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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Life of Pi (2012)
« on: March 28, 2013, 11:33:38 PM »
Nothing wrong with liking a movie that the majority hates, I'll give LOP a go in these next few days.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: March 28, 2013, 11:28:05 PM »
Hoo ha! And within 3 or 4 viewings it might beat GBU ;)

It will most likely equal it, but I'm not sure about beating it, GBU is actually very close to me, the first time I watched it, it was with my late grandmother [who loved very long epics], so it has sentimental value to me as well.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Joe/Monco/Blondie vs Harmonica
« on: March 27, 2013, 03:12:58 AM »
Yea, but you gotta remember it wouldn't be Joe/Manco/Blondie that Eastwood would have portrayed, he would have been a completely different character.

Yeah, I guess, but still, Clint Eastwood getting gunned down? I mean, it suited him in Gran Torino, but not in this.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Alfred Hitchcock Discussion Thread
« on: March 27, 2013, 12:42:21 AM »
I wish more trailers like Hitchcock's intro to The Birds were made today.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Joe/Monco/Blondie vs Harmonica
« on: March 27, 2013, 12:39:39 AM »
Harmonica by a distance, especially if it is true that GBU were intended to be the three men waiting at the station.

I just can't imagine Joe/Manco/Blondie getting gunned down.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Life of Pi (2012)
« on: March 27, 2013, 12:37:16 AM »
I never really saw Sam Mendes' films as "arty", just movies with a lot of symbolism and meaning.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: March 27, 2013, 12:34:43 AM »
- Ali G Indahouse (2002): 2.5/5 stars...funny in the first half, ok in the second half.

- Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006): 3/5 stars...disgusting, but funny.

- Once Upon A Time In The West (1968): 4.5/5 stars [the last time I watched it, it was 4/5 stars, this movie is slowly growing on me, and became more awesome when I read a lot of background information on it from STDWD especially in regards to cinematic technique, symbolism, and meaning, soon it will probably be 5/5 stars].

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: The restoration (article)
« on: March 24, 2013, 05:31:22 PM »
I think the confederate fort scene is also important because it shows Angel Eyes as someone with a bit of humanity.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: An ancient race
« on: March 24, 2013, 05:28:05 PM »
"...Cheyennes, Harmonicas and Franks would be a much better place than what is going on. Fuck so called civilised America."

If Harmonica did think this, then that would kind of mean he would hate Jill and what she represents. Unless you mean that the "civilised America" consisted of businessmen like Morton, then I agree.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: The restoration (article)
« on: March 24, 2013, 03:28:25 AM »
Not Leone-specific but an excellent article nonetheless on such things:

That was a pretty good read, it's pretty impressive with what is being done with classic movies being released on blu ray. I was at a friend's house yesterday, and he was watching Raiders Of The Lost Ark on blu ray and it looks great!

When I first watched all three, I was about 9.
My favourite opener back then was from Temple Of Doom, which was also my favourite of the three. But now, I'd have to say The Last Crusade would be my favourite of the three with the best opener.

Sergio Leone News / Re: Francesca Leone: Close Ups and Gazes On Canvas
« on: March 24, 2013, 03:16:34 AM »
there's was no project. no script, not even a treatment. Leningrad was just a basic idea for a movie - to show the siege of Leningrad, through the eyes of an American journalist who falls in love with a Russian girl -- and all Leone had substantively in his mind was the opening and closing scene --  And even that wasn't too firm; Frayling says that Leone wasn't even sure about the ending; sometimes he talked about it not ending so sadly with the journalist dying.

That's all. It's not like he had lined up a script and was about to start shooting. If anyone were to ever make a Leningrad project, it would be a brand new project and have zero to do with Sergio Leone.

Well it's a start, I guess. Was anyone else working with Leone at the time he conceived this idea, or was it just him alone?

Once Upon A Time In America / Re: NEW DIRECTORS CUT
« on: March 24, 2013, 03:08:39 AM »
well aren't you guys region B/2? Then you can play the new restored dvd/blu ray on your blu ray players. (Not sure about language though)

Yeah, we are. I just playing around. I actually have a multi-region blu ray player built into my PC, so regions aren't a problem for me anymore. This way, I can buy cheap blu rays [the prices here in Australia are kind of ridiculous and the quality of the product is nothing compared to the ones I've ordered from overseas - I'm a sucker for packaging, and the packages overseas are of much higher quality and much more aesthetic] from anywhere and not have to worry about region coding.

Atm, my eye has been on this tin set of OUATIA -était-une-fois-Amérique-Blu-ray/dp/B004Z02FFY/
But I'll probably just buy it from here, atm, it's $12.98 on blu-ray so it's not bad.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: March 24, 2013, 03:02:18 AM »
Inglourious Basterds (2009) - 3/5 stars. Good use of the music from The Battle Of Algiers  :)

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