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Old 05-20-2006, 08:27 AM   #1261
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Brilliant, brilliant movie. HILARIOUS too. The sequence where the woman tells the story and through her eyes both men were huge cowards...I've rarely laughed so hard in a film in my life. Two "tough guys" crawling around in the dirt and throwing leaves at each other, LOL.
Yep, great scene.
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Old 05-20-2006, 08:48 AM   #1262
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It wasn't the woman's story, as a matter of fact. The old guy who refused to give a statement in court told it. The woman was blaming herself for her husband's death.

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Old 05-20-2006, 09:48 AM   #1263
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Tarkovsky's Solaris - it was a good movie. Some thing's I liked more with this version than in Soderbergh's, and some others I liked less. Overall, I enjoyed Soderbergh's more. It did a better job of drawing me in.
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Shorter, English, more technologically-advanced remakes tend to do that, I suppose.

I had the benfit of seeing Tarkovsky's first.
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Shorter, English, more technologically-advanced remakes tend to do that, I suppose.

I had the benfit of seeing Tarkovsky's first.
The shortness didn't have anything to do with, I think it could have been longer. The foreign language wasn't off putting, because some of my favorite movies are in another language. I don't think the special effects played a role, because 2001 is one of my favorites of all time, and Tarkovsky did a good job with the abstract, liquid like fog to show Solaris.

Having seen Soderbergh's first may have played some role. Another thing was the lack of music. Sometimes I like the lack of music, but I think in this case it could have used a little more.
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Shorter, English, more technologically-advanced remakes tend to do that, I suppose.

I had the benfit of seeing Tarkovsky's first.
Well, it's also not exactly Tarkovsky's finest.
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Well, it's also not exactly Tarkovsky's finest.
That would be Mirror IMO. Heh. It's simply brilliant. Though I also like almost all his other movies.
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I posted this in another thread, but it actually fits better here:

Saw the Kingdom of Heaven: Director's Cut. Wow, a very nice large scale film. Far, far superior to Gladiator and probably better than Braveheart as well. I can safely say that it's in the Top 3 for epics released in the last 15 years or so. How it fares compared to epics going even further back, well, that will require a second viewing. Still, this is quite a good film and it's a shame that the theatrical cut was so butchered. The 45 minutes that were cut are unbelievably important so it's no surprise that the film got poor reviews. Had this version been the theatrical release, it would have made a lot of Top 10 lists last year for sure.

So anyway, I highly recommend it, but be warned...this film is very dark, brutal, and filled with a great deal of blood and violence.
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That would be Mirror IMO. Heh. It's simply brilliant. Though I also like almost all his other movies.
Stalker is my personal favorite, though even then it's a flawed masterpiece, like all of Tarkovsky's best films.
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Stalker is my personal favorite, though even then it's a flawed masterpiece, like all of Tarkovsky's best films.
I don't think Mirror or Andrei Rublev are particularly flawed, heh. Well, except some of the scenes involving animals getting hurt in Rublev were a bit much and could never be done today.
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Old 05-21-2006, 01:40 AM   #1271
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When Rublev first came out, it was considered to be one of the goriest russian movies and earned quite a few negative critics. I wouldn't consider this a "flaw", though.
And how exactly is Stalker flawed? For me, its as perfect as a movie can get. I understand if you tell me that the russian version of Sacrifice is flawed, because technically it is. The horrible, horrible russian dub over the italian voices spoiled the film for me.
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Must we always have this Tarkovsky argument?

I thought we were talking about Soderbergh's Solaris vs Tarkovsky's.
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I saw Oceans Twelve for the second time, and I love it!
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Predator 2 - I liked it when I was a kid, but I don't know what I was thinking. This was horrible.
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Given the size of the book its no wonder this felt like a rush job. I was utterly unimpressed with the contests

I just finished the V for Vendetta comic books so Its time to watch the film. Once again I've probably done it in the wrong order because the film is bound to be cut to pieces. I just hope they haven't turned V into a sesntive, romantic hero.
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I just finished the V for Vendetta comic books so Its time to watch the film. Once again I've probably done it in the wrong order because the film is bound to be cut to pieces. I just hope they haven't turned V into a sesntive, romantic hero.
Actually I thought the movie did a good job.
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