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« on: November 11, 2014, 01:07:55 PM »


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073341/


Watched it today: it was OK but I wasn't impressed.


Will try again tomorrow.

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2014, 05:29:35 AM »

Yeah, I forgot to ask if you guys had any thoughts. Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2014, 05:39:38 AM »

Well, it's a good film. About 8/10

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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2014, 05:42:50 AM »

Anyways; I rewatched it yesterday and fell in love with it. It's a really good movie, and even better adventure. The intensity gets dilutes in certain parts, however the photography's sharp, the two leads are characterically interesting and work well together (certain jolly flaws of the time, are present, yes), plus, the location is exotic enough to provide a memorable set for the story. The departure of the two characters isn't flawless, but I can swallow it.


8.2/10

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2014, 06:01:58 AM »

The sets and costumes are beautiful, I forgot to add. Not lavishly overdone which is very, very important to me. This is especially noticeable in the case of the crown, which is made from gold and having only few ornaments (two ducks among 'em most noticeably). Also the priests have white robes that are actually pretty clean from what I noticed, and without much trinkets on them (even the old main priest). Some nice velvet pillows will catch your eye for sure too. The rest of the treasure also follows this line.

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2014, 04:28:38 PM »

I definitely liked it more the second time around, myself. Still prefer The Wind and the Lion.

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2014, 05:12:25 AM »




8.2/10

8,2? Well, you beat me ...

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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2014, 01:32:07 PM »

Saw it in '75 and liked it. I must have seen it since then but I can't remember when. Connery and Caine, together again for the first time, what? Nice chemistry between the two, they should have been put together more often. I guess that was Mrs. Caine playing the obscure object of desire that, with a bite, gave the game away. Yeah, Kipling could craft a tale, naysayers be damned.

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