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New, Good Media
« on: July 28, 2020, 01:31:21 PM »
TV - Yellowstone. Kevin Costner is a ranch owner with family hanging onto the old life. Beautiful landscapes and cinematography.

Movies - Apocalypse Now Final Cut (2019) - great remaster, interesting cut. A bit let down, not sure if it's because it hasn't aged as well as I remembered or I was expecting more from the cut. Probably both. Loved the Dolby Atmos mix.

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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 04:31:57 PM »
>>interesting cut

Are there significant differences? That is, things that change the feel of the movie or even the plot?

>> hasn't aged as well as I remembered

Neither have I. I was just looking at some old pictures of myself. Time is a cruel master. That said, my all-time favorite movie (Jeremiah Johnson) still holds up for me. But the first time I saw it after 20 or 30 years, I found Redford's acting not great. But then I watched every couple of years and I grew to love it again.
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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 05:15:04 PM »
The plot didn't change, and it's been a while since I saw the original. There were scenes that were new, for sure, that were more of a fill-in, I think.

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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2020, 05:33:26 PM »
I was wondering in particular about the scenes with Brando, since "Coppola admitted that he had no ending because Brando was too fat to play the scenes as written in the original script."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_Now


Knowing only Apocalypse Now and Godfather, I never understood the whole Brando cult. Then I saw him in Streetcar Named Desire, and I thought, "Oh, now I get it. "
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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2020, 12:49:07 AM »
I just watched Jeremiah Johnson for the first time a couple of months ago.  I could see how the film would intersect with your life choices.

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2020, 01:42:02 AM »
If you like Tarantino movies Once Upon a Time in Hollywood may be interesting to you.  It is a story based on an alternative timeline of a historical event.

The Irishman if you like mob movies.

The Nightingale an Australian film.

Fleabag & Russian Doll, two irreverent series with modern humor sensibilities

Chernobyl is suppose to be pretty good, haven't seen it.

Did you watch the Deadwood series?  There was a movie made last year that wraps it up.
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2020, 04:07:38 AM »
Other end of the spectrum, but we both liked "The Half of It." It's a high school romance, but quite different.

The script was a 2018 Blacklist selection.

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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2020, 08:33:31 AM »
>Godfather, I never understood the whole Brando cult.

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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2020, 08:56:15 AM »
>Chernobyl

Well worth a look, very well made

Peaky Blinders is decent, the British mob in the interwar period mixed in with the Communist uprisings in Brummie land

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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2020, 07:40:14 PM »
>Peaky Blinders

Yeah, good show.  It also reminded me to mention Babylon Berlin.  It's a German show, also during the interwar period, quite good.

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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2020, 10:29:20 PM »
I was wondering in particular about the scenes with Brando, since "Coppola admitted that he had no ending because Brando was too fat to play the scenes as written in the original script."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_Now


Knowing only Apocalypse Now and Godfather, I never understood the whole Brando cult. Then I saw him in Streetcar Named Desire, and I thought, "Oh, now I get it. "

It actually seemed like his part was a bit abbreviated. Again though, it's been a while since I saw the original and it had a more profound effect on me the first time.

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Re: New, Good Media
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2020, 01:03:07 PM »
The BBC Dracula series on Netflix is well-done, i normally find BBC productions a bit dull but this is an exception.

Greyhound is a submariner flick with Tom Hanks as captain of the boat. It was okay but there were better sub films made in the 50s.

If you haven't seen Spaced, it's not new but it's funny, that's also on Netflix at the moment, old British comedy TV series.

It's also well worth searching youtube for short films, there's some amazing 'amateur' work going on, especially with CGI.

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