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    30th Anniversary Screening of "Chinatown"

    I was privileged to attend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 30th anniversary screening of "Chinatown" last night and wanted to share a bit of the event.

    Prior to the screening of...
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    No you're not...

    ...the only one here....would you like an apple martini? >-| ???
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    Finally on DVD next month....

    A US release of "High Art" on DVD...let's hope there is a director's commentary track on it....really just happy to finally see this one released...it's slated for a July 27th release.
  4. Thread: Mindwalk

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    Mindwalk

    Did anyone appreciate this film as much as I did?
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    Love this film....

    ...and in particular, I love the casting and performance of the grandmother here. Her scene when she takes Victor to the welfare office to give him away, and that turnaround is one of my favorite...
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    I HAVE TO ADMIT

    This remake was boring....and the only reason I purchased it this past weekend is that the copy I got has the original inspiration, "Charade" on the flip side of the DVD....
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    THANKS, OSCAR...

    ...those are GREAT sites....
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    Finally on DVD -- The Chosen

    This is one of my favorite films, and I was truly overjoyed to purchase it on DVD -- Robby Benson stars as an Hasidic Jew in 40's New York -- this is simply a great movie...any fans of this film out...
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    Perfect Pairs

    It's Saturday afternoon and you're set for a weekend "double feature" -- name some favorite perfect pairs -- I'll start:

    "Body Heat" (Kathleen Turner, William Hurt) and "Burnt Money" (Edward...
  10. Thread: My Top 10

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    Re: I like your list as well, Frank

    Thanks for the compliments on my list (this site is great -- it's the intelligent dialogue about film I've so missed since college)...as for "The Wizard of Oz", it's listed because it represents the...
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    Selling Soundtracks

    Any ideas of who might be interested in great soundtracks on vinyl? I have great ones, including Chinatown, Days of Heaven, etc...any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Been There, Done That

    I saw this film on Saturday night here in Los Angeles, and I must say that the sum of the parts are better than the whole.

    True enough, Mr. Eastwood's directorial talents are obvious, but I...
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    Love this movie...

    My favorite exchange from this film happens between Addie and Miss Trixie Delight's maid:

    "You know that kinda white that's on a chicken doodle?"

    "Yeah"

    "That's the kinda white Miss Trixie...
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    MY RECOMMENDATION

    Terence Malick's "Days of Heaven"

    Wonderous filmmaking.
    Beautifully photographed.
    Great soundtrack.
    Hey, it's Terence Malick.

    You'll love it.
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    Continuing our discussion....

    I have the same complaints about both films being in full-frame, but it's been so long in viewing them I was just grateful to be able to see them both again. And yes, I own a copy of Lamerica...
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    Thanks for your response....

    ...and thanks for taking time to look at my favorites. I truly love these films and first viewed both during college, a time I cherish because a University of Nebraska/Lincoln cinema professor...
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    My Top 10

    This film holds up well...I watch it about every 9 months or so, and if you check the scene where James Caan grabs Tuesday Weld from the bar...you'll see "CSI"'s William L. Petersen (as he was known...
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    GET THE SPEECH READY, NICOLE....

    Saw this wonderful film this afternoon and was not let down as I usually am when too much hype surrounds a release. This is a great film on every level, and brought to mind those times when you're...
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    My Top 10

    Here goes, not in any particular order.....

    1. Terence Malick's "Days of Heaven"

    2. Gianni Amelio's "Il Ladro di bambini" (Stolen Children)

    3. The Wizard of Oz

    4. Terence Malick's...
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    Film Discussion Group -- Los Angeles

    I'm interested in starting a Sunday morning first showing discussion group in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles.

    I normally attend the first screening (save a couple of bucks) at The Grove or...
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    Film Discussion Group -- Los Angeles

    I'm interested in starting a Sunday morning first showing discussion group in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles.

    I normally attend the first screening (save a couple of bucks) at The Grove or...
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    My Imdb Review Of Solaris

    I loved the challenge of this movie, and since I just wrote the following review and posted it at IMDB.COM last night, it speaks for how I feel about this film:

    THE BOUNDARIES OF LOVE?

    Why is...
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