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


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To go back on topic, I lately saw The Madness of King George, an enchanting portrait of the king's sufferings from porfyria. There are clear parallels with the later film The King's Speech. The production design (by the designers of Barry Lyndon) is lavish, the acting superb (but then there are hardly any bad British actors). The music by Handel (edited by George Fenton) is really the cream on the cake.

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I'm debating with myself wheter to go see Skyfall in 15 minutes or do something else. I'm not really a Bond fan but I liked Casino Royale and I woulnd't mind a well done action/spy/whatever kind of film.

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It's the only one of the Spider-man movies that does not have a few incredibly bad scenes.

It also feels a bit different then most Marvel films, just a bit.

And Horners score has an actual theme, which is fully developed throughout and not just played by blaring horns and pounding taiko drums.

It's not a hugely memorable film though.

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It's fluff. I almost cared for Lizard man. It wasn't his fault, really. He was merely looking for a cure. He doesn't belong in jail. ;)

Eyes Wide Shut. Terrific. I miss Sydney Pollack.

And Kubrick!

If only he was still around making Napoleon.

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It's the only one of the Spider-man movies that does not have a few incredibly bad scenes.

It also feels a bit different then most Marvel films, just a bit.

And Horners score has an actual theme, which is fully developed throughout and not just played by blaring horns and pounding taiko drums.

It's not a hugely memorable film though.

Best thing about it is indeed the score. It doesn't have bad scenes but neither does it have any standouts. It's decidedly flat, which is the number one reason why it's so forgettable.

I almost cared for Lizard man. It wasn't his fault, really. He was merely looking for a cure. He doesn't belong in jail. ;)

Actually I thought that was a fault of the film- how does one turn from a good, kind-hearted, likeable scientist to I WANNA KILL SPIDERMAN AND EAT EVERYONE.

And Kubrick!

Well him too but it was too obvious to mention.

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The Dark Knight Rises.

A bit late to the party, but I felt Batman Begins and The Dark Knight were blown out of proportion a bit by all the fans of both Batman and Nolan. I liked them, but hardly top 10 movies of all time material.

Hence I was in no rush to see this. But I really enjoyed it - it focused unusually well on the characters, and Nolan continues his methodology of using practical effects over CGI. I disagree with those who say it's too long - I thought it worked well in the same way that The Pianist does to show the passage of time.

Far from perfect - especially in some of the fight scenes where the 'baddies' appear to queue up to fight Batman (has anyone ever made a sci-fi/fantasy film with a realistic fight scene?), and also some story elements as usual hinged on a character making a deduction (and suddenly being taken seriously by a superior) at exactly the right moment.

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My reaction to Inception was similar to seeing Jurassic Park. I know they're nothing alike in tone, but my own internal experience with it was similar. Inception has stuff that might be seen as dark, but usually it's just a mean to an end. Nolan wants a femme fatale appearing in the dream that the main character carries with him. Cue backstory to justify the random idea...

By contrast, when I saw The Dark Knight Rises I wasn't as much into it. I still love the Nolanian sequences of "look-how-much-stuff-is-going-on-at-the-same-time!", but I felt it was bleak for the sake of being bleak. And that it tried to have serious stuff but it was a facade, as it it had nothing to do with the serious stuff. Maybe pretentious is the word. The moments I liked the most were the ones like Catwoman's funny phone call trick.

I think I'd like the Batman world to be more fantastic or a bit more whimsical. To me it'd feel more coherent with the actual stupid idea of Batman.

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I thought DKR was fun in places too.

Who didn't get a "hell yeah!!!" rush when the Batmobile jumped up that ramp after the first pursuit, or when he

lifted the bomb out over the bay (albeit with some sadness of course)

?

Nolan had to balance the superhero aspect with the 'we're in deep sh!t' feeling that grew in the second half. The former has humour, and the latter doesn't. I generally felt he managed that well.

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The Dark Knight Rises wins just for "So that's what that feels like. "

I thought that was one of the worst lines in the film... Not quite as bad as "they know; they just don't care" or that vomited exposition about the program WHERE YOU TYPE IN SOMEONE'S NAME, DATE OF BIRTH AND A FEW MINUTES THEY'RE GONE FROM EVERY DATABASE ON EARTH.

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Inception is a romp???

You haven't seen it yet?

If you like "fun film according to Nolan", in fact if you liked most of his films, then you'll also enjoy this one. It's definitely lighter than his last two Batman films, though.

Speaking of TDKR, Bane has all the best lines.

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I hope Nolan stays away from trying to be "serious" because if I have to go with that film it's not his thing.

Inception was fun. And all the Batman films had plenty of that Nolan humour. It was just put on overload in TDKR, creating some very cheesy lines.

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