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1  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Noir Westerns on: October 16, 2017, 05:38:57 AM
It's a pretty bleak Western ever watch it?

Yes, more dull than bleak. An astonishingly disappointing film. Especially considering that Rossen is the director I couldn't believe waht I saw.
2  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Tin Star (1957) on: October 16, 2017, 05:36:16 AM

One of the best things about this movie is the incredibly amazing cinematography.

I remember it looking like an episode of a TV western series.
3  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Noir Westerns on: October 15, 2017, 03:37:52 PM
A List

Blood On The Moon (1948)

Pursued (1947)

Man Of The West (1958)

Station West (1948)

The Secret of Convict Lake (1951)

Day of the Outlaw (1959)

They Came to Cordura (1959)

Two Rode Together (1961)

Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Hud (1963)

Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)

The Great Silence (1968)

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)


Strange list ...

They Came to Cordura? Come on ...

4  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Saddle the Wind (1958) on: October 12, 2017, 02:46:34 AM
It is quite interesting how blandly this film is directed, compared to the far superior The Wonderful Country of the same director. In this comparison the lack of atmosphere is also noticeable. It is said that John Sturges co-directed parts of the film, but that isn't noticeable too.

Cassavetes ... ok, I love his films, I enjoy him often acting, but sometimes he overdid this method acting thing, and here his over acting feels completely out of place, especially in the context of Taylor's routine standard performance, which as a result looks dull. It's a film which wants to be something, but has no substance to get it. Still watchable. 5/10
5  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Ride in the Whirlwind (1966) on: October 11, 2017, 05:20:28 AM
I've always preferred Monte Hellman's "The Shooting" which is an underrated cinematic masterpiece, but this is nonetheless a great flick too albeit not on the same exalted echelon.

Yes, The Shooting is easily the superior film. One of the real unusual films of the genre. But this one here is good too.
6  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Whispering Smith (1948) on: October 09, 2017, 12:02:06 PM
Nice western which suffers from the too routine directing. 5/10
7  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: GBU drops to #6 on IMDB on: October 09, 2017, 05:20:26 AM
Well, it was never a list I could take seriously. Still the love for TSR surprises me. It is not a famous film here in Germany, unlike the others which are in the top 20. (famous does not necessarily means also good)
8  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: GBU drops to #6 on IMDB on: October 09, 2017, 02:30:52 AM
Reminds me that I have watched The Shawshank Redemption meanwhile, and while it was entertaining (6/10), I have now for sure no idea why it is featured that high. Actually being in the top 250 in a lower position would be surprise enough.  Undecided

9  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: October 08, 2017, 03:46:49 AM
Green Room - Jeremy Saulnier

A not foreseeable thriller with a hearty slasher attitude, about a leftist punk band which gives a concert amongst neo-Nazis in a small venue deep in the woods. Things escalate after they witness a murder. The film owns the intense and angry melancholy of a punk concert, followed by an excessive party night and ending in the early morning, when the colors are still undecided, in a hangover (a Katzenjammer). "Tell one who gives a shit" is the splendid last line spoken. 9/10
10  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: In Memoriam on: October 06, 2017, 08:30:05 AM
Of course ...
11  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: In Memoriam on: October 06, 2017, 06:35:25 AM
Thanks for the tip. I wonder if there's an English translation.

It's very much about Bresson (as a human being). About a complex relation, not about filmmaking (which it also is to a certain extent).

Her book about Godard was not translated here, actually it seems only one more of her novels exists in German language. She met Godard at the set for the first time, when he visited, and behaved strangely. More an irritation than love on first sight.
12  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: In Memoriam on: October 05, 2017, 12:45:32 PM
I read Wiazemsky's book about the shooting of Au hasard Balthasar a year ago.

She had a quite interesting face, and I wished she had played in some more films.
13  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: October 05, 2017, 02:41:42 AM
Charlotte Sometimes.

Nice song, but not that suited for this Charlotte.

Edit: Uhh ... Charlize in fact ...
14  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: October 04, 2017, 02:42:30 PM
Atomic Blonde - David Leitch

Atomic good 8/10

Charlize forever ...
15  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: September 14, 2017, 12:54:52 PM
(maybe Volker Schlondorff or however is name is spelled?)

Schlöndorf

"ö" is short form for "oe"
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