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« #13440 : April 20, 2014, 01:01:27 AM »

I assume you saw it on TCM? I dvr'd it and will watch it eventually - I have never seen it yet.

No, it was a DVD.
Fun fact 1: I have never read anything about the production of this movie, but they say on the back of the DVD box that Eastwood removed a lot of his lines from the script. That would support what he said about the first script of FoD.
Fun fact 2: at some point, a character calls Eastwood "a punk". The way Clint reacts as well as the emphasis on this line made me double check the year of production of the film. It really looks like a Dirty Harry homage (but it isn't: the film is from 1968).


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« #13441 : April 20, 2014, 01:03:11 AM »

I can't believe it ...

You don't like it? Or you want me to use D&D's rating system?


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« #13442 : April 20, 2014, 01:22:29 AM »

No, it is a cinematic catastrophe.

People who like this film are furthermore not allowed to write anything negative about Convoy, which is an incredible masterpiece compared to this mess.


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« #13443 : April 20, 2014, 02:23:38 AM »

 ;D


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« #13444 : April 20, 2014, 11:43:44 AM »

No, it is a cinematic catastrophe.

People who like this film are furthermore not allowed to write anything negative about Convoy, which is an incredible masterpiece compared to this mess.
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« #13445 : April 20, 2014, 12:15:50 PM »

Kangaroo: The Australian Story - 5/10 - Reputedly the first Hollywood movie shot in Australia, it's a tepid epic of bushrangers and cattle ranchers. Feels like an Outback Western complete with cattle drive, outlaws and natives, and American (Maureen O'Hara, Richard Boone) and Brit (Peter Lawford, Finlay Currey) actors playing Australians (real Aussies like Chip Rafferty are used as local color, not unlike the myriad kangaroos and reptiles). The cast seems bored, with O'Hara drifting in and out of an Irish accent, though Boone's a fun villain as usual. Some nice photography and a decent set piece or two (you don't often see characters dueling with bullwhips) but the story's DOA.



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« #13446 : April 20, 2014, 12:24:45 PM »

Fun fact 2: at some point, a character calls Eastwood "a punk". The way Clint reacts as well as the emphasis on this line made me double check the year of production of the film. It really looks like a Dirty Harry homage (but it isn't: the film is from 1968).

Not only that, but a second-rate punk.



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« #13447 : April 20, 2014, 01:12:21 PM »

Under the Skin - 7/10 - Scarlett Johansson is an alien honeypot cruising Glasgow for young single men, harvesting them for... something. It's all incredibly vague and abstract, all unsettling music and imagery with everything else left to the viewer's imagination.
Isn't this just an artsy-fartsy remake of Species? For heaven's sake, whatever for?



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« #13448 : April 21, 2014, 04:13:46 AM »

The Lady Vanishes(1938) Hitchcock, entertaining 7/10


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« #13449 : April 21, 2014, 04:12:54 PM »

Isn't this just an artsy-fartsy remake of Species? For heaven's sake, whatever for?

Surely that's a premise that could be greatly improved upon.



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« #13450 : April 22, 2014, 11:21:57 PM »

The Lady Vanishes(1938) Hitchcock, entertaining 7/10

pure shit. starts out entertaining, turns into ridiculous. first it seems like a Hitch suspense film, then it turns into stupid comedy.


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« #13451 : April 23, 2014, 12:34:15 AM »

The Lower Depths (1936) 7.5/10


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« #13452 : April 23, 2014, 06:19:00 AM »

