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Old 02-13-2008, 08:19 PM   #841
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Okay, fair enough. Thank you.

No Robert Duvall drags it down for me already. Tom's my favorite character.
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Okay, fair enough. Thank you.

No Robert Duvall drags it down for me already. Tom's my favorite character.
There are a lot of plot threads and moments in Part III that I enjoy more than much of Part II, but it cannot be denied that the lack of both Duvall and Caan, as well as the casting of Andy Garcia really hurt Part III as far as characters go. And yes, I realize Caan was absent for Part II as well, but he did pop up at the very end, and Part II had De Niro, young Pacino, and Cazale to pick up the slack.

And both sequels pale in comparison for a good part because of the lack of Brando's otherworldly presence.
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Okay, fair enough. Thank you.

No Robert Duvall drags it down for me already. Tom's my favorite character.

Yeah, but it had a great poster:

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That is a good poster.

Reminds me of this

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Those are both great posters.

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There are a lot of plot threads and moments in Part III that I enjoy more than much of Part II, but it cannot be denied that the lack of both Duvall and Caan, as well as the casting of Andy Garcia really hurt Part III as far as characters go. And yes, I realize Caan was absent for Part II as well, but he did pop up at the very end, and Part II had De Niro, young Pacino, and Cazale to pick up the slack.

And both sequels pale in comparison for a good part because of the lack of Brando's otherworldly presence.
Pacino's a force in Part II... not as great as Brando in the original, but he's up there.

Garcia was the only cast member to get an Oscar nod that year... and Ghost was nominated for Best Picture, too, so good job, Oscar voters.
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And both sequels pale in comparison for a good part because of the lack of Brando's otherworldly presence.

That's really what prevents me from saying Part II is better than the original, even if I think Coppola's directorial work on the sequel is more accomplished.

That they were even to make a good film without his presence is pretty fucking amazing. That most feel it is in the same league as the first, even moreso.

What's funny is that the first film only won three Oscars, while it was Part II that totally cleaned up. Against Chinatown, no less.
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Speaking of movies vs. The Godfather at the Oscars, I just finished Sleuth (Olivier and Caine) and Murder on the Orient Express from the TCM Marathon.

I loved Sleuth... fuck, it was brilliant. Orient Express had a great cast and story (Connery, Albert Finney, Norman Bates, John Gielgud, Basil from Austin Powers, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall), but it didn't grab me as much as Sleuth did. Both were sharp murder mysteries though.

I'd go into greater detail about Sleuth, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it.
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That is a good poster.

Reminds me of this


Holy shit! And I thought I was so lucky to find a used copy of the Extended Cut a few months ago.

Look at these features:

* - All-new, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro
* - All-new, restored high-definition digital transfer of the extended television version
* - Audio commentary featuring director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Mark Peploe, and composer-actor Ryuichi Sakamoto
* - The Italian Traveler: Bernardo Bertolucci, a 53-minute film by Fernand Moszkowicz tracing the director's geographic influences, from Parma to China
* - Video images taken by Bertolucci while on preproduction in China
* - The Chinese Adventure of Bernardo Bertolucci, a 52-minute documentary that revisits the film's making
* - A new, 47-minute documentary featuring Storaro, editor Gabriella Cristiana, costume designer James Acheson, and art director Gianni Silvestri
* - A 66-minute BBC documentary exploring Bertolucci's creative process and the making of The Last Emperor
* - A 30-minute interview with Bertolucci from 1989
* - A new interview with composer David Byrne
* - A new interview with Ian Buruma examining the historical period of the film
* - Theatrical trailer
* - PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by David Thomson, interviews with production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti and actor Ying Ruocheng, a reminiscence by Bertolucci, and an essay and production-diary extracts from Fabien S. Gerard



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Apparently Bertolucci wasn't really behind the longer cut, but I saw it in the theatre in Paris, and it was just more brilliance.

One of the most deserving Best Picture winners in history.
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Seriously. That nearly makes me tinkle a little. I haven't seen the film, but it way high on the list, and this is the DVD I want to pick up when I can afford it.
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Speaking of movies vs. The Godfather at the Oscars, I just finished Sleuth (Olivier and Caine) and Murder on the Orient Express from the TCM Marathon.

I loved Sleuth... fuck, it was brilliant. Orient Express had a great cast and story (Connery, Albert Finney, Norman Bates, John Gielgud, Basil from Austin Powers, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall), but it didn't grab me as much as Sleuth did. Both were sharp murder mysteries though.

I'd go into greater detail about Sleuth, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it.

Man, I should really look at that schedule and give you some suggestions. Should have thought of that before. Are you recording stuff too, or just catching shit while it's on?
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Man, I should really look at that schedule and give you some suggestions. Should have thought of that before. Are you recording stuff too, or just catching shit while it's on?
I'm recording, here's what I have DVR'd from the marathon:

The Odd Couple
Stand by Me
Lolita
Citizen Kane (I have it on VHS... but I'd rather watch this one)
Sunrise
The War of the Worlds ('50s)
Forbidden Planet
Network (next on my list)
Some Like It Hot
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Others saved on DVR:
Butch Cassidy...
All the President's Men
Annie Hall
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Hannah and Her Sisters
Frenzy
The 39 Steps
They Live
The Insider
The Ballad of Jack and Rose
His Girl Friday
Mean Streets
Bridge on the River Kwai
The Science of Sleep
After Hours
Born on the Fourth of July
Charade
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
JFK
The Public Enemy
The China Syndrome
The Warriors
The Red Violin
Tombstone (already seen)
Frankenstein
Suspicion
To Catch a Thief
Bride of Frankenstein
Cool Hand Luke
Notorious
Torn Curtain
Dial M for Murder
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Stewart)
Shadow of a Doubt
The Trouble with Harry

I've got about 12 hours left of space.
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So, who's already bought their tickets?
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I've never seen Sleuth, or The Last Emperor.



Ok, it's time to go watch Moonraker. Just read that Michael Lonsdale, who is in The Day of the Jackal (A film I love, and a great book) and Ronin (A silly film I like anyway), is in this. I legitimately do not remember Moonraker if Lonsdale was in it and that's now news to me.
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