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« on: October 05, 2003, 08:58:36 PM »
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Disco movie that really made you feel you were there -- in an icky way, not a fun way?

 Goldmember
 Boogie Nights
 Thank God It's Friday
 Saturday Night Fever
 54
 Summer of Sam
 The Last Days of Disco
 Xanadu
 Looking for Mr. Goodbar
 Can't Stop the Music
 Nighthawks
 Other


vote for boogie

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2003, 09:05:31 PM »
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The answer is:  because they built it with a screen door
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2003, 12:09:23 AM »
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I love the first 30-40 minutes of The Last Days of Disco -- which absolutely has the feel of an authentic early 80s disco -- but then the movie can't sustain that momentum and really falls into mediocrity, in my eyes.

Boogie Nights is great, of course, but they don't spend a whole ton of time in the disco.

The disco scenes in Summer of Sam felt staged and cramped to me. Not authentic at all.

Haven't seen 54 and not sure I should bother.

I seem to remember a groovy disco scene in "Foul Play," with Goldie Hawn picking up Dudley Moore at the bar.

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2003, 05:02:09 PM »
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i think he means poll
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2003, 06:45:39 PM »
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no, hes just getting ready for festivus

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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2003, 07:43:56 PM »
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no, hes just getting ready for festivus


what?! i don't even believe in jebus.

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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2003, 07:51:51 PM »
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festivus isnt about jebus. its a FESTIVUS FOR THE REST OF US

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2003, 08:00:41 PM »
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oh i see what this is about.... fixed

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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2003, 10:13:40 PM »
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well, if youre gonna cheat...

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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2003, 06:23:14 PM »
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New one:

Best use of voice-over narration in a feature film?

 Manhattan
 Jules and Jim
 All About Eve
 Annie Hall
 Apocalypse Now
 Goodfellas
 Days of Heaven
 Sunset Boulevard
 Double Indemnity
 Fight Club
 Citizen Kane
 Magnolia
 The Man Who Wasn’t There
 The Manchurian Candidate
 The Opposite of Sex
 Rebecca
 Raising Arizona
 A Letter to Three Wives
 A Christmas Story
 To Kill a Mockingbird
 The Royal Tenenbaums
 Other

tough one... think i'll probably go with Magnolia though. Apocalypse Now and Goodfellas are pretty damn good too though. There are some other really good ones in there aswell, like other. What's everyone else think?

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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2003, 10:49:49 PM »
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No "Shawshank Redemption"?
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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2003, 11:35:26 PM »
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I really think the voiceover in Goodfellas detracts from the film and shows an inability to tell a story without using it as a crutch.

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It's just, I think voiceover should be used sparingly, and the most glowing examples are unobtrusive (such as that of Magnolia).

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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2003, 01:19:00 AM »
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I really think the voiceover in Goodfellas detracts from the film and shows an inability to tell a story without using it as a crutch.

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You shouldn't be crucified for it. It's not like its a stupid thing to say, but I think its safe to call it ignorant - for the simple fact that I doubt you read Wiseguy. If you did, you would respect the way the film uses the narration more. At least I think you would..

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« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2003, 01:55:59 AM »
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Well, I believe a film and the book it's based off of to be two separate entities, so one should be able to appreciate a film on its own terms, apart from the source material.  It's the job of the filmmaker and the screenwriter to make sure the important information is carried over from the source to the film.  The crutch, then, here is the voiceover narration.  Sure, you could praise Scorsese for "breaking the rules."  But I don't.  Because the fact is, the first time I watched Goodfellas, I loved it.  However, the second time through, not nearly as much.  It doesn't hold up to repeated viewings (which is one of the signs of a great film), and one of the major reasons is because of how weighted down it is because of that voiceover.  And this statement is hardly ignorant of the filmic text, especially considering that 1) I have seen it twice, and 2) as stated above, the source material and the film are to be considered independent from each other.

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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2003, 10:35:59 PM »
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goodfellas ages like a fine wine.

 

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