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Re: Resurrecting the Movies thread...
« Reply #470 on: December 22, 2007, 07:18:50 pm »
I just watched "The Fountain" on DVD and enjoyed it very much. Of course, lots of close-ups of Hugh Jackman probably helped! Even so, I enjoyed the story. The music was great, too. Anyone else here see this?

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Re: Resurrecting the Movies thread...
« Reply #471 on: December 22, 2007, 07:21:50 pm »
I just watched "The Fountain" on DVD and enjoyed it very much. Of course, lots of close-ups of Hugh Jackman probably helped! Even so, I enjoyed the story. The music was great, too. Anyone else here see this?

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Yes.  Saw it when it first came out.  It was marketed badly, it was not at all what we were expecting.  We went without the required box of tissue and suffered for it.  Very good, very sad.

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Re: Resurrecting the Movies thread...
« Reply #472 on: December 22, 2007, 07:25:54 pm »
Yes.  Saw it when it first came out.  It was marketed badly, it was not at all what we were expecting.  We went without the required box of tissue and suffered for it.  Very good, very sad.

Interesting...I am usually a waterworks and cry at anything, but I didn't cry at this. Maybe if I had seen it on the big screen, I would have reacted differently. But I found the whole thing sort of hopeful, as if Tommy and Izzi (or Tomas and Isabel) were going to be together, forever, as she predicted/promised.

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Re: Resurrecting the Movies thread...
« Reply #473 on: December 22, 2007, 07:30:22 pm »
Interesting...I am usually a waterworks and cry at anything, but I didn't cry at this. Maybe if I had seen it on the big screen, I would have reacted differently. But I found the whole thing sort of hopeful, as if Tommy and Izzi (or Tomas and Isabel) were going to be together, forever, as she predicted/promised.

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I didn't take it at all like that.  I took it all as allegorical.  It was all in Tommy's head.  None of the future/historical stuff was real.


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Re: Resurrecting the Movies thread...
« Reply #474 on: December 22, 2007, 07:47:07 pm »
I just watched "The Fountain" on DVD and enjoyed it very much. Of course, lots of close-ups of Hugh Jackman probably helped! Even so, I enjoyed the story. The music was great, too. Anyone else here see this?

L

I LOVED the Fountain!  Hugh was amazing in it, I was really impressed with his performance.  I can't believe he's the same guy who plays Wolverine, talk about range!  I think he's very underrated.  

I was disappointed with the DVD's lack of a director commentary but have since found out that Aronofski recorded one and it's available for downloading on his website if you're interested.  It's in a Torrent format file, whatever that is,  so I haven't figured out how to play it yet. I have to download some sort of software I think, I'm not very tech-savvy unfortunately  :'(

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Re: Resurrecting the Movies thread...
« Reply #475 on: December 22, 2007, 07:52:57 pm »

I didn't take it at all like that.  I took it all as allegorical.  It was all in Tommy's head.  None of the future/historical stuff was real.


The historical stuff was her book. The future stuff was how he finished the book, at her request. But in a spiritual sense, it represented lives past, present, and future. They were going to be together, as she predicted.

That's how I see it, at least, just a few hours after watching it. I need more time to think about it.
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Re: Resurrecting the Movies thread...
« Reply #476 on: December 22, 2007, 07:56:02 pm »
Have any of ya'll seen "A River Runs Through It"? I bought it at the $5.00 bin and I'm thinking about watching it tonight. Will I have to think a lot? I don't want to.  :P
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Re: Resurrecting the Movies thread...
« Reply #477 on: December 22, 2007, 07:56:48 pm »
I LOVED the Fountain!  Hugh was amazing in it, I was really impressed with his performance.  I can't believe he's the same guy who plays Wolverine, talk about range!  I think he's very underrated. 

I was disappointed with the DVD's lack of a director commentary but have since found out that Aronofski recorded one and it's available for downloading on his website if you're interested.  It's in a Torrent format file, whatever that is,  so I haven't figured out how to play it yet. I have to download some sort of software I think, I'm not very tech-savvy unfortunately  :'(

Ah, thanks for this tidbit, oilgun. I'll see if I can find it.

And I knew we had similar taste in movies, despite the Lars and The Real Girl slip up...LOL. But I might just have seen that on a bad day. (Leslie thinks). No...I don't think my opinion will change, no matter what day I see it. Oh well...

I think Hugh is terrific but then...look at my avatar. LOL. I am very worried about Australia, though. Nicole Kidman has been a flop in her last six movies. I am hoping she doesn't drag this down because it is my kind of movie...big sweeping epic. I love those. Hopefully Baz Luhrmann has been able to tease a decent performance out of her this time around.

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Re: Resurrecting the Movies thread...
« Reply #478 on: December 22, 2007, 08:01:07 pm »
I watched 'The Fountain' too in 'simulcast' with Leslie!

as a sort of a Christmas treat!

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Re: Resurrecting the Movies thread...
« Reply #479 on: December 22, 2007, 08:06:31 pm »
Have any of ya'll seen "A River Runs Through It"? I bought it at the $5.00 bin and I'm thinking about watching it tonight. Will I have to think a lot? I don't want to.  :P

Um, the only thing I recall thinking about when I saw that movie was how young and hot Brad Pitt was...this was in his early days, circa Thelma and Louise.

There was some other story going on, something about fly fishing as I recall...LOL

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