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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #1870 on: February 01, 2009, 11:55:24 PM »
I think Talk to Her has the best chance of keeping you awake.

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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #1871 on: February 02, 2009, 12:16:01 AM »
Habla con Ella it is.  :)



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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #1872 on: February 02, 2009, 07:07:50 PM »

Does anyone know which version of Mr. Arkadin is the one I'll want to watch?


The one in which Welles has the biggest beard.
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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #1873 on: February 02, 2009, 07:12:10 PM »

Does anyone know which version of Mr. Arkadin is the one I'll want to watch?


The one in which Welles has the biggest beard.

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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #1874 on: February 02, 2009, 07:15:22 PM »
But seriously, there are three versions: Corinth Version, Confidential Report Version and Comprehensive Version. Does anyone know anything about them?

edit: actually, comprehensive sounds about right.
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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #1875 on: February 02, 2009, 07:15:54 PM »
Does anyone know which version of Mr. Arkadin is the one I'll want to watch?

The Corinth version.  On the Criterion disc it's the one with the Rosenbaum and Naremore commentary.
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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #1876 on: February 02, 2009, 07:16:34 PM »

Does anyone know which version of Mr. Arkadin is the one I'll want to watch?


The one in which Welles has the biggest beard.

Always so helpful.

I've actually seen Mr. Arkadin, and knew nothing of the different versions until your question. Just spent 5mins reading J. Hoberman's totally unhelpful but fascinating essay on the film. The version I saw was on TCM, I think. It was batshit crazy, if that helps.

This seems to be what you need.
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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #1877 on: February 02, 2009, 07:16:47 PM »
I had the same question a year or so ago.  I looked around for advice and eventually went the 105 minute "comprehensive version."  I can't say for sure whether that was the right call, though.  The film didn't interest me enough to get me to watch the alternatives.

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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: What should I watch?
« Reply #1878 on: February 02, 2009, 07:18:11 PM »
The film didn't interest me enough to get me to watch the alternatives.

I feel the same way. Everyone who is not called Orson Welles is absolutely awful in it. Though that might be the point.
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Re: What should I watch?
« Reply #1879 on: February 02, 2009, 07:49:17 PM »
Vidas Secas (1960s World Cinema)
Fong Sai Yuk (1990s Far East Bracket)
Mister Lonely (2008 Filmspots)

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