These forums may contain mild adult content and are not associated with EON, Sony or any other companies and do not reflect their views.
 
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Last Movie You Watched? the Eleventh

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1 ... 9 ... 14, 15, 16
AuthorMessage
bitchcraft
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 2852
Member Since : 2011-03-28
Location : I don't know what things will be like in 3 years. I don't have 2020 vision.

PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? the Eleventh   Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:57 pm

Salomé wrote:
Ironically, Stephen King supposedly hates that adaptation.

When I first saw The Shining, I didn't even know who he was. It was one of those instances I saw the movie first (I was still a pre-teen), then flipped through the book several years after. The film genuinely spooked me...those 2 little girls who just appear out of nowhere staring at you in a large, empty hotel....and I admit I didn't figure out 'REDRUM' 'til I saw it in the mirror.

I think the first novel I actually read was Salem's Lot.
Back to top Go down
FieldsMan
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 3923
Member Since : 2010-05-12
Location : Piz Gloria

PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? the Eleventh   Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:41 am

The Shining is one of the best horrors, no doubt. Out of Kubrick's films though I prefer Lolita, Dr Strangelove and Clockwork Orange.
Back to top Go down
Strangways&Quarrel
Experienced Correspondent
Experienced Correspondent
avatar

Posts : 218
Member Since : 2013-03-26
Location : Florida

PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? the Eleventh   Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:39 am

FieldsMan wrote:
Ashamed to say I haven't seen The Ipcress File. Can't seem to find a copy down under; the very reason why I have yet to see The Quiller Memorandum.

I haven't seen The Ipcress File yet either as it's pretty hard to find here in the States as well but I can recommend it's Guy Hamilton directed sequel Funeral in Berlin if you ever come across it. It's a very realistic feeling and atmospheric film that was shot on location. It's often considered the best of the three Harry Palmer films and for good reason.
Back to top Go down
FieldsMan
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 3923
Member Since : 2010-05-12
Location : Piz Gloria

PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? the Eleventh   Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:45 am

Added to the list, S&Q!
Back to top Go down
lachesis
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 1582
Member Since : 2011-09-19
Location : Nottingahm, UK

PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? the Eleventh   Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:10 pm

Strangways&Quarrel wrote:
FieldsMan wrote:
Ashamed to say I haven't seen The Ipcress File. Can't seem to find a copy down under; the very reason why I have yet to see The Quiller Memorandum.

I haven't seen The Ipcress File yet either as it's pretty hard to find here in the States as well but I can recommend it's Guy Hamilton directed sequel Funeral in Berlin if you ever come across it. It's a very realistic feeling and atmospheric film that was shot on location. It's often considered the best of the three Harry Palmer films and for good reason.

I'm a big fan of the Harry Palmer films (the first three at least) but yes I would probably rate Funeral in Berlin as the best (IPCRESS File is very close though), Guy Hamilton directs in a very different style to his Bonds really nailing the location and environments. Eva Renzi is also one of the most delicious females to ever walk a spy film, too bad we never saw her in a Bond.

And on that note watch again

Billion Dollar Brain

Not quite of the standard of the first two Palmers but still tremendously entertaining, Caine seems really settled in the role Ken Russell delivers a genuine chill to the snow scenes (a curiously rare achievement in cinema I find) while Karl Marldon and especially Ed Begley make for memorable antagonists.

Indeed General Midwinter could still be fashioned into a template for a Bond Villain....or even a model for Trump!
Back to top Go down
Secret Files
Correspondent
Correspondent
avatar

Posts : 44
Member Since : 2016-12-11
Location : ?

PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? the Eleventh   Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:31 pm

lachesis wrote:
Strangways&Quarrel wrote:
FieldsMan wrote:
Ashamed to say I haven't seen The Ipcress File. Can't seem to find a copy down under; the very reason why I have yet to see The Quiller Memorandum.

I haven't seen The Ipcress File yet either as it's pretty hard to find here in the States as well but I can recommend it's Guy Hamilton directed sequel Funeral in Berlin if you ever come across it. It's a very realistic feeling and atmospheric film that was shot on location. It's often considered the best of the three Harry Palmer films and for good reason.

I'm a big fan of the Harry Palmer films (the first three at least) but yes I would probably rate Funeral in Berlin as the best (IPCRESS File is very close though), Guy Hamilton directs in a very different style to his Bonds really nailing the location and environments. Eva Renzi is also one of the most delicious females to ever walk a spy film, too bad we never saw her in a Bond.

And on that note watch again

Billion Dollar Brain

Not quite of the standard of the first two Palmers but still tremendously entertaining, Caine seems really settled in the role Ken Russell delivers a genuine chill to the snow scenes (a curiously rare achievement in cinema I find) while Karl Marldon and especially Ed Begley make for memorable antagonists.

Indeed General Midwinter could still be fashioned into a template for a Bond Villain....or even a model for Trump!

Couldn't agree more on all points!
Back to top Go down
http://www.thebondologistblog.blogspot.co.uk
FieldsMan
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 3923
Member Since : 2010-05-12
Location : Piz Gloria

PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? the Eleventh   Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:49 am

The Only Living Boy In New York (dir. Marc Webb)

I saw the trailer and thought it looked great. I saw the reviews, and the critics thought otherwise. I saw the film, and thought it was fantastic. Excellent performances from the ensemble, gorgeous photography that makes me want to visit New York and great music, though it's script that hits the right notes. After watching the film in the cinemas, I was watching someone wipe their eyes and heard variations of "What a movie!" and "I just loved his performance" and "Great film!" from other patrons. Either the critics have been off the mark in their assessment, or I'm too easily pleased. Perhaps these are the same critics that adored Casino Royale. 

4/5.
Back to top Go down
Blunt Instrument
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 3128
Member Since : 2011-03-20
Location : Belfast, Northern Ireland

PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? the Eleventh   Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:07 pm

Blade Runner 2049 - it'll be quite some time before I see a movie as visually arresting again, but by God it's arse-numbingly long.
Back to top Go down
Hilly KCMG
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 5333
Member Since : 2010-05-13
Location : Buckinghamshire

PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? the Eleventh   Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:06 pm

Yes, cinemas nowadays don't seem built for long movies. (The IMAX at the BFI in London I recall was one of the worst, sat right at the front watching Dark Knight whilst sort of craning my neck something fierce...long, long film)
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Last Movie You Watched? the Eleventh   

Back to top Go down
 
Last Movie You Watched? the Eleventh
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 16 of 16Go to page : Previous  1 ... 9 ... 14, 15, 16

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Bond And Beyond :: Beyond :: Film News & Film Discussion-
Jump to: