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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22460 on: November 13, 2009, 10:03:57 AM »
I only saw Big Fish one time, so I may be in need of a rewatch, but I thought it was really boring.

And I thought Casino Royale was really boring!


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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22461 on: November 13, 2009, 10:09:05 AM »
People, it has Miley Cyrus, how can it be anything but fantastic?

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22462 on: November 13, 2009, 10:17:17 AM »
True Lies

Is he James Bond or John McClane?


That's unfortunate. I was hoping you'd enjoy thing one.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22463 on: November 13, 2009, 11:49:07 AM »
I only saw Big Fish one time, so I may be in need of a rewatch, but I thought it was really boring.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22464 on: November 13, 2009, 11:57:22 AM »
Vendredi Soir

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Nice write-up, Em. I need to catch up on some Claire Denis. The Intruder is on Netflix Instant - is that one worth starting with or should I start somewhere else?

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22465 on: November 13, 2009, 12:12:37 PM »
Vendredi Soir

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Nice write-up, Em. I need to catch up on some Claire Denis. The Intruder is on Netflix Instant - is that one worth starting with or should I start somewhere else?

Start with Vendredi Soir.  Out of what's on Netflix, that's her warmest film.  Second, go with Nenette and Boni.  But if 35 Shots of Rum is playing in your city, make that your first Denis; that's her warmest film.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22466 on: November 13, 2009, 12:13:54 PM »
Vendredi Soir

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Nice write-up, Em. I need to catch up on some Claire Denis. The Intruder is on Netflix Instant - is that one worth starting with or should I start somewhere else?

Hi there partner-in-crime,
Yes, please catch up on some Denis :). I loved The Intruder but really recommend starting elsewhere. It's probably the least narrative-focused of them all and requires the viewer to really work at piecing things together in a way.
I think I'd recommend starting with Vendredi Soir which is a favorite (for me as well as quite a few others here I believe) or Beau Travail, which was my first and that worked really well.Beau Travail is an adaptation of Billy Budd and I do think you might enjoy starting with a literary adaptation :).
Regardless of where you start, you're in for such goodness!

Edit: Or you could just listen to Verite :).

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22467 on: November 13, 2009, 12:18:30 PM »
Vendredi Soir

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Nice write-up, Em. I need to catch up on some Claire Denis. The Intruder is on Netflix Instant - is that one worth starting with or should I start somewhere else?

Start with Vendredi Soir.  Out of what's on Netflix, that's her warmest film.  Second, go with Nenette and Boni.  But if 35 Shots of Rum is playing in your city, make that your first Denis; that's her warmest film.

I'm starting to feel really disappointed that I missed 35 Shots of Rum.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22468 on: November 13, 2009, 12:21:45 PM »
Vendredi Soir was by the end almost heartbreaking in its simplicity and in the reality of the emotion, and 35 Rhums succeeded brillianty in being both melancholy and optimistic, and I'll remember these characters for a long time. I only wish it hadn't taken me so long to start to engage with them, even though it worked wonderfully well in the end.

8/10 each.

I'm glad you liked them!  While I was taken with Rum right away, I can see why it took you a while to engage with the characters.  Denis did spread out expository info.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #22469 on: November 13, 2009, 12:31:02 PM »
Vendredi Soir

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Nice write-up, Em. I need to catch up on some Claire Denis. The Intruder is on Netflix Instant - is that one worth starting with or should I start somewhere else?

Hi there partner-in-crime,
Yes, please catch up on some Denis :). I loved The Intruder but really recommend starting elsewhere. It's probably the least narrative-focused of them all and requires the viewer to really work at piecing things together in a way.

Agreed.  It's a very divisive film, OAD, even among Denis fans.

I think I'd recommend starting with Vendredi Soir which is a favorite (for me as well as quite a few others here I believe) or Beau Travail, which was my first and that worked really well.Beau Travail is an adaptation of Billy Budd and I do think you might enjoy starting with a literary adaptation :).
Regardless of where you start, you're in for such goodness!

Edit: Or you could just listen to Verite :).

We both recommended starting with Vendredi, so OAD is in good hands either way as far as I'm concerned!
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