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post #2051 of 2106

Sorry, I just don't like the look of it! It's muted and muddy. I'd take the the crispness and bold colours of the original over it any day.

post #2052 of 2106

Oh, no argument there. I'm Team 1982 all the way.

 

But the demo is significantly different in tone and theme from the sequel that got made.

post #2053 of 2106

Tron: Legacy wasn't very good, but it was serviceable. Original Tron is snooze city. Boooorrrrrrriiinnnng.

 

And Daft Punk's score for Legacy is fucking fantastic and I will fight all you sods who say otherwise.

post #2054 of 2106
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Tron: Legacy wasn't very good, but it was serviceable. Original Tron is snooze city. Boooorrrrrrriiinnnng.

And Daft Punk's score for Legacy is fucking fantastic and I will fight all you sods who say otherwise.
I feel like for the first Tron to work for me, I would've had to have seen it in the early 80s before I realized it made such little decipherable sense and have it coated with a sheen of magical nostalgia. But, since I only first saw it a couple days ago....I gotta totally agree with you. It is unique though...I'll give it that..
post #2055 of 2106

I saw The Verdict for the first time last year. Wonderful film and amazing performance by Paul Newman. It made me immediately go to The Hustler next, also hadn't seen it.

post #2056 of 2106
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I saw The Verdict for the first time last year. Wonderful film and amazing performance by Paul Newman. It made me immediately go to The Hustler next, also hadn't seen it.

The Verdict is so damn great. I was on a major Newman kick for a while; One of the Top 5 Hollywood icons for me.

 

Ever see Cool Hand Luke? Because COOL HAND LUKE.

post #2057 of 2106

This is when the name "imbecile" can be applied to me. I've yet to see Cool Hand Luke! 

post #2058 of 2106
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This is when the name "imbecile" can be applied to me. I've yet to see Cool Hand Luke! 

I've called enough people names on this board lately. I'll just say, you should see it!

post #2059 of 2106
You'll find automatic carwashes boring forever more!
post #2060 of 2106

I don't own a television... so I'd probably have to find a DVD for my computer. 

post #2061 of 2106
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I saw The Verdict for the first time last year. Wonderful film and amazing performance by Paul Newman. It made me immediately go to The Hustler next, also hadn't seen it.

Double feature of th Hustler followed by the 80's sequel directed by Scorsese and co-starring young Cruise, the Color of Money, is a no brainer.

But really, Cool Hand Look is it.
post #2062 of 2106
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Double feature of th Hustler followed by the 80's sequel directed by Scorsese and co-starring young Cruise, the Color of Money, is a no brainer.

But really, Cool Hand Look is it.

 

I did catch the sequel over the holidays. I liked it, but I think the ending promises an even better movie. 

post #2063 of 2106

n/m. Wrong thread!


Edited by MichaelM - 2/8/17 at 5:16am
post #2064 of 2106
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...but the climactic confrontation, helmed by Wilford Brimley(!), works like gangbusters.

Damn it, you said Wilford Brimley "helmed". I was like wait, wasn't that Sydney Pollock? Then for a brief minute I thought I was crazy and Pollock=Brimley.
post #2065 of 2106

Just saw NASHVILLE for the first time, and it was "Holy Shit"-level great.  It basically predicted Chapman/Hinckley AND a surging "outsider" candidate running for President.  Yikes!

 

Other fun running theme:  actresses I primarily know from horror films absolutely killing it here.  Karen Black, Shelley Duvall, Crista Raines from THE SENTINEL and Ronee Blakely who was stunning as the Loretta Lynn stand-in.  

post #2066 of 2106
Yeah, NASHVILLE is astonishing. One of the essential "American" films.

People should talk about Altman more.
post #2067 of 2106
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Yeah, NASHVILLE is astonishing. One of the essential "American" films.

People should talk about Altman more.

Altman was amazing. Nashville is incredible, although McCabe & Mrs. Miller and 3 Women are my faves.

post #2068 of 2106

I agree, but does this mean no more Tron discussion in the Monumentally Classic Film thread?

post #2069 of 2106
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Altman was amazing. Nashville is incredible, although McCabe & Mrs. Miller and 3 Women are my faves.
3 WOMEN is a knockout.

Altman has a way of sustaining ambiguity in his films that is uniquely fascinating.

I'd have loved to see how differently he would have handled THE SHINING, given IMAGES and 3 WOMEN.
post #2070 of 2106

I don't know if it's monumentally classic but I know a LOT of folks love it....just watched JACKIE BROWN for the first time.

 

(First time all the way through. I tried watching it a few years after it came out and never finished it.)

