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31 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

always think of method acting in relation to brando and the 50s... googling now, didn't realize it predated him and that decade quite a bit.

I think it was bigger on stage before it made it to film. Montgomery Clift is the first actor I can think of to put it on the big screen. He’s an underappreciated actor imo. 

 

Also you have to watch this interview where Bob Harris talks about Brando.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrLP6SOqxtM

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25th Anniversary of Fargo's release date was Monday. Watched it again last night for the umpteenth time. I still noticed new things. Marge Gunderson is one of cinema's all-time best heroes. 

You know those movies aren't really about him, right?

so THAT'S why i never see you at our Paint Your Wagon discussion groups...

5 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

I think it was bigger on stage before it made it to film. Montgomery Clift is the first actor I can think of to put it on the big screen. He’s an underappreciated actor imo. 

 

Also you have to watch this interview where Bob Harris talks about Brando.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrLP6SOqxtM

when I googled, there were comments from Hitchcock about struggling to work with method actors... and of course the typical comments from non-method actors like "are you supposed to experience death before playing the role of a dying man?" 

in my mind, stanislavski was a dude from the 30s/40s who extrapolated recent psychology and psycho-therapy studies (freud, jung, etc) into acting, came to NYC and taught adler, strasberg and meisner, who then all did their things teaching people like Brando in the late 50s and on. I really had no idea of the timeline at all.

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14 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

when I googled, there were comments from Hitchcock about struggling to work with method actors... and of course the typical comments from non-method actors like "are you supposed to experience death before playing the role of a dying man?" 

in my mind, stanislavski was a dude from the 30s/40s who extrapolated recent psychology and psycho-therapy studies (freud, jung, etc) into acting, came to NYC and taught adler, strasberg and meisner, who then all did their things teaching people like Brando in the late 50s and on. I really had no idea of the timeline at all.

Yeah Hitch worked with Clift in I Confess. It’s a pretty bad movie. I can see how their styles just wouldn’t work. When Hitch was asked about why characters did x or y in a movie, his answer was basically- “who cares if it’s fun and makes the movie fun”. 

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1 hour ago, El Floppo said:

when I googled, there were comments from Hitchcock about struggling to work with method actors... and of course the typical comments from non-method actors like "are you supposed to experience death before playing the role of a dying man?" 

in my mind, stanislavski was a dude from the 30s/40s who extrapolated recent psychology and psycho-therapy studies (freud, jung, etc) into acting, came to NYC and taught adler, strasberg and meisner, who then all did their things teaching people like Brando in the late 50s and on. I really had no idea of the timeline at all.

Clift actually played Freud in a flick directed by John Huston called The Secret Passion. Due to an ownership squabble, it was never released for home viewing in the US (tho you could possibly stream it w subtitles now), but i saw it in an arthouse a hundred years ago and remember it as a total disaster.

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3 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

Yeah Hitch worked with Clift in I Confess. It’s a pretty bad movie. I can see how their styles just wouldn’t work. When Hitch was asked about why characters did x or y in a movie, his answer was basically- “who cares if it’s fun and makes the movie fun”. 

when I was in gradschool (architecture), theory was all the rage... everything was born out of current philosophical thought- derrida, deleuze, string-theory, etc. we had lectures by famous architects of the day... who would mostly regurgitate these writings in the lectures as justification of their design processes (I remember one saying "deleuze spoke with god").

this one guy- jean nouvel (who had just done arab world institute in paris, which I loved) shows up for his lecture... mostly unbuilt competitions to show at that point. and I'll never forget him talking about the arab world institute and it's masharabie inspired photo-sensitive and reactive oculus sun screen, which absolutely made the project brilliant and was insanely expensive. he described the clients continuously begging him to remove it for value engineering... and he'd always say no. when finally asked for a justification, he said- (in thick french/english accent)... "eeeeehhhh, I tell zem ehhhhh, I dunno... I jus like eet."

their was an almost palpable popping of thought lightbulbs around the auditoreum of students realizing sometimes, jus liking eet is enough justification for anything.

