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Reply #15 on: August 09, 2019, 12:55:57 PM
20th anniversary appreciation of The Limey via ebert.com - a movie I don't hear talked about often enough, long been one of my favorite Soderberghs.


thank you, xixax, for getting me into this film close to a decade ago (holy shit)


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Reply #16 on: August 09, 2019, 05:42:28 PM
The DVD commentary is truly legendary, because Lem Dobbs doesn't even attempt to contain his disgust at Soderbergh degrading his incredibly pedestrian script by making a unique and memorable movie out of it.

And Soderbergh's just like
That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.


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Reply #17 on: August 09, 2019, 06:03:16 PM
That + his Schizopolis self-interview track makes him the King of Commentaries?
If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk

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Reply #18 on: August 13, 2019, 12:22:30 PM
Some probably think the repetion of shots are cheap, and call it cheesy editing, but I find it great; very relaxing.