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« #930 : November 12, 2021, 01:52:06 PM »

Der Choral von Leuthen  (1933) The best of the three Otto Gebuehr-Old Fritz movies I've seen, more centered on the king's figure and without the many annoying secondary characters. The sub-plot is well integrated in the main one and leaves little room for molasses. The battle scenes are good but not as impressive as they might have been: this is mainly Gebuehr's flick. 7-8/10

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« #931 : November 14, 2021, 01:01:10 PM »

Jud S?? (1940) Much has been written about it but I think that most of it  is not well-centered. The propaganda anti-jews in the movie is all shouted but in reality the gojim characters are far from being praised and come off worse than their victims. S?? himself is far from being a completely despicable man: he gives his money away to better the condition of the Stuttgart Jews. And comes to rape the director's wife (yeah,  it is again Kristina S?derbaum, here because Dr Goebbels wanted her absolutely to play the part. Another of his crimes) after he asked her father for her hand and being denied by him with a lot of curses. But one could talk a lot about it, even considering that the first cut angered the Doktor and other scenes had to be re-shot. The fact is that Harlan is not a great director and so the movie hasn't got any memorable moment if not, in my opinion, the scene of the hanging. The movie was a great hit and it seems it was shown to the extermination squads in war zones before  they went into action. But today it is only quite boring. 4-5/10 


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« #932 : November 17, 2021, 12:50:42 PM »

Twelve Angry Men (1954) The original teleplay, apart from some less developed characters compared to the 1957 version, has got a different finale. Which I prefer, as it doesn't have the melodramatic revelation about Lee J.'s motivations. The actors are all below the ones of the movie (even the two who were in both versions, who gave better performances later) with the exception of Fell (which I prefer to Balsam)and Abel who is not as stiff as Marshall. 6/10


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« #933 : November 28, 2021, 01:07:10 PM »

Der Anst?ndige  (2014) "A documentary that uses a cache of letters, diaries and documents to reveal the life of SS-leader Heinrich Himmler." But it is quite boring and there is little footage one hasn't seen before if he's interested in nazi stuff. There is just a moment when Hitler stops a standard bearer to adjust the flag, staring impressively toward the camera. 5-6/10


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« #934 : December 02, 2021, 02:36:35 PM »

Jinnah (1998) I watched it because Lee thought it was his best ever performance, which probably it is. Usual biopic about matters I didn't know a thing about (i.e. the independence of Pakistan). I can only say it is better than Ghandi.  6-7/10


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