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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21260 on: October 21, 2009, 11:40:07 PM »
Richard III (1995).

Loved the play, loved the movie. McKellen and Maggie Smith in particular were superb. I loved how they transposed Richard onto Hitler. Really cool. And the way Richard would look and speak into the camera was great and had a perfect payoff on the third to last shot. And that last shot, too, was perfect. Check it:

Richard III - Ian McKellen - The End

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21261 on: October 21, 2009, 11:40:38 PM »
Badlands
I thought it was a very evocative and powerful film, Malick's best for me.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21262 on: October 21, 2009, 11:41:06 PM »
Richard III (1995).

Loved the play, loved the movie. McKellen and Maggie Smith in particular were superb. I loved how they transposed Richard onto Hitler. Really cool. And the way Richard would look and speak into the camera was great and had a perfect payoff on the third to last shot. And that last shot, too, was perfect. Check it:



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I think this is my favorite Shakespeare movie.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21263 on: October 21, 2009, 11:41:56 PM »
Richard III (1995).

Loved the play, loved the movie. McKellen and Maggie Smith in particular were superb. I loved how they transposed Richard onto Hitler. Really cool. And the way Richard would look and speak into the camera was great and had a perfect payoff on the third to last shot. And that last shot, too, was perfect.

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Ooo, yay! So glad you loved this, too, Junior. Last shot, yes, awesome.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21264 on: October 21, 2009, 11:43:21 PM »
Watching Ian McKellen be awesome is the best way to study for an exam ever.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21265 on: October 21, 2009, 11:44:13 PM »
Brick (2005)

Originally I was going to write an actual review about this, but out of laziness I decided not to. All I will say is this, I loved the transplanted dialogue, and pretty much everything about this film. But, any time a film works the word effulgent into a characters mouth I can only respond with a "Whoa, awesome."

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21266 on: October 21, 2009, 11:45:25 PM »
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21267 on: October 21, 2009, 11:46:16 PM »
Watching Ian McKellen be awesome is the best way to study for an exam ever.
And he is, so awesome.


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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21268 on: October 21, 2009, 11:50:10 PM »
...A Valparaiso (Joris Ivens, 1963) (Short)
Hmm. Interesting. Pretty great, really. Has some beautiful photography, and the voice over works so well. The transition to colour was such a shock and so perfect. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

B

Statues Also Die (Alain Resnais & Chris Marker, 1953) (Short)
This was the one I came the closest to falling asleep in, so don't ask too many questions. There is pretty great stuff to it, but nearly 24 hours on, I can't really tell you enough to form an opinion.

La Jetee (Chris Marker, 1962) (Short)
So beautiful. So, so beautiful. I'd seen this before in class, but it's a totally different experience in a theatre watching a beautiful 35mm print. There is something really interesting going on, and it's totally captivating, although I guess I had a few issues. It becomes a little elliptical at the end in an annoying way, a little like things are being crushed together. But I really enjoyed it, and I think it's so rich.

B+

Sunday in Peking (Chris Marker, 1956) (Short)
Oddly racist in an ignorant way, which is slightly surprising. Not as engaging or beautiful as ...A Valparaiso. Still, it does have some really joyful moments that work well. I think it was probably a lot more interesting around the time it was made.

Les Astronauts (Walerian Borowczyk & Chris Marker, 1959) (Short)
Quite amusing, technically interesting.

Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, 1982)
Wow. So beautiful, so interesting. I was tired, and struggled a little to stay awake, but there was always something to look at, something to see, something going on, something to hear. And the way it's woven further and further around itself is so interesting, and it becomes really complex and beautiful and has these fantastic moments of revelation. It requires a little patience, but it's totally worth it. Amazing in 35mm, and I would so, so love to see it again some time.

Wonderful.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #21269 on: October 22, 2009, 12:04:21 AM »

La Jetee (Chris Marker, 1962) (Short)
So beautiful. So, so beautiful. I'd seen this before in class, but it's a totally different experience in a theatre watching a beautiful 35mm print. There is something really interesting going on, and it's totally captivating, although I guess I had a few issues. It becomes a little elliptical at the end in an annoying way, a little like things are being crushed together. But I really enjoyed it, and I think it's so rich.

B+


I watched this today too. I'm surprised at your grade cause it sounds like you liked it as much almost as I do, and I give it an A+. It really is the most beautiful short film I've ever seen.
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