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Posted on 20 Jan 2012 23:49:12 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jan 2012 23:51:42 GMT
RedJohn says:
After Smitty's Kubrick recommendations, his Paths of Glory is on Film4 in 57mins @ 12.45am.

Posted on 20 Jan 2012 23:56:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jan 2012 23:57:22 GMT
Mondo Ray says:
Excellent film, RedJohn. I've not seen it for donkeys', but I'll grab it on 'save' for a watch.

Posted on 21 Jan 2012 00:13:54 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Couple of favourites of mine : Fitzcarraldo, and Aguirre, Wrath of God. Klaus Kinski always terrified me!

Posted on 21 Jan 2012 01:41:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Jan 2012 01:42:10 GMT
RedJohn says:
Lez, what a fascinating character Klaus Kinski was. Variously described as unnerving and hypnotic, imho his association with Werner Herzog was the making of him and his towering roles in the films cited were perhaps, his crowning achievements. Evidently, he was interned in Colchester during the War after deserting from the Wehrmacht. No.2 son lives there now, so must ask him to do a bit of sleuthing for me.

Not everybody shares my interest in classic westerns but Kinski played the archetypal villain in many. For those interested, why not check out The Great Silence [DVD] [1968]. Violent it may be in parts but so were so many of the genre in the spaghetti western era. The Morricone score is entirely in keeping with the grandeur of the scenery. It really ranks alongside the 'Dollars' films and other better known examples of the genre. Btw, I really am a peaceful character!

Posted on 21 Jan 2012 06:11:04 GMT
easytiger says:
Zapata starring Lee Van Cleef. I'm sure it's the one where he keeps striking a match on the mexican's face to light his cigar. Ranks along side Clint hockling on the dog in Outlaw Josie Wales. Is it foreign? Well Enzo Macarone wrote the score n'est-ce pas?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 09:28:46 GMT
Carradale says:
He does it to Klinski's hunchback character in "For a Few Dollars More"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv0b9TxAtG4

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 09:30:11 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Jan 2012 09:30:36 GMT
Carradale says:
And Nosferato, Lez.....which you may want to revisit before your Dracula concert.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 09:41:31 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Nosferatu The Vampyre [1979] [DVD] is my favourite Drakula adaptation, with Kinski and gorgeous Isabelle Adjani. More sad than scary, Recommended.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 09:42:52 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Yes Mondo, I think all ingredients you mentioned, made it enjoyable.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 09:56:23 GMT
Good film, PS, Kinski does a great job.

Ever see the film where they are making the original Nosferatu and the actor, played by Willem Dafoe, turns out to be a real vampire?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 10:14:07 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Strangely, never heard of that one, will check it out.

In same Nosferatu was another German actor I am more fan of than of Kinski, Bruno Ganz, he played Hitler in Downfall (1 Disc Edition) [DVD] and angel in Wings of Desire [DVD] latter as Hollywood remake with Nicolas Cage in angel's role, ha...

Posted on 21 Jan 2012 11:33:12 GMT
Lez Lee says:
One of my favourite Draculas is the BBC 1977 one with Louis Jourdan who was excellent and brought out the sadness very well. Frank Finlay was Van Helsing and Jack Shepherd ate the flies. I rarely buy DVDs but had to have this.
Count Dracula [DVD]

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 11:41:05 GMT
S.R.J says:
To reject a film on the basis of one scene seems odd, particularly as it is one of the finest films ever made.
S.R.J

Posted on 21 Jan 2012 11:41:44 GMT
Val H. says:
Someone - Philip - mentioned Gabriel Garcia Bernal. Please excuse me while I go away and drool for a bit.

Okay, I've pulled myself together. Love "The Motorcycle Diaries"!!! Scenically beautiful (and not just Bernal), informative and a great story of friendship.

Amazon (uk) has pulled the plug on free shipping to Australia (on orders over £25.00) so I may get to save my pennies for a while. I wrote to beg them to reconsider (and have also had to contact them a few times recently about missing orders) and I wonder if they resort to (poorly written) form letters or just employ people with iffy communication skills:

Hello Valerire,!!!!!

I hope you are doing well today.

Free Super Saver Delivery to Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa was offered on
eligible orders over £25 placed during a trial period that ended on January 19, 2012.

I'm sorry to hear that you're unhappy about this decision.

As I can't speculate on future offers, I'm unable provide any additional information
on this issue.

We will take this feedback into account, as I am sure we will receive many more requests,
just as you have stated.

I hope we see you again soon.

Did I solve your problem?

Warmest regards,

Jason S
Amazon.co.uk
Your feedback is helping us build Earth's Most Customer-Centric Company.

Thanks for the warmest regards Jason, but I think that would be a NO.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 14:55:07 GMT
Indeed it is, SRJ, particularily the original version. The French Plantation scene and the extra bunny girl scenes did nothing for me at all. The extra Brando dialogue and the extended surf board stealing scene however did work well in the Redux version.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 14:56:13 GMT
An absolute stoater of a version, Lez. I loved it. Hokey special effects would age it however. Louis was superb.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 14:58:26 GMT
Downfall is amongst the most harrowing and depressing movies I have ever watched. Bruno Ganz is 100% believable, as seen by the number of youtube parodies using his angry scene. An incredible film on many levels. First class movie making, however and beyond any reasonable criticism.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 14:58:58 GMT
At least they spelled your name correctly, Val ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 16:42:42 GMT
Carradale says:
This is a bit of a laugh...

Polanski's "Dance of the Vampires"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fearless_Vampire_Killers

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 16:54:39 GMT
nocheese says:
Shadow Of The Vampire [2000] [DVD] is the one you mean, smitty. Thanks for reminding me - I loved it. Willem Dafoe and John Malkovitch - you can't go wrong.

Posted on 21 Jan 2012 17:13:51 GMT
easytiger says:
Lost Boys with a young Kiefer Sutherland-anyone remember that one?

Posted on 21 Jan 2012 17:20:35 GMT
Lez Lee says:
Yes, loved that one easyt. Funny and well acted. Great music too.

Posted on 21 Jan 2012 18:02:59 GMT
While were on vampire films... does anyone know/watched a russian film taking a slightly different take on the genre where the said vampire returns after a nuclear holocaust? I think the film maker wanted to show there is a downside to living forever.

More recently enjoyed the Swedish "Let the Right One In" but the US remake doesn't interest me. Other foreign language films I've enjoyed have been Pan's Labyrinth, Christiane F, Matador, Wings of Desire, Madame Rosa, Das Boot, Delicatessen and Amelie.

Posted on 21 Jan 2012 19:30:46 GMT
MC Zaptone says:
Did anyone see Apocalypse Now Redux? The extra 50 minutes that was left out of the original film explains so much and makes you view the whole film slightly differently. Willard's experience with Roxanne and her Vietnamese family answers many questions left unanswered in the original. It's not often that you can honestly say they have made a brilliant film even better but this definitely does just that.
If you loved the original, revisit Redux, it's extraordinarily good.
Cheers
MC

Posted on 22 Jan 2012 20:13:19 GMT
Derek W. says:
Mondo - if you're around can you pop over to Deadheads United please, or put up an email address here where cornish and I can contact you so we can finalise a date/time for our meet up in Portreath the week after next please.
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