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What Movies Are You Watching Lately

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

  1. Van Veen

    Van Veen Distinguished Member

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    Haven’t seen those. Will have to seek them out.

    I saw “Stalingrad” a long time ago, which IIRC was very good, but BoB is one of the few war films (used broadly) that seems uncritical. (“Balanced” might be a better word.)

    Dunkirk and SPR (for example) show some of the horrors of war, but obviously come from the “these guys were heroes” angle. Whereas something like The Pacific or Das Boot or Stalingrad (once again, IIRC) come from the “war is hell” angle. (Which is partly due to the subject matter.)
     


  2. Geoffrey Firmin

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    @Van Veen One of the most intense War films I’ve ever seen is the Russian film Come and See directed by Elim Kilmov. Brutal in the extreme and horrific.

    Saving Private Ryan is an epic cinematographic experience.The first twenty minutes is incredible for its cinematography alone. In terms of war and representation Apocalypse Now ranks highly in terms of both the reality of war and its distortion in popular culture.
     


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    "Come and See" is, as you suggest, brilliant, as well as brutal and intense.
     
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    Started very promising, 2/3 of the movie is really good. I was almost ready to add it to my list of s-f classics. The last act is sort of disappointing. Still a solid s-f flick.

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    First installment of Bond movies and it does not disappoint. I'm sure I did not watch all Bond movies, I'm quite sure I've seen more than half of them though and Ursula Anders sets the bar insanely high for Bond girls :inlove:. Overall great entertainment with decent classic menswear choices :D

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    Improves on Dr No in terms of movie making, music and pacing of the story. My favorite Connery Bond movies so far, I prefer it to Goldfinger actually. I think it has a better balance between believability and absurd and it made more immersed in the story. Goldfinger had these one or two "nuke the fridge moments" that distracted.
     


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