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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27420 on: March 17, 2018, 06:12:14 AM »
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1975 ‧ Mystery/Crime film ‧ 1h 40m

Hard-nosed private investigator Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman), to distract himself from a rapidly deteriorating marriage, takes a case from an aging B-movie queen (Janet Ward) to locate her runaway daughter, Delly (Melanie Griffith). His search takes him to the Florida Keys, where the girl has been hiding out with her stepfather, Tom (John Crawford), and Tom's lover, Paula (Jennifer Warren). Harry initiates an affair with Paula and soon learns the case is more complex than he first assessed it.




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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27421 on: March 17, 2018, 06:27:47 AM »
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27422 on: March 18, 2018, 03:40:29 AM »



Gritty enough to keep one's interest.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27423 on: March 21, 2018, 04:48:27 AM »


Quite decent, perfectly watchable. Not great though, most of characterizations are done by cliche shorthand, some of its ideas are force-fed via some clunky dialogue, and I'm not sure at this point if I buy the ending. But it's wonderfully atmospheric, beautiful visually, and quite suspenseful, the narrative easily held my attention even though it's pretty slow moving. Some reviews described it as 'brainy' but it seemed pretty straightforward to me.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27424 on: March 22, 2018, 12:23:19 AM »
Have you read the book that movie is based on?

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27425 on: March 22, 2018, 01:14:28 AM »
Forgot to mention French film Number One. (There's a French film festival going on here right now)



About a woman trying to go for a job as CEO at a top company (backed by a woman's organisation), and encountering both casual and brutally direct misogyny. Well written with a lot of texture to the characters and situations, though it did perhaps pull its punches just a little - things never did quite as nasty as it was suggested they might. And ultimately the resolution still depended on the whims of a man. I'm not sure whether this was deliberately ironic.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27426 on: March 22, 2018, 04:58:24 AM »
Have you read the book that movie is based on?

No, I haven't.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27427 on: March 22, 2018, 05:53:22 AM »


Just finished watching.  First rate in all aspects. 


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27428 on: March 22, 2018, 07:36:00 AM »
Caught a screening of Vertigo yesterday for its 60th anniversary.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27429 on: March 22, 2018, 08:49:38 AM »
Caught a screening of Vertigo yesterday for its 60th anniversary.



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« Reply #27430 on: March 22, 2018, 08:54:14 AM »
Nice!

It looked and sounded great on the big screen too, complete with that wonderful Bernard Herrmann score.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27431 on: March 23, 2018, 05:36:46 AM »
It looked and sounded great on the big screen too, complete with that wonderful Bernard Herrmann score.

I'll bet.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27432 on: March 23, 2018, 05:38:25 AM »
Separately . . . I do not believe I have ever seen .

And I am only saying this, now, because I am resolved to address that.  Possibly even this side of Easter.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27433 on: March 23, 2018, 05:45:03 AM »
Separately . . . I do not believe I have ever seen .

And I am only saying this, now, beacause I am resolved to address that.  Possibly even this side of Easter.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27434 on: March 23, 2018, 05:49:30 AM »
Good stuff.

My relatively recent discovery of how much I do like Stardust Memories is perhaps the single largest factor.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27435 on: March 23, 2018, 08:07:16 AM »
Last night, I re-watched "Melinda and Melinda."   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0378947/?ref_=nv_sr_1

As much as I love most of Woody Allen's movies, this sadly is not one of those.  For some reason, and this is just me, but the vast majority of his post-2000 work just leaves me saying "Really?"  when the final credits roll.  Again, maybe it's just me.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27436 on: March 23, 2018, 08:09:52 AM »
Parenthetical, only (I mean, I have no intention of watching The Matrix Reloaded) . . . Roger Ebert warns us:

The speeches provide not meaning, but the effect of meaning: It sure sounds like those guys are saying some profound things.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27437 on: March 23, 2018, 08:18:05 AM »
Parenthetical, only (I mean, I have no intention of watching The Matrix Reloaded) . . . Roger Ebert warns us:

The speeches provide not meaning, but the effect of meaning: It sure sounds like those guys are saying some profound things.

Having seen it and its sequel, I can say that Ebert is completely correct...and the third one is even worse in that regard.

I've studied philosophy, and it does not consist of people throwing words together in an attempt to emit a patina of profundity.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27438 on: March 23, 2018, 10:22:49 AM »
My relatively recent discovery of how much I do like Stardust Memories is perhaps the single largest factor.

Cool - I can just imagine you at numerous points recognising and acknowledging, perhaps with a knowing, sagely nod.  8)

It's one of a handful of films I've viewed from a projection booth. I'd been tipped off about the scene where Cardinale dressed in white almost pads from right to left and back, her face lit by faux candlelight; and when this is viewed from the booth the screen reflects the projected light as if her presence is passing like a wave over the audience. At best whimsical, at worst a gimmick, but a beautiful one nonetheless.

In any case, I hope you find the film interesting and that you enjoy it. :)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27439 on: March 23, 2018, 02:35:46 PM »
Having seen it and its sequel, I can say that Ebert is completely correct...and the third one is even worse in that regard.

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