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While watching, I was thinking about how great horror films like The Exorcist or Psycho keep your eyes riveted to the screen and I couldn’t stop looking away during this, despite the amount of female nudity on display, something I usually enjoy. There’s an ok line every once in a while, but it just isn’t enough to keep me interested.
1 day 13 hours ago
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This was a tough watch. I was cringing through the entire movie.
3 days 11 hours ago
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Silly fun, but could have done without the supernatural element. The evil German was more than enough villain for one film and the CGI villains felt too indebted to the Pirates films.
6 days 15 hours ago
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Heist movies need a big cast of bonafide charming movie stars, which don’t seem to exist anymore. This movie is neither bad nor good. It simply exists. I can’t get worked up one way or the other. Perhaps if this was the first film I ever saw, I would be impressed but since I’ve seen a million movies like this, it simply fails to even garner any kind of reaction.

I should have been tipped off by the boring title.
2 weeks 1 day ago
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Ralf, you may be right but a lot of these Italian productions had no sound on set at all. A lot of the time all sound is dubbed in post-production including incidental sound like footsteps, doors opening and closing, etc. The Italians worked this way back then because their studios weren’t soundproofed like in Hollywood, and also because so much of their revenue was dependent on foreign markets that they needed multiple soundtracks. This is why there are many European films that are co-produced by multiple countries, to maximize their demographic target.
1 month 2 weeks ago
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Favorited the film simply because I’m impressed with a film that looked this good for $50,000.
2 months ago
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I feel like Herzog seems to have a great empathy for the friends of Treadwell. I think he shows wisdom here by not trying to include the death audio within the film and tells Treadwell’s friend to destroy the tape. I might be mistaken but a younger filmmaker might have attempted to use the tape for some kind of shock value.
4 months 1 week ago
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I enjoyed the film but am still uncertain about who would actually listen to a radio show like the one in the film. It kind of reminded me of Clint Eastwood’s ridiculous radio show in Play Misty for Me but even worse.
5 months 3 weeks ago
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Lynch’s worst, most annoying film?
6 months 2 weeks ago
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A fascinating film. References to Night of the Hunter made it even stronger. Fantastic soundtrack. Made me think, not just about the film, but about similar traumatic situations I’ve either heard about from either on the news, or about someone I know in my life.

I thought the blowjob lips makeup scene was a little over the top, but I just searched for it on YouTube and saw there are multiple tutorials, so that shows how much I know.
7 months 1 week ago
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I was thinking this would be better if it wasn’t so bloodless. Kong finally kills something at the halfway point and drinks the brains of whatever out of its skull, and it would have been way more entertaining if the entire movie was like this. Unfortunately, it’s just not violent enough, which seems antithetical to the entire concept of a movie about monsters fighting. They turned them into Pokémon. It was still mildly entertaining, but it panders to children, not unlike the Godzilla films from the late 60s and 70s (not the original from the 50s which is actually scary.) Also, why does this take place in Hong Kong for no reason? Shouldn’t it be Tokyo?
7 months 2 weeks ago
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Outdated? Well, yeah, it’s 65 years old. James Dean would be like 90 years old now if he hadn’t died so young. I don’t even know how you could watch an old film and not expect it to age. If you think this, you’re probably the type of person that’ll be complaining 50 years from now that films aren’t any good anymore because you can’t relate to them anymore. The film isn’t the problem, you are. Of course, the way people talk and dress are going to be entirely different, but the themes are universal. Growing up, getting over your head, finding your place in the world and learning how to be a man are all timeless and won’t ever change.
11 months 1 week ago
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Beautiful, heartbreaking film.
1 year 2 months ago
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After thinking about this for the past 24 hours, i realize this is my film of the year so far and will probably stay that way.
1 year 3 months ago
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The main problem with this movie is that the soundtrack has come to overshadow the film. It’s hard to believe “the kid” is supposed to be struggling with his act while pumping out hit after iconic hit. It is also hard to believe that The Time is up to the challenge of being the rival band. Prince’s charisma will make any other band look like an also-ran. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a strong film with great music but it is a little difficult to look past some of these things.
1 year 7 months ago
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This movie hit too close to home for me. It was so painful that I had to watch it over three days because I kept having to turn it off.
1 year 7 months ago
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Pretty unwatchable... the sound is really messed up. You can hear every squeek of a leather jacket in quiet scenes. And the music is bad as well.
1 year 9 months ago
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I was surprised by how modern the film seemed as I watched it on Netflix. The footage looked so clean, it looked like it could have been filmed yesterday. I’m still processing it in my head, but I loved that I was able to view a new Welles film. I feel like the film will definitely be a love it or hate it thing. Oh, and one other thing... that sex scene in the car looked amazing with all the different kinds of lighting and quick edits.
1 year 10 months ago
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The best part was the 80’s power ballad “Lost in the Woods” in the middle of the film. Reminded me instantly of Chicago’s “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.”
1 year 11 months ago
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I am a total sucker for dog movies. As much as I want to pretend I am some kind of cultured film connoisseur, I think I might love dogs more than any movie. And that rousing Henry V speech Willem Dafoe gives while crossing the sound while the ice cracks! So awesome!
1 year 11 months ago
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Not the first. That was The Living Desert, and before that they had made seven nature short subjects.
2 years ago
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This was Disney’s first completely live action film and they did a great job with it, but if we are being honest the real reason to watch is Robert Newton as Long John Silver. I think Newton was emulated by so many other actors after this movie came out and everyone that was going to play a pirate studied his performance, including Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow. Newton’s characterization is rich and complex and it helps that Silver is not written as being completely bad but has a big soft spot for Jim Hawkins. Hawkins is basically a stand-in for the target audience, meaning young boys and helps the story become theirs. Few of the live action Disney films reach the heights of this film. I’d probably give it a 9/10.
2 years ago
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After seven years, Disney had enough resources to make one of their Triple AAA efforts. There were many nice parts including the sequence with the fairy godmother and going to the ball. The stepmother and Lucifer the cat were perfectly evil. I didn’t enjoy the little talking mice as much as I did when I was young, but that part wasn’t for me. It was designed specifically for children which are the target audience of the film. So it isnt quite up to the heights of the early masterpieces that were the studio’s first five animated films. Where those were all perfect tens, this one is probably an 8.
2 years ago
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Fantastic anthology film. I have trouble choosing a favorite of the Disney package films. It’s between this one and The Three Caballeros. This is also the last one before Disney was able to scrounge up enough cash to put out another full length animated film with a quality level comparable to their pre-war films. Of the two cartoons shown, Ichabod edges over Mr. Toad but just barely. They’re both very charming and full of great characters but Ichabod has great music which makes it just a little more memorable.
2 years ago
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A little too cutesy but also holds your attention. Burl Ives and Beulah Bondi make the film worthwhile.
2 years ago

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