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Intelligent movies

SGM
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Post by SGM » Mon May 7th, 2012, 12:00 pm

[quote=""rebecca""]Hmmm this is a difficult one because it is down to your own personal taste. I enjoyed Batman the Dark Knight(with Heath Ledger)I have not seen the newest Batman. Here are some movies and mini-seriels that I liked.

The Lion in Winter

To Kill a Mockingbird

Babette's Feast

Mrs Doubtfire(it's one of the funniest movies I have seen)

House of Cards and its sequels.[/quote]

I loved To Kill a Mockingbird and Babette's Feast, although I haven't seen either of them for years.

I hated Mrs Doubtfire, just as I hated Tootsie - there's something about men pretending to be women that doesn't to it for me. I seem to be in a minority over that one.

I loved Ian Richardson when he was alive and also political conspiracies but I also hated House of Cards, even the improved revenger-tragedy-style TV version. Even the guy who wrote the screenplay for it agreed that the books weren't very good.

I also really enjoyed A Lion in Winter but, again, I haven't seen it in years although it was given away free by a Sunday newspaper a few years ago. I picked up a spare copy from the Newsagent because I absolutely will not buy that newspaper even to get a free DVD.

I generally don't like war films but I thought Apocalyse Now was one of the best film renditions of a book I have ever seen despite finding the book a difficult, if short, read. Difficult or not, it is still worth a read.

I also really really loved Shakespeare in Love. Some people don't, I know but I thought the screenplay was very very clever and I thought Joseph Fiennes was wonderful in it. It's a shame he hasn't done anything much of note since. I regret not being able get to see him in Marlow's Edward II but it didn't make it down south. I found Gwynneth a little stilted in SiL - but again, I am probably in a minority in that one.

I saw A Man for All Seasons at school too, although they took us to the cinema to see it and I enjoyed it. I used to have it on video but gave it away to someone who wanted it more than I did.

I have Atonement on DVD but haven't yet watched it. That's probably because I just don't get time to sit down and watch TV for films anymore so I have lost the need to do so.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

rebecca
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Post by rebecca » Tue May 8th, 2012, 3:48 am

Justin Swanton: State of Play

SGM: Shakespeare in Love

I think it is all a matter of personal taste...I hated Shakespeare in love and I wondered how on earth did Gwyneth and Judy win Oscars for it? Though I love Judi Dench, she was only in it for what...5 minutes :p . But I agree with The Lion in Winter, it is a brilliant movie and one I can watch at least once a year.

When it comes to State of Play I prefer the British version with John Simm and David Morrissey.

Another movie which I forgot to mention was 'Dead Poet's Society' I loved that movie.

Bec :)

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