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 : February 16, 2019, 03:23:34 PM 
titoli - titoli
He will probably be remembered for his extraordinary Hitler, whom youtubers have made a legend by using it with fake captions. Good in Der Amerikanische Freund but I didn't like him in Die Marquise von O. Can't remember if I ever saw him in some other movie.

 : February 16, 2019, 11:41:20 AM 
titoli - titoli
Executive Suite (1954) This is good for the first half, which would earn even an 8, then it goes down the drain when it starts making move the characters with little or no credibility, ending with the final Holden sermon on the good red, blue and white values (namely good capitalism vs. financial speculation). So what's left are the great acting performances of Holden (who, possibly, steps even higher in my consideration: most undervalued Hollywood actor ever?) and Calhern. Stanwyck, alas, is the best looking female of the lot in spite of her age, but her character is no credible, though she acts perfectly as usual. Winters has got little screen time but is just as formidable, especially in her final scene with Jagger: unfortunately she's ugly, so I'd rather not see her. Foch is good and passable. And I can't find anything wrong with Allyson's s: only with her usual insipid character. 6/10

 : February 16, 2019, 10:02:38 AM 
PowerRR - moorman
good lists...

 : February 16, 2019, 09:44:49 AM 
PowerRR - moorman
>:(  Speak with me after class.

Anyways, the last movies I watched (I'm using the same thing as rrpower's scale):

The Leopard: 4 out of 5. I was expecting something magnificent after reading Peacemaker's opinion on it. This was very good, but it didn't blow me away. I thought it was magnificicent up until the scene where Claudia Cardinale* and the nephew are exploring their new "palace." Then I thought the film started to drag, and I had a sudden urge to go fly a kite. When we were rolling into the second hour I was quite exhausted. I would only give this a 3.5 out of 5 but I'm giving it some leeway because Peacemaker said that the last fifty minutes or so saved the film, and made him think  it was great, but my brother was sitting on the couch playing the guitar for most of that scene... singing the same John Lennon song over and over... "Heeeeeey, you got to hiiide your love awaaaaaay!!!"


I agree with the premise that The Conformist is great to look at but the plot is horrible...

 : February 15, 2019, 08:44:21 PM 
geoman-1 - moorman
Had this on my watch list for a while and finally got around to screening it.  This is my first Ingmar Bergman film so I had no preconceived notions about it.  First off.  The cinematography is breathtaking.  That alone gives the film a good score.  Next, I loved the characters that were in the film.  Especially the  three young people they picked up that needed a ride.  Now for the bad part.  The plot was good and bad.  Every real time scene was very good.  It was those flashbacks.  I didn't care for them one bit.  The philosophy didn't make sense either.   Another thing that I can see that would grind on people is the seriousness of most of the characters.  I could deal with it because it was balanced out by the younger three passengers in the car.  Lastly,  a lot of energy was put into making the professor be this hard cold individual,  but this character was built up thru testimony and not thru current actions on his part.  I felt a better film would have ditched most of the flashbacks and instead built his character up before the trip in real time.

Overall its not that bad of a film.  I rate it a 7.5 out of 10...

 : February 15, 2019, 08:41:09 PM 
dave jenkins - Novecento
At least Vilmos Zsigmond garnered three entries. "Heaven's Gate" should have made it four.

I'd like to have seen Lajos Koltai in the list as well.

Storaro got five and probably deserves the lot.

...but how did they not include a single John Alton shot movie?

Absolutely unbelievable!

At least Kazuo Miyagawa was included once.

I don't think the list included any Michael Mann movies either.

Yeh - how does Dante Spinotti get in for "L.A. Confidential" and yet nothing with Michael Mann?

 : February 15, 2019, 04:43:03 PM 
Dust Devil - moorman
I'm waiting on this from Criterion.  I missed out on their last run and said I wasn't going to do it again, lol.   I haven't seen it yet but I trust the reviews I have seen on it...

 : February 15, 2019, 04:03:26 PM 
titoli - titoli
Well made (Wise's direction is faultless and Forsythe a good lead) newspaperman hero fights the not-corrupt (ahah, the politicians and the police are paradoxically innocent) city gangsters movie. But the plot is quite unoriginal and  embarrassingly PC, with a senator Kefauver's final sermon nobody felt the need of. And though cj included it in the list, this is not a noir in my book.

 : February 15, 2019, 03:56:59 PM 
LITTLE BIG MAN - moorman
I recently saw Robert Redford's " The Old Man and the Gun " and it was probably worst than " The Mule".   It had more material to work with too but it wasn't well done.   I rate it a 5 out of 10...

 : February 15, 2019, 06:50:21 AM 
dave jenkins - dave jenkins
The website perpetuates the canard that In the Mood For Love was shot by Christopher Doyle. Doyle was only one of three photographers on the film. I believe the lion share of the movie was photographed by Ping Bin Lee (AKA Mark Lee Ping-bin).

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