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« on: May 02, 2004, 03:04:38 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2004, 03:23:52 AM »
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No need for visual defense to me...even before the second viewing of this film, which cemented for me its status as a masterpiece, the imagery was enough to win me over completely.

You're missing my personal favorite, aside from the moonlight meeting with Lady Lyndon: the funeral procession (although I suppose its beauty would be lost in part by lack of motion).

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2004, 03:38:52 AM »
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Gorgeous movie.  I suddenly wanna see it again.

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2004, 05:04:14 AM »
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No need for visual defense to me...

I thought that was the joke!
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2004, 08:59:24 AM »
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You're missing my personal favorite, aside from the moonlight meeting with Lady Lyndon: the funeral procession (although I suppose its beauty would be lost in part by lack of motion).

Yes, and its beauty is also in the abrupt but perfect cut from the death bed scene, and the sudden blast of the theme song. It really is one of the most perfect moments of the movie.

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I thought that was the joke!

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2004, 09:11:50 AM »
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Great movie.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2004, 12:12:50 PM »
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yet to see it.  Kubrick is so hit and miss for me.  It's on my 'to watch' list though, along with dozens more.
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2004, 12:19:47 PM »
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You're missing my personal favorite, aside from the moonlight meeting with Lady Lyndon: the funeral procession (although I suppose its beauty would be lost in part by lack of motion).

Yes, and its beauty is also in the abrupt but perfect cut from the death bed scene, and the sudden blast of the theme song. It really is one of the most perfect moments of the movie.

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No need for visual defense to me...

I thought that was the joke!

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Hahaha, I was gonna say the same thing as GB.

This wonderful movie also features the two greatest handheld shots ever...
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2004, 08:29:48 PM »
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No need for visual defense to me...even before the second viewing of this film, which cemented for me its status as a masterpiece, the imagery was enough to win me over completely.

You're missing my personal favorite, aside from the moonlight meeting with Lady Lyndon: the funeral procession (although I suppose its beauty would be lost in part by lack of motion).


Yeah, I didn't realize it was in need of defense either. It DID win an Oscar for Best Cinematography. As per the funeral, the best part is that if you watch closely, the camera focus is actually on Lady Lyndon and HER grief, not Barry.
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2004, 11:25:51 PM »
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Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2004, 11:55:41 PM »
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Translation: I hated this movie.

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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2004, 10:14:20 AM »
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I'm not surprised, as he seems to be jerking off over its antithesis: Kill Bill.
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2004, 12:04:46 AM »
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Translation: I hated this movie.

oh sorry.  i must've fallen asleep on my keyboard just remembering watching that movie!
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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2004, 03:35:38 AM »
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This is an amazing movie and really needs no defense at all.

It is also a unique Kubrick movie in that it is his most sentimental. This is a dimension Kubrick really avoided in his other films, but here he really revels in it---And he does it with the best of them.

Just look at this juxtaposition:

 This is a scene that almost brings me tears every time I watch Lyndon. It's almost so over the top, so insanely loaded,  that it borders on ridiculousness, but somehow Kubrick makes it work. And boy is it effective.


This...

(Why does he focus on Brian's party so long? Why does he hang on this shot? This is why:)

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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2004, 06:09:36 AM »
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This is an amazing movie and really needs no defense at all.

for the hundredth time, that's the joke.

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