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What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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Leyland
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Postby Leyland » Wed March 25th, 2009, 8:49 pm

"chuck" wrote:BTW.....Their next project is "True Grit".....Again they are going to follow the original story.....which is quite different from John Wayne's Rooster Cogburn character...Should be interesting.....

Oh, say it ain't so! I had such a major crush on Glen Cowbell in that movie! And no one, I mean no one, can top John Wayne in that role. He won the Oscar for it. No do-overs allowed! :p

But if the Coens make a different story based on the original than the Oscar-winning adaptation, maybe .....
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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Leo62
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Postby Leo62 » Wed March 25th, 2009, 8:54 pm

"chuck" wrote:The Blur comment is probably right.....but I would still watch a Coen Brothers film over some of the drivel that is coming out of Hollywood.....I like David Lynch films also and they have that quirky/out there theme going on.... Have to admit I did not like Coen's "Burn After Reading"....Loved "No Country For Old Men".....many people did not like the ending....But they followed the book's ending....I read Cormac McCarthy's book and I wondered how the brothers were going to do it.........I think it turned out well....BTW.....Their next project is "True Grit".....Again they are going to follow the original story.....which is quite different from John Wayne's Rooster Cogburn character...Should be interesting.....


The mind boggles! (But in a good way ;) )

I'm a big Coen brothers fan, though they have done their fair share of turkeys (The Ladykillers forchrissakes! How dare they?)

I liked both NCFOM and BAR, but Fargo is still my favourite. Yah!

annis
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Postby annis » Thu March 26th, 2009, 3:50 am

Yes, "Fargo!" Hard to top that woodchipper scene!

Watched "The Return of Martin Guerre" with Gerard Depardieu the other night. Somehow this one had managed to slip by me. I really enjoyed it, and the feel is very authentic.

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Thu March 26th, 2009, 12:28 pm

"annis" wrote:Yes, "Fargo!" Hard to top that woodchipper scene!


Oh yes Fargo is great! However I had to give up on both Intolerable Cruelty and O Brother.. after about half an hour, too irritating and quirky for words, yes not even George C could keep me watching, he was irritating as well! :mad: :(

chuck
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True Grit Redux

Postby chuck » Thu March 26th, 2009, 1:29 pm

"Leyland" wrote:Oh, say it ain't so! I had such a major crush on Glen Cowbell in that movie! And no one, I mean no one, can top John Wayne in that role. He won the Oscar for it. No do-overs allowed! :p

But if the Coens make a different story based on the original than the Oscar-winning adaptation, maybe .....


I have not read "True Grit" novel....But heard it's much darker than the original film.....John Wayne was always my favorite, even if I did not agree with his politics......I'm hoping they cast Tommie Lee Jones as Cogburn...the hunky Glen Campbell's role?....We will have to wait and see...I can't wait to see the new cast lineup.....BTW...check out the film "Rock N' Rolla"....good Brit action film....interesting and enjoyable cast of actors/characters......great soundtrack......

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Leyland
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Postby Leyland » Thu March 26th, 2009, 2:24 pm

"chuck" wrote:I have not read "True Grit" novel....But heard it's much darker than the original film.....I'm hoping they cast Tommie Lee Jones as Cogburn...the hunky Glen Campbell's role?....BTW...check out the film "Rock N' Rolla"
TL Jones is so overused - I'd like to see Clive Owen as Cogburn after some 'old man' makeup. And the hunky role should go to Brad Pitt :D . Thanks for the heads on Rocknrolla - will look out for it.
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Thu March 26th, 2009, 4:21 pm

James Coburn would be great as Rooster...if he were alive.

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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Sat March 28th, 2009, 1:48 pm

Finally watched Australia. Loved it.

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Postby EC2 » Sat March 28th, 2009, 2:12 pm

"Ludmilla" wrote:Finally watched Australia. Loved it.


That's on my LoveFilm TBR. Just waiting for them to get around to sending it!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Postby chuck » Sat March 28th, 2009, 3:08 pm

Tonight I'm going to watch BBC's "I Remember Nelson"....I have always admired Nelson...Brilliant and Heroic.... And yet a man....and only 5' 6" tall......


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