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    zjs's sig being off centre annoys me.
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    Catch Me If You Can and Hustle have got me in the mood for Heist films. Thinking a run through the Ocean's Trilogy?
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    I say why not go the full green mile? I'll change mine to zjs, you change to Ape Gone Insane and we swap avatars and hide reps. I then proceed to avoid the swear filter and Phalanges bestows 3 warnings points upon me. We can then penetrate each others posting circles undetected like Damon and Di Caprio in The Departed.

    :pierre:

    Also was tjs not available? Your username makes you sound French. Like the Pierre smiley above. :teehee:
    Get with the times, tbph. :talkhand: It wasn't anyway, but I made a typo as it was and out came a "z" instead of a "t". I've already been asked whether it stood for "Ze".

    All this talk of penetrating each other's posting circles. :fan: It would be like a James Bond infiltration mission; noone would suspect a thing.

    (Original post by cambo211)
    zjs's sig being off centre annoys me.
    But it just doesn't work centred, damnit. :fuhrer: Her hand moves perfectly to the side of the screen as it is. (:coma:)
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Catch Me If You Can and Hustle have got me in the mood for Heist films. Thinking a run through the Ocean's Trilogy?
    Die Hard 3, Dog Day Afternoon or The Bank Job.
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    I would also throw Inside Man into the ring. God I love that film.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Catch Me If You Can and Hustle have got me in the mood for Heist films. Thinking a run through the Ocean's Trilogy?
    Yeah same recently, I've just finished watching all 7 seasons of Hustle in quick succession... I'm thinking of watching The Sting pretty soon.
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    (Original post by Christien)
    I know little of Pinter's work, besides his apparent long-standing love affair with profanity. But, with the help of Wikipedia:





    So yeah, that seems about right in relation to Dog Day Afternoon. Although using that definition it would seem Beckett and Pinter are practically interchangeable, which is something I doubt but can't properly dispute until I've actually read some Pinter. :holmes:


    edit: Who I'm now gonna have to stick on the reading list alongside A Song of Ice and Fire, Cloud Atlas, the stuff I actually have to read for uni and Infinite Jest (thanks ), which is apparently about as long as LOTR. I will never manage this ffs. :dry:
    Read The Homecoming, it's his best. And he's famous for his use of pauses in creating tense scenes. Also, Infinite Jest is only 1,079 pages long (I think). Surely LOTR isn't as long as that? And Pinter and Beckett were friends, IIRC.
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    I can't believe no one has mentioned HEAT for heist films.
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    F*ck me, Phalanges dishes out warning points?
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    (Original post by Madjackismad)
    F*ck me, Phalanges dishes out warning points?
    He does? :holmes:

    I didn't enjoy Heat as much as I expected to.
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    (Original post by zjs)
    He does? :holmes:

    I didn't enjoy Heat as much as I expected to.
    You don't enjoy any film as much you expected to. :pierre:

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    I'm the same, I didn't enjoy Heat as much as I thought I would which is weird since it's highly regarded and my friends raved about it. I thought it was a case of too much style over substance and it comes across as a bit cold. Robert De Niro and Pacino were brilliant though.
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    (Original post by zjs)
    He does? :holmes:

    I didn't enjoy Heat as much as I expected to.
    Yeah I found that - when I first watched it I was like :woo: ZOMG PACINO AND DE NIRO BACK TOGETHER BABY YEAHHHH :woo: but nah not that amazing.

    Haven't seen Righteous Kill yet...
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    (Original post by Madjackismad)
    You don't enjoy any film as much you expected to. :pierre:

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    I'm the same, I didn't enjoy Heat as much as I thought I would which is weird since it's highly regarded and my friends raved about it. I thought it was a case of too much style over substance and it comes across as a bit cold. Robert De Niro and Pacino were brilliant though.
    That's true, tbh. :sigh: Any film I have high expectations of tends to disappoint. Actually, having said that, it seems to be that most films which other people rant and rave about tend to fall short of my expectations. It's not that I allow myself to be carried along on their enthusiasm, or that I only like small arthouse projects, it's just that a lot of so-called "great" films that people long are the ones which are constantly played on t.v. (from what I've experienced, on Freeview). As such, they tend to plump for style over substance.

    I felt the same with Heat. They were brilliant, but not enough to save the film, in my eyes. I'm also finding, more and more, that I only really love De Niro when he's playing one of his fortes; the gangster (i.e. Goodfellas, The Untouchables) or deranged, perhaps psychopathic (i.e. Taxi Driver, Cape Fear). That's probably an entirely unfair assessment, as I love him in films like Casino where, although the films is associated with gangsters, you'd hardly call him a gangster. It's not that his comedic attempts are starting to impeach on his legacy either, it's just that I'll always remember him in films such as The Deer Hunter, in which he plays an excellent role and the film is excellent, which makes his good performances in films that are good - but not excellent - just seem not as good. If that makes sense.
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    (Original post by zjs)
    That's true, tbh. :sigh: Any film I have high expectations of tends to disappoint. Actually, having said that, it seems to be that most films which other people rant and rave about tend to fall short of my expectations. It's not that I allow myself to be carried along on their enthusiasm, or that I only like small arthouse projects, it's just that a lot of so-called "great" films that people long are the ones which are constantly played on t.v. (from what I've experienced, on Freeview). As such, they tend to plump for style over substance.

    I felt the same with Heat. They were brilliant, but not enough to save the film, in my eyes. I'm also finding, more and more, that I only really love De Niro when he's playing one of his fortes; the gangster (i.e. Goodfellas, The Untouchables) or deranged, perhaps psychopathic (i.e. Taxi Driver, Cape Fear). That's probably an entirely unfair assessment, as I love him in films like Casino where, although the films is associated with gangsters, you'd hardly call him a gangster. It's not that his comedic attempts are starting to impeach on his legacy either, it's just that I'll always remember him in films such as The Deer Hunter, in which he plays an excellent role and the film is excellent, which makes his good performances in films that are good - but not excellent - just seem not as good. If that makes sense.
    I think Taxi Driver for me is his greatest performance. A lot would say Raging Bull and he is excellent in it, but Taxi Driver is one of my favourite films of all time and De Niro is just towering as Travis.
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    (Original post by Madjackismad)
    I think Taxi Driver for me is his greatest performance. A lot would say Raging Bull and he is excellent in it, but Taxi Driver is one of my favourite films of all time and De Niro is just towering as Travis.
    I agree, but for me it's The Deer Hunter. :daydreaming:
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    (Original post by zjs)
    I agree, but for me it's The Deer Hunter. :daydreaming:
    I agree too but mine's Once Upon A Time In America :love:
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    The King of Comedy. :pierre: Although 'America' comes close.
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    The Deer Hunter for me as well, though I don't really have a say because I haven't watched most of his acclaimed movies. :ashamed:

    Anyway, I watched Confessions of a Dangerous Mind last night. From the title and the cover, I expected it to be a mediocre to good violent action film, and didn't expect to like it a lot. It turned out to be great fun, though - it was well made, in places arty, and really entertaining. And it wasn't the kill-kill-kill-mutter in low voices-kill-kill-kill movie I expected either.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Any good film related non-fiction books?



    Oh the horror.

    How is it over there? Enjoying it?
    It's... Interesting. I'm not really doing what I came here to do (journalism internship) so spend my days sitting on Facebook in a boring office

    Luckily I've met some nice people and am going to try and go travelling to alleviate the boredom...

    Hope everyone in the thread is well
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    Hell yeah. I haven't seen a good Tom Cruise film since MI3.
 
 
 
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