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« #14175 : October 24, 2014, 02:17:40 AM »

I never, ever use a PC. I'm a total Mac guy.

I would never have guessed. You sound like a PC guy. DJ sounds like a Mac guy.


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« #14176 : October 24, 2014, 02:28:04 AM »

I would never have guessed. You sound like a PC guy. DJ sounds like a Mac guy.

you really buy into that "conservatives use PC's" crap?

shame on you.


It's a shame I just don't have the famous politeness and good manners of the Germans. Like Rumplestiltskin. I'm sure he wouldn't tolerate me on his message board.


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« #14177 : October 24, 2014, 03:13:29 AM »

n_l, you really think I wear grey suits and big glasses, and DJ wears trendy jeans and sweaters?  ;D
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=i%27m+a+mac+i%27m+a+pc


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« #14178 : October 24, 2014, 03:33:03 AM »

I have seen your bathrobe.


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« #14179 : October 24, 2014, 03:36:15 AM »

attention people, it's not like it sounds!  ;D


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« #14180 : October 24, 2014, 04:47:17 AM »

You sound like a PC guy. DJ sounds like a Mac guy.
Just the other way round. And if you get that kind of thing so wrong, how can we trust your analysis of anything else? :D



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« #14181 : October 24, 2014, 05:01:59 AM »

Just the other way round. And if you get that kind of thing so wrong, how can we trust your analysis of anything else? :D

I didn't say you had a mac :)
Actually I would have bet you had a PC, but not because of your personnality. Just because if you had a mac, you would use the word "iTunes" more often in your posts.


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« #14182 : October 24, 2014, 05:48:35 AM »

Birdman (2014) - 9/10. I saw this with some trepidation--there is no cliché more annoying than the apparently endless take. It's been done to death--it may still be a great technical achievement, but long ago any "art" that was in the technique has been drained off. And the idea of doing an entire feature as a single continuous take--a la Rope (simulated) or Russian Ark--is, at this late date, passé. Worse, it would seem to limit the action of the story to a short span of time. I'm all for observing the Aristotelian unities on stage, but when it comes to films I want stories that range. Imagine my delight, then, when I discovered that Birdman, while adopting the one-take approach, nevertheless managed a plot that covers (if I got it right) a week's period (this is accomplished with some very clever time-lapse trickery). Why did they bother with the one-take stunt, then? Well, in a story about an aging movie actor (Michael Keaton) trying to make it on Broadway, the gliding camera allows us to move very quickly backstage (often following Keaton, but not always) and to be continually surprised by the frequent moments of drama that suddenly erupt. Another cliché--that there is more drama behind the scenes of a play than what appears on stage--is thus effectively dealt with. Emotions among the actors shift quickly--one minute there is calm, the next, conflict, then we're back to calm--without the usual cues. This freshens the scenes of melodrama, makes them credible, and allows us to move past them quickly.  And en passant we are treated to wonderful moments of acting that don't overstay their welcome. The film is also a love letter to Broadway. We spend a lot of time in the bowels of the St. James, and get to see out the window the marquees of the neighboring theaters ("Hey, Phantom is still playing at The Majestic!") I've been to any number of Broadway productions during the last six years, and have never had the chance to see backstage--until now. We even get the obligatory visit to Times Square, but here integrated very successfully into the plot. The story--the trials and tribulations of putting on a show, exacerbated by the possibility that the leading man-writer-director is losing his mind--works (the ending is a bit of a cheat, though, but I can't think of a better). The images look great--does Lubezki know how to light, or what? Add to this a fantastic drum score by Antonio Sanchez--the most inventive score I've heard in years (ordered!)--and you have a package that really requires one to sit up and take notice. I can't wait for the Blu.



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« #14183 : October 24, 2014, 05:53:27 AM »

Just because if you had a mac, you would use the word "iTunes" more often in your posts.
Maybe. But I've never used Media Player in my posts either (until now).



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« #14184 : October 24, 2014, 06:33:33 AM »

I'm the one that has mentioned repeatedly that I used to watch lotsa movies on my laptop, rented from iTunes.

This just goes to show further how you aren't paying attention, n_l. And DJ says I am the one with ADHD  :o


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« #14185 : October 24, 2014, 07:57:10 AM »

Maybe. But I've never used Media Player in my posts either (until now).

That's right BUT if you had a mac you'd use the word iTunes just like you use IMAX.

I'm the one that has mentioned repeatedly that I used to watch lotsa movies on my laptop, rented from iTunes.

This just goes to show further how you aren't paying attention, n_l. And DJ says I am the one with ADHD  :o

Your posts are too long, I cannot memorize every word  :-*


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« #14186 : October 24, 2014, 08:27:34 AM »

Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) - 7/10. A documentary about the way in which Los Angeles locations have been used in movies, sometimes to represent the city, sometimes to stand in for more anonymous settings. The number of clips used is impressive (IMDb has a list here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379357/trivia?tab=mc&ref_=tt_trv_cnn ), and the film runs nearly three hours. The first half is pretty solid, with multiple visits to the Bradbury Bldg. and other architectural curiosities, and there's a particularly cogent appreciation of how locations work in Double Indemnity to make that setting specific. But after a while the director feels the need to further justify his project by turning the whole thing into a social studies exercise (making sure we know the real story behind how L.A. got its water, how the cops in the 50s operated, what race relations there were like, yada yada yada). I don't care about the real L.A. at all (and if I did, I'd read a book on the subject). I just want to know about how the iconic images have operated in the films they're a part of, and to the extent that this film provides that information, it is successful.



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« #14187 : October 24, 2014, 08:30:32 AM »


Your posts are too long, I cannot memorize every word  :-*

The longer the post, the more elaborately I can insult stanton   >:D


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« #14188 : October 24, 2014, 08:31:35 AM »

man, has this thread degenerated ...


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« #14189 : October 24, 2014, 09:45:58 AM »

John Wick (2014) - 4/5

The story isn't the greatest but they make an interesting world that revolves around hired killers. Also, the action is pretty pretty good.

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