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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26960 on: November 07, 2017, 05:49:03 PM »
We saw Loving Vincent tonight.  A really wonderful film.  Essentially what they've done is make the movie, and then frame by frame paint over the actors and scenery in the style of Van Gogh.  The script follows the Steven Naifeh and‎ Gregory White Smith biography, which presents evidence of him dying from being shot instead of a self-inflected wound.  But the film makers also leave it up in the air offering credible evidence of a suicide as well.

I would recommend the film, especially for those who have a special interest in the paintings and life of Van Gogh.  It is definitely not gimmicky, at least not imo.

Hi SanAntone - wife and I saw Loving Vincent this afternoon and enjoyed - I was surprised by the 4:3 aspect ratio having gotten use to my 16:9 HDTV; also, the UK accents of the actors was a little incongruous for the late 19th century in southern France - BUT, completely agree a beautiful and certainly a unique (one of a kind?) film - for those interested, take a look at the Rotten Tomatoes Critic Reviews, both the good and bad ones - their critics averages were 78% & 6.8/10 vs. audience at 90% & 4.3/5 - I'd easily do a 4*/5* rating - Dave :)

 

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26961 on: November 08, 2017, 04:26:33 AM »
This is just a circular play on words ... what you are saying is derived from crap you've read

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26962 on: November 08, 2017, 04:28:59 AM »
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Insomnia, dir. Christopher Nolan, with Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

I know this is a “remake”;  I have not yet seen the original, and so I have not learnt to despise this one 0:)  In fact, I like it.

Sure, I shall seek out the original at some point.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26963 on: November 08, 2017, 01:25:19 PM »


I saw that film in the 1970s and last saw it about 20 years ago. I thought it would have aged somewhat but, no: it’s still a visual stunner. Fellini’s script is very freely adapted from Petronius’ fragments of a story of decadent Rome set in emperor Nero’s time. Some scenes, even sometimes simple shots linger long in the memory. Like the novel, the story has no real continuity, which serves the director’ purpose.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26964 on: November 09, 2017, 02:16:33 AM »
Last night (for, oh I dunno, the tenth time?) Alien (1979).
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26965 on: November 09, 2017, 01:04:56 PM »
TAKASHI, Miike: Rainy dog (1997)



Boringly violent, cliched characterisations and rain. Lots of rain.




BOB FOSSE: All that jazz (1979)



Not my sort of thing, I only lasted ten minutes before pressing the kill switch.



An unusually weak day for film in Tulse Towers.  :blank:

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26966 on: November 09, 2017, 01:14:59 PM »

Not my sort of thing, I only lasted ten minutes before pressing the kill switch


You didn't like the opening "On Broadway" sequence?!

Each to their own of course, but there's lots of great stuff in that film that make it well worth giving it a second chance.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26967 on: November 09, 2017, 01:36:19 PM »
Last night (for, oh I dunno, the tenth time?) Alien (1979).

C'mon man, the food ain't that bad...

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« Reply #26968 on: November 09, 2017, 09:16:20 PM »

     I watched Dr. No. Imagine that. Someone wanted to watch it and I said yes, so I watched along and I guess I'm OK, I don't feel different.
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« Reply #26969 on: November 09, 2017, 11:15:38 PM »
Just finished Inception. Uneven, but ultimately worthwhile.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26970 on: November 09, 2017, 11:29:07 PM »
Just finished Inception. Uneven, but ultimately worthwhile.

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Watch Solaris (Tarkovsky) and Primer next?  ;)

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« Reply #26971 on: November 10, 2017, 09:48:36 AM »
C'mon man, the food ain't that bad...

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While I still remember how two of the events fairly made me jump out of my skin the first time I saw it (on the big screen the season it opened), now that all its terrors are known to me, I watch it with pure pleasure.  And as I was remarking to MI, this time I did focus more attention than ever on the score, very nicely turned indeed.

Not sure just why this is drawing me in, this interval between Hallowe’en and Thanksgiving, but I strongly suspect I shall watch Aliens again this weekend.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26972 on: November 10, 2017, 11:42:57 AM »

     I watched Soldier of Orange a few days ago. It is not universally admired, though I universally admire it for its themes and execution. Verhoeven has a take on war, fascism and the toll taken on people who just want to survive that is quite personal and particular to the Dutch WWII experience. The war causes a group of friends to choose sides or avoid doing so, and the film is remarkably even handed about the choices made.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26973 on: November 10, 2017, 02:53:08 PM »
While I still remember how two of the events fairly made me jump out of my skin the first time I saw it...

One of those events had the same effect on my brother, who was sitting next to me in the theatre. I'm sure that running my fingertips over the nape of his neck at the same instant had nothing to do with it...

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26974 on: November 10, 2017, 03:01:23 PM »
Watch Solaris (Tarkovsky) and Primer next?  ;)

I'll probably bounce back to either Lonesome Dove, which l started on Tuesday, or the first season of ST:TNG.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26975 on: November 10, 2017, 03:08:36 PM »
You didn't like the opening "On Broadway" sequence?!

Each to their own of course, but there's lots of great stuff in that film that make it well worth giving it a second chance.

No, I didn't. :(

Also Cabaret was lost on me.


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« Reply #26976 on: November 10, 2017, 06:53:45 PM »
Tonight: Ex Machina & Aliens ... so, a night of grrrrrl power.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26977 on: November 11, 2017, 08:59:21 AM »
PABLO LARRAIN: The Club (2015)



Another excellent film by Larrain. Here the Chilean shows what happens to disgraced priests and nuns; they are kept semi-imprisoned in remote houses rather than have to face up to their crimes and pay their debt to society. The realism and the evil displayed by the characters here is much more shocking than the normal over-simplification of the media's representation of paedo priests.

The incongruous use of the most heavenly music of Arvo Part during the nastiest bit of the film works very well, but I'm not sure what the composer himself would think of it!

Discretion advised.

It is such a shame that one of the world's best younger film makers has been drawn to USA where box office takings have now become more important than the artistic worth of his work. It is a real tragedy.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26978 on: November 11, 2017, 01:01:39 PM »
This afternoon:  Stardust Memories, which I find entirely wonderful.
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« Reply #26979 on: November 11, 2017, 01:27:15 PM »
This afternoon:  Stardust Memories, which I find entirely wonderful.

Absolutely, Karl. That one, along with Shadows and Fog, should get more attention.

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