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    Brave New World (1980)

    It took a couple of weeks to get through the whole thing. It was available on Youtube, although the upload was slightly out of synch.

    It really had a 1980 vibe to it. Bleah.

    But except for some major details (that didn't really change the emphasis of the source material or plot), it was faithful to the book.

    The poster depicts some nakedity that isn't actually in the film (at least not the Youtube upload I watched)

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    Skif/The Scythian/The Last Warrior (2018)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7844166/
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    a Russian dark fantasy attempt at a Conan movie. Has pretty good and bloody knife fights

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    Revisiting an old one.


    Top 5 for sure .
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    Phantom of th Opera with score by Andrew Lloyd Webber

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    La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung) (1969) - Visconti
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064118/


    I have mixed feelings about this movie. Did I enjoy watching it? Not really. Do I think it is a masterpiece? Probably yes. The movie is deep and symbolizes the total moral decay of a nation under the coming fascism. It is set in 1933 and portrays the total corruption and decay of one family under fascism (which is symbolic for the whole nation). Visconti also potrays all the nazis as sexual perverts, so we see them wearing female clothes, or being pedophiles. Many movies you just watch and forget, but this is one of those movies that will stay with it and keep you thinking afterwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biwa View Post
    Cool, a Fonda Spaghetti that I've never seen. Looks really good, how'd you like it?

    Most recent for me is The Bostonians (1984). Reeve is great, the movie is quite good considering the difficulty in adapting that particular novel - rather than the problems later James presents this novel is so multi-faceted and rudderless that any film adaptation will, by necessity be a sort of 2D version. The novel may be a red-headed stephchild in the James canon but I like it and the film is an able adaptation.

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    Just prior to Christmas I switched cable television providers. I now have more movies, more news and no sports channels. So here is a partial list of the movies I've watched over the past six weeks.

    Time Bandits (1981). I saw it a couple of times back in the 80s. It was great to revisit this fun movie.

    Sophie's Choice (1982). I had never seen it. The choice is very dramatic and awful. But I found parts of the movie rather tedious. It took me three days to watch it all.

    THX-1138 (1971). I love old sci fi movies. Much of this was filmed in the San Francisco (Bay Area) rapid transit system, which at the time was being built. It looked clean and futuristic. Now, almost fifty years later, the BART looks disgusting and smells of urine.

    Being John Malkovich (1999). Very weird, but I liked it. First time seeing this.

    Election (1999). I really liked it, I highly recommend this. Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. It has been praised by critics but it was a box office disappointment. My theory is that perhaps people thought it would be another Ferris Bueller's Day Off but the roles reversed. It isn't this at all. Election (1999) is a political satire. Great movie I thought, go watch it.

    The Big Lebowski (1998). I enjoyed this a lot. I hadn't seen it when it came out in the theatres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senza sordino View Post
    Just prior to Christmas I switched cable television providers. I now have more movies, more news and no sports channels. So here is a partial list of the movies I've watched over the past six weeks..
    Yay. No sports.

    I don't know where you live, but out in these parts you don't get to choose your cable provider, it's decided for you by your local government. They are monopolies. The only choice I have is to switch from cable to dish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacck View Post
    La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung) (1969) - Visconti
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064118/


    I have mixed feelings about this movie. Did I enjoy watching it? Not really. Do I think it is a masterpiece? Probably yes. The movie is deep and symbolizes the total moral decay of a nation under the coming fascism. It is set in 1933 and portrays the total corruption and decay of one family under fascism (which is symbolic for the whole nation). Visconti also potrays all the nazis as sexual perverts, so we see them wearing female clothes, or being pedophiles. Many movies you just watch and forget, but this is one of those movies that will stay with it and keep you thinking afterwards.

    Agree on most thing, but in my top 5 of all time.
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    4 stars out of 5
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    Mephisto (1981)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082736/
    10/10



    one more movie about the nazis, this time by Szabó. It is according to a novel by Klaus Mann, and it is about an actor, who sells his souls to the devil (the nazis). Mann based it on the experience with his own brother-in-law, who became the director of Berlin theater under the nazis. The annotation sums it up pretty well

    "In early-1930s Germany, a passionate stage actor finds himself before a dilemma: renounce his apolitical stance and comply with the Reich's doctrine, or face oblivion. But, Faustian bargains never end well. What is the price of success? "
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacck View Post
    Mephisto (1981)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082736/
    10/10



    one more movie about the nazis, this time by Szabó. It is according to a novel by Klaus Mann, and it is about an actor, who sells his souls to the devil (the nazis). Mann based it on the experience with his own brother-in-law, who became the director of Berlin theater under the nazis. The annotation sums it up pretty well

    "In early-1930s Germany, a passionate stage actor finds himself before a dilemma: renounce his apolitical stance and comply with the Reich's doctrine, or face oblivion. But, Faustian bargains never end well. What is the price of success? "
    One of my favourite movies of all time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bz3 View Post
    Cool, a Fonda Spaghetti that I've never seen. Looks really good, how'd you like it?

    Most recent for me is The Bostonians (1984). Reeve is great, the movie is quite good considering the difficulty in adapting that particular novel - rather than the problems later James presents this novel is so multi-faceted and rudderless that any film adaptation will, by necessity be a sort of 2D version. The novel may be a red-headed stephchild in the James canon but I like it and the film is an able adaptation.
    It’s good and a worthwhile watch for fans of Westerns, Fonda, and Sergio Leone. It’s a quirky parody of Spaghetti Westerns. The plot is a bit thin and the humor is a bit heavy-handed at times. But, the ending ties it all together nicely. There are several friendly inside jokes aimed at Sam Peckinpah. Terence Hill revisits his “Trinity” role. Other Western regulars also appear, such as R.G. Armstrong and Geoffrey Lewis. However, the English dubbed version doesn’t use their voices. Fortunately, Henry Fonda did his voice.
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