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« Reply #4800 on: November 18, 2008, 10:10:01 AM »

Paths of Glory (1957)


One of his bests and the best WWI movie I've ever seen.
Speaking of which, there should be more WWI movies.


9/10

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« Reply #4801 on: November 18, 2008, 10:52:45 AM »


One of his bests and the best WWI movie I've ever seen.
Speaking of which, there should be more WWI movies.

9/10

There's a Canadian film called Passchendaele out in limited release right now. I've heard it's excellent.

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« Reply #4802 on: November 18, 2008, 11:29:18 AM »

There's a Canadian film called Passchendaele out in limited release right now. I've heard it's excellent.
It's hard to beat Tavernier's amazing Capitaine Conan (1996).

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« Reply #4803 on: November 18, 2008, 12:15:39 PM »

There's a Canadian film called Passchendaele out in limited release right now. I've heard it's excellent.


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« Reply #4804 on: November 18, 2008, 12:18:21 PM »

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion - Pitt screwed me royally! The DVD they have appears to have been transferred from the most ancient, hideous and worn-out VHS imaginable: not only English dubbing and pan-scan, which I could live with, but also indescribably bad picture quality (colors were virtually non-existent, more static than SETI picks up in a decade), and the video blanked out several times during my attempted viewing. I made it through about twenty minutes before I had to shut it off. A pity, as I was really looking forward to this one.

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« Reply #4805 on: November 18, 2008, 01:03:42 PM »

Remember the scene where Stuntman Mike and the girls are seperated by a large pond and each party looks at each other from across the pond whilst heading for the edge of the body of water so their cars can meet and continue smashing eachother?
That whole segment is directly ripped from a car chase in Special Cop in Action starring Maurizio Merli.
The guy even has the audacity to have the music cue from that scene in THAT movie inserted into his movie in exactly the same way!

Is Special Cop in Action worth seeing?

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« Reply #4806 on: November 18, 2008, 01:19:54 PM »

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion - Pitt screwed me royally! The DVD they have appears to have been transferred from the most ancient, hideous and worn-out VHS imaginable: not only English dubbing and pan-scan, which I could live with, but also indescribably bad picture quality (colors were virtually non-existent, more static than SETI picks up in a decade), and the video blanked out several times during my attempted viewing. I made it through about twenty minutes before I had to shut it off. A pity, as I was really looking forward to this one.
Better demand a tuition refund. The nerve!

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« Reply #4807 on: November 18, 2008, 03:10:22 PM »

Is Special Cop in Action worth seeing?


One of the few Italian crime movies worth seeing, yes.
Don't expect a masterpiece though.
Think Dirty Harry only with a Franco Nero clone (Merli) replacing Eastwood, more action and a smaller budget.
It's fun.

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« Reply #4808 on: November 18, 2008, 04:25:26 PM »


One of the few Italian crime movies worth seeing, yes.
Don't expect a masterpiece though.
Think Dirty Harry only with a Franco Nero clone (Merli) replacing Eastwood, more action and a smaller budget.
It's fun.

right up my alley.

Any other Italian crime movies of note? thanks, FC.

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« Reply #4809 on: November 18, 2008, 04:32:32 PM »

The Passio of Joan of Arc (1928) - 5/10
It's brilliantly stark look is a visual orgasm, and the historical accuracy is worth mentioning ...but man, what utter crap overall. Over an hour of close-ups and repetive question and answer. Strict judge questions Joan - she overreacts, starts crying opens her eyes really wide and yells something back. Repeat process. I realize the acting style of the 20's is over-the-top as it kind of has to be due to the lack of sound... but this one is a bit overkill. "Greatest performance ever" my ass.

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« Reply #4810 on: November 18, 2008, 11:53:29 PM »

right up my alley.

Any other Italian crime movies of note? thanks, FC.


Off the top of my head...

Almost Human---Starring Milian as a really nasty hoodlum
Manhunt--- Starring Mario Adorf and Adolfo Celi
The Cynic, The Rat and the Fist---Starring Maurizio Merli, John Saxon and Tomas Milian (sequel to Rome Armed to the teeth)
Rome, Armed to the Teeth---Maurizio Merli and Tomas Milian
Cry of a Prostitute----Starring Henry Silva and Barbara Bouchet
The Perfect Killer--- Starring Lee Van Cleef
Mean Frank, Crazy Tony---Starring Lee Van Cleef and Edwige Fenech
The Squeeze--- Heist picture starring Lee Van Cleef
Street Law---Starring Franco Nero. It's Death Wish beforeDeath Wish with a rockin' score
The Big Racket---- starring Fabio Testi
Contraband---- Also starring Testi... Lucio Fulci directs
Revolver---- Oliver Reed and Testi... Sergio Sollima directs
Violent City--- Not great but it has a wonderful car chase and a brilliant ending. Charles Bronson stars along side Telly Savalas.