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So the 50 Shades movies were just soft core porn trying to disguise itself as a real movie, right?  Don't get me wrong, Dakota Johnson is worth some screen time, but take out the sex scenes and each movie is like 10 minutes worth of 12th grade fiction essay writing.

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2 minutes ago, Yankee23Fan said:

So the 50 Shades movies were just soft core porn trying to disguise itself as a real movie, right?  Don't get me wrong, Dakota Johnson is worth some screen time, but take out the sex scenes and each movie is like 10 minutes worth of 12th grade fiction essay writing.

you just admitted you've watched the movies.

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3 hours ago, KarmaPolice said:

Speaking of Hitch, @Ilov80s - i think the Cine-files dudes hinted they were going to do a month of Hitchcock (maybe this month?), like they did a deep dive into Welles last year.  

Yeah that was my idea. I never shared it with them but I knew they had never done a hitch film and thought a Hitch month would be a good idea. My nominations would be Rear Window, NxNW, Strangers on a Train and Notorious . You?

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5 hours ago, Ilov80s said:

Yeah that was my idea. I never shared it with them but I knew they had never done a hitch film and thought a Hitch month would be a good idea. My nominations would be Rear Window, NxNW, Strangers on a Train and Notorious . You?

I could be wrong, but I think a reason why they haven't done one is because one of the guys doesn't like Hitchcock's movies.    Not sure what I'd nominate - probably RW, Vertigo for sure.  Wouldn't mind one that I haven't seen before to give me an excuse to fire a new one up (some I believe I  haven't seen are Notorious, Shadow of a Doubt, and 39 Steps.)

 

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54 minutes ago, KarmaPolice said:

I could be wrong, but I think a reason why they haven't done one is because one of the guys doesn't like Hitchcock's movies.    Not sure what I'd nominate - probably RW, Vertigo for sure.  Wouldn't mind one that I haven't seen before to give me an excuse to fire a new one up (some I believe I  haven't seen are Notorious, Shadow of a Doubt, and 39 Steps.)

 

I’m pretty sure they both like Hitch. I swear they both have talked positivity about him a bunch. Also you got to see Notorious- Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains are the best.

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10 hours ago, Ilov80s said:

I’m pretty sure they both like Hitch. I swear they both have talked positivity about him a bunch. Also you got to see Notorious- Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains are the best.

Hmm.  Must be thinking of a different director.  (or I am just getting old)  I thought there was a big one that they mentioned they haven't done, and one joked something on the lines of being because he doesn't like their movies.  Podcasts are starting to blur together.  

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War for the Planet of the Apes was better than expected. I liked the first reboot, didn't care much for the sequel, but this one is pretty good. We are currently rewatching Cheers and it's funny to see Woody Harrelson then and now.

I like how it set up the next one too.

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On 12/31/2018 at 7:17 PM, badmojo1006 said:

The Favourite Solid A. Great movie about palace intrigue, revenge, jealousy. Olivia Colman is amazing as frail Queen Anne and Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are the two rivals for her affection.

But if you are a male not secure in your masculinity, don't go. The men are pawns or sex toys

While focusing in Stone and Weisz performances  you almost forget Colman is acting too and not a real person.  She was excellent.

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9 hours ago, belljr said:

Arizona....

I'm unsure where I am with it...

Watched this the other night. I laughed a few times but overall ... I didn't care for it. I can't exactly explain why. Maybe it just wasn't my type of movie.

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10 hours ago, belljr said:

Super troopers 2 is on tonight!!

I know it's not as good as the first but looking forward to it

It was no so good although Rob Lowe was an interesting choice.

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3 hours ago, Osaurus said:

It was no so good although Rob Lowe was an interesting choice.

