#1
*** SPOILERS AHEAD***

I'm surprised there isn't a thread on this yet (i know, but the ONLY film thread is old, and the film2 thread is meh).

Who else has seen this movie?

I just saw it today. This has to be the most mind-fuk movie i have seen in a very long time. I had no idea what was going at first, but then it started making sense as the character's went through the hypnosis, etc. It's a very good artsy, indy film.

What do you think about it (if you you've seen it)?

Why is it called upstream color?

Can you explain the overall meaning, besides 2 people finding love/organized living/religion almost (sorta)?

What do the pig's death, the worms, the man with the sun head, the sound sampling/"music", the flowers and nature symbolize/mean?

Is Primer (another Shane Carruth film) better in your opinon?


I can't even answer my own questions with a really sophisticated insight, so im definitely going to have another go with this film.
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#3
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and the film2 thread is meh



I stopped reading here.

Anyway I haven't seen the film, but I want to. From what I've heard, it has a lot of try-hard/hipster style of symbolism, so if you can't figure out what something means, just make it up and you'll be right anyway.
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#4
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I stopped reading here.

Anyway I haven't seen the film, but I want to. From what I've heard, it has a lot of try-hard/hipster style of symbolism, so if you can't figure out what something means, just make it up and you'll be right anyway.


I had to stop at spoilers ahead
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#6
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I'm surprised there isn't a thread on this yet (i know, but the ONLY film thread is old, and the film2 thread is meh).

wow lol

all the people who would've watched it post in there anyway so literally copying and pasting your post that you just made in there and putting it into a thread and saying that's kinda weird

i hated what i saw and didn't even finish which is rare but a few people in the film thread are really big on it. i'm sure they have legitimate reasons to be
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#7
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I stopped reading here.

Anyway I haven't seen the film, but I want to. From what I've heard, it has a lot of try-hard/hipster style of symbolism, so if you can't figure out what something means, just make it up and you'll be right anyway.


Im sorry, but no one reply's very well in that thread, so I just made my own (sorry, mods).

Anyways, i thought it was a very well put together film. Carruth is definitely a control freak, and his style of directing is extremely fast paced. And you're right. I just made up my own ideas about the symbolism and just went along with those ideas for most of the film .

But I just NEED someone else s input (and the imDb thread on this movie is full of crazy people and pretentious hipsters.)
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^ I've just realised if you say Simple Plan's 2011 effort "Get Your Heart On!" really fast in a Southern American accent, it sounds gross. . .like sexual gross!

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Hello.
I'm looking for professional bongo-ists and triangle-ists to make a Progressive Technical Brutal Death Metal band
(will be called AxOxJxLxAxIxVxXxUxWxZxQxUxRxWxGxJxSxAxLxKxMxNxHxUxGxAxAxWxVxCxBxZxVx)
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#8
Try searching 'upstream color' in the search bar on UG and there will be many posts about it from the film thread.
#9
I resent the implication that 2film2thread is anything less than the incredible quality of the movie that inspired its name
#11
and yeah nobody's gonna give you good replies when you make your pieces of discussion look like an essay prompt
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#12
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and yeah nobody's gonna give you good replies when you make your pieces of discussion look like an essay prompt


Just noticed that.

But it's not like YOU have to answer them like an essay prompt
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^ I've just realised if you say Simple Plan's 2011 effort "Get Your Heart On!" really fast in a Southern American accent, it sounds gross. . .like sexual gross!

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Hello.
I'm looking for professional bongo-ists and triangle-ists to make a Progressive Technical Brutal Death Metal band
(will be called AxOxJxLxAxIxVxXxUxWxZxQxUxRxWxGxJxSxAxLxKxMxNxHxUxGxAxAxWxVxCxBxZxVx)
(Don't even ask what it means)


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#13
What do you think about it (if you you've seen it)? It's cool.

Why is it called upstream color? Remember that stream at the end? Where people were picking orchids? There were also colors.

Can you explain the overall meaning, besides 2 people finding love/organized living/religion almost (sorta)? Pig rights

What do the pig's death, the worms, the man with the sun head, the sound sampling/"music", the flowers and nature symbolize/mean? Themselves.

Is Primer (another Shane Carruth film) better in your opinon? I haven't seen it yet
#14
Wow, dissing the film thread? Big mistake m8
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Wow, dissing the film thread? Big mistake m8


sue me.
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^ I've just realised if you say Simple Plan's 2011 effort "Get Your Heart On!" really fast in a Southern American accent, it sounds gross. . .like sexual gross!

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Hello.
I'm looking for professional bongo-ists and triangle-ists to make a Progressive Technical Brutal Death Metal band
(will be called AxOxJxLxAxIxVxXxUxWxZxQxUxRxWxGxJxSxAxLxKxMxNxHxUxGxAxAxWxVxCxBxZxVx)
(Don't even ask what it means)


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#17
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sue me.

you posted it in there first!
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