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    (Original post by salsharifi)
    Just watched Memento - I was interested until about 10 minutes from the end, when I realised I just wasn't understanding the sequence of events and I had gotten too confused for it to be making any sense any more. A good concept for a film, but it didn't work for me. Am now reading the plot synopsis just to make sense of what just happened haha
    yeah, I didn't think much of it either. Style over substance.
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    Enjoyed Wreck-it Ralph Funny, touching and heartwarming.
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    (Original post by philistine)
    Gene Hackman is one of my favourite actors, though with what seems to be popular opinion amongst buffs, I found his performance- and the film, actually- quite a task to sit through.
    I'm afraid I haven't seen enough of Hackman! What would you recommend I look for?

    As to the film - it wasn't what I was expecting (much slower and darker) but I really liked it. :yep:


    (Original post by Hugo Rune)
    How was John Cazale in it? It's the only one of his films I've yet to see.
    Funny, I also finished off Cazale's filmography by watching it. :p: He had a pretty minor role. He executed it well enough, though it's nothing really that memorable. :sadnod: Not at all like Dog Day Afternoon. :sogood:


    (Original post by Plato's Trousers)
    The Conversation is excellent. Totally agree. I presume you've seen The French Connection? He's excellent in that too.

    Did you get around to seeing Holy Motors yet? I think you said it was on your list. See if you can spot the quote of classic French chiller Les Yeux sans Visage right at the end.
    I've seen The French Connection, but it's up for a re-viewing asap - I watched it when I was pretty tired and out of it.

    I should be getting Holy Motors on DVD in a couple of weeks. :cute: Along with another couple of DVDs, including Berberian Sound Studio.
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    I'm afraid I haven't seen enough of Hackman! What would you recommend I look for?
    Bonnie and Clyde, Unforgiven, Get Shorty, Enemy of the State, The Royal Tenenbaums, and what has already been said- The French Connection. All great.

    I personally think his performance in Unforgiven was spectacular. Top drawer.
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    Finally saw Zero Dark Thirty. Really enjoyed it, lived up to expectations. Not everyones cup of tea, and if you knew a bit about Pakistan I'm guessing it would have been poor but you could probably say that about multiple film locations.
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    Thoughts on Oliver Stone films? Have only seen Platoon (very good) and Alexander (very ****). Have ordered JFK and a few of his other films look interesting.
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    (Original post by Deshi)
    Thoughts on Oliver Stone films? Have only seen Platoon (very good) and Alexander (very ****). Have ordered JFK and a few of his other films look interesting.
    I've seen JFK (very good, especially Gary Oldman) and Savages (very ****, especially that actress, whatever her name is). In my opinion, of course. I might have seen something else, that I'm forgetting.


    Oh yeah, Wall Street, of course. :lol: Which was all-right-ish, not really fantastic. Michael Douglas and Martin Sheen are great in it, though. :yep:
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    (Original post by Deshi)
    Thoughts on Oliver Stone films? Have only seen Platoon (very good) and Alexander (very ****). Have ordered JFK and a few of his other films look interesting.
    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    I've seen JFK (very good, especially Gary Oldman) and Savages (very ****, especially that actress, whatever her name is).
    Yeah, JFK was pretty good. I liked both Costner's and Oldman's performance, and it was a treat to see an older Lemmon on film!

    Every time someone mentions that film, Savages, I immediately think of the film with Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Savages- which was brilliant. Damn it!

    Does it irk anyone else when television programs, crappy remakes, or low-budget modern films bear the name of a celebrated classic? White Heat, The Barefoot Contessa, Notorious, et al. That's really annoying.
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)

    Oh yeah, Wall Street, of course. :lol: Which was all-right-ish, not really fantastic. Michael Douglas and Martin Sheen are great in it, though. :yep:
    Wall Street should be celebrated for the "Who am I?" scene. Got to be the most unintentionally hilarious moment in any film for me.

    Of all the "bright eyed newbie joins an industry only to have his morals beat out of him to become the successful **** he used to despise, before realising he has become a monster and uses his new found knowledge to bring down the corporation even though it will inevitably destroy his hard won success" films out there, Swimming with Sharks is my favourite.

    I wonder what film was the first to use that storyline... Was it Wall Street? Wall Street is so clichéd today as to be a cookie cutter film, but if Wall Street started the cliche then I guess I should respect it a little more.
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    I've seen JFK (very good, especially Gary Oldman)

    (Original post by philistine)
    Yeah, JFK was pretty good. I liked both Costner's and Oldman's performance, and it was a treat to see an older Lemmon on film!
    JFK is very good (purely as a piece of cinema). Well acted and well directed. The problem is the plot is based on complete nonsense conspiracy theory (a book by Jim Garrison; which has since been widely discredited). But Oliver Stone, bless him, is a sucker for that kind of thing.
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    Really enjoyed Wreck-It Ralph.
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    (Original post by Deshi)
    Really enjoyed Argo, how did Affleck not get a Best Director nod for the Oscars!?
    I really enjoyed Argo too, it was really full of suspense. I don't know why he got snubbed for best director. I was actually quite proud of Affleck after watching Argo.
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    Absolutely buzzing for this, the last one was probably the best in the entire series :coma:
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    (Original post by Deshi)


    Absolutely buzzing for this, the last one was probably the best in the entire series :coma:
    Some of it filmed in Liverpool outside my work :mmm:
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    (Original post by Mess.)
    Some of it filmed in Liverpool outside my work :mmm:
    It looks like quite a lot of the film was filmed in the UK :beard:
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    (Original post by Deshi)
    It looks like quite a lot of the film was filmed in the UK :beard:
    The part with the police car is Liverpool I think. We had loads of them parked in our car park anyway.

    Jack Ryan was filmed there just after as well.
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    Get in Quentin and Christoph.
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    (Original post by Mess.)
    Some of it filmed in Liverpool outside my work :mmm:
    Filming in Liverpool? Man, Hollywood are desperate.
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    Just back from Hitchcock. Terribly cliché but an enjoyable watch nonetheless.
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    Just back from Cloud Atlas, loved it!
 
 
 
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