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Everything posted by Bogie56

  1. Several times I have requested the Swedish nature film The Great Adventure on the Suggest a Movie List, hoping that one day I might hear Ben Mankiewiscz introduce the movie and its director, Arne Sucksdorff.
  2. Stan and Ollie made lots of silents before they became a pair. It's time to bow out of this. I have to get back to the nuclear bargaining table. ciao for niao baby
  3. Sorry you were unable to attend ... 25th Oliver Hardy Festival Saturday in Harlem
  4. Maybe not as important as the Iranian nuclear talks but I tend to disagree. If you are referred to as 'Hope and Crosby' you are a traditional comic duo. Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello and Cook and Moore all had individual careers too. Jeesh
  5. They would be considered a traditional comedic duo and wouldn't qualify for this thread I should think. Wuz splained beelow - by yourself
  6. A special Oscar should have gone to the Insurer.
  7. And there is the snowball effect. This year's BAFTAs were moved up so as to be more distinct from the Oscars. No one wants to follow the Oscars. It's all over then.
  8. Your examples may be the tops but here are a few others: Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot Sean Connery and Michael Caine in The Man Who Would Be King - granted not strictly a comedy. Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, The Producers Robert Redford and Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and The Sting Donald Sutherland and Gene Wilder in Start the Revolution Without Me Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould in MASH Elliott Gould and George Segal in California Split Paul Giamatti and Thomas Hayden Church in Sideways
  9. Laurel & Hardy rule. But I suppose you meant a non-traditional comic team pairing.
  10. Yeah to James Dean but just to keep the thread alive ... Harry Houdini who apparently made 5 silent movie appearances one of which is the subject of this year's TCM film festival. George M. Cohan who has 5 film credits. 3 silents and 2 sound films. Paramount's The Phantom President with costar Claudette Colbert is pretty good. I wonder if the Ivan Reitman, Gary Ross film, Dave was drawn from it. Without credit I should add. Anyway, it would be nice to see The Phantom President on TCM.
  11. Thanks, Jake! I saw this years ago and it was worth another look. Shows that the answers to Kubrick's riddles are in the movie itself. Whether you like this sort of filmmaking approach is another matter. Personally, I thought 2001 had a certain unique wow factor in 1968 that puts it up there with many other great films. An essential in my book.
  12. Agreed. I didn't think Birdman and its particular story leant itself terribly well to this 'constant' use of this style anyway. Over to you Miss W ...
  13. Oh, and they are not necessarily 'real' long takes. The computer CGI effects often seamlessly join bits together to form these long takes. Impressive slight of hand I must say. The joins are often made when the camera goes around corners or does a whip pan, etc.
  14. I think it finds its roots in some sort of Mexican version of Dogme. You find this attitude in Alfonso Cuaron's films as well which Chivo also shoots. I think its an attempt to make you feel like you are in a real space in real time and not in a movie. And when Alfonso cuts he wants you to feel the perspective changes in sound and in light as you would if you were watching a home movie on video. But, yawn ... you do sacrifice some of the power of film when doing this. Again, I was crying out for reaction cutaways in Birdman.
  15. I am probably alone in thinking Birdman's camerawork was incredibly annoying. Yes, Chivo jumped through many hoops getting all those very long shots BUT ... I wanted the reaction cutaways. We always seemed to be on the person spouting off those very long speeches. Often insulting ones. Where were the reactions of the other character enduring those attacks? Sorry, but you can't have 'em because we are locked into this style and we are facing this way, not that? And why is that? Because Chivo shoots this way all the time, that's why. Sorry, but it didn't seem like a good enough reason
  16. King Kong. Those others in the sequels and remakes were just pretenders.
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