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« : August 17, 2003, 07:23:07 PM »

Saw the new western by Kevin Costner tonight, first impression it was ok, had a great bloody large scale shoot out at the end that was done well, hardly any music and not enough atmospherics though (did have a good downpour that flooded the streets of the town), and they would have helped in my opinion. The love angle with Costner and Benning was a bit contrived though.


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« #1 : August 18, 2003, 05:27:34 AM »

Saw the new western by Kevin Costner tonight, first impression it was ok, had a great bloody large scale shoot out at the end that was done well, hardly any music and not enough atmospherics though (did have a good downpour that flooded the streets of the town), and they would have helped in my opinion. The love angle with Costner and Benning was a bit contrived though.

It looks very good, but I doubt I'll be able to see it in theaters.



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« #2 : August 25, 2003, 04:20:59 PM »

I can not believe that no one has gone to see this western. First western to come along in a while and it should be a given that board members should critique it.
It has to be playing in the major cities, maybe not in Europe yet but come on what gives?


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« #3 : August 25, 2003, 08:56:46 PM »

 went to www.imdb.com under search i typed in film's title & clicked GO!
under plot outline: i clicked  under (view trailer).
 
open range (2003) looks best seen up on the big screen now while the iorn is hot.  a costner/duvall collaboration shouldn't be missed pards.


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« #4 : August 26, 2003, 04:04:45 AM »

Ok Kermit, but you didn't check it out either yet huh, lol.

If I had to make a one word comment to describe the film it would be the word "Green". You'll all have to go to see what I'm driving at.


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« #5 : August 27, 2003, 06:46:34 PM »

barkeep. two whiskeys......
 wait for the  dvd/vhs and you loose the powereful cinematography.   saw  open range   on a  sultry afternoon .     i totally cracked up when duvall
serves breakfast in bed for the sheriff.
 it's unique to see money set aside for once and something much more important anted up to make a man stand and put his life on the line .

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« #6 : March 22, 2004, 05:00:18 AM »

I saw Open Range, the Costner's movie. I prefer Dance with wolfes...
And I really prefer Leone's westerns. Open Range is a good movie, but just if you want to kill 2 hours...It's not like Sergio Leone's movies, with emotions, great fights, marvellous score of Morricone, the master of the cinema songs (not in Mission to Mars)...


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« #7 : March 22, 2004, 02:03:54 PM »

I thought Open Range was a well made western. It dragged it some parts . Not on the level as Leone but it was still a pretty good one. I thought the gun shot effects were the best I have ever heard in a movie. Turn it up load and listen, they will make you jump!  The bar scene and the end shootout. I  respect Costner, as least he is trying to still make movies in the genre, when others wouldn't even think of touching it.

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« #8 : March 23, 2004, 02:59:23 AM »

I respect Costner too, he is a good actor and a good director. And it's true, the sound, the landscape...a re beautifull. And the scene in the bar is very very good; but I was not enjoying as I see a Leone western, it's just that, but I don't think it's a bad movie


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« #9 : March 24, 2004, 12:35:16 PM »

Hey, what's the problem with the "Mission to Mars" score?


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« #10 : March 24, 2004, 01:02:32 PM »

I find that it is...not very good like score. It's not  like the others score of Morricone


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« #11 : March 24, 2004, 01:09:17 PM »

Don't forget the guy made more than 500 movies.

Give him some rest!!!!

But hey, when you see the name and the work ot the last Oscar winner music score, even "Mission to Mars" could have done it.


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« #12 : March 24, 2004, 01:21:59 PM »

But I like, I love Morricone; he is my favorite "scorer"; but I find that the Mission to Mars score is not the better; I find that it'is more at the end that at the begining of my favorite score. For an example, when I listen the Claudia Cardinal theme, I want to cry (I don't cry, it's an expression) such as I listen Mission to Mars, nothing appends. But I dont say I hate...


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« #13 : March 25, 2004, 02:58:35 AM »

i liked open range. glad i saw it on the big screen.  ;D

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« #14 : March 29, 2004, 06:48:10 PM »

Kermit, I agree with you.
Many new movies don't really use the potential of the
"big" screen while every Costners movies(starting with
Dances w Wolves) did. It does relate to many of us
taking pictures, at least me for sure, always to far from
the subject, once developped, you need a magnifying
glass to recognise who on it.

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