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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - John Carpenter's The Fog Now Revi... - 5/2/2006 5:49:13 PM   
Leomuse


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Dunno. Maybe 'cos mine doesn't chart every film I see or maybe because its's a quest of sorts?

No idea.

< Message edited by Leomuse -- 5/2/2006 6:35:10 PM >

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Some Like It Hot Now Reviewed (03... - 5/2/2006 7:27:36 PM   
Mozza

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: DanielFullard

Hey Leomuse....How come your'e allowed this thread and mine gets closed?

Damn it


Don't we already have a movie diary thread?

This is more of a quest.

And Leo-I liked The Fog, and the climax made me jump out of my skin when I first saw it.

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Some Like It Hot Now Reviewed (03... - 5/2/2006 8:19:15 PM   
Leomuse


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ORIGINAL: Mozza

And Leo-I liked The Fog, and the climax made me jump out of my skin when I first saw it.


Can't believe I forgot about that. That was actually the only scene that really freaked me out. Really well shot, just like the rest of the film. Its a real shame that the remake appears to have turned out to be one of the worst mainstream films made in recent years.

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Raging Bull Now Reviewed (14/02/06) - 14/2/2006 4:26:27 PM   
Leomuse


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13.)
Raging Bull
1980
Martin Scorsese
129 minutes
USA
1st viewing
Date viewed: Sunday 12th February 2006
 
"Yeah, he's a nice kid, pretty kid, don't know whether to fuck him or fight him."
 

 
The best Scorsese film I've seen so far. The acting is excellent all round. De Niro is superb and Joe Pesci offers fine support as Jake's brother Joey. Brilliantly filmed and staged, even if it does sort of lose it in the final 15 minutes. Despite this shortcoming, it proves to be a powerful and gripping experience. The boxing scenes are by far the best ever committed to celluloid. A great film that I'm sure I will appreciate more upon further viewings.
 
Rating:
8/10


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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Raging Bull Now Reviewed (14/02/06) - 14/2/2006 7:08:57 PM   
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quote:

The best Scorsese film I've seen so far.

 
Out of interest Leo, which others have you seen?

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Raging Bull Now Reviewed (14/02/06) - 14/2/2006 7:10:50 PM   
Leomuse


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quote:

ORIGINAL: DanielFullard

quote:

The best Scorsese film I've seen so far.

 
Out of interest Leo, which others have you seen?


The Last Waltz
The Aviator

Not much I know. The Last Waltz was the best out of the two. I have seen about a third of Gangs of New York.

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Raging Bull Now Reviewed (14/02/06) - 14/2/2006 9:09:03 PM   
Leomuse


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Raging Bump.



(Sorry)

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Raging Bull Now Reviewed (14/02/06) - 15/2/2006 10:32:25 AM   
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   Never mind your quest, go and watch Goodfellas now!

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Raging Bull Now Reviewed (14/02/06) - 15/2/2006 10:50:43 AM   
DanielFullard


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Leomuse

quote:

ORIGINAL: DanielFullard

quote:

The best Scorsese film I've seen so far.

 
Out of interest Leo, which others have you seen?


The Last Waltz
The Aviator

Not much I know. The Last Waltz was the best out of the two. I have seen about a third of Gangs of New York.


Boy have you got a lot to look forward to then. So much great Scorsese out there for you to discover

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Raging Bull Now Reviewed (14/02/06) - 17/2/2006 11:47:30 AM   
Leomuse


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I know this isn't part of the quest, but I just saw Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver and it was fantastic. Here is how I would rank his work so far:

Taxi Driver
Raging Bull
The Last Waltz
The Aviator

Next film in the quest hopefully up soon.....?......!.....,

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Raging Bull Now Reviewed (14/02/06) - 17/2/2006 11:54:47 PM   
Leomuse


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Review of Errol Morris' The Fog of War up tomorrow.

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Raging Bull Now Reviewed (14/02/06) - 17/2/2006 11:58:04 PM   
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You should check out some more Scorcese. Particularly his earlier output. Can't believe you haven't seen Goodfellas!

Quite liked Fog Of War when I saw it.

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Raging Bull Now Reviewed (14/02/06) - 18/2/2006 12:10:10 AM   
Leomuse


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quote:

ORIGINAL: furrybastard

Can't believe you haven't seen Goodfellas!


There's too much that I haven't seen. I've recently decided that that isn't a bad thing. It means that I have a lot to look forward to. I'm only 15. That's sort of an excuse.