You'll be risking boredom if you watch anything else.
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Special Cop in Action is actually the third in a trilogy starring Maurizio Merli as Inspector Betti.
The other two films are Violent Rome and Violent Naples.
I actually don't like those two (kinda boring, although don't tell the fans that... THEY'LL HAVE YOUR HEAD!), the third in the trilogy is a lot more fun.

If anything, check out this doc that I'm producing/camera operating...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scZMwx3Jf4I

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1225633/

It's actually infinitely more entertaining than the films themselves but don't tell my fellow crew members I told you that. Wink

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« Reply #4811 on: November 19, 2008, 02:21:50 AM »

The Killer (1989) - 8/10
Action scenes are great and the story is basically good but there are some cons. Firstly, why does Woo try to make everything look spectacular even if it's not? If somebody wrote a shopping list in one of his movies, that'd be one epic shopping list. Ridiculous. Secondly, a lot of the dialogue sucks. What's unspoken about friendship and such in Leone's and Peckinpah's movies is cried out loud here. Several times. The same thing over and over again. Thirdly, a lot of the score sucks. It's not only too underlining, it's dated also. But there were pieces of music I liked, and overall I enjoyed the movie.

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« Reply #4812 on: November 19, 2008, 10:52:21 AM »


Off the top of my head...

Almost Human---Starring Milian as a really nasty hoodlum
Manhunt--- Starring Mario Adorf and Adolfo Celi
The Cynic, The Rat and the Fist---Starring Maurizio Merli, John Saxon and Tomas Milian (sequel to Rome Armed to the teeth)
Rome, Armed to the Teeth---Maurizio Merli and Tomas Milian
Cry of a Prostitute----Starring Henry Silva and Barbara Bouchet
The Perfect Killer--- Starring Lee Van Cleef
Mean Frank, Crazy Tony---Starring Lee Van Cleef and Edwige Fenech
The Squeeze--- Heist picture starring Lee Van Cleef
Street Law---Starring Franco Nero. It's Death Wish beforeDeath Wish with a rockin' score
The Big Racket---- starring Fabio Testi
Contraband---- Also starring Testi... Lucio Fulci directs
Revolver---- Oliver Reed and Testi... Sergio Sollima directs
Violent City--- Not great but it has a wonderful car chase and a brilliant ending. Charles Bronson stars along side Telly Savalas.




You'll be risking boredom if you watch anything else.
Don't listen to what the fans tell you, they're are all deranged.


Special Cop in Action is actually the third in a trilogy starring Maurizio Merli as Inspector Betti.
The other two films are Violent Rome and Violent Naples.
I actually don't like those two (kinda boring, although don't tell the fans that... THEY'LL HAVE YOUR HEAD!), the third in the trilogy is a lot more fun.

If anything, check out this doc that I'm producing/camera operating...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scZMwx3Jf4I

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1225633/

It's actually infinitely more entertaining than the films themselves but don't tell my fellow crew members I told you that. Wink

Thanks a lot FC. I really appreciate it.

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« Reply #4813 on: November 19, 2008, 11:18:24 AM »

The Killer (1989) - 8/10
Action scenes are great and the story is basically good but there are some cons. Firstly, why does Woo try to make everything look spectacular even if it's not? If somebody wrote a shopping list in one of his movies, that'd be one epic shopping list. Ridiculous. Secondly, a lot of the dialogue sucks. What's unspoken about friendship and such in Leone's and Peckinpah's movies is cried out loud here. Several times. The same thing over and over again. Thirdly, a lot of the score sucks. It's not only too underlining, it's dated also. But there were pieces of music I liked, and overall I enjoyed the movie.
I generally like Woo's films, but you've put your finger on the problem with them. Yeah, the style-machine takes over so that even the most mundane act is given flashy treatment. If everything is special than nothing is, and it all become a bit wearing. And, as you say, the heroes talk too much. Why can't they be more, you know, laconic?

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« Reply #4814 on: November 19, 2008, 01:43:41 PM »

The Killer (1989) - 8/10
Action scenes are great and the story is basically good but there are some cons. Firstly, why does Woo try to make everything look spectacular even if it's not? If somebody wrote a shopping list in one of his movies, that'd be one epic shopping list. Ridiculous. Secondly, a lot of the dialogue sucks. What's unspoken about friendship and such in Leone's and Peckinpah's movies is cried out loud here. Several times. The same thing over and over again. Thirdly, a lot of the score sucks. It's not only too underlining, it's dated also. But there were pieces of music I liked, and overall I enjoyed the movie.

I prefer HardBoiled.

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