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What is freemason?
Some secret society. Apparently this country as well as some European countries, have many people in power(thoughout history), who have been members of this society. There are many documentaries on Google you can watch about them, and what people speculate about them. Just google video "The history of freemasons". Could be something to it, but I personally have not looked too far into it myself.
interesting Tyrsts Thanks!
My pleasure! If you do start studying it, and you remember me, give me a message whether it is worth the time. Thanks!
"Close Encounters of the Third kind"..fascinating move, one must have seen such
and also: "Medicine Man" starring Sean Connery and Lorraine Bracco...great movie....also in a phylosophical way...Amazone rainforrest
Didn't see "Medicine Man". Thanks!
Close Encounters was a neat film! I probably would have thrown out all the Terri Garr scenes, myself, but I enjoyed most of it. Probably, with "Jaws", and most of "Schindler's list", the very best of Spielberg.
...you have an interesting taste in movies "trysts"...I too am a movie lover...and a collector as well...I started reading these posts, but too busy currently to finish...when I have more time I will continue, and contribute as well.
All the Best.
I hope so! I'll hold you to it
..seems "Close Encounters of the third kind"...full movie...full length seems even to be posted on YOUTUBE, here is the link:
...so, for those who never saw it yet
Thanks for the link, Shahmata!
Just watched Dr.Strangelove for the millionth time....PeterSellers is a genius.....
So is George C Scott, Sterling Hayden, and Slim Pickens! What a great film!
All About Eve...ratatat dialogue and the Best Bette Davis..just watched North By Northwest..Hitchcock and Cary Grant...hmmm dusting crops where there are no crops
Two wonderful choices!
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Tuco(Eli Wallach) is worth every second he is on the screen.
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Tuco(Eli Wallach) is worth every second he is on the screen.
I second that. Great movie.
Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - William Holden again and Sir Alec Guinness.
It's probably just me, but I never understood that film. Why was Alec Guinness so against sabatoge? It seemed like it was more important to him to remain "British", than to fight against oppression?
The way I interpreted it is that Sir Alec's character was at the end of his career and wanted to leave something of impeccable quality for years after the war. And he was proud that it was the British who constructed the bridge. There's a scene near the end of the movie on the finished bridge with him lamenting the destructiveness of his career in war to the Japanese general that clues you into his mindset.
He'd invested so much in the bridge that he lost sight he was still in a war and the bridge had to fail.
So, it was right of me to be frustrated with the character, because he was wrong? He was delusional?
The Thin Red Line (1998) - better than the book, imo.
This Boy's Life (1993) - Di Caprio had to prove he could keep up with De Niro. And he did. Based on author Tobias Wolff's early life.
Perfectly right. Likely intended by the writer/director. Delusional might be a bit strong, he was more reflective about his military life and his yearning to leave behind something positive after his career and the war. The bridge was sort of his redemption for all the destructive things he'd done in his military life, and so he descended into tunnel vision about what the bridge really was for.
At least that's the way I saw it....
Taste of Cherry(1997)
This film is sooo good! You don't want to read about it. Just get the film and don't stop it in the middle or something. It really is worth the 90 minutes to watch it all the way through, without knowing a thing about it. Abbas Kiarostami is a genius
You won't say that when you watch Certified Copy.
Thanks a lot for sharing your views on that film, LisaV! It's not like one gets to talk about the characters in older films as often as I would like.
In post #103, I really liked "The Thin Red Line". It had this mood about it that seemed almost hypnotizing. I never saw "This boy's life". Thanks!
I loved "Taste of Cherry", but thanks for the warning, theoreticalboy!
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