I haven't seen the film(s) under discussion, but I'm usually disappointed with movies these days. I prefer good writing, directing, and acting to "CGI" or whatever. And where have all the great character actors gone?! The old school (still around, by the way) actors came from theatre and radio. Those, especially from the theatre, had to really act and know, i.e. memorize their lines, unlike those from the TV generation. A great example of this is Hitchcock's "Rope". That was filmed unedited, pausing only to change reels! Anyway, perhaps I'll check out this flick later.
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patrask: Yes, very disturbing. If THAT is what is making this movie special, contrasting evil and good, BAH! I'll dig out a DVD of the life of Anne Frank for contrasts.
That's probably why I do not like most Black Comedy movies, such as Pulp Fiction. Tho I loved Barton Fink, and thought Fargo was exceptional. Dark City is nearing cult status, a great piece of frightening cinema. And I lean with great favor to flicks like O' Brother Where Art Thou. ( O', it's those Cohen Brothers.)
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I did see An Inconvenient Truth and thought that it was well done. Alarming I must admit, but I feel that we are in the midst of a cyclical spasm of meterological occurances as opposed to out and out global warming caused directly by mankind. What about all of the flatuating cows in the world today?
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