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« Reply #31820 on: Today at 02:41:36 AM »
Chungking Express - I didn't like it that much either. I do love Wong Kar Wai's In The Mood For Love and it's sequel, 2046.
I'm gonna give these a shot then. Thanks!

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« Reply #31821 on: Today at 02:44:53 AM »
Watched and enjoyed last night on my HBO+ steaming membership, and it was the Criterion version!  Before COVID we took a lot of car trips, either to the coast or mountains, and often in adjacent states - we've been in Harlan county in southeast Kentucky near the Cumberland Gap National Park; also, have been to West Virginia a half dozen times, including several visits to the Beckley Coal Mine Museum, where a tour on a coal train into the mine is available - the guides were real coal miners - highly recommended for those in the area (not even sure if it's open at the moment w/ the pandemic?).  Dave :)
That sounds like a cool trip. I'd love to ask more questions to local people about the topic. I wonder if the culture is gone: the music, way of life and way of expressing themselves. In the movie, the men stand around Whittling wood!! That's real! I never thought that was a real thing! The movie give one a lot of affection for the people and their struggle. 

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« Reply #31822 on: Today at 02:49:41 AM »

Did I already put this up here? This is a marvelous creation. It's just so much fun. Leigh takes you into the nitty-gritty of the creation of a theatrical work of art from beginning to end and he does it with eyes of love. There really is nothing quite like this. This also will satisfy those who are interested in the historical period.

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« Reply #31823 on: Today at 03:42:33 AM »
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This was posted recently and it was a re-watch for me. It is one of those films where there is not much action but there certainly is a lot going on at the same time. The dialogue is minimal but the ambient sound of the film is wonderful. The soundtrack is pretty good too. 






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« Reply #31824 on: Today at 05:36:22 AM »

Did I already put this up here? This is a marvelous creation. It's just so much fun. Leigh takes you into the nitty-gritty of the creation of a theatrical work of art from beginning to end and he does it with eyes of love. There really is nothing quite like this. This also will satisfy those who are interested in the historical period.

Agreed. A Gilbert & Sullivan biopic that entwines relationships with the manic energy of putting on a show (The Mikado, I think?). A nice balancing act if I remember correctly.

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I'm gonna give these a shot then. Thanks!

No problem, hope you enjoy them. 
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« Reply #31826 on: Today at 06:31:42 AM »
As Good as It Gets (1997) w/ Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear and others - Nicholson in a great transition from basically an 'asshole' to a considerate and generous human being - fun to watch as is Hunt, both won the Best Acting Oscars for the year - highly recommended.  Dave :)

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As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by James L. Brooks, who co-wrote it with Mark Andrus. The film stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, homophobic and obsessive-compulsive novelist, Helen Hunt as a single mother with a chronically ill son, and Greg Kinnear as an artist who is gay. Nicholson and Hunt won the Academy Award for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively, making it the most recent film to win both of the lead acting awards, since 1991's The Silence of the Lambs. It was also nominated for Best Picture but ultimately lost to Titanic. It is ranked 140th on Empire magazine's "The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time" list. (Source)

 

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« Reply #31827 on: Today at 08:08:46 AM »
Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)

A gentle, slice-of-life, coming-of-age drama/comedy. I like these types of movies; they may not move heaven and earth, but it is a cozy ride. Plus, a solid ensemble of character actors (It's been a while since I have thought of Fyvush Finkel).

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« Reply #31828 on: Today at 09:00:41 AM »
As Good as It Gets (1997) w/ Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear and others - Nicholson in a great transition from basically an 'asshole' to a considerate and generous human being - fun to watch as is Hunt, both won the Best Acting Oscars for the year - highly recommended.  Dave :)

 

That is my favourite Nicholson film. However, the entire cast were excellent, particularly Hunt.
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« Reply #31829 on: Today at 09:47:11 AM »
That is my favourite Nicholson film. However, the entire cast were excellent, particularly Hunt.

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« Reply #31830 on: Today at 11:39:26 AM »
Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)

A gentle, slice-of-life, coming-of-age drama/comedy. I like these types of movies; they may not move heaven and earth, but it is a cozy ride. Plus, a solid ensemble of character actors (It's been a while since I have thought of Fyvush Finkel).

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I had the opportunity to see both the film and stage (via a touring company) versions of Biloxi Blues, the next installment of the trilogy which started with BBM.  I found the stage version better, for reasons inherent in the different mediums: no distractions in the background, lighting cues that focused one's attention, no camera close-ups, etc.  The movie softened the dramatic elements and highlighted the comedic elements in contrast to the stage version.  I have to wonder how that applies to all of Simon's works.

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« Reply #31831 on: Today at 12:33:18 PM »
I had the opportunity to see both the film and stage (via a touring company) versions of Biloxi Blues, the next installment of the trilogy which started with BBM.  I found the stage version better, for reasons inherent in the different mediums: no distractions in the background, lighting cues that focused one's attention, no camera close-ups, etc.  The movie softened the dramatic elements and highlighted the comedic elements in contrast to the stage version.  I have to wonder how that applies to all of Simon's works.

I would imagine Brighton Beach is probably better on stage as well; the claustrophobia of the apartment this extended family is living in seems like it would be more effective on stage. Neil Simon's way with conversation remains stagey in the film, but New York as a set piece opens up that dialog a little bit. Can't say I laughed a whole lot, but it was amusing enough.

Haven't seen Biloxi Blues (1988) in a while, but Christopher Walken was mighty memorable and quite scary as the unpredictable and unstable drill sergeant. It would be great to have seen these on stage, I hope it was a good time.

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