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« on: January 08, 2003, 05:00:27 PM »
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Ok, ok... I'm from Portugal, which means I'm not going to see this movie until March or something. And I've been reading some mixed reviews about it. Some rave, some get disappointed. I wanted to know about the fans opinions... Is it any good (note that I'll see it anyway)
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2003, 05:04:52 PM »
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Damn Damn Damn, haven't seen the same topic on the other section of this. Sorry sorry sorry
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2003, 05:11:55 PM »
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Damn, I thought I had my first redirect there for a sec.  :x
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2003, 05:24:53 PM »
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Ooooooohhhhhh..... I saw it in time. eheh... It's just that I'm still warming up on this new great site... weeeeeeee  :lol:
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2003, 06:29:00 PM »
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Is it me or was it totally obvious where scorsese was forced to cut scenes for time. For instance, the first fight scene, it had a gread build up then it goes into this corny strobe effect then this very corny new age rock music shit. This didnt feel like a scorsese moment at all, rather a montage of a once terrific scene.

Next is the whole intercutting of Amsterdam coming back and Bill the Butcher talking to Tweed. Felt a little akward.

But for all those negative things there was about 10 positive things. The end was very powerful and struck a chord with me. I dunno what it was. Well done.

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2003, 09:30:05 PM »
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I have a friend who works in the film industry that says Gangs' original running time was about 3 hours and 40 minutes, or something along those lines, and Miramax made him cut it. So you probably noticed right.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2003, 10:59:18 PM »
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I would think that a director like Scorsese would be entitled to final cut..that's tragic to endless degrees....i hope that one day the 3 hours and 40 minutes version sees the light of day.

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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2003, 11:04:00 PM »
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Scorsese doesnt believe in directors cuts, he says what you see in the theatres is what you get. Damnit

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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2003, 11:26:25 PM »
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HAh...you would think a studio making him chop off what, an hour and 40 minutes would make him change his mind about that.

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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2003, 12:39:14 AM »
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anyone else see the weird color changes midway through a couple of scenes??? i thought it was quite strange.

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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2003, 03:56:50 AM »
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Can we keep blaming everything we don't like about the film on its brush with corporate Miramax.  I think if Scorsese wasn't happy with the cut of the film that is in theaters, it wouldn't have been released until it was the cut he wanted.  Wasn't that why it had been 'coming soon' for about 2 years before it was finally released?  

As for my opinion of the film, I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I loved the opening battle (especially the strobe effect) and the end.  I also thought Daniel Day-Lewis was incredible.  I did think the character flashbacks were a little out of place, though.

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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2003, 09:29:20 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2003, 03:48:10 PM »
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i dunno bout that strobe effect, pretty shitty if you ask me.

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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2003, 08:47:59 PM »
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so did anyone else get the weird color changes in the middle of a couple scenes???

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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2003, 09:17:12 PM »
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Quote from: xerxes
so did anyone else get the weird color changes in the middle of a couple scenes???


i think i know what you mean. that happened to me during jeepers creepers too. im not sure about this but i was told that this is due to the film being printed on different stocks. the print(s) thats playing in the theatre, not from when it was originally shot.

 

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