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« #14130 : October 22, 2014, 05:16:48 AM »

Actually I don't remember anything concrete from Mystic River. Sean Penn was in it (wasn't he?) and I have some vague images in my mind. I only remember that I did not care that much for it, that it was less than expected, but surely not a bad film. On the other hand I couldn't tell you know what the story of GBG was. But then I mostly don't care for stories anyway.

Hmm ... Morpheus?

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« #14131 : October 22, 2014, 05:20:04 AM »

Actually I don't remember anything concrete from Mystic River. Sean Penn was in it (wasn't he?) and I have some vague images in my mind. I only remember that I did not care that much for it, that it was less than expected, but surely not a bad film. On the other hand I couldn't tell you know what the story of GBG was. But then I mostly don't care for stories anyway.

You should give MR another shot. Sean Penn is great in it. Some said he was doing a little too much, I think it fits the film (Eastwood isn't a big subtlety fan anyway). It's also the Eastwood film that features the best camerawork.


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« #14132 : October 22, 2014, 05:21:03 AM »


That's the main flaw of Gone Baby Gone to me: he changed the believable (and cool) characters from the novel into teenagers that have nothing to do here.
Huh? There are no teenagers in the movie.



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« #14133 : October 22, 2014, 05:21:16 AM »

Hmm ... Morpheus?

Check out the trailer I linked. Fishburne is in the first shots.


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« #14134 : October 22, 2014, 05:22:49 AM »

Huh? There are no teenagers in the movie.

I was overstating a bit. Casey Affleck and the girl are like 25 to 30 in the film. In the novel the protagonists are over 40, which suddenly turns them into believable and interesting characters.
This is like remaking Casablanca and say "cool but let's say Bogart is 25, it will totally work."

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« #14135 : October 22, 2014, 05:27:03 AM »

The Girl Hunters (1963) - 2/10. The stunt casting (Mickey Spillane IS Mike Hammer) can't save this bad-TV-episode-like film. The scope aspect ratio can't save this bad-TV-episode-like film. Shirley Eaton in a bikini can't save this bad-TV-episode-like film (but I appreciate the try).

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« #14136 : October 22, 2014, 06:15:30 AM »

The Girl Hunters (1963) - 2/10. The stunt casting (Mickey Spillane IS Mike Hammer) can't save this bad-TV-episode-like film. The scope aspect ratio can't save this bad-TV-episode-like film. Shirley Eaton in a bikini can't save this bad-TV-episode-like film (but I appreciate the try).

Filmed in the UK doesn't help either,  :o


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« #14137 : October 22, 2014, 06:17:38 AM »


I think he's a far better director than Eastwood, whose films I often like, but not so much for their style.

This is IMO one problem with how far people take the auteur theory, or their opinion of what art should be, or whatever.
A guy (Eastwood) who makes really good films but doesn't have a distinct style is not gonna be praised as much.
To me, a guy who makes that many good movies is doing something right. Maybe he "merely" chooses good scripts. Maybe he "merely" chooses good actors. Maybe he "merely" has good scores. Whatever he is doing right, all I know is that I've enjoyed watching almost every drama he ever made. To me, that's a great filmmaker, even if he doesn't make the sort of films that you could watch for one minute and instantly recognize, "That's an Eastwood film."


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« #14138 : October 22, 2014, 06:22:41 AM »

I don't think Affleck is a great actor, but he is a good one. Maybe his good looks have helped him get acting jobs he wouldn't have otherwise, but then again, you can say that about many people in Hollywood.
I think he is usually good, and I think he is very good in Argo.

I wouldn't see a movie just cuz he's in it, but when I do watch movies that he is in, I am usually fine with the performance.


