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  • fontgeeksogood 24 Aug 2019 22:30:54 6,762 posts
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    Hans Zimmer theme for True Romance is in top ten all-time movie tunes
  • RawShark 24 Aug 2019 23:06:04 728 posts
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    Another critically acclaimed film I never got.... Breakers. Someone is going to have to explain that one to me some time.
  • beastmaster 25 Aug 2019 00:20:27 19,401 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Hans Zimmer theme for True Romance is in top ten all-time movie tunes
    You mean the blatant rip-off of this?

  • RawShark 25 Aug 2019 00:49:54 728 posts
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    Assassination Nation

    So itís the guy who did Euphoria, and they share similar themes - it feels like a Euphoria x Black Mirror mash up feature length pilot. Not that Iím complaining... Euphoria was brilliant and itís better than anything Black Mirror has done recently. Shot beautifully, feels important, amazing soundtrack.

    Recommended


    Or if you like a review with a number at the end...

    It was a good fillum. I liked it very much.

    Eleventy out of Twelve.
  • JoeBlade 25 Aug 2019 09:19:33 4,464 posts
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    The Princess Bride
    Never seen it before even though it is apparently "a classic"
    What an odd film. I know it's meant to be exactly that but still, that was one strange experience.

    Young Robin Wright is something else though. Blimey.

    Utterly confused and very aroused/10

    Edited by JoeBlade at 09:19:47 25-08-2019
  • anephric 25 Aug 2019 09:39:08 3,389 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Hans Zimmer theme for True Romance is in top ten all-time movie tunes
    You mean the blatant rip-off of this?

    This is a bit misplaced as a) all of True Romance is an obvious homage to Badlands and the music just makes it that much more apparent: I don't think Tony Scott was trying to be subtle (has he ever been?); and

    b) Orff based that piece on another traditional composition (that wasn't his and was part of his method of teaching music to children) and part of the point of that method was for others to build off the simple harmonies and create their own versions so...
  • chopsen 25 Aug 2019 09:41:45 20,533 posts
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    I never really got the fuss about PB.

    Bit like a radio 4 sit com, it's nowhere near as funny or arch as it thinks it is.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 25 Aug 2019 09:43:36 16,769 posts
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    I have a similar relationship with Hitchhikers Guide.
  • chopsen 25 Aug 2019 09:46:41 20,533 posts
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    Which literally was a R4 sitcom.
  • challenge_hanukkah 25 Aug 2019 09:49:30 11,136 posts
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    chopsen wrote:
    I never really got the fuss about PB.

    Bit like a radio 4 sit com, it's nowhere near as funny or arch as it thinks it is.
    Strong agree.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Aug 2019 09:49:40 20,717 posts
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    Terry Pratchett stuff for me.
  • challenge_hanukkah 25 Aug 2019 09:49:44 11,136 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    I have a similar relationship with Hitchhikers Guide.
    Strong disagree.
  • GuybrushFreepwood 25 Aug 2019 09:54:09 1,266 posts
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    I love the Princess Bride (though it is starting to look dated in a couple of places now), but the book didn't work for me. That felt like it was trying to be funnier than it was.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 25 Aug 2019 09:54:45 16,769 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    I have a similar relationship with Hitchhikers Guide.
    Strong disagree.
    No really I do. Promise.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 25 Aug 2019 09:55:13 16,769 posts
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    And yeah, Pratchett too.
  • anephric 25 Aug 2019 09:56:10 3,389 posts
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    I love William Goldman, and you have to consider that when the book was written (early 70s) it was fairly ahead of the curve in terms of its meta-ness. There had been a few self-reflexive SF novels written (Philip Jose Farmer, Dick, Vonnegut) but Goldman was fairly groundbreaking in terms of meta high fantasy, however slight it is.

    The main problem I have with the film is that outside of the notion of the affection he was held in by wrestling fans, you can't understand a fucking word Andre the Giant says and it was a terrible idea casting him (or keeping his voice).
  • You-can-call-me-kal 25 Aug 2019 09:56:54 16,769 posts
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    William Goldman is obviously a legend. I came to PB a bit late in the day to love it, but my wife and kids like it and itís rubbed off on me a bit. But I can see how it wouldnít work for others. I did personally prefer the book.
  • nickthegun 25 Aug 2019 09:59:45 78,544 posts
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    I've found myself progressively going off that 80's, overly verbose, smart arse 'like a noun that's verbier than a silk ocelot' comedy like HHGTTG and Pratchett's stuff.

    I struggle a bit with Blackadder these days, too, although Upstart Crow resigned it in a bit.

    To quote Peter Griffin, it insists upon itself.
  • Load_2.0 25 Aug 2019 10:07:39 29,765 posts
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    Pratchett juxtaposing the fantasy/magic and the mundane wore pretty thin for me. I have only read a handful of Discworld but it wasn't my cup of tea.

    Not a fan of HHGTTG either.

    But hey I don't like the Cornetto Trilogy, Spaced or the vast majority of Monty Python either. (Bar a few sketches which are genuinely excellent)
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Aug 2019 10:12:30 20,717 posts
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    Not even Life of Brian?
  • Load_2.0 25 Aug 2019 10:18:55 29,765 posts
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    Not so much...
  • spindle9988 25 Aug 2019 10:20:05 4,955 posts
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    The early discworld books are brilliant, although I was a teen when I read them. The first hitch hikers is great but the rest are shit
  • Dougs 25 Aug 2019 10:20:41 90,230 posts
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    chopsen wrote:
    I never really got the fuss about PB.

    Bit like a radio 4 sit com, it's nowhere near as funny or arch as it thinks it is.
    My wife's family love PB, I am a heretic for not getting it either. I've tried to get through it a dozen times but give up usually after an hour or so. I suspect it's one of these films where nostalgia plays a massive role.

    Edited by Dougs at 11:51:10 25-08-2019
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 25 Aug 2019 10:20:57 20,717 posts
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    What was comedy like in the motherland back in the 70s?
  • TechnoHippy 25 Aug 2019 10:21:34 15,382 posts
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    Pretty much all of my favourites burned in a single page - now I'm down :-(
  • anephric 25 Aug 2019 10:22:34 3,389 posts
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    The main thing that's really dated/patronising in Python is the "ooh look a load of working-class housewives discussing Kant HILARIOUS" or similar. I think that was all Palin and Jones, wasn't it?

    Edited by anephric at 13:32:13 25-08-2019
  • ChiefGB 25 Aug 2019 10:23:46 11,338 posts
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    Heís a very naughty boy
  • chopsen 25 Aug 2019 10:25:21 20,533 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Pratchett juxtaposing the fantasy/magic and the mundane wore pretty thin for me. I have only read a handful of Discworld but it wasn't my cup of tea.

    Not a fan of HHGTTG either.

    But hey I don't like the Cornetto Trilogy, Spaced or the vast majority of Monty Python either. (Bar a few sketches which are genuinely excellent)
    The fuck are you even doing here? Are you lost?
  • challenge_hanukkah 25 Aug 2019 10:27:11 11,136 posts
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    He's right about Wright. He kinda sucks.
  • spindle9988 25 Aug 2019 10:28:40 4,955 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    He's right about Wright. He kinda sucks.
    Oiiiii
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