Movies you thought were better on a re-watch

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I'm the opposite of most of you.

When I rewatch a film that I thought was great, my enthusiasm often drops a bit. If I watch a film enough times I'll grow bored with it and no longer care for it...even though I might still consider it to be great.



My top ten would likely be

2001 A Space Oddssey
Barry Lyndon
Caligula
A Clockwork Orange
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Godfather I and II
Halloween (most of the series)
Jurassic Park
The Maltese Falcon

Ya know, caligula wasn't described as a porno before i watched it the first time, and it's also a movie. I thought it was good...


The claudivs series is a related roman-treachery series that I really love.



*Some spoilers below*


Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Leonardo DiCaprios character really came into focus after a rewatch.
Drive[b[/b]? The same with Goslings character. And Taxidriver, with Robert De Nero.
Inherent Vice, ォBigfootサ Bjornsen is a character that i thought was funny from day one. But after last last viewing, i thought he maby have some good values and soft spots, under an ultra hateful fasade.

The last film i have had this sort of feeling was Miller痴 Crossing. I dont remember first time i saw it, but i have always liked the style. But even so, i have not exactly felt Gabriel Byrnes character has been anything out of the ordinary interesting.
What really caught my focus the last time i saw it, was the relationship between Gabriel Byrne ( Tom Reagan) and Albert Finney ( Leo O達annon) in the film. This all boils down to the scene where O達annon hits Tom Reagan in the face, from his office, down to the lobby.
It was all the aspects of Tom Reagans behaviour and decisions surrounding why he got beaten up by O達annon.

Tom Reagan is the clever one in this story, he plays both sides up against each other, and keeps his head cool, even thoogh he sometimes seem to be in over his head. But that is not really why i had this revelation toward his persona in the film.

It had to do with me getting a deeper feeling of his values. Because he is O達annons right hand, and has known him for many years.
But he also has an affair with his girlfriend, Verna Bernbaum. So he is a snake who plays people to his advantage, has an affair with his boss/friend, and knows O達annon will react with some measure if he finds out he is meeting Verna on the side.
Of course the moment comes when Tom can help out his boss, with a clearification on the facts in a storyline. But to do this he will be forced to reveal his relationship with Verna.
During the film he is seemingly a cold and calculated person, doing what will suit him best. But when push comes to show, he has some core values that he follows. Rules that he do not break.

And why does Tom Reagan have such respect for his boss, O達annon. He would not have gone the extra mile for him, if he had not respected him. O達annon early on knows that Johnny Caspar has plans to kill Bernie Bernbaum (John Turtorro). And even though Tom many times tries to advice him from it, O達annon decides to keep him under his protection. He would avoid many big problems, if he just let Caspar have B. Bernbaum.


Maby an obvious, simple set up from the Coen Brothers, but for me, it takes some time to catch on these details.



Since i just saw Inherent Vice again tonight:
In the film Inherent Vice, Bjornsen (Brolin) really dislikes Sportello. He hates that he is a hippie, a dope head, he even gives Sportello a solid beating.
But at the end of the day, he does give Sportello a break. Partially because of his core values, and partially because he deep down knows Sportello has done some decent things along the way. This of course is never said out loud.

I wrote a little extra, but that is because i have been thinking about this topic from time to time.




*Some spoilers below*


Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Leonardo DiCaprios character really came into focus after a rewatch.
Gave this one a rewatch recently, and I don't know if I thought it was a lot better this time around (I really liked it when I saw it in theatres), but the loose sense of pacing makes it a very nice movie to return to and spend time in.



Gave this one a rewatch recently, and I don't know if I thought it was a lot better this time around (I really liked it when I saw it in theatres), but the loose sense of pacing makes it a very nice movie to return to and spend time in.
Maby i was a bit out of the zone in the first viewing, that happens to me. Dopamin and Serotonin levels etc. I am not saying i did not like it. But i just had a really food experience the second time.

The first time i saw The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, i felt the part were the man with no arms/legs travle around performing had a style which i did not fully get. But that was also the funny element in the part of the film. The audience sitting true these endless long lyrics performances.
But that changed totally for me. I just warmed on that character. And the brutal underlying elements.



Scanner darkly I didnt get the first time and then i watched it again the deep message just clicked in my head. Its one of my favorite films now hints the name.


I remember seeing Zodiac and not really having a strong opinion on it but now also regard that as one of my favorites.



Prometheus, definitely better on the rewatch, especially the director s unreleased footage,with those little extra nuances and details



Usually truly great movies keep getting better and better. But it certainly depends on the movie. Some directors that come to mind where I always appreciate it more the second time (because I then get it): Altman, Hitchcock, Coen Brothers, Kubrick, Coppola.



Pet Sematary 1 & 2.

Didn't care for the first one, and couldn't even get through the second one. A year later I decided to give the first one another watch after picking up a cheap DVD. I ended up enjoying it so much I decide to try and watch the second one again, and ended up liking that one even more that the first one! Now I have to buy them both on bluray.