Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by BigRossLittleRoss, Dec 30, 2015.
It's often spoken about as a one of the first anti-Vietnam war (My Lai) films.
I’m waiting for Apocalypse Now! to be denounced as ‘woke’ for presenting sociopathy unfavourably.
Coppola's original plan was that 'that film' was the play in one cinema. An especially built cinema with a bespoke, state of the art, sound system in the centre of the US on a continuous loop so theatregoers could experience his true vision of what the film is...
Bit of a WTF moment as I saw this headline in this morning's Guardian:
Breaking the Waves review – Emily Watson adds brilliance to von Trier’s windup of a movie
The word 'recently' in the thread title is doing a *lot* of heavy lifting as I actually last saw this film 27 years ago (I watched it three times, over consecutive nights in Vilnius - it's that good).
Really, really deserves to be seen on the big screen the word 'masterpiece' is banded about a lot - this truly is. Much of Von Trier's output is good (and I like most his Dogme 95 stuff - don't worry 'Breaking the Waves ' is proto-Dogme 95).
Saw this for the first time last night...
I have no words... absolutely outstanding peice of coming of age cinema. John Hughes was on his A-game in the 1980s. Ringwald was brilliant, Judd was superb even Gleeson (RIP) was a great pick for the teacher.
Haven’t seen it for years, but loved it at the time.
Simple Minds enjoyably revisited the theme tune on Later recently. Yes, the bloke singing who looks like Rab C Nesbitt really is Jim Kerr and the drummer really is that fabulous. Give it some welly.
Watched it at the weekend. Gripping stuff! Thanks for the tip
If you liked that you might enjoy this
Saw it tonight. Absolutely outstanding, and what a cast (only knew about Tommy Shelby) in fact maybe my watching was slightly disjointed by the star-spotting. "Hang on, that's Tom Conti playing Einstein...Robert Downey Jr...is that Kenneth Brannagh as Niels Bohr?...Emily Blunt...Harry S Truman looks familiar, oh it's Gary Oldman...Josh Hartnett...Matt Damon looks a bit chunky...Matthew Modine looking exactly the same as in Stranger Things...Florence Pugh in the nuddy...and, finally, my personal favourite, James Remar, Ajax from The Warriors!
Whatever happened to Allie Sheedy? She was in War Games with Matthew Broderick, but other than that?
Not sure, she sort of fell off the radar after the 1980's/early 90's. She did a couple of "Lifetime" films for TV but seems to have not really followed in the footsteps of Ringwald and Emilio. Hollywood isn't for everyone I guess, but she was brilliant in this film. Quiet but sensitive "basket case".
I'll shove that bat up your ass and turn you into a popsicle.
I'm now going to have to watch that or look for the book
She did an awful lot of off-, off-, off-, Broadway theatre and became a involved in academia.
Abel Gance a pioneer in French cinema created the silent masterpiece Napoleon many moons ago. A film that was never completed as intended but had a huge and often forgotten influence on many subsequent directors.
Now Ridley Scott revisits the subject with Joaquin Phoenix in compelling form as the diminutive Corsican. How they'll fit his life into the time allotted ? Who knows but it covers major episodes in his career from his time in the Revolutionary quelling domestic unrest with brutality right to his exile.
Some of his generals ought to have more credit though in his tenure. The likes of Ney and St.Cyr for instance just among two.
A little late to the party but Barbie… what the **** was that all about. Utter drivel
You actually paid hard earned cash to watch a film called "Barbie" ?
Just watched *A Monster Calls" on Netflix (US). One of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Highly recommended.
Of course Kubrick spent years of his life on a Napoleon movie to the extent that when he died his biographer looked round his library and saw a whole section was dedicated to Napoleon.
He canned his film when he learned of a rival Napoleon movie . As a Kubrick fan I’m happy to have done some work on Ridley’s film although it could never compare with something that Kubrick had made .
Any way of getting to Netflix US as it doesn't appear to be on the UK version, (apart from being in the States)!
Have you tried using a VPN? As long as it's legal (generally one you pay a monthly fee for) they work really well.
Yep, Skyla is right....you just need a decent non-free VPN that can get a US IP.
Free ones are generally blocked from streaming services.
It's on Disney if that helps. Disney is on offer about 2.99 a month right now
An absolute gem.
Just watched John Wick 3 and 4 on Prime. First two were excellent - last two were rubbish
Not a film I've watched, but a general question... Why does anyone enjoy horror films?
Trauma, suffering, gore, extreme violence - what's the entertainment?
Agree, don't get it either. You could put it down to twisted USA culture, but look at awful nonsense like Hammer Horror from years ago.
On the few occasions I've watched these sorts of films, I've definitely found myself cheering on the monster against the oh-ma-gawd-ing yankee teenagers.
Not really but there must be an audience for them which is why Saw is on its 326th iteration. Watched one and just didn’t see the point
John Wick 4.
Fan of the series. Got about halfway through and gave up.
Little story and the fight coordination was dreadful.
The last Matrix film was ******** as was the Bill n Ted. Keenoo needs to step up his game.
TBH I think all of the John Wick movies are overrated. They added little that 80s action movies didn't do already so I just feel like I've seen it all before.
Enjoyed the first and second was good..by the last two it was a combination of hundred of baddies with the worse aims in the world and martial arts choreographed like dance scenes
Rambo did the first and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon did the latter far far better
Another pointless re-hash of a classic. Excellent Adventure and Bogus Journey are still classics of early 1990's nostalgia. Bill and Ted's fanbase have all grown up now and that is part of the problem for trying to re-imagine an old product. Reeves is a good actor but I do agree he is showing his age not only in his acting skills, but also in his reluctancy to remember what "Take Two" means in the industry.
"Stick a chick in it and make her gay!"
I love a good horror film. Not slasher type films with American teenagers get stabbed to death by a bloke in a mask, but zombie films, Saw, Hostel, It, Shining etc
I watched the Spanish film called "Nowhere" on Netflix last night, quite an interesting storyline though the script could have been a bit better it's made up by a great performance from Anna Castillo.
Watched the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Mutant Mayhem" last night, was surprisingly entertaining and I loved the graphic approach.... lots of suprising people voice acting in it.
While commenting on enjoyable films with great annimation, the two Spiderman Spiderverse cartoons are excellent
Animation has come far so quickly with the increase in technologies. I still remember watching "Trap Door" and being amazed how it was made using stop motion animation. I quite like Anime, but the Japanese take on things is not to everyone's taste and subtitle reading does annoy friends of mine. Speaking of the TMNT, did you watch the 1990's live-action ones? Brilliant for the time, well the third one sucked a bit. Some of the best side scrolling video games as well around that time.