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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26980 on: December 21, 2017, 01:56:25 PM »
A Fish Called Wanda....





Always enjoyable, even after many viewings.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26981 on: December 21, 2017, 02:24:14 PM »
Sullivan's Travels


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/W7WmhkO_GWI" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/W7WmhkO_GWI</a>

Great fast-talking fun....at first, and then things turn serious.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26982 on: December 21, 2017, 02:27:20 PM »
Since it's Tarantino's masterpiece ( imho, along with Part 2 ), please excuse my temporarily excessive enthusiasm:

Great f___ing movie.


You can count on my vote. Great f'king indeed.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26983 on: December 21, 2017, 02:29:00 PM »
Sullivan's Travels


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7WmhkO_GWI" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7WmhkO_GWI</a>

Great fast-talking fun....at first, and then things turn serious.

One of my favorites. She’s at her most gorgeous. And a little sex!

That has what I think to be the best single scene in any movie. I won’t make a spoiler, but it has no dialogue.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26984 on: December 21, 2017, 02:32:45 PM »
....the sonic experience of home movie-watching has attained a quantum leap.  Sacrée vache!




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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26985 on: December 21, 2017, 04:44:32 PM »

Watched this again last night. Still interesting.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26986 on: December 22, 2017, 01:44:24 AM »
Deathdream
1974 ‧ Horror ‧ 1h 28m

In this shattering variation on "The Monkey's Paw," grief-stricken suburban parents refuse to accept the news that their son Andy has been killed in Vietnam. But when Andy returns home soon after, something may be horribly wrong: Andy is alive and well... or is he? DEATHDREAM was one of the very first films to confront the domestic ravages of the Vietnam War.


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26987 on: December 22, 2017, 04:25:29 AM »
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26988 on: December 22, 2017, 04:26:32 AM »
A Fish Called Wanda....



Always enjoyable, even after many viewings.

Aye, Cleese & Crichton, together again for the first time.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26989 on: December 22, 2017, 05:34:03 AM »
now not sure that I want to see the film on the big screen vs. waiting to stream it at home?

I've learned not to count on others' reviews for films, because they're usually way off the mark. That said, I'd urge you to go see this in a cinema, if you feel like this is a film you want to see. Streaming it at home will not be at all the same and the impact of some striking visuals/moments/sequences will be greatly reduced. If you're afraid it's not a good film, fear not. The critics got it right, for once.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26990 on: December 24, 2017, 04:38:47 AM »

Interesting to see this after so long. I think I'm much more impressed by what Welles could do, his mise en scène, than the picture as a whole. It's a great directorial effort but not the most engaging film noire. Still, I wonder why this kind of sense of scale and drama is rather lost these days. Or maybe it's just that (Coen brothers?) Welles's formalism has no place in modern cinema. But, anyway, "What does it matter what you say about people?"

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26991 on: December 25, 2017, 07:10:28 PM »
Silent Night, Deadly Night
1984 ‧ Thriller/Horror ‧ 1h 36m

Silent Night, Deadly Night is the heartwarming story of little Billy Chapman who was traumatized by his parents’ Christmas Eve murder, then brutalized by sadistic orphanage nuns. But when grown-up Billy is to dress as jolly St. Nick, he goes on a yuletide rampage to "punish the naughty! ", Santa Claus is coming to town ... and this time he’s got an axe! Robert Brian Wilson and Scream Queen Linnea Quigley star in this jaw-dropping horror classic that a nation of angry mothers still cannot stop!


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26992 on: December 26, 2017, 06:00:54 AM »
Get Out....


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26993 on: December 26, 2017, 12:32:57 PM »
Another Judi Dench vehicle:


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26995 on: December 28, 2017, 02:57:44 AM »
The other night, I revisited Zabriskie PointMichelangelo Antonioni's much-maligned American adventure :



The film, which was a financial disaster, was ignored by audiences (despite huge publicity leading to its release in 1970) and was panned almost universally by critics, is visually stunning, and has at least three scenes (the opening credits, the love scene in Death Valley and the explosion at the end) which are simply extraordinary. In many ways, the film is a vivid and successful depiction of the late 1960s counterculture movements (and the cleverly selected soundtrack music--mainly Pink Floyd--helps in this respect. Simultaneously, it is also quite ahead of its time (there is one shot that made me think "this is David Lynch way avant la lettre!").

On the minus side, the acting by the two (non-professional) leads is a bit too subdued, and some of the images chosen by Antonioni (e.g., the Ray-Ban sunglasses worn by almost every policeman that appears in the film, or the continuous presence of billboards of leading brands) reflect IMO a vision of America that only a (biased?) outsider can have. And the plot, of course, is rather tenuous (to the extent that the movie is almost a documentary rather than a piece of fiction).

Still, a film that deserves wider recognition than it has received (of course, I am a huge fan of Antonioni, so I wouldn't claim otherwise  ;)).

Here that wonderful, orgiastic and playful love scene in the desert (with Jerry Garcia's solo guitar work):

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Oj6LjYdey1E" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Oj6LjYdey1E</a>

...and the final explosion:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/guOmJM8xvHA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/guOmJM8xvHA</a>
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26996 on: December 28, 2017, 11:58:39 AM »
I saw Zabriskie Point way back in the seventies. I can’t say I was impressed all that much. Antonioni was not really in his element in the depiction of rebellious youth. Sunday, Bloody Sunday and If... (2 contemporary films) are much more corrosive and still pack a punch in that regard.

The best scene I recall is when the main character is arrested and asked his name by the police officer: « Karl Marx », he answers. Which the policeman dutifully writes down  :P. .

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26997 on: December 28, 2017, 09:43:28 PM »
Another Judi Dench vehicle:



Saw this one in the cinema, wide screen, wonderful.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26998 on: December 29, 2017, 01:43:36 AM »
Patriots Day....


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26999 on: December 29, 2017, 03:52:35 AM »
restored with a music score by Tikon KHRENNIKOV:    Pudovkin's MOTHER
and a score by Richard RODNEY BENNETT:  FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL,
has a really good commentary track too.