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Old 10-02-2019, 04:24 AM   #2476
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Everyone that had any association with Love Story or Jonathan Livingston Seagull should be hung and their bodies burned in a trash bin. (Book or movie)
been meaning to read jonathan livingston seagull since high school but never started

i have a feeling it'll be much like zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance or anything by carlos castaneda in the sense that more people read it to say they've read it than because they actually enjoyed it

i had to read either bridge across forever or one by bach in high school english class - wasn't impressed enough to recall anything about it or even which novel it was - the name of the novel of one sounds more plausible but i distinctly remember a ring on the cover so want to say it was the bridge one - i actually thought the name was "a perfect ring" or something like that but apparently he never wrote a book by that name
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:02 AM   #2477
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Old 10-02-2019, 03:38 PM   #2478
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Old 10-02-2019, 03:39 PM   #2479
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Regarding Malick, I didn’t see The Thin Red Line but I really liked The Tree of Life. It stayed with me for a while.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:19 PM   #2480
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Re: Talk About Movies: Part 4

The Thin Red Line is great, especially if you're a sucker for war films like me.

Also has the most insane cast I can think of, although I'm no film buff.
From wiki:
Sean Penn
Adrien Brody
Jim Caviezel
Ben Chaplin
George Clooney
John Cusack
Woody Harrelson
Elias Koteas
Nick Nolte
John C. Reilly
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:21 PM   #2481
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If I remember interviews from the time, the guy who wrote Love Story was a classics professor who tried to include every romantic and dramatic cliche in the story. He succeeded wildly and retired off the proceeds.
He was at Yale, a big runner I remember, from that early 70s running craze. ABC used him as color for their Olympic marathon coverage alongside Jim McKay. He seemed eager to distance himself from his Love Story past, wanted to be a witty cool Renaissance Man type I think.
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:33 PM   #2482
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Tree of Life nails some specific ‘time and a place’ feelings. It stuck w/ me too. I should rewatch.

Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is quality, whatever the reason you read it.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:55 AM   #2483
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Regarding Malick, I didn’t see The Thin Red Line but I really liked The Tree of Life. It stayed with me for a while.
Thin Red Line is a must watch, especially if you like his other stuff, it's the closest thing he has to a film with an actual plot

I still absolutely love it but I've seen it so many times that most of it is no longer stuff filled unknown depth and meaning but rather just a time filler to cover the fact he chose not to have any sort of cohesive storyline

it's a beautiful, absolutely beautiful film and to this day is the best "inner thoughts voiceover dialogue" I've ever seen pulled off - it's normally crass but here done to perfection - it's a very brief scene but it's stayed with me forever

like i said, it was my favorite film for well over a decade until I saw it enough times for it to lose it's luster - still speaks volumes about it

P.S. That copperfield movie looks legit, i loved death of stalin and in the thick of it too

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Old 10-03-2019, 04:18 AM   #2484
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Yeh I'll watch anything Armando Iannucci has his name on.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:48 PM   #2485
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it was my favorite film for well over a decade until I saw it enough times for it to lose it's luster - still speaks volumes about it

Sold... any appeal to a middle-aged woman or am I best to watch this on my own?
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:50 PM   #2486
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Tree of Life nails some specific ‘time and a place’ feelings. It stuck w/ me too. I should rewatch..

I’ve been meaning to rewatch it as well.

Off-topic, I have never seen Annie Hall, it’s next in the queue.
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Sold... any appeal to a middle-aged woman or am I best to watch this on my own?
not much appeal, the little plot there is is men duking it out in ego contests or in physically blowing each other up - i've attempted watching it with a female present twice and failed as they both lost interest pretty quickly

but they were both more fast and furious kind or downton abbey kind of crowd so i wouldn't rule out women by default but this is a film that is full of violence yet still very slow paced and has long periods without any dialogue, much of the dialogue is a read between the lines kind of dialogue as well
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:38 PM   #2488
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There is no battle sequence in movies better than the grassy hill attack in The Thin Red Line.
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:03 PM   #2489
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I went to see Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy at one of Arizona's largest screens for which they charge an extra dollar, asked for a senior ticket and was told the tickets were $25!( It's based on an actual historical figure, fwiw.)

Me: WHAT?
Kid behind the window: 'It's not us, they're charging a lot for this movie.'

I figure what the heck, I'll dip into my retirement money and see what a $25 movie looks like. Well, I'll tell you, it's the GOAT A+#1 Indian movie of all time. I'm putting in the trailer which doesn't have any of the 5 or so song and dance scenes that every Indian movie has:



This movie gets Howard's highest recommendation which is no small thing.
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:11 PM   #2490
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Sold... any appeal to a middle-aged woman or am I best to watch this on my own?
She'd get to see Travolta in a pencil-thin mustache, which is also the highlight of this flick.
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:19 PM   #2491
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Are you saying that the trailer doesn't have 5 song and dance scenes, or the movie doesn't have 5 song and dance scenes. Need to know before I blow my 1-2 bankroll?
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Old 10-03-2019, 07:17 PM   #2492
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Are you saying that the trailer doesn't have 5 song and dance scenes, or the movie doesn't have 5 song and dance scenes. Need to know before I blow my 1-2 bankroll?
The trailer doesn't show much of them but, to my recollection, there were about 5 elaborate ones. I'm thinking about going to see it again. It really deserves a large screen and, if it's playing anywhere near where you live, go see it while it's in theaters.\

It's a 2:45 run time so don't bring a large drink unless you can hold it.
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Sold... any appeal to a middle-aged woman or am I best to watch this on my own?
What does appeal to middle-aged women?
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:34 PM   #2494
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What does appeal to middle-aged women?


Mean Girls
Big Little Lies
The Handmaid’s Tale
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I like my middle-aged women like I like my coffee...!
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:07 AM   #2496
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Ground up and in the freezer.
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Old 10-04-2019, 02:52 AM   #2497
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There is no battle sequence in movies better than the grassy hill attack in The Thin Red Line.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:28 AM   #2498
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Joker was amazing. It was also very uncomfortable to watch.
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:22 AM   #2499
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I like my middle-aged women like I like my coffee...!
Black and strong?

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Joker was amazing. It was also very uncomfortable to watch.
Yes! Can't wait.
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Joker...

How do movies like this get made in this day and age of money grab glorified adrenaline films...

This film is as epic as any of the really great timeless movies from ANY of the really great timeless directors... Taxi Driver/Scorsese, Apocalypse Now/Coppola, A Clockwork Orange/Kubrick, anything you can name, this movie is right there with it... or much better.

I don't think of this movie as a comic book film, I think it's a horrifying psychological crime drama shrouded in a comicbook guise, and it has no peer.

The bathroom transformation is just pure magical movie a satisfaction.

I don't know who the cinematographer was on this film, but they absolutely deserve the 'the best' award from the academy right now... as does the art director... stunning stunning work. This movie also has a superb Alan brug score.

Frankly, I can not see Joaquin being given an academy award for this performance, it simply is to horrific for that society.

The movie is terrifying... and I weep for modern society.

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