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Deep Analysis: Upstream Color, Part 3

Here is the third and final part of my Upstream Color analysis. (You can read part one here, and read part two here.) As I'm winding this down, I finally tackle Walden by Henry David Thoreau, which plays a major part in the film's plot, and...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Upstream Color, Part 2

Here is the second part of my analysis of Shane Carruth's Upstream Color. While part one (which you can read here) was kind of a preface to the way I read the movie by way of The Prisoner and misfit love stories, this second part gets into ...

 
 
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Deep Analysis: Upstream Color, Part 1

When I interviewed Upstream Color writer/director Shane Carruth, I was hesitant to have him decode symbols or do a systemtic breakdown of the film's themes. Something about those questions always seemed reductive to me, and any metaphor or ...

 
 
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Review: Upstream Color

Part of me wants to wait until I fully understand every facet of Upstream Color before I review it, but a larger part of me suspects I never will. Might as well strike while the iron is hot. Upstream Color is mind-altering, like the hypno...

 
 
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Flixclusive Interview: Shane Carruth (Upstream Color)

Shane Carruth had a cult hit on his hands with Primer back in 2004. His second film, Upstream Color, is more ambitious, more enigmatic, and much more emotionally charged. It was met with raves as well as confusion at the Sundance Film Festi...

 
 
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Shane Carruth teases his next film, The Modern Ocean

I just interviewed Shane Carruth today about Upstream Color, the early candidate for my favorite film of 2013. During our discussion about his DIY approach to filmmaking, Carruth mentioned a script that he's finishing up that he hopes to sh...

 
 
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Listen to the entire score to Upstream Color

Upstream Color, the sophomore film by Primer writer/director Shane Carruth, will be coming out soon. Allistair saw the movie at Sundance last month (read his review here) and a few of us will be checking it out at SXSW next month. While we'...

 
 
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Trailer: Upstream Color

This full trailer for Upstream Color - the anticipated, forthcoming film from director Shane Carruth - seems to give the film a broad sense of transience and fluidity, with hints of violence and unease. A lot of people, including myself, a...

 
 
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Teaser Trailer: Upstream Color

There's a new teaser trailer out for Upstream Color, the long-awaited second film from Shane Carruth, writer/director of Primer. Like the first teaser trailer, this new one is incredibly cryptic, though it highlights the central relationsh...

 
 
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Teaser: Upstream Color

Just last week we shared a poster and some stills from Upstream Color, the new film from Shane Carruth, the writer/director of Primer. A teaser for Upstream Color was just released today, and it looks very cool and really unsettling. Alrea...

 
 
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Upstream Color, the new movie from the director of Primer

Shane Carruth's Primer remains a great example of limitless creativity despite a limited budget ($7,000). It's a wonderfully intelligent mindbender that I still revisit every now and then, which is part of why I'm excited for his latest mov...

 
 




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