Film you recently watched: part 3

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by BigRossLittleRoss, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    It's often spoken about as a one of the first anti-Vietnam war (My Lai) films.
  2. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    I’m waiting for Apocalypse Now! to be denounced as ‘woke’ for presenting sociopathy unfavourably.
  3. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    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...
  4. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    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).
  5. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    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.
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  6. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    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.

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  7. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    Watched it at the weekend. Gripping stuff! Thanks for the tip

    If you liked that you might enjoy this

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  8. 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 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!
  9. Whatever happened to Allie Sheedy? She was in War Games with Matthew Broderick, but other than that?
  10. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    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".
  11. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    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
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  12. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    She did an awful lot of off-, off-, off-, Broadway theatre and became a involved in academia.
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  13. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    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.
  14. HornetMan

    HornetMan Academy Graduate

    A little late to the party but Barbie… what the **** was that all about. Utter drivel
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  15. Lubaduck

    Lubaduck Academy Graduate

    You actually paid hard earned cash to watch a film called "Barbie" ?

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