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« #14139 : October 22, 2014, 06:34:29 AM »

I gave Argo an 8/10. What the fuck are you talking about?
Groggy's Disease has nothing to do with liking Affleck projects. I just looked it up in the Jenkins' Dictionary of Cinematic Terms and there it says, "the condition whereby one is incapable or unwilling to appreciate the score and/or soundtrack of a particular movie when evaluating same." I recently accused n_l of having contracted this when he reported on The Rover and failed to mention the music. Bad as Groggy's Disease is, when combined with Hyper titoli-itis (acute loss of a sense of humor) the victim is rendered completely incapable of discerning the worth/lack of worth of any film he watches. Sorry for convoluting my meaning. I could have simplified things by just reminding everybody that n_l is French.



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« #14140 : October 22, 2014, 06:35:19 AM »

This is IMO one problem with how far people take the auteur theory, or their opinion of what art should be, or whatever.
A guy (Eastwood) who makes really good films but doesn't have a distinct style is not gonna be praised as much.
To me, a guy who makes that many good movies is doing something right. Maybe he "merely" chooses good scripts. Maybe he "merely" chooses good actors. Maybe he "merely" has good scores. Whatever he is doing right, all I know is that I've enjoyed watching almost every drama he ever made. To me, that's a great filmmaker, even if he doesn't make the sort of films that you could watch for one minute and instantly recognize, "That's an Eastwood film."

Well, if the first scene of a movie is at night while you ear jazz or piano bar music while the camera wanders on a crime scene, you'll know within 8 seconds that you're watching an Eastwood film.


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« #14141 : October 22, 2014, 06:45:01 AM »

Groggy's Disease has nothing to do with liking Affleck projects. I just looked it up in the Jenkins' Dictionary of Cinematic Terms and there it says, "the condition whereby one is incapable or unwilling to appreciate the score and/or soundtrack of a particular movie when evaluating same." I recently accused n_l of having contracted this when he reported on The Rover and failed to mention the music. Bad as Groggy's Disease is, when combined with Hyper titoli-itis (acute loss of a sense of humor) the victim is rendered completely incapable of discerning the worth/lack of worth of any film he watches. Sorry for convoluting my meaning. I could have simplified things by just reminding everybody that n_l is French.

1 - Argo isn't funny when you're not 12 years old:
- When it comes to humor, a little subtlety helps.
- A cliché isn't funny if you're not using the fact that it's a cliché.
- I never laugh to a movie joke I could have improvised while having fun with friends.
And this come from a huge South Park fan.

2 - The music in The Rover isn't very good. It's not bad either but it degrades a little the film by pushing it too far in a direction it cannot sustain. In the same style, I prefer the music of There Will Be Blood... I know you hate TWBB but at least its ambitions and the music work in the same direction.

3 - I have to defend Titoli here. He doesn't lack a sense of humor: he has his own one. It may be a wrong one (I still haven't decided yet) but that's at least something. Also, a man who creates his own RTLMYS thread cannot be that bad.

4 - I plead guilty for the French part. Hopefully I'm also partly Armenian, so that's a draw.

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« #14142 : October 22, 2014, 06:59:11 AM »

4 - I plead guilty for the French part. Hopefully I'm also partly Armenian, so that's a draw.
The Armenian in you is a mitigating factor, which is probably why you've been allowed to stay on the board.

Am I imagining things, or do you suddenly have a lot more time to read and respond to silly posts? I hope you didn't just get fired. Maybe you're "between projects" (as they say)?



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« #14143 : October 22, 2014, 07:00:55 AM »

Filmed in the UK doesn't help either,  :o
Yeah, although some second unit work is on authentic locations. There's some good stuff there.



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« #14144 : October 22, 2014, 07:03:08 AM »

1 - Argo isn't funny when you're not 12 years old:
- When it comes to humor, a little subtlety helps.
- A cliché isn't funny if you're not using the fact that it's a cliché.
- I never laugh to a movie joke I could have improvised while having fun with friends.
And this come from a huge South Park fan.
Dude, if you can hear Arkin deliver the line "Argofuckyourself" and not laugh, there is no help for you.



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