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Old 01-13-2007, 07:40 PM   #76
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I am probably one of the few who recognized the King Crimson music.
My friend and I grinned when we heard it. I had not heard that song in...wow, I don't know when.

We also grinned when we heard Radiohead's "Life in a Glasshouse" when Theo first visits Jasper. So it's official...Radiohead, King Crimson, John Lennon and The Rolling Sones stand the test of time.

So yeah, I just saw it and enjoyed it a lot.
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Oh yeah, and "Croupier" was fantastic.
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The 2nd best movie about an archaic London in the future of '06!

Behind V for Vendetta.

I loved this movie so much, you have no idea.
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The 2nd best movie about an archaic London in the future of '06!

Behind V for Vendetta.

I loved this movie so much, you have no idea.
No, I definitely have an idea. This is a life-changing film. So is V for Vendetta. Those are the two best films of the year, and probably the two best of the decade so far as well.
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I loved how this certain music played whenever a character died.

Do you know what music I'm talking about? It's almost this angelic-type of music.
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I loved how this certain music played whenever a character died.

Do you know what music I'm talking about? It's almost this angelic-type of music.

I'll have to listen for that next time I see it. Which should hopefully be Wednesday.
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What a great movie this is!!
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What a great movie this is!!


hmph!! so you went and saw it without me!
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No, I definitely have an idea. This is a life-changing film. So is V for Vendetta. Those are the two best films of the year, and probably the two best of the decade so far as well.
Yes, yes, yes!
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Yes, yes, yes!
I can only think of V for Vendetta when I listen to Knights of Cydonia because of Knights of Venawesome.

Two of the best things of the year for me.

And did anyone else catch the Radiohead song played when Jasper and Theo smoke the Strawberry Cough for the first time?

Life in a Glasshouse
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The soundtrack in Children of Men was unbelievably good. Just one more of the dozens of reason why this film is destined for classic-hood.
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What a great movie this is!!
You never said you wanted to see it!!
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I just saw this yesterday. It was absolutely wonderful! I loved every part of it. It gave me chills! I am going to watch it again soon.
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funny that so many people should mention v for vendetta. a friend of mine also brought up this comparison, and i thought any relations between the two were superficial at best. probably since children of men did everything right that v for vendetta did spectacularly wrong.

v for vendetta struck me as something that a college freshmen who just read 1984 and saw the matrix/fight club way too many times would come up with. the source material is apropros, because it is a comic book dystopia in every sense of the word.

on the other hand, the cinema verite style of children of men gave it the immediacy and visceral impact of newsreel footage. this is what a dystopia should look like: bleak, dirty, shitty. both movies are stylized, but the realistic approach in children of men gave it a resonance and mood that v for vendetta couldn't hope to match. add to that the fact that the characters in children of men were far more believable/human. it struck an emotional connection that made the viewer care about the characters in a way that the other movie did not. it defies expectations at every point where the other one follows movie cliches.

so in summation, children of men : cinematic gold, v for vendetta: cinematic that crusty stuff that collects around your eyes in the morning.
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I thought the direction was excellent, and Clive did a great job. Michael Caine did too.

Maybe I didn't think it was as amazing as I expected given the reviews I read. I think I expected too much Of course it's still quite a movie with some powerful and important messages and symbolism. It sure makes you ponder the future, especially considering the way things are in the present.


i felt the same way.

great filmmaking, but not quite a great film.

all the pieces were there, but there was so much left unexplained and underdeveloped and plot points dropped that it left me more puzzled than anything else.

that said, the final action sequence, the single shot of Theo trying to protect Kee in what was a virtual stand-in for Baghdad/Palestine was astonishing, nearly Speilbergian for the amount of visual information conveyed and the lucidity of the staging, chaotic without ever being incoherent.
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