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audra trower williams
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posted 15 October 2002 11:14 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Who has seen it, who hasn't? What'd you think? I thought it was fantastic.
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Lima Bean
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posted 15 October 2002 11:18 AM      Profile for Lima Bean   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sounds great! Thanks for the recommendation. I love Linklater--I didn't know he had something new out!
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audra trower williams
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posted 15 October 2002 11:33 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The entire time I was watching it, I kept thinking Mandos needs to watch this movie. About 12 times. Perhaps in a row.
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Mandos
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posted 15 October 2002 12:15 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
audra: You called? Having looked at the synopsis and the viewer reviews (heh, anagrams), it looks clever to me, but there's no guarantee that I would get what you want me to get from the movie. I could get something totally opposite and horrible! Oh no! I'd better not watch the movie, or the world will endure horrors the likes of which have NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE! And all because you thought I should see a movie.

Honestly, though, I can't comment until I've seen it, and since I'm not really into movies, it's not likely that I'm going to see it. I'm a sci-fi buff, anyway, but even then I rarely watch 'em.


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audra trower williams
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posted 15 October 2002 12:18 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Or you could watch it, and we could talk about it.
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posted 15 October 2002 12:22 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'll tell you what. I'll add it neatly onto the list of movies that people have told me to watch so that they can talk about it with me. So if I watch those, I'll watch Tape.
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posted 15 October 2002 01:07 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Maybe your friends are all trying to tell you something.
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posted 15 October 2002 01:45 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually, I have a bit of a phobia of movies. When I read a novel, I frequently read randomly. Pick a spot in the middle, then jump back a few chapters than wander round and round, until I've covered most of the book. Then I might read it properly, from cover to cover. I think it's actually a fear of commitment. I hate the notion of losing a part of my life on a disappointing waste of time.

It's the same thing with movies. Only it's next to impossible to avoid watching one from end to end. I have to commit to it, with no chance of regaining my life and my money if it's disappointing. I'll watch the Lord of the Rings because I'm a Tolkien buff and know that I'll at least respect the plot, but I've been planning to watch Gattaca for years and never managed to, because I'm terrified of the disappointment. It happened to me recently when I watched the Arrival--had planned to see it for years, it looked good for the first half, and the second half was a total disappointment (I love alien flicks but dislike the evil-alien-going-to-conquer-the-earth theme that is simply overdone).

This is why I have a long list of movies that I've been ordered to watch but haven't. It's a lot easier to recommend a book to me than a movie (and even then I'm really, really picky).

[ October 15, 2002: Message edited by: Mandos ]


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TommyPaineatWork
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posted 16 October 2002 03:14 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, give it a shot Mandos. It's not like Audra is asking you to watch "Beaches."


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posted 17 October 2002 01:08 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Funny. I read books all the way through the first time. Invariably I start on the first page and go to the last.

Only afterwards will I pick and choose sections of a book to read, as I will have gotten its overall "texture" already.


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posted 17 October 2002 01:25 AM      Profile for scrabble     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Actually, I have a bit of a phobia of movies. When I read a novel, I frequently read randomly. Pick a spot in the middle, then jump back a few chapters than wander round and round, until I've covered most of the book. Then I might read it properly, from cover to cover. I think it's actually a fear of commitment. I hate the notion of losing a part of my life on a disappointing waste of time.

This is why, my dear, you will never give me rugburns on my elbows, I will never explain to you the advantages of AstroGlideŽ over ProbeŽ, I will never have occasion to discuss with you the lubricated pleasures of desire - and you will never learn from me the depths of your wet depravity. Pity, really.


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'lance
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posted 17 October 2002 07:03 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, but scrabble, I don't have a phobia about movies, and I don't read randomly. And yet I never gave you... er, that is to say, you never explained to me... ah, perhaps I should forget the whole thing, here...
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posted 18 October 2002 03:31 AM      Profile for scrabble     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Not randomly, but indiscriminately is how we two read, my sugarblossom. And yet -

Mais sacre bleu. When the heck have you ever been without your enfortments of phalanxes of admirers bristling with naughty hopes? When have I ever had a chance with one such as you, sweetheart?

Heh. Let's get a room or something. Tres? You too? Whaddya say?


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DrConway
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posted 20 October 2002 07:03 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Welp. I just got the movie, and thanks muchly to audra for recommending it!

I'm still a bit boggled by it, and so I feel a tad out of the world at the moment. But without spoiling I have to say there's some pretty good twists that you just don't expect.

I'm not sure if it's me, but Ethan Hawke's character seems to have some gay undertones. (BTW, audra, he IS sort of cute in the movie, although not as much as in Dead Poets Society, which was 10 years ago )

[ October 20, 2002: Message edited by: DrConway ]


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audra trower williams
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posted 20 October 2002 07:55 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
(I don't think he's had a bath since then, Dr. C)
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