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« Reply #2040 on: October 02, 2007, 09:39:16 PM »

I heard it was Gilliamesque.

Not sure what that means exactly. There were a couple of really cool looking set designs, but the bulk of the action takes place either outdoors or at countryside hideaways. It was all realistic in the sense that yeah, this could really happen, I can believe this version of someone's future world. I always think of total fantasy when I see a Gilliam flick so not sure what your sources are implying by "Gilliamesque". I liked it. Wasn't great, but good. Michael Caine did a really good job.
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« Reply #2041 on: October 02, 2007, 10:29:30 PM »

You know, the whole "Brazil" thing, and "12 Monkeys" and so forth. 
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« Reply #2042 on: October 02, 2007, 10:52:01 PM »

"Twelve Monkeys" maybe, but definitely not "Brazil". A touch of "Fisher King", but not "Fear and Loathing...".

Scratch that. I don't see any Terry Gilliam in "Children of Men".
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« Reply #2043 on: October 02, 2007, 10:55:41 PM »

Surely some "Time Bandits".
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« Reply #2044 on: October 02, 2007, 11:00:29 PM »



SPOILER ALERT!

No, he dies, but he does save the baby.



Chauncey...I like the really small text for the actual "spoiler"   that's extraordinarily considerate of you...
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« Reply #2045 on: October 02, 2007, 11:22:15 PM »

Surely some "Time Bandits".

Yeah, okay. I can see Michael Caine and Sean Connery switching roles, anyway.
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« Reply #2046 on: October 02, 2007, 11:25:07 PM »

Chauncey...I like the really small text for the actual "spoiler"   that's extraordinarily considerate of you...

And I appreciate you not raggin' me about the Longhorns.

Alamobowl here we come.

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« Reply #2047 on: October 03, 2007, 03:11:06 AM »

Dzimas...on "The Passenger."  I have Jack in the original "Little Shop of Horrors."  Very small part and Nicholson is quite young, but oh so entertaining.  There is something of a presence here, in other words, Jack has always been Jack.

I also quite like "As Good As It Gets."  Not so much for Nicholson as for Greg Kineer.  Here he was coming out of E Television's Talk Soup.....who knew the man could act?
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« Reply #2048 on: October 03, 2007, 03:46:01 AM »

Yeah, he plays the part of a fag very well.
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« Reply #2049 on: October 03, 2007, 10:31:21 AM »

I didn't see much Gilliamesque anywhere in Children of Men, which seemed to lie squarely in the dystopian subgenre of science fiction.  I think it's a good enough film to see in its entirety, Bottle Man, even if one has to spring for a rental.

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« Reply #2050 on: October 03, 2007, 04:31:58 PM »

Dystopianista

http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/the-top-50-dystopian-movies-of-all-time/
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« Reply #2051 on: October 03, 2007, 05:13:42 PM »

Useful list, which goes beyond obvious picks like Logan's Run and Soylent Green and On the Beach.  I'm going to go back and browse this one a bit...

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« Reply #2052 on: October 03, 2007, 07:31:37 PM »


And I appreciate you not raggin' me about the Longhorns.


That joke ran its course.  A couple of times a year is all it's good for...
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« Reply #2053 on: October 03, 2007, 10:17:50 PM »

Yeah, "City of Lost Children" is more of a comedy, "Farenheit 451" out and out sucks, and I didn't see the French one with the guy jumping over the roof, you, barton?

Good call "Silent Running," I guess, but then you get into matters extra-terrestrial, at least they didn't include the Bruce Willis fashion one.

"The Dark Backward," anyone?
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« Reply #2054 on: October 03, 2007, 10:31:02 PM »

I thought the one with Meryl Streep and Ed Harris with the baby thing going, Mauve Benchley or something, could have been included if you're going to give "The Running Man" an honorable mention.  The Woody Allen one "Sleepers" has a couple of funny jokes but is hardly big on the distopyan list.  And just because one brand of ape learns to talk and caucasians are slaves doesn't make it anymore distopyan than the nuclear threat we face every day, I know it turns out by the Battle For and II that you have a sort of bad result for white guys, but as much "Nooooooooo!!!" as CHest expresses at the end, doesn't he still have the hot non-verbal chick, add beer and that's UTOPIA, but maybe she gets offed, and how come "The Postman" and "Waterworld" don't dererve HONORABLE HEADSCRATCH, which is where I would put the THX one, which is decent, on the budget, etc., but kinda sucks, too.
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