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Amph (Belatedly, but still) Happy birthday, Milo? Forman!

Discussion in 'Archive: The Amphitheatre' started by Mar17swgirl, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    (repost from JCC)

    =D=

    The great Czech-American director celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday. There was a very nice documentary about his life and works on Czech Television, which I watched, and they played a number of his films on various Czech and Slovak TV stations. I haven't seen all his films, but what I've seen I really like.

    Maybe we can haz a discussion of his films here...? :)
     
  2. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Sure. Post some biographical info, and start with his first film...
     
  3. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Big fan of Forman. Gets great performances, uses memorable visuals that aren't ostentatious, and always has an interesting perspective. Amadeus is his masterpiece, followed closely by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, but I'm also really fond of Konkurs, The Fireman's Ball, Man on the Moon, and the criminally undervalued Goya's Ghosts.
     
  4. JohnWesleyDowney

    JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master star 5

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    I even liked his movie RAGTIME, which had a great little part for the long retired James Cagney.
     
  5. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Amadeus is still a masterpiece. I enjoy Cuckoo's Nest, though it has its flaws and isn't a patch on the novel. I'd forgotten Ragtime was one of his movies; it's another example of novel being better, but Brad Dourif was very good in it and it is a kick to see Cagney again, however briefly.
     
  6. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I thought Rollins was the standout in Ragtime. I was pleased to learn he got an Oscar nomination for his work.

    As did Elizabeth McGovern, which is curious. Not that her work is bad, it's just odd that AMPAS singled her out.
     
  7. JohnWesleyDowney

    JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master star 5

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    AMADEUS begins on TCM in 7 minutes.
     
  8. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Recorded it...