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    Subject: Apie Session 9
    Date: Nov 30, 2005
    Sender: AndriusPrevious | Next

    Lietuvoje rode sita filma praeita penktadieni, t.y. lapkricio 25 diena. Labai patiko! Puikus, realiai ir tikroviskai pastatytas siaubo filmo pavyzdys.

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    Session 9

    I have to disagree with your harsh review of this film. I rented it and did not expect very much but as someone who has "been there" (asbestos removal inside creepy old buildings like that old mental hospital) and done that, I can tell you this movie was very well made.

    I agree, the tape recordings of the woman who suffered multiple personalities was useless and detracted from the story, but the charactors were very believable, well acted, and the film well directed otherwise.

    And to say you "didn't care who was the killer" by the end of the movie means you simply coped an attitude way to early in the film. To me, it was clear the company owner or Phil (Carrusso's charactor) was probably the killer, but which one was not clear till the very end. If that is bad film making in this day where every Hollywood film is so transparent you can guess "who did it" 10 minutes into the flick, then you aren't seeing enough of the crap flowing out of Hollywood.

    And as someone who has done asbestos work, hats off to the director for making this film very accurate. There were some flaws, the workers take too many breaks and wear paper dust masks which are not allowed on such jobs, but the director didn't try to make the actors "act" wearing full face respirators either. Providing believable scenes where the actors could interact was something only an asbestos worker could appreciate. You can't talk, let alone act, with a full face respirator on. But the director overcame that obstacle. Well done.

    The director used a very creepy old hospital to good effect. It did give you a claustrophobic sense of what it is like to wear a mask, coveralls, and go to work in a poorly lit, dangerous, closed space (which is what asbestos work is like). And yes, asbestos equipment DOES blow the breaker panels all the time and they do need to be constantly reset, especially in old buildings.

    Lastly, and most important, the director obviously knew what asbestos crews are like. I can tell you, I have met all of those charactors on asbestos jobs, they are real and well thought out. The acting was very good, especially Carusso.


    To recap:

    Believable charactors
    Accurate portrayal of asbestos work
    Good acting
    Good directing
    Good setting
    Decent story

    To me, that is the basics for a good movie, even if the plot does not totally hold you to the very end.

    Give Session 9 a break. It's not that bad.

    To me: 3 out of 4 stars for Session 9.






    Comment index:

