Docter made Venezuela the film's setting after Ralph Eggleston gave him a video of the tepui mountains of Canaima National Park; tepuis were previously featured in another Disney film, Dinosaur. In 2004, Docter and eleven other Pixar artists spent three days reaching Monte Roraima by airplane, by jeep, and by helicopter. They also spent three nights there painting and sketching, and encountering ants, mosquitoes, scorpions, frogs, and snakes. They then flew to Matawi Tepui and climbed to Angel Falls. Docter felt \"we couldn't use [the rocks and plants we saw]. Reality is so far out, if we put it in the movie you wouldn't believe it.\" The film's creatures were also challenging to design because they had to fit in the surreal environment of the tepuis, but also they had to be realistic because those mountains exist in real life. The filmmakers then visited the Sacramento Zoo to observe a Himalayan monal for Kevin's animation. The animators designed Russell as an Asian-American, and modeled Russell after similar looking Peter Sohn, a Pixar storyboard artist who is Korean-American. The Pixar employees frequently sketch each other during meetings, and a drawing of Sohn became the model for Russell.
Up is the third Pixar film to be scored by Michael Giacchino, after The Incredibles and Ratatouille. What Pete Docter wanted most importantly out of the music was the emotion, so Giacchino wrote a character theme-based score that producer Jonas Rivera thought enhanced the story. At the beginning of the movie, when young Carl is in the movie theater watching a newsreel about Muntz, the first piece of music heard is \"Muntz's Theme\", which starts out as a celebratory theme, and echoes through the film when Muntz reappears 70 years later. \"Ellie's Theme\" is first heard when she is introduced as a little kid and plays several times during the film in different versions; for instance, during the sequence where Carl lifts his house with the balloons, the theme is changed from a simple piano melody to a full orchestral arrangement. Giacchino has compared the film to opera since each character has a unique theme that changes during a particular moment in the story.
The score was released as a digital download on May 26, 2009, three days before the film opened in theaters. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Score, the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, and the 2010 BAFTA Award for Best Film Music. It is the first score for a Pixar film to win the Oscar (Randy Newman also won for Monsters, Inc. and Toy Story 3, but in the category of Best Original Song).
Basically, the message of the film is that the real adventure of life is the relationship we have with other people, and it's so easy to lose sight of the things we have and the people that are around us until they are gone. More often than not, I don't really realize how lucky I was to have known someone until they're either moved or passed away. So, if you can kind of wake up a little bit and go, \"Wow, I've got some really cool stuff around me every day\", then that's what the movie's about.
Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film four out of four stars and called it \"a wonderful film.\" The Hollywood Reporter lauded the film as \"Winsome, touching and arguably the funniest Pixar effort ever, this gorgeously rendered, high-flying adventure is a tidy 90-minute distillation of all the signature touches that came before it.\" Although the San Francisco Chronicle noted that the film \"contains many boring stretches of mindless freneticism and bland character interaction,\" it also declared that there are scenes in Up of \"such beauty, economy and poetic wisdom that they belong in any anthology of great movie moments ... to watch Up with any attention is to be moved and astonished by the economy with which specific visuals are invested with emotion throughout [the film]. ... \" Variety enthused that \"Up is an exceptionally refined picture; unlike so many animated films, it's not all about sensory bombardment and volume ... Unsurprisingly, no one puts a foot wrong here. Vocal performances ... exude a warm enthusiasm, and tech specifications could not be better. Michael Giacchino's full-bodied, traditional score is superlative ...\" The Globe and Mail stated that Up is \"the kind of movie that leaves you asking 'How do people come up with this stuff'\" along with an overall positive review on the film, despite it being predictable.
