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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31980 on: October 20, 2021, 10:12:20 AM »
I need to watch that 'un.

I would count it amongst my favourite Scorsese films.

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« Reply #31981 on: October 20, 2021, 10:31:58 AM »
Assume that you mean a 4K version?  Did you have the physical disc or stream in HD (i.e. 4K rather than 1080p)?  And did the film look better than in previous versions?  Thanks.  Dave :)

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Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9xhJrPXop4

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31982 on: October 20, 2021, 11:34:27 AM »
Currently in cinemas:



Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9xhJrPXop4

     Google tells me it will be out tomorrow.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31983 on: October 20, 2021, 11:41:19 AM »
     The only version extant in the wild is 1080p SDR. It looks damn good.

Sorrry, my mis-understanding, thought you meant the '84 film - thanks for the clarification; don't believe I've seen the more recent one.  Dave :)

P.S. looking on Amazon Video, seems to be a lot of options -  8)

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31984 on: October 20, 2021, 11:49:27 AM »
     Google tells me it will be out tomorrow.

But this is the one you saw?

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31985 on: October 20, 2021, 11:56:49 AM »
I need to watch that 'un.
Please give it a shot Karl.  It is truly worth it.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31986 on: October 20, 2021, 01:09:23 PM »
Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Max von Sydow and others.  Wow!


An amazing combo of film noir/psychological drama and more.  Very thought-provoking and with a number of clever turns and twists and makes you think about how our minds work and what is really real.  And how we treat mental illness.

Great soundtrack too!

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Definitely a great soundtrack, put together by the amazing Robbie Robertson.

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« Reply #31987 on: October 20, 2021, 01:38:32 PM »
But this is the one you saw?

     Yes. Sometimes I get impatient and download a film when it first appears on the web. Usually the film has been released by then, but on occasion this happens.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31988 on: October 20, 2021, 09:22:13 PM »
Today it’s Dune day! Hope I won’t be disappointed. 😎

It was all I thought, hoped it would be and more. The spirit of the book is magnificently captured. A triumph of a film. And it absolutely deserves to be seen on the big screen. 😎

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« Reply #31989 on: October 21, 2021, 05:09:21 AM »
Definitely a great soundtrack, put together by the amazing Robbie Robertson.
Yes, when I saw that name, I thought "Wait, that name is awfully familiar!"  I then googled and saw that yes, indeedy, it was the same guy--as in from The Band.  I then did a bit more digging and saw that he's worked on a number of films with Martin Scorsese.  :)

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Filmography[edit]
1978 – The Last Waltz (performer/producer)
1980 – Carny (actor/writer/producer/composer)
1980 – Raging Bull (music producer)
1982 – The King of Comedy (music producer)
1986 – The Color of Money (composer)
1994 – Jimmy Hollywood (composer)
1995 – Robbie Robertson: Going Home (documentary)
1995 – Casino (music consultant)
1995 – The Crossing Guard (actor – Roger)
1996 – Phenomenon (executive soundtrack producer)
1996 – Dakota Exile (narrator)
1999 – Forces of Nature (creative music consultant)
1999 – Wolves (narrator)
1999 – Any Given Sunday (songs)
2001 – The Life and Times of Robbie Robertson
2002 – Gangs of New York (executive music producer)
2002 – Skins (writer)
2003 – Festival Express (performer)
2004 – Jenifa (executive producer)
2004 – Ladder 49 (original song "Shine Your Light")
2006 – The Departed (music producer)
2007 – Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 (performer)
2010 – Shutter Island (music supervisor)
2012 – Curse of the Axe (narrator)
2013 – Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 (performer)
2013 – The Wolf of Wall Street (executive music producer)
2016 – Silence (executive music producer)
2017 – Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World (performer)
2018 – Native America (narrator)
2019 – The Irishman (executive music producer, musical director, musician)
2019 – Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (himself)
TBA – Killers of the Flower Moon

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31990 on: October 21, 2021, 10:42:30 AM »
Last night, Heavy Metal, one of a number of movies I pretty much like, which spawned a sequel in which I take no interest. As I was remarking elsewhere: Of course, the first thing I think of musically is all the rock songs, but last night I keyed in on Elmer Bernstein's orchestral score which is great.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31991 on: October 21, 2021, 11:53:44 AM »



