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The Ninth Gate

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Lex, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. Lex

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    Hi all,

    Just watched Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate on Sky and I have a question...

    What the bloody hell was all that about!?!?!?

    Anyone seen it? :confused:
     
  2. Thor

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    Yeah, I was a little confused too. She was the devil and he solved the riddle in the end I think.:confused:
    A weak ending though.:confused:
     
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    I like it, the end is definitely rushed though.
     
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    Looks for it now on sky, i assume Lex does not understand many things ;)
     
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    What about the bit where Olin's character suddenly 'flies' down the stairs and fights those bad guys? Weird.
     
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    Should have known it was crap when I saw Johnny Depp was in it. Good actor but makes toss choices of films.
     
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    i saw this film when it first came out with a friend of mine. i heard of it, but never really put any thought into it. he told me he wanted to see it because it had really cool special effects. well, we went to see it, and the movie caught me by surprise on how intelligent it is. what i've heard is that there are nine gates of hell and all that jazz, so the plot is plausible. by the end, i understood the film completely. i thought my friend and i would have one of our typical "after movie" conversations. but no, he disliked the film. but i think he thought he'd see more gore or special effects, which i think would have ruined the movie. my dad also saw it and didn't like it, but i simply think in his case the subject matter was over his head. now don't get me wrong, i am not a satanist, but i had a friend who explained some of this subject matter to me because he was once curious. i also didn't base how i feel about this film on what he said. it just helped me make sense of it. that, and the fact that i went in without any idea on how this movie was to be, lend me to really liking it. this is not a movie for everyone. it's an old-school tale filled with old books and older people who are evil at heart. not some special effects gore fest. so, to most viewers, the content may be too far-fetched, dark, or over their heads. or as in the case of my friend, stupid, boring, and not what he thought it was
     
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    He appears to understand English grammar though.
     
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    Wasn't looking for gore, don't mind far fetched, love dark, so ah muss be fik! And I thought it was just a crap film.
     
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    It was almost like Polanski's homage to Argento though, didn't you think? Bit of a murder/mystery thriller with pointless sex and a European location to boot.
     
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    So, as Lex quotes, is Olin a demon or the Devil and why was Johnny Depp chosen by her? He must have suspected something was up all along as she kept appearing wherever he travelled too. Still puzzled??:confused:
     
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    I thought she was supposed to be his guardian angel?
     
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    Is there such a thing ? :D
     
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    I wish peeples wood stop pointin out grammatical errors-its so roode!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The reason people do this though,is because they do not have the wit and intelligence to reply courteously.

    Doug :) :mad:
     
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    Ok Lex i've been looking for this film on sky but to no avail. My curiosity had been prompted and i was so willing to give you an intelligent indepth explaination :D *gone fishing*
     
  16. Lex

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    An intelligent indepth explanation huh? Sounds painful :( :eek:

    Actually, upon further reflection I have concluded that the film was about nothing - it was just crap story telling dressed up as an art film. :devil: :)
     
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    I would just like to point out the one that was looking after Depp’s interest was Emmanuelle Seigner (the blonde). Lina Olin was the widow of the guy who owned the book (the brunet).
     
  18. Lex

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    Ah, whatever happened to Wurzel? His in-depth knowledge of all things film is sorely missed...
     
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    I heard that he died of anthrax

    RIP
     

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    No, I'm sure he was put down after contracting foot-and-mouth disease at a stag party. :lesson:
     

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