  • Session 9   from Dale Carter, Mar 8, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Piggy, Jul 13, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Ohmygawd, Jul 25, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from jim heinis, Nov 1, 2002
  • Help me understand   from we be jammin, Feb 11, 2003
  • Re: I think I understand   from Mary, Jan 14, 2004
  • Re: Help me understand   from Mary, Jan 14, 2004
  • Yes and NO   from boogiethewonderdog, Mar 11, 2002
  • Session 9   from Pat, Mar 12, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from beeftinga, Jan 3, 2003
  • Re: Session 9   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Re: Session 9   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • » Apie Session 9 «   from Andrius, Nov 30, 2005
  • Session 9   from Vince, Mar 13, 2002
  • Right On!   from Decay Ranger, Jun 4, 2002
  • Re: Right On!   from , Mar 2, 2003
  • Re: Session 9   from n, Jul 27, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from ex-Danvers Patient, Dec 28, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Skultch, Sep 30, 2004
  • Re: Session 9   from shel, May 19, 2007
  • Session 9   from Paul, Mar 13, 2002
  • *Awesome*   from Rachel, Jul 14, 2003
  • Caruso Shines   from Ivy, Mar 13, 2002
  • Re: Caruso Shines   from , Mar 3, 2003
  • session 9   from maurice, Mar 14, 2002
  • Re: session 9   from Jim, Mar 22, 2002
  • Re: session 9   from Jamie, Mar 25, 2002
  • A good scare flick   from Frank Black, Mar 17, 2002
  • Wendy...Gordon's wife   from Laurie, Mar 20, 2002
  • Re: Wendy...Gordon's wife   from Cap'n, Apr 28, 2002
  • Re: Wendy...Gordon's wife   from BeefTinga, Jan 3, 2003
  • Re: Wendy...Gordon's wife   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Most missed the point   from Good Scare, Mar 28, 2002
  • Inmates are congratulating each other   from hef, Apr 27, 2002
  • Re: Inmates are congratulating each other   from lope, May 13, 2002
  • Interesting Views!   from Dusty, Apr 2, 2002
  • A compelling "almost"   from Terry Vittone, Apr 3, 2002
  • Jaded reviewers   from Jeff, Apr 4, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Joshua Tanzer, Apr 4, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Jaime, Apr 14, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Apexius, May 30, 2002
  • Read this if you want   from Rembrandt Kroll, Aug 2, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Jason, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Laura, Oct 17, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Fever, Dec 11, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Stephen Gevedon   from Kobe Kyoko, Apr 14, 2002
  • One of the best horror films EVER   from Audiophil, Jun 13, 2002
  • I think I understand now..   from Mer, Sep 23, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Candy, Oct 14, 2002
  • Please Explain   from rg, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: Please Explain   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Re: Please Explain   from not sayn, Jul 9, 2003
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Jeremy, Oct 20, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Leigh, Dec 2, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Fever, Dec 11, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Laura, Feb 21, 2004
  • Cool movie   from Susan, Apr 29, 2002
  • Session 9   from Lisa, May 6, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Boogie, Dec 1, 2002
  • Some cool questions   from Simon says..., May 18, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from Session 9 Fan, May 28, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from Francisco, Jun 3, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from Fever, Dec 11, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Working Class Horror Movie   from Terry, May 28, 2002
  • Excellent insight   from marge, Jul 3, 2002
  • Re: Working Class Horror Movie   from Laura, Feb 21, 2004
  • Session 9: A True To Form Horror Movie   from Apexius, May 30, 2002
  • Re: Session 9: A True To Form Horror Movie   from Picalo Pete, Jun 9, 2002
  • Re: Session 9: A True To Form Horror Movie   from Gordon, Feb 11, 2003
  • Childish Review   from Nikku, Jul 8, 2002
  • re: misunderstood   from WS, Jul 12, 2002
  • Re: re: misunderstood   from Wes, Sep 29, 2002
  • [no subject]   from E-mail addr, Jul 27, 2002
  • We do what they did....   from Matt, Aug 1, 2002
