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« on: November 07, 2003, 02:58:05 PM »
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Darling comes out on DVD very soon, and of course there's McCabe and Mrs. Miller (good) and Billy Liar (wonderful).

I was very impressed with her in the recent Decade Under the Influence on IFC. She was truly a star with integrity, a pretty face but so very much more than that.

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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2003, 03:02:54 PM »
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i love julie christie. she's awesome. i'm currently watching kenneth branagh's hamlet (which is impossible to do in one sitting, i'm convinced) and she's too cool for school
The corpses all hang headless and limp bodies with no surprises and the blood drains down like devil’s rain we’ll bathe tonight I want your skulls I need your skulls I want your skulls I need your skulls Demon I am and face I peel to see your skin turned inside out, ’cause gotta have you on my wall gotta have you on my wall, ’cause I want your skulls I need your skulls I want your skulls I need your skulls collect the heads of little girls and put ’em on my wall hack the heads off little girls and put ’em on my wall I want your skulls I need your skulls I want your skulls I need your skulls

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2003, 03:04:18 PM »
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everything she does in Shampoo is pure gold.


and her cameo in Nashville is cute.


The guy who played Gimli in LOTR said that for the scene where he met Galadriel and he was supposed to be amazed, he just thought of the first time he met Julie Christie. That about sums it up. An uber-babe.
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2003, 03:05:29 PM »
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I was just watching "Don't Look Now" last week. Great performance.

She has "Neverland", "Troy" and the next "Harry Potter" movie coming up.
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2003, 03:28:23 PM »
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and her cameo in Nashville is cute.

And Haven Hamilton's dialogue about her makes me laugh my ass off everytime.
Aside from the films mentioned already, I love her in Doctor Zhivago.

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2003, 04:13:21 PM »
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I was just watching "Don't Look Now" last week. Great performance.

She has "Neverland", "Troy" and the next "Harry Potter" movie coming up.


I saw Don't Look Now recently for the first time, and she is wonderful in that. As a fan of both Roeg and Christie, I was pretty excited for it, and though it's not quite as good as Walkabout, it really is quite a nicely done film. Donald Sutherland is very good, too (it's easy to forget the cachet he had back then).
""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 #6 on: November 07, 2003, 04:16:32 PM »
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that movie has one of the very few truly "beautiful" movie sex scenes in it
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2003, 04:32:01 PM »
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that movie has one of the very few truly "beautiful" movie sex scenes in it


It's also one of the least gratuitous given the film's atmospheric quality, which the sex scene is definitely a part of...
""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 #8 on: November 07, 2003, 04:36:46 PM »
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exactly

as much of a red-blooded chauvanist pig that I am, it really bothers me when there's an unecessary sex scene in a movie

but this was one of those rare times when the mood absolutely demanded it.

godardian, I know you're not a fan of Ebert, but you should really read his review on Don't Look Now, it's one of his high moments...
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2003, 04:45:23 PM »
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exactly
it really bothers me when there's an unecessary sex scene in a movie


I am so with you on that. Whether between a man and a woman, two men, two women, or other combinations, everything can just grind to a halt for no other reason than mere titillation (or, in the case of bad gay/lesbian movies, mere identification/validation) when you can tell someone just decided they needed to throw some skin into a film (assuming the film is not meant to be pornography).

I'd say the sex in Mulholland Drive served a narrative/emotional/tonal purpose, too, and is a good example of a non-gratuitous sex scene.

I may try to track down that Ebert review. I'll read it if it's online.
""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 #10 on: November 07, 2003, 04:52:29 PM »
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go now:

www.suntimes.com/ebert

then click on "great movies"

and it's under the title
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2003, 05:14:07 PM »
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Quote from: SoNowThen
go now:

www.suntimes.com/ebert

then click on "great movies"

and it's under the title


Okay, that was more well-written than I've come to expect from Ebert. Much too much plot-recounting, as usual, but the beginning and end are perceptive.

Edit: I also don't think he mentioned Christie once in the whole piece...
""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 #12 on: November 07, 2003, 07:03:12 PM »
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but the way he describes the scene we were talking about, and its resonance within the plot, he just had a perfect way of putting it...
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2003, 08:49:29 PM »
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i'm currently watching kenneth branagh's hamlet (which is impossible to do in one sitting, i'm convinced)


Actually, it is! I was so enthralled with it when I saw it in the theaters that I didn't even get up to use the bathroom until the intermission. It was really painful, but worth it. Last time I buy a large drink before a four hour movie.

Anyway, Julie Christie is true blue. Anyone see Afterglow? Beautiful stuff there, from her and the rest of the cast too.

 

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