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Any movies we ALL like?
« on: November 08, 2006, 07:10:31 PM »
I thought there were some absolute highly regarded movies out there, but every movie I thought was universally accepted has been served on these boards. I'm just wondering if we can all agree on a movie being good. Let's start with the classic, "Citizen Kane." Anyone have anything ill to say about the movie?


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Re: Any movies we ALL like?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2006, 07:37:11 PM »
Yeah, I have something to say. It's more like... Citizen LAME!

Okay just kidding, I have actually never seen it, but I have heard nothing but good things about it. Maybe I should add it to my blockbuster queue.


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Re: Any movies we ALL like?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2006, 08:00:07 PM »
I've only seen it once, and that was earlier this year.

I have nothing ill to say about it, because it mezmerized me. It is such a complex film, full of powerful story, incredible acting, and made with such amazing technique that it is still studied today.


BUT......


I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who don't like it. Please tell us if you don't like it, and tell us why. And please, back up your answer with a valid argument, if you don't mind.  ;)


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Re: Any movies we ALL like?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2006, 08:52:35 PM »
Citizen Kane is pretty darn good.  It's not just a good film though.  It invented new techniques and ways of defining mood AND it gave birth to another star director, Robert Wise.

It's nowhere near my favourite list though.   ;D


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Re: Any movies we ALL like?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2006, 08:57:29 PM »
The only real complaint I have about Citizen Kane doesn't come from the film itself, but I do have trouble watching the movie without being reminded of how eerily Orson Welles' own life came to mirror Charles Foster Kane's to the point of making the film a disturbingly prescient melding of William Randolph Hearst and Welles himself. Talk about an actor inhabiting a character.

I'm too lazy to look it up. What did Robert Wise have to do with Kane?


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Re: Any movies we ALL like?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2006, 09:29:21 PM »
Citizen Kane is good. 

I suspect there is little hate for Monty Python films as well.  Or at least I hope.  Haven't heard any anyway. 

Though if this were a bet, I'd place all my chips on Eyes Wide Shut.  Everyone loves that film.


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Re: Any movies we ALL like?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2006, 09:35:21 PM »
Citizen Kane is good. 

I suspect there is little hate for Monty Python films as well.  Or at least I hope.  Haven't heard any anyway.


Anyone who doesn't like Monty Python gets banned immediately. I think we can agree on that.

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Though if this were a bet, I'd place all my chips on Eyes Wide Shut.  Everyone loves that film.

Indeed. I'd wager that everyone here has very strong feelings about the cinematic spectacle that was Eyes Wide Shut.


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Re: Any movies we ALL like?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2006, 10:23:08 PM »
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Re: Any movies we ALL like?
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2006, 10:24:31 PM »
From out of left field: Does anybody not like Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure? Seriously.


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Re: Any movies we ALL like?
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2006, 10:56:24 PM »
How about Casablanca?  I kinda liked it better than Citizen Kane.  Bogart's seething intensity... man.  No other actor can do what Bogart could do. 

Although I have to admit being slightly disturbed by Casablanca, because I saw Bells of St. Mary's long before I ever saw Casablanca, and seeing Ingrid Bergman out of her nun outfit was kinda weird.  Though it wasn't quite as disturbing as seeing Olivia Hussey in Romeo and Juliet after having grown up with her as the Virgin Mary in Jesus of Nazareth.  But she is still who I always think of as the Mary when I picture her in my head.  I just have to remember to picture Mary's face, as opposed to... other body parts.  I feel unclean just now.
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Re: Any movies we ALL like?
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2006, 11:09:11 PM »
Casablanca?  That's just a ripoff of Overdrawn at the Memory Bank.  Admittedly it's a much better film, but still, I can never forgive it for stealing shots and characters from such a horrible movie.


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Re: Any movies we ALL like?
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2006, 11:16:41 PM »
From out of left field: Does anybody not like Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure? Seriously.
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Re: Any movies we ALL like?
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2006, 11:23:30 PM »
How about Casablanca?  I kinda liked it better than Citizen Kane.  Bogart's seething intensity... man.  No other actor can do what Bogart could do.

My roommate hates Casablanca, and Bogart specifically. Philistine. He interprets what you call seething intensity as hammy overacting, which is weird since my love of hammy overactors has been rubbing off on him. (Must be due to my steady diet of Shatner, West and Heston - the Holy Trinity of Ham, with a splash of Bruce Campbell, of course.)

I love Bogie, myself. I've seen Key Largo far more times than is healthy.
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Re: Any movies we ALL like?
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2006, 11:34:47 PM »
Well you gotta admit it took Hollywood a while to fine tune the art of screen acting Vs. Stage acting. Stage acting is broad, sweeping emotion. Film acting is subtle realistic emotion. :^)


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Re: Any movies we ALL like?
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2006, 11:40:02 PM »
Then there's Keanuacting, where you just stand there, staring into the middle distance, and say your lines with the least possible inflection.