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Offline VonStupp

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31560 on: July 26, 2021, 01:02:46 PM »
I had a chance to sit down with the two film sequels:

Funeral in Berlin (1966)
A too-serious sequel to Ipcress revolving around the Berlin Wall. A bit plain and plenty confusing, but Michael Caine throws stinging jabs left and right here.

Billion-Dollar Brain (1967)
A wacky course correction in tone, with a soft-spoken Michael Caine opposite Karl Malden, surrounded by a great snowy location in Finland. The infamous Ken Russell directs, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett provides a trippy score, and there is a lot of James Bond excess to finish off this espionage trilogy. I don't know if I will continue with the TV movies...

The Ipcress File (1965)

I had never watched this Michael Caine film previously. It is a great espionage yarn, but with more office antics and conspiracy threads, and very artsy camera shots. The John Barry score, with its cimbalom tune, is ever reminiscent of James Bond's guitar motive.

It looks like I have a number of sequels to catch up on too.


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31561 on: Today at 12:30:49 AM »
As Good As It Gets. Fabulous perxormancd by Nicholson.

One of his very best, for me.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31562 on: Today at 12:37:42 AM »
Sinister

Some people consider this one a great horror flick, but it is not one of my favorites. It almost works better as a dark family drama movie. The horror is too much "in your face" and too violent/gory to my taste. This movie feels badly directed and the music feel lazy. Acting is however pretty good.
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« Reply #31563 on: Today at 12:39:12 AM »
Sorry for the misspellings. I mainly post from a small cellphone these days.......

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« Reply #31564 on: Today at 07:24:19 AM »
Sorry for the misspellings. I mainly post from a small cellphone these days.......

Oh we just thought you had too much wine! ;D