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    Willow (1988)

    I must have watched this movie over fifty times by now. I'm in love with James Horner's score, even though it borrows a lot of melodies from Prokofiev and Schumann (who cares?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Willow (1988)

    I must have watched this movie over fifty times by now. I'm in love with James Horner's score, even though it borrows a lot of melodies from Prokofiev and Schumann (who cares?).
    The movie has its moments too... I like those little brownies hehe

    'You! What'd you do? All you do is sit around and eat our eggs, huh?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdc View Post
    The movie has its moments too... I like those little brownies hehe

    'You! What'd you do? All you do is sit around and eat our eggs, huh?'
    Haha! Classic!

    And you gotta love General Kael, one of the best villains in movie history!

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    Just finished Sunshine, by Danny Boyle (the same guy who did Slumdog Millionaire). I hated it: unoriginal, predictable, derivative, cliche, grossly scientifically inaccurate, and not to mention horribly scripted. I wasn't crazy about Slumdog Millionaire either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff N View Post
    Just finished Sunshine, by Danny Boyle (the same guy who did Slumdog Millionaire). I hated it: unoriginal, predictable, derivative, cliche, grossly scientifically inaccurate, and not to mention horribly scripted. I wasn't crazy about Slumdog Millionaire either...
    I hated it aswell. I still remember the night I was watching that and I wanted to stop watching so many times but decided to go through the whole thing. I wish I didn't...
    And now for something completely different.

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    Roman Polanski's Macbeth



    Awesome - excellent - wonderful - you must, must see this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan
    I hated it aswell. I still remember the night I was watching that and I wanted to stop watching so many times but decided to go through the whole thing. I wish I didn't...
    Yeah, I figured that once I started it I might as well finish.

    Just finished My Life to Live, another Godard film. I loved it; not quite as much as Breathless, but more than Contempt. His movies are just so liberating from traditional Hollywood blockbuster garbage. I think I'm turning into strictly an Art House person...

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    Cleopatra. Made me think of the Star Wars Prequels. Big, loud, and very, very dull.

    Sunshine was not entirely satisfactory, but I did like it.

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    I watched Shutter Island last night. Pretty good film.

    The soundtrack really caught my attention though. I thought it was really good how the composer had created a score that incorporates elements of classical music that was being composed roughly at the time the film was set (mid-20th century). I heard bits that reminded me of Ligeti and Penderecki, a prepared piano a la Cage, Feldman style hints. I then watched the end credits to see who had composed this great pastiche, only to find that the soundtrack was not original but compiled by Robbie Robertson (of The Band) from the actual composers I thought were being imitated and some I didn't pick up on but whom I also like. Scelsi, John Adams, Schnittke, Ingram Marshall, Lou Harrison, Brian Eno. Unusually for Scorsese, the only diagetic music (apart from fleeting snatches) was Mahler's Piano Quartet in Am which is mentioned in the story.

    If anything the music at times was distracting as I kept thinking 'I'm sure I've heard this before'.

    Recommended for people struggling to get into 20th century classical composition.

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    Watched another Godard movie last night, "Week End." Talk about messed up; I didn't think movies could get much weirder than David Lynch or Luis Bunuel, but this proved me wrong AND I'm glad it did. Godard pretty much takes us through Hell in Week End, and it's interesting to see his socio-political message pervading every scene. The avant-garde techniques he used in his earlier films are placed in this movie but are taken to the extreme; achingly long tracking shots (including a famous 10-minute long shot of a traffic jam), jump cuts, unorthodox placement of music. All in all, a great movie.

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    Saw The Adjustment Bureau. An interesting foray into semi religeousity with another "control" framework. Us older romantics would appreciate it more as love wins over control. The media seems to think otherwise so far but that's their problem. An enjoyable movie with better than average acting.

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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). What an amazing, inspirational film that was!! And Jean Arthur is amazing :3

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    Turns out The King's Speech was finaly released here and I finished watching it a few hours ago.
    It was a very interesting movie, well directed and I loved some of the music choices.
    And now for something completely different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan View Post
    Turns out The King's Speech was finaly released here and I finished watching it a few hours ago.
    It was a very interesting movie, well directed and I loved some of the music choices.
    Just watched it last night. Pretty good I thought. I loved Beethoven's 7th playing during the climatic final speech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingracer View Post
    Just watched it last night. Pretty good I thought. I loved Beethoven's 7th playing during the climatic final speech.
    That was the best scene
    And now for something completely different.

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