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Old 04-28-2006, 11:12 AM   #1141
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Mulholland Drive - the only other David Lynch movie I had seen before was Blue Velvet, and both certainly have a distinct flavor that I haven't seen elsewhere.
Try the last two hours of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's massive work (15 hours), Berlin Alexanderplatz. I'd be shocked if this didn't inspire Lynch a bit or vice versa. Too similar in their weirdness.

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American Beauty - I wonder if this is how the city slickers view suburbia?
Shhh... Let's not tell the city slickers how we view THEM then... Actually, I love big cities, but I like to come HOME to suburbia.
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Old 04-28-2006, 04:01 PM   #1142
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Try the last two hours of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's massive work (15 hours), Berlin Alexanderplatz. I'd be shocked if this didn't inspire Lynch a bit or vice versa. Too similar in their weirdness.
A local video rental place has it on VHS, but they require a large payment before checking it out. Too rare a film for casual viewing, unfortunately.
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Old 04-29-2006, 03:20 AM   #1143
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Mulholland Dr. had plenty of substance, that's why it was good and why Lost Highway was not. Granted, both have a similar style, but one had a point, and the other was just weird for the sake of being weird.
I agree.

Recently seen: White Diamond. What an odd movie, a documentary in theory, but isn't really much different to watch than Werner Herzog's feature films (and a couple of scenes are sooo obviously directed, that I started questioning the rest of it, too). But, regardless of its authencity, it's a touching story about pursuing your dreams however silly the World at large may consider it, and easily one of the most visually enchanting movies I've ever seen.
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Old 04-29-2006, 07:41 AM   #1144
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Mulholland Dr. had plenty of substance, that's why it was good and why Lost Highway was not. Granted, both have a similar style, but one had a point, and the other was just weird for the sake of being weird.
Exactly, that's why I personally like Mulholland Drive more as well.

Recently seen Slither, one of the most hilarious and enjoyable horror movies I've seen in a long while. Gory, humorous and completely silly: just the way I like 'em.
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I liked it, though I'll happily admit that there are some truly corny moments and it is a little over-CGI-ed.
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I had stuff to do today, but I watched four movies anyway.

Bridge on the River Kwai - I haven't seen many old movies, so it's odd when I watch one because of how different they are from today's. I'd say this was a good movie. The beginning and ending were good, but the middle was maybe a bit long.

Grave of the Fireflies - so far this is the best animated film from Japan I've seen. But the only other two I've seen are Akira and Princess Mononoke, so that's not saying too much. I'm not a particular fan of sad movies, but this one turned out well.

The Usual Suspects - the ending had been spoiled for me, but it was still a fun watch.

The Scent of Green Papaya - this was a cute movie. Very little dialogue, but I was still interested in watching the daily life.
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That movie sucked.
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The Blues Brothers (on TV) for the gajillionth time. I don't know why I can rewatch that movie. The acting certainly is not top notch but the cameos are fun and the music is incredible!!
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Are you the police?


No, ma'am. We're musicians.
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Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers HAS been approved.

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Old 04-30-2006, 06:04 PM   #1152
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It wasn't the best movies...but I thought it was pretty funny...
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Most of the David Lynch discussion went here.
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I saw Inside Man, and loved it. As far as, er... bank robbing movies go, that the best I've seen. No genius, perhaps, but perfection.
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I saw Inside Man, and loved it. As far as, er... bank robbing movies go, that the best I've seen. No genius, perhaps, but perfection.
I enjoyed Inside Man as well.
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I enjoyed Inside Man as well.
But you don't like Dune, so I hate you.
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But you don't like Dune, so I hate you.
Heh, well... I wish I could express my opinion on the film as well as Ebert did, but since I can't...here's an excerpt from his original review:

"Nobody looks very happy in this movie. Actors stand around in ridiculous costumes, mouthing dialogue that has little or no context. They're not even given scenes that work on a self-contained basis; portentious lines of pop profundity are allowed to hang in the air unanswered, while additional characters arrive or leave on unexplained errands. DUNE looks like a project that was seriously out of control from the start. Sets were constructed, actors were hired; no usable screenplay was ever written; everybody faked it as long as they could. Some shabby special effects were thrown into the pot, and the producers crossed their fingers and hoped that everybody who has read the books will want to see the movie. Not if the word gets out, they won't."

Then again, as I've seen one person say: "Dune is worth seeing just for the scene where Sting emerges from the sauna in his metal diaper."

It arguably works quite well as a comedy, sort of like an Ed Wood film.
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I agree.

Dune was a dreadful movie.
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I am a huge Dune geek, and a great fan of David Lynch.

And I absolutely hate the Dune movie! As far as I'm concerned, it didn't get anything right apart from the sandworms and Francesca Annis.
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