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Have you ever tried to act with an octopus on your face? It ain't easy.

 

lefty

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Have you ever tried to act with an octopus on your face? It ain't easy.

 

lefty

 

Hahaha.

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That is also a classic. In Kilgour suit. 

Great film

“Hitchcock made everybody in the picture dress in a classic style… He didn’t want the picture to date because of the clothes.” Excellent foresighted direction as well.
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Inside out - Pete Docter and  Ronnie del Carmen (USA, 2015)

 

 

 

Eleven years old Riley moves from Minneapolis to San Francisco with her parents and goes through a personal crisis. 

 

Pixar did it again; made a superb movie. This is a movie for children, but here is much to learn and experience for grown ups as well.

Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness leave Joy with a difficult job helping Riley cope with the adaptations she has to make.

 

This is about emotions, and Pixar solved the problem with how to show something abstract as feelings in a concrete media as animation. To me they did it pretty well.

It is a very moving movie about trusting your inner friends if you no longer have any externals. 

If you can not get emotional watching this; apply for work as a statue since then you are made of stone. 

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Saw this on a plane last week:

 

 

 

I'm quite embarrassed to admit that it's the first time I'd seen The Departed. A fantastic movie, based on an Andy Lau film from HK ("Infernal Affairs", which I had seen years ago) and also loosely based on the real-life story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish-American criminal from Boston.

 

Many stand-out performances - Di Caprio was perhaps the best I've ever seen him, Nicholson chewed the scenery a bit but was great in his usual charming, menacing, maniacal way, Matt Damon was great and the supporting cast of Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg and Alec Baldwin did a great job, too. I really enjoyed it.

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The Village - M. Night Shyamalan (2004)

 

 

 

A 1800 century village is surrounded by monsters and they protect them selves by making fences to the outside world. When a person in the village is wounded the blind girl Ivy has to to to the other side to get medicine. We are surprised with what she meets.

 

This movie is said to have been made as a response to  9/11. But to me this is just rubbish. The script and the direction is too difficult to understand and follow. and that ruin the movie, Some of the actors are not bad, but the script and the direction is so lousy that they are not allowed to show what they can.


Som beautiful pictures though, particularly in the first part of the movie. Poetical and sensitive. The chief of photo is Roger Deakins, who has filmed for the Coen-brothers, Sam Mendes and a lot of famous movies. 

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Amadeus

 

After 30 years I believe it holds up fairly well.  Other than FM Abraham and Jeffrey Jones, I felt the acting was just so-so.

 

Have your finger on the volume button as the music when playing Mozart is big, but beautiful.

 

Cheers,

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Amadeus

After 30 years I believe it holds up fairly well.  Other than FM Abraham and Jeffrey Jones, I felt the acting was just so-so.

Have your finger on the volume button as the music when playing Mozart is big, but beautiful.

Cheers,

I'm watching this right now for the first time since it debuted.
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Just watched The Right Stuff. It has nothing on the book.
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A real disaster of a disaster movie on an epic CGI scale. Mindless entertainment for a Monday night. Pity Alexandre Daddario didn't let the puppies out of the kennel.

Too tired to complain just sat back watched and consumed a number of GnT's
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The Apartment 1960 - with Jack Lemon pretty cool old flick

re-watched 2001 and 2010 after 15 years,

2001 was much better movie but frankly it build up slowly and ended too fast. Pacing was similiar to Star Trek the Slow Motion Picture. Really well made like all Kubrick films, but imo nowhere near his best like Dr. Stangelove or Clockwork Orange.
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Alien - Ridley Scott (USA, 1979)





Returning spaceship is infected with hostile alien that tries to kill the crew from within.


Took me a while, I don't fancy horror and I'm modestly interested in sci fi. But as part of my cinematic formation I could not let this go unwatched.
Nice scenery with all the long corridors and play with light and shadow.  It is quite a thriller and every once in a while I jump in the chair. 
Maybe too much Freudian symbolism both in scenery, the alien, all the references to 'mother', penises and vaginas. To me this is also a pre-AIDS movie about being infected and destroyed from within.
Actors are average, but it's not the acting that is important in this movie. It's the suspension and the scenery.
After watching this, I have no need to watch the sequels. 


You are probably reading too much into AIDS thing and freudian symbolism. Original intent was to do something different more scary and nightmarish than your typical grey or ET stereotype. I'd say nightmares, biology, biomechanics, insects were much stronger inspirations for Xenomorph(alien).

Aliens are much different film but as influential as Alien on sci-fi and action movies that came after. In my opinion it's sci-fi staple, one of the very best if not best sci-fi movie ever. THey are both worth watching for someone who is a movie buff. Sci-fi is one of my favourite genre and Aliens is one of my all time faves so I may not be most objective wink.gif
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I don't think it's over interpretation as long as it is possible to point at what in the movie (or any kind of art, for that sake) that created the thought, emotion, association and so on. 

 

This movie is full of sexual symbols, mostly in the scenery, but also in the acting and even the makeup. It's impossible to avoid seeing this. Since Freud is the most know analyst of hidden sexuality in culture, he is an obvious reference.

 

This hasn't always to do with the directors intentions, but often it has. If something is in the movie, I guess it didn't jump into the movie by accident. I is placed or left there since the director wanted it to be there.

 

The AIDS-thing comes from the way the Alien infect the crew, and says something about the climate of paranoia and the group dynamics when an invisible enemy has occupied the people among them without knowing who. But since AIDS appeared some years later the movie can not point to the disease it selv - just to the culture that AIDS later came to develop in.

The infection theme can also be interpreted as fear for communism. Like Don Sigel's  Invasion of the body snatcher does earlier and John Carpenter's The Thing does some years later. 

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You are right about sexuality, but in terms of alien in all it's forms they were pretty much exposed not hinted at imo, I mean the egg, the birth etc. It makes an interesting discussion so much that I looked up original concept art of H.R. Giger who came up with the concept of the ship, alien and much of the art used in the movie.

It's remarkable and so different from most of sci-fi design that came before - http://imgur.com/a/WdYwA/layout/grid#7
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Some cool pictures there, true art they are. 

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