  • Session 9   from Mat, Aug 7, 2002
  • Still don't get it?   from Lobo, Aug 14, 2002
  • Re: Still don't get it?   from Julia, Sep 5, 2002
  • Re: Still don't get it?   from spooky, Sep 12, 2002
  • You're all too used to average fodder...   from Zodiac, Sep 5, 2002
  • Session Nine is not for dummies   from Xene Cervenka, Sep 25, 2002
  • No ghosts in this one I don't think.   from Philosopher, Sep 29, 2002
  • i liked it   from Phil, Oct 8, 2002
  • Re: No ghosts in this one I don't think.   from Peter, Jun 25, 2005
  • Phone Calls   from deedum, Jun 6, 2003
  • Re: Phone Calls   from Tammy, Oct 1, 2005
  • Don't Miss Session 9   from rg, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from woodstock69, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: Don't Miss Session 9   from Kainan, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from sarah, Nov 30, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from Mary Anne, Dec 1, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from , Feb 4, 2003
  • soul extasy son in movie!!!!   from foxrox, Nov 18, 2002
  • Session9 was a great MOVIE!   from Natalie, Dec 30, 2002
  • Re: Session9 was a great MOVIE!   from chris, Dec 31, 2002
  • COME ON! Great flick... not Shakespeare   from BaBaBooey, Jan 2, 2003
  • comments   from i cowen, Jan 24, 2003
  • the movie was...   from Maddie, Feb 23, 2003
  • session 9   from claire, Mar 6, 2003
  • Session 9.....   from Lexi, Mar 24, 2003
  • I disagree   from The Champ E-m, Oct 13, 2003
  • "bullshit"   from Brian, Jan 18, 2004
  • been there   from carmen, Jun 2, 2004
  • Re: been there   from doug, Feb 11, 2005
  • best experience of my life!!!   from The Fonz, Nov 24, 2004
  • [no subject]   from greg, Mar 27, 2005
  • im crazzy   from jayde, Nov 19, 2005
  • Apie Session 9   from Andrius, Nov 30, 2005
  • Am i the only one who understands this movie?   from Rowell, Apr 16, 2006
  • hello gordon   from Terrance Kimbrough, Jun 8, 2006
  • GONE   from CrapBall, Sep 1, 2006
  • Flaws   from Chefboyartie, Jun 24, 2008
  • Keeping the 9 alive   from Terrance kimbrough , May 15, 2009
  • Good movie but not horror   from Steven, Oct 20, 2011
  • Session 9   from Dale Carter, Mar 8, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Piggy, Jul 13, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Ohmygawd, Jul 25, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from jim heinis, Nov 1, 2002
  • Help me understand   from we be jammin, Feb 11, 2003
  • Re: I think I understand   from Mary, Jan 14, 2004
  • Re: Help me understand   from Mary, Jan 14, 2004
  • Yes and NO   from boogiethewonderdog, Mar 11, 2002
  • Session 9   from Pat, Mar 12, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from beeftinga, Jan 3, 2003
  • Re: Session 9   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Re: Session 9   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • » Apie Session 9 «   from Andrius, Nov 30, 2005
  • Session 9   from Vince, Mar 13, 2002
  • Right On!   from Decay Ranger, Jun 4, 2002
  • Re: Right On!   from , Mar 2, 2003
  • Re: Session 9   from n, Jul 27, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from ex-Danvers Patient, Dec 28, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Skultch, Sep 30, 2004
  • Re: Session 9   from shel, May 19, 2007
  • Session 9   from Paul, Mar 13, 2002
  • *Awesome*   from Rachel, Jul 14, 2003
  • Caruso Shines   from Ivy, Mar 13, 2002
  • Re: Caruso Shines   from , Mar 3, 2003
  • session 9   from maurice, Mar 14, 2002
  • Re: session 9   from Jim, Mar 22, 2002
  • Re: session 9   from Jamie, Mar 25, 2002
  • A good scare flick   from Frank Black, Mar 17, 2002
  • Wendy...Gordon's wife   from Laurie, Mar 20, 2002
  • Re: Wendy...Gordon's wife   from Cap'n, Apr 28, 2002
  • Re: Wendy...Gordon's wife   from BeefTinga, Jan 3, 2003
  • Re: Wendy...Gordon's wife   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Most missed the point   from Good Scare, Mar 28, 2002
  • Inmates are congratulating each other   from hef, Apr 27, 2002
  • Re: Inmates are congratulating each other   from lope, May 13, 2002
  • Interesting Views!   from Dusty, Apr 2, 2002
  • A compelling "almost"   from Terry Vittone, Apr 3, 2002
  • Jaded reviewers   from Jeff, Apr 4, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Joshua Tanzer, Apr 4, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Jaime, Apr 14, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Apexius, May 30, 2002
