Showing Realistic Grief - Manchester By The Sea


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Published: 2 years ago
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In this video essay I examine the techniques writer and director Kenneth Lonergan uses to portray realistic grief in Manchester By the Sea.

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Incredible review and explanation of this film, you have a true talent to break down the slightest of elements, great work!

2 days ago

Great analyse ! Thanks, it made me remind how much I loved this movie, and why I loved it that much

1 week ago

To me this movie is a masterpiece. I suffer from depression myself and have cried myself through the movie because I see so much of myself in Lee. To me, the climax of the film is when Lee decides to move back and says "I can't beat it". I still don't fully understand this film or that line, and they never explain exactly what is means. But I guess he confesses that he can't stand being in Manchester because of his grief.

3 weeks ago

Such an incredible, brilliant and moving film. It portrays grief for what it is: messy, catatonic, angry and confusing; and, speaking from experience, a film that is cathartic for those suffering from grief.

3 weeks ago

Excellent analysis. Thank you so much for your thoughtful work on the film. Just watching some of these clips again made me cry. An outstanding work of cinematic art.

1 month ago

this film will put you to sleep faster than a brick to the face

1 month ago

Your video essays are just so good dude. Keep it up please

1 month ago

Wow! This movie was a masterpiece.

2 months ago

4:12............Am I the only one who thinks the actress is outstanding in that scene?

2 months ago

Absolutely. I've been in her shoes. That awkward concern with subconscious understanding on her face.

2 months ago

You brought tears in my eyes dude 👏👏

2 months ago

A true work of art

2 months ago

this movie made me to want an understanding with my nephew.

2 months ago

thank you for making this. it is so true that sadness will shoot you in the back in a way only it can.

3 months ago

I never saw this movie but watching these clips nearly made me feel sick. I've been through quite a bit of moments like this at funerals. I come from an Irish-Catholic family that doesn't show their emotions. It makes me think of my Grandmother's wake and funeral. Of me trying to connect with the people there and share in my grief and it not being met. Of me bursting into tears in the car next to my cousin and him just ignoring me and talking over me. It was one of the loneliest moments of my life and made me realize I couldn't connect with my family in a way that I needed and I need to move on and find that connection elsewhere. I know this film may be brilliant...but I don't think I'll be able to watch it.

3 months ago

I didn't cry watching this movie. My eyes got a little watery but I didn't cry. Is that bad?

4 months ago

+Thomas Flight I usually do though

4 months ago

Nah. Not everyone get's very emotional over films.

4 months ago

It must be a Boston (or Irish-American) thing. We break things up with humor, because life is so absurd. That's what we did when my mom died suddenly. It wasn't deliberate. It's the way things go sometimes.

4 months ago

It was hard for me to pinpoint exactly what made Manchester by the Sea resonate so well for me, but you managed to do that here. It is true that it's ultimately Kenneth' s direction and how he films the scenes, using a soft melancholic musical score set against such a fitting landscape, but also his realistic portrait of grief that elevates the film. To me, this film is much more like an experience. One that feels natural, authentic, real

5 months ago

This video was as good as the movie. Thanks for making it dude.
It matters so much for me.

5 months ago

Thanks for watching! It's a beautiful movie.

5 months ago

“Manchester by the Sea” is one of those movies that is technically very well done, but ends up not being a very good one, imo. As a critic, I’d give it 4/5.

5 months ago

Great stuff man - how are you able to circumvent copyright laws in creating this amazing work?

7 months ago