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LA Confidential - Curtis Hanson  (1998)

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Jackie Brown - Quentin Tarantino (1997)

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Back in the late 1980's early 1990's I went through a big Cornell Woolrich phase.  I read a bunch of his books with such alluring titles as Night Has A Thousand Eyes, The Bride Wore Black, Waltz Into Darkness, The Black Curtain, and The Black Path of Fear.  This film was loosely based on that last novel.  It begins, as these things will, with a down on his luck war veteran stumbling into a job as chauffeur for a mobster type with a beautiful, oppressed wife.  Vet/chauf naturally falls in love with the dame and hatches a plan that will whisk them both off to carefree Cuba.  "What could go wrong?", you may ask.  "MURDER", the movie answers.  The first two-thirds of the film are pretty good, but the final third takes a pretty radical departure from the book and was very much WTF? viewing for me.  Still, there are some interesting and, at times, compelling touches throughout.  Robert Cummings is, as usual, a bland tower of oatmeal.  Peter Lorre is very good, not overdoing it but always providing a sense of impending violence.  I've never heard of Steve Cochran, but he was very good as the bad guy.

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An Inspector Calls - Guy Hamilton (1954)

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Traffic - Steven Soderbergh (2000)

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Too Big To Fail - Curtis Hanson (2011)

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Amazing Grace - Sydney Pollack (2018)

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Incandescent, intense and absolutely inspiring. A must see.

Yesterday - Danny Boyle (2019)

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From the sublime Aretha to the ridiculous, worst ever Danny Boyle film.

Without the music this would have been nothing, with embarrassingly squirmish dialogue and facepalm attempts at humour. Just my opinion, of course.

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Pollack is one of the reasons Amazing Grace hasn't made it to the big screen until now. He neglected to bring clapper boards -- necessary to synchronize sound and picture -- to the filming so the film basically sat in the can until producer Alan Elliott, through the use of digital technology, managed to sync up the sound and film in 2010.  The other principal reason was Aretha herself but after she died her executor cut a deal with Elliott so the film could come out. 

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1 hour ago, Brad said:

Pollack is one of the reasons Amazing Grace hasn't made it to the big screen until now. He neglected to bring clapper boards -- necessary to synchronize sound and picture -- to the filming so the film basically sat in the can until producer Alan Elliott, through the use of digital technology, managed to sync up the sound and film in 2010.  The other principal reason was Aretha herself but after she died her executor cut a deal with Elliott so the film could come out. 

I knew there had been major problems synchronizing the image and sound, that had only been overcome recently.

I'm just glad someone put this out. Of course I've had the record since it's release but seeing it is a whole new level of involvement.

Does anyone know anything about the energetic choir leader , Alexander Hamilton ?

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Is it allowed for a sixty year old to really, really, enjoy this film? It's a fun film to watch.

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