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 11 
 : Yesterday at 08:34:28 AM 
PowerRR - noodles_leone
Wasn't? Not enough porn? Not enough extreme violence?

And why should it make our Lars jealous? He directed real porn scenes already in Idiots.

But for me it did not really work in both films, while it did in Noe's Love or in Winterbottom's 9 Songs.

I think much more positive of Baise-moi, but have to rewatch it for something more substantial. Until then a 6 or 7/10

There was enough porn and violence, but it felt so amateurish and repetitive. Also it was probably more shocking in 2000, but in 2019 seing a plain close up of a coitus isn't shocking anymore, it's just ridiculous and naive.
The pornography in Noe's Love is much more interesting and impactful. Even the one in Enter The Void, although sometimes ridiculous too, is actual cinema.

In the end what would have been groundbreaking in a 1950 movie cannot be groundbreaking now. So if you're gonna play with ultra violence or pornography you have to come up with new ideas. "Let's put a penis in front of the camera" isn't sufficient anymore. If it was, more people would do it.

Anybody here who watched the 2 seasons of Westworld? Or at least the first one?

I got bored and frustrated afer episode 2 or 3. I'm sure there are good things in it further into the story though.

 12 
 : Yesterday at 07:54:24 AM 
PowerRR - stanton
Baise-moi / Fuck me (2000) 2/10
I enjoyed Virginie Despentes' book Vernon Subutext so I decided to try her early movie (adapted from her first novel). The film had created a huge public outcry in France when it was released because of its untamed use of violence and pornography (in a way that would make Lars Von Trier jealous). Well, everything sucks and is boring apart from some cool lines here and there. And the outcry wasn't deserved.


Wasn't? Not enough porn? Not enough extreme violence?

And why should it make our Lars jealous? He directed real porn scenes already in Idiots.

But for me it did not really work in both films, while it did in Noe's Love or in Winterbottom's 9 Songs.

I think much more positive of Baise-moi, but have to rewatch it for something more substantial. Until then a 6 or 7/10

 13 
 : Yesterday at 07:49:48 AM 
PowerRR - stanton
Anybody here who watched the 2 seasons of Westworld? Or at least the first one?

 14 
 : Yesterday at 06:54:47 AM 
PowerRR - noodles_leone
Baise-moi / Fuck me (2000) 2/10
I enjoyed Virginie Despentes' book Vernon Subutext so I decided to try her early movie (adapted from her first novel). The film had created a huge public outcry in France when it was released because of its untamed use of violence and pornography (in a way that would make Lars Von Trier jealous). Well, everything sucks and is boring apart from some cool lines here and there. And the outcry wasn't deserved.

House of Cards - season 6 4/10
At first, I didn't want to watch it since the show had only gone downhill after the first two episodes of season 1. Yet, I needed something easy to consume during the (very busy) past couple of weeks so I decided to give it a shot. The dialogues are still pretty good but the writing as a whole feels clunky at best, and mostly pointless. It tries to resonate with Trump's America from time to time and fails every time. Robin Wright finally demonstrates she isn't able to hold a full show on her shoulders (I had my doubts after her disappointing performance in Blade Runner 2049): she was much, much better as a supporting character. On the positive side of the ledger, while the directing is still miles under Fincher's opening episode, it's better than in the recent seasons, and the cinematography may be the best in the show's history.

 15 
 : Yesterday at 06:37:43 AM 
Cusser - noodles_leone

ummmm.
well, the inordinate amount of detail about panning for gold.

Dude, that was great!

Jack London does it better!

Jack London does almost everything better than everyone else, apart from managing money.

 16 
 : January 18, 2019, 08:06:32 PM 
conradv - cigar joe
3 dusters / 2 dusters / 3 men / 3 bullets
A goof?
Not sure, because of Leone's legendary attention to details.


Harmonica saw 3 dusters: that's possible
Inside the dusters were 3 men: in fact, all 3 were wearing them prior to the shootout.
Inside the men were 3 bullets: confirmed...

Something lost in translation from italian to english?...
Maybe it is only poetic liscence given to Harmonica as stated earlier in this thread...

Something to Do With Death... Harmonica isn't entirely human.

 17 
 : January 18, 2019, 07:49:21 PM 
Walton - uncknown
The Paramount DVD is at least wrong in parts.

1

2. The closing music is wrong. Cheyenne's theme shouldn't return (stupid idea), instead the America theme runs until the end.


Has this egregious sin ever been rectified in any English language version, on dvd or BR

 18 
 : January 18, 2019, 07:46:36 PM 
Cusser - uncknown
Could you give an example?


ummmm.
well, the inordinate amount of detail about panning for gold.
Jack London does it better!

 19 
 : January 18, 2019, 07:07:53 AM 
General Sibley - moorman
The best part of Fitzcaraldo is the documentary made about it. Check it out. The native crews working on the film offered to kill Klaus Knisky for Herzog.

Gonna do that... Both these films and the documentary are on Amazon Prime...

 20 
 : January 18, 2019, 07:05:54 AM 
moorman - moorman
thanks have to check it out

Anazon Prime.  Critetion has a nice boxset featuing this and All Night Long, Victim and The League of Gentlemen...

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