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[*] posted on 24-6-2009 at 14:40


Err... changed my mind. Congo was quite entertaining and definitely didn't deserve its critical bashing. But that Romanian accent of Curry was really very bad, I could even tell it slipped occasionally (and if I can tell it, it's really very obvious).



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[*] posted on 8-9-2009 at 20:33


Yesterday I finally saw Laurel and Hardy's The Music Box, which involves the dynamic duo delivering a piano to a house on the top of some VERY long stairs. It's great!

And today I bought and watched The Secret Of Moonacre. I'd never have bought it after it's Dutch title (roughly translates to "The Moonprincess And The Secret Of The White Horse"), but it was directed by Gabor Csupo (of early Simpsons, Duckman and Bridge to Tarabithia fame) and it has, yes, Tim Curry.
It turned out to be amazingly beautiful!

It's all on YouTube:
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but the screen is so small it doesn't do justice to the film.




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[*] posted on 16-9-2009 at 17:50


Bought Bartok the Magnificent for the same reason as all the others... and it was actually quite fun! Then again I have a fond love for Russian folklore...



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[*] posted on 17-9-2009 at 13:31


Now this one was truly an addition to the Grand List (about 30 movies I have that I could never pick favourites from):

Tales From Earthsea.




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[*] posted on 12-11-2009 at 13:48


Virgin Suicides. One of the girls is called Bonnie. Hm.
It's very creepy, even when you can be sure how it ends (besides I read the plot summary on Wikipedia). And I failed to recognize Danny DeVito.




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[*] posted on 22-11-2009 at 07:18


We recently got a deal on movie channels. They're free for 5 months. I forgot just how much crap HBO and Cinemax show. And 70 percent of Showtime movies I've never heard of. But anyway, huge thumbs up for Beverly Hills Chihuahua.



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[*] posted on 2-12-2009 at 18:14


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Karakter
A Clockwork Orange
Goldfinger, and all Connery and Dalton Bonds
Once upon a Time in the West
Knetter!
The Black Cauldron
The Three Caballeros
Donald Duck in Mathmagicland
Baby Snakes
Cats
People vs Larry Flint
Frank Zappa phase 2: The Big Note
Fahrenheit 911
Bowling for Columbine
South Park, Bigger, Longer, Uncut


Forgot: Modern Times, The Great Dictator

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That was a long time ago, so it seems. I now have some 30, 40 movies that I love so much I wouldn't pick favourites, though at gunpoint I'd say Karakter.
-Karakter (Dutch book-to-film, drama)
-Knetter (Dutch children's film I like to call my biopic)
-Fanfare (Dutch comedy)
-Glas (Dutch documentary)
-Father & Daughter (Dutch animated short)
-Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run)
-Der Untergang
-Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
-Delicatessen (French black comedy)
-Un Long Dimanche Des Fiançailles (French drama)
-La Cage Aux Folles (original French/Italian comedy)
-A Fistful Of Dollars
-For A Few Dollars More
-The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
-Once Upon A Time In The West
-Tales From Earthsea (Japanese animation)
-Dr Strangelove
-The Shining
-Full Metal Jacket
-Lolita
-Barry Lyndon
-2001: A Space Odyssey
-A Clockwork Orange
-Rocky Horror Picture Show
-Clue
-200 Motels
-The Great Dictator
-Psycho
-Tod Browning's Freaks
-The Music Box (Laurel & Hardy short)
-My Fair Lady
-Goldfinger
-People vs Larry Flynt
-South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut
-Memento
-Destino (Dali/Disney animated short)

Cats is now off the list: I realized I never watched it in full. That's just too much.




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[*] posted on 26-12-2009 at 11:18


Yesterday I watched Hitchcock's The Trouble With Harry. It's a delightful black comedy!



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[*] posted on 28-12-2009 at 09:35


And two days ago I saw The Birds. Great film!



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[*] posted on 29-12-2009 at 20:31


One movie they often play in France around Christmas is Ghostbusters, and I really like this movie so I had the pleasure of watching it on friday afternoon, as well as Ghostbusters 2. Woooooooooooow.:bouncy:



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[*] posted on 1-1-2010 at 21:40


Watched Muppets Treasure Island today, that is the last 30 minutes. Hmmm.

And Hitchcock's Rope. It's the worst of the five Hitchcock's I've seen this far, but I liked it nonetheless. We primarily watched it because it's so short.




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[*] posted on 3-1-2010 at 18:35


Citizen Kane. I'm not very fond of some of the acting (notably Susan Alexander), otherwise it's a fantastic movie, and I'm very glad I finally saw it.



