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  • Just because I can't find a better thread to put this in, went to the stage production of To Kill A Mockingbird yesterday that was created by Aaron Sorkin. Definitely had his touch all over it, both good and bad.

    On the good front: the banter was witty, the deconstruction of the plot by interspersing the trial with other events worked very well, and the acting was top notch (bonus being the actress who played Scout in the film now plays Mrs. Dubois on the national tour). The guy who played Atticus really was top notch (though the part still showed it was clearly written for Jeff Daniels), could see why he had previously been nominated for a Tony and won an Emmy.

    On the bad front: if you weren't a male, and preferably a white male, your part was cut way down or simply erased. Scout was reduced primarily to the narrator, Jem's part was expanded, and Dill became the comic relief. Calpurnia was reduced to a stereotypical sassy black woman. Tom Robinson's role expanded, though. Aunt Rachel was cut completely, Mrs. Dubois had about 2 minutes on stage, and Mayella Ewell became a caricature.

    The what the fark parts: they cut one poignant scene and completely farked a couple of others, changing the entire tenor/ moral of the story. The one that really sticks out, though, is that instead of Atticus being spit on with no response as he keeps his cool and dignity, he now puts Bob Ewell in a headlock after losing himself for 30 seconds. Because Sorkin.

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    • I watched the first two Michael Bay Transformers movies.

      Cool explosions, ****ty dialogue, and a story that made absolutely no sense.

      Good Labor Day afternoon time waster.
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      • I think I made it through half of one of those films...I can take a lot but that is too much Michael Bay for these eyes!
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        • What, you all don't appreciate two and a half hour long General Motors adverisements?


          *Edit* Every time I re-watch the first film and all the transformers meet up, i fully expect a cameo from Big & Rich...

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          • Originally posted by Handyman View Post
            I think I made it through half of one of those films...I can take a lot but that is too much Michael Bay for these eyes!
            "And Michael Bay keeps making movies..."
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            • I enjoyed the first one. The rest sucked ***.
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              • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                I enjoyed the first one. The rest sucked ***.
                I quit after the first 10 minutes of the 3rd and watched nothing thereafter.

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                • Forgotten gems of American cinema.
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                  • A German version of All Quiet on the Western Front hits Netflix on 10/28. It will be a must see for me.

                    The Lew Ayres version (1930) is my 2nd favorite anti-war movie with Paths of Glory being #1.
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                    • Originally posted by joecct View Post
                      A German version of All Quiet on the Western Front hits Netflix on 10/28. It will be a must see for me.

                      The Lew Ayres version (1930) is my 2nd favorite anti-war movie with Paths of Glory being #1.
                      I have still never seen Paths of Glory, somehow. The Lew Ayres version is incredible. The classroom scenes (spectacular in the book) would be denounced by both parties if included in an American movie today, that is if they were permitted to be shown at all.


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                      Behind the wagon that we flung him in,

                      And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,

                      His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;

                      If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood

                      Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,

                      Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud

                      Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,—

                      My friend, you would not tell with such high zest

                      To children ardent for some desperate glory,

                      The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est

                      Pro patria mori.


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                      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                        I have still never seen Paths of Glory, somehow. The Lew Ayres version is incredible. The classroom scenes (spectacular in the book) would be denounced by both parties if included in an American movie today, that is if they were permitted to be shown at all.





                        Here ya go.

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                        • There will be an Inside Out 2.

                          I want to give it a chance.
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                          • Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
                            There will be an Inside Out 2.

                            I want to give it a chance.
                            Same here. The original is excellent.
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                            • Originally posted by joecct View Post
                              Oh, I own it. I just haven't actually gotten down to it yet.

                              Likewise:
                              • The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie
                              • Winter Light
                              • Wild Strawberries
                              • Holy Motors
                              • The Ister
                              • Hard to Be a God

                              I will get to them all, very slowly. The two I knocked off last year were The Night of the Hunter and Last Year at Marienbad, both wonderful.
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                              • Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
                                There will be an Inside Out 2.

                                I want to give it a chance.
                                Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                                Same here. The original is excellent.
                                I think it will have good potential. It is a direct sequel to the first and will focus on Riley as a teen with apparently some new emotions making appearances. We saw the humorous potential during the end credits of the 1st when the emotions went haywire when she was around that boy. I'd love it if they have it where she starts to have similar feelings around a girl. Could be an excellent opportunity to explore that. And a big ol middle finger to the magats.

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