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Reply #15 on: September 16, 2021, 02:07:26 PM
Best thing about Lincoln was when the guy goes ..."Hooow Daaare Yooou..."

That has be like the top of a mountain for an actor, right? To be directed by a legend in a movie about a legend, in full period costume with muttonchops and everything, delivering a line like that, center frame, with a push in.

I should watch it again, I'm sure there's more I should remember...

Meanwhile, I've seen BFG like 5 times. Love it.

Oh, and I'm excited for WSS.
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Reply #16 on: September 18, 2021, 06:19:28 AM
I would personally argue that – excluding The Terminal, which isn't very good – the run from AI to Munich is the pinnacle of Spielberg's career so far. I think a case can be made that all of those movies (AI, Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can, War of the Worlds, Munich) are masterpieces, in their different ways.

I wonder if fatigue from being so consistently awesome explains how he fell so far so fast with the woeful Crystal Skull.


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Reply #17 on: September 18, 2021, 10:43:30 AM
I think The Terminal stinks lol easily his worst. I rewatched Crystal Skull fairly recently and, while it is on the whole quite bad, the first hour or so is sort of watchable. But at a certain point it just descends into CGI hell and there’s no going back.

But yes that run, if not quite the pinnacle for me, is an elongated period of pretty sustained greatness, particularly the first three films. His true pinnacle imo has got to be Raiders through Schindler, the only hiccups being Always - which I have an unironic soft spot for - and Hook. His producer credits from that period too - Back to the Future, Poltergeist, Gremlins, Roger Rabbit, Goonies, etc - help kick it over the top.

Hell, before that, starting with Duel, his only misstep is 1941, which, despite coming up rather short in the laughs department, is still pretty impressively crafted.

What can I say? He’s got talent.



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Reply #18 on: September 18, 2021, 11:08:42 AM
Jesus, Marty is amazing as Jiminy....  :rofl:

And I really liked The Terminal. :therethere:


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Reply #19 on: September 18, 2021, 11:20:04 AM
“Steven, when are ya gonna make THE BIG ONE?” Lolz