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Old 01-31-2012, 11:55 AM   #9466
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i sat through all agonizing 238 minutes of Gone With the Wind at the local independent a few nights ago. it was long and... i was actually going to write tedious, but i'm not even sure i could call it that, which is a special acknowledgement in my mind for a movie over twice as long as most. the characters, well mostly scarlett, remained so mysterious for so long that you just wanted to know which direction they'd finally be pulled. i loved every minute of it, wasn't familiar with the book or any of the characters going in, all i knew was that it was a tragic tale of the old south's defeat. couldn't have asked for a better way to spend $6 or a sunday evening.


I love revival showings of stuff. I went to see The Godfather a couple summers ago at a revival, and in spite of it being a movie I've seen maybe a thousand times, and in spite of it not being shown in the best theatre in the world, there's some different about seeing it on the big screen. It draws a larger percentage of one's focus or something.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:33 PM   #9467
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Oscars haven't happened yet. But speaking of, there's some solid flicks in there, but holy shit, talk about a weak Best Picture winner. If The Help wins that shit, so help me God...

Sorry I meant golden globe
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:43 PM   #9468
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i sat through all agonizing 238 minutes of Gone With the Wind at the local independent a few nights ago. it was long and... i was actually going to write tedious, but i'm not even sure i could call it that, which is a special acknowledgement in my mind for a movie over twice as long as most. the characters, well mostly scarlett, remained so mysterious for so long that you just wanted to know which direction they'd finally be pulled. i loved every minute of it, wasn't familiar with the book or any of the characters going in, all i knew was that it was a tragic tale of the old south's defeat. couldn't have asked for a better way to spend $6 or a sunday evening.

Can you believe Victor Flemming directed that and The Wizard Of Oz in the same year?
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:22 PM   #9469
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i sat through all agonizing 238 minutes of Gone With the Wind at the local independent a few nights ago. it was long and... i was actually going to write tedious, but i'm not even sure i could call it that, which is a special acknowledgement in my mind for a movie over twice as long as most. the characters, well mostly scarlett, remained so mysterious for so long that you just wanted to know which direction they'd finally be pulled. i loved every minute of it, wasn't familiar with the book or any of the characters going in, all i knew was that it was a tragic tale of the old south's defeat. couldn't have asked for a better way to spend $6 or a sunday evening.

? You loved it, but found it agonizing at the same time?

Now add subtitles and you're ready for the 207 minutes of Seven Samurai.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:14 PM   #9470
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Tree of Life.

n/a / 10. Turned that shit off after 30 minutes. I have the fucking Discovery Channel at home. I don't think I've ever watched a more pretentious, meandering 30 minutes of film in my life. Undoubtedly some of you will act as if I'm some moron with a short attention span, but it just was not in any way engaging, interesting, anything. Shot of scenery + whispered 'deep' phrases. No thanks. The film forces its supposed subtlety down your throat. Ugh.

BTW the last film I said "f*ck this" to was Dr Doolittle when I was like 8.

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Old 01-31-2012, 08:19 PM   #9471
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BTW the last film I said "f*ck this" to was Dr Doolittle when I was like 8.

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Old 01-31-2012, 08:27 PM   #9472
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Can you believe Victor Flemming directed that and The Wizard Of Oz in the same year?
lol, i wouldn't have if wiki hasn't just confirmed it... that's unbelievable, i had no idea he did Oz


oh and kevin, that was just a shitty descriptor for how long the movie was. i was fidgety and consistently looking at the clock... especially the last hour of either side of the intermission. i loved every second but i never really fell into it to the point that time flew by. which i guess made each of those four hours, to some minor extent, agonizing.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:29 PM   #9473
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Tree of Life.

n/a / 10. Turned that shit off after 30 minutes. I have the fucking Discovery Channel at home. I don't think I've ever watched a more pretentious, meandering 30 minutes of film in my life. Undoubtedly some of you will act as if I'm some moron with a short attention span, but it just was not in any way engaging, interesting, anything. Shot of scenery + whispered 'deep' phrases. No thanks. The film forces its supposed subtlety down your throat. Ugh.

