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« #60 : September 03, 2014, 07:52:15 PM »

Watched my CC today, 10/10, Tatum was doomed the minute he opted for the drill over shoring up the tunnel. I think its Douglas' best performance, he has some great newspaper themed monologues and his scene with Porter Hall is a classic.


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« #61 : September 07, 2014, 09:42:06 AM »

I don't much care about the ending too. Why it doesn't glide has more to do with common sense than with logic.

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« #62 : September 07, 2014, 09:53:03 AM »

To make it clear: this broiling inside Tatum was done actually pretty well during the movie, there's a lot of memorable acting and dialogue, it's the 180 degrees turn in the very end that disrespects this (and the audience, ironically that is) for shallow purposes.




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« #63 : September 07, 2014, 09:57:49 AM »

But the movie's a good one besides this - I won't rate it since it's been a while since I watched it on television - from those times when movies were still grown around a skelet of ideas. I respect that.

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« #64 : September 07, 2014, 05:30:39 PM »

we had a big discussion about the ending a while ago, I defended it ... but the more I think about it now, the more I agree with those who criticize the ending: I'm not interested in Tatum repenting. It's unnecessary to have him feeling all bad about what he did. He dies in the end anyway so I assume that his repentance wasn't necessary for the Production Code so you could have him self-loathing for having the human-interest story screwed up by Leo dying; you don't need him to get a conscience in order to turn him into a self-loather. I still won't have a firm belief on it until I see it again I have the CC BRD but I am insanely busy lately and may not see many movies for a while. However, even if you don't like Tatum repenting at the end, the final shot rescues it anyway  ;)


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« #65 : November 09, 2014, 04:51:40 PM »

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/what-wilder-did-to-brackett/



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« #66 : July 12, 2018, 06:24:36 AM »

The plight of the Thai soccer team trapped in the cave for 3 weeks sure brought back memories of this film !!!

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« #67 : July 12, 2018, 06:41:40 PM »

The plight of the Thai soccer team trapped in the cave for 3 weeks sure brought back memories of this film !!!

Yeah, I thought of that too!


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« #68 : July 21, 2018, 06:34:21 AM »

I found the characters in this really nasty. Great carnival scenes.


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