  • Read this if you want   from Rembrandt Kroll, Aug 2, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Jason, Oct 9, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Laura, Oct 17, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from Fever, Dec 11, 2002
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Re: Jaded reviewers   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Stephen Gevedon   from Kobe Kyoko, Apr 14, 2002
  • One of the best horror films EVER   from Audiophil, Jun 13, 2002
  • I think I understand now..   from Mer, Sep 23, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Candy, Oct 14, 2002
  • Please Explain   from rg, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: Please Explain   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Re: Please Explain   from not sayn, Jul 9, 2003
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Jeremy, Oct 20, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Leigh, Dec 2, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Fever, Dec 11, 2002
  • Re: I think I understand now..   from Laura, Feb 21, 2004
  • Cool movie   from Susan, Apr 29, 2002
  • Session 9   from Lisa, May 6, 2002
  • Re: Session 9   from Boogie, Dec 1, 2002
  • Some cool questions   from Simon says..., May 18, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from Session 9 Fan, May 28, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from Francisco, Jun 3, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from Fever, Dec 11, 2002
  • Re: Some cool questions   from , Feb 3, 2003
  • Working Class Horror Movie   from Terry, May 28, 2002
  • Excellent insight   from marge, Jul 3, 2002
  • Re: Working Class Horror Movie   from Laura, Feb 21, 2004
  • Session 9: A True To Form Horror Movie   from Apexius, May 30, 2002
  • Re: Session 9: A True To Form Horror Movie   from Picalo Pete, Jun 9, 2002
  • Re: Session 9: A True To Form Horror Movie   from Gordon, Feb 11, 2003
  • Childish Review   from Nikku, Jul 8, 2002
  • re: misunderstood   from WS, Jul 12, 2002
  • Re: re: misunderstood   from Wes, Sep 29, 2002
  • [no subject]   from E-mail addr, Jul 27, 2002
  • We do what they did....   from Matt, Aug 1, 2002
  • Session 9   from Mat, Aug 7, 2002
  • Still don't get it?   from Lobo, Aug 14, 2002
  • Re: Still don't get it?   from Julia, Sep 5, 2002
  • Re: Still don't get it?   from spooky, Sep 12, 2002
  • You're all too used to average fodder...   from Zodiac, Sep 5, 2002
  • Session Nine is not for dummies   from Xene Cervenka, Sep 25, 2002
  • No ghosts in this one I don't think.   from Philosopher, Sep 29, 2002
  • i liked it   from Phil, Oct 8, 2002
  • Re: No ghosts in this one I don't think.   from Peter, Jun 25, 2005
  • Phone Calls   from deedum, Jun 6, 2003
  • Re: Phone Calls   from Tammy, Oct 1, 2005
  • Don't Miss Session 9   from rg, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from woodstock69, Oct 14, 2002
  • Re: Don't Miss Session 9   from Kainan, Oct 23, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from sarah, Nov 30, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from Mary Anne, Dec 1, 2002
  • Re: Don\'t Miss Session 9   from , Feb 4, 2003
  • soul extasy son in movie!!!!   from foxrox, Nov 18, 2002
  • Session9 was a great MOVIE!   from Natalie, Dec 30, 2002
  • Re: Session9 was a great MOVIE!   from chris, Dec 31, 2002
  • COME ON! Great flick... not Shakespeare   from BaBaBooey, Jan 2, 2003
  • comments   from i cowen, Jan 24, 2003
  • the movie was...   from Maddie, Feb 23, 2003
  • session 9   from claire, Mar 6, 2003
  • Session 9.....   from Lexi, Mar 24, 2003
  • I disagree   from The Champ E-m, Oct 13, 2003
  • "bullshit"   from Brian, Jan 18, 2004
  • been there   from carmen, Jun 2, 2004
  • Re: been there   from doug, Feb 11, 2005
  • best experience of my life!!!   from The Fonz, Nov 24, 2004
  • [no subject]   from greg, Mar 27, 2005
  • im crazzy   from jayde, Nov 19, 2005
  • Apie Session 9   from Andrius, Nov 30, 2005
  • Am i the only one who understands this movie?   from Rowell, Apr 16, 2006
  • hello gordon   from Terrance Kimbrough, Jun 8, 2006
  • GONE   from CrapBall, Sep 1, 2006
  • Flaws   from Chefboyartie, Jun 24, 2008
  • Keeping the 9 alive   from Terrance kimbrough , May 15, 2009
  • Good movie but not horror   from Steven, Oct 20, 2011