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post #7231 of 10294
^ If memory serves, the LEGEND DVD Collector's Edition has 2 disks which offers both the Tan Dream & Goldsmith scores depending on which disk you want to watch. Also, unsure of both are Director's Cuts or not...probably are but check into it..

+1 on French Connection....been decades since I've seen either myself. I may join you for a spin. Both are good and gritty films.

Haven't seen A Single Man as yet but it is on the 'to do' list.
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Big fan of the story and the original Danny Kaye movie, but cringed a little when I heard this was being remade by Stiiler. However, not a bad trailer.

 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

 

 

lefty

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The Clooney version of Solaris is another one in this line -- not much of a score; more ambient http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0307479/ - beautiful, slow-moving movie.

And I haven't gone back through all of these pages to see if it was mentioned, but if you haven't seen Moon yet, definitely add that to the list of cerebral sci-fi movies: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/
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Just a heads up on Marooned; It was released a year after 2001: A Space Odyssey and so followed in its footsteps to the degree of feeling as 'true to life' as was possible. It is slow-paced and very scientific in its feel. Where Apollo 13 used sweeping musical cues, Marooned used nothing but ambient sound, in fact there really is no musical score in Marooned. It is a docu-drama styling that you should be in the mood for This film puts ADD people to sleep, as did 2001, but to the more cerebral of audiences, it will be a rewarding experience.
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While I usually feel that the right score is what takes a movie to the next level (Alien, LotR, Gladiator, Jaws, Indy, Star Wars etc - and recently I enjoyed what M83 did for Oblivion), sometimes *no* score can be the way to go, and this sounds like a perfect film for it (as opposed to No Country For Old Men, where IIRC there wasn't a soundtrack and I think it suffered from it).
post #7234 of 10294
kaplan - good reminder about TFC, i need to see those.

not really a movie, but kind of at 90 minutes each, ive been really enjoying sherlock.
post #7235 of 10294
^ I've been enjoying both Sherlock and Elementary :-)
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The Clooney version of Solaris is another one in this line -- not much of a score; more ambient http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0307479/ - beautiful, slow-moving movie.

I've seen the 2002 Solaris and have been meaning to find the 1972 original by Andrei Tarkovsky.

Speaking of Tarkovsky, I would like to find this one as well:

as I've both read the novel it's partly based on (Roadside Picnic - read it here) and played the Russian game inspired by it (S.T.A.L.K.E.R.).

And thanks for mentioning Moon, somehow I missed that one.
post #7236 of 10294
i have also been watching Elementary, but i think sherlock is far better. the stories and actors are better imo. the time slot is better suited for the plots. and more importantly, as a HUGE sherlock holmes fan, and as someone who has read the stories numerous times, it irks me that the SH character in Elementary is not a very good representation of the SH character in many ways, same for most of the characters, imo. its more of show based on the SH concept the way i see it. not bad though.
post #7237 of 10294
I liked both of them, though nothing tops Jeremy Brett's Sherlock :-)
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Basil Rathbone disagrees.

 

 

lefty

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I guess he might laugh.gif
Edited by Kaplan - 8/3/13 at 9:18pm
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Originally Posted by jcmeyer View Post

The Clooney version of Solaris is another one in this line -- not much of a score; more ambient http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0307479/ - beautiful, slow-moving movie.

And I haven't gone back through all of these pages to see if it was mentioned, but if you haven't seen Moon yet, definitely add that to the list of cerebral sci-fi movies: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/

jcmeyer, thank you. I prefer the original Solaris myself. I haven't seen the Clooney remake as yet so will give it a try.
Moon I believe was mentioned ny someone somewhere many pages ago, yes but no mention of the ambient score at that time. Nice & quiet film.
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Big fan of the story and the original Danny Kaye movie, but cringed a little when I heard this was being remade by Stiiler. However, not a bad trailer.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


lefty

I didn't know they were remaking this, but that preview is intriguing.

Also, I like the little Matrix shout-out at the end of the trailer.
post #7242 of 10294
^^ k and lefty, clearly there are no shortage of quality SH characters.

I still say the books are best tho. smile.gif
post #7243 of 10294
Just watched The Cabin in the Woods. It was a hell of a lot of fun. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Warning: May contain very vague spoilers, nothing specific or important though.

Just saw this: . Much better than his previous solo-outing, especially in the quieter moments. The first action scene in Japan suffered from a bad case of shaky-cam, the train scene was pretty cool and it was nice to see that they didn't have to resort to big explosions and destruction in the climax (*cough*manofsteel*cough*).

Compared to the '82 Claremont/Miller comic a lot of the characters are the same but the story is very different (apart from the bit with the bear that's pretty faithful to the first 6 pages of the comic).

One problem with the comic vs movie Wolvie, is that the comic book version can nearly be killed by a little poison and a bokken, while the movie version has become immortal, forcing the writers to pit him against others with super power or relying on kryptonian gizmos to even the playing field. While I think this movie succeeds rather well at that, I still find the older more vulnerable Wolvie more interesting and would've liked to see him up against only non-mutie opponents, like in the original comic.

Overall though, it was worth a sunday trip to the cinema :-)


A nice frame from the '82 comic (Click to show)
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^ I've been enjoying both Sherlock and Elementary :-)
I've seen the 2002 Solaris and have been meaning to find the 1972 original by Andrei Tarkovsky.

Speaking of Tarkovsky, I would like to find this one as well:

as I've both read the novel it's partly based on (Roadside Picnic - read it here) and played the Russian game inspired by it (S.T.A.L.K.E.R.).

And thanks for mentioning Moon, somehow I missed that one.

I never realized there was any connection between the Stalker movie and the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game. They aren't very similar. The movie is...difficult.
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