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#26 2015-10-23 23:51:51

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Re: BunsenLabs film thread

The Silence of the Lambs, no one's mentioned that?

Pacino. What a career. Serpico is a must-see.
Ronin, my favorite De Niro preformance.

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#27 2015-10-23 23:58:32

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hhh wrote:

The Silence of the Lambs, no one's mentioned that?

A bit too pantomime for my tastes -- I prefer Manhunter

Brian Cox's Hannibal Lecktor is far more scary and believable than Anthony Hopkin's interpretation.


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#28 2015-10-24 01:42:48

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And again we differ!  smile  The most riveting 17 minutes or so of screen time I've ever seen. I will watch Hannibal any time because of Hopkins and that beautiful opera scene. I love Manhunter too, though, the use of color is especially brilliant, but I have no problem with Red Dragon either.

More guilt.

  • Batman Begins

  • Robocop

  • The Eiger Sanction

  • Black Rain

  • Excalibur

  • Kill Bill

  • The Last Samurai

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.


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#29 2015-10-24 01:49:08

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Ha! Batman Begins, best line...

Batman wrote:

Alfred! Herp me!

What Batman sounds like if you grew up with Adam West/Michael Keaton... "I'm Batman."

What Batman sounds like if you grew up with Christian Bale... *gravelly* "I'M BATMAAN!!!"

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#30 2015-10-24 07:52:42

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hhh's two-faced list of "good movies" and "guilty pleasures" immediately makes me want to contribute.
because for me only the movies that fit in both categories are the really good ones.
Cloud Atlas. (*)

i'll think of more, but introducing my own list with such a strong statement, i suddenly feel very insecure.... guilty pleasures....  cry

(*)
some have been mentioned already, e.g. big lebowski and actually most of the coen brothers' oeuvre.

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#31 2015-10-24 08:33:32

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Re: BunsenLabs film thread

A few spontaneous comments.

hhh wrote:

Some of my faves not yet mentioned...
* A Touch of Evil ('98 restoration)

Definitely!

hhh wrote:

* The Big Lebowski

:-)

hhh wrote:

* La Femme Nikita (French)

I haven't see it but I do remember an interview with the actress doing Nikita in the American re-make. Upon being asked about the difference between between the French and the American versions she answered "The French film is good" :-)

hhh wrote:

* Taxi Driver

You don't get this film out of your system easily.

hhh wrote:

* The Seventh Seal (Swedish)

I first saw it as a teenager and didn't get it. The next time was decades later and I was awestruck. It was shot a few minutes walk from where I live. (Not the scenes on the beach but all of the rest.)

hhh wrote:

* M (German)

Highly recommended. Check out Dr. Mabuse.

This does not mean I don't have views on the other films in the list.

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#32 2015-10-24 17:21:28

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Great film. Very intense. The sequels, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, are also really worth seeing. Unlike sequels for many other films.

Athough I liked the original Swedish version better, I have to say the American remake was not bad, contrary to what some purists would say.


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#33 2015-10-24 18:18:55

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Anaconda wrote:

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Great film. Very intense. The sequels, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, are also really worth seeing. Unlike sequels for many other films.

Athough I liked the original Swedish version better, I have to say the American remake was not bad, contrary to what some purists would say.


Agreed on all points.


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#34 2015-10-24 18:55:12

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Gearing up for Halloween spirit.

Just re-watched Let the Right One in.
Pretty cool/different vampire story.


@hhh
Loved all of those movies, Hanibal rising too.

From Red Dragon one of my favorite quotes:
"Gruesome, isn't he? Fumbles at your head like a freshman pulling at a panty girdle."

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#35 2015-10-24 19:59:41

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Knowledge Ferret

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#36 2015-10-24 20:38:39

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Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.

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#37 2015-10-25 04:57:38

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Just finished watching To Kill A Mockingbird. Such a superb adaptation. Bout to start reading Go Set a Watchman. I wonder if we'll see it on the big screen, anytime soon. Not sure how Lee would feel about selling those rights.

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#38 2015-10-25 09:50:50

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A lot of fun
Baahubali: The Beginning
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2631186/

Every time there is violence against animals in the movie, an indication "C.G.I" appears in the lower left corner of the screen. This is to indicate that all the violence against animals was simulated through computer graphics and actual animals were not hurt. This is one of those rules the Indian censor board insists, like the anti smoking warning.

and other facts
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2631186/tri … tt_trv_trv

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#39 2015-10-28 13:20:29

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Saw The Lobster and found it very funny.

