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Re: IMDb's Top 250 Films Which I Haven't Seen
« Reply #310 on: January 15, 2011, 09:52:26 PM »
Wow. Sam of all people liked Life is Beautiful. Right on. A good movie for sure. Not deserving of all the hate it has gotten.
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Re: IMDb's Top 250 Films Which I Haven't Seen
« Reply #311 on: January 15, 2011, 10:00:40 PM »
I couldn't sit through it.

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Re: IMDb's Top 250 Films Which I Haven't Seen
« Reply #312 on: January 15, 2011, 10:22:23 PM »
I really liked Life is Beautiful and have not just disagreed with the hate it gets but been utterly baffled by it.

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Re: IMDb's Top 250 Films Which I Haven't Seen
« Reply #313 on: January 15, 2011, 11:47:11 PM »
I couldn't sit through it.

It was revolting.  That movie is the reason I haven't watched Schindler's List or The Pianist.
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Re: IMDb's Top 250 Films Which I Haven't Seen
« Reply #314 on: January 15, 2011, 11:49:02 PM »
WHOA! Life is Beautiful should in no way even come close to being thought of in the same space as Schindler's List.
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Re: IMDb's Top 250 Films Which I Haven't Seen
« Reply #315 on: January 15, 2011, 11:55:42 PM »
Oh, Z, you can't judge those films from this one. They're completely different approaches to the holocaust by directors with completely different sensibilities.

Or you could just watch Night and Fog

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Re: IMDb's Top 250 Films Which I Haven't Seen
« Reply #316 on: January 16, 2011, 11:41:27 AM »
Or you could just watch Night and Fog

Which has more impact in 30 minutes than Schindler's List has in its 3+ manipulative hours. If you add a viewing of the 20th episode of The World at War - Genocide, then you pretty much have all you need to see in regards to the Final Solution. All the graphic history you will need is encompassed in those two documentaries. If you want to see a more personal assessment of what happened to Jews during the Third Reich, and don't want to be manipulated emotionally, you then would have to tackle the mammoth documentary Shoah.

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Re: IMDb's Top 250 Films Which I Haven't Seen
« Reply #317 on: January 16, 2011, 12:22:41 PM »
While I'll agree that Night and Fog is a better portrayal of the actual idea of the holocaust, I don't think that makes the fictional dramataziations of the holocaust a lesser endeavor.

And I think documentaries are just as emotionally manipulative, if not more, as fictional films. Their methods are just more subtle.

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Re: IMDb's Top 250 Films Which I Haven't Seen
« Reply #318 on: January 19, 2011, 07:41:06 PM »
Letters from Iwo Jima

Not another WWII film...

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Re: IMDb's Top 250 Films Which I Haven't Seen
« Reply #319 on: January 19, 2011, 07:50:29 PM »
You make me think about it again.  I think Letters was certainly a critique, but a reasonable one.  I didn't consider it a critique of the sense of honor or authority, but of the narrowness of viewpoint and lack of consideration of the lowly soldier.  I think he could have made a similar film on the American side, but I appreciated the difference.

I think it was a little slow, but a good movie.
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