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post #7246 of 10326
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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.

Both the novel and the movie's screenplay are written by Arkadiy & Boris Strugatskiy. From the novel there are certainly some recognisable bits in the game (like the hunt for artifacts) and this bit from IMDB about the movie 'A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.' is in the game as well (The Zone, the game's ending), though I could imagine watching the movie these things wouldn't jump out at you unless you're looking for them.

Would you say the movie is worth tracking down?
post #7247 of 10326
Saw "Blackfish" last night. A very moving, troubling, thought-provoking documentary about captive killer whales, centering on a male named Tilikum that has killed three people. My wife was in tears at the end.

Why anyone would want to get into a tank with an apex predator, an obligate carnivore, that is 20X the size of a huge tiger, 10X the size of a very large Alaskan Brown Bear and almost 2X the size of a T.rex is quite beyond me.
post #7248 of 10326
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Just watched The Cabin in the Woods. It was a hell of a lot of fun. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Loved that one! I've made several friends watch it now. I really enjoyed how, much like Scream, it's all look-at-me-I'm-a-postmodern-movie by playing with the genre and changing things around on you so often that finally you're forced to just let any notions of what it "should be" go. Plus if they make a working production model of that coffee cup someone's gonna cash in.
post #7249 of 10326

The Ox-Bow Incident

Letter from an Unknown Woman

The Awful Truth

The Lady from Shanghai

Paths of Glory

Kiss of Death

 

I like Letter from an Unknown Woman and The Ox-Bow Incident was fine too. I found the rest mediocre.

post #7250 of 10326
took the kids to see despicable me 2. amazing. one of the funniest movies i have seen in a while. laughed my butt off throughout.
post #7251 of 10326
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Both the novel and the movie's screenplay are written by Arkadiy & Boris Strugatskiy. From the novel there are certainly some recognisable bits in the game (like the hunt for artifacts) and this bit from IMDB about the movie 'A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.' is in the game as well (The Zone, the game's ending), though I could imagine watching the movie these things wouldn't jump out at you unless you're looking for them.

Would you say the movie is worth tracking down?

It's interesting, for sure. It's not what you would expect from sci-fi but it is what you would expect from Tarkovsky.
post #7252 of 10326
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Loved that one! I've made several friends watch it now. I really enjoyed how, much like Scream, it's all look-at-me-I'm-a-postmodern-movie by playing with the genre and changing things around on you so often that finally you're forced to just let any notions of what it "should be" go. Plus if they make a working production model of that coffee cup someone's gonna cash in.

Yeah, I'll definitely be recommending it to others, especially since the only reason I watched it was because of a rec.

It really was remarkably well done. Very clever.

That cup was spectacular.
post #7253 of 10326
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Both the novel and the movie's screenplay are written by Arkadiy & Boris Strugatskiy. From the novel there are certainly some recognisable bits in the game (like the hunt for artifacts) and this bit from IMDB about the movie 'A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.' is in the game as well (The Zone, the game's ending), though I could imagine watching the movie these things wouldn't jump out at you unless you're looking for them.

Would you say the movie is worth tracking down?

It's interesting, for sure. It's not what you would expect from sci-fi but it is what you would expect from Tarkovsky.

I think I've mentioned this before but the first time I watched the original Solaris I popped in the wrong video tape - it's so long it was on two tapes. I watched it to the end, put in the second tape and it was only as I reached the end of the second tape that I realized I'd started watching in the middle.
post #7254 of 10326
It's midnight here, so it seems like a perfect time to start this:

post #7255 of 10326
been wondering about that too, please to let us know how it was. smile.gif
post #7256 of 10326
I saw the critically acclaimed "The Art of Killing" a little over an hour ago. I found it weird, confusing, over-long and generally tedious. I've always thought of Indonesia as kind of a creepy place, and this only reinforces that sense.
post #7257 of 10326
Have Only God Forgives on the 'puter. Gonna watch it tonight I think.
post #7258 of 10326
So I just finished Only God Forgives. When I first learned about it, my plan was to avoid it as I didn't really like Drive, but my curiosity got the better of me.

It was pretty much exactly as horrible as I had expected, both in subject matter and as a piece of entertainment. On the plus side, it had a ton of beautifully framed shots. I'm guessing that it also precisely achieves it's intended atmosphere, it's just a rather grim (and graphically violent) one. Obviously, Refn aren't concerned with having any likable characters for you to identify with, but it makes for a rather unpleasant viewing.

In the end, apart from satiating my curiosity, I would probably have been better off listening to my instincts and avoided this one.

(Also, if I hadn't been to Thailand and loved it, this movie would really make me want to never go there.)
post #7259 of 10326
This is style forum, though, so while you've given a completely valid and reasonable critique that 99% of people would likely agree with, I'm going to watch it anyway smile.gif
post #7260 of 10326
I'm certainly not trying to dissuade anyone from watching it, just giving my impression :-)

A final note: It's much less straight forward in it's story telling than Drive was. More of a mood piece, like Valhalla Rising. At times it felt Kubrick inspired to me, which of course isn't the worst association to be triggering.
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