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Aaron Sorkin is exceedingly reliable!
Anyone seen his new Netflix movie, The Chicago Eight? (Seven?)
I enjoyed it, but of course it takes quite a few liberties with history.Mark Rylance is talented af.
which reminds me I watched Trial of the Chicago 7 a few nights ago. It was pretty good, but do we not have enough talented American actors that we have to suffer through a couple of Brits doing shite American accents for 2+ hours? (not talking about Rylance obvs)
Outland. Great movie. I saw it in the theater when it was released, just rewatched it recently and felt that it had really held up. Not so sure about the "explosive decompression" effect, but otherwise great stuff.Among them Ladyhawke and that early 80's sci-fi that's like High Noon in space with Sean Connery and looks exactly like it's set in Ridleys '79 Alien universe. And also this one:
EFF!I felt there were a few holes that needed filling...
Among them Ladyhawke
Nice. I just realized I know practically zero about the trial going in, but it will be fun to keep that in mind.With the disclaimer that I'm hardly a scholar on the topic, from what I have read about the actual trial, I get the impression that the real trial was even more farcical and offensive than what Sorkin put on screen. I also think Sorkin commits a potentially offensive bit of historical revisionism regarding Bobby Seale - he was bound, gagged, and ultimately severed from the trial *before* Fred Hampton was assassinated, yet the movie frames the assassination as the trigger that makes him crack during the trial. It's a pretty daring creative decision to make imo, and not one that reflects well on how Sorkin conceptualizes the character and person of Seale. That said, it is an entertaining watch - just don't think about it too hard.
I haven't seen it yet this time around as I have some others lined up first, but I did watch it not too many years ago (even posted about ITT, along with an awesome Drew Struzan poster), and I felt it held up very nicely. A couple of things that stood out was the somewhat incongruous synth soundtrack by Alan Parsons, the majestic magnificence of Rutger's black Friesian (stills don't do it justice), and of course young MP proves that angels are real.EFF!
It makes me glad to hear that someone, somewhere, decided there was a Ladyhawke-shaped hole in their life.
So how does it hold up?
I saw it with my dad when I was very young, and loved it. I remember reading in one of those glossy sci-if mags at the time the director said it was a metaphor for the heartache of the modern workplace, where spouses were frequently driven apart by having to work different shifts. That sounded scarier than any wizard.
Oooh! This is great - thanks for this!Looking over the stack of movies I just got, three of them have enough in common that it may make for a fun little quiz (or maybe I'm just really bored after a year of mostly lockdown).
I haven't seen it yet this time around as I have some others lined up first, but I did watch it not too many years ago (even posted about ITT, along with an awesome Drew Struzan poster), and I felt it held up very nicely. A couple of things that stood out was the somewhat incongruous synth soundtrack by Alan Parsons, the majestic magnificence of Rutger's black Friesian (stills don't do it justice), and of course young MP proves that angels are real.