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    DeNiro's performance in Taxi Driver was so good it launched two oscar winning careers

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    Have y'all seen Nightcrawler? Even though I'm pretty sure I won't agree with mdmh, I'll wait until I've seen the performance in question before telling him he's wrong.
    We're going to be good again.

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    holy shit do they really expect the reader to click 200 times? goddamn.
    semi-aquatic like otters be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TownieDeac View Post
    Your strange and arbitrary criteria aside it's absurd to compare the two performances and put Gyllenhaal on top. DeNiro's performance in Taxi Driver is widely considered one of the greatest in cinema history.
    I don't know why you're incapable of simply disagreeing with something without trying to tear it down. (*edit) Are are you simply reducing my review to "Nightcrawler is better than Taxi Driver" and reacting?

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    There was nothing arbitrary about my distinction, and nothing random about my comparison to Taxi Driver, nearly every major review of Nightcrawler references it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconBrews View Post
    the godfather ranked 29th wat
    Meh, probably too low, but I think Part II is better, and I didn't really want to put both in the top 15, nor have three Coppola flicks so high on the list.

  7. #207
    Trying to watch Sex Tape and I can't accurately describe how unfunny it is. I have realized that Jason Segal is completely the product of screen writing, good or bad.
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  8. #208
    Quote Originally Posted by WakeFanatic View Post
    Meh, probably too low, but I think Part II is better, and I didn't really want to put both in the top 15, nor have three Coppola flicks so high on the list.
    Agreed that Part II is better. Part I is close, and Part III is not close.

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    You bros have any recommendations on literature for learning more about cinema/movie-making and/or the classics? I've been trying to expand my knowledge on the subject through actually, you know, watching the movies.. but wondering if there is additional material out there. I never had the opportunity to take any film studies classes; what does the curriculum typically look like outside of watching movies?

  10. #210
    So I saw John Wick recently. It is not exactly a cinema classic but if you are a fan of action movies it is a must-see. Keanu gets back to what he does best, which is not saying much and killing people without an afterthought. Some of the fight scenes are incredible.. the cinematography and soundtrack are top notch and there a few great performances from some notable actors that I was surprised were in it. I haven't left a theater that satisfied in a long time considering just how skeptical I was walking in to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StopMakingSense View Post
    So I saw John Wick recently. It is not exactly a cinema classic but if you are a fan of action movies it is a must-see. Keanu gets back to what he does best, which is not saying much and killing people without an afterthought. Some of the fight scenes are incredible.. the cinematography and soundtrack are top notch and there a few great performances from some notable actors that I was surprised were in it. I haven't left a theater that satisfied in a long time considering just how skeptical I was walking in to it.
    I hooked up with a girl who was a producer on that flick. Ah, good memories of that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    I hooked up with a girl who was a producer on that flick. Ah, good memories of that one.
    You hooked up with Eva Longoria?

  13. #213
    Quote Originally Posted by texasdeac View Post
    You hooked up with Eva Longoria?
    Not quite. One of the exec producers listed here:

    http://variety.com/2014/film/reviews...ck-1201331660/

    Not on imdb, though, so who knows if it is legit. She works for the production company.
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  14. #214
    Quote Originally Posted by TownieDeac View Post
    I can mail you my film history textbook if you're interested.
    If you're serious I can just borrow it from you next time I see you in Philly.

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    I took an intro to film class at Forsyth Tech years ago. It got me interested in cinema more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deacfan2009 View Post
    You bros have any recommendations on literature for learning more about cinema/movie-making and/or the classics? I've been trying to expand my knowledge on the subject through actually, you know, watching the movies.. but wondering if there is additional material out there. I never had the opportunity to take any film studies classes; what does the curriculum typically look like outside of watching movies?
    Here are a few I would recommend:
    General Overview: The Cinema Book, Film Studies: An Introduction
    Specific movements in film history: A History of the French New Wave Cinema
    (One of my favorites) Men, Women, and Chainsaws
    Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

    I would also recommend checking out The Criterion Collection. They release films on DVD/BluRay that range between some of the greatest of all time, underseen gems, or classics that are in need of rescuing. Not only are the films absolutely amazing, but most of the discs come with a load of extras, making it basically film school in a box. Here are a few I would suggest as good entry points, and that would supplement the readings provided above:

    Seven Samurai, The Seventh Seal, Stagecoach (General Overview)
    Breathless, The 400 Blows (French New Wave)
    Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby, Eyes Without a Face (Horror)

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    I got the All That Jazz Criterion the other month, it is pretty cool. I had never seen that flick before -- it is in your face trippy and just jumps right in and makes you catch up. Aranofsky (among many MANY others) got a lot from Fosse, who got a lot of stuff from French New Wave.

    This is a good piece about All That Jazz, but filmmaking in general, as well:

    http://www.rogerebert.com/mzs/why-my...terion-blu-ray
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  18. #218
    Quote Originally Posted by WakeFanatic View Post
    Here are a few I would recommend:
    General Overview: The Cinema Book, Film Studies: An Introduction
    Specific movements in film history: A History of the French New Wave Cinema
    (One of my favorites) Men, Women, and Chainsaws
    Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

    I would also recommend checking out The Criterion Collection. They release films on DVD/BluRay that range between some of the greatest of all time, underseen gems, or classics that are in need of rescuing. Not only are the films absolutely amazing, but most of the discs come with a load of extras, making it basically film school in a box. Here are a few I would suggest as good entry points, and that would supplement the readings provided above:

    Seven Samurai, The Seventh Seal, Stagecoach (General Overview)
    Breathless, The 400 Blows (French New Wave)
    Repulsion, Rosemary's Baby, Eyes Without a Face (Horror)
    Awesome! Thanks a bunch. I had a hunch you might come through with some good stuff.

  19. #219
    For anyone who doesn't want to drop 30 for every Criterion film, they are all streaming on Hulu plus.
    Draxx them sklounst

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    Had you seen Art of the Steal before? Very Philly.

    I didn't like Snowpiercer, but I saw it about two hours after I got dumped when I was supposed to go with the woman who dumped me. I was not in a good mood -- the most memorable experience from the theater was seeing Rasheed Wallace at the snack counter, he was not in Snowpiercer with me.

    I did like Tinker Tailor -- watched that the other week.
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