BTW the last film I said "f*ck this" to was Dr Doolittle when I was like 8.
the meandering scenes weren't the crux of its greatness, it was the childhood scenes with Pitt and the kids. there was a lot of pretentious bullshit in it, but the payoff is well worth it if you suck it up, buy in, and then enjoy the sections that aren't batshit off the wall insane.

i think it might have been a theater movie though. at least i saw it in the theater and the landscape/cosmos/evolution scenes were made all the better by the enormous screen.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:31 PM   #9474
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Tree of Life.

n/a / 10. Turned that shit off after 30 minutes. I have the fucking Discovery Channel at home. I don't think I've ever watched a more pretentious, meandering 30 minutes of film in my life. Undoubtedly some of you will act as if I'm some moron with a short attention span, but it just was not in any way engaging, interesting, anything. Shot of scenery + whispered 'deep' phrases. No thanks. The film forces its supposed subtlety down your throat. Ugh.

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I was just watching RallisP on youtube who has pretty good takes on movies, and he gave it a 1/10. Said it is a bunch of random pics with no direction. Probably will never see this movie myself.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:35 PM   #9475
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the meandering scenes weren't the crux of its greatness, it was the childhood scenes with Pitt and the kids. there was a lot of pretentious bullshit in it, but the payoff is well worth it if you suck it up, buy in, and then enjoy the sections that aren't batshit off the wall insane.

i think it might have been a theater movie though. at least i saw it in the theater and the landscape/cosmos/evolution scenes were made all the better by the enormous screen.
I don't know. Thin Red Line started with the same BS and turned out to be amazing and totally worth the time it took to watch, so I really, really wanted to try on this but you can't mix in a great film with a solid hour of bullshit. I won't watch, I'm sorry. The first 1/2 hour is absolutely nothing but pure, unadulterated Terrance Malick jerking off on your screen. Again: ugh. I don't doubt that it has its redeeming qualities, but if you wedge them between excruciatingly long periods of nonsense, I'm just not going to watch.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:40 PM   #9476
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yeah, i probably wouldn't bother if i were you. like i said, i think it was a different experience for me because i got to catch on the big screen, plus i was stoned. still rolled my eyes at most of the monologues (and had you stuck it through, you'd have vomited at the final few scenes with Sean Penn, which flat out just made no f*cking sense). i'm just letting you know that there were definitely redeeming qualities... and it's also helpful to think of how christians might feel differently towards it, buying into the majestic father in the sky 'bs' and thus allowing the whole movie to ring much truer than it would in the eyes of you or i.

i actually saw it with my dad and he hated it a lot more than i did. 'artsy fartsy drivel' i think might have been his review.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:44 PM   #9477
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Brad Pitt was the best part of the movie for me. He really did a fantastic job. I loved the movie personally but I definitely can see why most people don't like it. It just happened to fit my tastes and I think I was in the perfect state of mind for it the night I finally decided to watch it.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:49 PM   #9478
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the whole family dynamic was simply fantastic. and it took up at least half the screen time, so i didn't feel like i was sitting there waiting for Mallick to bring me back down to solid ground after meandering in the clouds.

there were a few drop dead gorgeous scenes i vividly remember of the family running and playing in the yard set over classical music that really left an impression. that's another part i forgot, the music was really well selected, even though i can't remember for the life of me a single tune.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:14 AM   #9479
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Animal Kingdom - 7\10. Pretty neat flick, cool story line. Kept me interested, liked the ending but wasn't anything special.

Can't Hardly Wait - 5\10. Played out storyline but had some funny moments and Jennifer Love Hewitt was pretty smoking hot in '99.

Straw Dogs - 7\10. I'm a sucker for when the people being attacked really fight back. Kinda reminded me of Last house on the left with the rape scenes and attackers getting F'd up.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:36 AM   #9480
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Animal Kingdom - 7\10. Pretty neat flick, cool story line. Kept me interested, liked the ending but wasn't anything special.

Can't Hardly Wait - 5\10. Played out storyline but had some funny moments and Jennifer Love Hewitt was pretty smoking hot in '99.

Straw Dogs - 7\10. I'm a sucker for when the people being attacked really fight back. Kinda reminded me of Last house on the left with the rape scenes and attackers getting F'd up.

New Straw Dogs or original with Dustin Hoffman?

I have the original on DVD, but have yet to watch it.

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