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    Re: Your most recently watched movie/film?

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    Watched Ready Player One last night. Good film, deviated heavily from the book but that is to be expected with these things and as a tribute/story in its own right it was enjoyable. I can see me watching it again at some point, perhaps getting it on bluray so I can freeze frame some scenes and take a look at all the various characters they had milling around.
    I also saw this over the weekend. Whilst enjoyable I did still find the book preferable. Was interesting seeing some of the references fly straight over my kids heads

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    I think it's difficult to have the same impact as an original, but having watched both recently on UHD BR, the advances in cameras and presentation tech favour the newer film. It's got more 'wow' in the presentation. I guess the original had the same wow when it was first released, with it's vision of the world (set next year BTW, if we don't get flying cars by then, I'm going to be mad vex.), but the newer one is just cleaner and more detailed. Whereas the 4k/HDR treatment highlights the film grain in the original (some people like it), the newer one just 'pops' with the highlights. Both have their place, I think.
    I'll re-watch it. I do enjoy watching good films several times. I think I focus on narrative first time. Sequels have their own formula, and I think BR 2049 got that about right, just enough reference to the original.

    Last film I watched Chloe. Julianne Moore has an affair with a escort(Amanda Seyfried) and blames her husband.

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    Re: Your most recently watched movie/film?

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    I'll re-watch it. I do enjoy watching good films several times. I think I focus on narrative first time. Sequels have their own formula, and I think BR 2049 got that about right, just enough reference to the original.
    There is also the fact that it is many, many years since I first watched BR, and that was with the Harrison Ford narrating. The UHD version is the narrative-free Final Cut only, which makes it quite a different film. Both my wife and I looked at each other on a couple of occasions to say 'I don't remember that bit...'

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    I can't even remember how many times I've seen the original Blade Runner, or which versions, but with all those viewing no wonder it's so embedded. I'm always seeing new stuff on each viewing(whether down to edit or because my mind can only absorb so much each time). Also that film must be one of the most heavily sampled in electronic music, so it's woven into mass culture.

    Obviously that was a British director. I just watched Baby Driver by the Brit Edgar Wright. Although it again has a cliched American story, it has that Brit cleverness and quirkyness, plus it's driven by a killer sound track. Again I watched it because it was party inspired by GTA.

    Here's a GTAV tribute to the film>

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    I watched 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' at the weekend. Wife's choice and didn't expect to like it, but it was a touching, well acted piece with a quite decent cast. 8.5/10

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    Re: Your most recently watched movie/film?

    Ferdinand - as an adult i laughed in several places and it did well in covering the moral issues around bull fighting for a young audience. Not the best children's film but 2 hours not entirely wasted. 6.5/10

    13 Assassins - i have seen this before but not for a good while. Its a masterpiece! Brilliant story with Japanese background detail that is well explained, starting slowly preparing the ground before the amazing final action scenes. At times brutal but thoroughly compelling. 9.5/10

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    I finally got round to watching Get Out at the weekend. Very enjoyable, Daniel Kaluuya gave a very convincing performance. More of a psychological thriller than a horror, I'd say. 8.5/10

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    I do watch a film most nights. Last night I chose Silence, wasn't optimistic but it was totally compelling. Two Jesuit priests spread the gospel in Japan, such a simple story, but then it's by Scorsese(complexity ensues).

    I watched a whole load of films like; Losers, Assassins Creed, The Snowman, Atomic Blonde, all with fast action stories and great casts, they were entertaining but not really engaging. I can only conclude that auteurs are important, but also the emotional connections between characters, and thereby to the audience make it more than two dimensional.

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    Ghost Rider... by Nicholson Cage

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    I just watched The Hateful Eight again, it has the auteur in Tarantino, and the characters are all linked in a complex emotional framework; siblings, gang members, old war vets with history, fellow bounty hunters, race conflict,etc. These relationships draw you in, and it's all set against the backdrop of the civil war and it's consequences. And what a performance from Jennifer Jason Leigh(now that's gritty!).

    I think there have only been a few great westerns and this and The Outlaw Josey Wales are top of my list.

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    Started re-watching all of the Marvel films, before Infinity War comes out, I'd forgotten just how many there were!

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    Re: Your most recently watched movie/film?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnroe View Post
    Tarantino...
    Was he the one responsible for getting carried away and forgetting to call for a cut, resulting in the smashing of the period 19thC Martin guitar on loan from the Martin museum?

    They only had 5x copies of it made, ready and waiting out of shot to break instead - oh well, it added some authenticity to the actors' reactions...

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    Was he the one responsible for getting carried away and forgetting to call for a cut, resulting in the smashing of the period 19thC Martin guitar on loan from the Martin museum?

    They only had 5x copies of it made, ready and waiting out of shot to break instead - oh well, it added some authenticity to the actors' reactions...
    I enjoy all those stories. Directors, artists and some entrepreneurs(Jobs and Musk) are good at weaving a mythology around themselves. I've heard similar stories about Kubrick using ways of getting a real reaction from the actors. I hope they are all true.

    It's a great film though(and even I was concerned that Tarantino's contribution was over), and he's already inspired to some degree another generation of film makers.

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    Re: Your most recently watched movie/film?

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    Started re-watching all of the Marvel films, before Infinity War comes out, I'd forgotten just how many there were!
    That reminds me, I need to catch up on CA:Winter's War, Thor 2, Civil War and another one, can't remember which though.

    18 films in total, apparently! And Infinity Wars is apparently a 2-parter...

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    Yeah, at least while they might not all be avant-garde cinema, they are at least all entertaining. But 18 is still 18.

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    it was the documentary "Cane Toad", very interesting movie about how stupid people can be sometimes when they are trying to fix the nature

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