Sorcerer (1977) - 7/10. I first saw this film on its original theatrical run and thought it was okay (I wasn't aware of Clouzot's original at the time). Later, in grad school, I saw it again (Friedkin was supposed to introduce it but he never showed). Then there was about a 30-year period when it wasn't available (at least, in a form I was willing to watch it in). And now the Blu-ray is out. Seeing it again, in the best possible home-theater conditions, I now think the film is . . . okay. Glenn Erickson and the director both think there's something special about it (http://worldcinemaparadise.com/2014/04/22/blu-ray-review-sorcerer-1977/). Learning about how plagued the production was explains a lot, but doesn't, for me, alibi the final product.  Friedkin is one of those directors who is good at showing how things are done (for example, how the police dismantle a car looking for drugs, as they do in the French Connection), and he starts out well in this, detailing how the trucks get prepped for their journey. But then, when we get to the trip itself, presentation becomes much more slapdash. The bridge-crossing in the storm is an impressive set-piece, or would be, if we could follow it, but there are too many missing shots to really get the step-by-step approach we need. Worse, once the first truck is across, we see it driving in lush jungle and the storm is over. Then we cut back to the second truck making its attempt, and the storm is still raging! Of course, it is possible to drive out from beneath a storm, but the trucks are never all that far apart; the weather should always be the same for each. Another mistake: at the end, Roy Scheider's truck craps out, 1.3 miles from his destination. He decides to carry one of the boxes of nitro the rest of the way, a movie gesture that no one would do in real life. But then Friedkin squanders even this, by not showing Scheider's final walk--we get only the very end, his arrival. What about all the suspense of whether he'll put a foot wrong and blow himself up? It's madness to leave this out. Finally, the movie is not so much about the suicide mission the men are on, but cinematic impressions of the mission. We never get the sense that we are going through the experience with the men, that we are experiencing, vicariously, what they are experiencing. And that, it seems to me, was the whole point of the exercise. That is what Clouzot accomplished in his original. And several times as I was watching Sorcerer this time I thought how I'd much rather be watching The Wages of Fear.



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« #13453 : April 24, 2014, 01:36:26 AM »

They Drive By Night (1940) dir Raoul Walsh, with George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, Ann Sheridan, and Alan Hale. Two wildcat truckers, brothers Joe and Paul Fabrini (Raft & Bogart) struggling to make it in the hauling business. First half of the film is mostly about their trials and tribulations, triumphs and failures. Joe meets redhead waitress Cassi (Ann Sheridan) and they eventually hit it off. After Bogart looses his arm in a wreck Raft goes to work for his old friend Joe Carlson (Hale) as a traffic manager. Complications ensue when Carlson's wife Lana (Ida Lupino) an old flame of Joe's starts to come on to him.  Ida looks pretty good in this one, Raft & Bogart and Sheridan are entertaining. 7/10

since when has George Raft ever been entertaining? And how about the idea that his character here is supposed to be some big ladies man!  ;D ;D ;D
The movie is horseshit, and it has plenty of other problems: Ida Lupino is usually great, but I hate her here; that guy who plays her husband is ridiculous; and how about  the story (reminds me of the bullshit stories the taxi drivers tell Travis Bickle about the hot model jumping in the backseat, giving him a blow job, a $200 tip, and the phone number to her vacation home in the Bahamas  ;D ) : I gotta sit through some horny guy's fantasy where a truck driver picks up the stranded beauty on the side of the road, gets her a hotel room, marries her, but wait... problems problems.... there's another girl, a married girl, the wife of his rich friend, who is sooooooo nuts about him, she can't live without him - after all, he is the irresistible George Raft - and the poor guy can't just live a peaceful rich life fucking Ann Sheridan, cuz Ida Lupino simply won't stand for it.

The first half, focusing on the life of the truck drivers, is decent; the Lupino jealousy story comes into the picture, it gets excruciating.

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« #13454 : April 24, 2014, 04:47:11 AM »

Europa (1991) Director: Lars von Trier, Storyline: Max von Sydow's voice-over narration hypnotizes the protagonist (and audience) back to 1945 where our protagonist the young American ideologist Leopold Kessler (Jean-Marc Barr) has just arrived in post-WWII 1945 Germany to help rebuilding the damaged country. Uncle Kessler (Ernst-Hugo Järegård) supplies Leopold with a job in the big Zentropa train corporation, but soon Leopold falls in love with Katharina Hartmann (Barbara Sukowa); daughter of Zentropa owner Max Hartmann (Jørgen Reenberg). Leopold soon finds himself caught in a web of corruption, being taken advantage of, and losing his ideology. 7/10


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