Mr. M. A. Speedy

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The Deer Hunter [DVD] [1978] <b>DVD</b> ~ Robert De Niro
The Deer Hunter [DVD] [1978] DVD ~ Robert De Niro
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5.0 out of 5 stars An emotional ride, 16 Feb 2010
I was lucky to see this film about knowing anything about it.

I found it moving and disturbing. The acting is top notch, a cracking score, a true classic.

The only bad bits were
- the length. The extras on the DVD reveal that the director pulled a fast one to get his longer version accepted. It needed some trimming, especially in the first and third parts. The second part is remarkable!
- the ending. It felt out of place to me. A true "South Park" moment - "look at all the bad things we do, but we are still great, huh?" Perhaps Amercians feel more comfortable with the "bumbling giant" theory of itself.
- I was slightly confused by the plot. What was… Read more
Dial M for Murder [1954] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ray Milland
Dial M for Murder [1954] [DVD] DVD ~ Ray Milland
5.0 out of 5 stars Hitchcock's best, 16 Feb 2010
I love this film.

It is like a play - not much scenery, it is virtually all based in one room.

Clever plot, nice acting, the detective is the coolest posh character of all time, and very funny too.

But perhaps my judgement is slightly distorted because of Grace Kelly. What a woman! ;)
Once Upon A Time In America [DVD] [1984] <b>DVD</b> ~ Robert De Niro
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential viewing, 16 Feb 2010
One of my all time favourite films.

The good bits ... the acting is superb (the "kids" are particularly brilliant), the story is captivating ... I feel like I really know the characters. The music is truly beautiful - hey, I know a man isn't supposed to say that, but it's true!

The bad bits ... not many. Perhaps a bit long - there could have been a bit of trimming by Leone, and then the studio would have released it originally without slicing it to pieces. Some bad voice-dubbing here and there ... I thought my DVD was playing up! And one has to mention "that scene" - I thought it was over the top. You will know what scene I mean when you see it. It is pretty… Read more

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