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« Reply #5340 on: February 08, 2009, 05:08:23 PM »

Lonely are the Brave - 8/10
Stripping it down to the plot, it's virtually nothing. It's Douglas' character and the themes of nature vs. machine which make it fascinating.

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« Reply #5341 on: February 08, 2009, 06:15:33 PM »

Reservoir Dogs - 7/10 - Well, I've finally seen a Tarantino film. This about lived up to my expectations: entertaining but nothing overly special. Well-directed, good if unspectacular acting, well-written screenplay (though no really great lines), but it had a cold and distant feel and it was hard to get really involved in the story. So, yeah.

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« Reply #5342 on: February 08, 2009, 06:48:14 PM »

"Nobody's perfect!" is one of the greatest lines ever......
I agree about the structural problem with the useless 20 first minutes. Unemployment would be sufficient to convince the two main charcaters, we don't need to jeopardize the whole script just to have a "spectacular" action scene at the begining...

If the bootlegging subplot had any real bearing on the plot I wouldn't mind it, but as it is, it's just atmosphere.

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« Reply #5343 on: February 08, 2009, 11:51:48 PM »

Marty - 8/10 - This movie succeeds almost entirely on the strength of Ernest Borgnine's performance. The supporting cast is just okay and most of the scenes without Borgnine are draggy and digressive, but Borgnine gives an extremely compelling performance, way more subtle and sympathetic than in most of his other roles, playing a character all too relatable to me. Really touching and believable, even if the dramaturgy is a bit predictable.

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« Reply #5344 on: February 09, 2009, 01:58:49 AM »

Reservoir Dogs - 7/10 - Well, I've finally seen a Tarantino film. This about lived up to my expectations: entertaining but nothing overly special. Well-directed, good if unspectacular acting, well-written screenplay (though no really great lines), but it had a cold and distant feel and it was hard to get really involved in the story. So, yeah.
I gotta disagree. The great lines are half of the movie.

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« Reply #5345 on: February 09, 2009, 08:00:05 AM »

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« Reply #5346 on: February 09, 2009, 08:35:30 AM »

"I don't tip."
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« Reply #5347 on: February 09, 2009, 09:12:21 AM »

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« Reply #5348 on: February 09, 2009, 11:16:05 AM »

My favorite bit in the movie is the telling of "the story," the fabricated event Tim Roth uses to get in good with the gangsters. First there's Roth doing a read through, then once he's memorized the lines, a proper rehearsal, then an actual performance. But QT doesn't stop there, taking advantage of cinema's meta-theatrical possibilities: he shows us the story in "flashback" while Roth continues to narrate it, and finally we witness Roth narrating the story from within the flashback. As a bit of bravura filmmaking this tickles me, but the set piece also had a thematic purpose, having to do with the importance of storytelling, the way people--even gangsters--bond in this way. Most of the men in the film are storytellers, and from scene to scene, we see them laying yarns on each other. Tarantino himself, of course, is spinning the biggest one, one he stole (if we are to believe it) from Ringo Lam.

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« Reply #5349 on: February 09, 2009, 11:44:35 AM »

The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) - 7/10
It's not a masterpiece but feels very short for a 129-min movie (that's compliment if I didn't make myself clear). At first I thought Courtney Love was a miscast but then the drug addiction kicked in and she was just perfect. Woody Harrelson is hilarious.

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« Reply #5350 on: February 09, 2009, 11:59:57 AM »

from Ringo Lam.

I don't know about the entirety of City On Fire (as I haven't seen it) but the climax to RD shares much more than just a passing resemblance to RL's movie.

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« Reply #5351 on: February 09, 2009, 12:28:42 PM »

I don't know about the entirety of City On Fire (as I haven't seen it) but the climax to RD shares much more than just a passing resemblance to RL's movie.

RD only rips the last 15-20 mins of city on fire, which is worth seeing, it's a good HK crime movie. He should have given RL some appreciation or credit of some sort but he obviously didn't. They are two very different movies but it's a bit more than inspiration. Kurosawa sued Leone and won, I wonder why there wasn't a suit.

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« Reply #5352 on: February 09, 2009, 01:44:04 PM »

First there's Roth doing a read through, then once he's memorized the lines, a proper rehearsal, then an actual performance. But QT doesn't stop there, taking advantage of cinema's meta-theatrical possibilities: he shows us the story in "flashback" while Roth continues to narrate it, and finally we witness Roth narrating the story from within the flashback. As a bit of bravura filmmaking this tickles me, but the set piece also had a thematic purpose, having to do with the importance of storytelling, the way people--even gangsters--bond in this way. Most of the men in the film are storytellers, and from scene to scene, we see them laying yarns on each other. Tarantino himself, of course, is spinning the biggest one, one he stole (if we are to believe it) from Ringo Lam.

Same here. Although it's not my favorit bit (my fav beeing blond's first big scene).
A theme that we can also find in Pulp Fiction, but the fact that nobody in the film talks about telling story leads it to be a minor point, in Pulp.

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« Reply #5353 on: February 09, 2009, 01:50:33 PM »

Citizen Kane - 8/10 - 2nd viewing. The first viewing, I enjoyed the film but it left me a bit cold. This time, however, I was really impressed by and taken with the film's artistry; the cinematography is obviously innovative, but it's also magnificently done. The editing and art direction also stagger description; it's easy to see how revolutionary a film this was in its day, and on these terms it really hasn't aged at all. The film's character study, not only who it's about but the way it treats him, is something extraordinary as well. its I feel like writing something about this for my blog although I know I won't have anything new to say. I'm not sure if I want to up my star rating, which is arbitrary anyway, but I got a lot more out of this viewing than the first and I'm glad I decided to procrastinate on homework for the sake of watching it. Cheesy

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« Reply #5354 on: February 09, 2009, 02:15:50 PM »

Citizen Kane - 8/10 - 2nd viewing. The first viewing, I enjoyed the film but it left me a bit cold. This time, however, I was really impressed by and taken with the film's artistry; the cinematography is obviously innovative, but it's also magnificently done. The editing and art direction also stagger description; it's easy to see how revolutionary a film this was in its day, and on these terms it really hasn't aged at all. The film's character study, not only who it's about but the way it treats him, is something extraordinary as well. its I feel like writing something about this for my blog although I know I won't have anything new to say. I'm not sure if I want to up my star rating, which is arbitrary anyway, but I got a lot more out of this viewing than the first and I'm glad I decided to procrastinate on homework for the sake of watching it. Cheesy


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