A fascinating and powerful film about Norway's descent into Hitler's clutches in 1940. It focusses very effectively on a few days in the personal worlds of a few of those involved, including Norway's King Haakon VII, Curt Bräuer, a German envoy tasked with negotiating a peaceful handing over of power with him, and a 16-year-old Norwegian Guardsman, Fredrik Seeberg, the only one of the three still alive today. In Norwegian and German (with subtitles), superb filmmaking creating a vivid and memorable canvas.
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« Reply #31992 on: October 21, 2021, 11:55:37 AM »



A fascinating and powerful film about Norway's descent into Hitler's clutches in 1940. It focusses very effectively on a few days in the personal worlds of a few of those involved, including Norway's King Haakon VII and the German envoy tasked with negotiating a peaceful handing over of power with him, to a 16-year-old Norwegian Guardsman, Fredrik Seeberg, the only one of the three still alive today. In Norwegian and German (with subtitles), superb filmmaking creating a vivid and memorable canvas.

An under-recounted subplot of that tangle of a war.
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« Reply #31993 on: October 21, 2021, 11:57:35 AM »
An under-recounted subplot of that tangle of a war.

It certainly was to me.

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« Reply #31994 on: October 22, 2021, 12:49:56 AM »



A fascinating and powerful film about Norway's descent into Hitler's clutches in 1940. It focusses very effectively on a few days in the personal worlds of a few of those involved, including Norway's King Haakon VII, Curt Bräuer, a German envoy tasked with negotiating a peaceful handing over of power with him, and a 16-year-old Norwegian Guardsman, Fredrik Seeberg, the only one of the three still alive today. In Norwegian and German (with subtitles), superb filmmaking creating a vivid and memorable canvas.

I've seen that. I remember quite liking it. Though I do wonder whether people who can't hear the difference between Norwegian, German and Danish (there's also Danish if I recall correctly) would get as much out of it, because the process of communicating across languages is a fairly major part of the plot at times.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31995 on: October 22, 2021, 02:47:12 AM »
FORBIDDEN PLANET (Fred McLeod Wilcox, 1956) German Blu-ray "Alarm Im Weltall"

Somehow I expected this to be a black and white movie so I was surprised to see it is in fact a color movie. I also expected mono sound, but this Blu-ray has 5.1 and the quality of the soundtrack is good for the age of the movie. Picture quality is also damn good on this. Acting on this is extremely wooden and even comical. Maybe this was an inspiration for Leslie Nielsen to become a comic actor later on? For a sci-fi movie dealing with an ancient civilization reaching an ultimate point in their technological advancement this movie contains tons of romance and kissing. The story is okay, but the way the story is told is lame and somehow misses the excitement of tramatic moments. I liked the colorful sets and underground tunnels. The early electronic music was cool. I can see how this has influenced shows like Dr Who and Star Trek and even George Lucas (Robby the robot being able to speak 187 languages => C-3PO with 6 million languages). This was more interesting to experience as a curiosity than a sci-fi movie. As such this wasn't a bad purchase at all.  0:)

THE INVISIBLE BOY (Herman Hoffman, 1957) Extra material on the  "Alarm Im Weltall" Blu-ray

I didn't know the Blu-ray had this movie as an extra nor had I ever heard about this "unofficial sequel?" to the Forbidden Planet. This movie is black and White and it is included at DVD quality only (soft image). This was very different kind of movie and clearly targeted for young audience. However, it was FUN to watch, because it is kind of like a fantasy in the head of a 10 years old boy (having a robot as friend, being able to troll your parents by becoming invisible, being able to fly and go to space in a rocket etc.). For other people the story is a nightmare of a super-computer taking over the World. This split was interesting. In the end of the movie the boy's fantasy and the nightmare of the adults "collide" in the rocket scenes giving absurdly silly results. This was a nice bonus on the Blu-ray.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31996 on: October 22, 2021, 05:22:01 AM »
I've seen that. I remember quite liking it. Though I do wonder whether people who can't hear the difference between Norwegian, German and Danish (there's also Danish if I recall correctly) would get as much out of it, because the process of communicating across languages is a fairly major part of the plot at times.

I'm not sure the impact of not distinguishing the difference between the languages would be too limiting in appreciating events, quite a bit is evident from dialogue and situation I think. Indeed one of the opening scenes is the German envoy with the responsibility of negotiating a peaceful handing over of power to Vidkun Quisling's collaborationist regime, listening to a Norwegian radio news broadcast and asking his wife to translate.
There is some Danish and even a bit of English as a lingua franca at one point.

