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  1. Wonderful is nice. Not objectionable is great. Doesn't make it 'essential', does it? Objection sustained! (wink) Edited by: tedoffensive on Jun 18, 2012 11:48 AM
  2. Respectfully, Drkblue and Obrienmundy, I think what I object to is this being cast as an "Essential"movie. I agree that it has a place in the broad panorama of even 'very good' movies. Even watching the two hosts talking of the movie, they never moved beyond the fact that they liked the story. "Essential" to me entails there being at least three cinematic elements INCLUDING the story(perhaps,as one element) along with, say locations, casting, direction, costumes, editing, etc. that sets it far above others as an example to be emulated as a cinematic statement as a whole. For instance,
  3. 'The way we were'? Seriously!?? Barbarously sappy 70's schlock is 'ESSENTIAL'? Meanwhile movies like "the Big Clock' remain ignored. A Movie with no wasted lines, amazing characters, taught suspense, camera angles that propel the story, and Elsa Lanchester's perfect flighty artist!
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