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boogie nights, and Magnolia, should i give them both another try?

Old 04-01-08, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
That part throws a lot of people out of the movie... especially after investing all this time with the characters to have it rain those probably took a lot of people out of the film, but I think it ties back perfectly to the beginning narrative.
agreed, as I thought the line of dialogue the kid said right before he said it.
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I enjoyed BOOGIE NIGHTS despite the obvious Scorsese rip-offs.

I despised MAGNOLIA. Pretentious crap and overlong. But a lot of people I know love it.
Old 12-09-08, 11:22 AM
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Ebert considers Magnolia a Great Movie:

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...WS08/811279997

I now feel much better about the drama in the TWBB thread.
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Originally Posted by Brack
Ebert considers Magnolia a Great Movie:

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...WS08/811279997
I swear, I love the man and he's gotten me into cinema as much as any movie, but that is just depressing. Magnolia is the most pretentious "I can be like Scorsese 2 u guyz!" movie ever made. I dread the day he puts "Crash" on that list.
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I think Magnolia is way more "I can be like Altman 2 u guyz!" than Scorsese.
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23
I think Magnolia is way more "I can be like Altman 2 u guyz!" than Scorsese.
Plot wise, it's Altman, but the camera movements scream Scorsese rip-off. He uses all the tricks, but in ways that in no way serve the story. I always get a kick out of Kevin Smith's views on the film:

"They sent me an Academy screener DVD this week. I'll never watch it again, but I will keep it. I'll keep it right on my desk, as a constant reminder that a bloated sense of self-importance is the most unattractive quality in a person or their work."

Thank God the man turned it around with There Will be Blood.
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Originally Posted by Sanjuro37
I always get a kick out of Kevin Smith's views on the film:

"They sent me an Academy screener DVD this week. I'll never watch it again, but I will keep it. I'll keep it right on my desk, as a constant reminder that a bloated sense of self-importance is the most unattractive quality in a person or their work."
He's a fine one to talk.
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Originally Posted by Sanjuro37
Plot wise, it's Altman, but the camera movements scream Scorsese rip-off. He uses all the tricks, but in ways that in no way serve the story. I always get a kick out of Kevin Smith's views on the film:

"They sent me an Academy screener DVD this week. I'll never watch it again, but I will keep it. I'll keep it right on my desk, as a constant reminder that a bloated sense of self-importance is the most unattractive quality in a person or their work."

Thank God the man turned it around with There Will be Blood.
i agree with all this, i used to like magnolia... but now I find it very immature, from the writing and filmmaking... IMO with there will be blood, PTA learned about silence, and minimalism to create more meaning.
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^^^ Eh, I don't think Magnolia's story called for the same things as TWWB.
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Originally Posted by movielib
I agree. We seem to be in the minority.

I think Magnolia is a masterpiece, the best film of 1999 and in the top five of the 90s.
Agreed! PTA use of Aimee Mann in Magnolia is what Mike Nichol's did with Simon & Garfunkel in "The Graduate.

"We may be through with the past, but the past ain't through with us".
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For anyone living in the DC area, the AFI Silver is having a PTA festival for the next few weeks. They just got done with Boogie Nights and Hard Eight and have Punch Drunk and Magnolia showing this week. God I love that theater.
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suposing i get my car back, i'm going to one the magnolia screenings

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