Amph 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die: Now Disc. "Heat" (1995)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Zaz, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

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    The scene where we see our first dinosaur, the brachiosaur, with John William's majestic music is worthy of
    the word, "breathtaking." A big moment in cinematic history. Special effects would never be the same.
  2. TurboExtremist Force Ghost

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    One of the few movies with GOOD CGI.

    They used to take their time, consult with artists and such.

    Now it's just nerds pushing polygons...
  3. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Indeed; can't wait to see this in 1080p. :D
  4. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Next: "Three Colors: Blue"(1993)

    France/Poland/Switzerland 100m. Colour

    Director: Krysztof Kieslowski

    Producer: Martin Karmitz

    Screenplay: Krysztof Kieslowski et al.

    Photography: Slavomir Idziak

    Music: Zbigniew Preisner

    Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoit Regent

    The first film in the "Three Colours" trilogy.
  5. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Next: "The Piano"(1993)

    Australia/New Zealand/France 121m. Colour

    Director: Jane Champion

    Producer: Jan Chapman

    Screenplay: Jane Champion

    Photography: Stuart Dryburgh

    Music: Michael Nyman

    Cast: Holly Hunter, Sam Neill, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin
  6. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    Is this list recommending films for those suffering from insomnia?
  7. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Next: "The Blue Kite"(1993)

    China/Hong Kong 138m. Colour

    Director: Tian Zhuangzhuang

    Producer: Luo Guiping

    Screenplay: Xiao Mao

    Photography: Huo Yong

    Music: Yoshihide Otomo

    Cast: Yi Tian, Zhang Wenyao

  8. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Next: "The Wedding Banquet"(1993)

    Taiwan/USA 106m. Colour

    Director: Ang Lee

    Producer: Ted Hope, Ang Lee, James Shamus

    Screenplay: Ang Lee et al.

    Photography: Jong Lin

    Music: Mader

    Cast: Dion Burney, Jeanne Kuo Chang

    A young Taiwanese businessman living in New York and sharing an apartment with his boyfriend, decides to marry a Chinese artist who needs a green card. And then his parents decide to come to the wedding...
  9. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    Entertaining flick, up there with Lee's best. It's certainly better than Eat Drink Man Woman, which I went into thinking it was a poor Chinese translation for Soylent Green. I was gravely disappointed.
  10. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    [face_laugh]

    Next: "Schindler's List"(1993)

    USA 197m. Colour

    Director: Steven Spielberg

    Producer: Branko Lustig, Gerald R. Molen

    Screenplay: Steven Zillian

    Photography: Janusz Kaminski

    Music: John Williams

    Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes

    Originally planned by Billy Wilder (whose mother died in Auchwitz). I wish he had been able to do it--the character of Schindler is not fully realized (though Neeson is excellent), and frankly, I still hold by my original opinion--the book is unadaptable. It isn't really the type of material suited to Spielberg, either. Spielberg can't help himself, he sentimentalizes it. Wilder had a very hard streak of misantrophy, and his own character resembled Schindler somewhat. It might have been interesting.



  11. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    It's kind of a sacred cow, but it is, I think, a flawed movie. Some scenes are gratuitous and actually work against the material; for instance, I don't particularly care whether Amon Goethe had nasty sexual habits or not - I have enough material for disliking him, thanks to that whole six million Jews murdered thing he helped with. This is not to say that Spielberg botches his end; the cleansing of the ghetto is a fantastic sequence of filmmaking. On the whole, I do think it's an essential movie to see, even with its flaws; Neeson and Fiennes are both excellent, Williams' score is still one of the two or three best things he's ever done, and flaws aside, it's nearly impossible to watch the film and not be incredibly moved.
  12. Cushing's Admirer Force Ghost

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    There is nothing 'sentimental' in the way Schindler's List is done to me. It's material that is nearly incomprehensible to begin with and I think everyone did excellently with the material. I stayed up real late on a school night when I was 17 to see an uncut special presentation of it and was quite badly jarred and very touched. It is a powerful film.

    While I don't understand why main of the main players are UKers, I don't deny they deliver a stellar performance that both stirs thought and feeling. The fact that Spielbreg and Neeson dared to convey Oaskar as a Human being was gusty indeed. I applaud them. =D=
  13. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I dunno if Wilder would have been better or not. He had a strong strain of weirdo sentimentality in some of his films. Look at The Apartment and then tell me Wilder wouldn't have sentimentalized Schindler even more than Spielberg did. I agree, he does have a stronger sense of misanthropy; but he could also turn pathos into bathos faster than even Spielberg can.
  14. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Next: "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"(1994)

    Australia 104m. Colour

    Director: Stephan Elliott

    Producer: Al Clark, Michael Hamlyn

    Screenplay: Stephan Elliot

    Photography: Brian J. Breheny

    Music: Guy Cross

    Cast: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce
  15. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I was too young to understand why I would be a good film to see when it was released, now it's definitely on my "want to see"-list.
  16. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I love any list that has Schindler's List and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert right next to each other. :p
  17. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Next: "Three Colors: Rouge"(1994)

    France/Poland/Switzerland 99m. Colour

    Director: Krysztof Kieslowski

    Producer: Martin Karmitz

    Screenplay: Krysztof Kieslowski et al.

    Photography: Piotr Sobocinski

    Music: Zbigniew Preisner

    Cast: Irene Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant

    The third film in the "Three Colours" trilogy.

  18. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Next: "Hoop Dreams" (1994)

    USA 170 m. Colour

    Director: Steve James

    Producers: Peter Gilbert, Steve James, Frederick Marx

    Screenplay: Steve James, Frederick Marx

    Photography: Peter Gilbert

    Music: Ben Sidran

    Cast: William Gates, Arthur Agee

    A famous documentary about two teenaged boys who pursue NBA success in different ways.
  19. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Next: "Forrest Gump" (1994)

    USA 142 m. Colour

    Director: Robert Zemeckis

    Producers: Steve Tisch et al.

    Screenplay: Eric Roth

    Photography: Don Burgess

    Music: Alan Silvestri

    Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
  20. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Overrated. Gary Sinise is the only really good thing in the movie; Hanks is nearly unwatchable, in my opinion.
  21. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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  22. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I used to like Forrest Gump, but I have to agree - it's really not that good.
  23. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

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    You can die without seeing Forrest Gump and you'll do OK. I don't mind the film, but it's no masterpiece. It's not even Zemeckis' best.
  24. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Oh, definitely not. It's the oldest story in the book: a guy who makes movies so downright entertaining and vibrant that they are, in fact, art, decides he needs to make a "serious work of art" and, of course, fails miserably. Back to the Future is about a hundred times more of a "masterpiece" than Forrest Gump. Cast Away is at least twenty times better. I'd even take Who Framed Roger Rabbit over Gump and Roger Rabbit is hardly a masterpiece. Heck, even The Polar Express is better than Forrest Gump.

    Gump does have a good soundtrack; I'll give it that.
  25. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Next: "The Lion King" (1994)

    USA 89 m. Colour

    Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff

    Producers: Don Hahn

    Screenplay: Irene Meechi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Wooverton

    Photography: N/A

    Music: Hans Zimmer, Elton John, Tim Rice, Lebo M., Joseph Williams

    Cast: Matthew Broderick, Joseph Williams, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, James Earl Johes, Jeremy Irons, Nathan Lane, Madge Sinclair