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Ravi

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Reply #105 on: May 17, 2006, 04:03:22 PM
Dammit.


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Reply #106 on: May 17, 2006, 06:23:08 PM
the film's cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro, prefers that Apocalypse Now be exhibited on video at the slightly cropped widescreen ratio of 2.0:1

Why the hell would that be?  Are there C-stands and shit on the edges of the frame?
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Reply #107 on: August 01, 2006, 12:47:16 AM
“Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” - Andy Warhol


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Reply #108 on: August 15, 2006, 11:09:46 PM
Already on my list for Best DVD for the Xixaxies 2007.
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Reply #109 on: August 15, 2006, 11:46:25 PM
Got it today. Amazing.


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Reply #110 on: August 16, 2006, 04:57:09 AM
Got it today. Amazing.
what, no buts?

although I'd have liked the EWS notes to be complete.
I would have expected a better cover for Double Life
It was a rather interesting, albeit failed, experiment.
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Although I generally don't like such obvious send-ups of past genres,

a lot of fun for a home-edited movie.
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the remaining few posts i couldn't be bothered quoting were much the same shit too.
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Reply #111 on: August 16, 2006, 05:15:51 AM
Man, how much time did you spend compiling that?

Anyway, I picked up this DVD today and am looking forward to watching it sometime within the next twelve to eighteen months. I haven't seen the film itself since Redux played on the big screen, so it's due for a revisit. And I can't wait to hear the commentary.


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Reply #112 on: August 16, 2006, 05:18:19 AM
Man, how much time did you spend compiling that?
my playlist went from desperado by the eagles to desperado by johnny cash, so.. between two songs length.
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Reply #113 on: August 16, 2006, 08:16:54 AM
Boy, you're lucky to get anything done when that song is on.

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Reply #114 on: August 16, 2006, 09:15:11 AM

what, no buts?
No. It's that good.


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Reply #115 on: August 29, 2012, 09:13:50 PM
I've come to realise that a majority of cinephile's condemn Coppola's reworked 2001 release Apocalypse Now Redux. I don't understand the hate, The Redux version is a far greater film/odyssey.
People condemn the French Plantation scene for being boring/too long/unnecessary, I think it's one of the best scenes in the film and it works extremely well.

I wanted to find out if I'm in the minority, and which version you guys prefer


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Reply #116 on: August 29, 2012, 09:28:22 PM
I prefer the one with more Brando in it. I'm sure the other one feels like a tighter, more well rounded film, but if I'm watching a Brando movie, I just wanna see more Brando. It's that simple.
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Reply #117 on: August 29, 2012, 09:43:14 PM
My favorite version was actually a kind of mix I read about somewhere, back when I bought the "complete dossier" dvd. i used to watch the redux version on disc 1 and the normal version on disc 2. that meant that I got to see the extended sequences of the helicopter attack and the aftermath of the playboy bunnies in that typhooned camp when they're all crazy and it's all very surreal, and I got the tight version of the rest because I do feel that is there that the redux really drags. I like it but more on a curiosity level, specially the french plantation sequence which goes on for a little too long and has this weird electronic score when martin sheen and the woman fuck.

now with blu ray I prefer the original version. that said, I saw redux 4 times in the theatre when it came out.


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Reply #118 on: August 29, 2012, 10:57:24 PM
Redux all the way...

But I've only seen the Original once.
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Reply #119 on: August 30, 2012, 03:12:40 AM
I also prefer the Redux. Why? Well, it's a little bit more of everything, and the french plantation sequence to me just adds even more to the insanity and tension of it all.
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