What Movies Are You Watching Lately

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    @Roy Al Yes but no money in today's market means the director goes back to the wilderness and obscurity.
     
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    Roy Al Senior member

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    Not sure if I understand your point, Geoffery.
    Movie as art and entertainment has it's own history, diversity and development - and I hope it goes forwards. There are interesting and clever directors making good movies, Xavier Dolan from Canada; most talented. And from Sweden clearsighted Ruben Östlund, both bringing movie further - within small budgets. As long as there exists directors as these, the future is still in front of us.
     
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    My point @Roy Al is that in today's cinematic machine where directors have budgets that are equivalent to third world countries GDP failure to make mega returns for investors is certiam death for the director. That is the essential marker in the great divide between cinema as Art and cinema as product for the entertainment market.
     
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    Roy Al Senior member

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    A large part of the movie industry is like that, just like the music industry, but there are smaller, more independent, moviemakers that still brings development to movies.
     
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    That's more forgivable than you might think and studios are smart enough to realise that not everything hinges on the director with regards to big budget movies. What is unforgivable is being an insufferable asshole to major talent or studio heads and/or slagging anyone involved prior to the movie's release.

    Josh Trank is a good example of this.

    lefty
     
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    This came on TV last night, meant to rewatch it anyway lately. I gotta stop watching Lynch before going to bed...

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    Remember I couldn't watch original Twin Peaks, living all alone in a cabin, high in the mountains. Got too scared in the dark.
     
  8. edinatlanta

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    Return of the Jedi.

    Man that movie was so good. IV/VI on one tier, V on a second then, I don't know....
     
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    Finally caught Hail, Caesar. Fun to watch, but not a great film.
     
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    Tried watching this last night. A poor man's Ocean's Eleven.
    They tried to make a somewhat serious/comedy heist flick.

    No spoilers here as I fell asleep before seeing the end.
     
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    A major inspiration for Tarantino's Basterds and Orson Welles called it the greatest (anti) war film ever made. Very watchable cast and great action scenes, though some of them do drag on a bit. Has more Peckinpah slow-mo than you can shake a German stick grenade at.
     
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    Caught this last night. Interesting docu about the founder/family of Nathan's Famous hot dogs fame/fortune out of Coney Island, Brooklyn NY. Written, directed, narrated by Nathan's grandson with some cool footage and interviews.
     
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    After finishing the book The Fellowship of the Ring on Sunday I picked up the extended version of the DVD.

    Too long.
     
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    Didn't know anything about this, apart from the where (Belfast) and the when (the title), and got taken for a nice, tense ride - helped along by a driving score. Recommended.
     

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