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Philoctetes3

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13980 on: May 25, 2012, 01:03:18 AM »
For fun: (Bruce A. Young is in it, who is one of my favorite guys to see on screen.)


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13981 on: May 25, 2012, 01:31:07 AM »
Olivia Wilde....


Seems her family name (it's not Wilde) was pretty prescient.
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« Reply #13982 on: May 25, 2012, 01:36:24 AM »
My main area of focus is actually on Youtube, as its really the only new media that has produced a superstar, but I'm not really interested in that arc, as it is genuinely exceptional. I'm rather looking at the rest of the lot and how they view themselves in relation to their subscribers, for instance many of the more popular Youtubers call their subscribers fans. There's also many cults of personality on Youtube, which I find fascinating. I also find it interesting what sort of consideration Youtubers give to their subscribers, where the Youtubers are allowing their virtual lives to affect their real ones. Tangentially to all of that, I'm also looking at how Youtubers utilize the other new social mediums (many of them promote tumblr, twitter, facebook, etc.)

This falls more under that first category (producing genuine superstar) which interest you less, but still fascinating I think.

http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2012/05/exclusive-youtubes-favourite-pianist-signs-major-label-contract.html
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13983 on: May 25, 2012, 01:56:12 AM »
This falls more under that first category (producing genuine superstar) which interest you less, but still fascinating I think.

http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2012/05/exclusive-youtubes-favourite-pianist-signs-major-label-contract.html

Thanks a lot for that link.  :)

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13984 on: May 25, 2012, 03:32:42 AM »
For fun: (Extremely predictable, but Kiefer will astound you with his performance. John Hurt also did well.)


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13985 on: May 25, 2012, 04:42:55 AM »
It's hard for me to comment objectively about the show. I came of age during its period, and I find it utterly fascinating. Like finally getting to see the private lives of my parents, my aunts and uncles, my older cousins...finally coming to understand their generation which was so different from mine.

What, didn't you watch Bewitched as a boy, Sarge? : )
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13986 on: May 25, 2012, 05:00:30 AM »
What, didn't you watch Bewitched as a boy, Sarge? : )

I did...and it gave me invaluable insight into the lives of Madison Avenue excutives and their wives, but stopped just short of true revelation  :D


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13987 on: May 25, 2012, 05:08:29 AM »
What I learned from Bewitched: American advertising executives kept the green carpet and wood laminate panelling industries in the black for years.

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« Reply #13988 on: May 25, 2012, 05:20:00 AM »
I did...and it gave me invaluable insight into the lives of Madison Avenue excutives and their wives, but stopped just short of true revelation  :D

Do you know, dear fellow . . . I posted that before remembering that Samantha's husband was in advertising?  Sometimes, Sarge, I frighten even myself . . . . ; )
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13989 on: May 25, 2012, 05:22:35 AM »
What I learned from Bewitched: American advertising executives kept the green carpet and wood laminate panelling industries in the black for years.

T'other even I watched “Of Late I Think of Cliffordville” from the fourth season of The Twilight Zone.

American corporate interiors are not now, nor ever will be again, what they were in the '50s and early '60s.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13990 on: May 25, 2012, 11:06:17 PM »
Remember this as one of my better film experiences, Panduro and Christensen´s old "Naboerne", "The Neighbours" (1966), and just discovered that good excerpts have been posted on you-t:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9FVcd-xQtI


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13991 on: May 26, 2012, 11:38:14 AM »
Saw Hugo this evening. It's a beautiful vision, with some gorgeous cinematography. Overall though, I was disappointed. It's drags a bit at times, and I could not imagine watching this with younger kids. But it is the Sascha Cohen character that really brings it down, in my opinion. He was too much a caricature, and not a character. I felt he spoiled the mood and constantly broke the spell. There was no depth to his character at all, and for the amount of screen time he gets, it wore thin fairly quickly. Still, worth watching it on the best equipment you can as the visuals are truly stunning.

Offenbach gets a raw deal in recordings considering his talent! For a discussion of this outstanding composer too little recorded: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5572.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13992 on: May 26, 2012, 12:04:19 PM »



Lots of good actors, and a solid performance from Woody Harrelson, can't make up for the weak writing.  Yeah, he's a corrupt cop.  So what?
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13993 on: May 26, 2012, 12:55:45 PM »
Saw Hugo this evening. It's a beautiful vision, with some gorgeous cinematography. Overall though, I was disappointed. It's drags a bit at times, and I could not imagine watching this with younger kids. But it is the Sascha Cohen character that really brings it down, in my opinion. He was too much a caricature, and not a character. I felt he spoiled the mood and constantly broke the spell. There was no depth to his character at all, and for the amount of screen time he gets, it wore thin fairly quickly. Still, worth watching it on the best equipment you can as the visuals are truly stunning.


My thoughts exactly. Only saving grace for me was Kingsley, his shifting moods from sad to angry are always so effective.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13994 on: May 26, 2012, 03:11:42 PM »
Tangentially (IIRC), when the studio leaned on Ridley Scott to add a "happy ending" to Blade Runner, in which Decker and Rachel escape through beautiful countryside, the footage was leftover from the opening sequence of The Shining.
Hmmm....  I never saw it as a "happy ending," and the subtle VO revelation that Deckard, too, is a skin-job, makes for a delicious twist on both the book and the "Director's Cut."

Last night watched

Hardly great, but compelling enough for me to sit through it--unusual these days. I never expected that I would ever be so satiated with movies that I would be mostly bored by them.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13995 on: May 27, 2012, 12:54:12 AM »
Holy shit is this horrendous!


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13996 on: May 27, 2012, 01:35:41 AM »
Holy shit is this horrendous!


Love that movie! But you need to watch it with the right expectations.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13997 on: May 27, 2012, 04:22:54 AM »
Love that movie! But you need to watch it with the right expectations.

Very true, and that expectation is called a "Michael Bay Movie". They are all horrendous, but full of eye-candy and sometimes humorous.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13998 on: May 27, 2012, 04:32:50 AM »
Last night (and for the first time, somehow): Die Hard With a Vengeance
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #13999 on: May 27, 2012, 05:10:35 AM »


Kung Fu Panda 2

The first Kung Fu Panda was enjoyable, but nothing that interested me in hoping for a sequel, but caught part 2 on HBO last night and was stunned by how good it was. The story, action, characters and music were top notch, even a little emotional at times. I would definitely recommend it.

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