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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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fljustice
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Postby fljustice » Thu July 15th, 2010, 8:48 pm

I watched "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (Swedish version based on the Stieg Larson novel) with my hubby last night. He's read the book and said it's not a bad interpretation. The second one "The Girl Who Plays with Fire" is at our local art house, but we both want to read the book first. I guess we'll catch it on Netflix.
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nona
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Postby nona » Fri July 16th, 2010, 1:15 am

"fljustice" wrote:I watched "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (Swedish version based on the Stieg Larson novel) with my hubby last night. He's read the book and said it's not a bad interpretation. The second one "The Girl Who Plays with Fire" is at our local art house, but we both want to read the book first. I guess we'll catch it on Netflix.


we tried watching it but the subtitles drove me crazy and gave up 1/3 of the way through.

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Fri July 16th, 2010, 4:58 am

"Anna Elliott" wrote:Which Jane Eyre, Nefret? The one with Timothy Dalton as Rochester is my absolute favorite, I've seen it too many times to count!


Oh, I have to agree with you there. I think I must have worn out my VHS copy over the years. Then it showed up on DVD. I have to say, he's still my favourite Rochester. And Zelah Clarke is wonderful as Jane.

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Postby Telynor » Fri July 16th, 2010, 5:03 am

Finished up watching the third volume of Yi San, a Korean historical drama -- twenty episodes in this one, each one about an hour long. Gorgeous costumes, handsome men, all sorts of scenery chewing and romance and the like. Just one more volume to go...

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Postby Ash » Fri July 16th, 2010, 1:53 pm

Despicable Me is dumb and silly; not sure why I thought it might be fun. Oh well.

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Postby fljustice » Fri July 16th, 2010, 4:38 pm

"nona" wrote:we tried watching it but the subtitles drove me crazy and gave up 1/3 of the way through.


Subtitles aren't for everyone. My husband drags to me to any French film playing in a 10 mile radius. And I'm afraid I watch BBC America and anything Scottish on TV with the subtitles on. It's a an acquired skill. ;)
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chuck
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Postby chuck » Fri July 16th, 2010, 4:55 pm

I love ALL foreign films....To me the subtitles slow down the film and then I can really enjoy the cinematography especially the indoor/outdoor scenes.....Disgusted with a lot of today's films(not all)....so many animated and OTT computer generated special effects.....It seems to to me the films are designed for people with short attention spans of a gnat....Oh yes and the lack of acting skills are very prevalent.....Excuse the rant.....
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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Fri July 16th, 2010, 10:35 pm

"chuck" wrote:I love ALL foreign films....To me the subtitles slow down the film and then I can really enjoy the cinematography especially the indoor/outdoor scenes.....Disgusted with a lot of today's films(not all)....so many animated and OTT computer generated special effects.....It seems to to me the films are designed for people with short attention spans of a gnat....Oh yes and the lack of acting skills are very prevalent.....Excuse the rant.....


Nothing to excuse. I feel pretty much the same way about most American made films, and find myself turning towards more foreign films than ever. I think that's part of the reason why I like the Korean K-dramas so much -- they do them with a lot of attention to detail, interesting characters, and plots that you have to pay attention to understand.

Most of the animation out there these days isn't that interesting any more -- it's all computer generated or anime, and to be honest, I'm not male, I'm over thirty, so I don't fit the demographic that most films are made for these days.

Sigh. :confused:

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Postby Ash » Fri July 16th, 2010, 10:37 pm

Some of the best films I've seen have been foriegn with subtitles. Good ones make you forget you are reading, and make you think you actually are understanding the dialogue (thinking of Il Postino, but there are many others out there).

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Postby donroc » Sat July 17th, 2010, 1:16 am

"chuck" wrote:I love ALL foreign films....To me the subtitles slow down the film and then I can really enjoy the cinematography especially the indoor/outdoor scenes.....Disgusted with a lot of today's films(not all)....so many animated and OTT computer generated special effects.....It seems to to me the films are designed for people with short attention spans of a gnat....Oh yes and the lack of acting skills are very prevalent.....Excuse the rant.....


You left out the mumbling, running words together and barely audible whispering. I often worry I am becoming hard of hearing; then I watch an oldie on Turner Classics and understand each word -- even when Cageny and O'Brien are firing them faster than a machine gun.

Also, when I close my eyes, the speech of many contemporary actors sounds flat.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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