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Old 05-11-2011, 10:47 PM   #211
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Not yet, or The Black Dahlia for that matter. Some guys at Slant were heaping praise upon Bonfire, but they're certainly in the minority.
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Don't listen to those idiots.

And The Black Dahlia is garbage. Read the James Ellroy book instead, it's fucking phenomenal and then you can retroactively weep at David Fincher having to leave the project. I would be willing to sacrifice Zodiac to see that almost-film.
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Now that the festival is basically over, these are my most anticipated from Cannes this year now:

1. The Tree of Life
2. Melancholia
3. We Need to Talk About Kevin
4. Once Upon A Time in Anatolia
5. The Day He Arrives
6. Sleeping Beauty
7. Le Havre
8. The Kid with the Bike
9. Tatsumi
10. Wu Xia
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:56 PM   #214
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Don't listen to those idiots.

And The Black Dahlia is garbage. Read the James Ellroy book instead, it's fucking phenomenal and then you can retroactively weep at David Fincher having to leave the project. I would be willing to sacrifice Zodiac to see that almost-film.
What's your favorite out of the Ellroy series?

Zodiac can stay right where it is.

Speaking of Cannes, it's been on my radar, but the glowing reviews of Drive have bolstered my excitement.
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Easily that one, though normally I'm partial to longer books. It's by far the most moving of all of them. It would probably make a list of 20 or so of my favorite novels of all time.

The man can do no wrong in my mind. Not only are all the L.A. Quartet books fantastic, but the Underworld USA trilogy as well, some great historical fiction/conspiracy theory there.
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In the Mouth of Madness was fucking terrifying.
The world needs more HP Lovecraft inspired movies. Well, I do at least.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:38 PM   #217
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Easily that one, though normally I'm partial to longer books. It's by far the most moving of all of them. It would probably make a list of 20 or so of my favorite novels of all time.

The man can do no wrong in my mind. Not only are all the L.A. Quartet books fantastic, but the Underworld USA trilogy as well, some great historical fiction/conspiracy theory there.
Fantastic. I've got a backlog of fiction to get to after This Is Orson Welles (Fahrenheit 451, This Side of Paradise, some H.P. Lovecraft, Dune, to name a few), though I'll certainly add those to the list.

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Good lord, yes. Retroactively imagining it as Carpenter's last film, which in a lot of ways, it sort of is as far as thematic elements and style are concerned, makes it a little better in my mind.

Del Toro will get his In the Mountains of Madness project off of the ground at some point. The deal with Universal, who's lost a ton of money on high-concept projects the past few years, felt too good to be true.
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Dune.
The spice must flow, Jake. Even if it takes several years.
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I'm rollin' like Jodorowsky.
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I thought I made a comment about In The Mouth of Madness in this thread already, but maybe we were also talking about it somewhere else.

Anyways, I just finished watching it, and I didn't love it, but there were certainly a great many parts of it I found terrifying, and I loved the ending.

But, what was really throwing me off, to be perfectly frank, was the way it wore its influences on its sleeve. Am I to understand that this is not an adaptation, but simply a story that wanted to be in a Lovecraftian vein? If so, that's fine, but it felt like it drew too much for both that influence and Stephen King's own Lovecraft inspired works.

Add to that the fact that Carpenter was using this as an apocalypse trilogy just as King used a trio of books to destroy his town of Castle Rock (Hobb's End) and I couldn't help but find myself drawing comparisons all over the place, and that, to an extent, took me out of the film.

Anyways, I don't mean to be such a little bitch about it, I really liked the movie, though not Sam Neill so much, I've preferred him in other roles. I found it pretty damn scary at a lot of moments and that was what I was looking for tonight.

And I only post this in here rather than Random/Review because the movie was being discussed so uh, I'll go ahead and list the Carpenter films I've seen while I'm at it (Warning: I've not seen a shit ton of ones I should have):

Love:
1) The Thing
2) Halloween
3) Big Trouble in Little China

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4) In the Mouth of Madness

Enjoyed:
5) Ghosts of Mars

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6) Christine
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1. Carlito's Way
2. Blow Out
3. Femme Fatale
4. Sisters
5. The Fury
6. Mission to Mars
7. Mission: Impossible
8. The Untouchables
9. Dressed to Kill
10. Snake Eyes
11. Carrie
12. Scarface
13. The Black Dahlia
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1. Carlito's Way
2. Femme Fatale
3. Blow Out
4. Body Double
5. Sisters
6. Phantom of the Paradise
7. The Fury
8. Mission to Mars
9. Dressed to Kill
10. Obsession
11. Mission: Impossible
12. The Untouchables
13. Snake Eyes
14. The Black Dahlia
Took out a couple that I'm going to rewatch shortly.
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Last 10 Movies Watched (In reverse order):

1. Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1988)
2. The Driver (Walter Hill, 1978)
3. House of Wax (Andre de Toth, 1953)
4. Horrible Bosses (Seth Gordon, 2011)
5. Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme, 1984)
6. The Warriors (Walter Hill, 1979) *
7. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Nicholas Meyer, 1982) *
8. Spider-Man 2 (Sam Raimi, 2004) *
9. Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan, 2005) *
10. The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel, 1962)

* - Denotes a rewatch
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5. Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme, 1984)
I'm due for a rewatch of this some time soon.

Just watched Casualties of War btw... very strong. Rewatching Carrie now.
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Which is the way it ought to be.

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