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« Reply #1095 on: July 16, 2007, 11:08:04 AM »

I think Steve Carell will make a much better Maxwell Smart than he did a Moses.

Agreed.  And I like the idea of Anne Hathaway as 99, too. 

However -- I saw a promo for Underdog, and it's just bad.  Typical Disney hack job to cash in on some poor critters. No artistic merit whatsoever to be found here.  (And yes, I did just use "artistic merit" and Underdog in the same frame of reference.)  Sorry, just my bitter Disney hatred speaking.
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« Reply #1096 on: July 16, 2007, 11:19:10 AM »

For the life of me, I can't see the appeal in Harry Potter in either book or film form.  Such an obvious pastiche of fantasy films, reduced to a mind-numbing level.  I would think that 77 mil is a bit of a disappointment given its track record at the box office.  I wonder what Michael Moorcock thinks of dear Harry, as he was always so harsh on Lord of the Rings, which is high art compared to HP.
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Without actually intending to, I spent a weekend recently fitfully watching the middle two HP movies, having already seen the first and fourth.  I actually rather liked Prisoner of... (Uzbekistan?  I should look it up.), but that was more for visual style than plot, acting, characters and the like.  (Wasn't aware it was directed by Cuaron until later).  What they are is a mishmash of archtypes centered around common deep childhood fears and fantasies.  Nothing new, but then there is nothing new under the sun, as Qoheleth was fond of noting.
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« Reply #1097 on: July 16, 2007, 11:47:31 AM »

Two minutes of Harry Potter, or Harry Potter chat of any kind, is a powerful narcotic for me.  Ditto, LOTR.  It is with a certain perverse pride that I note that I have never seen any of the movies, nor read beyond the first chapter of the first HP book.  My daughter has gone so far as to suggest that, if I refuse to read this stuff, I should go online and pore over synopses so as to rescue myself from being a cultural dunce.  I suspect that some kind of cultural osmosis is at work anyway and I will soon know who Frodo and Gandolf are, not matter how blinkered my existence.

 
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« Reply #1098 on: July 16, 2007, 11:49:10 AM »

I think Steve Carell will make a much better Maxwell Smart than he did a Moses.



Looking forward to it...

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« Reply #1099 on: July 16, 2007, 12:11:31 PM »

Name the movie, and the speaking character:

"Unguent......I need an unguent."

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« Reply #1100 on: July 16, 2007, 12:36:27 PM »

Yeah, ya fuckin' mute.
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« Reply #1101 on: July 16, 2007, 12:37:47 PM »

What're you, nuts?  We had pancakes for breakfast.  I gotta go somewhere I can get a shot and a beer... and a steak, maybe.  Not more fuckin' pancakes, come on!!
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« Reply #1102 on: July 16, 2007, 12:39:50 PM »

Two minutes of Harry Potter, or Harry Potter chat of any kind, is a powerful narcotic for me.  Ditto, LOTR.  It is with a certain perverse pride that I note that I have never seen any of the movies, nor read beyond the first chapter of the first HP book.  My daughter has gone so far as to suggest that, if I refuse to read this stuff, I should go online and pore over synopses so as to rescue myself from being a cultural dunce.  I suspect that some kind of cultural osmosis is at work anyway and I will soon know who Frodo and Gandolf are, not matter how blinkered my existence.

 
I think, being as I know how averse you are to the whole idea of sci fi fantasy, and prefer the types of movies grounded firmly in reality, that the Potter/LotR movies would not interest you.  But I will say, the LotR movies are much, much, better in every way, and I would feel that way even if I hadn't rerererereread the Toliken books.
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« Reply #1103 on: July 16, 2007, 12:43:57 PM »

What're you, nuts?  We had pancakes for breakfast.  I gotta go somewhere I can get a shot and a beer... and a steak, maybe.  Not more fuckin' pancakes, come on!!

O.K., we'll stop, get pancakes and then we'll get laid, alright?

One of my 30 or 40 favorite bits of dialogue from that movie, cracks me up every time:

Oh, fuck it, I don't have to talk either, man! See how you like it.  [Pause] Just total fuckin' silence. [Pause]  Two can play at that game, smart guy. We'll just see how you like it.  [Pause] Total silence.
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« Reply #1104 on: July 16, 2007, 12:54:02 PM »

Yeah, well, it depends on the artist.  You know... Jose Feliciano?  Ya got no complaints.
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« Reply #1105 on: July 16, 2007, 01:14:04 PM »

Hey--what movie are y'all talking about?
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« Reply #1106 on: July 16, 2007, 01:19:23 PM »

Was he funny looking apart from that?
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« Reply #1107 on: July 16, 2007, 01:41:40 PM »

For some reason, today's IMDB poll reminded me of you guys.....
http://www.imdb.com/poll/   
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« Reply #1108 on: July 16, 2007, 01:45:03 PM »

Since "... the cutest of all, bar none, etc." is not one of the choices, I guess I will have to mark it "Other."
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« Reply #1109 on: July 16, 2007, 03:45:34 PM »

Dzimas,"Hope and Glory" is the movie.Many Thanks.
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