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« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2003, 12:11:17 AM »
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i'll have to stick by my preference for disliking scorseses 81-89 work.


Even "Last Temptation Of Christ" and his "New York Stories" segment?
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« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2003, 12:24:05 AM »
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i didnt like christ and i havent seen ny stories yet.
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 #17 on: November 12, 2003, 05:46:40 AM »
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i'll have to stick by my preference for disliking scorseses 81-89 work.


Even "Last Temptation Of Christ" and his "New York Stories" segment?


Also, I like "The King of Comedy" and "The Colour of Money"...
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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2003, 11:56:40 AM »
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i dont. they were okay, but when you consider some of his best works, they feel so beneath him.
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 #19 on: August 24, 2004, 12:15:35 PM »
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i didnt like christ


you knew him?
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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2004, 01:03:35 PM »
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i didnt like christ


you knew him?


He's a little too preachy to me.
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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2004, 10:16:49 PM »
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i didnt like christ


you knew him?

haha, i hope you didnt spend 9 months on that one.  :wink:
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 #22 on: August 25, 2004, 09:26:41 AM »
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i didnt like christ


you knew him?

haha, i hope you didnt spend 9 months on that one.  :wink:


No, but I just watched After Hours.
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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2004, 11:06:57 AM »
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i didnt like christ


you knew him?

haha, i hope you didnt spend 9 months on that one.  :wink:

No, but I just watched After Hours.

Oh, nobody noticed.

Thoughts?

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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2004, 11:13:14 AM »
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let's move on and pretend that it never happened.

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« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2004, 05:11:56 PM »
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i didnt like christ


you knew him?

haha, i hope you didnt spend 9 months on that one.  :wink:

No, but I just watched After Hours.

Oh, nobody noticed.

Thoughts?


I'm very late on this.

I have to admit that as a Martin Scorsese fan, I was very disappointed in After Hours. I've taken a few days since seeing it to try and decide why I feel that way. At first I thought it was because I didn't think Scorsese should be directing a comedy, it's just not his genre. After more thought I realized that I was wrong, since I loved King of Comedy. The problem with After Hours is it lets it's jokes get too big that they deflate. That is the problem with the entire film, everything gets too much, too big that it just crumbles in on itself. This isn't to say that After Hours is a bad film, it's still enjoyable. There are plenty of great moments, but they only last for awhile until they crumble under their own weight. Scorsese does an excellent job with the direction, including a memorable shot of keys being dropped from a high window. The source material of After Hours doesn't seem to be enough to create a great film, no matter who is behind the camera. The end result is an interesting mess by Scorsese, but still a mess.

After Hours *** (out of 5 stars)
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Re: After Hours
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2006, 10:37:27 PM »
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I guess I am going to have to disagree with ther general concensus on here and say that I really liked After Hours. I thought it took a nod from Bunuel in a very good way. I didn't see the film as a comedic mess...because I didn't really see the film as trying to be a comedy. However, I think where the film suffers is in it's ultimate recognition of it's absurdities. I think the film could have been better off if 'Paul' had been more emotionally aloof as opposed to becoming as nuts as he did. Plus his whole yelling at god schpiel didn't work all that well for me. But I still feel that on a whole this is a pretty great movie.

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Re: After Hours
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2006, 02:26:17 AM »
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i didnt like christ

you knew him?
haha, i hope you didnt spend 9 months on that one.  :wink:
No, but I just watched After Hours.
Oh, nobody noticed.

Thoughts?

I'm very late on this.

I have to admit that as a Martin Scorsese fan, I was very disappointed in After Hours. I've taken a few days since seeing it to try and decide why I feel that way. At first I thought it was because I didn't think Scorsese should be directing a comedy, it's just not his genre. After more thought I realized that I was wrong, since I loved King of Comedy. The problem with After Hours is it lets it's jokes get too big that they deflate. That is the problem with the entire film, everything gets too much, too big that it just crumbles in on itself. This isn't to say that After Hours is a bad film, it's still enjoyable. There are plenty of great moments, but they only last for awhile until they crumble under their own weight. Scorsese does an excellent job with the direction, including a memorable shot of keys being dropped from a high window. The source material of After Hours doesn't seem to be enough to create a great film, no matter who is behind the camera. The end result is an interesting mess by Scorsese, but still a mess.

After Hours *** (out of 5 stars)

Nearly 2 years later and I have to disagree with myself to a degree.  While After Hours isn't Scorsese's best, it is certainly an entertaining film.  It is something I often find myself wanting to watch.  I think part of it is changing my expectations, my first viewing of After Hours I was expecting a "Scorsese Film" (Read: Casino, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Mean Streets, etc), instead I was treated with something very different.  Now that I know what to expect, I enjoy After Hours more and more (much like The Last Waltz).
"Talking shit about a pretty sunset
Blanketing opinions that i'll probably regret soon"

 

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