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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27060 on: January 09, 2018, 02:02:00 AM »
Watched Enter the Dragon again last night.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27061 on: January 09, 2018, 03:04:15 AM »
Revisited Young Frankenstein after many, many years...still as great and fresh as the first time.  :)

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27062 on: January 09, 2018, 04:35:47 AM »
Revisited Young Frankenstein after many, many years...still as great and fresh as the first time.  :)

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27063 on: January 10, 2018, 04:49:31 AM »
Not strictly Thread Duty (not at all really), but . . . any opinions on Apocalypse Now vs. Apocalypse Now Redux?

Why do I ask?  Prompted by the Candidates for The Perfect Movie (?) thread, I realized it was high time I watched The Conversation.  (I am quite fond of Enemy of the State, and the Coppola movie is routinely referenced in discussion of E. of the S.)  So I pulled the trigger on a 5-movie Coppola collection, which includes both Apocalypses (thus accounting for two of the five).
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27064 on: January 10, 2018, 06:41:41 AM »
The Godfather
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27065 on: January 10, 2018, 06:45:34 AM »
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27066 on: January 10, 2018, 06:11:14 PM »
The Godfather, part 2

Like, so heteronormative about a bunch of racists who, like, kill everyone except non-binaries of color because there freaking aren’t any. It's very triggering and so unsuitable because there's just no pronoun awareness, and people pat each other. They should, like, call it space invaders. And graphic smoking, full frontal cigar! And what's with everyone being Italian?

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27067 on: January 10, 2018, 06:22:55 PM »
Saw Arrival. Really enjoyed it. Little action, lots of thinking and talking. But very suspenseful movie. Amy Adams is outstanding. I love the idea of it. The idea is even better than its realization, which is still good.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27068 on: January 10, 2018, 11:25:11 PM »
Not strictly Thread Duty (not at all really), but . . . any opinions on Apocalypse Now vs. Apocalypse Now Redux?

I've owned both versions on bluray for a few years. Redux includes a few extra scenes and a new segment, but none of this material adds anything essential to the story.

If l had to make a choice, I'd stick with the original cut.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27069 on: January 11, 2018, 03:47:57 AM »
I've owned both versions on bluray for a few years. Redux includes a few extra scenes and a new segment, but none of this material adds anything essential to the story.

If l had to make a choice, I'd stick with the original cut.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27070 on: January 11, 2018, 07:26:24 AM »
I've owned both versions on bluray for a few years. Redux includes a few extra scenes and a new segment, but none of this material adds anything essential to the story.

If l had to make a choice, I'd stick with the original cut.

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When Francis Ford Coppola asked Al Pacino to play Willard, Pacino turned him down saying, "I know what this is going to be like. You're going to be up there in a helicopter telling me what to do, and I'm gonna be down there in a swamp for five months." The shoot actually lasted sixteen months.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27071 on: January 11, 2018, 09:36:45 AM »
The Godfather

I should probably see this someday.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27072 on: January 11, 2018, 09:48:38 AM »
I should probably see this someday.

I think you will not regret the experience.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27073 on: January 11, 2018, 09:50:32 AM »
I think you will not regret the experience.

So it isn't all macho and killing?
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27074 on: January 11, 2018, 09:53:26 AM »
It's a tragic arc a bit more nuanced than that.

But, there is killing, that cannot be denied.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27075 on: January 11, 2018, 10:06:31 AM »
The Shape of Water
I loved everything about this movie. Del Toro is a monster-movie fan boy, and his passion and appreciation for the classics are apparent. Sally Hawkins and Richard Jenkins turn in amazing performances, and Michael Shannon is so good at playing bad. The spirit of this movie has stuck with me long after viewing.



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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27076 on: January 11, 2018, 10:28:49 AM »
The Shape of Water
I loved everything about this movie. Del Toro is a monster-movie fan boy, and his passion and appreciation for the classics are apparent. Sally Hawkins and Richard Jenkins turn in amazing performances, and Michael Shannon is so good at playing bad. The spirit of this movie has stuck with me long after viewing.




I went from someone making a casual comment about this film to being inundated with suggestions to watch it. And here, now, there's another pro comment. Sounds like it's time for me to give it a viewing.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27077 on: January 11, 2018, 10:52:25 AM »
I've owned both versions on bluray for a few years. Redux includes a few extra scenes and a new segment, but none of this material adds anything essential to the story.

If l had to make a choice, I'd stick with the original cut.

Regards,

LKB

Might I also suggest a screening of "Hearts of Darkness," the excellent making-of documentary?  Fact is stranger than fiction in the actual behind-the-scenes of "Apocalypse Now."  Both films quite recommended here.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102015/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27078 on: January 11, 2018, 10:58:10 AM »
Might I also suggest a screening of "Hearts of Darkness," the excellent making-of documentary?  Fact is stranger than fiction in the actual behind-the-scenes of "Apocalypse Now."  Both films quite recommended here.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102015/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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« Reply #27079 on: January 11, 2018, 10:59:04 AM »
A capital suggestion.

Why thank you, my good Dr.  :)
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