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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2005, 10:21:28 AM »

ooh sorry dont agree there. alien is as powerful and it was then, its all about tension that film and its palpable, much better than the second one, its great, but its a shoot-em-up, alien was a horror film really

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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2005, 12:42:35 PM »

i guess it all depends if you can appreciate a well done "theres-a-monster-in-the-house" flick... i personally love 'em, if they are done right.

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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2005, 01:41:03 PM »

Well, I have yet to see any of them done better than this. The closest would be Carpenter's The Thing. In Alien, less IS more.

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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2005, 04:01:55 PM »

Rumour has it that Ridley Scott's next film will be a western. Few of todays filmmakers has an eye for detail comparable to Ridley Scott, and I would love to see him do a western. Add a Hans Zimmer score to that, and I'll be there on the premiere. After the mildly dissapointing Kingdom of Heaven (and don't get me started on how much I disliked Black Hawk Down), this should put him right back on top in my book. It's based on a novel called Blood Meridian, which Empire describes as a "grim, bloody, nihilistic yet lyrical masterpiece". Sounds great. Read more about it here: http://www.empireonline.co.uk/site/news/newsstory.asp?news_id=16763

I heard that none other than "Bloody Sam" was planning to make this film around the time of his death.  (Just in case no one else pointed this out already.  Roll Eyes)

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« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2005, 07:33:53 PM »

i guess it all depends if you can appreciate a well done "theres-a-monster-in-the-house" flick... i personally love 'em, if they are done right.
Yeah, but how many times can you watch the same one over and over? Once you've memorized all the shock visuals and audio stings, what is there left to enjoy? It would be impossible to watch, say, Alien 100 times, but I imagine that in my lifetime I'll have watched each of the Leone films at least that many times.

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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2005, 11:45:45 AM »

Since there hasn't been much activity here for a while, I guess I'll point out that the Ridley Scott western is for real, though it's quasi-historical in content and he's serving solely as producer.  I guess that's Scott's thing now.

Anyway, the film is called The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and is based on the novel of the same name by Ron Hansen.  Not as exciting as the rumor that kicked off this thread, certainly.  I guess we can all keep hoping.

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« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2007, 11:56:37 PM »

Here's an early review from Filmjerk.com. Interesting stuff. Here's an excerpt of the review I found interesting....

"No matter what shape the final film takes, I suspect it will be the best film the genre has seen since the days of Leone and Peckinpah. Yes, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” is better than “Unforgiven.” Better than “Dances with Wolves.” Better than “Silverado” or “Wyatt Earp” or any other Western in the past thirty years. I cannot wait to see it again for the first time."

mmmmmm really Huh

Anyway, here's the full review.

http://www.filmjerk.com/news/article.php?id_new=514

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« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2007, 12:57:00 AM »

Here's an early review from Filmjerk.com. Interesting stuff. Here's an excerpt of the review I found interesting....

"No matter what shape the final film takes, I suspect it will be the best film the genre has seen since the days of Leone and Peckinpah. Yes, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” is better than “Unforgiven.” Better than “Dances with Wolves.” Better than “Silverado” or “Wyatt Earp” or any other Western in the past thirty years. I cannot wait to see it again for the first time."

mmmmmm really Huh

Anyway, here's the full review.

http://www.filmjerk.com/news/article.php?id_new=514

  Wow, if I may be so bold!

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« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2007, 03:10:43 PM »

Yes, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” is better than “Unforgiven.” Better than “Dances with Wolves.” Better than “Silverado” or “Wyatt Earp” or any other Western in the past thirty years.
Still, that sets the bar pretty low, doesn't it?

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« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2007, 04:41:44 PM »

Still, that sets the bar pretty low, doesn't it?

yeah it kinda does but he did mention as great as Leone so theres hope Afro

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« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2007, 05:04:13 PM »

That long film title suggests that this movie is attempting to be historically accurate.I can hardly remember a thing about it,but i once saw a Jesse James documentary that suggested that the circumstances around James death are a complete myth, and (unless my memory's totally betraying me) that he may even have survived. Undecided

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« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2007, 05:22:00 PM »

Still, that sets the bar pretty low, doesn't it?

Are you kidding me? Sets the bar pretty low? I don't think so. We're talking about Unforgiven  and Dances With Wolves here, two MASTERPIECE'S in my opinion.

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« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2007, 06:04:21 PM »

Are you kidding me? Sets the bar pretty low? I don't think so. We're talking about Unforgiven  and Dances With Wolves here, two MASTERPIECE'S in my opinion.

Dances with Wolves was OK and so was Unforgiven

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« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2007, 07:11:28 PM »

Dances with Wolves was OK and so was Unforgiven

Two pictures that won Best Picture are far from OK. That's just your opinion kurug3n. Now, needless to say, I do not always agree with the Academy but in my opinion they had them both right here. Yes, Dances With Wolves deserved it that year. It's an extremely beautifully well made EPIC. And Unforgiven? Come one, it only contains one of the best last 20 minutes to any film ever.

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« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2007, 07:13:03 PM »

Dances with Wolves was OK and so was Unforgiven


Yea I'll agree with that, They were just OK.

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