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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dbcooper » 12 Dec 2017, 07:24

Andrew wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 07:12
dbcooper wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 07:00
Every few years I watch Silence of the Lambs as a reminder of how bad it is, and how stupid Mann doubters are.
Manhunter is the only blu-ray I own. The only movie at all, actually.
Hell yeah dude.

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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dbcooper » 12 Dec 2017, 07:56

It's so fucking over-rated.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by the innominate one » 12 Dec 2017, 08:04

dbcooper wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 07:56
It's so fucking over-rated.
Silence of the Lambs?
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dbcooper » 12 Dec 2017, 08:07

the innominate one wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 08:04
dbcooper wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 07:56
It's so fucking over-rated.
Silence of the Lambs?
Obviously! Horrible movie, garbage.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by the innominate one » 12 Dec 2017, 08:12

When I rewatched it years after its release and just after reading the novel, I thought it wasn't as great as the hype at the time it came out and that Anthony Hopkins was overrated and clownish in it. However, I didn't like Manhunter either.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dbcooper » 12 Dec 2017, 08:17

I like you, but you are a film moron.

Manhunter is the best film of your horrible country's future.
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Post by the innominate one » 12 Dec 2017, 08:38

That's true. I'm not much for movies.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 12 Dec 2017, 11:05

dbcooper wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 07:00
Every few years I watch Silence of the Lambs as a reminder of how bad it is, and how stupid Mann doubters are.
This too far, but the film would be much improved with Brian Cox as Lecter. Hopkins is way over the top and ushered in the annoying age of the super genius serial killer which is finally almost over. Manhunter is a much better movie.

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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Andrew » 12 Dec 2017, 13:21

Speaking of shit on blu-ray, I thought I remembered reading that there were issues in the colors in To Live and Die in LA. Is this accurate? I searched here and on the Googe but couldn't find anything.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 12 Dec 2017, 14:25

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 11:05
dbcooper wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 07:00
Every few years I watch Silence of the Lambs as a reminder of how bad it is, and how stupid Mann doubters are.
This too far, but the film would be much improved with Brian Cox as Lecter. Hopkins is way over the top and ushered in the annoying age of the super genius serial killer which is finally almost over. Manhunter is a much better movie.
Well, 1991 was a weak year for movies and the Oscar nominations in most categories were weak. I'd say it's a toss-up between Foster and Geena Davis for Best Actress and Hopkins and Robin Williams for Best Actor. In the latter category, both were "over the top" performances and it's a matter of taste whether a more restrained Lecter would have been better. I haven't watched the movie in years, so I'm not going to express an opinion on how well it has held up, but the only movie that I'd say should have given it a run for the money, The Fisher King, wasn't even nominated. I think it's a fluke that it swept the Big Five, but it was by no means the most absurd Oscar Best Picture winner. (Amadeus would be my off-the-cuff nomination.)

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Post by dhex » 12 Dec 2017, 14:26

Amadeus is hot garbage.
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Post by Warren » 12 Dec 2017, 14:36

Amadeus is wonderful.
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Post by dhex » 12 Dec 2017, 15:27

it's as faithful to the source material as starship troopers!
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 12 Dec 2017, 15:37

dhex wrote:
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it's as faithful to the source material as starship troopers!
Starship Troopers is great!

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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dbcooper » 12 Dec 2017, 15:52

Andrew wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 13:21
Speaking of shit on blu-ray, I thought I remembered reading that there were issues in the colors in To Live and Die in LA. Is this accurate? I searched here and on the Googe but couldn't find anything.
1st blu-ray release is fine. Recent one is fucked up.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dbcooper » 12 Dec 2017, 15:57

Silence of the Lambs is so very, very bad. I challenge any of you to name a single redeeming feature.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Warren » 12 Dec 2017, 16:00

dbcooper wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 15:57
Silence of the Lambs is so very, very bad. I challenge any of you to name a single redeeming feature.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dbcooper » 12 Dec 2017, 16:02

LOL! From her terrible accent to her phony earnest good girl schtick, she is so awful.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by the innominate one » 12 Dec 2017, 16:09

Is your problem with her acting or the character?
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dbcooper » 12 Dec 2017, 16:09

the innominate one wrote:
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Is your problem with her acting or the character?
Both are truly dire.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Warren » 12 Dec 2017, 16:09

dbcooper wrote:
12 Dec 2017, 16:02
LOL! From her terrible accent to her phony earnest good girl schtick, she is so awful.
Nope. She inspired someone to take a shot at the POTUS. She gets lifetime pass.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dbcooper » 12 Dec 2017, 16:12

Watch it again. Horrible performance.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dbcooper » 12 Dec 2017, 16:12

Chicago Tribune, Gene Siskel

Billed as one of the most frightening, depraved films ever made. Would that it were so. Instead, this is a case of much ado about nothing.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Warren » 12 Dec 2017, 16:22

If the movie were not so well made, indeed, it would be ludicrous. Material like this invites filmmakers to take chances and punishes them mercilessly when they fail. That's especially true when the movie is based on best-selling material a lot of people are familiar with. ("The Silence of the Lambs" was preceded by another Thomas Harris book about Hannibal Lecter, which was made into the film "Manhunter.") The director, Jonathan Demme, is no doubt aware of the hazards but does not hesitate to take chances. His first scene with Hopkins could have gone over the top, and in the hands of a lesser actor almost certainly would have. But Hopkins is in the great British tradition of actors who internalize instead of overacting, and his Hannibal Lecter has certain endearing parallels with his famous London stage performance in "Pravda," where he played a press baron not unlike Rupert Murdoch. There are moments when Hopkins, as Lecter, goes berserk, but Demme wisely lets a little of this go a long way, so that the lasting impression is of his evil intelligence.

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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dbcooper » 12 Dec 2017, 16:26

Hopkins is in the great British tradition of actors who internalize instead of overacting
:lol:

Ebert was such a fucking dunce.
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