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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    It's comical that people in 2018 are outraged by James Mason being tragically obsessed and destroyed by a 14-year old lolita. The outrage is the whole point (is anyone too daft to get that, obvious as it is?), even though both movie and novel have the wisdom to treat it satirically.
  2. To have that hopefully - finally? - out of the way.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers (Tracy vs. March) argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution (enraging the godly citizens of a small southern town). It's like all of those BIG TOPIC Stanley Kramer movies at times preachy and obvious but the cast is brilliant and guarantees theatrical perfection. The theme - intolerance and fanaticism over the democratic right of freedom of expression and free teaching - is as topical in Trump's America as it was then (if not more so). The trial about Darwin versus the Bible poses the question of whether the natural sciences disprove the wisdom of the holy bible which makes you LOL today but it's astounding how similar its features are to today's populist movements. The duel between Tracy and March on the stand - apart from the melodramatic bollocks happening around them, or cardboard cynic Gene Kelly, who admittedly has some of the funniest bonmots ever put on celluloid - is breathtaking and credible and perfectly brings off the passionate seriousness with which America (then as now) fights against dogmatism and for its constitutional rights.
  4. Two 'medieval' Goldsmiths, while 'Boat Ride' is totally punchy, the way 'Lionheart' weaves an english folk song with the hymnal knight theme is great art
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Franz Waxman at his peak best (great theme, awful title song). The vigorous americana variations are remarkable not only in that they are written by a german but that they sound completely authentic, proving Waxman to be the same dedicated musicologist Rózsa was (though R. didn't like that idiom). 'The Land Race' - essentially the same scene Williams scored for Ron Howard's 'Far and Away' -, is a powerhouse drawing from Taras Bulba's Cossack Ride written around the same time, but the whole score is so painterly that you can imagine a young Spielberg being inspired by it, musically: it's one of those glossy but deadly boring pictures from the tail end of the studio era that is not entertaining but a great study of a bygone craft and the score is probably the highlight next to the cinematography.
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    What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    And it's certainly not ad, bad hairdos aside. Best death scene, anyway.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Will probably have to happen in self-study, for the movie#s it's obviously enough as it is, going by the glowing reviews. In that light i find it breathtakingly amazing how brilliant Jonny Greenwood is.
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    And still look 100.
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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    I would rate it as one top 2018 achievement - mainly due to a lack of competition. It may be attributable to Chapelle's filmmaking style but from what i've heard of Hurwitz he's one of the new kids who has catchy ideas but not really a musical vision. The (sometimes very beautiful) cues just hang there, the rest is background mood. Which is OK, but an award for best music should merit more a bigger concept, or arc.
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    They start when you stop.
  11. Much to dry. It's really just a fraction of the second half that qualifies.
  12. It's awful, actually. No rain in sight and the air is getting thick.