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Old 09-08-2008, 05:20 PM   #76
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Don't forget, Lance, that Star Wars is inspired by a very visual-based approach to storytelling. From there you can segue right into the sweeping vistas and imagery of guys like John Ford and Akira Kurosawa.

There are worse places to start--like the films of Ridley Scott and James Cameron.
I see the point, especially as an entry way. But will an 18 year old in 2008 really connect in the same ways I and LMP did as younglings, or older generations did when it was still fresh and cutting edge? I'm not sure, and thus I'm not sure it's really as essential as everyone here is making it out to be. I mean, why not start with Kurosawa or Ford? I'd argue that they're equally as accessible, and have aged with considerably more grace.
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:37 PM   #77
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There's only three films all three of YLB, Laz, and Lance had in their top 50/30 lists:

Gangs of New York
Apocalypse Now
Vertigo
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three very good movies...

with regards to Apocalypse Now, I'm curious to know what everyone thought of Redux...
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There's only three films all three of YLB, Laz, and Lance had in their top 50/30 lists:

Gangs of New York
Apocalypse Now
Vertigo
2 of those will be in my Top 50.
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I'm taking a tremendous amount of time to organize this in a manner that will make it easier for me to figure out which films I want to see first.
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I prefer the Redux, simply because there's MORE of the film. From what Coppola and Murch claim, they were only cut for reasons of pacing, and in the case of the longer French Plantation sequence, they felt the audience just wasn't going to be down for that long of a detour. But they clearly WANTED it in there. You have to remember they stood to lose a lot of money if the film failed with the critics, the public, etc.

Now one could argue that the film in the extended version doesn't have as good pacing, but my opinion is that once you've experienced the original, Redux isn't as hard to process. It's a richer, fuller film.

So my advice--watch the original first. If you like it, then do the Redux. It was my favorite film before I saw the latter, and remained so afterwards.
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I'd ask GAF to make you a list of his favorite porn, but I'm guessing 4-6 of his top 10 are homemade.

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Any movie with Gary Oldman as the villain.
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In no particular order ....

1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Gangs of New York
3. Fight Club
4. E.T. (that's right mother fuckers, I said it)
5. Cool Hand Luke
6. Terminator II
7. The Godfather II
8. The Departed
9. Wildcats
10. Appaloosa (I gots me a feeling)
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Seriously, the tag line for Appaloosa is "Feelings get you killed."

Awe.
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I prefer the Redux, simply because there's MORE of the film. From what Coppola and Murch claim, they were only cut for reasons of pacing, and in the case of the longer French Plantation sequence, they felt the audience just wasn't going to be down for that long of a detour. But they clearly WANTED it in there. You have to remember they stood to lose a lot of money if the film failed with the critics, the public, etc.

Now one could argue that the film in the extended version doesn't have as good pacing, but my opinion is that once you've experienced the original, Redux isn't as hard to process. It's a richer, fuller film.

So my advice--watch the original first. If you like it, then do the Redux. It was my favorite film before I saw the latter, and remained so afterwards.

I'm of pretty much the same opionion, I will always like the original slightly more because it was my first experience watching it but Redux really did flush it out and made it much more of an experience.
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Any movie with Gary Oldman as the villain.
The Professional ftw...
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Seriously, the tag line for Appaloosa is "Feelings get you killed."

Awe.
Go read the book first. It will take three days, max.
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I'm of pretty much the same opionion, I will always like the original slightly more because it was my first experience watching it but Redux really did flush it out and made it much more of an experience.
I like Redux better as well.

If memory serves, Lance likes the original better, for solid reasons.
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Go read the book first. It will take three days, max.
Fuck reading the book. They're making it with pictures ... that MOVE!

What will they think of next?
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