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Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 22
Character development vs. plot driven story.
Posted By MoreOrLess
Which is probably getting more to the heart of...

Which is probably getting more to the heart of the OP's question, less about the mechanics of cinema and more about what the viewer looks to take from it which is not going to be the same from person...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 45
Would foreign films do better in North America, if they were dubbed?
Posted By MoreOrLess
Only works with Kung Fu films, mischievous...

Only works with Kung Fu films, mischievous Buddhist monks MUST have a chirpy cockney accent.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 22
Character development vs. plot driven story.
Posted By MoreOrLess
I'm not sure I would put plot and atmosphere in...

I'm not sure I would put plot and atmosphere in opposition to character development, one of the most effective tools in cinema is creating an atmosphere which informs your drama.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 4 weeks ago
Replies: 27
Actors you wish you would have seen more roles from.
Posted By MoreOrLess
I'd guess at.... Aaron Eckhart - Wolverine...

I'd guess at....

Aaron Eckhart - Wolverine in X-men
Sandra Bullock - Neo in the Matrix
Mark Wahlberg - Brokeback Mountain
Scarlett Johansson - Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?

The latter...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 4 weeks ago
Replies: 39
Zotis' Favorite Actresses
Posted By MoreOrLess
Again to me it seemed like she could have shifted...

Again to me it seemed like she could have shifted into blockbusters well before she actually did although personally I do think she's naturally better suited to more intimate drama. Not to be too...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 45
Would foreign films do better in North America, if they were dubbed?
Posted By MoreOrLess
This isn't going to shift the fundamental nature...

This isn't going to shift the fundamental nature of the films of course, your not going to have mainstream audiences watching Bela Tarr just because its dubbed into English.

The reality is that in...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 35
What lessons from movie going have you applied to real life?
Posted By MoreOrLess
I'd say its moreso that people can have a very...

I'd say its moreso that people can have a very strong capacity for self justification, for short circuiting the kind of empathy they can express at fictional/ised characters and situations.

I...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 29
What's a male version of 50 Shades of Grey?
Posted By MoreOrLess
That and the Duke of Burgundy are the best I'v...

That and the Duke of Burgundy are the best I'v seen on the subject.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 4 weeks ago
Replies: 39
Zotis' Favorite Actresses
Posted By MoreOrLess
Re: Zotis' Favorite Actresses

WIlliams generally does I think deserve a lot of credit for takin that direction in the late 00's with stuff like Wendy and Lucy or Blue Valentine rather than focusing on mainstream success that...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 4 weeks ago
Replies: 39
Zotis' Favorite Actresses
Posted By MoreOrLess
I was thinking that as well, they mostly seem to...

I was thinking that as well, they mostly seem to have the same oval faces. The again I spose I can't really talk, if I made a list like this I'd probably have the likes of Mirren, Binoche, Johansson,...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 34
Ever thought a film was good but not wanted to watch it again?
Posted By MoreOrLess
Honestly I find exactly the opposite, quite a...

Honestly I find exactly the opposite, quite a high percentage of my viewing is made up of rewatching stuff I really love.

Dramatically intense films you obviously need to be in the right frame of...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-13-19
Replies: 273
Films You Love, But Everyone Else Hates
Posted By MoreOrLess
Re: Films You Love, But Everyone Else Hates

I'v not seen it since release but I do remember the Island being somewhat smarter than you'd expect from Bay, albeit ultimately shoehorned into his typical style. Seeing two big stars playing dummies...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-13-19
Replies: 16
Is Last Action Hero (1993) underrated?
Posted By MoreOrLess
Wasn't the reverse true? Zan Penn wrote the...

Wasn't the reverse true? Zan Penn wrote the original script and Black was brought on to rewrite it.

I would say its a film that was both ahead and behind the times, ahead of the times in the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-13-19
Replies: 29
What's a male version of 50 Shades of Grey?
Posted By MoreOrLess
Re: What's a male version of 50 Shades of Grey?

If your talking idealised female characters maybe Blue is the Warmest Colour? I kind of suspect part of the reason that was made as a lesbian film was so you could have an idealised feminine/empathic...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-13-19
Replies: 29
What's a male version of 50 Shades of Grey?
Posted By MoreOrLess
Yeah that came to mind, for me it does still...

Yeah that came to mind, for me it does still feel half like a cheesey 80's erotic thriller but I think the end is quite effective.

Maybe Betty Blue? arguably the original manic pixie dream girl...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 12-12-19
Replies: 22
Quentin Tarantino's 10th Film
Posted By MoreOrLess
It seems very unlikely to me at this stage given...

It seems very unlikely to me at this stage given that he's coming off of one of his greatest successes, it maybe sounded somewhat realistic in the 00's around the Kill Bills and Death Proof but from...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-12-19
Replies: 16
How come in Westerns, the police wait for villains to draw first?
Posted By MoreOrLess
I would say the difference really is the kind of...

I would say the difference really is the kind of films your talking about. Most westerns tend towards romantic heroism were as police dramas are more likely to be morally grey and so have the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-12-19
Replies: 7
I didn't understand some of the movie Predestination (2014).
Posted By MoreOrLess
Been awhile since I watched it but I seem to...

Been awhile since I watched it but I seem to remember the implication is that Hawke's characters nature as his own mother/father/killer makes him better suited to his role(changing history for the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-12-19
Replies: 7
I didn't understand some of the movie Predestination (2014).
Posted By MoreOrLess
Not sure if you picked up on it but the time...

Not sure if you picked up on it but the time traveller(Ethan Hawke) is Jane as well after the reconstructive surgery so the point is that he's his own mother and father as well as killing his future...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 12-09-19
Replies: 90
Early Awards Predictions
Posted By MoreOrLess
Re: Early Awards Predictions

In normal circumstance I think at this stage anyway there are some quite easy predictions, Tarantino taking best director/picture, Phoenix in Joker best actor, Johansson in Marriage story for best...
Forum: Movie Reviews 12-07-19
Replies: 25
The Irishman
Posted By MoreOrLess
Re: The Irishman

I like a lot of the stuff that's on the soundtrack well enough but to me as with the Americana visuals I didn't really get the sense of connection to the story. It works as a bit of a contrast to the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-06-19
Replies: 3
George Lucas and his career
Posted By MoreOrLess
Re: George Lucas and his career

Much of his reputation really depends on his "creative producer" position with Star Wars and the Indy films, something that's very hard to quantify.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-05-19
Replies: 35
What Essentials Must I Watch?
Posted By MoreOrLess
Hard to choose between the three 50's classics...

Hard to choose between the three 50's classics for him IMHO, I went with Ugestu just because the highpoints of it are so strong although I love the end of Oharu with her wandering the town at night....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-04-19
Replies: 35
What Essentials Must I Watch?
Posted By MoreOrLess
I mean in some respects there the anti Tarkovsky,...

I mean in some respects there the anti Tarkovsky, more akin to something like Marketa Lazarova. Long takes still but focused on a hash confined view rather than a wider bueiftul expansive one.
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Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-03-19
Replies: 35
What Essentials Must I Watch?
Posted By MoreOrLess
For Russian cinema Aleksei German seems another...

For Russian cinema Aleksei German seems another good choice, especially Hard to be a God and Khrustalyov, My Car!, certainly very unique cinema like Tarkovsky you won't get from anyone else.
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