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« #16665 : January 20, 2017, 02:48:28 PM »

I agree. What about the 1976 version? Is that any good? From what I've been reading and from the glowing review in Barry Gifford's Out of the Past: Adventures in Film Noir, it seems as though the 1979 French film Serie Noire is the best adaptation of any of Jim Thompson's work. Shame that the Blu-ray doesn't have any english subtitles  :(

The 1976 version is done in the present (70s) and it's not very film noir-ish.

My favorite Thompson adaptations are Hit Me (1996), This World Then The Fireworks (1997), The Grifters (1990), and The Kill-Off (1989) and Coup de torchon (1981)


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« #16666 : January 21, 2017, 02:18:27 AM »

Fences...  10/10   Excellent movie...

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« #16667 : January 21, 2017, 02:33:28 AM »

Its a good movie but with the film losing the last chapter of the book, I wouldn't say its the best adaptation.

Yes, but films should be only using the books, not trying to be faithful.

I read the novel once, and the film is much better than the novel.


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« #16668 : January 21, 2017, 03:14:49 AM »

Yes, but films should be only using the books, not trying to be faithful.

I read the novel once, and the film is much better than the novel.

Yea that last chapter of The Getaway was something else entirely.


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« #16669 : January 21, 2017, 06:47:05 AM »

Yes, but films should be only using the books, not trying to be faithful.

Yes - any faithful adaptation of a novel is almost bound to fail. Novels and films are such different mediums and should never really be compared.

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« #16670 : January 22, 2017, 09:55:20 AM »

Whole bunch of movie time this weekend with a range of eclectic viewings

It's Pat (1994) - 2/10
So fucking awful. But Ween is in it.

Cocktail (1988) - 6/10
It's just as shitty and fun as any other 80's Tom Cruise flick. That last 5 minutes though might be one of the worst and most ridiculous Hollywood endings ever.

The Wedding Singer (1998) - 8/10
It's not a great comedy, Drew Barrymore sucks, but I think this just about sets the standard for the modern popular rom-com. It's as good as the mainstream part of the genre gets. Good music, good characters, memorable scenes.

Margaret (2011) - 8/10
Manchester by the Sea set me off to see Lonerghan's other two films. You Can Count On Me was a very solid debut effort. Margaret is a challenging and open-ended work, and running at 3+ hours it's quite messy but in a forgivable and ambitious way. I can see why many consider this a masterpiece, but I'd have to see the 2.5 hour cut to make that call. One thing for sure is that few can match Lonerghan in writing dialogue. Some scenes in this and Manchester feel so real that they almost seem out of place in movie-world.

The Dead Zone (1983) - 9/10
Often overlooked Cronenberg/Stephen King movie. Thought this was a top-notch use of sci-fi grounded in the real world which many 80's gems pull off. One of the better Walken performances I've seen and a two-stories-in-one structure that works surprisingly well. Great entertainment, campy only where it should be and needs to be.

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« #16671 : January 23, 2017, 02:29:35 AM »

John Wick 4/10
The action was good. A few interesting situations too.

The Godfather - part I 9/10
Nice.
I've watched the first 15 minutes on DVD, the rest of it in streaming in HD. That DVD is (still) among the worst I've ever seen for such a high profile picture.

Django Unchained 7/10
Saw it for the 3rd time, while working. Perfect way to watch this movie: you can forget about the boring part and only follow the good ones.

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« #16672 : January 23, 2017, 02:47:30 AM »

John Wick 4/10
The action was good. A few interesting situations too.

The Godfather - part I 9/10
Nice.
I've watched the first 15 minutes on DVD, the rest of it in streaming in HD. That DVD is (still) among the worst I've ever seen for such a high profile picture.

Django Unchained 7/10
Saw it for the 3rd time, while working. Perfect way to watch this movie: you can forget about the boring part and only follow the good ones.

Re: The Godfather:

Why not BRD?

And If you give GF1 a 9/10, I don't know what the hell you give a 10/10 to. Yeah, I know: OUATITW, Zodiac and The Social Network, that's all. blah blah blah.


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« #16673 : January 23, 2017, 02:55:58 AM »

John Wick 4/10
The action was good.

But it was too much, wasn't it?

It only created an ego-shooter feeling with all these simple killings of dozens of faceless gangsters. The Wick character never became a real mythical figure, only the dialogue tries to create such an aura. I watched it with a "who cares" attitude.


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« #16674 : January 23, 2017, 05:51:02 AM »

But it was too much, wasn't it?

It only created an ego-shooter feeling with all these simple killings of dozens of faceless gangsters. The Wick character never became a real mythical figure, only the dialogue tries to create such an aura. I watched it with a "who cares" attitude.

I agree. Hopefully some of these dialogues kind of worked, but it's definitely not a real movie.

Re: The Godfather:

Why not BRD?

Because I don't own the BRD, and I don't own the DVD either. I was at my parents place and they have the DVD. I have a Netflix subscription though, so we ended up using it instead.

And If you give GF1 a 9/10, I don't know what the hell you give a 10/10 to. Yeah, I know: OUATITW, Zodiac and The Social Network, that's all. blah blah blah.

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Also, Blade Runner and Apocalypse Now (because it's Coppola's best by far)... and actually a few other ones but The Godfather isn't in that league.

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« #16675 : January 23, 2017, 07:20:23 AM »



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Also, Blade Runner and Apocalypse Now (because it's Coppola's best by far)... and actually a few other ones but The Godfather isn't in that league.


The Godfather 1 is in the same league as any movie anyone cares to name  :P


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« #16676 : January 23, 2017, 08:34:04 AM »

The Godfather 1 is in the same league as any movie anyone cares to name  :P

That's a dangerous statement.



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« #16677 : January 23, 2017, 02:24:57 PM »

I love The Godfather, but I like The Room even more.

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« #16678 : January 23, 2017, 02:44:09 PM »

Another league, man.


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« #16679 : January 23, 2017, 05:49:45 PM »

Yes, but films should be only using the books, not trying to be faithful.

I read the novel once, and the film is much better than the novel.

The whole last chapter is what makes the novel something more than just pulp. Without that last chapter included in the film, its just entertainment that is entirely enjoyable but ultimately forgettable.

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