Movie reviews

trysts

@bronsteinitz: Yes, I agree the lists are much more appealing to the cinephile, than to people who don't watch films in that way.Smile

@Lisa: Overall it does appear as you say, that the films represented are "groundbreaking". And Tarkovsky's opinion of "Solaris" being the "worst film he ever made" was a pretty darn good film!Smile

@electricpawn: Yes, to see "Taxi Driver", then see "The age of innocence", is like watching two entirely different directors!Smile

trysts

I've always thought Scorsese was creepy, because most of his films were pretty creepy to meLaughing

trysts

Hilarious! Other directors who are nice in a creepy way:

Roman Polanski

George Lucas 

Cecil B DeMille

Laughing

electricpawn
trysts wrote:

Hilarious! Other directors who are nice in a creepy way:

Roman Polanski

George Lucas 

Cecil B DeMille

 

Alfred Hitchcock

trysts

I don't know why I'm not creeped out by Alfred Hitchcock? Seems I should be, but he has grandpap charm. Polanski and little girls. Lucas and Howard the Duck/Jar-Jar Binks. DeMille and God with a whip conducting orgiesSurprised

trysts

Laughing

electricpawn

Otto Preminger, Austrian director. The only movie I've seen that he directed was Laura, which I liked. Also liked the theme song which is sort of a jazz standard. What he did that was creepy was to play creepy Nazi officers in WWII American propoganda movies. Many of his actors in films he directed complained of poor treatment and cruelty.

trysts
electricpawn wrote:

Otto Preminger, Austrian director. The only movie I've seen that he directed was Laura, which I liked. Also liked the theme song which is sort of a jazz standard. What he did that was creepy was to play creepy Nazi officers in WWII American propoganda movies. Many of his actors in films he directed complained of poor treatment and cruelty.

I didn't know that about Otto Preminger, electricpawn. I really liked "Laura", as well. I've read similar things about Erich von Stroheim, and Michael Curtiz(he directed "Casablanca", and he is also known for putting actors and animals in danger during his productions. At least on one occasion, his irresponsible productions caused the death of extras, from what I remember).

electricpawn
trysts wrote:
electricpawn wrote:

Otto Preminger, Austrian director. The only movie I've seen that he directed was Laura, which I liked. Also liked the theme song which is sort of a jazz standard. What he did that was creepy was to play creepy Nazi officers in WWII American propoganda movies. Many of his actors in films he directed complained of poor treatment and cruelty.

I didn't know that about Otto Preminger, electricpawn. I really liked "Laura", as well. I've read similar things about Erich von Stroheim, and Michael Curtiz(he directed "Casablanca", and he is also known for putting actors and animals in danger during his productions. At least on one occasion, his irresponsible productions caused the death of extras, from what I remember).

http://www.littlereview.com/remick/articles/otto.htm

trysts

Thanks for the link to that story, electricpawn!

electricpawn

Wink

IQ_Lackov

Given up trying to track everyone's offerings after page 28 so would just like to second (or add one more to) the following films:

Oldboy, Leon, Seven Samurai, Reservoir Dogs, Blade Runner.

Not seen these mentioned thus far:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind where Jim Carrey plays against type (thankfully) and School of Rock / Airplane! appeals to the kid in me.

Great thread.

trysts

It is hard to believe we're on page 132!

@IQ_Lackov: It seems many people have a high regard for "Oldboy", but I stopped watching it when he was eating a live octopus. Gross!Laughing

trysts

Here are a couple documentaries that you can watch on the interwebs. The first is called "Hollywood: A celebration of the American silent film". It is excellent, and I've watched it a couple of times. It's narrated by James Mason(love his voice). Here is the link to the playlist:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e91G9aDyS_s&list=SP92390927D5D09648&feature=plpp_play_all

The other documentary I'm watching now. It is called "Cinema Europe", and it is narrated by Kenneth Branaugh. The playlist doesn't go in order, so you can follow this link to the other parts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fi1yarWLyQ&list=UUWV-MxVuiRruezBY-gWfunw&index=10&feature=plcp

Enjoy!Smile

trysts

I apologize for the "Cinema Europe" link not having two of the six parts(I just found out the link is missing part 4 after I just finished watching saw part 3, also part 6 is missingFrown).

Edit: I found part 4! Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joWlQmq1Ozg

jesterville

Hi trysts,

This is by far the best topic on this site...of course, being a movie lover I am more than a tad biased. LOL

Here are a few I've seen recently, and loved.

1. The Magic of Belle Isle

2. War Horse

3. The Artist

4. Perfume- The Storey of a Murderer

...and a few great documentaries are-

5. Too Big To Fail

6. Stephen Hawkings-The Grand Design 1-3 (3 parts)

7. Chasing Madoff

jesterville

The Magic of Belle Isle Poster

War Horse Poster

The Artist Poster

trysts
jesterville wrote:

Hi trysts,

This is by far the best topic on this site...of course, being a movie lover I am more than a tad biased. LOL

Here are a few I've seen recently, and loved.

1. The Magic of Belle Isle

2. War Horse

3. The Artist

4. Perfume- The Storey of a Murderer

...and a few great documentaries are-

5. Too Big To Fail

6. Stephen Hawkings-The Grand Design 1-3 (3 parts)

7. Chasing Madoff

Hi jesterville! Thank you, I have not heard of the Stephen Hawking documentarySmile

jesterville

The Steven Hawkings doc is a three part that was aired on the Discovery Channel...a must see for those cosmic lovers like myself. You can download this for free on "Pirate Bay"...just make sure you have a peer blocker programme running to hide your IP Address.

trysts
jesterville wrote:

The Steven Hawkings doc is a three part that was aired on the Discovery Channel...a must see for those cosmic lovers like myself. You can download this for free on "Pirate Bay"...just make sure you have a peer blocker programme running to hide your IP Address.

I could get in trouble for downloading it alone?

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