion.

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Unread post by justintime » Fri Feb 25, 2022 3:00 pm

I know, gipsyblues, I know. :daisyforyou I am sad these days to my very core. I seem to go through each day with tears in my eyes more often not.

The plight of Minamata is beyond unsettling. The myriad injustices rained upon this bit of brilliant cinematic art - and, of course, upon the iconic actor behind its realization - have been unrelenting. Along with the Hollywood hypocrites, the media cowards, TMG’s tentacles, and AH’s timely intrusions, I also cut ILBE no quarter. Though I pray for Johnny daily, I have no personal touchstone, beyond my own unwavering belief in the man, against which I can fairly say I believe Johnny will get through this, and move forward. He has been through so much it seems selfish to continue to expect more of him. But I - we? - do.

I only hope, now, he sees more clearly than in his entire life, that his eyes (instincts) do not betray him, that at last justice is his without reservation, and that he has the support and resources - tangible or otherwise - to build his new life, his “new beginning”, exactly as envisioned.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Also, a big, overdue thank you to Inquiring Minds for your uplifting but realistic take on the potential impact of the scheduled week-long judicial break during the trial. Your analysis was welcome and, as always, so well presented! :bouquet:

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"Stay low." ~ JD
"I don't like it in here . . . it's terribly crowded." ~ Hatter
"There's something about Johnny that breaks your heart." ~ John Logan, ST
"Tear deeper, Mother." ~ Wilmot

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Unread post by justintime » Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:18 am

I doubt this would mean anything at all to Johnny, but here it is anyway:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FMesg_GWQAI ... name=large

Thanks to IFOD for the link.
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"I don't like it in here . . . it's terribly crowded." ~ Hatter
"There's something about Johnny that breaks your heart." ~ John Logan, ST
"Tear deeper, Mother." ~ Wilmot

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Unread post by ForeverYoung » Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:09 pm

“Growing old is unavoidable, but never growing up is possible."