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Norweigan thriller, Hodejegerne...my favorite film of 2011

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Re: Movie recommendations?

I have seen both of these andthought both excellent. Ritz.
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Re: Movie recommendations

Any suggestions how we can get to see it? It doesn't even have a Wikipedia entry in english...

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English title is Headhunters


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Old 17.01.2012, 10:45
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has anyone seen that new silent movie that so many reviews are raving about

"The Artist" ?
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Re: Movie recommendations

Wow, I'm really surprised how many people loved Drive. I'm genuinely curious - what about it did you enjoy? Other than the boobs?

I would add a vote for Hanna. Watched it without any prior knowledge and thought it was great! Also loved the soundtrack.

Also really enjoyed The Help (drama). It's about racism and slavery in the US and how it impacted lives told from the perspectives of a liberal young white journalist and a black servant.
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Old 17.01.2012, 11:18
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Re: Movie recommendations

Personally, I didn't enjoy Drive - particularly it's content/theme...I thought it was shot well and some good performances but mindless violence seems to be all the fad these days

Haven't seen The Artist but I intend to as I am a big Dujardin fan...just haven't been terribly motivated to see a silent film...However, an actor like Dujardin who is a master of subtlety with his microexpressions seems ideally suited to just such a film
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Old 17.01.2012, 11:20
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has anyone seen that new silent movie that so many reviews are raving about

"The Artist" ?
It's on my list! I really want to see this. It's not on iTunes yet.


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I just watched "I love you Phillip Morris"
I really like this too. Good recommendation.

Wonderful movie! Actually, it's set right before the crisis. But the crisis is not at all relevant.

Another great movie with my favorite actor (Darin) is The Secret in Their Eyes/El secreto de sus ojos, 2009.
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Old 17.01.2012, 11:27
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"The Artist" ?
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It's on my list! I really want to see this. It's not on iTunes yet.

I've heard it's one of those movies that really demands to be viewed on the large screen ( altho it may have been a PR company telling me this )
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Old 17.01.2012, 11:39
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Personally, I didn't enjoy Drive - particularly it's content/theme...I thought it was shot well and some good performances but mindless violence seems to be all the fad these days
The violence actually had an impact and was balanced out by the film's pace. Unlike movies with truly mindless wall-to-wall violence these days, it was shocking when it happened and had the proper effect.
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Wow, I'm really surprised how many people loved Drive. I'm genuinely curious - what about it did you enjoy? Other than the boobs?
Oh yeah, the 15 seconds of background boobs is the reason. Condescending much? The strip club scene is actually a good example of how Drive stands apart from other thrillers. In a more generic movie, it would have been a "thrilling" scene, with the strippers running around and yelling. Instead, they're just sitting there, looking away, pretending that the violence (or potential violence in that case) isn't happening. They know this world, they've lived in it for a while, and they're desensitized to it.

Drive isn't for everyone, I have problems with it, but complaints like these miss the point.

The Artist, however, is lovely and everyone should have fun with it. The dog gives the best performance of any actor this year.
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Old 17.01.2012, 11:41
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I've heard it's one of those movies that really demands to be viewed on the large screen ( altho it may have been a PR company telling me this )
I don't doubt it. But I missed my window of opportunity. It didn't come out in Argentina and it's too late to see it here.

Apparently we can fly to Boston and see at Kendall Square.
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Old 17.01.2012, 11:47
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I don't doubt it. But I missed my window of opportunity. It didn't come out in Argentina and it's too late to see it here.

Apparently we can fly to Boston and see at Kendall Square.
oh ya... Boston in January ... there is something that doesn't entice me !

Kendall Sq in May perhaps, the first sign of spring and the co'ed's just starting to bloom

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The Artist, however, is lovely and everyone should have fun with it. The dog gives the best performance of any actor this year.
do you know the movie series "The Thin Man" ( late 1930's , early 40's ) ?
any comparisons to Asta ?
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Old 17.01.2012, 11:50
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The violence actually had an impact and was balanced out by the film's pace. Unlike movies with truly mindless wall-to-wall violence these days, it was shocking when it happened and had the proper effect.
Oh yeah, the 15 seconds of background boobs is the reason. Condescending much? The strip club scene is actually a good example of how Drive stands apart from other thrillers. In a more generic movie, it would have been a "thrilling" scene, with the strippers running around and yelling. Instead, they're just sitting there, looking away, pretending that the violence (or potential violence in that case) isn't happening. They know this world, they've lived in it for a while, and they're desensitized to it.

Drive isn't for everyone, I have problems with it, but complaints like these miss the point.
My intention was not to be condescending, I really couldn't see what people liked, and boobs was the only thing I could come up with, after the recent boobs thread, but I was hoping to hear more about other aspects.

I also interpreted that scene very differently. To me, it was trying to associate violence with sexuality. That scene could have been shot anywhere, but instead it was violence with nakedness all around it, and to me it seemed like a way to contrast and connect two gutteral reactions that I would prefer to be kept separate. I hate how much violence and sexuality are paired in pop culture. I do agree they could have taken it further in terms of titillating the viewer's eyes, but I'm glad they didn't.

Anyhow, thanks for the response.
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I also interpreted that scene very differently. To me, it was trying to associate violence with sexuality. That scene could have been shot anywhere, but instead it was violence with nakedness all around it, and to me it seemed like a way to contrast and connect two gutteral reactions that I would prefer to be kept separate. I hate how much violence and sexuality are paired in pop culture. I do agree they could have taken it further in terms of titillating the viewer's eyes, but I'm glad they didn't.

Anyhow, thanks for the response.
You also get Christina Hendricks, the red-headed goddess from Mad Men fawned over by teenage boys worldwide, appearing in a role, only for you-know-what to happen to her. The film's only blatantly romantic moment in the elevator is also cut short by the most brutal act of violence I remember in a mainstream movie in years. This movie untittilates constantly, and in the most jarring way possible.

At least the ladies get Ryan Gosling on screen for the entire running time.
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Old 17.01.2012, 13:16
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Oh. I saw Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Much better than the 70s mini-series. I loved the look of the film. The color & lighting, etc were great.
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Just saw Ghost Protocol on IMAX and it was fantastic. Best one of the series.
Fast paced, jaw dropping action sequences and a pure adrenaline fix.
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has anyone seen that new silent movie that so many reviews are raving about

"The Artist" ?
Yes, I thought it was brilliant. Of course, I'm biased being more or less french and it's a french film. The star - Jean Dejardin - has been mostly "funny" up to now, but he turns out to be great in this dramatic role.
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Oh. I saw Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Much better than the 70s mini-series. I loved the look of the film. The color & lighting, etc were great.
That's hard to believe .... How was it (could it be) better than Alec Guiness as Smiley? Perhaps my nostalgia-tinged memory of the original on the BBC is part of the problem, but I think the comments on amazon are in line with my opinion.

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That's hard to believe .... How was it (could it be) better than Alec Guiness as Smiley? Perhaps my nostalgia-tinged memory of the original on the BBC is part of the problem, but I think the comments on amazon are in line with my opinion.
Maybe it just didn't age well. When the movie came out I tried to watch the series & I just couldn't do it. I though it was terrible. The movie I liked though. Gary Oldman is a genius actor as well.
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