 

Liked it better than the first time I tried watching it, but IMNSHO, it's QT's weakest film (though I haven't seen Deathproof).

post #2071 of 2106
I really love The Color of Money, probably one of Scorsese most underated flicks. It was one of the first movies when I started to see a directors style and influence that made me take notice. Even though I know it wasn't his most beloved work.
Tom Cruise is great in it, the same year he starred in Top Gun playing the same character but one is a cocky asshole you love and another is one you can't stand
post #2072 of 2106

It was valentines and everything and I finally saw Ghost, which along with Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman was a significant gap in my experience of the chick flick canon.

 

It's okay! It's quite charming in its late-80's/early-90'sness. You've got your endearingly handmade looking pre-CGI special effects. The heroes are yuppies living in a gigantic Manhattan penthouse (naturally the rest of NYC is a grotty dystopian nightmare). It has a lovely super-melodic and occasionally Blade Runner-esque Maurice Jarre score. You've got Whoopie Goldberg palling about with nuns and reveling in non-threatening sass, somehow winning an oscar for her troubles despite it being exactly like every Whoopie Goldberg performance ever. You've got Demi Moore sensually massaging a giant clay phallus. Truly what more could be asked for?

 

It did kind of seem like they were being inconsistent with 'the rules'. Like it turns out Swayze had the, you'd think quite useful, ability to type on keyboards and write messages on steamy mirrors, but forgets about that except when he felt like trolling the bad guy. And on that note, basically all of the drama in the final act is directly triggered by Swayze trolling the bad guy. If he hadn't done that probably nothing much else would've happened.

 

I was disappointed there was no resolution to subplot with the subway ghost, who for a moment I thought was played by Jeffrey Tambor! I so wanted him to find peace... I also thought the mugger was played by a young Luis Guzman, but he wasn't.

post #2073 of 2106
"GET OFF MY TRAIN!!!"
post #2074 of 2106

His first appearance was genuinely a quite scary bit!

post #2075 of 2106

Ghost is one of the few genuinely successful 'something for everyone' movies.   It's geeky and fantastical, funny, scary, romantic and some thrills to boot.  Even if you're dead against pop cheese commercial filmmaking it's got to impress just a little bit.

post #2076 of 2106

The demons pulling spirits down into hell is still one of the most horrifying things I've seen in a movie.

post #2077 of 2106

Funny that we only get to see genuinely bad guys dragged down to hell and Sam is the only guy to go to heaven - as if he's never done a single bad thing in his life - but he was murdered so he gets to go to heaven.

 

Only in this day and age could such a thought arise - I'm sure there'll be a Ghost EU/fan fiction somewhere that takes int account the politics of the soul in relation to who goes up or down.

post #2078 of 2106

The guy was a wall street banker, no way he'd be going to heaven now!

 

On the score again, I feel like it's been done a bit of a disservice by the film's music being so closely associated with Unchained Melody. Jarre's themes are quite splendid.

post #2079 of 2106
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The guy was a wall street banker, no way he'd be going to heaven now!

Well he had to make up for it hence the movie!

My favorite bit is when Swayze first passes through a person's body and you see all of his insides. Nobody's done that in a movie since!

I live close to Prospect Place and when I was with my ex, every time we were over there, we'd quote Woopie, "Prospect Place Willie?"
post #2080 of 2106
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I don't know if it's monumentally classic but I know a LOT of folks love it....just watched JACKIE BROWN for the first time.

 

(First time all the way through. I tried watching it a few years after it came out and never finished it.)

 

Liked it better than the first time I tried watching it, but IMNSHO, it's QT's weakest film (though I haven't seen Deathproof).


Not sure if I would call it his weakest film, but I find it a little suspect when people claim it is his best film.  Pam Grier and Robert Forster are amazing in it, but the whole mall heist isn't nearly as clever as it thinks it is.

 

Death Proof is definitely his weakest, though the opening 20-30 minutes has some good moments(anything with Kurt Russell) and the stunt work later in the film is incredible.  Definitely features some his worst dialogue, though some might argue that is was intentionally written to be awful to capture that "bad movie" vibe.

post #2081 of 2106

I wouldn't call Jackie Brown his best, but it's pretty damn great. It's certainly the end of the "old" Tarantino, who shifted into full-on genre-on-steroids mode with Kill Bill.

post #2082 of 2106
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The demons pulling spirits down into hell is still one of the most horrifying things I've seen in a movie.

 

Fun fact: the shadowy figures were performed by animator Mike Jittlov, better known (if at all) for his goofy indie film The Wizard of Speed and Time. He was philosophically opposed to portraying "demons" and insisted that his creations be be identified instead as "servants".

post #2083 of 2106
I watched the first twenty minutes or so of HELLO, DOLLY!

I will not be watching the rest.
post #2084 of 2106

I finally got around to watching "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" recently & thought it was pretty good:

 

 

http://akas.imdb.com/title/tt0056687

post #2085 of 2106
The 70s draft inspired me to see a few 70s films I hadn't seen:
 
Race with the Devil - Great! It has that Deliverance / Wake in Fright vibe of people venturing somewhere they aren't welcome, with a couple of car chases and a Satanic sacrifice. 
 
