That sounds cool … may just fire that up tonight!
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Saw this last night. Very good documentary on the debates between the two which ABC News hosted during the 1968 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. I knew that they were on TV together, and that's the extent of my knowledge, and I also knew of the events that occurred in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention, but watching this allowed me to put some disjointed pieces of knowledge together for a deeper understanding of what was going on in the United States during that time.
as a companion movie, check out "Medium Cool". Stars a young badass Robert Forster as a jaded news producer.
more importantly, director Haskell Wexler decided to film in Chicago during the 68 convention. when police started kicking the shit out of protestors, he threw his actors in the middle of it in character and then backwrote the story to include the footage. the film becomes a stark blend of documentary and fictional narrative. you can judge for yourself whether it all works but it's a compelling time capsule in any case.
Spectre - Sam Mendes (2015)
Never really been a hardcore JB-fan, maybe not a fan at all. But I've watched all the movies - with uneven interest.
I think Mendes has been able to give some new energy to this worn out fiction. I like his use of shades and light in the frame and his use of dept of field to compose beautiful and powerful scenes. I loved the long oneshot take in the beginning, bringing associations to Orson Wells; complicated and very proper directing, with out being stiff or overcalculated. Immaculate editing, but that is of course mandatory in JB. Packed with allusions to other JB movies. That is fun. Bond is cool and witty as supposed.
Nice movie this one, may easily be the best JB. A bit to long, and the last third part could have been shorter to bring the story more to the point and keeping the steam up all the way to the end.
Far from Heaven - Todd Haynes - (2002)
A quite nice, but not great Duglas Sirk-ish movie about minority problems and social suppression; white vs coloured people and straight vs gay set in a 50 ies suburbia, where alienation and social control never give the persons enough courage to go beneath the surface and be true to their needs and feelings.
Made in a 50ish style, the filming, the light and the cloths are very typical. Same are the colours. Some astonishing outdoor scenes.
Some parts reminds of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Fear eats the soul, like the dance scene at the diner, and the use of mirrors, and filming through doors and windows.
The problem with the movie is that it has too much distance and it doesn't move me like I would like - and I assume Haynes intended to.
I was able to see an advance screening of Creed tonight which blew away my cautious expectations. Perfectly blends the old with the new. The directing, fight choreography, DP, and editing of the middle fight is astounding; best I have ever seen in a boxing film.
The movie is full of action and excitement, laughter and lightheartedness, raw and deep emotion that pulls those feelings right out of you. There are some elements which pull you a bit out of it, such as the cheesy boxer bio/stats that pop up and the blatant HBO tie-ins, but that all falls away as you sink in and enjoy.. My friend and I both flat out loved it
I agree with most of your post, but think this stuff bugged me far more then it did you. I don't know what they were thinking and I believe it may prevent the movie from aging as well as it could.
EDIT: Forgot to mention that Stallone's interview on Late Show with Colbert was surprisingly good. I would recommend watching it before they move it over to CBS' pay service.
Edited by Jr Mouse - 11/30/15 at 12:39pm
That happened the first time I saw Eraserhead couldn't work out if it was in colour of black and white it just got too weird and i had to leave the cinema.
American Sniper watched it with my son, what a waste of time.
Medium Cool is a masterpiece. Too bad Wexler never got the chance to direct more movies.
That's an unfair comparison. Transformers is cynically made and has great contempt for it's audience and humanity. Whereas Lucy, however dumb it may be, at least tries to be redemptive, plus it's a great action movie and Scarlett Johansson was great, although not as great as she was in Under the Skin.
Did anyone else pick this up durning B&N's half off sale?
Also I have a code for a years worth of Amazon prime, can be added to current members accounts, for $55 if anyone is interested.