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Poor Jessica.

I enjoyed the structure. I'd call it meandering but that sounds like a criticism and I thought it was a nice change of pace, and an interesting way of keeping interest on a longer brickfilm like this. Almost a little like an NBC sitcom, where there are tons of plotlines going on in a single 22-minute episode.

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I must have missed this brickfilm when it first was released, but, am very overjoyed to have found it now! I'll try not to repeat anyone else, but, this really is one of the best brickfilms ever made! - Very experimental, story-wise. It doesn't really follow a linear pattern, and, it's progression is quite spuratic, jumping through scenes with cuts here and there. I think this break in the "mold" really does let the film break out into it's own little world - freeing it of the restrains of usual storytelling.

Throughout, the animation stays solid, and, the story gets much more interesting as time goes on - almost like a character study. What's not there in the film's "world" is made up for in the interesting characters and their conversations/interactions.

The few Beatles references were really a nice touch, giving the film a bit of a comedic undertone which offset the "a day in the life" type attitude the film takes on. It's a nice tool to wrap the whole thing together, and, really appealed to a big Beatles fan like myself!

I do wonder, a bit, if the pet spider's name - Darcey, was a reference to the protagonist of Robinson Wood's classic Brickfilm "Grace." If so, it's a really nice little obscure homage that I also enjoyed.

Overall, the film keeps a great pace and never dulls - always keeping the viewer interested and invested throughout. That's a huge accomplishment for not only a brickfilm - but, also a 20-something-minute "collection of short stories." It's a definite 4 stars from me - a great watch and a defining brickfilm of the year!

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hey there!

This is the a peanuts comic strip from 1951.  The last line in particular is significant.  This is the first time a character in Peanuts says "That's the Wat It Goes!"

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Woah this is nice I can't believe it took me 2 years to watch this film it is amazing mini/eek
Thanks for bumping this old thread I am glad I saw this video!

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That's The Way It Goes! should be required viewing for aspiring brickfilmers. It's such a beautifully done film and was such a great send-off from Walter Benson.

It needs its own month, like Citizen of the Year.

Heck, let's give it December.

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It should have it's own month! I love it!

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Dyland wrote:

It needs its own month, like Citizen of the Year.

Hey, let's not ruin this one too, k? mini/wink

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rioforce wrote:

Hey, let's not ruin this one too, k? mini/wink

Fine...

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April, then.

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rioforce wrote:
Dyland wrote:

It needs its own month, like Citizen of the Year.

Hey, let's not ruin this one too, k? mini/wink

The Benson's classic will live on and celebrated on this website and any moderator who tries to stop this ought to lose their rights. Inside jokes, puns, the Rick Rolling equivalent of That's the Way It Goes shall be seen in every corner of the site.
Let's not just dedicate a month on it, but instead, let's use this website as a platform to express our faith to it.

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