Overall I enjoyed it but was not good by any stretch.  A few parts made me laugh and that's all I wanted :)

Canadian Farva :lol:

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On 1/4/2019 at 7:41 AM, KarmaPolice said:

Hmm.  Must be thinking of a different director.  (or I am just getting old)  I thought there was a big one that they mentioned they haven't done, and one joked something on the lines of being because he doesn't like their movies.  Podcasts are starting to blur together.  

They announced yesterday the month of Hitch, starting with a podcast about the man himself this weekend.

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Spider Man: Into The Spiderverse

I know some people liked Aquaman. But I dare them to watch this new Spider Man movie and tell me Aquaman is in the same league. A fantastic movie from start to finish. Wonderful characters, spectacular animation, and crisp writing. Loved it.

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On 12/30/2018 at 7:34 PM, KarmaPolice said:

I thought Venom was absolute junk.  

The trailer looked bad enough that I didn't even take my 15 year old son to see it. That's telling.

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On 1/5/2019 at 6:42 AM, jamny said:

War for the Planet of the Apes was better than expected. I liked the first reboot, didn't care much for the sequel, but this one is pretty good. We are currently rewatching Cheers and it's funny to see Woody Harrelson then and now.

I like how it set up the next one too.

Overall I think this reboot series is excellent.

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On 12/26/2018 at 7:39 AM, wikkidpissah said:

Dang - i had high hopes, too. Thought Ferrell would find a Holmes with eye for detail and florid deductive skills that were completely assbackwards and that would be funny. Guess not. The commercials are very "if those are the highlights..." bad. Shame.

:suds:

I know you and I were psyched to see this, but by all accounts it's an unmitigated disaster. Apparently Netflix even passed on it. One guy tweeted that it was so bad, he had to wake up the three people he was with just to walk out on it.

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16 minutes ago, jdoggydogg said:

Spider Man: Into The Spiderverse

I know some people liked Aquaman. But I dare them to watch this new Spider Man movie and tell me Aquaman is in the same league. A fantastic movie from start to finish. Wonderful characters, spectacular animation, and crisp writing. Loved it.

great to hear. I'm hoping I get to take my kids- this looked good to me.. especially the animation style. 

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56 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

great to hear. I'm hoping I get to take my kids- this looked good to me.. especially the animation style. 

If you love the comics, it's hard to imagine you won't like the movie.

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2 hours ago, jdoggydogg said:

Spider Man: Into The Spiderverse

I know some people liked Aquaman. But I dare them to watch this new Spider Man movie and tell me Aquaman is in the same league. A fantastic movie from start to finish. Wonderful characters, spectacular animation, and crisp writing. Loved it.

and John Mulaney as Peter Porker/Spider-Ham!

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Just so you know, Vudu has some movies you can stream for free(with ads).
Some decent titles, Platoon, The Conversation, Risky Business, Witness.

The movie you should see is The Replacement Killers. Stars Chow Yun-fat
and Mira Sorvino, Directed by Antione Fuqua. You do need an account.

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/The-Replacement-Killers/13022

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On 1/9/2019 at 8:44 AM, nightmare said:

Just so you know, Vudu has some movies you can stream for free(with ads).
Some decent titles, Platoon, The Conversation, Risky Business, Witness.

The movie you should see is The Replacement Killers. Stars Chow Yun-fat
and Mira Sorvino, Directed by Antione Fuqua. You do need an account.

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/The-Replacement-Killers/13022

Over 3,000 movies. :shock: 

Look at this way.. It's like watching them on cable, but unedited :thumbup:

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - 7/10

I guess I'm just not comfortable with the use of a rape/murder as a MacGuffin. The performances were all good though. 

 

Molly's Game - 7.5/10

I dig Sorkin's dialog. Not a huge fan of Chastain but she's really good here. Idris Elba is ways great. 

 

Topaz - 6/10

Ugh. Hitchcock paints by numbers here and the results are simply dull. Except, that is, for the overhead shot of the purple dress. I wonder how many takes that took and what the mechanism was underneath to make it flow like that. 

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