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What an awesome movie. Probably the saddest I've ever seen. 8/10.

 

Watched it this night. It is indeed a sad movie - and a good one. But not with out hope. Though the better life is in the hereafter.

It's a story about the downfall of the Soviet Union, but also about what that downfall did of the people.

And it's a story that goes straight to the heart; since what Lilja needs but does not have, is love and protection. That is how they exploit her.

I'm glad that she killed her self, because that was her best choice. 

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Great cast but odd storyline. I want to watch the original and compare them

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Spotlight

 

Since it is basically a docudrama, it is predictable, but well cast and acted.  My GF and I enjoyed it, even though the subject matter makes your skin crawl.  It is a good example of reporting a news story so big that it is difficult to know when to go public instead of continuing to investigate to see just how big it may be.

 

Of course, it brought to mind Woodward and Bernstein.

 

Oscar worthy?  I don't like it that some movies may be nominated based on sympathetic subject matter rather than good acting, music, etc......  I,m not sure about this one.

 

Cheers,

 

Added:  We were the only two people in the theater- a small one in a movie house of 20.


Edited by rossoz - 2/19/16 at 1:49pm
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Great cast but odd storyline. I want to watch the original and compare them

Agreed .. watched this recently. The original is likely better. Overall I didn't think this was that great.
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In a better world - Susanne Bier (2010)

 

 



Second view and I still think this movie about revenge and grace is a bit too pretentious with a intellectual distanse that make this deep problem more of a academical problem than movie stuff.

I like this dane, though. She gave us After the wedding, which is a good movie.

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Vincent Canby called 1974 the year of the 'Big Splat', and this was probably the non plus ultra in ridiculous, star studded disaster flicks.

Incredible cast, co written by Mario Puzzo and featuring for the first time Sensurround!

Truly awful and hilarious at the same time.
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A lot of ridiculous scenes, but still an important movie. 8/10
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The last picture show - Peter Bogdanovich (1971)
 

 



Just loved this time typical and very beautiful movie about young (and old) desire, double standards and the trouble coming to age. It is also a homage to the movies of the 50-ies, a periode he knows much about.

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The last picture show - Peter Bogdanovich (1971)
 

 



Just loved this time typical and very beautiful movie about young (and old) desire, double standards and the trouble coming to age. It is also a homage to the movies of the 50-ies, a periode he knows much about.]

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Harmony & Pepper series[edit]

Follows story of mother/daughter characters Harmony and Pepper

  • 1983: The Desert Rose
  • 1995: The Late Child

Duane Moore series[edit]

Follows story of character Duane Moore

  • 1966: The Last Picture Show - adapted for film as The Last Picture Show
  • 1987: Texasville - adapted for film as Texasville
  • 1999: Duane's Depressed
  • 2007: When The Light Goes
  • 2009: Rhino Ranch: A Novel

Houston series[edit]

Follows stories of occasionally recurring characters living in Houston Texas area

  • 1970: Moving On (characters Patsy Carpenter/Danny Deck/Emma Horton/Joe Percy)
  • 1972: All My Friends Are Going To Be Strangers (Danny Deck/Jill Peel)
  • 1975: Terms of Endearment (Emma Horton/Aurora Greenaway) - adapted for film as Terms of Endearment
  • 1978: Somebody's Darling (Jill Peel/Joe Percy)
  • 1989: Some Can Whistle (Danny Deck)
  • 1992: The Evening Star (Aurora Greenaway) - adapted for film as The Evening Star

Lonesome Dove series[edit]

The Berrybender Narratives[edit]

As Editor[edit]

  • 1999: Still Wild: A Collection of Western Stories

Other Writings[edit]

Non-Fiction[edit]

  • 1968: In A Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas
  • 1974: It's Always We Rambled (essay)
  • 1987: Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood
  • 1999: Crazy Horse: A Life (biography)
  • 1999: Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen: Reflections on Sixty and Beyond
  • 2000: Roads: Driving America's Great Highways
  • 2001: Sacagawea's Nickname—essays on the American West
  • 2002: Paradise—South-Pacific travelogue/memoir
  • 2005: The Colonel and Little Missie: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley & the Beginnings of Superstardom in America
  • 2005: Oh What A Slaughter! : Massacres in the American West: 1846--1890
  • 2008: Books: A Memoir
  • 2009: Literary Life: A Second Memoir
  • 2011: Hollywood: A Third Memoir
  • 2012: Custer

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

  • 1977: The American Film Institute's 10th Anniversary Special (writer)
  • 1988: The Murder of Mary Phagan (mini-series based on story)
  • 1989: Lonesome Dove (mini-series based on 1986 novel)
  • 1990: Montana (original screenplay)
  • 1992: Memphis (teleplay)
  • 1994-1995 Lonesome Dove: The Series (based on the fictional universe of the 1986 novel)
  • 1995 Buffalo Girls (based on 1990 novel)
  • 1995 Streets of Laredo (based on 1993 novel)
  • 1995-1996 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (based on the fictional world of the 1986 novel)
  • 1996 Dead Man's Walk (based on 1995 novel)
  • 2002 Johnson County War (wrote teleplay)
  • 2008 Comanche Moon (based on 1997 novel)

See

 

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Yes, this movie is not about the acting, it's about the story and the way it is told.

Here comes the photographer also into my mind. Though the movie is typical of the periode the story is set, the filming is very good. And sometimes brilliant. 

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Yes, this movie is not about the acting, it's about the story and the way it is told.

Isn't that what books are for? confused.gif
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According to Wikipedia Bogdanovich came across the novel by coincident.

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Steve Jobs at home from Amazon.

 

Great script...  Fassbender and Winslet were remarkable.  My GF and I enjoyed it and she knew zip about the Jobs/Apple/Mac story.  60 Minutes just did a spot-on segment on the making of it.

 

Oscar worthy?  Yes, for the script at least.

 

Cheers

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Isn't that what books are for? confused.gif

I'm assuming Roy means the story/cinematography/directing supersedes the acting, not that the acting was bad.

Could be wrong.
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1974 and a movie so big it took two books to achieve it. Haven't seen this since I was 16. Great cast, great fashion and suspenseful.
Edited by Geoffrey Firmin - 2/23/16 at 3:58am
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