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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32460 on: June 21, 2010, 11:07:30 PM »
The Last Picture Show

I REALLY think it has a good shot at making the Top 100 this year... I know that Clovis and sam are recent converts as well.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32461 on: June 22, 2010, 12:11:32 AM »
Cold Mountain (Anthony Minghella, 2003)

The first half hour of this movie was pretty rough, I considered turning it off because I didn't see much potential. Thankfully once the story is properly set up and they quit with the flashbacks, the film gets much better. There's two separate stories here and they're both quite interesting. I had no trouble staying engaged once things got underway.

If there's just one thing that needed fixing with the movie it was the book-ish dialogue. It's pretty cumbersome. The cast manages to muddle through it, just. It's hard enough doing a southern accent when you don't have lines like that, so I don't blame the actors at all. I shudder to think what the movie would've been like without the talant they had.

Anyways, they whole film feels like the adaptation that it is, but it's perfectly watchable in spite of that. A good movie, certainly not great.


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Yeah, it's not the best. At all. But it looks nice. And there's the "I marry you. I marry you. I marry you." bit, which I quote all the time because I find it hilarious for reasons that even I don't understand.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32462 on: June 22, 2010, 12:45:56 AM »
Raising Arizona. 4th Coen Bros. I've seen now. Very funny, great character work as usual. Didn't grab me quite like the others - I felt like they violated the rules of the world they set up a few times, but I imagine there's some interesting subtexts to pick up on in a 2nd viewing. Probably in my top 100, down near the bottom.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32463 on: June 22, 2010, 12:47:42 AM »
Raising Arizona. 4th Coen Bros. I've seen now. Very funny, great character work as usual. Didn't grab me quite like the others - I felt like they violated the rules of the world they set up a few times, but I imagine there's some interesting subtexts to pick up on in a 2nd viewing. Probably in my top 100, down near the bottom.

Glad you liked it.  One thing you definitely get on a second viewing is the brilliance of the dialog.  It's so fast paced and sometimes hard to decifer the first time through!  (well at least it was for me)  I actually didn't like this the first time I saw it.  A dozen times later it's crept pretty close to my top 25
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32464 on: June 22, 2010, 12:57:55 AM »
Le Roi Et L'Oiseau  



I was completely charmed and captivated by this film.  It has a mixed history, having been started in 1948, released in an incomplete fashion in 1952 and then finally released completed in 1980.  I suppose because of this, it hasn't been well known, except in Japan where Studio Ghibli released a Japanese subtitled version in theatres.

The animation style is strongly reminiscent of the Warner Bros. animated shorts of the 40s, and it often reminded me of the one short, 1946's Book Revue.  But rather than simply a long short, it was a well-developed story, moving further and further into the surrealistic and by the end of the film seeming like a 1950's Japanese anime.  The main weakness of the film is the undeveloped characters, but there is so much to see, so many different ideas here, I really loved it.  That it was based on a Hans Christian Anderson story didn't hurt, either.

Highly recommended, especially for those who have yet to vote for their animated favorites.  I found it all, with a good quality image, on youtube.  4/5
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32465 on: June 22, 2010, 01:00:46 AM »
And there's the "I marry you. I marry you. I marry you." bit, which I quote all the time because I find it hilarious for reasons that even I don't understand.
I'm a big fan of "It's raining!".
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32466 on: June 22, 2010, 01:17:51 AM »
And there's the "I marry you. I marry you. I marry you." bit, which I quote all the time because I find it hilarious for reasons that even I don't understand.
I'm a big fan of "It's raining!".

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32467 on: June 22, 2010, 09:56:32 AM »
Raising Arizona. 4th Coen Bros. I've seen now. Very funny, great character work as usual. Didn't grab me quite like the others - I felt like they violated the rules of the world they set up a few times, but I imagine there's some interesting subtexts to pick up on in a 2nd viewing. Probably in my top 100, down near the bottom.

Glad you liked it, they are still a little amateur with this one, its only their second.  I like it too, thogh I agree it is not one of their best.  PS:  You only watched 4?  You have alot of great great movies to catch up on.   
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32468 on: June 22, 2010, 10:13:23 AM »
Raising Arizona. 4th Coen Bros. I've seen now. Very funny, great character work as usual. Didn't grab me quite like the others - I felt like they violated the rules of the world they set up a few times, but I imagine there's some interesting subtexts to pick up on in a 2nd viewing. Probably in my top 100, down near the bottom.

Glad you liked it, they are still a little amateur with this one, its only their second.  I like it too, thogh I agree it is not one of their best.  PS:  You only watched 4?  You have alot of great great movies to catch up on.   

It does feel a little rough around the edges. And yeah - plenty of (hopefully) awesome movies to see still. In fact, until this year, I'd only seen NCFOM, to be honest.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #32469 on: June 22, 2010, 11:22:09 AM »
Before Sunrise, Before Sunset



I had seen Before Sunset a few years ago and I remember it as a very good film. Watching Before Sunrise for the first time, it struck me as nice film but not particularly great. Sure there were dialogues you could relate to but I didn't particularly love it.

Then I watched Before Sunset again and I realised that these two were really two parts of the same film. It shows how there a few people in life you really click with, with whom may not always go on to spend the rest of your lives. There is a sense of loss but there is also the treasuring of the special memories which may not remain so special had the relationship continued and went on to go dowhill.

I loved the second film much more. The two emotional dialogues by the leads in the car were very touching as was the waltz sung at the end of the film.

Before Sunrise - 6.5/10.
Before Sunset - 7/10.