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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31200 on: May 04, 2021, 12:26:26 AM »
Is there a commentary with the Criterion edition of that?

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« Reply #31201 on: May 04, 2021, 03:25:50 AM »
Is there a commentary with the Criterion edition of that?

I'm not sure. I have this box set and have been working through it chronologically, not watching (or listening to) any of the extra stuff this time around, and sorry, not able to check right now:

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« Reply #31202 on: May 04, 2021, 03:38:09 AM »

This movie is at once hilarious, absurd, brutal and even touching. I'm not sure there is any character in cinema more pathetic than the one Charles Grodin created here. This movie doesn't aim at the meaning of life. But what it does aim at, it cuts so very deep. Half-way through I thought, "yeah, this is a pretty funny satire"; by the end I couldn't get over the punches thrown one after the other.
They really don't make films like this anymore (even though they remade this one, apparently). I should also mention that this is also a kind of Jewish movie, the way Portnoy's Complaint is a Jewish book/movie, and in a cultural milieu that doesn't exist anymore either.   
Sorry for the big poster here but, man, what a poster!

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« Reply #31203 on: May 04, 2021, 05:34:54 AM »

   




Completing the trilogy with Salting The Battlefield





There is salvation in the final film of this trilogy. The excellent movement in plot, character development and drama are all moved along nicely. It is well done and befits the quality of the opening film.
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« Reply #31204 on: May 04, 2021, 05:42:05 AM »
I think I have 2 of those in my Netflix queue. 'Page 8' looked familiar from an long past viewing. Will have to watch those.
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« Reply #31205 on: May 04, 2021, 05:52:50 AM »
I think I have 2 of those in my Netflix queue. 'Page 8' looked familiar from an long past viewing. Will have to watch those.

They are worth your time, Olivier.
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« Reply #31206 on: May 04, 2021, 02:24:58 PM »

This movie is at once hilarious, absurd, brutal and even touching. I'm not sure there is any character in cinema more pathetic than the one Charles Grodin created here. This movie doesn't aim at the meaning of life. But what it does aim at, it cuts so very deep. Half-way through I thought, "yeah, this is a pretty funny satire"; by the end I couldn't get over the punches thrown one after the other.
They really don't make films like this anymore (even though they remade this one, apparently). I should also mention that this is also a kind of Jewish movie, the way Portnoy's Complaint is a Jewish book/movie, and in a cultural milieu that doesn't exist anymore either.   
Sorry for the big poster here but, man, what a poster!

Oy, what a film! I've started watching it, almost by accident, after reading your description... and couldn't stop. Grodin is painful/wonderful.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31207 on: May 04, 2021, 08:42:10 PM »
(I was trying to joke that I was so fixated on Andrea and Olga that I didn't even notice Tom)

Ah, my attempts to cultivate detachment must be having some effect. :)

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« Reply #31208 on: May 05, 2021, 02:30:59 AM »
Oy, what a film! I've started watching it, almost by accident, after reading your description... and couldn't stop. Grodin is painful/wonderful.
I’m so happy you did. I gotta get more people to watch this. People: the whole thing is on YouTube! Just search it! Actually I can’t get the movie out of my head. Grodin is astoundingly good, like, jaw-dropping-ly good. These scenes must be great for acting classes - they’re so excruciating and funny. The script, by Neil Simon, is knife-sharp, but it doesn’t have any of Simon’s usual sentimentality. I think that’s on Elaine May. I think it’s May who makes the whole thing what it is - plus the actors.
I love these 70s movies, like Bob&Ted&..., that are kind of forgotten yet you can tell made a big splash at the time. Remember when people used to talk about movies as important cultural/artistic artifacts? Anyway, thanks for the comments. Glad you could watch.

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« Reply #31209 on: May 05, 2021, 07:49:06 AM »


A local celebrity in North Carolina!  I enjoyed that video and remember seeing a 'moonshine exhibit' in Mt. Airy's (home of Andy Griffith) local museum that had a section on 'Popcorn' and others (parts of Thunder Road, the film w/ Robert Mitchum about running moonshine in the mountains was made there).  For those not familiar w/ Maggie Valley - located in western NC near Asheville.  Dave :)

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31210 on: May 05, 2021, 01:07:07 PM »

      I watched the first half or so of The Sand Pebbles last night. I think this film is underrated. The cast is superb, especially Candice Bergen and Richard Crenna. Steve McQueen was nominated for an Oscar and this is probably the best thing he ever did, though I might put Tom Horn up there.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31211 on: May 06, 2021, 12:53:59 AM »
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This was my first time to see this film. A very good story and, yes, it contains wonderful cinematography.
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