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« #19365 : November 03, 2020, 02:15:50 AM »

If I remember that correctly there exists one pretty unknown early Spaggie, which features a similar scene.

That would be interesting to know. If there is a true SW fan in the room, now is the time to speak up.


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« #19366 : November 04, 2020, 10:03:21 PM »

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Mysteries of Lisbon (2010) - 10/10. Raul Ruiz's four-and-a-half hour HD adaptation of a famous 19th Century Portuguese novel. The decision to go digital must have been economically motivated (Ruiz shot it very quickly for Portuguese television), and the results, while generally appealing, reveal the shortcomings of the technology (especially on quick tracks and pans, where backgrounds tend not to read correctly). Nonetheless, there are a number of painting-like tableaux in the "film" that are the equal of anything in The Leopard or Barry Lyndon (but with much paler hues). The plot consists of not one but several interlocking tales about ill-fated love and abandoned children, and each is told in flashback. Structurally the movie resembles The Saragossa Manuscript, though with less whimsy and without recourse to supernatural explanations. Memory is the story's great theme. Of course, Ruiz has done an adaptation of Proust, but there were times during my viewing that I was reminded of that other masterwork on the subject, Once Upon a Time in America (especially when the camera lingers on clocks or the numerous doors). Even so, I was thunderstruck at the end when Ruiz, reaching for some kind of meta-literary statement to cap his work, virtually lifted the entire ending from Leone's film. Well, you should always steal from the best, so I can't really fault him for that. Ruiz soon died after making this, but went on to release several other films. The guy just can't stop!
After nearly a decade, another viewing. Maybe I now rate it only a "9".



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« #19367 : November 06, 2020, 06:50:10 PM »


Un maledetto imbroglio / The Facts of Murder (1959) - 7/10. A whodunit with a lot of laughs, with the film's director playing the lead detective. As the plot is rather complicated, I defer to the IMDb synopsis: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053039/ Lots of red herrings, which obscure--for a time--what turns out to be an obvious and not-very-satisfying solution. Great seeing another screen appearance of La Cardinale, of course.
Watched this again because I remembered I'd seen it but could not remember anything about it. Now I know why: not a memorable film. Maybe I'll now remember not to bother with it a third time.



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« #19368 : November 07, 2020, 09:18:11 AM »

Philadelphia (1993) 8/10
Great one. I'm way more impressed by Demme's know how here than in Silence of the Lambs. Looks a lot like a Spielberg trial movie, but way more handheld.

A Bittersweet Life (2005) 6.5/10
Nice gangster movie. Nothing groundbreaking, a lot of fun genre ideas, classy camerawork, good fistfight and gunfight scenes (it's rare a movie can do both).


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« #19369 : November 07, 2020, 05:17:47 PM »

Philadelphia (1993) 8/10
Great one. I'm way more impressed by Demme's know how here than in Silence of the Lambs. Looks a lot like a Spielberg trial movie, but way more handheld.



Lefty propaganda :P


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« #19370 : November 07, 2020, 08:17:47 PM »

Lefty propaganda :P
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« #19371 : November 08, 2020, 05:45:19 AM »

Lefty propaganda :P

Definitely! Not half as much as X-Men though.


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« #19372 : November 08, 2020, 07:27:31 AM »

Definitely! Not half as much as X-Men though.

And not as much as Running on Empty! Drink, you libtard, what have you made me watch!


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« #19373 : November 08, 2020, 08:03:26 AM »

And not as much as Running on Empty! Drink, you libtard, what have you made me watch!

Inspired by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn - Obama's mentors!

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« #19374 : November 08, 2020, 12:36:05 PM »

Uh, can we get back to talking about movies?



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« #19375 : November 08, 2020, 02:07:28 PM »

Drink and Roy started it. They had me watch Philadelphia and Running on empty (which I rate 8/10 too) while I was quietly watching Asian neonoir movies like a good non political boy.


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« #19376 : November 08, 2020, 03:12:21 PM »

Drink and Roy started it. They had me watch Philadelphia and Running on empty (which I rate 8/10 too) while I was quietly watching Asian neonoir movies like a good non political boy.

and I told you, "Running on Empty is a terrific movie - though DJ would dismiss it as Commie propaganda" ;D


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« #19377 : November 08, 2020, 03:55:18 PM »

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York - 10/10
An accurate portrayal of Donald Trump, who is not the president, helping MacCully find his way around a hotel. A fitting depiction of the only thing he'll be doing in his final years.

The Apprentice (TV Series, 2004 - 2015) - 10/10
A nice reminder that Donald Trump was nothing better than a trash TV reality host before his failed, loser presidency. At least this lasted more than 8 years! Fortunately, his new show was cancelled after only 4 seasons.




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« #19378 : November 08, 2020, 10:03:18 PM »

The Bride Wore Black (1968) 1080p - 10/10. Jeanne Moreau is The Bride (QT alert! QT alert!), a woman intent on exacting revenge on the five men responsible for the death of her husband--killed accidently on the very day of their wedding. Her victims are, in order of assassination, Claude Rich, Michel Bouquet, Michael Lonsdale, Charles Denner, and some bald guy. Jean-Claude Brialy, who knows some of the men, gradually becomes aware of the program and attempts to halt it. But he can't--Moreau is an implacable force. Her method is both variable and unvaried: approaching the men one at a time, she becomes an obscure object of desire to each, the better to discover their weaknesses. The killings are then improvised and made apposite. Ostensibly an homage to Hitchcock (with a source novel by Cornell Woolrich and a score by Benny Herrmann), Truffaut throws suspense under the bus from the beginning. Instead, each scene is new-wave-casual. It's as if we are watching Rohmer-style vignettes about men and women that all just happen to end in murder.  There is a light tone in many of the scenes, yet this is no Kind Hearts and Coronets. Truffaut makes fun of the male characters, but never of Moreau or her mission. In scenes with her victims she is inhuman, but between those scenes something of an authentic personality shines through. After dispatching Lonsdale, for example, and learning that another woman is suspected of the crime, she phones police--at the airline departure gate of the plane she is about to board--and clears the suspect with two terse but incontrovertible statements. Later there is even a confession scene in a church (she confesses to a priest but refuses to repent--the priest asks her, then, what she's hoping to find at the confessional--she replies, The strength to carry on). This amazing film has never before been adequately served on home video in North American markets--the old MGM DVD was a non-anamorphic letterboxed job! The new TT blu looks fabulous, and it makes the movie look like a color film from 1968, not one from 2015.
I showed this to Mrs. Jenkins who of course had never seen it before. I told her nothing about it in advance. She watched attentively. At the end she burst out laughing: she definitely got the punch line.



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« #19379 : November 09, 2020, 08:42:12 AM »

I showed this to Mrs. Jenkins who of course had never seen it before. I told her nothing about it in advance. She watched attentively. At the end she burst out laughing: she definitely got the punch line.

When Mrs Jenkins is right, she's right.


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