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« #19680 : April 29, 2021, 02:37:40 AM »

Thanks, I'll try to watch those. I quickly skimmed through some scenes of Red Angel on DJ's link, it does look grim.
Now let's see if TH is still alive:

Prince of Darkness (1987) 4/10
I still don't understand campy Carpenter. It isn't even good! Here, we get 20min of "kinda good atmosphere but could be better", then 40min of boring and repetitive discussions that lead to nothing, then 40min of "pretty fun but not realllly fun". What's to love?

Cliffhanger (1993) 5/10
I've seen the opening scene 20 times and I believe it was the first time I saw the movie until the end. So 10/10 for the opening, 4/10 for most of the movie with some 1/10 lows. Mrs Noodles_Leone was watching the whole thing for the first time, it was really fun to see her go from "Cool, climbing!" to deadful horror in a few minutes. She was pretty upset for a full day, talking about that climbing gear that failed in a way that cannot happen... can it? So i guess that first scene deserves all the praise it's still getting nowadays.

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« #19681 : April 29, 2021, 04:21:33 AM »

Another Round (2020) - 3/10. Absolutely idiotic. Act One: getting shit-faced drunk is good. Act Two: getting shit-faced drunk is bad. Act Three: getting shit-faced drunk is good. I guess the Academy voted for this because they got to see Mads Mikkelsen dancing at the end.



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« #19682 : April 29, 2021, 08:52:25 AM »

Prison / Fangelse (1949) - 4/10. Bergman at his most pretentious. Some good photography, though.



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« #19683 : April 29, 2021, 08:19:58 PM »

Mon Pere avait Raison / My Father Was Right (1936) - 8/10. Sacha Guitry was quite the wag. I guess you could criticize this for being non-cinematic; it's like a filmed play. OTOH, it had me laughing every 30 seconds or so, so there's that.



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« #19684 : April 30, 2021, 11:51:39 AM »

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1968) - 11/10. During the U.S. Civil War, an enterprising Mexican immigrant named Tuco, hot on the trail of a fortune in buried coins, must contend with both a ruthless killer and a conniving gringo. Will there be justice for Tuco? Fantastic cast: Our hero is played by Eli Wallach (TV's Shirley Temple's Storybook); the villains are, respectively, Lee Van Cleef (Bandits of Corsica) and Clint Eastwood (The First Traveling Saleslady). Now looking better than ever in a new dual format release from Kino Lorber!



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« #19685 : May 01, 2021, 04:25:20 PM »

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1968) - 11/10. During the U.S. Civil War, an enterprising Mexican immigrant named Tuco, hot on the trail of a fortune in buried coins, must contend with both a ruthless killer and a conniving gringo. Will there be justice for Tuco? Fantastic cast: Our hero is played by Eli Wallach (TV's Shirley Temple's Storybook); the villains are, respectively, Lee Van Cleef (Bandits of Corsica) and Clint Eastwood (The First Traveling Saleslady). Now looking better than ever in a new dual format release from Kino Lorber!
i also just got this 4K release. I skimmed it for less than a minute and it looks incredible. Hoping to watch the whole thing tomorrow. My pre-emptive rating is 12/10

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« #19687 : May 03, 2021, 06:15:02 AM »

I saw GBU at theater at first Arizona release in 1968.

I was super-stoked when I first got to see the DVD with the extra scenes in Italian with English subtitles.  With the early 2000s restoration with English voices, and the extended-track CDs being made, I was satisfied completely.  I was fortunate-enough to see the Leone exhibition at the Autry museum in Los Angeles too.  And to visit the arch from Once Upon a Time in the West.  I've been blessed.

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« #19688 : May 03, 2021, 11:42:42 AM »

I saw GBU at theater at first Arizona release in 1968.

And your rating?

A Fistful of Dollars (1964) - 8/10.  There's an iconic shot early in the picture: we see a noose hanging from a tree, then the camera pulls back to reveal Joe riding past it into town. The previous shot had Joe looking up at something. It might have been the noose, but we can't be sure. Leone wrong-foots the viewer with the cut here: we assume from the reaction shot of Joe that when we cut we are moving to Joe's POV. And we think we are seeing the noose as Joe sees it, but then we understand the shot is objective rather than subjective. This is an old David Lean trick (he used it with Holden in Kwai, maybe even earlier). I've seen that cut two dozen times and it never really registered before. You can never exhaust Leone; there's always more to find.

I watched this on the Ripley's disc which, of course, is very, very good. But now with the Kino FAFDM to compare it with we see it is not as good as it could be. The skin tones throughout the FAFDM disc are perfect 95% of the time. You cannot say that about the Ripley's.



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« #19689 : May 03, 2021, 12:06:01 PM »

Only 8/10 for FoD? HERESY!!! >:D


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« #19690 : May 03, 2021, 02:59:19 PM »

I also feel that Fistful is not up to the quality of FDM, GBU, or Once/West.  Those three are 10 rating.

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« #19691 : May 03, 2021, 06:01:25 PM »

I also feel that Fistful is not up to the quality of FDM, GBU, or Once/West.  Those three are 10 rating.

I agree with that. FoD is 9.9999999/10


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« #19692 : May 04, 2021, 12:16:36 AM »

8/10 is ok for both FoD and FaFDM.

There wouldn't be a SL forum here if Leone hadn't progressed very much from these 2 films. Point is both contain 10er stuff, which most other 8/10 films don't do.


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« #19693 : May 04, 2021, 12:19:54 AM »

8/10 is ok for both FoD and FaFDM.

There wouldn't be a SL forum here if Leone hadn't progressed very much from these 2 films. Point is both contain 10er stuff, which most other 8/10 films don't do.

Stanton is right! I'd rate FoD lower though. I really have trouble watching it all in once sitting. But I could watch all its good parts over and over whole day long.

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« #19694 : May 04, 2021, 07:10:06 AM »

Yojimbo (1961) - 8/10. After watching FOD the other night I had to follow up with this. It's really tough to choose between the two films--both have different strengths. Ultimately, though, I think I slightly prefer Kurosawa's film, and it comes down to the cinematography. Leone had "Jack Dalmas", who is good, he's just no Kazuo Miyagawa. Miyagawa is rightly regarded as Japan's greatest cinematographer and the proof is there in Yojimbo (and a whole lot of Mizoguchi). Anyway, we have a thread dedicated to comparing the films: http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=216.0



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