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@ Zorobay, agreed, I too cannot recall a single moment in which I was bored watching this film. Lots of films I like though have been described as boring or slow (Easy Rider, Ikiru, Harvey, No Country for Old Men, none of which are related, but you get the idea). Sometimes characterization and plot in cinema have to unfold layer by layer, rather than being stripped to the core at first sight. This makes for a much more enjoyable 2+ hours of viewing.

I particularly enjoyed the thread bare script of this film. Movies don't have to have hardly any words in them to suit their purpose. The non explicitness of this film makes for much more careful viewing by the audience, and overall makes the scenes much more perplexing. The sound track I, as with nearly everyone else, did enjoy.

Another 'boring, slow' film, The Good The Bad and Ugly (which is a related flick in this case), featured a nameless muted character as well. The entire time I was watching Gosling, I could not help thinking of Clint Eastwood. Perhaps it's just the nature of the roles. The way the corners of Gosling's mouth are always turned up makes it seems like the actor is smiling like he knows something you don't. This is a striking resemblance to Eastwood in his classic western trio.

Overall I highly recommend.
9 years 6 months ago
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I thought this was a fantastic adaptation of play! I loved the setting. The entire time I wished that was me hanging out in Italy partying!
9 years 6 months ago
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agreed!
9 years 11 months ago
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lol! that's true Wise Jake!
9 years 11 months ago
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Oh wait, it's totally on there...that's odd when I used the search bar it didn't show up...oh well!
9 years 12 months ago
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Cannot wait until they add Hugo to this site. Best picture of 2011, for sure, or at least the best I saw this year in theaters.
9 years 12 months ago
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Just finished watching this film and vomiting. The backdrop of the abandoned icon that is coney island gave a distinct sense of the deferred dream that this movie is clearly about. I liked the washed out color pallet as well. Overall everything on the screen (including the music coming from it), was extremely effective at stirring up extreme unease and discomfort in the viewer. The love scenes were warm and genuine though, which probably made the contrasting devastation even more horrifying. To me art is inciting emotional responses in the patron with some medium. This film is definitely a work of art, but something I will not see unless I really feel like vomiting again.
10 years 5 months ago
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Wow I just remembered that I had watched this a long time ago and decided to look it up on this site. I definitely am surprised that it is not on more toplists as well.
10 years 5 months ago
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Great special effects, and awesome sets (albeit several anachronisms) ! There is just no excuse for bad script writing though. Also the social commentary was aggravatingly forced. Not impressed by the performances of most of the actors either. However, this is definitely the best movie I've seen in theaters this summer, hope that doesn't stay that way.
10 years 5 months ago
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ugh unfortunately the youtube link (mod-edit: refers to dead link below that has been removed) was not good quality, which made it pretty hard to watch.
10 years 5 months ago
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Chaplin is just so awesome! what a beautiful movie.
10 years 6 months ago
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Only Billy Wilder is awesome enough to give the most memorable line in a movie to a minor character and still have it make perfect sense!
10 years 6 months ago
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Howl's moving castle is kinda lucid and dream-like. I enjoyed it immensely! I feel like not everyone quite connects with that type of fantasy though.

@ Jobeanie, good for you for trying something a second time. I have discovered a great appreciation for film noir and silent movies by giving both a second chance.
10 years 6 months ago
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@ lisamerklin. Even the great Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), who painted the famous 'great wave', had some tentacle art. I will not splay it here because it is way to graphic. This, of course, doesn't answer your question, I have no idea why there is so much tentacle art in Japan, but it's nothing new.
10 years 6 months ago
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Getting a hold of the special extended editions was by far the best way to watch these movies!
10 years 6 months ago
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I love this movie. Beautiful story about seeking harmony and balance with our world. Miyazaki is both a feminist and an environmentalist, which I feel are the foundations to our future on earth. Note when I say feminist, I do not mean women>men, but closer to an ideal that Miyazaki shows in his movies. Where women can be spiritual and political leaders, scientists, military strategists, etc., basically a person is not limited by their gender. I have always had a longing to see women in film presented more like this.

Spirited away is the favorite of all Studio Ghibli films probably, but my personal favorite (of all times) is Princess Mononoke.
10 years 6 months ago
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84 movies to go and I have loaded up my Netflix queue (22 available on instant, the rest need to be mailed, which is ok because they come in within 2 days). Only 2 were not available on Netflix, Sleuth, and The Gold Rush. I promptly found The Gold Rush on youtube and was completely captivated by it. My fist Chaplin film and his first feature too apparently! This is just an example of how this list has served me; I probably would not have seen this movie, or even known about it if the list hadn't presented it to me. Hopefully I will find Sleuth soon too.

I first discovered this list a year ago in hopes of never seeing a 'bad' movie again. Even though some of the movies on this list (that I have seen so far) that were hard for me to watch and I didn't particularly enjoy watching have really opened my mind to major cultural landmarks and filming techniques.

Any movie I see that I don't like, I eagerly seek opposing opinions, and critical evaluation so I can at least try to understand the appeal. This doesn't usually change my opinion but gives me much more satisfaction.

This list has been pretty much perfect for me, so far, as a beginner movie aficionado. I've made some great discoveries and watched movies that I might not have considered otherwise. I challenge that anyone will have movies on the list that they don't like, but that doesn't invalidate them necessarily.
10 years 6 months ago
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I really liked this, it was oh so strange. I don't think I would recommend it to anyone I know personally out of fear that they will forever be disturbed at my taste in movies! This movie was pretty awesome, I really liked the story (even though it was quite twisted).
10 years 6 months ago
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Wilder is just so good at dialogue, this movie was so great!
10 years 6 months ago
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I'm disappointed that it appears no one has done any actual investigation on the true facebook story and doesn't seem to realize that this is a nearly complete work of fiction. The characters are intriguing, but keep in mind nearly completely fabricated. The worst part of this to me is how easily everyone seems to feel authenticity about the entire thing. Don't get me wrong it's a great story and I did think the movie was well made, but I immediately had to check to see how much of it was actually true!
10 years 6 months ago
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Beautiful movie! Felt so real and familiar to me!
10 years 6 months ago
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Mary and Max feel (which btw I did not like), but with much worse animation.
10 years 8 months ago
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I like the music in these betty boop cartoons!
10 years 8 months ago
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I like the music in these betty boop cartoons!
10 years 8 months ago
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Cute!!! I get tired of the evil cat vs. crafty mouse dynamic. It's nice to see a cute little kitten be the underdog!
10 years 8 months ago

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