On the subject of dialogue between languages, it's perhaps worth mentioning that Quisling's name became a standard word meaning traitor or collaborator in a number of languages after the war, so strong was the condemnation of his role in these events.


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« Reply #31997 on: October 22, 2021, 07:22:58 AM »
FORBIDDEN PLANET (Fred McLeod Wilcox, 1956) German Blu-ray "Alarm Im Weltall"

Somehow I expected this to be a black and white movie so I was surprised to see it is in fact a color movie. I also expected mono sound, but this Blu-ray has 5.1 and the quality of the soundtrack is good for the age of the movie. Picture quality is also damn good on this. Acting on this is extremely wooden and even comical. Maybe this was an inspiration for Leslie Nielsen to become a comic actor later on? For a sci-fi movie dealing with an ancient civilization reaching an ultimate point in their technological advancement this movie contains tons of romance and kissing. The story is okay, but the way the story is told is lame and somehow misses the excitement of tramatic moments. I liked the colorful sets and underground tunnels. The early electronic music was cool. I can see how this has influenced shows like Dr Who and Star Trek and even George Lucas (Robby the robot being able to speak 187 languages => C-3PO with 6 million languages). This was more interesting to experience as a curiosity than a sci-fi movie. As such this wasn't a bad purchase at all.  0:)

THE INVISIBLE BOY (Herman Hoffman, 1957) Extra material on the  "Alarm Im Weltall" Blu-ray

I didn't know the Blu-ray had this movie as an extra nor had I ever heard about this "unofficial sequel?" to the Forbidden Planet. This movie is black and White and it is included at DVD quality only (soft image). This was very different kind of movie and clearly targeted for young audience. However, it was FUN to watch, because it is kind of like a fantasy in the head of a 10 years old boy (having a robot as friend, being able to troll your parents by becoming invisible, being able to fly and go to space in a rocket etc.). For other people the story is a nightmare of a super-computer taking over the World. This split was interesting. In the end of the movie the boy's fantasy and the nightmare of the adults "collide" in the rocket scenes giving absurdly silly results. This was a nice bonus on the Blu-ray.

Interesting.
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« Reply #31998 on: October 22, 2021, 10:32:35 AM »
FORBIDDEN PLANET (Fred McLeod Wilcox, 1956) German Blu-ray "Alarm Im Weltall"

Somehow I expected this to be a black and white movie so I was surprised to see it is in fact a color movie. I also expected mono sound, but this Blu-ray has 5.1 and the quality of the soundtrack is good for the age of the movie. Picture quality is also damn good on this. Acting on this is extremely wooden and even comical. Maybe this was an inspiration for Leslie Nielsen to become a comic actor later on? For a sci-fi movie dealing with an ancient civilization reaching an ultimate point in their technological advancement this movie contains tons of romance and kissing. The story is okay, but the way the story is told is lame and somehow misses the excitement of tramatic moments. I liked the colorful sets and underground tunnels. The early electronic music was cool. I can see how this has influenced shows like Dr Who and Star Trek and even George Lucas (Robby the robot being able to speak 187 languages => C-3PO with 6 million languages). This was more interesting to experience as a curiosity than a sci-fi movie. As such this wasn't a bad purchase at all.  0:)

THE INVISIBLE BOY (Herman Hoffman, 1957) Extra material on the  "Alarm Im Weltall" Blu-ray......................

Hi Poju - many of these '50s sci-fi films often had weak plots, B-rated actors, and silly 'specials', as expected for the era - BUT, one of the main reasons to watch the Forbidden Planet is to gaze upon the young Anne Francis in her 'swimsuit-like' outfits, as below, although the second pic is much more alluring -  :P :laugh:  Dave
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31999 on: October 22, 2021, 11:15:41 AM »
It was all I thought, hoped it would be and more. The spirit of the book is magnificently captured. A triumph of a film. And it absolutely deserves to be seen on the big screen. 😎

I haven't read the book, but I thought the new film was excellent.  Beautifully filmed, and the CGI seemed seemless, but I'm only watching on a 40" TV.

I do have some issues with the world building, but my beef would be with Frank Herbert. 
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