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The Movie Thread
25 March 2016
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I was going to put this in the “What are you listening to right now?” thread but it’s kind of more interesting to movie buffs so I’ll plonk it down here.

I just listened to a CD of Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos 20 and 21 – piano courtesy of Geza Anda.

The film connections:

  • Geza Anda played the Andante (slow second movement) of #21 in the film Elvira Madigan, which has given the concerto a new name which musical snobs hate – but which is fine by me. It is now often known as Piano Concerto No 21 in C Major, K 467 (‘Elvira Madigan’). The K refers to a catalogue of Mozart’s works and the place in it that this piece has.
  • The Andante of #20 was featured prominently in the film Amadeus. It was played towards the end of the film and over the closing credits (think ‘mediocrities of the world’). There was a different pianist as most of the music was recorded especially for the film.

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At the end of the ‘Bugsy Malone’ film why doesn’t everyone die after being hit by the splurge guns and pies since thats what happens throughout the entire film. Unless they all are dead and that is the after death party; Bugsy and Blousey are the only two not to get hit and are the only two to be seen leaving the club at the end.

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Just watched the bigger part of Love And Mercy. 
I love the Beach Boys ‘ music and I found it interesting to see how these songs were written and what was going on in the mind of Brian Wilson, and how the relations between the bandmembers, but also other people involved in their lives were. 
And even though this movie got praised and is said to be historically pretty accurate, I think I simply don’t care enough about Brian Wilson to watch a 2 hour long film about his life, which is why I turned it off.

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@Necko  – have you seen this documentary? A guy I know told me he loved it but I’ve read wildly mixed reviews of it online. I’d like to know your take on it if you’ve seen it.

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Yes, I have. I own it, in fact. It’s good. Many people review it badly because there were certain points in Ginger Baker’s life where he comes off as a real a-hole and many of the negative reviews of it are really reviewing him as a person rather than reviewing the film itself. 

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Thanks! I almost pulled the trigger on buying it via Amazon until I read some of the reviews. Looking back, you are right about the content of most of the negative ones. I’ll add it back to my wish list after your recommendation.

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If you don’t feel guilty about it, the entire documentary is on YouTube. 

 

https://youtu.be/xwygA3BBUvs

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I’ll probably check out that vid in a few places, thanks. If I like what I see (don’t know why I wouldn’t), I will buy it. As you know by now, I’m old…school and prefer hard copies of movies, CD’s, books, etc…

Appreciate your posting it.

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Watched “The Martian” for the first time today. Not a bad movie, I should say. Besides the fact the main character should’ve died within the first 10 minutes because it was mostly blood at that point

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Watching an ok but too long film called ‘Now You See Me’. As per Hollywood rules a romantic sub-plot has been wedged in when there is no need for it. Added nothing to the film except length.

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”Knielen op een bed violen” which is a Dutch movie that everyone seemed to be hysterical about. Found it very meh, not enough substance to keep a film of this length going.

It’s basically about a guy who was raised in a very religious manner and lost both his parents at a young age. After that he kind of forgets about religion and just lives, gets married and has a child. Later he works as someone who grows and sells flowers and meets a strange man who is from some kind of religion and tells him things. Ths man keeps popping up at times and tells him all kind of things about the religion, gives him books and stuff. As things in his life seems to go wrong (they lose a baby etc.), he decides to convert to that religion and spends the rest of his life as a follower of that religion. This of course has some consequences. There’s a storm which makes him lose all of his flowers and stuff, he gets estranged from his wife and children and at the end he becomes sick and eventually dies, without being allowed to see his wife and children. 

I expected a bit more.

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I watched the new Ghostbusters movie today. It wasn’t a bad movie in my opinion, as I didn’t wanna go to watch the movie in the first place. And there’s one thing that has been annoying me since I saw it, because I swear that during one of the scenes when they were fighting off ghosts in Times Square, I thought I saw a billboard that said “War is over! If you want it”, making me believe that the movie takes place in the 70s. But the technology they’re using to capture these ghosts, are far more advanced then the stuff that we have now. Wow, I might need to stop thinking about that, I’ll go crazy! a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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natureaker said
…because I swear that during one of the scenes when they were fighting off ghosts in Times Square, I thought I saw a billboard that said “War is over! If you want it”, making me believe that the movie takes place in the 70s. But the technology they’re using to capture these ghosts, are far more advanced then the stuff that we have now. Wow, I might need to stop thinking about that, I’ll go crazy! a-hard-days-night-paul-7  

Well actually I’m pretty sure that Yoko has put those up at various points in recent history. I’m pretty sure that the original time those were up was not the only time.

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I am watching Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. It is pretty good. I am not disappointed after reading the comic, however some moments that I was looking forward to are underplayed.

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Linde said
”Knielen op een bed violen” which is a Dutch movie that everyone seemed to be hysterical about. Found it very meh, not enough substance to keep a film of this length going.

It’s basically about a guy who was raised in a very religious manner and lost both his parents at a young age. After that he kind of forgets about religion and just lives, gets married and has a child. Later he works as someone who grows and sells flowers and meets a strange man who is from some kind of religion and tells him things. Ths man keeps popping up at times and tells him all kind of things about the religion, gives him books and stuff. As things in his life seems to go wrong (they lose a baby etc.), he decides to convert to that religion and spends the rest of his life as a follower of that religion. This of course has some consequences. There’s a storm which makes him lose all of his flowers and stuff, he gets estranged from his wife and children and at the end he becomes sick and eventually dies, without being allowed to see his wife and children. 

I expected a bit more.  

That sounds like an awful movie @Linde!

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Oudis said

That sounds like an awful movie @Linde!  

It was! In every sense. The actor who played the main character is a good actor though. 

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Linde said
Just watched the bigger part of Love And Mercy. 
I love the Beach Boys ‘ music and I found it interesting to see how these songs were written and what was going on in the mind of Brian Wilson, and how the relations between the bandmembers, but also other people involved in their lives were. 
And even though this movie got praised and is said to be historically pretty accurate, I think I simply don’t care enough about Brian Wilson to watch a 2 hour long film about his life, which is why I turned it off.  

Since I posted this, I have watched it TWICE! After watching it the first time, the songs got stuck in my head and within a few weeks, I had become a huge Beach Boys fan. 

Oh how things can change.

The last movie I’ve seen was Bridget Jones’ Diary, btw. Wanted to see both BJ films again before I’m going to see the new one. 

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Oh man… LOVE AND MERCY. What a film. I watched it after listening to the Pet Sounds sessions over and over again, and heard lines of dialogue in the studio verbatim. The attention to detail was out of sight. The acting performances by Dano and Cussack are what made the movie for me. The story was told in an emotional, dramatic, and respectful way. I am seeing Brian in concert tomorrow on his Pet Sounds tour. Boy am I excited.

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