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post #3556 of 9598
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watched the great gatsby with redford and farrow. wasnt bad, but the whole story made me nauseous. ima hold off on a rant, but long story short, i wasnt all too pleased.
yes, i know its based on a book.

I have not read the book, but I refuse to see the movie until I read the book. Same thing with all of the Lolita movies.
post #3557 of 9598
Speaking of book adaptations, anyone have any good Biblical movie adaptations?

I'm a big fan of Prince of Egypt if that helps.
post #3558 of 9598
The Last Temptation of Christ. Amazing movie. Not based on the gospels though. Probably actually more of the truth, tbh.
post #3559 of 9598
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The 70s Gatsby movie wasn't awful. Not great at all but Redford and Farrow have a lot of movie star charm. They didn't really nail the tone of the book but at least they didn't turn it into a 90s music video the way Baz Luhrmann appears to have done.

i didnt think the movie was awful, i just dont like the whole story line. it irked me, and reminded me of some of the things i hate most in people.

i liked redford, and i thought waterston was superb. farrow made me absolutely nauseous, so i guess she did a good job. the style of acting has changed greatly over the years, and that older more "acty" way of acting dos not appeal to me as much. as well, i thought it was unnecessarily long. a lot of the still odd shots of various items or people were a bore imo, and didnt add anything to the movie for me.

im sure it will be way OTT, but i look forward to the upcoming one.
post #3560 of 9598
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The Last Temptation of Christ. Amazing movie. Not based on the gospels though. Probably actually more of the truth, tbh.

It's kind of blasphemy though. I'm thinking more accurate adaptations.
post #3561 of 9598
I disagree with the "blasphemy" reaction. That reaction was only had by people who didn't see the movie. I find that it depicts the emotional and psychological pain Jesus was probably going through. It is more his perspective than of his followers. I didn't find it offensive at all, rather interesting and intrigueing.
post #3562 of 9598
^ Well, that's why I said "kind of" blasphemy. I'm sure it is an interesting film but as often the case with true story adaptations, certain....liberties are usually taken.
post #3563 of 9598
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^ Well, that's why I said "kind of" blasphemy. I'm sure it is an interesting film but as often the case with true story adaptations, certain....liberties are usually taken.

True story?
post #3564 of 9598
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The Last Temptation of Christ. Amazing movie. Not based on the gospels though. Probably actually more of the truth, tbh.

This name comes to my mind, anyways I don't know were I have heard/seen it... Was it good?

post #3565 of 9598
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True story?

Now, now.
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

This name comes to my mind, anyways I don't know were I have heard/seen it... Was it good?

I think it is fantastic.
post #3566 of 9598
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Now, now.
I think it is fantastic.

Great, now I have something to rent tomorrow :) Will share what I thought of it tomorrow!

post #3567 of 9598
how'd i miss this thread...hmm back into my more independent film viewing. This week were some fassbender movies hunger and shame.
post #3568 of 9598
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

you are not missing a whole lot. i read that it very closely follows the story, cant imagine it adds anything.
do you plan on seeing the upcoming one with leo?

It may have followed the story, but that doesn't guarantee a quality product. As for the new movie: I dunno.
post #3569 of 9598

My cousin has a very, very significant technical role in the new Gatsby, and he says it's one weird fucking movie.

post #3570 of 9598
Currently watching Auschwitz : Inside the Nazi State. BBC documentary. Very interesting, but can watch only so much at a time. Pretty heavy handed.
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