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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29720 on: February 09, 2020, 05:08:19 AM »
To Kill a Mockingbird





Great performances from the children in particular.
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« Reply #29721 on: February 09, 2020, 06:23:43 AM »


Awesome stuff!
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29722 on: February 10, 2020, 02:38:22 PM »
To Kill a Mockingbird

Great performances from the children in particular.

An extraordinary film. I saw it first as a young boy during its original theatrical release, and even then was captivated by Peck's performance. And yes, the children were terrific.

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« Reply #29723 on: February 10, 2020, 03:25:06 PM »


Awesome stuff!

Well, last night at the Oscars, the film won BEST PICTURE!  A first, i.e. that award given to a non-English speaking film - now, we saw 7 or the 9 nominees including 1917 & Parasite, two completely difference experiences - we liked both.  Dave

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29724 on: February 11, 2020, 03:40:52 AM »
84 Charing Cross Road





I have seen this film a number of time and I always enjoy it. I really must read the book though. Has anybody read it?
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29725 on: February 11, 2020, 03:45:55 AM »



An extraordinary film. I saw it first as a young boy during its original theatrical release, and even then was captivated by Peck's performance. And yes, the children were terrific.

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Cheers LBK. Yes, Peck's was indeed a very fine performance. The whole atmosphere of the film was captivating. It was aired on TV here recently and it was given a health warning prior to screening something to the effect that "Some viewers may find the attitudes of the time upsetting".
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29726 on: February 11, 2020, 01:17:11 PM »
84 Charing Cross Road





I have seen this film a number of time and I always enjoy it. I really must read the book though. Has anybody read it?

Yes. The film follows the book very closely and the letters are faithfully quoted. You'll get more of whats in the film, but actually not so very much more.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29727 on: February 12, 2020, 08:48:49 AM »
The Island





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« Reply #29728 on: February 12, 2020, 08:49:13 AM »
Yes. The film follows the book very closely and the letters are faithfully quoted. You'll get more of whats in the film, but actually not so very much more.

Thank you and good to know.
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« Reply #29729 on: February 12, 2020, 08:54:02 AM »
Watched this last night with my dad:



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« Reply #29730 on: February 12, 2020, 10:21:17 AM »
Last night, Susan & I watch the recent Oscar nominee below & over a week or so, I viewed the Lethal Weapon Collection:

Ford v. Ferrari w/ Matt Damon & Christian Bale; short synopsis below based on a true story; reviews: 8.2/10, IMDB; 92% Rotten Tomatoes - nominated for 4 Oscars, including Best Picture, and winner of 2 (Best Film & Sound Editing) - we enjoyed w/ some of the best racing action that I've seen in years - I'd easily do a 4*/5* on Amazon - recommended!

Lethal Weapon Collection (1987-1998) w/ Mel Gibson & Danny Glover, but Joe Pesci and Rene Russo showing up later - favorites are the first two, but the latter two stars mentioned make for fun entertainment - Dave :)

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29731 on: February 15, 2020, 09:33:51 AM »
Roman J Israel Esq.





This one is definitely worth your time. Great characterisation and wonderful acting from Washington.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29732 on: February 15, 2020, 10:56:38 AM »
Cheers LBK. Yes, Peck's was indeed a very fine performance. The whole atmosphere of the film was captivating. It was aired on TV here recently and it was given a health warning prior to screening something to the effect that "Some viewers may find the attitudes of the time upsetting".
Also great soundtrack by Elmer Bernstein. Watched it as a child with my parents and now it is one of my daughter's favourite films. Robert Duvall makes an unforgettable film debut as 'Boo' Radley.
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« Reply #29733 on: February 15, 2020, 12:05:09 PM »
Also great soundtrack by Elmer Bernstein. Watched it as a child with my parents and now it is one of my daughter's favourite films. Robert Duvall makes an unforgettable film debut as 'Boo' Radley.

I must admit that I never once noticed the soundtrack.
It is great that this film is transcending the generations.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29734 on: February 15, 2020, 02:45:08 PM »
Saw it last night, in our local cinema, big room, 1100+ seats, with son Oscar (13), a World War I expert. Oscar and I liked the enscenering & acting - both fabulous, very inspiring - but not so much the movie as such.

Very much Hollywood (though British, but we should've known, never saw a movie winning three Oscars worth seeing at all, IRCC and I think I do), hardly credible story, certainly spectacular but not moving at all, about as dull as anything 'Hollywood-like' we saw all these years.

