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    I remember not being terribly impressed with Blade Eunner in my film studies course back in college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I remember not being terribly impressed with Blade Eunner in my film studies course back in college.
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    A whopping five of us showed up at the Dark Knight. I really don't understand. It's free, people!

    Confession: I have never seen Blade Runner all the way through.

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    A whopping five of us showed up at the Dark Knight. I really don't understand. It's free, people!

    Confession: I have never seen Blade Runner all the way through.
    Eh, Wednesday night, and it is a longer movie. Plus, everyone in the civilized world has seen it at least once, and it's not old enough to be a "classic."

    One that I would like to see on the big screen is Wizard Of Oz. Or The Godfather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    Eh, Wednesday night, and it is a longer movie. Plus, everyone in the civilized world has seen it at least once, and it's not old enough to be a "classic."

    One that I would like to see on the big screen is Wizard Of Oz. Or The Godfather.
    Haven't seen Wizard of Oz on the big screen. Godfather was excellent. I have been waiting all year to see Casablanca. I've seen it countless times, but I so want to watch the 75th anniversary print in a theater. Hands down it is the single greatest screenplay ever penned. Such outstanding dialogue and some of the most memorable lines in cinema history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    Haven't seen Wizard of Oz on the big screen. Godfather was excellent. I have been waiting all year to see Casablanca. I've seen it countless times, but I so want to watch the 75th anniversary print in a theater. Hands down it is the single greatest screenplay ever penned. Such outstanding dialogue and some of the most memorable lines in cinema history.
    What would be REALLY cool is to see an old B&W movie, maybe a double feature, complete with the newsreels they played at the time. Public Enemy, Scarface, She Done Him Wrong, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    What would be REALLY cool is to see an old B&W movie, maybe a double feature, complete with the newsreels they played at the time. Public Enemy, Scarface, She Done Him Wrong, etc.
    That would be great.
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    That would be great.
    It was many years before I learned they even DID that. Once I learned, I was mesmerized. To relate it to now, it'd be like watching 5 minutes of CNN/FOX/MSNBC/whatever, before a movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    What would be REALLY cool is to see an old B&W movie, maybe a double feature, complete with the newsreels they played at the time. Public Enemy, Scarface, She Done Him Wrong, etc.
    I would pay to see that.

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    Bladerunner is an overrated piece of dreck. I can only imagine how bad the book is...

    I seriously never got why people liked it. Seeing as Ford helped make a sequel to it you can be sure that will suck too since Ford hasnt made a good movie since Air Force One.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    Bladerunner is an overrated piece of dreck. I can only imagine how bad the book is...

    I seriously never got why people liked it. Seeing as Ford helped make a sequel to it you can be sure that will suck too since Ford hasnt made a good movie since Air Force One.
    Air Force One is a dressed up Con-Air in a slightly different format. And I love both.

    Never saw Bladerunner. I will admit, this 2049 looks kinda cool, but then saw the title, and thought: "Well, I won't understand any of it, so fuggit."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    Air Force One is a dressed up Con-Air in a slightly different format. And I love both.

    Never saw Bladerunner. I will admit, this 2049 looks kinda cool, but then saw the title, and thought: "Well, I won't understand any of it, so fuggit."
    Critic screenings have started but the embargo hasn't been lifted. Dan Murrel of Screen Junkies says you can follow the story even without seeing the original. He also said non-spoiler reviews will be a challenge because to even mention the plot gives away too much.

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    Bladerunner is, of course, fantastic.

    The book is... well, the book sure isn't the movie, anyway. I don't like the book and it's rare that I don't like PKD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Bladerunner is, of course, fantastic.

    The book is... well, the book sure isn't the movie, anyway. I don't like the book and it's rare that I don't like PKD.
    Agreed, Bladerunner is great. The fact Ford is in the sequel should end the argument as to whether Dekkard was a replicant obviously.

    I enjoyed the book but the movie is better. Same with Minority Report.

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    Agreed, Bladerunner is great. The fact Ford is in the sequel should end the argument as to whether Dekkard was a replicant obviously.
    I loved the ambiguity. But as a friend of mine remarked, "if he's not how can you explain the unicorn?" The only explanation is coincidence, which is weak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    What would be REALLY cool is to see an old B&W movie, maybe a double feature, complete with the newsreels they played at the time. Public Enemy, Scarface, She Done Him Wrong, etc.
    Years ago, there was a traveling production of Napoleon (1927 French, both B&W and silent) that was shown on three screens at once that had a live orchestra with a score by Carmine Coppola. Amazing experience. I saw it at the Chicago Theater as mentioned below.

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    The story of "Napoleon" and Carmine Coppola has become one of the best movie stories in years. The movie originally had a running time of more than four hours, but after its 1927 premiere it was never shown in the original version. Its director, Abel Gance, supervised various reconstructions and shorter versions of the footage, but the myth of the original epic film never died.

    Film historian Kevin Brownlow plundered the film archives of Europe for all the "Napoleon" footage he could find and made some lucky discoveries of scenes that were thought to be completely lost. Then he rebuilt "Napoleon" into a reasonable facsimile of its original version, complete with the famous three-screen, hand-tinted triptych that ended it - an effect that anticipated Cinerama.

    This version played to great acclaim at various small film festivals, and then movie director Francis Ford Coppola got the idea of presenting it properly, with a full orchestral score. He commissioned his 71-year-old father, Carmine, to compose the score, and in January the Coppolas presented "Napoleon" in Radio City Music Hall with Carmine conducting the American Symphony Orchestra.

    "We hoped to play one weekend and maybe break even and pay for printing the scores," Carmine Coppola remembered. "We had to extend for three weekends. We have been totally sold out. You're talking about a $25 top price."

    The story is much the same here in Chicago, where "Napoleon" opens Thursday at the grand old Chicago Theater, a landmark movie palace that opened six years before "Napoleon" did. Carmine Coppola will be in the pit conducting a 60-piece orchestra and the theater's own restored original Mighty Wurlitzer organ.
    The movie itself was really good, and in the setting described above, absolutely fantastic!
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    Agreed, Bladerunner is great. The fact Ford is in the sequel should end the argument as to whether Dekkard was a replicant obviously.

    I enjoyed the book but the movie is better. Same with Minority Report.
    I thought I read the director or writer said in an interview years ago that Dekkard was a replicant at least for the purposes of the story he was making.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    Years ago, there was a traveling production of Napoleon (1927 French, both B&W and silent) that was shown on three screens at once that had a live orchestra with a score by Carmine Coppola. Amazing experience. I saw it at the Chicago Theater as mentioned below.
    That is Abel Gance, right? That would be so wonderful.

    The snowball fight is one of my favorite scenes in all movies. There are special effects in that movie the impact of which have still never been matched, all done with 20s tech.

    Fun fact: the original intended runtime of the Napolean Cycle was 36 hours.
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    fwiw in an interview Ford said he believed he was human. He might have just been playing coy but he said sans smirk.

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