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« Reply #5050 on: March 21, 2012, 07:56:04 pm »
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The Paradine Case, pretty far from Hitchcock at his greatest, but for whatever reason I'm sort of thinking the judge might be the single most fascinating villain/antagonist in any Hitchcock film I can think of right now. Well, there's Bruno from Strangers on a Train, but I'd say he's a bit overrated. Hitchcock's villains aren't anywhere near as tremendous as his heroes, I'd say.
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« Reply #5051 on: March 22, 2012, 04:02:03 am »
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The King of Marvin Gardens

Not perfect but very interesting. Cool ending.
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« Reply #5052 on: March 22, 2012, 10:46:36 am »
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Watched The Lorax last night.  Aw, man, we watched it a movie theater.  I was reminded of how much I hate going to the cinema.  I like watching movies, but I hate going to see them in a theater.  First, it says it starts at 5:10 PM, so we get there at 5:05 to get a good seat.  And we sit there ten minutes before anything happens.  Finally, at 5:15 the screen flickers and a defeaningly loud voice starts to sqwauk about Cinedyne or some such company in the speakers.  Really loud, and it remained loud for the next two hours.  But still the movie doesn't play.  We are treated to at least ten minutes of advertisements, some for popcorn and Pepsi products, but mostly for trashy pop movies that will be "coming to a theater near you" very soon.  Finally, maybe after we'd been seated patiently for about half an hour the movie starts.  To add insult to injury, this particular movie was a "3D" movie.  For the unitiated, it's where they charge you 12 dollars instead of 10 dollars to see the movie, and they give you a cheesy pair of plastic glasses that you have to wear, because if you don't, everything looks blurry.  How uncomfortable to sit there with glasses on during an entire movie.   It was my first experience with a "3D" movie and hopefully it will be my last.

Ah, well, the movie itself was good, with a decent prosocial message and the boy has been asking me for two weeks to take him to see The Lorax and I finally promised him that I'd take him if he had three good days at school.  And he did.  So I did.  I think it's only the second time in his life that I took him to a movie in a theater.  The first one was Alvin and the Chipmunks, about 3 years ago.  I take him to plays, concerts, museums, recitals, carnivals, haunted houses, and the like, but I have generally avoided taking him to cinemas because I don't like them.  I also bring him a DVD movie home about once a week, so he sees plenty of movies.  Still, once every three years is okay for me.

I'm never going to make any promises about any "3D" movies again.  That's for sure.
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« Reply #5053 on: March 22, 2012, 11:08:23 am »
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« Reply #5054 on: March 24, 2012, 05:46:59 pm »
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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. Bizarre but enjoyable. Gambon always cool.
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« Reply #5055 on: March 25, 2012, 02:30:46 am »
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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. Bizarre but enjoyable. Gambon always cool.

Saw this a long time ago. I don't remember a lot about it beyond the fact that it was really weird. May have to watch it again.
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« Reply #5056 on: March 25, 2012, 02:32:29 am »
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My lady friend and I saw The Artist. It was pretty good but I'm not sure why everyone loved it so much? It was obviously well-made and well-acted and all that, but the story was sort of mediocre and it was kind of boring at times.
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« Reply #5057 on: March 25, 2012, 03:39:55 am »
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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. Bizarre but enjoyable. Gambon always cool.

Saw this a long time ago. I don't remember a lot about it beyond the fact that it was really weird. May have to watch it again.

Not sure it's the kind I'd watch again, to be honest. Tongue

It does include the smearing of a man with feces and the delicacy of glazed penis for dinner.
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« Reply #5058 on: March 25, 2012, 04:31:44 am »
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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. Bizarre but enjoyable. Gambon always cool.

Saw this a long time ago. I don't remember a lot about it beyond the fact that it was really weird. May have to watch it again.

Not sure it's the kind I'd watch again, to be honest. Tongue

It does include the smearing of a man with feces and the delicacy of glazed penis for dinner.

lol. It was NC-17 in the states.
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« Reply #5059 on: March 28, 2012, 04:20:51 pm »
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MULLHOLLAND DR.

Classic Lynch-weirdness. I had actually never seen most of it before I caught it on television this morning. Apparently it was originally designed as a pilot. I would've loved to see it as a television show but networks would've castrated it. Perhaps with the television revival that seems to be going on with programs on AMC and HBO, Lynch could be inspired to try to bring it to the small screen again. It would be a great gift for those (like myself) that miss "Twin Peaks."
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« Reply #5060 on: March 28, 2012, 04:58:04 pm »
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It would be a great gift for those (like myself) that miss "Twin Peaks."

I'm currently working my way through the second season.
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« Reply #5061 on: March 28, 2012, 05:06:57 pm »
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It would be a great gift for those (like myself) that miss "Twin Peaks."

I'm currently working my way through the second season.

The second season is a bit weak in my opinion but it has to be appreciated since that's all there is. The last few episodes of the season are on the level of the first season though.

There's also the film TWIN PEAKS:FIRE WALK WITH ME that seems to divide people. Not enough of my namesake in it for my tastes.
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« Reply #5062 on: March 28, 2012, 06:01:30 pm »
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Classic Lynch-weirdness. I had actually never seen most of it before I caught it on television this morning. Apparently it was originally designed as a pilot. I would've loved to see it as a television show but networks would've castrated it. Perhaps with the television revival that seems to be going on with programs on AMC and HBO, Lynch could be inspired to try to bring it to the small screen again. It would be a great gift for those (like myself) that miss "Twin Peaks."

