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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #170 on: December 14, 2017, 09:35:17 AM »
Itís the cool factor. His films are the coolest. They often fall short because of stylistic excess or questionable decisions, but his great moments are many and theyíre better shot, edited and sound designed than any of his contemporaries. His genres so far have been Horror, Western and Crime Thriller, all favorites of mine. Like Takeshi Kitano, his direction often rises well above the overall films.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #171 on: December 14, 2017, 12:00:50 PM »
Been thinking about this at work. As much as I have a lot of Directors to go, Iím seriously considering taking the holidays to watch Kimís filmography chronologically. (Iíll skip The Last Stand, which wasnít bad but very inpersonal.) it sets the two new ones at the front and back and will certainly be fun for me.

Who knows, maybe I can even convince others to try one.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #172 on: December 14, 2017, 12:05:54 PM »
Not me I think, sorry.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #173 on: December 14, 2017, 12:09:42 PM »
DH, for you I would suggest watching the trailers for Good Bad Weird and A Bittersweet Life. Gives you the cool flavor with none of the commitment issues.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #174 on: December 14, 2017, 01:36:09 PM »
I watched the GBW trailer. Part of me thinks I'd like it.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #175 on: December 14, 2017, 02:58:14 PM »
I stopped about a third of the way through, but you might like it, DH.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #176 on: December 14, 2017, 03:02:25 PM »
GOOD: Itís Sergio Leone at double speed...

BAD: ...for 140 minutes...

UGLY/WEIRD: ...and thatís it. Characters and story never develops. They just keep finding new ways to crash into each other.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #177 on: December 14, 2017, 03:05:45 PM »
GOOD: Itís Sergio Leone at double speed...

Is that really good ? Isn't the delibate pacing what's great about Leone ?

I am nonetheless intrigued.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #178 on: December 14, 2017, 04:20:17 PM »
Itís taking Leone style and levels of coolness and reworking them as a modern adrenaline rush rather than just cloning Leone. Something new built on something classic that succeeds at being its own thing.
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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #179 on: December 14, 2017, 05:01:50 PM »
It is certainly it's own thing, a rush, as compared to Leone's slow build, while still clearly influenced by Leone.  But it felt to me to be a hodgepodge of scenes thrown together, but I didn't finish it, either.
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