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Old 02-06-2008, 12:23 AM   #721
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So ... do you guys still actually talk randomly about movies in here?

Because I'd really like to state that Cameron Diaz is a horrible actress.

I watched Gangs of New York again and my feelings about it remain the same: mostly mixed, but still firm in the belief that Cameron Diaz was horribly miscast.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:24 AM   #722
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Great film, IMO, but not a fan of Ms. Diaz at all.

We do talk randomly about movies in here.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:28 AM   #723
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Do you ever watch a movie that you think is just pretty good, but when you think back on it, something particular sticks in your mind and makes you think the movie was better than you really thought it was?

That's Gangs for me. I loved the very ending, with the graves and the changing skyline, and the closing title slams onto the screen and there's a big, grand crescendo of music (even if it wasn't U2, but let's face it - that big swell of music in the film version makes the song seem better than it is).

I kept thinking about how that ending made me feel, and it made me think I had liked the flick more than I really did.
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It's the opposite with that film for me....I dislike the ending, but love the first 90 minutes or so....

But, in general, I know what you mean.
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Ha! Yeah, I'm weird like that.

I just found something moving about it. Then again, I often fall prey to sentimental stuff like that. Which probably explains why I like a lot of Spielberg's films.
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I like Spielberg, but, some of his endings almost ruin his films for me. You're not weird, we just disagree on which portions of Gangs we like best....I thought the grave scene was horrible, you liked it, that's all. I agree with the principle that sometimes a film can end so well that I'll forgive earlier issues...but the reverse can happen as well.
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I think the ending is a little hamfisted, but I agree with Cori in that I LOVE the way those credits come flying out like a bar of old-fashioned type. It's a perfect homage to the pulp and operatic gestures of Samuel Fuller & Sergio Leone. Also agreed on Hands; that electric guitar gives balls to a song that doesn't really have any on the proper released version. Which reminds me: I really need to rip the one in the film off my DVD.

As for Diaz, I don't think she was phenomenal, but she had a couple really nice scenes. The dance, that scene in the alley where her and Leo fight with the knife--perfect tension there, and near the end where she begs him not to go back and fight Bill. While I don't have a problem with Leo in this film per se, I think he's more guilty of failing to carve out a distinct personality. He's on a revenge mission, is tempted by Bill's charisma, but still goes back to his original intention. He doesn't get the defining monologue that Bill or Jenny does, which is a shame.

And to keep this on topic, do you think if Lance's Mom were around during these times, she'd be one of this hookers who kill their johns and take the money?
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Laz, I have a copy of that version of Hands if you'd like to send.
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I think the ending is a little hamfisted, but I agree with Cori in that I LOVE the way those credits come flying out like a bar of old-fashioned type. It's a perfect homage to the pulp and operatic gestures of Samuel Fuller & Sergio Leone. Also agreed on Hands; that electric guitar gives balls to a song that doesn't really have any on the proper released version. Which reminds me: I really need to rip the one in the film off my DVD.

As for Diaz, I don't think she was phenomenal, but she had a couple really nice scenes. The dance, that scene in the alley where her and Leo fight with the knife--perfect tension there, and near the end where she begs him not to go back and fight Bill. While I don't have a problem with Leo in this film per se, I think he's more guilty of failing to carve out a distinct personality. He's on a revenge mission, is tempted by Bill's charisma, but still goes back to his original intention. He doesn't get the defining monologue that Bill or Jenny does, which is a shame.

And to keep this on topic, do you think if Lance's Mom were around during these times, she'd be one of this hookers who kill their johns and take the money?
I need a copy of that version of Hands as well.

Lance's Mom always struck me as more of a bartering type...but I definitely think she'd kill after mating.
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Well, I removed the Leo narration with an mp3 trimmer. It just starts when the drums come in, a little abrupt but without the baggage.

Now it's listenable.

I still can't believe they axed Edge's electric guitar part. Totally saves this song. And when Bono does come in, it's more stripped-down then the release version and isn't so overproduced.
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