All in all a disappointment for both of us - we 'ld rather recommend Midway instead (though American, simply sublime, very moving, everything 1917 appears to be lacking, notwithstanding its >100 billion $ budget).  :-[

Well, the 'Best Picture' Oscar went to Parasite which wife and I enjoyed more for the story and the characters - I would not disagree w/ your thoughts on 1917, i.e. I was most impressed w/ seeing the film on a BIG screen, the specials, and cinematography.

As to the 'new' Midway, the reviews were so negative that I did not bother seeing the film (will stream and I know will not be the same) - I own the older film but not great - my favorite story of the Battle of Midway is National Geographic's documentary w/ Bob Ballard finding the sunken ships; combines discovery footage (and several Japanese & American sailors who fought) w/ actual film from the battle - may not be for everyone but 'up my alley' - Dave :)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29735 on: February 15, 2020, 04:08:16 PM »
Saw it last night, in our local cinema, big room, 1100+ seats, with son Oscar (13), a World War I expert. Oscar and I liked the enscenering & acting - both fabulous, very inspiring - but not so much the movie as such.

Very much Hollywood (though British, but we should've known, never saw a movie winning three Oscars worth seeing at all, IRCC and I think I do), hardly credible story, certainly spectacular but not moving at all, about as dull as anything 'Hollywood-like' we saw all these years.

All in all a disappointment for both of us - we 'ld rather recommend Midway instead (though American, simply sublime, very moving, everything 1917 appears to be lacking, notwithstanding its >100 billion $ budget).  :-[

I certainly found '1917' technically impressive, as for example in the stirring scene when he makes a final dash to try and prevent the last wave of the attack. And the impression of it being shot in one take, certainly gave the narrative momentum an immediacy and a strong drive. But I felt the characters seemed to have little in the way of tangible inner lives as such, and the horror of the situation felt somewhat prettified at times, and ultimately for me it was a rather empty experience, notwithstanding some memorable moments.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29736 on: February 16, 2020, 07:07:59 AM »

    Last night I watched Train to Busan, a very Korean zombie film.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29737 on: February 16, 2020, 07:49:21 AM »
Breakdown





Not overly gripping but worth a watch
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« Reply #29738 on: February 16, 2020, 10:13:56 AM »
Well, over the last week or so, Susan has been watching 'old' films from my DVD/BD collection and enjoying (of course, her choices!):

Laura (1944) w/ Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, & Judith Anderson - classic film noir murder mystery w/ the ever gorgeous Gene Tierney.

Lost Horizon (1937) w/ Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, Thomas Mitchell, Sam Jaffe - "..a small group of civilians crash land in the Himalayas, and are rescued by the people of the mysterious, Eden-like valley of Shangri-la." (IMDB) - own a number of Colman films and have always loved his voice; not a complete video restoration, but all of the audio is present.

Long Gray Line, The (1955) w/ Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, & Donald Crisp - short synopsis below; about Martin ('Marty') Maher - if a fan of West Point (have done just one visit), this Irish immigrant became a sort of legend there - highly recommended, as are the others.

Magnificent Ambersons, The (1942) w/ Joseph Cotton, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, & Agnes Moorehead; narrated by Orson Welles - second synopsis below if not familiar w/ the film - based on Booth Tarkington's 1918 Pulitzer winning novel; Welles started as director and was basically fired (short Wiki summary, if interested); over an hour of additional footage was cut and destroyed and a happier ending added.  The Criterion production is outstanding and includes a 55 page booklet (which I've not read) that discusses the controversial making of the picture; again, highly recommended.  Dave :)


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29739 on: February 16, 2020, 10:39:26 AM »
Wife & I saw '1917' on the big screen on release - impressive!  I do not plan to 'buy' the film, just would not be the same on my 42" HDTV (need a media room?) - Oscars are this Sunday and 9 films are in the 'Best Picture' category (quoted below - Source) - in USA Today this morning, their yearly 'Who will win vs. who should win' put '1917' in the win category, although they preferred 'Jojo Rabbit' - we've seen 5 of the 9 films, so far.  Dave :)

Saw it last night, in our local cinema, big room, 1100+ seats, with son Oscar (13), a World War I expert. Oscar and I liked the mise-en-scène & acting - both fabulous, very inspiring - but not so much the movie as such.
Very much Hollywood (though British, but we should 've known, never saw a movie winning three Oscars worth seeing at all, IRCC & think I do), hardly credible story, certainly spectacular but not moving, about as dull as anything Hollywood-like.
All in all a disappointment for both of us - we 'ld rather recommend Midway instead (though American simply sublime, very moving, everything 1917 appears to be lacking, notwithstanding its >100 billion $ budget).  :-[

BTW heard today a friend reporting back after seeing the other big Oscar winner, the Korean movie 'Parasite'; absolute disaster, according to him, just more 'Hollywood' again. I guess I won't even try.  ;D
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