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The Official Movie Thread

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Manic Ferocity, May 4, 2007.

  1. no country for old wainds

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    paul haggis has been raping my eyes and ears for years, i’m glad someone finally had the courage to come forward.
     
  2. no country for old wainds

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    Emperor of the North (1973, dir. Robert Aldrich)
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    during the great depression, a growing group of homeless outcasts get around by hopping on trains for free... but nobody gets a free ride on the number 19, ruled with an iron fist by ernest borgnine, and if they try it probably won't end well...

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    then again, wily old lee marvin's hopped about every other train in the northwest, earning his reputation as the number 1 hobo, and then there's the kid played by keith carradine who's gunning for that title.

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    like something out of an animé, the three engage in a battle of wits as the pair try to ride the train all the way to portland without necessarily being best of friends themselves. things get pretty intense in places...

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    RYM classifies it as new hollywood but it screams old hollywood to me, as you might expect from a director who made his name in the '50s and '60s with brutal, pared down (and in the case of kiss me deadly, borderline lynchian) genre movies. there's little of the european malaise the likes of altman, hellman and rafelson brought to the table, in fact i wouldn't be surprised if this straightforward old-school thriller was a deliberate reaction against that movement.

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    it isn't perfect, a little hokeyness creeps in on occasion and the mythologising of the hobos is pretty silly, but it's so cool that something this fun and violent and ridiculous existed in 70s hollywood when everything else was so cynical and doomed. i don't think i've ever seen a train movie i didn't like. or a lee marvin movie, for that matter.

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    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    Just read up what he has been accused of. For fucks sake, this shit is getting fucking irritating.
     
  5. no country for old wainds

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    yeah well that has bus in the title as well so it's not a pure train movie
     
  6. CiG

    CiG "Brain haemorrhage is the cure!"

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    I've heard of Emperor of the North, but you just rocketed it to the top of my watchlist with that post lmfao. Sounds incredible.
     
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    I'm working my way through David Cronenberg's feature length filmography. Consumed Scanners today. First watched that on VHS as a teen. It had an indelible effect on me when I first watched it as an example of extreme cinema. So far I would say, The Brood is the best of what I've see so far.

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    CiG "Brain haemorrhage is the cure!"

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  9. RadicalThrasher

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    Same company that restored Ilya muromets now restored some old Finnish/Soviet film called Sampo from the same director. Since i liked Ilya muromets i ordered this one too.....

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    CiG "Brain haemorrhage is the cure!"

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    The Rock 2 has me intrigued after seeing Bay's Ambulance.
     
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    I suppose they could buddy Cage up with another older con!
     
  13. CiG

    CiG "Brain haemorrhage is the cure!"

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    Dunno how to feel about Adam Wingard handling a Face/Off sequel.
     
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    The only Adam Wingard film I've liked so far is The Guest.
     
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    Picked up another film related book that captures VHS art. Pretty cool for fans of oldschool movie art or anybody that remembers video stores. Covers quite a bit, not sure what the criteria was in choosing what made it into the book, but it's mostly UK artwork. @CiG pretty sure you'd dig it.

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    CiG "Brain haemorrhage is the cure!"

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    He seems like a hack.
     
  17. no country for old wainds

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    from what i've seen he is a talented enough stylist/homage artist but doesn't have a vision of his own, so maybe that makes him well suited to remakes?
     
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    CiG "Brain haemorrhage is the cure!"

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    His last 3 films were Blair Witch, the Death Note adaption and Godzilla vs. Kong. I've seen the latter 2 and thought they were pretty meh.
     
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    I didnt realise he did Death Note, that was a case of taking the great concept from the original and raping it in a ditch.
     
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    i forgot he did that, that seems fucking terrible lol
     
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