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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by bowenjones, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. bowenjones

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    why?

    all things being equal wouldn't the PAL be better than NTSC if everything else is equal.

    or is it the R2 dsitributor you have issue with?

    just curious I've got the R2 on order from play
     
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    I turned this movie off :eek: But I might have to try it again now I'm a bit more mature. People are always saying what a brilliant film it is.
     
  4. Stuart Little

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    I'm with you on that one Ace.....I thought it was one of the most over rated films of it's era. Slow paced and uninspiring are two descriptive words.
     
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    one of my favs of all time. the more i watch it the funnier it gets.
     
  6. adox

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    one of my favs of all time. the more i watch it the funnier it gets.
     
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    Wow... there's an echo.... :D
     
  8. Stuart Little

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    I can't remember a funny bit in it :rolleyes:
     
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    It is a great film with plenty of snow and some shootings.
     
  10. graham.myers

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    its a while since I watched it (I had it on LD). it was funny in bits but I think we're laughing at the characters rather than with them.
     
  11. James45

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    bunch of quirky people saying "Yah ok then!" in strange American accents that sound mildly Swedish. Couldn't understand what all the fuss was about myself.
     
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    IMDB says "The funniest film of 1996" and I agree.
     
  13. graham.myers

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    1996 was a slow year

    Yak, OK
     
  14. James45

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    for a time IMDb also listed the three lead actors of Blair Witch Project as dead thinking it was based on real footage... doesn't mean I believe them
     
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    A bit like their career's now :D
     
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    I thought Fargo was brilliant... and very funny.

    William H. Macy is just incredible in it. Especially the scene with the cop in the car dealership.
     
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    I think this is one of the best movies ever made. I didn't know it would be out on DVD soon. I'm delighted. :)
     
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    I shall pre-order this the day that the pre-orders are announced as I like this film so much
     
  19. James45

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    Yah ok!:rolleyes:
     
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    Class film, as is anything by the Coens.
    My personal fav bit is where Macy loses it while scraping the ice off his car before checking to see if anyone was looking.
    I've had the R1 for ages - didn't realise there was an SE on the way. I'll check it out.
     
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    Very true! Perhaps a few fart & poo gags would have broadened it's appeal to include a few of this threads contributors? :devil:

    Yummy Fur
     
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    It's a great film, although it is pretty slow.

    The interview with the two slappers in the bar is pretty funny, I'd say. Didn't what's-her-name who played the cop win an oscar for that film?

    I watched 'The Man Who Wasn't There' recently, and thoroughly enjoyed that, too. It's particularly slow, but for some reason you just get drawn into it: a classic Coen brothers film.

    I guess films don't have to be 'pacey' to be good...
     
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    She is also married to what's-his-name who directed the film
     
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    She is also married to what's-his-name who directed the film
     
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    francis mcdormund, shes the partner of one of the coen brothers
     
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    Ah, that's that gap in my knowledge filled.

    I love all sorts of films, but I never remember the names of any actors or actresses. I only occasionally remember the names of directors.

    My girlfriend, on the other hand, can reel off hours of information about anyone that you care to point out in a film, with all the details of their career, political views, medical history and romantic attachments. It's really quite baffling to me. Perhaps it's all those glossy gossip magazines she insists on buying. They don't even make good spoils for the fire...
     
  27. James45

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    yes that would have made it much better!:clap:
     
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    Frances McDormand, yeah.

    I must confess that I don't usually "get" Coen brothers' films. Barton Fink left me very cold indeed - except for the Chandleresque cops, I liked them - and I can't have laughed more than half a dozen times throughout the whole of The Big Lebowski; but Fargo, I think, is a masterpiece. I thought the ending was a little too violent, but given that it was based on a true story I guess they couldn't mess with it too much.

    Come to think of it, I did actually laugh a lot during O brother where art thou? More enjoyably silly than some of their other stuff.
     
  29. Yummy Fur

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    I had a feeling you would think so! :D
    Still if the Coen Bros are not your thing, there's always the Farrelly Bros....

    Yummy Fur
     
  30. tomson

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    Totally agree with you on that - a brilliant film, slow but utterly absorbing.

    My missus fell asleep during it tho :rolleyes:
     

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