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« #14370 : December 01, 2014, 12:14:39 AM »

Agree with you. The film's finale seems to take place on Park Ave along the tracks to Grand Central. Its funny  because you hear the sounds of steam locomotives passing by, but once the new Grand Central Terminal was built the tracks went underground below 97th street and the lines were electrified to Croton, so there shouldn't be steam locomotives running about. The electrics were almost silent comparatively unless they sounded their horns.

I don't know anything about steam locomotives, so couldn't comment one way or the other.
All I can say is, perhaps much of these sounds are going on in the O'Brien character's head, so the sounds are heightened, not necessarily supposed to be realistic, but supposed to reflect the crack-up going on in his head.


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« #14371 : December 01, 2014, 03:52:11 AM »

I don't know anything about steam locomotives, so couldn't comment one way or the other.
All I can say is, perhaps much of these sounds are going on in the O'Brien character's head, so the sounds are heightened, not necessarily supposed to be realistic, but supposed to reflect the crack-up going on in his head.

The guy wants the sound of the locomotive to drown out the coupe de gras gun shot. Maybe the original story was written for the turn of the century.


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« #14372 : December 01, 2014, 10:19:05 AM »

But the movie clearly takes place in the present (i.e., 1946) cuz there is talk about the O'Brien character's past service in WWII. But today's electric trains definitely wouldn't drown out a gunshot.
(I am no more expert on music than I am on trains, but I doubt the crash of a cymbal would drown out a gunshot either - THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH ;) )
 


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« #14373 : December 01, 2014, 11:02:01 AM »

(I am no more expert on music than I am on trains, but I doubt the crash of a cymbal would drown out a gunshot either - THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH ;) )
"Drown out", no. Camouflage, maybe. Two loud noises occur simultaneously after a noiseless pause--how many unprepared listeners would distinguish between the two? Most likely, they would hear the two sounds as one. Were I in the situation, I would be reacting to the surprise of the sound more than the sound itself. I almost never analyze audio stings on soundtracks, I simply respond and note my response. The sound itself goes unexamined.



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« #14374 : December 01, 2014, 08:17:02 PM »

Metropolitan (1990) - 2/10
Hated the characters, hated the humor, hated the narrative structure.

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« #14375 : December 02, 2014, 11:47:46 AM »

Metropolitan (1990) - 2/10
Hated the characters, hated the humor, hated the narrative structure.
Hated the review, hated the rating, hated the writer.



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« #14376 : December 02, 2014, 07:26:24 PM »

Hated the review, hated the rating, hated the writer.
Fuck off, fuck off, fuck off!!!!  O0

Kingpin - 8
Loved the characters, loved the humor, loved narrative structure.

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« #14377 : December 02, 2014, 08:11:02 PM »

The Getaway 4/5

First time I watched it I didn't really care for it. This 2nd time though it just clicked for me.  I should probably get onto reading the actual novel to see that mexico ending.

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« #14378 : December 03, 2014, 09:23:58 AM »

The Getaway 4/5

First time I watched it I didn't really care for it. This 2nd time though it just clicked for me.  I should probably get onto reading the actual novel to see that mexico ending.
I assume you're talking Peckinpah, not the remake?



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« #14379 : December 03, 2014, 09:27:15 AM »

Fuck off, fuck off, fuck off!!!!  O0
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« #14380 : December 03, 2014, 10:03:25 AM »

I assume you're talking Peckinpah, not the remake?

Definitely talking about the Peckinpah adaptation.

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« #14381 : December 03, 2014, 07:54:00 PM »

Magic in the Moonlight - 5/10
Unremarkable new woody allen movie

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« #14382 : December 03, 2014, 11:00:49 PM »

Flame and Chitron - 7/10 - Another tale of WWII Resistance, this one out of Denmark. This entry delves a bit more into its protagonists' private lives than, say, Black Book or Army of Crime, but the brutal killings, double-crosses and dubious wartime morality are still front and center. This appears to be based on a true story albeit not one I'm familiar with, so I'll give the film some leeway with credibility issues. Certainly it doesn't whitewash its protagonists like Army of Crime, a major plus.

I just saw Army of Crime, I give it a 7.5/10

What do you mean about AoC "whitewashing its protagonists"? You are referring to the movie whitewashing the evils of Communism?


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« #14383 : December 04, 2014, 05:16:23 AM »

Wild At Heart (1990) Its got some outstanding segments interspersed with others that are just distractions and some that are borderline ridiculous.  Seems this film just strayed off the Lynch reservation a bit too far, Neo Noir meets The Wizard of OZ. On a re-watch 6/10


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« #14384 : December 04, 2014, 01:49:03 PM »

The Conversation (1974) - 8.2/10

I haven't seen this in what must have been decades... I believe it deserves even a higher rating due to the performances and story-crafting, yet what bothers me is the silly lower level of the story in which Caul is somewhat of a legend in his work... what's up with that?? And the technical fair with all the gadgets from various manufacturers? ??? Like it's a hobby like any other... I don't understand how these things worked in the US back then, but how was it possible/legal for a civilian to have someone else surveyed anyway??


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