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« on: May 18, 2003, 12:17:04 AM »
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i know this may be blasphemy to some, but speilberg had one and scorseses been around even longer so what is his worst/your least favorite of his movies?  personally i wasnt really too impressed with anything he did between 1980 and 1990 (although i havent seen After Hours yet), but everyone who is great seems to lose their way at some point.  why is that?
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2003, 12:53:46 AM »
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My personal least favorite: Bringing out the Dead. And even that I don't think is terrible. It's just noticeably below par, IMO.
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2003, 01:13:36 AM »
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Boxcar Bertha, sooo boring

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2003, 01:24:04 AM »
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Not counting Corman quickie Boxcar Bertha, for me the least of Marty's movies is The Color of Money. But even the least of his work I find to be better than most filmmaker's best, so it's all about perspective. I still don't think Scorsese has made a "bad" movie yet. And even Color of Money, it has some really fine stylistic touches, it's nicely understated, and the performances are all terrific. It just doesn't belong anywhere near the pantheon of his very best work.


And you've GOT to see After Hours ASAP. It's one of Scorsese's very best, and easily his most enjoyable flick (if you enjoy really dark comedies, that is).
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2003, 01:33:49 AM »
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But even the least of his work I find to be better than most filmmaker's best, so it's all about perspective. And you've GOT to see After Hours ASAP. It's one of Scorsese's very best, and easily his most enjoyable flick (if you enjoy really dark comedies, that is).


I agree with both statements.
""Money doesn't come into it. It never has. I do what I do because it's all that I am." - Morrissey

"Lacan stressed more and more in his work the power and organizing principle of the symbolic, understood as the networks, social, cultural, and linguistic, into which a child is born. These precede the birth of a child, which is why Lacan can say that language is there from before the actual moment of birth. It is there in the social structures which are at play in the family and, of course, in the ideals, goals, and histories of the parents. This world of language can hardly be grasped by the newborn and yet it will act on the whole of the child's existence."

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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2003, 01:34:26 AM »
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gangs, but i havent seen boxcar or colour.

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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2003, 01:51:02 AM »
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gangs, but i havent seen boxcar or colour.


I've seen neither of those, nor New York, New York. Nor Kundun, for that matter.
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"Lacan stressed more and more in his work the power and organizing principle of the symbolic, understood as the networks, social, cultural, and linguistic, into which a child is born. These precede the birth of a child, which is why Lacan can say that language is there from before the actual moment of birth. It is there in the social structures which are at play in the family and, of course, in the ideals, goals, and histories of the parents. This world of language can hardly be grasped by the newborn and yet it will act on the whole of the child's existence."

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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2003, 01:11:08 PM »
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i would go with kundon

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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2003, 02:55:27 PM »
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Hmmm, I love all the ones you guys mentioned, except I haven't seen Boxcar, and never will. But even though this man is -- in my opinion -- the greatest director ever, I will say there is one movie I wish he never made:

CAPE FEAR


Fucking Spielberg produced it, and it made the most money of all Marty's movies (which is just plain wrong). And there's no reason for the man to do a remake. Fuck. But aside from this (and I've seen them all now), I don't think St Martin has ever made anything less than brilliant.
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2003, 03:05:42 PM »
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Hmmm, I love all the ones you guys mentioned, except I haven't seen Boxcar, and never will. But even though this man is -- in my opinion -- the greatest director ever, I will say there is one movie I wish he never made:

CAPE FEAR


Fucking Spielberg produced it, and it made the most money of all Marty's movies (which is just plain wrong). And there's no reason for the man to do a remake. Fuck. But aside from this (and I've seen them all now), I don't think St Martin has ever made anything less than brilliant.


I dunno... I like his Cape Fear. I find myself constantly defending it, though; seems most people don't care for it, really. I think of it this way: Yes, it wasn't a necessary film to make. But there's enough creativity and personality in it that I'm very drawn in and I find it a really enjoyable experience. It bears much more of the director's style and personality than Psycho or Solaris did, so... even though it probably is a superflous film, I enjoy watching it. Scorsese brought something to it nobody else would have. He makes it his movie.
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"Lacan stressed more and more in his work the power and organizing principle of the symbolic, understood as the networks, social, cultural, and linguistic, into which a child is born. These precede the birth of a child, which is why Lacan can say that language is there from before the actual moment of birth. It is there in the social structures which are at play in the family and, of course, in the ideals, goals, and histories of the parents. This world of language can hardly be grasped by the newborn and yet it will act on the whole of the child's existence."

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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2003, 03:55:17 PM »
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Quote from: SoNowThen
Hmmm, I love all the ones you guys mentioned, except I haven't seen Boxcar, and never will. But even though this man is -- in my opinion -- the greatest director ever, I will say there is one movie I wish he never made:

CAPE FEAR


Fucking Spielberg produced it, and it made the most money of all Marty's movies (which is just plain wrong). And there's no reason for the man to do a remake. Fuck. But aside from this (and I've seen them all now), I don't think St Martin has ever made anything less than brilliant.


huh ?? that is one of the few movies that scared me .

i was never scared of what most people call scarey movies , all though " scarey movie 2" scared me

" ohh my god david cross is in this movie NOOOOOO Why do people cast this guy"

but i digress, cape fear was spooky because of how real it was . deniro  played the stalker pretty fucking scarey.

and i loved the fact that he had him have a chip on his shoulder about his white trash roots , made him all the more scarey

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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2003, 10:00:46 AM »
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Bringing Out the Dead
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2003, 08:49:05 PM »
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new york, new york and his segment of new york stories was pretty fucking bad

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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2003, 09:50:09 PM »
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his segment of new york stories was pretty fucking bad


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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2003, 10:34:22 PM »
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Life Lessons was quite enjoyable. Very pleasant.
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