Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Nov 29, 2010.
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End of Watch. Stylish and well acted, but the writing and story were mediocre. Worth a free watch on Netflix if you got nothing better to do.
IMO best movie ever made hands down
A Quiet Life/Una Vita Tranquilla(2010)- ex-mafia's new life as restaurateur in Germany disturbed by son's contact for contract hit in town. Well acted as always by Servillo. This followed The Consequences of Love, where he had similar role but didn't escape at the end.
I'm still chewing on it (a sign of its greatness). Certainly I put it in the same conversation with greats like Chinatown, and I also tend to prefer Leone over Ford Coppola so you'll get no argument from me by ranking it ahead of The Godfather I/II and Apocalypse Now. Best ever is obviously a pretty strong term, but there is no reason why it shouldn't be in most top 25 lists.
I also watched The Proposition yesterday. Talk about a 1-2 gut punch of power between these two. I'd say The Proposition is the most underrated film since 2000 and is a top 10 Western of all time.
I love Once Upon a Time in the West, but I wouldn't put it ahead of The Godfather, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, Jules and Jim, or any number of Kurosawa films. It's a remarkable film, though.
The Proposition is a great one too. I would like whoever directed it to make a film version of Blood Meridian.
Somebody a while back on here brought up with Swedish (I think) film about this guy who enters this weird utopian type town and it drives him crazy and he tries killing himself and such. I watched it and enjoyed it, but for the life of me I can't remember the name of it. Any help?
Good thing we are talking about once upon a time in America and not west then.
Yeah I mean Once Upon a Time in America.
I go back and forth on whether I think an adaptation should be attempted at all. Something tells me that it's just not possible to make a great film from that book. And I'm not one of these people that trashes all adaptations...it's just that the character of The Judge seems like an almost insurmountable challenge.
That said, let's assume that someone were to do it right. I'd pay admission just to watch this scene play out on the big screen: “A legion of horribles, hundreds in number, half naked or clad in costumes attic or biblical or wardrobed out of a fevered dream with the skins of animals and silk finery and pieces of uniform still tracked with the blood of prior owners, coats of slain dragoons, frogged and braided cavalry jackets, one in a stovepipe hat and one with an umbrella and one in white stockings and a bloodstained wedding veil and some in headgear or cranefeathers or rawhide helmets that bore the horns of bull or buffalo and one in a pigeontailed coat worn backwards and otherwise naked and one in the armor of a Spanish conquistador, the breastplate and pauldrons deeply dented with old blows of mace or sabre done in another country by men whose very bones were dust and many with their braids spliced up with the hair of other beasts until they trailed upon the ground and their horses' ears and tails worked with bits of brightly colored cloth and one whose horse's whole head was painted crimson red and all the horsemen's faces gaudy and grotesque with daubings like a company of mounted clowns, death hilarious, all howling in a barbarous tongue and riding down upon them like a horde from a hell more horrible yet than the brimstone land of Christian reckoning, screeching and yammering and clothed in smoke like those vaporous beings in regions beyond right knowing where the eye wanders and the lip jerks and drools.”
I agree that casting the Judge is almost impossible, but somebody's going to make this thing. Might as well be someone who's not going to pussy out on it.
I thought at one time that Ron Perlman would make a good Judge, but I think he's getting too old now. I also wanted him to play Pete Bondurant in American Tabloid/Cold Six Thousand but same problem.
I think Perlman is almost too masculine in the face. Tom Hardy is probably the youngish actor that I think could pull it off best. The Brit accent (even if he toned it down and tried to sound American) would accentuate the well-educated outsider mystique of the character, and obviously the guy has been known to bulk up and look good bald.
Wrong thread, but I assume you guiz know:
I'm an episode into Twin Peaks. Chinese lady did it, right?
Spoiler: Warning: Spoiler!
Upstream Color - yeah, I'm not going to be able to make it through this one.
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