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whiskeypriest
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:51 pm Reply with quote
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I was referring to PRODUCTIVITY not QUALITY.

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Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:23 pm Reply with quote
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Comparing the Coens with Malick is a disgrace. Smile


I agree, and I know we agree on which entity is the valuable one. Malick's films (with the exception of Badlands) make me either bored stiff (Days of Heaven) or verrrrry sleepy (The New World) or physically ill (The Thin Blue Line and The Tree of Life).

I promise you I will never darken To the Wonder's doorstep.


I missed Badlands. I might see it if it's on TCM for instance. I saw The Thin Red Line and that was more than enough for me. When I saw TTRL the camera went down about 20 or 30 minutes before the end and happily I got back my ticket. TTRL was on TV a year or so after that and I decided to see the last 20 or 30 minutes, to see if it improved any. Same crap, over and over again. BLEH!

Billy, you called it The Thin Blue Line. That was a good movie.
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"The New World" is a favourite film

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Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:50 am Reply with quote
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I thought The Thin Red Line was really sloppy.
The New World mostly annoyed me, but I can at least see how someone would appreciate it. It did have style and verve.
There were parts of The Tree of Life, mainly the small town family stuff, which were quite good.
I mostly liked Days of Heaven for its period evocation and some set pieces. The pace was a little draggy and it didn't fully come together, but a fairly good film, in my O.
Badlands was okayish but slight and didn't really hold my interest.
I saw it just last year and only have a hazy recollection.
Though my brain might tend towards that these days anywhatever Im typing ...

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billyweeds
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:47 am Reply with quote
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marantzo wrote:


Billy, you called it The Thin Blue Line. That was a good movie.


How embarrassing. The Thin Blue Line is one of my all-time favorite movies. To call it a "good" (as opposed to "great") movie is a wild understatement. It's the best doc ever made.
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billyweeds
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For whatever it's worth, the new television Fargo series is getting a raft of over-the-top rave reviews from everywhere under the sun. It sounds like a complete winner. Of course, now we'll have to judge it for ourselves.
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marantzo
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:10 am Reply with quote
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Yes, The Thin Blue Line is one of the best documentaries ever.
whiskeypriest
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:28 pm Reply with quote
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Llewyn Davis commits suicide at the end of Inside Llewyn Davis. Discuss.

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Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:21 pm Reply with quote
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"Hang me, oh hang me...."

"Life ain't worth living/Without the one you love...."

"That's all I have."


“Hell goes round and round. In shape it is circular, and by nature it is interminable, repetitive, and nearly unbearable.”

- Flann O'Brien

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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:45 am Reply with quote
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Not sure what this is about. Didn't Llewyn get a beat down at the end? "au revoir..."

Are you saying he offs himself post credits? I need to re-watch I guess.

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whiskeypriest
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:05 am Reply with quote
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bartist wrote:
Not sure what this is about. Didn't Llewyn get a beat down at the end? "au revoir..."

Are you saying he offs himself post credits? I need to re-watch I guess.
Many believe Charles Kinbote kills himself after finishing Pale Fire. I am still working on my long promised Nabokov/Coen comparison.

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Never mind Kinbote. I nearly killed myself finishing "Pale Fire." WADR, I don't think those fine Coen boys are in the same league.
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whiskeypriest
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:31 am Reply with quote
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WADR? At the risk of briefly morphing into a billy with grammar mistakes, what in God's name is WADR?

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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:30 pm Reply with quote
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With all due respect, is my guess.

If you web publish your Nabokov-Coen monograph, please put a link here. It might force me to rewatch ILD (that's Inside Llewyn Davis), which is not a bad thing. It's an intellectually stultifying force in my life that must be admitted before it can be confronted: I prefer cake to broccoli.

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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:22 pm Reply with quote
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Inside Llewyn Davis (in which I toiled as an extra and got personal direction from the amazing Ethan) is one of the Coens' most unsatisfying movies IMO.

OTOH, WADR, FWIW, Pale Fire is my favorite novel of all time.
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