Woyzeck - Odd, queasy and unpleasant. One of Herzog's more off-putting, distancing films, which says something.
 
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot - Much shaggier and artier than I expected. It was a compendium of popular 70s tropes (a little Badlands here, a little Midnight Cowboy here), but I really liked it. Bridges completely steals the movie from a great cast. This is probably my favorite Michael Cimino film now.

 
post #2086 of 2106
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot was an absolute joy. Up until that ending. I coulda done without that. Fucking 70s movies. Always gotta be so goddamn bleak. I can't think of one good reason for it to have ended that way. Fuck..
post #2087 of 2106
Yeah the obsession with 'edgy' bleak endings is reason number 1 why the whole New Hollywood auteur boom was never going to last forever.
post #2088 of 2106
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Yeah the obsession with 'edgy' bleak endings is reason number 1 why the whole New Hollywood auteur boom was never going to last forever.

I watched Scarecrow a few months back.

Hackman and Pacino are marvels.

Great film, complete bummer of an ending.
post #2089 of 2106

Haha, the ending of the French Connection. Or lack thereof. 

post #2090 of 2106
I am one of the weirdos who prefers FRENCH CONNECTION II.

Anyway, I saw Tati's PLAYTIME for the first time the other day. Pretty spectacular. Reminds me a bit of THE PARTY (the Peter Sellers flick), which I loved growing up.
post #2091 of 2106
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Haha, the ending of the French Connection. Or lack thereof. 

And the abruptness of part II's ending is almost a callback to it, even though the story is resolved, it's like Frankenheimer said "BAM!Done.. Theres your end you forgot Friedkin... ROLLLL CREDITTSSSSS!"
post #2092 of 2106
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I am one of the weirdos who prefers FRENCH CONNECTION II.
 

 

That's not weird. They're very different, but there are times when I enjoy the sequel's turning of the tables on Popeye and the hellish fish out of water story more. You really feel he deserves his ending.

post #2093 of 2106

French Connection II is high on my list of (sort of) monumentally classic films I, in my witless imbecility, have yet to see. Freidkin for Frankenheimer seems like a pretty decent trade-off.

 

Waiting For Mr Goodbar is another classic out-of-the-blue depressing ending, in fact as a teenager plowing through the 70's canon I think that was the one that made me go "oh for fuck's sake give it a rest already". I blame Midnight Cowboy most for that whole trend.

post #2094 of 2106

"Hey kids? Want to watch a cool sci fi movie about exploring a black hole?"

 

"Sure do, Daddy-O."

 

"Okay, but it's the 1970s so there will be a homicidal robot who disembowels people with scything propeller-blade hands and at the end the chief bad guy and the robot end up fusing together in literal hell and the good guys end up dying and going to literal heaven."

 

"..."

 

"Oh, hey kids, I'm back. Fancy watching a cartoon about a colony of rabbits?"

 

"Why, yes please mister"

 

"Okay, but it's the 1970s, so there will be mutilations, graphic and bloody one on one animal fights and we'll signal the main character's win by having him die at the end and being led off into the afterlife."

 

"..."

post #2095 of 2106
I need to see FC II, and I've heard The Seven-Ups is an unofficial spinoff.
post #2096 of 2106
The Seven Ups > French Connection II
post #2097 of 2106
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I need to see FC II, and I've heard The Seven-Ups is an unofficial spinoff.

I was pleasantly surprised by FCII when I watched it on Netflix last summer, still have to watch Seven-Ups.

Jaws is a great unofficial spinoff from French Comnection as well.
post #2098 of 2106
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"Hey kids? Want to watch a cool sci fi movie about exploring a black hole?"

"Sure do, Daddy-O."

"Okay, but it's the 1970s so there will be a homicidal robot who disembowels people with scything propeller-blade hands and at the end the chief bad guy and the robot end up fusing together in literal hell and the good guys end up dying and going to literal heaven."

"..."

"Oh, hey kids, I'm back. Fancy watching a cartoon about a colony of rabbits?"

"Why, yes please mister"

"Okay, but it's the 1970s, so there will be mutilations, graphic and bloody one on one animal fights and we'll signal the main character's win by having him die at the end and being led off into the afterlife."

"..."

Gotta love the seventies approach to kids movies.

"You think maybe this might be a bit too scary?"
"Yeah, fuck 'em."
post #2099 of 2106
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The Seven Ups > French Connection II
I've never heard of THE SEVEN-UPS.
post #2100 of 2106
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I've never heard of THE SEVEN-UPS.
Well now you gotta bit of homework to do. 1973 Roy Scheider movie. You'll love it..
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