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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12225 on: January 10, 2013, 05:35:36 PM »
Just saw Les Miserables.  I wasn't completely bowled over by it, but there was lots to admire.  Anne Hathaway should probably win the Oscar for her performance of I Dreamed a Dream, because that was the best thing in the movie by a mile.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12226 on: January 10, 2013, 09:36:08 PM »
I watched a little known, obscure film entitled Gone with the Wind. I liked some aspects of it. It was a beautiful, very well made movie. But as far as the characters of Scarlett and Rhett Butler... I just didn't like either of them, like at all. Scarlett drove me nuts with her constant whining, her "woe is me" behavior throughout the bulk of the film, and I couldn't see much humanity in the character of Rhett. I frankly just have a hard time watching a film when I can't really relate to any of the characters at all. I don't really understand them at all. I admit you could chalk that up to a failing on the part of my generation not being very well-cultured or something. I liked the film, oh most assuredly... but I just cannot picture myself ever watching it again. :(


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12227 on: January 10, 2013, 09:40:07 PM »
I watched a little known, obscure film entitled Gone with the Wind. I liked some aspects of it. It was a beautiful, very well made movie. But as far as the characters of Scarlett and Rhett Butler... I just didn't like either of them, like at all. Scarlett drove me nuts with her constant whining, her "woe is me" behavior throughout the bulk of the film, and I couldn't see much humanity in the character of Rhett. I frankly just have a hard time watching a film when I can't really relate to any of the characters at all. I don't really understand them at all. I admit you could chalk that up to a failing on the part of my generation not being very well-cultured or something. I liked the film, oh most assuredly... but I just cannot picture myself ever watching it again. :(
That's why I've never seen that movie. Everything I've ever heard about Scarlett makes me KNOW I would fucking hate her.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12228 on: January 10, 2013, 09:47:59 PM »
I admit you could chalk that up to a failing on the part of my generation not being very well-cultured or something.

Oh, I'm sure many people will :) 

I haven't seen it in years but I remember thinking it looked pretty but wasn't particularly interesting as well.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12229 on: January 11, 2013, 03:56:48 AM »
I admit you could chalk that up to a failing on the part of my generation not being very well-cultured or something.
Gone With The Wind is a pot-boiler; it's not great literature, it's simply long. The characters aren't badly drawn but they're hardly unique to the genre of romance fiction. There's no shame in being left cold by it. It just happened to be a massively popular book which was then turned into a film, that happens all the time and nobody is expected to enjoy every occurrence of that.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12230 on: January 11, 2013, 05:01:30 AM »
Jaws.

One of my top five films. And it was our first time watching the incredible blu-ray transfer. I always loved how 70s movies looked, but coupled with the flawless restoration, it's truly amazing!


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12231 on: January 11, 2013, 06:22:30 AM »
I also think Gone With the Wind is very much a product of its time. Scarlett O'Hara was much like the women of her day, and Rhett Butler was much like the men of his. The movie became huge because so many people of that time could relate to it -- women were the "weaker sex", and men were manly and take-charge. Things are very different today, and such behavior seems unpalatable to us now.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12232 on: January 11, 2013, 06:35:56 AM »
Django Unchained (the D is silent)

Loved it. Jamie Foxx didn't bother me at all (I thought he might). Leo was excellent. He's given me this weird man-child vibe for years, but not in this. I loved Christoph Waltz. He deserves the Oscar nom. Don Johnson is hilarious.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12233 on: January 11, 2013, 08:10:50 AM »
I admit you could chalk that up to a failing on the part of my generation not being very well-cultured or something.
Gone With The Wind is a pot-boiler; it's not great literature, it's simply long. The characters aren't badly drawn but they're hardly unique to the genre of romance fiction. There's no shame in being left cold by it. It just happened to be a massively popular book which was then turned into a film, that happens all the time and nobody is expected to enjoy every occurrence of that.
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So, it's just like Twilight then? eh?

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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12234 on: January 11, 2013, 08:14:10 AM »
I admit you could chalk that up to a failing on the part of my generation not being very well-cultured or something.
Gone With The Wind is a pot-boiler; it's not great literature, it's simply long. The characters aren't badly drawn but they're hardly unique to the genre of romance fiction. There's no shame in being left cold by it. It just happened to be a massively popular book which was then turned into a film, that happens all the time and nobody is expected to enjoy every occurrence of that.
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So, it's just like Twilight then? eh?
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12235 on: January 11, 2013, 02:22:58 PM »
I watched some documentaries -

Machete Maidens Unleashed - By the guy who did the also excellent Not Quite Hollywood, this film documentary looks at the films made in the Philippines by the burgeoning exploitation film producers of the 60s and 70s.  It interviews almost everyone involved with that time, and get some great stuff from Joe Dante, Sid Haig, and John Landis.  It's maybe not quite as illuminating as Not Quite Hollywood, but it's still a lot of fun.

