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> Cinemexperience: part deux., Some more filums you saw.
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post Mar 24 2010, 09:48 AM
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I found it upsetting, but no more so than any other similar war film. Then again, that may have been because I kept remembering the discussion from Friends about Bambi, which did alleviate the otherwise palpable sadness.

"You didn't cry when Bambi's mother died?"
"Yes, it was very sad when the guy stopped drawing the deer."

I haven't watched it since, though.

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post Mar 24 2010, 10:00 AM
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Doubt (2008)

Very good and impeccably performed - the last line of dialogue however is unintentionally hilarious and could have come from a Tropic Thunder spoof trailer.

The visual metaphors are a bit clunky too - I wonder if it was subtler as a play?

I loved the bonnets.
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post Mar 24 2010, 10:21 AM
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QUOTE (Zoe @ Mar 24 2010, 10:00 AM) *
Doubt (2008)

Very good and impeccably performed - the last line of dialogue however is unintentionally hilarious and could have come from a Tropic Thunder spoof trailer.


That is fucking hilarious. When we had it at my place last year, we took to shouting it when someone wasn't sure about something.

I also really like the line about how nuns fall over just like dominoes.
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post Mar 24 2010, 10:39 AM
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Oh lots of it is intentionally very funny ("... and cut your nails!"), but that last line is a real honker.
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post Mar 24 2010, 10:43 AM
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QUOTE (Zoe @ Mar 24 2010, 10:39 AM) *
Oh lots of it is intentionally very funny ("... and cut your nails!"), but that last line is a real honker.


Definitely, John Patrick Shanley is clearly a very witty guy (he did write and direct Joe Versus The Volcano, after all), I meant to say that the "dominoes" line was just funny, rather than silly and overwrought like the ending is.
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post Mar 24 2010, 11:44 AM
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post Mar 24 2010, 12:03 PM
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QUOTE (Llama @ Mar 24 2010, 01:57 AM) *
^ Reviews like this are why this DVD remains unopened in my collection. There's never a day I feel up to watching it, even though I do want to.


I've had it on DVD since it came out, similarly unopened. I had already seen it once, and as yet (about 7 years later), once remains enough times.

I don't know how much of it is actually bad, and how much of it is me remembering it as being bad.

Alice in Wonderland - I was thinking about Tim Burton and how by-the-numbers he is in many ways, but lucky for him those numbers are all awesome. Ditto for Danny Elfman, who is on top-form in this one.

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post Mar 24 2010, 12:41 PM
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QUOTE (Llama @ Mar 24 2010, 08:57 AM) *
^ Reviews like this are why this DVD remains unopened in my collection. There's never a day I feel up to watching it, even though I do want to.


That was pretty much my attitude as well (and I've currently got the same problem with unwatched copies of Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan), but I would say it is worth it.

QUOTE (maian @ Mar 24 2010, 09:48 AM) *
I found it upsetting, but no more so than any other similar war film.


A film has to work very hard for me to find it moving. For the most part I didn't think this was, but it was the end that got me, with the boy cremating his sister, and then their two ghosts looking down on modern day Kobe. Looking back over the film afterwards, I think it is a more tragic story than it first seems on an initial viewing.

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I haven't watched it since, though.


I think I will do, but I'm not sure when at this point.
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Did you know it's based on a true story, too?

The only difference is only the girl died in reality, and the boy grew up never forgiving himself for her death. He spent his entire life feeling responsible, and wrote her story, Grave for a Firefly as an apology to her.

The thing that I do think is a little weird is that the sweets she has a tin of are a real product, and occasionally they've used an image of her as a promotional device on the tin.



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As a child I disliked all those manga style French cartoons because they had an air of bleak sadness about them, even Dogtanian and the Muskahounds in my mind. It was something about how they drew the bruises. Ultimately this hardened me to the plight of Manga faced individuals, which may explain my lack of empathy for the characters in Graveyard of the Fireflys and my love of Hentai. If they produced Belle and Sebastian porn I'd consider watching it.

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QUOTE (empathy-with-beast @ Mar 24 2010, 01:03 PM) *
It was something about how they drew the bruises.


I know exactly what you mean. And the gnashing teeth. And slow-mo clinky noise jumping through the air and/or off the bottom stair.

I've always found manga faces to be disturbing. It's the massive Frank Sidebottom eyes and noses.
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QUOTE (Raven @ Mar 24 2010, 12:41 PM) *
That was pretty much my attitude as well (and I've currently got the same problem with unwatched copies of Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan), but I would say it is worth it.

I will watch it some day, just a case of finding the right time. By the sounds of things if I watched it when I was already feeling a bit blue (a common time for me to stick a film on) I might end up topping myself.
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QUOTE (empathy-with-beast @ Mar 24 2010, 01:03 PM) *
As a child I disliked all those manga style French cartoons because they had an air of bleak sadness about them, even Dogtanian and the Muskahounds in my mind. It was something about how they drew the bruises. Ultimately this hardened me to the plight of Manga faced individuals, which may explain my lack of empathy for the characters in Graveyard of the Fireflys and my love of Hentai. If they produced Belle and Sebastian porn I'd consider watching it.

I always liked the bleakness of Ulysses, even as a child. So much of it was not very much happening in the lonely void of space interspersed with acts of cruelty from the Gods. I can't remember any bruises but there was lots of children being held prisoner.

As for Hentai, or any cartoon porn, I just don't get it. They're drawings!!!
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QUOTE (GundamGuy_UK @ Mar 24 2010, 12:55 PM) *
Did you know it's based on a true story, too?


I was reading that on Wikipedia this morning.

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That's a tad surreal.

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As a child I disliked all those manga style French cartoons because they had an air of bleak sadness about them, even Dogtanian and the Muskahounds in my mind. It was something about how they drew the bruises. Ultimately this hardened me to the plight of Manga faced individuals, which may explain my lack of empathy for the characters in Graveyard of the Fireflys and my love of Hentai. If they produced Belle and Sebastian porn I'd consider watching it.


I hated those cartoons as a kid, especially Dogtanian, but they never put me of Anime in general.

Odd that you should call it Graveyard too, I thought it was called that for a long time as well!
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I loved all those cartoons as a kid. Especially Dogtanian!

QUOTE (Serafina_Pekkala @ Mar 24 2010, 02:13 PM) *
I know exactly what you mean. And the gnashing teeth. And slow-mo clinky noise jumping through the air and/or off the bottom stair.

I've always found manga faces to be disturbing. It's the massive Frank Sidebottom eyes and noses.

My ex used to tell me I looked a lot like a manga character - I think it's because a lot of women in manga have short spiky hair.
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