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Postby JR8 » Sun, 07 Aug 2011 9:37 am

Watched three films on my last long-haul flight and have to say I enjoyed them. I was rather surprised as so much of Hollywood just seems to be pap these days...


- Sucker Punch
Woah trippy!

- Limitless
Woah trippy!

- The Trotsky
Ha ha.... my kinda 'letting my hair down' film... nice

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Postby poodlek » Sun, 07 Aug 2011 11:32 am

nakatago wrote:
poodlek wrote:.LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE! That movie was AWESOME.


It was surreal and yet enjoyable for me.


I laughed so hard I activated my asthma. True story.

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Postby Tigerslayer » Sun, 07 Aug 2011 11:53 am

I was given Little Miss Sunshine for a birthday present and safe to say it went woooooosh over my head #-o

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Postby poodlek » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 5:56 pm

How could I forget: La Vita e Bella? Not the overdubbed version-listening to the rhythm of Roberto Benigni's speech is half the enjoyment. "Maria! La chiave!" Love love love it.

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 5:56 pm

Watched no country for old men over the weekend and my GF had nightmares about it last night!!

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Postby poodlek » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 6:07 pm

BillyB wrote:Watched no country for old men over the weekend and my GF had nightmares about it last night!!


hahahaha loved that movie. Is it sick that I think about it and it makes me giggle? Anton Chigur is so baaaaaaaaaaad. And awesome. "Is Carson Wells there?" "Not in the sense that you mean."

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 6:14 pm

poodlek wrote:
BillyB wrote:Watched no country for old men over the weekend and my GF had nightmares about it last night!!


hahahaha loved that movie. Is it sick that I think about it and it makes me giggle? Anton Chigur is so baaaaaaaaaaad. And awesome. "Is Carson Wells there?" "Not in the sense that you mean."


Barden was great, wasn't he?!! He had a sort of dark, twisted sense of humour......

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 6:57 pm

Back to Apocalypse Now:

Tarentino is reputed for introducing characters, tantalising the viewer, and then discarding them before they are developed. It gives you a sense of possible avenues that are left unexplored.

I see the same in Apocalypse Now. Even the opening scene which scans the hotel room, momentarily shows images of a couple of books. Those books are an intended sub-story, but blink and you will miss it. The same is repeated in Kurtz's quarters. I seem to recall that one of the books is 'The Golden Bough'

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The Golden Bough
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Golden Bough

J. M. W. Turner's painting of the Golden Bough incident in the Aeneid
Author(s) Sir James Frazer
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publication date 1890


The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion is a wide-ranging, comparative study of mythology and religion, written by Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941). It first was published in two volumes in 1890; the third edition, published 1906–15, comprised twelve volumes. It was aimed at a broad literate audience raised on tales as told in such publications as Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes (1855). It offered a modernist approach to discussing religion, treating it dispassionately[1] as a cultural phenomenon rather than from a theological perspective. The impact of The Golden Bough on contemporary European literature was substantial.
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Like so much else in that film, it is simply a question of how deep do you want to look.

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Postby Sonar » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:14 pm

"Escape to Victory" is still one of my favorites. - Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Pele.....

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Postby morenangpinay » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:53 pm

i like IL Postino just honest and heartwarming.

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Postby morenangpinay » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:57 pm

does anyone remember Spaceballs? its so funny :D

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Postby Tigerslayer » Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:40 pm

These are the movies that are currently on my iPod:-

- Moon
- The Prestige
- Megamind
- Hangover
- Men Who Stare At Goats
- Zombieland
- 3:10 to Yuma
- Inception

Have to say Moon was outstanding. Sam Rockwell acting the whole movie pretty much on his own with the exception of Kevin Spacey's voice.

For a relatively low budget movie Duncan Jones pulled off a fantastic story.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:13 am

Tigerslayer wrote:These are the movies that are currently on my iPod:-

- Moon
- The Prestige
- Megamind
- Hangover
- Men Who Stare At Goats
- Zombieland
- 3:10 to Yuma
- Inception

Have to say Moon was outstanding. Sam Rockwell acting the whole movie pretty much on his own with the exception of Kevin Spacey's voice.

For a relatively low budget movie Duncan Jones pulled off a fantastic story.


I haven't heard of a single one of them.

you must be young.

:)

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Postby Tigerslayer » Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:24 am

haha you do not have to be young to enjoy modern cinema :P

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:34 am

I suppose I just find the majority of modern film unsophisticated.

Much like 'modern' music really.

Is this called growing up? :)


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