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« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2006, 10:41:40 PM »

The score is good, nothing out of this world or above average.

Anyway, the movie is spectacular! Nothing else pulls you from the comfort of your own home into it's world. It's one of the few perfect films out there really. It's really crystal clear, unbiased, just beautiful cinematography. I'm really at a loss for words. Too bad it doesn't get that Citizen Kane-like praise, it really deserves it.

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« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2006, 11:32:05 PM »

I would rank it as one of my top ten favorite war movies ever made, it truly is magnificent. It's the earliest movie I've seen that used that really documentary-style camerawork during the battle scenes and stuff, makes you really feel like you're there. Great film.

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« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2006, 06:20:22 AM »

This is one of those movies I have wanted to see for a very, very long time but haven't been able to.  Cry

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« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2006, 07:29:39 AM »

I always thought that only the finale was, almost by chance, on a level of pure art and always moved me. The rest was very much hollywoodian in structure, with the good on one side and the bad on the other.
BTW, not all the score is by Morricone. A march was composed by Pontecorvo himself and Morricone arranged it.
 

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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2006, 11:16:30 AM »

I always thought that only the finale was, almost by chance, on a level of pure art and always moved me. The rest was very much hollywoodian in structure, with the good on one side and the bad on the other.


I really have to dissagree with you. I mean wow! Hollywood can't touch this first of all. The line is extremly blured to create the illusion that there really is no good and bad. This is the single most unbiased historical film. It shows both sides of the fence fairly. The whole movie is on a pure art level, if I even knew what that meant.

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« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2006, 12:15:12 PM »

Evidently they're planning a Hollywood remake. Tongue

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« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2006, 01:44:44 PM »

The Battle of Baghdad.

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« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2006, 01:54:07 PM »

Evidently they're planning a Hollywood remake. Tongue

I hear the title is "Lower the head... Out come balls!"

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« Reply #38 on: August 24, 2006, 04:34:28 PM »

It's a great film  Smiley I saw it for the first time last year when the Criterion was released and really enjoyed it.

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« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2006, 04:43:43 PM »

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You took the words right out of my mouth  Grin

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« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2006, 04:50:10 PM »

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A direct remake, or a "re-imagining"?  I did hear stories about a Fallujah movie with Harrison Ford, dunno if that's the same thing.

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« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2006, 06:26:45 PM »

A direct remake, or a "re-imagining"?  I did hear stories about a Fallujah movie with Harrison Ford, dunno if that's the same thing.
Maybe not the most reliable source...but it's at the bottom of the page.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_of_Algiers

I'm paraphrasing, but it says that Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Leonardo Dicaprio, etc. are rumored to be being looked at to star

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« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2006, 06:28:06 PM »

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« Reply #43 on: August 24, 2006, 08:24:23 PM »



You took the words right out of my mouth  Grin

Yeah, it's terrifyingly parallel to what's happening in reality.

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« Reply #44 on: August 24, 2006, 08:50:48 PM »

Why bother when you can watch the news every night.

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