The character of Carl Fredricksen has received mostly positive reception. Bill Capodagli, author of Innovate the Pixar Way, praised Carl for his ability to be a jerk and likable at the same time. Wall Street Journal editor Joe Morgenstern described Carl as gruff, comparing him to Buster Keaton, but adds that this begins to wear thin as the movie progresses. He has been compared with Spencer Tracy, an influence on the character, by The Washington Post editor Ann Hornaday and Empire editor Ian Freer, who describes him as similar to a \"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner-era\" Tracy.Entertainment Weekly editor Lisa Schwarzbaum described his appearance as a cross between Tracy and an eccentric out of a George Booth cartoon. TIME editor Richard Corliss also makes the comparison, calling him a \"trash compacted version\" of Tracy. He has also been compared to Walter Matthau, another inspiration for the character's design, by LA Weekly editor Scott Foundas, suggesting that actor Ed Asner was channeling him while performing the role of Carl.Variety editor Todd McCarthy described Carl as a combination of both Tracy and Matthau.
Up was included on a number of best-of lists. It appeared on professional rankings from Empire based on retrospective appraisal, as one of the greatest films of the twenty-first century. Several publications have listed it as one of the best animated films, including: Entertainment Weekly (2009), IGN (2010), Time (2011), Insider, USA Today (both 2018), Rolling Stone (2019), Esquire (2020), Parade, Time Out New York, and Empire (all 2021). In December 2021, the film's screenplay was listed number 33 on the Writers Guild of America's \"101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (So Far)\".
This is like the ghetto version of some of Guy Ritchie's movies, since it tries to copy Guy's style and all and a bit of \"The Pineapple Express\". Some may enjoy this sort of comedy, but it just tries to show more of the black foolishness similar to Tyler Perry's movies, but at least Tyler Perry's movies are sometimes funny this is not. I agree with some of the reviewers that say this film tries too hard to be funny, it's true the creators of this film probably thought by making a bunch of guys acting all obnoxious and foolish would be humorous but it is not in this movie and there is no depth to it. I did like it's style of being all over the place and at the end it gets all put together, not very original but it was alright. I guess it's decent as a rental at best though as long as you watch it with a couple of friends.5.6/10
Hey what can I say I like stuff you don't have to think about! I was surprised how good this flick is; simple and well-paced with genuinely funny moments and actors. There is also some eye candy(as well as nose candy!) but hey, what do you expect from the film directing debut of the guy who makes videos for 50 Cent It looks and feels like a Guy Richie movie so if you liked those you'll enjoy the 'American version' replete with slow motion shotgun blasted dude flying through the air in slow motion in the apartment. But if you think it's all about violence think again, this film is pure jokes and cameos(cassidy, mos def, debbie allen etc.)with lots of herb smoking and hard hip-hop backdrops. And besides, who hasn't fantasized about hog-tying and slapping the UPS guy I know I have. Did I mention the dude from Family Matters is in it and totally kicks @##!
I open iTunes and go to Library- Movies. I select a movie to download using the cloud icon underneath it. The cloud icon fades out then like it did download. The same titles will download onto my iPad just fine via the Apple TV App..
The Downloads folder in Finder is the temporary location for the data while it is being downloaded. The item won't be a valid video file, nor will it be added to the library, until the entire thing has finished downloading. The Downloaded section within iTunes shows movies that are stored locally on your computer. The other views should also show what is in the cloud. You should be able to stream a purchase that isn't yet downloaded. In some cases this will also be better quality as iTunes doesn't download 4K versions, but can stream them. iTunes doesn't really care where something is as long as it has been linked into the database. It will only accept content it thinks is in a valid form of a file type it can handle. I suspect, for one reason or another, that the Ex Machina download isn't completing. Reboot your router and computer, clear out the downloads folder before launching iTunes, and try again. Once you've started the download click the little widget at the top right of the iTunes window to monitor download progress. While that is open I recommend you untick the box that allows for simultaneous downloads.
Delete any invalid entries from the library. Close iTunes. Delete the Downloads folder inside iTunes Media. Press and hold down option+command as you launch iTunes to open it in safe mode. Try downloading again. Do you have any third party security software If so exclude its real-time scanner from monitoring your iTunes folder, and your media folder if on a separate path. 1e1e36bf2d