Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by MusicTrooper, Jun 24, 2005.
I never did take you to be the type to like that sort of movie.
I do like Mob movies, I hated the entire movie because of the ending. To me, If a movie has a bad ending and I mean something awful happens to main characters ,Then Ill hate the hole thing. I.E , "Seven" with Brad Pitt/Morgan Freeman.
Well, once I see the original, I'll let you know if it has a better ending. Maybe you'll like it more.
No offense, Eric...but, sometimes bad things do happen to people, whether they're good or bad...it's a part of life. We don't always experience "happy endings", and because art imitates life, not every film can have a "happy ending"...nor should they. It's simply not appropriate to certain stories/films.
Second, if you really are allowing yourself to "hate" "The Departed" simply because of the ending...then, I fear you're not allowing yourself to enjoy some of the most incredible acting, writing, directing, and cast chemistry that can be witnessed on film in many years.
Third, if you let the ending of "The Departed" "ruin" the film for you...then, I think you've missed the point of the ending and the entire film for that matter. Same thing goes for "Se7en"...you missed what the filmmakers were trying to "tell you" and perhaps the real message of their film. There are times when a violent or tragic ending is necessary to that particular piece of art...and both of these films are classic examples of that. It's part of the message of the film. You may not like the message or the finale because of it, and you are certainly entitled to your opinion...but, to allow yourself to "hate" such amazing films merely because you didn't "agree" with the artisitic choice of amazing directors (like Fincher and Scorsese) to utilize tragic endings in order to "hammer home their message"...well, I think that's unfortunate.
I guess I just don't like to watch bad things happen to good people.
I totally understand that. But, like I said, that's life. Bad things DO happen to good people. To hide from that fact and that reality only weakens us as people and as a society. To face the darkness and horror in life will, in the long run, make you stronger.
Wait Wait Wait!!! But you liked Crank!
Sorry, I just have to give ya crap about that every chance I get.
Forget it.I wont give my opinion again.
You could have said the sky is blue but I'd still give you heck about Crank. I've never even seen the departed, so for all I know it sucks.
Eric...don't get upset and sensitive about it. I'm sorry if I offended you. I wasn't trying to. I'm just trying to get you to see that sad endings don't necessarily have to mean you should dislike a film.
Uh..."The Departed" does anything but suck.
I don't know if there is a difference , but I thought about it & maybe I am just "mad" at the ending of those two films and maybe I enjoyed them to a point.
Does that make since?
Makes perfect sense to me. I know a number of people who will simply adore a film until the very end, and then claim to hate it with a fiery burning passion because they just don't like the ending.
Me, I look at the thing as a whole. If the good parts outweigh the bad, I like the movie.
Makes total sense, Eric. I can also see why you would think so...
I just hoped that the endings would not deter you from seeing how incredible those films are in every aspect. Seems that's what you're saying!
By the way...GO IU!
Finally, something we can ALL agree on!
Other then the films grainy look, I great movie.
Gary and I are seeing "Zodiac" on Sunday if anybody is interested.
300 was AMAZING!!!
With its 2 hrs 45 min run time Zodiac was anything but slow or boring. It did a great job of keeping my attention. Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo & especially Robert Downey Jr. give great performances. Downey Jr , has dont this fine of acting since ..well I dont know.
It was nice to see Anthony Edwards in a movie. I haven't seen him in anything since ER. And speaking of Downey Jr , He is in the title role of IrionMan (2008), Cant wait to see that.
Back to the movie at hand, Wile Zodiac entertaned me for just under 3 hrs, Its rewatchability is slim to none.
If you have not seen Casino Royale yet, see it! I'm watching it now for the third time in about a week. It's highly entertaining and Daniel Craig makes a GREAT Bond. Best movie I've seen in a while!
I agree with you Sara. It is a fantastic movie.
Reign of the Gargoyles
During World War 2 a group of brave US Airmen a downed in Nazi controlled Europe, after their aircraft is attacked by a Nazi-controlled mythological Gargoyles
Eric might like this,
It's your basic Sci-Fi meets WWII Nazi-s,
ok special effects, and a fun story line......
pretty darn good for a TV-Moive,
hope you can catch a re-peat on the Sci-Fi channel,
am sure it will be on DVD soon.
Went to a mini film festival at a revival/cult/etc
beautifully restored neighborhood theatre yesterday
for the following,
2:15 A Trip To the Moon & Haredevil Hare (Warner Brothers Shorts)
2:30 Forbidden Planet
4:10 Hotlips Messiah (band, live performance in theatre)
4:20 Plasma Drive (band, live performance in theatre)
6:30 Film introduction by Foster Hirsch
6:40 Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century (Warner Brothers Short)
6:50 The Day the Earth Stood Still
8:30 Interview with Patricia Neal
9:15 Electronic Labryinth THX 1138 4EB
9:30 Mad Max
11:10 Local Short Films
11:15 La Jettee
11:45 The Terminator
1:35 Starship Troopers
The highlight of which,
was a personal appearance by
Now, 81, she seemed quite strong for a person who was reported dead,
from a stroke she suffered in her 40s (the mid sixties, just after
In Harm's Way) while being pregneant (succesfuuly) after being in a
coma for 20 days!
The audience was standing room only, and the opening ovation
lasted several minutes.
ps, It was a great opportunity to thank her for saving the planet
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Ed - my sister-in-law called me from there telling me how awesome it was. Did you enjoy the restored soundtrack on Metropolis?
sorry to say, I did not get to attend the beginning of this,
as I was Trooping in Portage at a Free Comic Book Day event.
I started watching stuff a little after 5-pm,
as for restored versions and the many different sound tracks,
I like the one on my laser disk the best,
and according to this ebay auctions,
at around $177.00, it is still kinda hard to find. Glad I got mine long ago.
But, I did ask about the showing that was there that day,
and heard that it was a version that did not have all the
NOTE: They use to "tint" black and white film using colors like
blue to indicate night, etc.
BUT, there is one thing that this little one day festival got right,
all of the films I saw, had the best sound, making many
major show houses in the Chicago-land area, look (sound) pretty
gosh darn weak.
Serenity sounded so good, I felt like I was wathing a different film.
and, so, very much regreted missing this version of Metropolis.
The newer version is great. A few years ago the original score to Metropolis was discovered and it is nice to watch the movie and hear the original music.