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« Reply #5063 on: March 28, 2012, 09:25:22 pm »
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That scene was particularly boring in comparison to the rest of the movie.
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« Reply #5064 on: March 28, 2012, 10:14:48 pm »
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That scene was particularly boring in comparison to the rest of the movie.

Disagree. That was one of my favorite parts.
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« Reply #5065 on: March 29, 2012, 02:39:51 am »
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That scene was particularly boring in comparison to the rest of the movie.

Disagree. That was one of my favorite parts.

I'm with Eraserhead. Brilliant scene. And fairly important for understanding the plot as well, imo.
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« Reply #5066 on: March 29, 2012, 04:48:44 pm »
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Hunger Games.

That scene was particularly boring in comparison to the rest of the movie.

Disagree. That was one of my favorite parts.

I'm with Eraserhead. Brilliant scene. And fairly important for understanding the plot as well, imo.

Well there was no real 'plot', but yeah it was an important scene.
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« Reply #5067 on: March 29, 2012, 05:57:36 pm »
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Hunger Games.

That scene was particularly boring in comparison to the rest of the movie.

Disagree. That was one of my favorite parts.

I'm with Eraserhead. Brilliant scene. And fairly important for understanding the plot as well, imo.

Well there was no real 'plot', but yeah it was an important scene.

After my first viewing I had an interpretation of the plot that was fairly straightforward. Two more viewings have only reinforced that interpretation.

(and before anyone accuses me of smug pretentiousness, Lynch has said that the film has a plot and I think my interpretation is the standard one. I do take some pride in having come up with it independently though Cheesy)
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« Reply #5068 on: March 29, 2012, 06:04:42 pm »
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The Last Detail

Hilarious and excellent. Still trying to figure out if the ending worked for me or not though.
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« Reply #5069 on: March 29, 2012, 06:09:17 pm »
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Hunger Games.

That scene was particularly boring in comparison to the rest of the movie.

Disagree. That was one of my favorite parts.

I'm with Eraserhead. Brilliant scene. And fairly important for understanding the plot as well, imo.

Well there was no real 'plot', but yeah it was an important scene.

After my first viewing I had an interpretation of the plot that was fairly straightforward. Two more viewings have only reinforced that interpretation.

(and before anyone accuses me of smug pretentiousness, Lynch has said that the film has a plot and I think my interpretation is the standard one. I do take some pride in having come up with it independently though Cheesy)

Is it remarkably different from the dream interpretation?
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« Reply #5070 on: March 29, 2012, 06:20:41 pm »
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Don't remember the last movie (I'm not much into the movies recently), but last thing I watched was an entire first season of Boss.

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« Reply #5071 on: March 30, 2012, 02:53:10 am »
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After my first viewing I had an interpretation of the plot that was fairly straightforward. Two more viewings have only reinforced that interpretation.

(and before anyone accuses me of smug pretentiousness, Lynch has said that the film has a plot and I think my interpretation is the standard one. I do take some pride in having come up with it independently though Cheesy)

Is it the one where one of the characters is a dream that the failed actress wishes she was?

If I had to say a plot, I would say that an actress arrives in L.A., meets an older actress, they get into a relationship and audition for the same movie and the older one becomes a success while the younger one fails. The older one then abandons the younger one who, in a fit of rage, orders the older one killed. But the older one survives and becomes amnesiac. The younger one commits suicide.
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« Reply #5072 on: March 30, 2012, 08:37:37 am »
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After my first viewing I had an interpretation of the plot that was fairly straightforward. Two more viewings have only reinforced that interpretation.

(and before anyone accuses me of smug pretentiousness, Lynch has said that the film has a plot and I think my interpretation is the standard one. I do take some pride in having come up with it independently though Cheesy)

Is it the one where one of the characters is a dream that the failed actress wishes she was?

If I had to say a plot, I would say that an actress arrives in L.A., meets an older actress, they get into a relationship and audition for the same movie and the older one becomes a success while the younger one fails. The older one then abandons the younger one who, in a fit of rage, orders the older one killed. But the older one survives and becomes amnesiac. The younger one commits suicide.

I don't think the older one (whom I never thought of as all that much older) survives.

My interpretation is essentially that the last part of the movie depicts reality whereas the first and main part of it is the blonde girl's attempt to deal with feelings of guilt, creating an alternate reality which is more palatable to her. A lot of the cool sort of side-stories fit very nicely into that.
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« Reply #5073 on: March 30, 2012, 06:40:31 pm »
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The Hunger Games.

The last half hour was a load of sh**t, though I can see how it made sense to the plot. Still, a decent watch.
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« Reply #5074 on: March 30, 2012, 06:44:31 pm »
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The Hunger Games.

The last half hour was a load of sh**t, though I can see how it made sense to the plot. Still, a decent watch.

My biggest complaint after watching it was just how every action scene was shot. It was just that sort of "this is PG-13 but it still needs action so we're going to make sure you can't tell what the hell is going on, ever" philosophy of camera work.
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