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Blake Stitched Blues

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Kubrick is really hit and miss for me. I like Paths of Glory a lot, loathe Clockwork Orange and am fairly ambivalent about most of his other work except for Barry Lyndon, which might just be my favourite film of all time.
 

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Kubrick is areally hit and miss for me. I like Paths of Glory a lot, loathe Clockwork Orange and am fairly ambivalent about most of his other work except for Barry Lyndon, which might just be my favourite film of all time.
A Clockwork Orange Chellovek its a bezoomny filmdrome

Frist R rated film I saw when I was 15, when you had to 18 in Australia. Read the book, still have a copy, had the soundtrack and have the DVD not something I viddy often. It had a very interesting and distubingh impact on proles in the youth culture of Australia when it was released in 1973.
 

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You're not alone; I can't stand 2001 either.
I enjoy it in a visceral level but just don’t get it on an intellectual level. (I mean, I understand it, but it is pretentious.) But a lot of the FX are laughably dated now. Without the soundtrack the movie would be nothing.
 

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I saw the title- and credit-free non-explosion original release in 1979. It was mind blowing.

At the time people were either fans of Apocalypse Now or The Deer Hunter. Rarely both. I was definitely on the AN side and it took me years to appreciate what a masterpiece the Cimino's film is.

lefty
Man you had a great 55th birthday party!
 

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I need to watch Ken Burns’ Vietnam. Have to coordinate with my wife since she wants to watch it, and we haven’t finished Civil War yet.
Apparently despite what Vietnam says, the former Viet Cong had already been interviewed for a book about 15 years earlier that was translated into English. And, granted the reviews were from conservative writers, it doesn't actually tread new ground from that book.

So it is a good telling of the Vietnam War but it's not the groundbreaking story it claims to be.

This movie still leaves me thinking “WTF?” Every time I watch it I catch something new and wonder if it’s intentional symbolism or if I’m just being a pretentious twat.
Yes. That's definitely the point of the movie. The obelisk intentionally keeps prevents suture (what's the proper verb form here? @lefty?) with the audience. I kept haranguing my film-school professors about that specifically and they were like yeah i have no answer.

But a lot of the FX are laughably dated now.
Was I discussing this with you in the Star Wars threak? They FX there are pretty dated but I dont think it matters in the context of a well-made film. Yes you say these are just a product of their time but you can still appreciate the technical challenge of the final flight scene, for example. And it still creates a beautiful picture. Even now, the Starchild is gorgeous (if people still made original live-action films it'd be gladly accepted by a filmmaker today)>
 

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Apparently despite what Vietnam says, the former Viet Cong had already been interviewed for a book about 15 years earlier that was translated into English. And, granted the reviews were from conservative writers, it doesn't actually tread new ground from that book.

So it is a good telling of the Vietnam War but it's not the groundbreaking story it claims to be.



Yes. That's definitely the point of the movie. The obelisk intentionally keeps prevents suture (what's the proper verb form here? @lefty?) with the audience. I kept haranguing my film-school professors about that specifically and they were like yeah i have no answer.



Was I discussing this with you in the Star Wars threak? They FX there are pretty dated but I dont think it matters in the context of a well-made film. Yes you say these are just a product of their time but you can still appreciate the technical challenge of the final flight scene, for example. And it still creates a beautiful picture. Even now, the Starchild is gorgeous (if people still made original live-action films it'd be gladly accepted by a filmmaker today)>
That wasn’t me. I agree there. The effects and sets obviously influenced the entire sci fi genre. But a few moments are jarring. (A few shots of the apes and the shuttle craft sequence in particular. The star gate sequence also feels very dated, maybe because it goes on so long.)

I guess we’re spoiled by (good) CGI.
 

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Having seen 2001 on its initial release I've always felt like the stargate sequence was an artistic device to relate public curiosity surrounding the psychedelic drug experience to the movies message vis a vis the rock and roll light show. It was 1968
 

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Surprisingly I’ve never seen this, and knew nothing about it but the obvious. It’s a little over the top. (I think it’s trying to have a tall tale vibe, but treated realistically.) It’s best not to think too hard about it and let the schmaltz wash over you.
 

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I’ve started showing this to my two and a half year old son, and he loves it, which makes me extremely happy because I consider it one of the top twenty movies of all time.

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Kubrick is really hit and miss for me. I like Paths of Glory a lot, loathe Clockwork Orange and am fairly ambivalent about most of his other work except for Barry Lyndon, which might just be my favourite film of all time.
All that I have seen so far are pretty much hit for me, in fact I enjoyed Barry Lyndon the least when I watched it. But the movie was so beautifully shot and unorthodox and more importantly I keep returning to it in my thoughts- so it left its mark on me. I love clockwork orange my top10 movie no doubt. Besides the absurdity and really graphic violence it also finds time to ridicule leftwing and rightwing notions of serving justice and treating criminals and some consideration on free will without giving any simple recipes.
 

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I’ve started showing this to my two and a half year old son, and he loves it, which makes me extremely happy because I consider it one of the top twenty movies of all time.
Babe is a great movie - and it's directed by the same person that did "Mad Max", too.

I almost cry every time the farmer looks down at Babe after he's herded the sheep in the competition, nods and says, "That'll do, pig. That'll do."
 

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^ I've never seen Babe, but now I know where that quote came from in Archer, so thanks.

I love 2001. I liked it before I had any idea what was going on, just for its mood and cinematography (and I think the visual effects hold up very well), and I liked it after finally getting around to reading about what it's all about. I like Barry Lyndon too, which I saw for the first time recently.

In preparation for a trip to the eternal city tomorrow morning, I just re-watched Ridley Scott's oscar winning documentary from 2000, with Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix as guides. Will not say I was not entertained.
 

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