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[*] posted on 3-1-2010 at 22:50


Hi!
While Citizen Kane attacked the real life William Randolph Hearst, the depiction of his starlet 'wife' played by Susan Alexander was not very accurate. It attempted tomake Hearst look worse and made Marion Davies into a caricature trhat she didn't deserve.
I never had known this story of such a starlet that turned out to be
quite a bit more than that and actually really found it absorbing in
lots of ways.
I had seen the movie Citizen Kane but didn't know any of the
references or what it may have related to...
So if you're interested
To find instead that the real Marion Davies while moving from showgirl
to silent movies and from there to 'talkies' while capitalizing on not
just the newyork jetset but William Randolph Hearst... well, and to
turn out being as a result of all that, such a genuine person to all these
Hollywood phonies ... for decades. It's just amazing. She got to
play opposite Cary Grant and Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin was what
you'd call a suitor and she would hold endless get together's at San
Simeon (still extant) and her famous beach house which is now long gone. I still can't get
over Tennessee Williams (notorious crank) saying that Marion Davies by
herself made up for all the rest of Hollywood.
I don't think I've ever been to San Simeon, but now really want to go.
Anyway there are links below,
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ned



the True Story of Marion Davies (60 min ) is Narrated by Charlize
Theron. I thought she had more to do with it. Ah well,
http://video.asterpix.com/v/20159711/the-true-story-of-marion-davie...

and here's the second in another series that starts the series on
Hearst and then
Welles...comparing their lives and centering on the story of Kane and
Welles' depiction of Hearst, with a consequent focus on Davies. I
can't find the first;
but even so it runs nearly two hours, and told in a Ken Burns style;
more insight on Davies is found in the 6th and 7th parts
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From Wikipedia:
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Movie tycoon Jules Brulatour's second and third wives, Dorothy Gibson and Hope Hampton, both fleeting stars of the silent screen who later had marginal careers in opera, are believed to have provided inspiration for the Susan Alexander character.

Orson Welles also claimed that business tycoon Harold Fowler McCormick's lavish promotion of his second wife, Ganna Walska, was a direct influence on the screenplay. McCormick spent thousands of dollars on voice lessons for her and even arranged for Walska to take the lead in a production of Zaza at the Chicago Opera in 1920. Like the Susan Alexander character, she had a terrible voice, pleasing only to McCormick. But unlike Alexander, Walska got into an argument with director Pietro Cimini during dress rehearsal and stormed out of the production before she appeared. Roger Ebert, in his DVD commentary on Citizen Kane, also suggests that the Alexander character was based on Walska, and had very little to do with Marion Davies.[16] The film's composer Bernard Herrmann also suggests that Kane is based on McCormick but also in great part on Welles himself.[17]

Other sources say the Alexander role — and the disastrous opera singing — is a composite of Hampton, Davies, Walska, and the story of Samuel Insull, who built the Chicago Civic Opera House in 1929 for his daughter, who hoped to become famous and sing at the Metropolitan Opera but never did.


Plus you shouldn't forget that Hearst's life story was a large inspiration source, but Citizen Kane is not his biopic.




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[*] posted on 4-1-2010 at 21:12


of course, not a biopic, a multi-tiered slam!
I never thought to look at wikipedia .... I learned stuff.
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[*] posted on 5-1-2010 at 11:49


Just watched Spirited Away, finally! It's amazing! So many epic characters... an Oscar well deserved.



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[*] posted on 20-1-2010 at 11:02


Had some more Hitches.
I love Frenzy! The potato truck scene is THE BEST!
Interestingly, one of the pictures in Ross's room also appears in the main hall of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. I now wonder whether it's a genuine work of art, or Rocky's prop master raided the Frenzy leftovers.

Also saw Shadow Of A Doubt, which was one of Hitch's favourites, but I didn't like it that much. Even though that little girl did a great job.

Today I watched National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon. Not bad, not bad. And Tim Curry in drag. Whee!




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[*] posted on 9-2-2010 at 13:15


I managed to view some classics in the hospital. Although My Fair Lady didn't work and the Godfather was the version with director's commentary, I did have a great time with:

Casablanca

Little Princess (starring Shirley Temple)

Lady Play Your Mandolin!




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[*] posted on 7-3-2010 at 14:20


Two more goodies I've recently seen:
Blue Money
The Man Who Knew Too Much




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[*] posted on 7-3-2010 at 15:55


haven't seen those,,,
but did go and see avatar, twice. It's OK.
We had gone to see it on the IMAX but the projector wouldn't start so they gave us free tix to come back AND a voucher to see the 3d version down the hall. The effects are alright, the story is alright but what I liked was the number of questions it asked. The plot has to have answers as problems resolved but they at least put the questions back on people's minds. Things may not turn out as neatly as in the movies.
For example, do morals actually exist?
What right do we have to extend our morals on other people, other races, other planets?
Or lack of morals? For example, Is it right for us to mine other planets if we have bigger guns and can take it?
I don't think so but what will stop those who think we have the right to take what we want wherever we find it if we can?

All in all too much heavy propaganda for me, it makes it predictable, but the audience is given good questions, at least. Some to think about with all the special effects and battle sequences.
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