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Old 01-09-2005, 12:02 AM   #61
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Ah! Another Billy Wilder fan!

We just watched my relatively new (birthday gift this year) copy of Sunset Boulevard on New Years Day. What a great movie.
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Old 01-09-2005, 02:19 PM   #62
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Also a bit of a World War II and disaster film buff.
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Old 01-09-2005, 07:35 PM   #63
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Yeah...I suppose Sunset Boulevard could be classified as a disaster film...
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Old 01-09-2005, 08:49 PM   #64
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It's not that old by my standards (if it was made while I was alive, it isn't old) but I am watching the newly released DVD of THX-1138 and it's awesome.

I watched the whole movie last night, as well as partway through again with the commentary track. The way they setup the sound editor's commentary is a bit clumsy, but you can watch his whole set without having to wait for the dendrite to pop up on the screen and hit "enter". I still have the Disk 2 extras to go through.
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Old 01-28-2005, 11:22 AM   #65
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A couple of weeks ago I watched Stanley Kubrick's The Killing for the first time...dynamite heist-gone-wrong flick.Has anyone else here seen it?
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Old 01-28-2005, 01:35 PM   #66
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It's not that old by my standards (if it was made while I was alive, it isn't old) but I am watching the newly released DVD of THX-1138 and it's awesome.
I have the book, interesting story.
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:57 PM   #67
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Saw Cool Hand Luke over the weekend. If you haven't you must. You'll find yourself turning it over in your head later.
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:35 PM   #68
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Saw Cool Hand Luke over the weekend. If you haven't you must. You'll find yourself turning it over in your head later.
"What we have here is a failure to com-u-ni-cate".
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:58 PM   #69
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Seconded Nominations:

It's A Wonderful Life favorite movie of all time, and definitely the odd one out in this list.

The Manchurian Candidate freaky scary

A Touch of Evil Most excellent jazz score, don't miss it.

New Nominations:

Fail Safe with Henry Fonda

Cape Fear with Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck (perhaps I would not have children now if I had seen this movie before they were born)

Night of the Hunter more Robert Mitchum
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Old 05-10-2005, 01:37 AM   #70
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The Deadzone. Not that stupid lightwieght tv series they've made now, but the originsl movie with Christopher Walken as one of cinema's coolest anti heros.



A Clockwork Orange. Class in a glass. What a way to play with language and form.
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Class in a Glass? - i dont know what one your talking about but i have only seen (and only bits mind you) of the kubrick version and i think it is totally sick - the way they carry on with such unneccessary vulgarity!! absolutely disgusting!! from my kubrick collection this DVD was given away!
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Old 05-10-2005, 02:18 AM   #71
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Vulgarity? Ultraviolence, yes. But I don't think they even say fuck once in the movie ...

Give it another try. The reaction you had was carefully crafted by Kubrick.
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Old 05-10-2005, 01:36 PM   #72
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While I love Clockwork Orange in both its filmed and written forms, for me, the film sort of failed to capture what I thought was the central theme of Burgess' book, namely, that society determines what is right and wrong, and so individual freedom is a nonexistant concept.
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