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2 minutes ago, Chen G. said:

 

You've just described a Michael Bay film.

 

 

Spielberg has a completely different kind of aesthetics than Bay though.

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Sure.

 

But the core aspect of a Michael Bay film - and the chief detractor of any one of his films - is that everything is dialed-up to 11 all of the time. There's no respite.

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1 minute ago, Chen G. said:

But the core aspect of a Michael Bay film - and the chief detractor of any one of his films - is that everything is dialed-up to 11 all of the time. There's no respite.

 

But again, this isnt the case with all of Spielberg's films at all. So your comparison is a bit random.

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Its not the case with any Spielberg film I recall, because he actually knows his craft.

 

But your description of 1941, a film I have the vaguest memory of, sounds like its just that. Its not the sort of thing that'd make me wanna revisit that film.

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1 hour ago, The Original said:

Looks funny.

It is.

 

 

1 hour ago, Thor said:

It's 2 hours of non-stop screaming, gags and explosions augmented further by JW's over-the-top score. Too much for me. But there are things to like about it -- like the foggy cinematography that gives it a nice, 40s "air".

Too right. It's a real underrated rough diamond of a film.

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1 hour ago, Thor said:

It's 2 hours of non-stop screaming, gags and explosions augmented further by JW's over-the-top score. Too much for me. But there are things to like about it -- like the foggy cinematography that gives it a nice, 40s "air".

 

Not quite right - there's a long middle part inside the "cave" that lags.

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That one positively boils over during the underground fight, and that is before the whole mine cart chase. It's a remarkable piece of sustained kinetic moviemaking in the adventure genre - i'm not sure any director before or since bettered it. 1941 has similar sequences (the Swing number, the Hollywood Boulevard chase) but boy, does it limp in between.

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It's extended to the point of nausea. Japanese officers dressing up as christmas trees, a scene that never ends.

 

PS: 'Gunga Din' is a must for all Indy fans. First, Cary Grant is kind of like Harrison Ford and...rope bridge, elephant gags, and and and...

 

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1 hour ago, publicist said:

It's extended to the point of nausea. Japanese officers dressing up as christmas trees, a scene that never ends.

 

That's actually one of my favourite scenes in the whole movie; the only one that musters up a bit of laughter amidst the annoying mayhem (and yes, I'm still talking about 1941; sorry we veered off-topic here).

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8 minutes ago, Fabulin said:

Postpone it till its 41' birthsday.

 

And then wish the Japanese a happy Memorial Day. 

 

Oh wait, we did that this year. 

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19 hours ago, mstrox said:

We can make a thread.  1941 is 40 years old this year!

I'm sure that they'll be a lot of ...IS 40 YEARS OLD threads, in the near future.

 

 

Funniest line in 1941:

You can take your Third Reich, and shove it up your ass! 

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