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 on: January 18, 2018, 10:47:12 PM 
Started by Spikeopath - Last post by kjrwe
Bogart also played detectives and gangsters. And then there was that film in which he played a man who joins a club aimed at getting rid of immigrants who were getting hired for jobs which the USA-born folks wanted. I can't think of the film's name now.

 32 
 on: January 18, 2018, 10:43:59 PM 
Started by kjrwe - Last post by kjrwe
More 1930s thrillers-whodunits...I can't seem to get enough of those:

Murder on the Campus

Murder With Pictures

The 13th Man

The King Murder

Murder by the Clock

 33 
 on: January 18, 2018, 09:28:16 PM 
Started by Novecento - Last post by Novecento
"Neruda" looks interesting.

I just watched this on Blu-ray. Larraín is rapidly becoming one of my very favorite directors - I finally have someone to challenge Tornatore for the top spot.

The camera moves a lot, but the images are often ugly and/or video-looking. The soundtrack draws from a lot of modern composers (lots of Ives in particular), and that helped a bit, but overall I'd say the film is not a success.

I actually thought the cinematography was stunning - there was an interesting theme of stretching bands of light out using the anamorphic lenses. It was a very different take on the biopic by blurring fantasy with reality which was really contingent on the atmospheric and agile camera work. It was shot digitally and was quite different from the 16mm film stock used for Jackie.

The filmmakers decided to do something different with the bio-pic approach--make almost everything up. So the historical Neruda is almost nowhere present in the film. This might have been OK if they'd put an interesting story in its place, but all the film amounts to is Neruda escaping from Chile to Argentina, and this goes on and on. There is a policeman chasing him, but the character is given no substance whatsoever (apparently on purpose).

Larraín says in the interview on the UK blu-ray that he felt he could not really make a film just about Neruda because he wouldn't know what to say.

I guess we're supposed to give it a pass, though, cause Neruda was a commie.

Yeh, it's weird no-one saw fit to give this a proper North American distribution - particularly given the success of "Jackie". Then again, communist or not, "Neruda" is hardly a household name outside of the Spanish speaking world. I suppose poetry isn't the easiest thing to translate...

 34 
 on: January 18, 2018, 09:07:39 PM 
Started by PowerRR - Last post by Novecento
Wan it seems pretty cool but haven’t had much a chance to look at it yet. I will tonight or tomorrow

Personally I would have preferred a set of lobby cards with a traditional title card to put me more into the traditional screening frame of mind...

 35 
 on: January 18, 2018, 04:53:52 PM 
Started by PowerRR - Last post by dave jenkins
New Battles Without Honour and Humanity (1974) - 7/10. Kind of the digest version of the original series, with different characters, and a lot of the actors reassigned to new roles. The whole bit about guys needing to be shot 14 times before they die still holds. No one ever aims for the head!

 36 
 on: January 18, 2018, 02:50:49 PM 
Started by Moorman - Last post by Moorman
20... Next to the real masterpieces I choose a few I watch all the time, 'must be a reason for that although other films are clearly "better" Smiley.

- THE WILD BUNCH
- RIO BRAVO
- THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY
- THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
- IL GRANDE SILENZIO
- ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
- RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY
- THE SEARCHERS
- IL MERCENARIO
- GIU LA TESTA
- QUIEN SABE?
- THE PROFESSIONALS
- LITTLE BIG MAN
- IL MIO NOME E NESSUNO
- BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID
- PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID
- SE SEI VIVO, SPARA
- THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
- SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON
- HIGH NOON

Last week I watched the ONE-EYED-JACKS Criterion. Boy, what a great film! Not at all the way I remembered it...


I gotta watch She Wore A Yellow Ribbon and Rio Bravo off of that list...

 37 
 on: January 18, 2018, 01:35:11 PM 
Started by PowerRR - Last post by PowerRR
Wan it seems pretty cool but haven’t had much a chance to look at it yet. I will tonight or tomorrow

 38 
 on: January 18, 2018, 12:56:19 PM 
Started by Moorman - Last post by mike siegel
20... Next to the real masterpieces I choose a few I watch all the time, 'must be a reason for that although other films are clearly "better" Smiley.

- THE WILD BUNCH
- RIO BRAVO
- THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY
- THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
- IL GRANDE SILENZIO
- ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
- RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY
- THE SEARCHERS
- IL MERCENARIO
- GIU LA TESTA
- QUIEN SABE?
- THE PROFESSIONALS
- LITTLE BIG MAN
- IL MIO NOME E NESSUNO
- BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID
- PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID
- SE SEI VIVO, SPARA
- THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
- SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON
- HIGH NOON

Last week I watched the ONE-EYED-JACKS Criterion. Boy, what a great film! Not at all the way I remembered it...

 39 
 on: January 18, 2018, 10:48:42 AM 
Started by chris - Last post by Novecento
Kino:

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=301344

 40 
 on: January 18, 2018, 10:21:36 AM 
Started by chris - Last post by dave jenkins
WTH is this? Just a straight re-release? https://www.amazon.com/Duck-You-Sucker-Blu-ray/dp/B0791Z1SYV?

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