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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29180 on: August 17, 2019, 03:54:05 PM »
Kieslowski: Dekalog, Part 7





This is the story of a young woman and her tragic relationship with both her mother and her child.

That's the one about Stealing? That might have been my favorite of all ten, as the concepts of who was and is stealing from who, and how they are "stealing" was particularly multi-faceted, subtle and ultimately evenhanded.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29181 on: August 18, 2019, 01:19:10 AM »
Behind Enemy Lines





A stylised [code here for lacking in any real content or substance] war film set during the Serbian/Bosnian war. It is the usual Hollywood formula; Good triumphs over Evil and we all fly into the golden sunset at the end [literally]. Some may enjoy it. 
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« Reply #29182 on: August 18, 2019, 01:21:28 AM »



That's the one about Stealing? That might have been my favorite of all ten, as the concepts of who was and had is stealing from who and how was particularly multi-faceted, subtle and evenhanded.

Yes, a very good film indeed. As I go through the series I would find it difficult to pick out a favourite myself. They are all so good, engrossing and different from one another.
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« Reply #29183 on: August 18, 2019, 02:26:45 PM »
I must get back in to Dekalog. I rewatched the first 2 and then didn't continue. Was considering whether to buy the series, as one of the most recent re-releases looked as if it might have finally solved some of the things that put me off buying it before.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29184 on: August 19, 2019, 05:31:33 PM »
Dr. Zhivago





I had not watched this in many years and I still enjoyed it.

High time I revisited this.
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« Reply #29185 on: August 20, 2019, 11:58:44 AM »
I must get back in to Dekalog. I rewatched the first 2 and then didn't continue. Was considering whether to buy the series, as one of the most recent re-releases looked as if it might have finally solved some of the things that put me off buying it before.

I think they are definitely worth a watch. There is a lot of Life there, and not in a melodramatic way. Most engaging viewing I think.
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« Reply #29186 on: August 20, 2019, 12:00:21 PM »



High time I revisited this.

I think that you would enjoy it Karl. However, it does require a time commitment, but it is worth the investment I feel.
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« Reply #29187 on: August 20, 2019, 04:01:39 PM »
I think that you would enjoy it Karl. However, it does require a time commitment, but it is worth the investment I feel.

Watching this will trick me into thinking the weather cooler than it is . . .
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29188 on: August 21, 2019, 07:42:06 AM »
The Beguiled





This is a story set in the American Civil War. It has a good storyline and a good performance from Kidman. However, this also has to be the worst performance I have seen from Colin Farrel by a long way. His attempt to portray both an Irishman and a Dubliner is both pathetic and ironic. Does one blame the actor or the director?
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« Reply #29189 on: August 21, 2019, 07:42:34 AM »
Watching this will trick me into thinking the weather cooler than it is . . .

The power of suggestion!
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The Beguiled

 

This is a story set in the American Civil War. It has a good storyline and a good performance from Kidman. However, this also has to be the worst performance I have seen from Colin Farrel by a long way. His attempt to portray both an Irishman and a Dubliner is both pathetic and ironic. Does one blame the actor or the director?

The recent film is a remake from 1971 (inserted above) with Clint Eastwood (in his regualr voice, as I recall), Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman et al - story line about the same - believe that I like Clint in this role but was not interested enough to watch again so do not own.

BTW, Susan & I are on a short mountain trip in a cabin 4700+ ft high with a spectacular view of Grandfather Mountain - about 2 hrs from home near Banner Elk - we left our house in 93º+F heat and arrived w/ a temp of 72ºF - will return tomorrow and be posting more again.  Dave

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