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Old 07-30-04, 02:53 PM
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boogie nights, and Magnolia, should i give them both another try?

i first saw boogie nights about 4 or 5 years ago, and i was only into the chicks, and magnolia bored the living hell out of me. for the most part, i can deal with slower paced movies (didn't care for punch drunk love too much) (please don't include spoilers)
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I would certainly give Boogie Nights another go I love to watch as it builds it's way up to the drug deal/robbery scene. Too many great quotables in this movie.

"This is twice in two days that a girl's OD'd on me"

"I like simple pleasures, like butter in my ass, lollipops in my mouth. That's just me. That's just something that I enjoy."

I have not seen Magnolia so I can't comment.

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Two of my favorite films would definitely get a yes from me.


Yes.
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I think Boogie Nights is more rewatchable than Magnolia but both are good films. However, I only care to own Hard Eight & Punch-Drunk Love.
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Yes.
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I'll withhold personal comments about the movies, but I will say if you ever question if you should give a movie "another try," the answer should always be an automatic yes. You really shouldn't need a second opinion because by asking the question you are already ready to reevaluate the film. Whoa.
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I've seen BOOGIE NIGHTS many times, and I get something more out of it every time I see it. Great film. . So, I guess my answer would be "yes"

I don't like MAGNOLIA as much, but I think it is one of those films that needs more than one viewing.
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In the few years you have been on this forum your taste has grown. I'm willing to bet that you will see them extremely differently now. especially four years after originally seeing them.
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Give Magnolia another shot. Its a great film.
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Everytime I try to re-evaluate them, it just further cements the flaws into my mind. But don't let that stop you.
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I think Cruise's best work is Magnolia.....The scene when he confronts his father is awesome.
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I liked "Magnolia" a lot upon first viewing. "Boogie Nights" I tried once and twice to no avail. I'd stick with M only.
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Rent, don't buy
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I'm a fan of both. Why wouldn't you try again? Where's the hurt in that?

For example, I watched Moulin Rouge on dvd and hated it. I had to turn it off I found it so annoying. Flash forward to a year later, and everyone is saying how great it is and how much they love it. I started thinking maybe I saw it in a weird mood, or didn't get it. I watched it again and guess what? I still hated it. I had to turn it off again. But some movies take a few viewings to grow on people. Rushmore was like that with me, but now it's one of my favorites.

Magnolia seems like less of a crowd pleaser, but I still think it's great.
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Boogie Nights is my second favorite film ever, second only to Pulp Fiction. The cinematography is the best ever. Give it another shot.
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Boogie Nights :

Magnolia: , though I only saw it once and enjoyed some performances, I didn't like the movie as a whole.
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Both movies are great. I re-watched Magnolia after disliking it the first time. Its gets better with each viewing.

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Loved Boogie Nights.

Magnolia took a couple viewings but I really enjoy it now.
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Rypro 525,

Yes. I'll be blunt: you were too young when you saw them the first time. I have no idea whether you will like either of them now, but you owe it to yourself to find out. Personally, I like both of them. All my friends love Boogie Nights and hate Magnolia. Come back and tell us what you think after you watch them again, which you will, because you're that kind of guy. I hope you really like them.

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Interesting comments. I may go back and revisit Magnolia as well. I really didnt like it upon first viewing, and after reading what people have said here, maybe I should give it another shot. I loved Boogie Nights, so dont need to on that one. I also may give Moulin Rouge another shot, but dont know if I can come around on that one...
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After seeing the sources for both Magnolia and Boogie Nights Paul Thomas Anderson can go F- himself.

I did enjoy Tom Cruise in Magnolia though. The hack fortunately couldn't change that.
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Originally posted by scott1598
I liked "Magnolia" a lot upon first viewing. "Boogie Nights" I tried once and twice to no avail. I'd stick with M only.
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.
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I love both of these films very much. I would agree that Magnolia takes more than one viewing to gather it all in.
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Originally posted by AnonomusBob15
Two of my favorite films would definitely get a yes from me.


Yes.
Same here.
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Definately watch them again. I'd probably recommend Boogie Nights first, it's definately the more digestable of the two with a more straightforward structure and perhaps more pop and flair. Magnolia, well I think that movie is brilliant. Boogie Nights is good, but Magnolia just f'in amazing. Well written, brilliantly structured operatic drama. It really does take a few watches to soak all of that movie in, it's so rich with characters, music, story, theme. It's not for everyone but give it a try.

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