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#40 2015-11-03 10:01:28

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I'm watching the opening credits for the 2001 film adaptation of Bartleby the Scrivener right now.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0230025/
Curiously, Crispin Glover is exactly what I imagined as Bartleby when I read the original story, long before I had ever heard of the actor.  Unusual adaptation; as I recall, the bit about the Dead Letter Office was one of those "don't spoil the ending" things in the original story; in the film, it's in Bartleby's resume.


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#41 2015-11-03 11:04:51

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^ I love Bartleby! Thanks for bringing this adaptation to my attention.

Think I'll reread the story, now, and fit the film in later on in the week.

I would prefer... to do so.

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#42 2015-11-03 11:38:23

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As for spoiling the ending of the 2001 adaptation, well, "I would prefer not to".  Suffice to say it goes in a very different direction from the original.


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#43 2015-11-07 15:05:57

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Just a few off the top of my head..

  • The 'Road Films' w/ Bob Hope & Bing Crosby (all)

  • When A Man Loves A Woman

  • Avatar

  • Pink Floyd - The Wall

  • Tommy

  • A.I. (sniffles)

  • Gamera (all)

  • Alien (it deserves repeating)

  • Dr. Strangelove

  • The African Queen

  • The Boy Who Could Fly (sniffles)

  • Voyage Into Space - Johnny Sokko And His Flying Robot

  • Star Trek (all)

  • Jaws (it deserves repeating)

  • Star Wars (all)

  • Where The Red Fern Grows *CAUTION* (serious sniffles, therapy may be required)

  • War Of The Gargantuas

  • Citizen Kane

  • Phantasm


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#44 2015-11-07 16:23:42

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oh, i liked avatar.
there should be more friendly alien movies.
i always heard rumors of a sequel, but never happened?

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#45 2015-11-07 17:21:29

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@ohnonot, I think the first sequel to Avatar will be in theaters mid to late 2016 and the second 2 years after that.


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#46 2015-11-07 17:39:25

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I'll repeat one so I can segue into a couple more...

Excalibur ('81) A young Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart AND Liam Neeson, but Nicol Williamson as Merlin steals the show. He's so fantastic that you should watch another performance of his...

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution ('76) Williamson as Sherlock Holmes, brilliant.

Murder On The Orient Express ('74) Albert Finney completely transforms himself! Such a creepy-genius character, I can't even watch the PBS David Suchet portrayal as a result of having seen this movie. My parents took me to see it when I was pretty young and the black & white sequences at the beginning (modeled after the Lindberg baby kidnapping) traumatized me a bit. But so did seeing that horrible witch and her damn flying monkeys when I was 6.

Papillon ('73) McQueen and Hoffman, so sort of required viewing. I haven't seen this movie in a long time so I don't know how it holds up now.

Like Dr. Strangelove. I saw it once, I don't think it would be that funny to watch it again. Not like the better Pink Panther movies, at least for me. But these are my opinions, I'm not threatened that other people disagree.

I was going to go on a rant here about how overrated I think Princess Bride, Oh Brother Where Art and Shawshank are, but I'll just make too many enemies (ha! Too late). Shawshank is great, but give me Clint in Escape from Alcatraz any day.

But like I said, my opinions. Don't listen to me, a bunch of the movies I love are terrible films!

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#47 2015-11-07 17:46:38

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CaptainIndifferent wrote:

Diva

I loved this when it came out, and I love the music in it.

Nobody knows what movie I was talking about before, that has a line about how films change as you get older because you've grown but the movie has stayed the same?

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#48 2015-11-07 17:48:09

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^ Papillon holds up pretty well, imho.

Been reminiscing about the old (mostly 70s) Blaxploitation films, probably because of the soundtracks, so I'll be recommending Trouble Man.

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#49 2015-11-07 23:29:34

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Re: BunsenLabs film thread

My turn:

Harakiri
If it reminds you of Kill Bill, then... you're correct

13 Tzameti
Not recommended to nail biters.

Ikiru
Artistically and emotionally perfect film.

Out of the past
Good, archetypal film noir of the purest kind.

Crumb
More than a documentary...

Cool hand Luke
Paul Newman at his finest.

Stroszek
One of my favourite directors in one of his best films.

Runnaway Train
A hymn to freedom, with a breathtaking performance from Angelina Jolie's father.


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#50 2015-11-07 23:59:00

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@hhh, Murder On The Orient Express w/ Albert Finney was an awesome movie! Although I did love David Suchet's portrayal of Poirot as well.

@TeoBigusGeekus, Cool Hand Luke and Runaway Train were both very good movies. Haven't seen the others you mention but I'll have to look into them.


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