Author Topic: Apologistic Catch-up to the Top 100 Club  (Read 1528 times)

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Re: Apologistic Catch-up to the Top 100 Club
« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2017, 01:45:35 PM »
That was not a criticism of the film. I was just saying, I would like a movie with that satisfying payoff of the character being able to use the things he learned instead of getting stuck in a cell.
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Re: Apologistic Catch-up to the Top 100 Club
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2017, 07:40:41 AM »
I see what you're saying. It would certainly be more satisfying as a fellow human.

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Re: Apologistic Catch-up to the Top 100 Club
« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2017, 09:46:38 PM »
I have always seen The Last Detail as more of a tragedy than a comedy. 
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Re: Apologistic Catch-up to the Top 100 Club
« Reply #43 on: June 02, 2017, 06:21:00 AM »
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Mike Nichols (1966)


It would be easy to write a screenplay (or just a regular play) of a couple hurling insults at each other for the duration of the movie. What Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? does is much more complicated. Along the trail of wreckage left behind by the maelstrom of atrocities the marital gladiators beget is the archaeological evidence that betrays the layers of tenderness, resentments, secrets and sheer history they share. All the complexity of a decades old jointed existence can be witnessed in the few hours of the unrelenting debauchery that is this movie. And what glorious debauchery it is. People are so horrid, so deliciously mean in it and one gazes in gleeful exaltation as they tear each other into shreds with as much gusto as bitterness. They are all loathsome and pathetic, in both senses of the word. As the night progresses the inconsistencies that had been left unexplained start to make more sense and a dark truth emerges that shrouds the film and makes it all the better for it. Richard Burton was very good but Elizabeth Taylor is apocalyptic.

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Re: Apologistic Catch-up to the Top 100 Club
« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2017, 08:21:56 PM »
Along the trail of wreckage left behind by the maelstrom of atrocities the marital gladiators beget is the archaeological evidence that betrays the layers of tenderness, resentments, secrets and sheer history they share.

That is a genius sentence.  Great review, you captured the essence of the film well.
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Re: Apologistic Catch-up to the Top 100 Club
« Reply #45 on: June 05, 2017, 06:03:35 AM »
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