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4 hours ago, Marzz said:

How is this kinuta? I wasn't even aware that there was a movie made. The novel it's based on is superb!

I haven't read the book so can't make a comparison , but the film was excellent in all departments, especially Gillian Anderson.

I watched it  after rewatching The Age Of Innocence and then reading the book.

The film was very faithful to the book.

Terence Davies is a superb director and I imagine he would

have gone the extra mile in keeping faith with the novel.

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The Missiles Of October - Anthony Page (1974)

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Classic made for tv take on the Cuban missile crisis is highly recommended, if you can find it.

William Devane is extraordinary as JFK, he completely captures him.

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On 10/31/2019 at 8:23 PM, kinuta said:

I haven't read the book so can't make a comparison , but the film was excellent in all departments, especially Gillian Anderson.

I watched it  after rewatching The Age Of Innocence and then reading the book.

The film was very faithful to the book.

Terence Davies is a superb director and I imagine he would

have gone the extra mile in keeping faith with the novel.

Thanks kinuta, much appreciated :tup I just ordered a copy.

Glad you mentioned Gillian Anderson. Otherwise wouldn't have imagined her as Lily Bart. But then, a while back I watched a BBC adaptation of Dickens' Bleak House and Anderson was great in that, so I'm not surprised she's excellent in House of Mirth. I have to confess that I've never watched the x-files, fwiw.

Definitely agree about The Age of Innocence movie and I had read the book before watching it. The novel has many subtleties that I assumed would be discarded/overlooked for the screen but I was very surprised with how good the movie was/is. First saw it when it was released back in '93/94. Big favourite of mine (as is the novel) and I dislike most movie adaptations of 'classic' novels!

Look forward to watching House of Mirth, thanks again for the comments.

 

 

viewing tonight - speaking of book adaptations, I'll be watching The Leopard (1963). I've read Lampedusa's novel (Il Gattopardo) but only once and it was a long time ago so it's on my 'to re-read' list. Anyway never seen the movie, but I've heard good things about it. We'll see.

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5 hours ago, Marzz said:

Thanks kinuta, much appreciated :tup I just ordered a copy.

Glad you mentioned Gillian Anderson. Otherwise wouldn't have imagined her as Lily Bart. But then, a while back I watched a BBC adaptation of Dickens' Bleak House and Anderson was great in that, so I'm not surprised she's excellent in House of Mirth. I have to confess that I've never watched the x-files, fwiw.

Definitely agree about The Age of Innocence movie and I had read the book before watching it. The novel has many subtleties that I assumed would be discarded/overlooked for the screen but I was very surprised with how good the movie was/is. First saw it when it was released back in '93/94. Big favourite of mine (as is the novel) and I dislike most movie adaptations of 'classic' novels!

Look forward to watching House of Mirth, thanks again for the comments.

 

 

viewing tonight - speaking of book adaptations, I'll be watching The Leopard (1963). I've read Lampedusa's novel (Il Gattopardo) but only once and it was a long time ago so it's on my 'to re-read' list. Anyway never seen the movie, but I've heard good things about it. We'll see.

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The Leopard is a good'un. I've seen it several times.

Gillian Anderson also played Miss Havisham in the 2011 BBC Great Expectations, and she's in the new series of The Crown as Thatcher no less.

That should be interesting.

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Repulsion - Roman Polanski (1965)

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Sweet Smell Of Success - Alexander Mackendrick (1957)

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The King - David Michod (2019)

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Official Secrets - Gavin Hood (2019)

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The Spy Who Came In From The Cold - Martin Ritt (1965)

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The Good Shepherd - Robert De Niro  (2006)

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IMHO, "Chinatown" is the best film of the last half century and a classic in the so-called Neo-noir genre.  Not to mention, Jack Nicholson's finest work.  Perfect scoring from Jerry Goldsmith featuring the haunting trumpet of Uan Rasey.  What's not to like?

 

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The Gift - Joel Edgerton (2015)

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Finally saw "The Joker" last night. Other actors are going to have to do a LOT to match Phoenix's incredible performance in that film to beat him for an Oscar.

 

 

 

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Cutter's Way - Ivan Passer (1981)

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A haunting classic and a great personal favourite.

To Live And Die In LA - William Friedkin (1985)

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Motherless Brooklyn - not as good as the book, but worth seeing.

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On 10/11/2019 at 10:59 PM, kinuta said:

Joker - Todd Phillips (2019)

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I just saw the movie last week in a cinema and loved it. It's absolutely brilliant.

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Danny Collins - Dan Fogelman (2015)

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and in this too.

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Sorcerer - William Friedkin (1977)

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Comparisons to the original are almost irrelevant.

This is a superbly made thriller of the highest order and Friedkin's third masterpiece.

I saw it at the cinema in '77 and raved about it to all and sundry.

If you feel jaded with the state of modern cinema, watch this Blu Ray and rejoice.

 

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