Movies or "the breakdown of jasper"

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Hype
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Re: Movies or "the breakdown of jasper"

#1961 Post by Hype » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:33 am

Bandit72 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:04 am
Matz wrote:
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Matz wrote:
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gave Godfather 1 another chance after I hadn' watched it in about five years. Back then I actually gave my box set containing 1, 2, 3 away because I was sure I was never ever gonna waste another minute watching these movies again. Still hate it. Why the fuck tons of people out there see this slow moving, boring, lifeless piece of shit as the best movie ever made, way ahead of ALL other movies and as an acting masterclass is such a fuckin mystery to me. What?! We don't have a suicide emoticon anymore?! Fuck
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I'm not alone. A review from Rotten tomatoes:

"I found that flogging about for three hours in that quagmire was spiritually debilitating and a crazy waste of time."
You are pretty much alone. It has a 98% RT score for audiences and critics. 100 on metacritic. :hs:
I'm guessing that about 60% of them say they think it's the greatest movie of all time, because it's somehow become the cool thing to say, not because they really mean it.
Goodfellas and Casino are WAY better as far as 'gangster' movies go. IMO.
Maybe it's a mistake to think that The Godfather is a "gangster" movie in the first place.
The film changed Hollywood because it finally changed the way Italians were depicted on film. It made Italians seem like more fully realized people and not stereotypes. It was a film in Hollywood made by Italians about Italians. Previously, it had not been Italians making the mobster films featuring Italian gangsters.

I feel it helped Italianize American culture. All of a sudden, everyone was talking about Don Corleone and making jokes about, “I am going to make you an offer you can’t refuse.” I think it helped people see that in this depiction of Italian-Americans was a reflection of their own immigrant experience, whether they were Irish or Jews from Eastern Europe. They found that common ground.


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It's easy to forget (or not know) how different America was in the 1970s, when people were still using racial slurs of all kinds pretty openly, and Catholics were considered "ethnic". I think it's fair to say that The Godfather played a role (post-JFK) in normalizing Catholic-Americans as legitimate Americans.

These are not exactly aesthetic or cinematographic reasons to appreciate the original movie, which is almost FIFTY years old. Maybe modern viewing doesn't have the stamina to sit through 3 hours of human drama. I know I find it difficult to go back and watch classic movies that I loved as a kid. There's too much cool stuff on my phone. :lol: But seriously, I can understand not liking The Godfather. I know people who hate Seinfeld or All In The Family despite them being widely respected as two of the greatest sitcoms of all time. Sometimes reasons for disliking something have nothing to do with the objective quality of the thing. :noclue:

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Re: Movies or "the breakdown of jasper"

#1962 Post by clickie » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:22 am

If you thought The Godfather was boring wait until you get a load of The Deer Hunter

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Re: Movies or "the breakdown of jasper"

#1963 Post by Matz » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:25 pm

Bandit72 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:04 am
Matz wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:32 am
creep wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:38 pm
Matz wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:19 pm
creep wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:18 pm
Matz wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:32 pm
gave Godfather 1 another chance after I hadn' watched it in about five years. Back then I actually gave my box set containing 1, 2, 3 away because I was sure I was never ever gonna waste another minute watching these movies again. Still hate it. Why the fuck tons of people out there see this slow moving, boring, lifeless piece of shit as the best movie ever made, way ahead of ALL other movies and as an acting masterclass is such a fuckin mystery to me. What?! We don't have a suicide emoticon anymore?! Fuck
:crazy:
I'm not alone. A review from Rotten tomatoes:

"I found that flogging about for three hours in that quagmire was spiritually debilitating and a crazy waste of time."
You are pretty much alone. It has a 98% RT score for audiences and critics. 100 on metacritic. :hs:
I'm guessing that about 60% of them say they think it's the greatest movie of all time, because it's somehow become the cool thing to say, not because they really mean it.
Goodfellas and Casino are WAY better as far as 'gangster' movies go. IMO.
I love Casino, great, great drama and performances.It's my favorite Scorsese movie by far. I haven't watched Goodfellas in a long time even though it's in my collection, I need to revisit it soon.

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Re: Movies or "the breakdown of jasper"

#1964 Post by Artemis » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:30 pm

I haven't seen Casino. Goodfellas is great. It's one of those movies for me that I can watch over and over and not tire of it.

With regards to the Godfather, I think it must be viewed at a movie theatre for the full effect. A big thing is the lighting and how it's shot. Watching on a tv screen isn't as good, imo.

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Re: Movies or "the breakdown of jasper"

#1965 Post by clickie » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:35 am

State of Grace was pretty cool, especially if you're a fan of Gary Oldman. The movie was over looked because it came out the same time as Goodfellas.





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Re: Movies or "the breakdown of jasper"

#1966 Post by perkana » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:28 am

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Out of that list I've seen Won't You Be My Neighbor and Blindspotting. Both were really good, enjoyed Won't You Be My Neighbor more.

I saw that Sandra Bullock movie Bird Box and really liked it. It's on Netflix now..

She's my idol, her costar was incredible and gorgeous :love:
And loved the memes about it :lol:
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Re: Movies or "the breakdown of jasper"

#1967 Post by perkana » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:33 am

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Here's Barack Obama's top favorite movies of 2018. I haven't seen a single one. Roma on my list though since Perkana recommended it.
It's not for everyone, some people here in Mexico didn't get it. I guess they don't have a heart :nyrexall:
Guillermo del Toro explained it very well on twitter. I could post the rest, but it's a bit spoilerish. Maybe read them after watching the movie.

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Re: Movies or "the breakdown of jasper"

#1968 Post by perkana » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:36 am

Artemis wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:44 am
Bandit72 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:46 am
Artemis wrote:
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creep wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:44 am
Artemis wrote:
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I saw that Sandra Bullock movie Bird Box and really liked it. It's on Netflix now..

I keep seeing people say how terrible bird box is. I think it is cool and hip to say you hate it. It's not going to win any awards but it was an entertaining movie. :noclue:
Exactly. I thought they did a pretty good job with suspense. I was hooked the whole time watching it. I did not expect that ending.
In one line, what's it about? Saw this and thought I'd watch it but was put off by negative comments.
Basically, some kind of supernatural force takes over the world that makes people want to inflict violence on themselves or others if they look at it directly. The movie is set over a few time periods and the survivors survive by not looking at this thing directly and try to escape it.
Reminded me a bit of "Lost" (at least the supernatural force)

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Re: Movies or "the breakdown of jasper"

#1969 Post by creep » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:13 pm

perkana wrote:
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Last week I won tickets for "Life itself". Oh, boy. I used to love movies with people dying of cancer and all, but this was too much. It was written by the guy of "This is Us". If I had watched the show before, I guess I would have known it was going to be sort of depressing.
I watched this last night. It got horrible reviews but I thought it was decent. I've never seen "this is us" though.

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