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Sam the Cinema Snob

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Re: Arts and Faith Top 100
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2011, 08:47:01 AM »
The Straight Story

A sweeping epic about a man and his lawnmower.

I knew you would love it. Now join me by putting it on your top 100. :)
It's certainly a strong contender for my new additions to the top 100.

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Re: Arts and Faith Top 100
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2011, 09:07:01 AM »
This is a movie I can get behind :)

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Re: Arts and Faith Top 100
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2011, 10:10:54 AM »
The Straight Story just missed my Top 10 for 1999. Congratulations on being the only review of the film that does not contain any reference to David Lynch.
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Re: Arts and Faith Top 100
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2011, 10:20:40 AM »
I thought about mentioning that he directed the film, but I figured that everyone else would have probably already latched onto this point. I prefer to be different whenever possible instead of just retreading well-covered ground.

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Re: Arts and Faith Top 100
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2011, 08:40:02 PM »
Crimes and Misdemeanors

A Woody Allen film I liked? Say it ain't so.

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Re: Arts and Faith Top 100
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2011, 04:38:35 AM »
I will enjoy following this marathon. I am particular hopeful that your review of 77. Ostrov (2006) with convince more people to this great film.

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Re: Arts and Faith Top 100
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2011, 08:30:57 AM »
I found Crimes and Misdemeanors to be Allen's most satisfying film intellectually.  And it's the only one that I'm thinking about watching again.  There's a lot to mull over there and Martin Landau's character is possibly the best in any Allen film I've seen. 

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Re: Arts and Faith Top 100
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2011, 08:52:17 AM »
I don't think the two halves of C&M are as at odds as they appear.  For one thing, the duality of the film is implied right there in the title.  Also, Alda's mantra of "comedy is tragedy plus time" is kind of a sly commentary on the Landau story.

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Re: Arts and Faith Top 100
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2011, 07:32:59 PM »
The Searchers

This isn't the Western I've been searching for...

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Re: Arts and Faith Top 100
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2011, 08:03:30 PM »
Sam, you nailed what I still have problems with about John Ford, his desire to be complex while always copping out to the audience friendly solution. Maybe you'd be better off with Howard Hawks stuff like Red River or El Dorado.

However, Wayne is set up as a tragic figure. I wonder where the unwarranted ending is for you because the iconic final shot should have been the payoff you were looking for.
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