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Old 06-20-20, 12:21 PM
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I have never seen Gone With The Wind. It always struck me as too long and too melodramatic. I guess I should finally watch it.
It is really a good film!
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Old 06-21-20, 09:45 AM
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Star Wars, again...
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Old 06-25-20, 04:44 PM
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I have seen Star Wars just last year first time and I liked it. Matrix remains unseen.
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Old 06-29-20, 03:21 AM
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Old 07-14-20, 08:00 AM
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The Great Escape
A Clockwork Orange
Citizen Kane
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Old 07-17-20, 02:45 PM
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Lawrence of Arabia, The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur
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Old 07-18-20, 09:23 PM
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Citizen Kane
Ten Commandments
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Doctor Zhivago
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Old 07-27-20, 06:32 AM
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Lord of the rings.
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Old 09-27-20, 07:42 AM
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Star Wars and Gone With The Wind.

Frankly, I don't give a damn about SW.
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Old 09-27-20, 07:51 AM
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Gone With The Wind -- I don't think I've actually seen the whole thing. Just bits and pieces, the few times it's been on TV.

Citizen Kane -- Hadn't seen it, up to about 20yrs ago, then decided to. Wondered what all the hubbub was about. My thought at the time was that it doesn't live up to its hype.


Most of the other "epic" and highly-lauded films of the past 75 years are ones I've seen. Chalk it up to parents with interesting and wide-ranging tastes for "good" film.

A couple of more-recent epic (aka mini-series) type films I've seen are from the Herman Wouk books: The Winds Of War, and War And Remembrance. Talk about melodramatics, though the underlying premise (challenges of gearing up for WWII and the impact the war had on a family). Worth seeing ... once. To be fair, the original novels were far superior. Liked his earlier work, The Caine Mutiny, too ... and its film adaptation, though I never did see the play.
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Old 09-27-20, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ammocave View Post
The Great Escape
A Clockwork Orange
Citizen Kane
Late reply . . .

I've seen all three and wish I'd never seen A Clockwork Orange. I have never figured out why it is well known.
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Old 09-27-20, 02:54 PM
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Late reply . . .

I've seen all three and wish I'd never seen A Clockwork Orange. I have never figured out why it is well known.
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Old 11-16-20, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Clyde1820 View Post
Citizen Kane -- Hadn't seen it, up to about 20yrs ago, then decided to. Wondered what all the hubbub was about. My thought at the time was that it doesn't live up to its hype.
You need to sit next to a professional cinematographer and/or a really enthusiastic undergrad who just completed his second semester of Film Studies when watching Citizen Kane to truly appreciate what's going on in that movie. I don't believe it was made to be entertaining or even necessarily to tell a story; I think Welles made that movie as an experiment to convince himself that he could achieve certain things that had not yet been accomplished in movie making.
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Old 11-16-20, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
You need to sit next to a professional cinematographer and/or a really enthusiastic undergrad who just completed his second semester of Film Studies when watching Citizen Kane to truly appreciate what's going on in that movie. I don't believe it was made to be entertaining or even necessarily to tell a story; I think Welles made that movie as an experiment to convince himself that he could achieve certain things that had not yet been accomplished in movie making.
You're probably right.

Nineteen Eighty-Four (the 1984 version with John Hurt and Richard Burton) is somewhat like that as well. But I can get really into the characters, at which point I get most of it. But it's got much the same vague, strange, cinematographic-backflips type approach to direction and editing that just make me wonder what they were trying to accomplish.

I love films that have a couple of clear points to them. Doesn't necessarily need to be storyline/plot. Can be, say, the simple cinematography (ie, beautiful landscapes and film making), such as some lush David Lean films. Can be the mood or presentation of a film that's wonderful, even if the storyline's a bit hard to follow (ie, The Brothers Karamazov, with Yul Brynner).

Even a stark film without much to commend it aside from a simple script and the mood of the thing ... like, say, The Duel (starring Dennis Hopper). That film's wonderful, since it's so "tight" and direct. The viewer is put right in the shoes of the guy who's being chased.

As for an Orson Welles film, I'd much rather see The Stranger yet again instead of sitting through another viewing of Citizen Kane, any day.
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Old 11-16-20, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by lucky92 View Post
Star Wars, again...
I've never seen any Star Wars movie. Or any Star Trek movie.

I'm a working scientist and when I was young, a fan of science fiction (in book form). Fanciful science fiction movies don't interest me at all.

I know bunches of planetary scientists and people who are now higher-ups at NASA who love that stuff. In my opinion, it clouds their judgement and makes them cheer leaders for human space exploration to the detriment of scientific discovery.
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Old 11-17-20, 07:45 AM
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my favorite movie is "criminal intelligence."
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