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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22760 on: November 22, 2009, 12:13:38 AM »
To all the Pacino haters saying all he did in the last twenty years is over the top performances, see this and Donnie Brasco.

And Carlito's Way!

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22761 on: November 22, 2009, 12:41:53 AM »
Catching up with another belated review


Peeping Tom 8.5/10

There are hundreds of pages that could (and have, I'm sure) been written about the film's take on voyeurism and the audience's role/complicity in everything that happens but I'm not going to get into all that.  This is an excellent suspense film.  I love Powell's visual style (why the hell has it taken me so long to watch more?) and it really helped suck me into Mark's tale of obsession, especially certain POV shots.  My favorite scene is when Moira Shearer sneaks on the movie set so Mark can film her (her dancing around of course instantly brought to mind her performance in The Red Shoes.  The scene feels so light but quickly the dread begins to creep in and the whole thing is just masterfully handled.  For me, Mark (Karl Boehm) isn't quite on the level of a Norman Bates, but I found him to be effectively creepy.  Anna Massey delivers a solid performance as the downstairs possible love interest.  The only device that didn't quite work for me was her blind mother, but a climactic scene between her and Mark was better than I was expecting.  Definitely a film I will consider when making my next top 100 list.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22762 on: November 22, 2009, 12:59:35 AM »
. . . .Hitchcock is taking over my top 10! How cliche is it that he is now my favorite director?

It's not a cliche at all.  That Hitchcock's greatness is just one of the basic facts of the universe that everyone who knows anything agrees on.  Like Beethoven or Babe Ruth.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22763 on: November 22, 2009, 01:13:53 AM »
The Golden Compass.

This should have been great. Parts of it are. Other parts are just ok. And others are clunky, including most of the CGI that has to interact with people. But Ian McKellen AS A POLAR BEAR WITH ARMOR!!!! and Ian McShane AS ANOTHER POLAR BEAR WITH ARMOR!!!! THAT FIGHT!!!! is awesome. Also, Sam Elliot. But it ended at the worst place.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22764 on: November 22, 2009, 01:25:27 AM »
I do applaud the filmmakers for keeping the POLAR BEAR FIGHT SCENE intact. Because it was awesome in the book and awesome on film.

And I also like the changes to the second act to make Lyra more of a pro-active character rather than being caught/ambushed twice. And some of the changes for time worked for me, too. Also, Kidman made for a great Coulter.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22765 on: November 22, 2009, 02:41:22 AM »
All I could hear was Gandalf.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22766 on: November 22, 2009, 04:23:39 AM »
Coco Before Chanel - It's too bad the movie was about Coco and not Chanel (just as the title tells us) because I found myself more interested in the transformation into this powerhouse fashion designer. Oh well, still enjoyable and some really great cinematography.

Funny People - Was pretty amusing, and I enjoyed the serious bits but it wasn't anything... outstanding. Oh well.

Rear Window

Perfection. So tense and just masterfully done. Top 10 material. In fact, with my recent mini-marathon I'm afraid Hitchcock is taking over my top 10! How cliche is it that he is now my favorite director?

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22767 on: November 22, 2009, 05:59:28 AM »
Whatever Works

This should have been a movie I liked, but...  Whatever....

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22768 on: November 22, 2009, 07:42:32 AM »
Sounds like I've got me some Hitchcock to watch!  Is this your favorite so far?  I am ashamed to say that I haven't watched any Hitchcock this year. (Or ever.)   

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Go watch Psycho, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Vertigo, Shadow of a Doubt, Strangers on a Train, The Birds, The 39 Steps and then maybe Rope, The Lady Vanishes and Frenzy and report back to me, young manlady!



I actually consider a lot of movies to be life-changing! I take them to my heart and they melt into my personality.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22769 on: November 22, 2009, 07:43:18 AM »
Bullit

First time to see it, picked it up when it was on sale and glad i did. It was worth it just for the car chase.  The first Steve McQueen movie i think I have seen, maybe I saw the Towering Inferno on TV when I was young.  I will try to find some others to see.

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