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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby gronank » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:04 pm

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Roland Deschain » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:37 pm

gronank wrote:Angels and demons
I don't think I quite understand the moral of the story
Yes, self delusion may cause terrorism, but it also has merit... Yes, it does!?

I've not seen the film, and it's been a while since I read the book, so I may be wrong, but I seem to recall reading into it that what one person sees as an affirmation of their faith, another sees as an abomination, and that there is good and bad in all things.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:37 am

Just found a great podcast about movies: "The Empire Podcast". Interviews with directors of the latest films etc.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:10 pm

A Separation

Iranian filmmakers are great at subtext and symbolism due to necessity. Direct criticisms of religion and the state won't get past the censors, so they make characters and scenarios symbolic of them.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Roland Deschain » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:48 pm

^ I may have to give that one a go if I can find it. I'm surprised the Iranian government haven't figured that one out by now.

Watched The Blob earlier on, the remake from the 80s. It was just as tacky as I remember it, and all the better for it.

Just watched The Lovely Bones. OMFSM, what a sad and amazing film. So beautiful; so well acted; so well directed; just wonderful, yet at the same time hooking you deep in your gut. I won't spoil it, but the scene near the end with the bed was so beautiful.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:11 am

Seen wiff thee bed!?

Juss wot kinda luverly bonz ye talkin bowt ?
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:39 pm

Roland Deschain wrote:^ I may have to give that one a go if I can find it. I'm surprised the Iranian government haven't figured that one out by now.


If they were capable of getting subtext, metaphors, and symbolism, they wouldn't be literal fundamentalists, now would they?
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Roland Deschain » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:16 pm

PKMKII wrote:
Roland Deschain wrote:^ I may have to give that one a go if I can find it. I'm surprised the Iranian government haven't figured that one out by now.


If they were capable of getting subtext, metaphors, and symbolism, they wouldn't be literal fundamentalists, now would they?

Fair comment there. Sometimes I have to remember not everyone is capable of reading between the lines. :haha:

Mad Willyum Bonney wrote:Seen wiff thee bed!?

Juss wot kinda luverly bonz ye talkin bowt ?

If ye really want to know, i'll explain a little below, but you'll need to hit the quote button to read it, as it contains potential spoilers!

The film's about a child murderer, and the title of the film is a metaphor for what builds up around the death of a child. The scene on the bed isn't sexual, but it does involve the young actress kissing the boy she had a crush on from beyond the grave.

If you don't want to read the spoiler, or can't be bothered to click the quote button, I highly recommend the film.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:32 pm

Fank ye .

Av ye seen Wings Of Desire ?
I never got around to it . First i have to find it .
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby pieces o'nine » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:39 pm

^ Not a bad film; I think I still prefer it to the Nicholas Cage remake.

The follow-up, Far Away, So Close, is a little more difficult to find.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:20 pm

follow up film ? Reel lee ?
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby la la » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:31 am

Roland Deschain wrote: Just watched The Lovely Bones....


I enjoyed the movie very much too, and the imagery was really superb, just what I pictured while reading the book. One of the few occassions when I didn't think the book was automatically better than the movie, because the book and the movie are both lovely in their own right and each has it's own dimension of beauty - different in some ways, and yet the same in some ways. Really well done, in my opinion.

I watched Paul a couple of days ago, and I actually really enjoyed it. I started off watching it just for Simon Pegg, because I can't resist Simon Pegg, but it was actually quite a lot of fun. Nick Frost is great in it too, and I find I like Seth Rogen a lot more as an alien. I think he'd be a better actor if he actually was an alien.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:05 am

I quite enjoyed 'The Incredible Hulk'.
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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby PKMKII » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:52 am

Watched the premier film about the upstanding Scottish character, Trainspotting.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Postby black bart » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:19 am

PKMKII wrote:Watched the premier film about the upstanding Scottish character, Trainspotting.


As an antidote to that view of Scotland (good though it is) I recommend 'Local Hero'.
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