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Reply #105 on: December 08, 2004, 11:49:04 PM


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Reply #106 on: December 09, 2004, 12:04:12 AM
Oh man . . . I can't wait. Malick rules.
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Reply #107 on: December 09, 2004, 12:07:50 AM
That would be good in it's own thread in the Grapevine.
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Reply #108 on: February 02, 2005, 11:52:06 AM
I haven't seen The Thin Red Line since the original theater run back in late 1998/ early 1999.  I remember breathtaking John Toll cinematography and I do remember liking the film, but at the time I was a little immature and easily persuaded by conventional end-of-the-year awards and critical praise.  Is it worth seeing again?  Does the later-Malick hold up to multiple viewings like his older stuff seems to?


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Reply #109 on: February 02, 2005, 11:57:04 AM
I went to see it with a girl. We made out.

She dumped me the next day.


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Reply #110 on: February 02, 2005, 11:59:57 AM
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I went to see it with a girl. We made out.

She dumped me the next day.

Why? Is it as deplorable as Seinfeld making out with his date during Schindlers List?


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Reply #111 on: February 02, 2005, 12:02:17 PM
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Why? Is it as deplorable as Seinfeld making out with his date during Schindlers List?

i don't think the two events were connected.
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Reply #112 on: February 02, 2005, 12:16:40 PM
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Why? Is it as deplorable as Seinfeld making out with his date during Schindlers List?

i don't think the two events were connected.

well they should've been.. I wouldn't let kotte make out with me during a movie like that either.


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Reply #113 on: February 09, 2005, 07:11:11 PM
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I just saw Days of Heaven.  Wow, that film looks good.  My only gripe about the film is sometimes I feel it felt like a 90 minute montage, instead of letting the story take over.  There were very few "scenes".  I know this works with the girl remembering the experience, but I still wanted more.


i think if you feel this way about a malick movie you don't really like malick movies.


No, I do like Malick movies.  I just sometimes wish his films could be more narrative based while maintaining his poetic style.
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Reply #114 on: February 09, 2005, 07:25:16 PM
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I just sometimes wish his films could be more narrative based while maintaining his poetic style.

can't films be narrative through their poetic style?


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Reply #115 on: February 09, 2005, 08:58:33 PM
yes, they can be.
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Reply #116 on: February 09, 2005, 11:51:03 PM
They can also be narrative through poetic style and boring as hell.

Thin Red Line bored me to tears.

Looking forward to New World though.


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Reply #117 on: February 17, 2005, 09:54:53 AM
Malick is easily one of my favorite directors but I really have to be in a certain mood to sit down and watch any of his films.  Thin Red line is my least favorites partly due to the voice-over.  Some of those shots have a stillness that would be great with a little silence.


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Reply #118 on: February 17, 2005, 11:48:25 AM
i love the voice-overs, personally.  i love how non-specific they are.  often you don't know who the fuck is talking.  it's everyones thoughts being expressed.  but of course we all know that.
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Reply #119 on: February 17, 2005, 01:23:04 PM
The voice overs suck... they almost ruin the movie.

I have heard (can anyone confirm?) that the voice overs were not originally intended to be included in the movie.  That would have made it a million times better.  The film is so visually amazing that the voice overs make it like dancing with a beautiful, classy woman while some drunk, ugly chick tries to pull down your pants for a quick handjob.