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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31780 on: September 13, 2021, 10:51:37 PM »
For the first time, very agreeably tortuous: The Lady from Shanghai

Was rigging up to watch this, and in the first 30 seconds or so, realized that Orson Wells would spend the entire movie talking in a corny Irish accent. :(

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« Reply #31781 on: September 14, 2021, 04:47:22 AM »
Was rigging up to watch this, and in the first 30 seconds or so, realized that Orson Wells would spend the entire movie talking in a corny Irish accent. :(
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31782 on: September 14, 2021, 06:02:48 AM »
Was rigging up to watch this, and in the first 30 seconds or so, realized that Orson Wells would spend the entire movie talking in a corny Irish accent. :(

Interesting. I don't say I did not note it, but I certainly didn't find it fatal to the endeavor.
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« Reply #31783 on: September 14, 2021, 06:01:32 PM »
Interesting. I don't say I did not note it, but I certainly didn't find it fatal to the endeavor.

I won't say it is "fatal" but it makes makes me think of Orson Wells' performance as sort of silly.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31784 on: September 16, 2021, 04:59:21 AM »
I'd never seen a Wong Kar-wai film before. I can't say I loved this but I may try another one of his. This struck me as a bit too precious and nerdy for me. I can imagine how much film students would love it. For me, this is not great cinema - though I understand why he would have a big fan base.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31785 on: September 16, 2021, 07:03:10 AM »
Rear Window (1954) w/ James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, & Raymond Burr; Alfred Hitchcock, director - 4K package includes a BD and a digital copy - arguably one of Hitch's best films; the AV restoration is noticeableb super (and Grace Kelly never looked more beautiful in color!) - reviews #1 and #2 for those interested - highly recommended in whatever format!  Dave :)

 
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« Reply #31786 on: September 16, 2021, 08:12:07 AM »
I'd never seen a Wong Kar-wai film before. I can't say I loved this but I may try another one of his. This struck me as a bit too precious and nerdy for me. I can imagine how much film students would love it. For me, this is not great cinema - though I understand why he would have a big fan base.

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.
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« Reply #31787 on: September 16, 2021, 03:53:54 PM »
Another strong recommendation here for In The Mood For Love (the title and poster image don't represent the film well at all if they make you hesitate, as I know they have with some others I've tried to persuade to watch it).

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« Reply #31788 on: September 16, 2021, 04:27:14 PM »
Another strong recommendation here for In The Mood For Love (the title and poster image don't represent the film well at all if they make you hesitate, as I know they have with some others I've tried to persuade to watch it).

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I like the cover on the Criterion edition:

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« Reply #31789 on: September 16, 2021, 05:06:37 PM »
Rear Window (1954) w/ James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, & Raymond Burr; Alfred Hitchcock, director - 4K package includes a BD and a digital copy - arguably one of Hitch's best films; the AV restoration is noticeableb super (and Grace Kelly nether looked more beautiful in color!) - reviews #1 and #2 for those interested - highly recommended in whatever format!  Dave :)

 

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« Reply #31790 on: September 16, 2021, 05:43:37 PM »
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« Reply #31791 on: September 16, 2021, 06:25:28 PM »
One of my favorite Williams performances, in Elaine May's brilliant screenplay: The Birdcage.
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« Reply #31792 on: September 16, 2021, 10:36:27 PM »
I like the cover on the Criterion edition:



The one I saw at the cinemas here and on the VHS and DVD releases was this one that makes you think you might be in for something like Lust, Caution:



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« Reply #31793 on: September 16, 2021, 10:47:24 PM »
I love Kar-Wai Wong. is one of my all time favourite films. I love how romantic it is and how it doesn't take itself too serious, as opposed to In the Mood for Love, for example that I also love for other reasons. Happy Together is another superb film.