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For a Few Dollars More / Re: The Barman Ducked
« on: December 29, 2022, 06:47:07 AM »

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
« on: December 28, 2022, 07:26:12 AM »
You know I can not find the DVD to rewatch it... It might as well be the first time I lost a DVD. Ever.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Viy (1967)
« on: December 28, 2022, 07:19:27 AM »
I watched it in three sessions: 7/10.

I didn't read the original story, but I guess all the problems I have are with character development - 'cause there isn't any. The inconsistencies, the not self-explanatory parts of the story, the naive tone of some of the situations I can go with. Some of it comes as part of the folklore package. Good late 1960's horror.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: R.I.P. Lando Buzzanca
« on: December 26, 2022, 06:34:57 AM »

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Avatar 2: The Way of Water (2022)
« on: December 26, 2022, 06:30:03 AM »
I drop in every now and then when I have time, just to see if you guys are still up to your old tricks. 8)

For a Few Dollars More / Re: Did the Colonel know it was Indio?
« on: December 25, 2022, 05:55:42 AM »
Hmm, I always took for granted he did.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Avatar 2: The Way of Water (2022)
« on: December 25, 2022, 05:49:36 AM »
My only hope about Avatar 2 is that by reviving this thread we have a 0,000000001% chance of getting Groggy back.

You know very well what would bring him back.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Jean-Louis Trintignant RIP
« on: July 03, 2022, 11:12:22 AM »

As my report was all A it could have been best of the world, but actually it was just some competition for the children of the employees of the Rome power network. And as the US dollar was, if I remember well, about 600 lire, actually my money was even less than $90. But they didn't give me the money, they opened up up a bank account. I don't think it was such a great sum, even for 1966-7. But it sure was for a boy of 10 with no clue how to spend it. I left it untouched for years.

First place is first place! ;)

That's what I meant. Good money for a kid.

P.S. I never got any award or cash myself, but then again I don't believe I ever had all As. Not even in first grade.  :-[


The year before this show, that same MOC (Corrado Mantoni) gave me a money prize (5000 lire: about $90 of the time) as "best 4th grader "  for 1966.   So you see, apart from the money they gave him for this show, me and LVC share some memory.

''Best 4th grader'' in Italy, or 'just' Rome? (By grade average, I presume.) Impressive nevertheless, congratulations! :)

90 bucks must have been a tidy sum for a 4th grader, in Italy of the 60s.  :o

It was this, I suppose:

Sincere LVC, and almost crying trying to speak Italian. :D

Film Locations / Re: Very Funny Reenactment
« on: January 10, 2021, 01:29:39 PM »
The people seemed to like it too. 8)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
« on: January 10, 2021, 01:19:56 PM »
I was waiting for this to be made for the last 10 years that I eventually forgot about it... :D

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: June 16, 2019, 02:31:29 AM »
McCabe & Mrs Miller 6.5/10
I finally got around to see this weird one. Fresh take on the genre, I really like where they went with it. I'm among the ones who think the Cohen songs add a lot to the film's whimsical mood (in a good way). The best thing it has going for it, and that will inspire filmmakers at some point, is the way the environment is a character of its own, evolving with the story. And of course the great "physicality" of such a set (I'm sure these things will come back, one way or another, at some point in the near future).The fake snow during the shootout really took me outside of the film. Anyway, the film is a bit rough for a first viewing (I understand why CJ was initially so caution when writing about it in the film's thread), so I could see its charm but not feel it that much. I'll probably rethink my rating after a second viewing some day: it's the kind of film that either grows on you or becomes annoying as hell.
Of course, like many here have noted, its influence on OUATIA is striking.

Seems about right. (Can't remember the influences since I do not really remember any movie (structure).)

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