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« #15 : February 20, 2007, 01:53:07 PM »

Oh no, why did I have to let my fingers type that sentence  :o


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« #16 : February 20, 2007, 04:24:06 PM »

Well Leone Admirer, I'm sure there will be more on Sunday, so buck up.  O0



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« #17 : February 20, 2007, 04:35:42 PM »

If you get to see "A Man for All Seasons", please let me know what you think of it!  I love the play to death, and the movie is an excellent adaptation of it.  Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Orson Welles, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern - all are amazing!
You left out John Hurt and the lovely Susana York. What kind of a fan are you?



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« #18 : February 20, 2007, 04:37:38 PM »

I also "left out" Nigel Davenport, Cyril Luckham, Colin Blakeley, Corin Redgrave, and Vanessa Redgrave.  What's your point dude?  :D If you want a complete (or more complete) cast list, read the OP.



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« #19 : February 20, 2007, 04:54:13 PM »

Yeah, I was talking about really standout talent that can't be ignored, not the ash-and-trash performances.

Anyway, take a look at this and tell me which transfer seems better to you: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews28/a_man_for_all_seasons.htm



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« #20 : February 20, 2007, 05:17:04 PM »

Well Leone Admirer, I'm sure there will be more on Sunday, so buck up.  O0

I think I'll be digging out my 4 disc Gone With The Wind to watch before the show instead  ;D


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« #21 : February 20, 2007, 05:17:37 PM »

Yeah, I was talking about really standout talent that can't be ignored, not the ash-and-trash performances.

Hurt's great, especially considering it was one of his first performances, but I don't really like the character of Rich - too much of a lightweight, methinks.  York's good but not exceptional - I'm not sure she'd be better than any number of other actresses in the part.

I think the overlooked performance in the film is Leo McKern as Cromwell.  Most of the acting praise for the film goes to Scofield, Welles, and Shaw.  Scofield is the lead, and is amazing, so I think he deserves the credit he gets.  While Shaw and Welles are both amazing, they have probably the easiest acting jobs of the play - two very well-written one-scene characters - it would take a pretty terrible actor to mess up Wolsey or the King.  McKern had to fight against having about half of his scenes cut out to make his character more two-dimensional, but he still was able to convey his character as not evil, but malignant - he looks nasty (my God, a toad with two different-colored eyes!  Was that deliberate on McKern's part?  Or could he just not finding a matching glass eye?), sounds nasty, and acts nasty - and his character's intelligence just accentuates that nastiness.  And yet he never gets mentioned when the film comes up - hell, the Video Hound went so far as to not list him (whereas it listed Vanessa Redgrave, who had no dialogue and was in the film for all of two minutes)!!!!!!!  A shame.  

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Anyway, take a look at this and tell me which transfer seems better to you: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews28/a_man_for_all_seasons.htm

Personally, I think the "special edition" is a joke.  I already have the film on DVD, I'm not paying more money for a twenty-minute documentary on More.  On the plus side, however, I love the box art and the picture quality seems better at a glance.



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« #22 : February 20, 2007, 05:20:25 PM »

An anamorphic 1.66:1 transfer! Thats quite rare in the DVD market  :o


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« #23 : February 22, 2007, 08:54:49 PM »

man hear on the west coast the list starts like this..

6 of the greatest movies ever in 1 day!!!

3:30am On The Waterfront (1954)
A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.
Cast: Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger. Dir: Elia Kazan. BW-108 mins, TV-PG

5:30am All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
Young German soldiers try to adjust to the horrors of World War I.
Cast: Lew Ayres, Louis Stroheim, John Wray. Dir: Lewis Milestone. BW-131 mins, TV-PG

10:00am Bridge On The River Kwai, The (1957)
The Japanese Army forces World War II POWs to build a strategic bridge in Burma.
Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa. Dir: David Lean. C-161 mins, TV-PG

1:00pm Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness. Dir: David Lean. C-216 mins, TV-14

10:00pm Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
When his wife leaves him, an ad exec gets a crash course in parenting.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Justin Henry, Meryl Streep. Dir: Robert Benton. C-105 mins, TV-MA

12:00am American Beauty (1999)
An unemployed ad man falls for his daughter's best friend.
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Wes Bentley. Dir: Sam Mendes. C-120 mins, TV-

all on channel 58!!1

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