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Re: Film/Movie Discussion
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2017, 03:35:47 AM »
I’ve now watched Hallowe’en twice, and it is a wonderful success.  But I’ve also accumulated a long-ish list of quibbles.  And some of it is just freshman effort plus getting the job done in a breathtakingly brief period of time.  But some of it is actually poor writing.  So, you might say, this is the benefit I draw from the exercise:  winnowing the wheat from chaff.
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Re: Film/Movie Discussion
« Reply #41 on: October 30, 2017, 09:42:48 AM »
I’ve now watched Hallowe’en twice, and it is a wonderful success.  But I’ve also accumulated a long-ish list of quibbles.  And some of it is just freshman effort plus getting the job done in a breathtakingly brief period of time.  But some of it is actually poor writing.  So, you might say, this is the benefit I draw from the exercise:  winnowing the wheat from chaff.

John Carpenter was on the CBS Sunday News yesterday, and said that he never expected the movie to have any sequels, let alone stay in the consciousness for 4 decades.

I think that Big Trouble in Little China is his best effort!

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« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2017, 09:43:33 AM »
Carpenter's the Thing for me. Big Trouble is great too though.

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Re: Film/Movie Discussion
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2017, 09:46:29 AM »
John Carpenter was on the CBS Sunday News yesterday, and said that he never expected the movie to have any sequels, let alone stay in the consciousness for 4 decades.

I think that Big Trouble in Little China is his best effort!

You may be right.  I still have a sentimental fondness for Escape From New York.  And The Thing . . . surprised me  0:)

I have, I do not hesitate to admit, no interest in any of the Hallowe’en sequels.

Carpenter's the Thing for me. Big Trouble is great too though.

Between you and Brewski, I had to give The Thing a shot.  Glad I did.
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Re: Film/Movie Discussion
« Reply #44 on: October 30, 2017, 09:48:39 AM »
Between you and Brewski, I had to give The Thing a shot.  Glad I did.

You might want to try Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness as well.

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Re: Film/Movie Discussion
« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2017, 10:23:10 AM »
I think I've tried the cinnamon-flavored Mouth of Madness.
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Re: Film/Movie Discussion
« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2017, 06:32:54 AM »
Eh, I don't do Halloween  :laugh:

But I guess The Wizard Of Oz would work right?  ;D

Return to Oz would be even better!
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