American Grindhouse
- A slightly larger view of the exploitation genre as a whole, this looks at the very beginnings of grindhouse cinema, from its silent days, to the VD films of the 30s and 40s, the nudie-cuties of the 60s until the porn era in the 70s.  Again, it has some great interviews (Joe Dante and John Landis appear in this one too) and there's a lot of films I hadn't heard of that I'll be looking forward to enduring in the future.

Popatopolis - A documentary that follows exploitation director Jim Wynorski as he films his latest movie, Witches of Breastwick, over the course of three days.  It's also a mini-retrospective of his career with interviews of his family and long-time collaborators.  It's great.  Wynorski is a fun character to follow, and there are fantastic interviews with some of the women who's acted in his movies.  The stuff on set is really good too, as Wynorski's irascibility on set makes for real highlights.  Would be a great companion piece to American Movie.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12236 on: January 11, 2013, 02:25:50 PM »
I watched some documentaries -

Machete Maidens Unleashed - By the guy who did the also excellent Not Quite Hollywood, this film documentary looks at the films made in the Philippines by the burgeoning exploitation film producers of the 60s and 70s.  It interviews almost everyone involved with that time, and get some great stuff from Joe Dante, Sid Haig, and John Landis.  It's maybe not quite as illuminating as Not Quite Hollywood, but it's still a lot of fun.

American Grindhouse
- A slightly larger view of the exploitation genre as a whole, this looks at the very beginnings of grindhouse cinema, from its silent days, to the VD films of the 30s and 40s, the nudie-cuties of the 60s until the porn era in the 70s.  Again, it has some great interviews (Joe Dante and John Landis appear in this one too) and there's a lot of films I hadn't heard of that I'll be looking forward to enduring in the future.

Popatopolis - A documentary that follows exploitation director Jim Wynorski as he films his latest movie, Witches of Breastwick, over the course of three days.  It's also a mini-retrospective of his career with interviews of his family and long-time collaborators.  It's great.  Wynorski is a fun character to follow, and there are fantastic interviews with some of the women who's acted in his movies.  The stuff on set is really good too, as Wynorski's irascibility on set makes for real highlights.  Would be a great companion piece to American Movie.



APGIL and I watched Machete Maidens Unleashed. You're right, it was a lot of fun. John Landis was great in it.  :)
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12237 on: January 11, 2013, 02:28:55 PM »
Joe Dante talking about creating the trailers for those films was pretty great too.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12238 on: January 11, 2013, 06:31:32 PM »
Finally watched all of Casablanca tonight. I liked it a lot. You gotta love Rick Blaine. He's a closet philanthropist. Quite a rare breed indeed. I must admit though i was surprised at how minor a role Peter Lorre had in the film.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #12239 on: January 12, 2013, 05:43:11 AM »
I watched some documentaries -

Machete Maidens Unleashed - By the guy who did the also excellent Not Quite Hollywood, this film documentary looks at the films made in the Philippines by the burgeoning exploitation film producers of the 60s and 70s.  It interviews almost everyone involved with that time, and get some great stuff from Joe Dante, Sid Haig, and John Landis.  It's maybe not quite as illuminating as Not Quite Hollywood, but it's still a lot of fun.

American Grindhouse
- A slightly larger view of the exploitation genre as a whole, this looks at the very beginnings of grindhouse cinema, from its silent days, to the VD films of the 30s and 40s, the nudie-cuties of the 60s until the porn era in the 70s.  Again, it has some great interviews (Joe Dante and John Landis appear in this one too) and there's a lot of films I hadn't heard of that I'll be looking forward to enduring in the future.

Popatopolis - A documentary that follows exploitation director Jim Wynorski as he films his latest movie, Witches of Breastwick, over the course of three days.  It's also a mini-retrospective of his career with interviews of his family and long-time collaborators.  It's great.  Wynorski is a fun character to follow, and there are fantastic interviews with some of the women who's acted in his movies.  The stuff on set is really good too, as Wynorski's irascibility on set makes for real highlights.  Would be a great companion piece to American Movie



APGIL and I watched Machete Maidens Unleashed. You're right, it was a lot of fun. John Landis was great in it.  :)

Had he much experience with any of the films they showed while growing up?