Author Topic: ABCs at the Movies: The Doubles Round!  (Read 987132 times)

Offline Fran

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"Q" is Qian zuo guai
« Reply #770 on: October 29, 2007, 09:17:50 am »
   


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Re: "S" is Sophie's Choice
« Reply #771 on: October 29, 2007, 10:39:54 am »
==comment==

I was so upset after reading the book, I could never bring myself to see the movie.


==aside==

This is an excellent film, a work that has grown in importance to me over time. While deeply upsetting, it also reaffirms humanity's best impulses through the prism of art. Meryl Streep's performance is outstanding, one of her best.

The original novel also served as basis for a critically lauded 2002 opera (by the same title) composed by Nicholas Maw.

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"R" is Raging Bull
« Reply #772 on: October 29, 2007, 10:47:45 am »
on the 'need to see' list



DeNiro got an Oscar for Best Actor.  Interestingly enough, Joe Pesci got a BAFTA for Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Role.
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"S" is Somewhere in Time
« Reply #773 on: October 29, 2007, 10:51:53 am »
==starring==

Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour

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"T" is Tribute
« Reply #774 on: October 29, 2007, 12:19:51 pm »
Based on the Broadway play
Starring:  Jack Lemmon, Robby Benson, Lee Remick and Colleen Dewhurst

A shallow Broadway press agent learns he is dying just as his cynical extranged son by his ex-wife arrives for a visit.  A lot smaltzie, a little forced and over the top at times.  Seems folks either loved it or hated it.


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"U" is Urban Cowboy
« Reply #775 on: October 29, 2007, 12:22:21 pm »
“It can be a little distressing to have to overintellectualize yourself” - Heath Ledger

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"V" is Virus
« Reply #776 on: October 29, 2007, 12:33:59 pm »
==comment==

A classic in the Italian zombie genre, with lots of gore.
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"W" is The Watcher in the Woods
« Reply #777 on: October 29, 2007, 12:37:30 pm »



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"X" is Xanadu
« Reply #778 on: October 29, 2007, 12:42:45 pm »

Despite the new "X" rule, I had to post this one. 

From broadway.com:

"When it opened, Xanadu was panned by film critics and helped put the freeze on movie musicals in Hollywood for more than twenty years. The London Evening News called the film "the most dreadful, tasteless movie of the decade. Indeed, of all time." It went on to gross just $10 million and earn six 1981 Razzie Award nominations for Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Michael Beck), Worst Actress (Newton-John), Worst Screenplay and Worst Original Song, taking home Worst Director for Robert Greenwald. (Can't Stop the Music, the Village People movie, beat Xanadu for Worst Picture)..."


Michael Beck and Olivia Newton-John

BTW, a Broadway adaptation opened in June.  God help us.  God help Broadway.
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"Y" is You Better Watch Out
« Reply #779 on: October 29, 2007, 12:47:56 pm »
==from IMDb==

A psycho in a Santa suit gets to decide who's been naughty and who's been nice.

==aside==Paul

A real X movie! Thanks for posting!
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