Started by kotte, October 13, 2003, 04:16:45 AM
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Quote from: Pas RapportQuote from: OnomatopoeiaI wouldn't waste your time on Chinatown. Rather boring except for two scenes: the nose thing and the fish thing. If you do decide to see it, you'll know what I mean for both of 'em. An overrated film from an overrated director.This is plain exagaration. I can understand you don't like the movie, but still, a waste of time ?! Watching Mortal Kombat : Annihilation is a waste of time. Not Chinatown. That was just a stupid thing to say.
Quote from: OnomatopoeiaI wouldn't waste your time on Chinatown. Rather boring except for two scenes: the nose thing and the fish thing. If you do decide to see it, you'll know what I mean for both of 'em. An overrated film from an overrated director.
Quote from: SoNowThenBlood SimpleThe Big Lebowski........ and Chinatown is amazing.
Quote from: MacGuffinBut "L.A. Confidential" and "Seven" are police detectives.
QuoteBoth the preview version and the theatrical release are available on DVD. The running times of each are similar but there are actually over 20m of differences between the two versions - the impact of the changes is to beef up the Bogart/Bacall romance angle and make it much sexier. The preview version comes across as much duller than the better-known theatrical release print which has been made a genuine classic by the re-shooting and re-editing. The major differences are:preview version has extra footage of Bogart searching Geiger's house where he has found Bacall's sister in a drugged state. This doesn't reveal any new information and was deleted for pacing reasons in the theatrical print. preview version has different footage when Bogart takes the drugged sister back to her mansion. Theatrical print removes some of this and replaces it with a new scene set in Bacall's bedroom in which she and Bogie exchange some great, racy dialogue. This new scene considerably alters the tone of the film.preview version has a scene in which Bacall visits Bogie's office wearing a veil and they talk a lot. Bacall's agent particularly objected to this veil. The theatrical print removes the scene entirely and replaces it with a new one with the couple set in a restaurant which has much sexier dialogue and innuendo (to do with racehorses among other things).the preview version has a long-ish dialogue scene in the DA's office which explains a lot of the plot details although it goes on too long and slows the film's pace. Scene has been removed entirely from the theatrical print. the theatrical print has an additional scene in which Bacall's psycho sister tries to seduce Bogie in his apartment. He rebuffs her. This scene was in the original novel and is important in explaining who really killed the chauffeur. In the preview print, the absence of this scene makes it unclear why Bogie knows that the sister is a psychopath at the finale. the scene in which Bogie is tied up with Bacall and Eddie Mars' wife was completely re-shot for the theatrical release with a different actress playing Mars' wife. The theatrical release edit emphasizes the Bacall/Bogie pairing more and has additional close-ups of Bacall.
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