I also feel that I should view The Godfather before Goodfellas. I know they have little to do with each other other than genre, but since The Godfather has been held up as the ultimate gangster film for the longest time, I feel that viewing that first would be a good idea.

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Raging Bull Now Reviewed (14/02/06) - 18/2/2006 12:20:53 AM   
furrybastard

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Leomuse

I also feel that I should view The Godfather before Goodfellas. I know they have little to do with each other other than genre, but since The Godfather has been held up as the ultimate gangster film for the longest time, I feel that viewing that first would be a good idea.


Ah fair enough - I was under the impression you were older!

And you're right, you should watch The Godfather first. I watched loads of gangster movies like Goddfellas, Casino and others before watching it and was slightly underwhelmed on first viewing. On second time, a couple of years later, I thought it was absolutely amazing though

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Raging Bull Now Reviewed (14/02/06) - 18/2/2006 11:20:47 AM   
Leomuse


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14.)
The Fog of War
2003
Errol Morris
095 minutes
USA
1st viewing
Date viewed: Saturday 18th February 2006
 
"Any military commander who is honest with himself, or with those he is speaking to, will admit that he has made mistakes in the application of military power. He's killed people - unnecessarily. His own troops or other troops. Through mistakes, through errors of judgement. A hundred, or a thousand, or ten thousand, maybe even a hundred thousand. But he hasn't destroyed nations."
 

 
A compelling if never spectacular documentary. Having Robert McNamara as the sole 'star' of the piece was an interesting twist to the modern documentary formula and Morris pulls it off sufficiently.
 
Rating:
7/10


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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Raging Bull Now Reviewed (14/02/06) - 18/2/2006 11:23:10 AM   
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Leo.....just to keep you right the title of thsi thread is a bit outdated.

What else you planning on watching today?

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - The Fog of War Now Reviewed (18/0... - 18/2/2006 11:25:20 AM   
Leomuse


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quote:

ORIGINAL: DanielFullard

Leo.....just to keep you right the title of thsi thread is a bit outdated.

What else you planning on watching today?


Bangkok Dangerous

I started it last night. It isn't very good so far.

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Bangkok Dangerous Now Reviewed (1... - 19/2/2006 11:19:28 AM   
Leomuse


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15.)
Bangkok Dangerous
1999
Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang
105 minutes
Thailand
1st viewing
Date viewed: Sunday 19th February 2006
 
"Do you know what you did wrong?"
 

 
Pawalit Mongkolpisit delivers a good performance as a deaf-mute hitman and there is an inspired sniper sequence towards the beginning of the film. Other than that, there is basically nothing to recommend about this film. The majority of the action sequences (which should be this film's highlights) leave much to be desired. The little plot there is is told in a confusing way, mostly due to the Pang brothers' attempts to use every visual trick conceivable in one film. Hell, one chase scene towards the climax of the film looks like it came out of a Benny Hill sketch. It's all style over substance, and there is barely enough skill in the style to keep the viewer engaged. A disappointing mess.
 
Rating:
2/10


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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Bangkok Dangerous Now Reviewed (1... - 19/2/2006 11:45:36 AM   
Leomuse


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Come to think of it, the only reason that I recorded this film was because it was on before Audition.
That film may be the next viewing.

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Bangkok Dangerous Now Reviewed (1... - 19/2/2006 2:50:19 PM   
Leomuse


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Dangerous bump.

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Takashi Miike's Audition Now Revi... - 2/3/2006 1:49:24 PM   
Leomuse


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16.)
Audition
1999
Takashi Miike
115 minutes
Japan
1st viewing
Date viewed: Thursday 2nd March 2006
 
"Kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri!"
 

 
Ouch. This was a truly haunting horror/thriller/drama/romance... actually, I don't think that you can successfully classify this film. Its still a very good though visceral experience. The quote above is from scenes that I can honestly say will probably stay with me for some time.
 
Rating:
8/10


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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Takashi Miike's Audition Now Revi... - 2/3/2006 7:52:56 PM   
Leomuse


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Kiri kiri kiri kiri

(Bump).

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Midnight Cowboy Now Reviewed (04/... - 4/3/2006 3:08:17 PM   
Leomuse


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17.)
Midnight Cowboy
1969
John Schlesinger
113 minutes
USA
1st viewing
Date viewed: Saturday 4th March 2006
 
"I'm walking here! I'm walking here!"
 

 
One of the greatest American films of the 1960s and one of the greatest films to ever win the Best Picture accolade at the Academy Awards. One of the few films where a combination of different visual techniques work well. Voight and Hoffman give two of the best performances ever here, with Voight's being his career-best. Both tragically bleak and very funny at the same time, the film works succesfully on so many levels, particularly with the great script and direction of Schlesinger. I've heard one reviewer state that this is probably the best American film to ever be directed by a British man. I'd have a hard time disagreeing with him there.
 
