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cdrive said:Ok here is my sw roadtrip playlist so far and I’d like to now shamelessly ask for some recommendations cause I know we got some tasty takes here. And it’d make me smile on the road when a great tune comes on someone suggested that I never thought of.
Chinaski said:Seth Brown wasn't wearing ankle weights tonight! boom! not tonight Keke!
I've been re-watching as well and something that stands out to me is the noises Gandolfini makes. I can't tell if it's ADR, boosted in production, or maybe he's just that loud, but all sniffs, breaths, and mouth sounds really amplify his various states of menace, gluttony, and depression. Especially when they do a slow push-in on him shovelling down a packet of gabagool.
I liked this episode well enough since I like Rabbi Milligan as a character and I think Calamita is an interesting villain (wish we saw more of this). But I think I'm becoming hardened against these kinds of gimmicky episodes, and find myself more contrarian when I read some of the praise that is heaped on them.
I wonder how this episode is received without the color change and without the previews showing the tornado and priming the pump for the Oz references. Because outside of a pleasing aesthetic, it's just an allusion and a pretty heavy-handed one that's not in service of much. I almost feel like as a literary device, it gets easy accolades because it rewards viewers that "get" the reference.