Rating:
8/10


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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Midnight Cowboy Now Reviewed (04... - 4/3/2006 3:28:25 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Leomuse

All the President's Men  [1976]
Amelie  [2001]
The Apartment  [1960]  -  3.) -13-12-2005-   -   A 
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid  [1969]  -  5.) -17-12-2005-   -   A+
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari  [1920]
Dial M for Murder  [1954]  -  1.) -09-12-2005-   -   B+
Downfall  [2004]
Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb  [1964]
The Exorcist  [1973]
For a Few Dollars More  [1965]
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly  [1966]
The Great Escape  [1963]
Infernal Affairs  [2002]
Kikujiro  [1999]
Marnie  [1964]
Rear Window  [1954]
A Tale of Two Sisters  [2003]

The Last Picture Show  [1971]
The Thin Red Line  [1998]
Ali  [2001]
12 Angry Men  [1957]  -  10.) -29-01-2006-   -   ****
Heavenly Creatures  [1994]
Some Like It Hot  [1959]  -  11.) -03-02-2006-   -   ****
The Fog of War  [2003]  -  14.) -18-02-2006-   -   ***
The Twilight Samurai  [2002]
Oldboy  [2003]
The Piano Teacher  [2001]
Kind Hearts and Coronets  [1949]
Strangers on a Train  [1951]
Bad Day at Black Rock  [1955]
Azumi  [2003]
Blue Velvet  [1986]
Full Metal Jacket  [1987]



If you haven't watched it yet I'd just use the THX tape as a spare. It is the most up itself crap. Bloody awful film.

Your list is though, by and large, either fun or superb. I deleted the Vinterberg from mine. I was really disapointed - I'd just rewatch Festen to be honest.

Gimli gave an excellent list of Wilder films to which I would bump up Witness for the Prosecution and THE best Matthau/Lemmon film The Front Page (although Matthau is equally as good in The Fortune Cookie). The latter has Laughton on superb form, the former is a wonderful Cagney performance with a straight nod to Wilder's idol, Lubitsch. Is The Apartment his best? A good choice - but from a creator of such wonderful films, it can be difficult to choose! Also, if you recorded it a week or so ago, definitely give A Foreign Affair a watch.

If you want to see the excellent Lemmon in other wonderful roles, might I suggest the recently released Save the Tiger and Missing? ANd then just enjoy Mr Roberts (I always found it an odd coincidence that Matthau took over as Doc for Ensign Pulver, although Lemmon didn't take part!).



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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Midnight Cowboy Now Reviewed (04/... - 4/3/2006 5:40:45 PM   
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It's good that you've kept up with this. Some good reviews. Looking back at your original post, you've still got lots of treats to watch.

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Midnight Cowboy Now Reviewed (04/... - 4/3/2006 7:36:48 PM   
Leomuse


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

It's good that you've kept up with this. Some good reviews. Looking back at your original post, you've still got lots of treats to watch.


I am proud of myself to an extent. I'll beat that pesky bad sci-fi thread one of these days.

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Road to Perdition Now Reviewed (2... - 25/3/2006 11:18:14 AM   
Leomuse


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18.)
Road to Perdition
2002
Sam Mendes
117 minutes
USA
1st viewing
Date viewed: Friday 24th March 2006
 
"Smile."
 

 
Other than the awesome cinematography and all-around good performances, with a notable supporting turn from Daniel Craig being a highlight, there isn't really that much to recommend about this film. It's never bad in any sense, but it's never at all more than 'okay'. A rewatch may come some time this year, but at the moment, I'm not particularly impressed. It's reasonably good though, so I would recommend it if you're a fan of the genre.
 
Rating:
6/10


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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Road to Perdition Now Reviewed (2... - 25/3/2006 11:57:01 AM   
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I agree on Road to Perdition, I thought it was decent but there was nothing really all that great about it, besides the cinematography.

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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Road to Perdition Now Revie... - 25/3/2006 5:31:27 PM   
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Ditto here to. Some nice performances - Craig, Tucci and surprisingly Law. Hanks fluffed it though - didn't have the balls to play even a conflicted bad man, had to stay cosy. Big reason for it failing in my view.

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: Leomuse’s Tapes - Road to Perdition Now Reviewed (2... - 25/3/2006 6:46:01 PM   
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I loved Road To Perdition. Looks like I'm alone on that one.

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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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