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Old 08-08-06, 09:22 PM
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The illusionist

after watching the teaser of this movie, i cant wait to watch the full movie. stars ed norton, paul giamatti and jessica biel. Director Neil Burger delights in getting period details right! The illusions are smart, as is the script. The photography is gorgeous, as is Jessica Biel. And the line between truth and illusion is blurred so persuasively that for a moment or two, you may even believe that a romantic costume drama could stand up to all those special-effects blockbusters in the dog days of summer.

you can watch the teaser at www.theillusionist.com
Old 08-08-06, 11:26 PM
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I've been looking forward to this for months. Good to see Ed Norton back on the big screen.
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Wow, the thread starter doesn't sound at all like a plant. This is your first post, you saw just the teaser and can comment on how smart the film and illusions are, and how the line between truth and illusion is so persuasively blurred? Get lost.
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To be fair, it DOES have Jessica Biel...
Old 08-09-06, 04:00 AM
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If only they could have had Jessica Biel in The Prestige as well instead of Scarlett Johannson. She might be (very) pretty but she's a stale actress. Just my opinion of course.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Wow, the thread starter doesn't sound at all like a plant. This is your first post, you saw just the teaser and can comment on how smart the film and illusions are, and how the line between truth and illusion is so persuasively blurred? Get lost.
heh...

Also, the deliberate dis-use of capitalization in the movie title and throughout the post doesn't mean he/she really tried hard to look like a fellow otter...

BLASPHEMY I SAY!!
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Originally Posted by fmian
If only they could have had Jessica Biel in The Prestige as well instead of Scarlett Johannson. She might be (very) pretty but she's a stale actress. Just my opinion of course.
Well, in all fairnes, neither is a great actress (although I give Scarlett a significant edge over Biel), although Jessica Biel is by far more attractive.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Wow, the thread starter doesn't sound at all like a plant. This is your first post, you saw just the teaser and can comment on how smart the film and illusions are, and how the line between truth and illusion is so persuasively blurred? Get lost.
Unfortunately for your threadcrap, he's right on with his comments and yes, I am very much looking forward to this one.
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Unfortunately for your threadcrap, he's right on with his comments and yes, I am very much looking forward to this one.
So the fact that this brand new member has all this positive stuff to say about a movie they've never actually seen doesn't strike you as a bit odd? I'm looking forward to this movie too, but I can't stand this kind of underhanded sneaky marketing.
Old 08-09-06, 04:27 PM
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Does it matter? a thread would have been started in time, it looks like a great film, and I'm looking forward to seeing it.
Old 08-09-06, 07:06 PM
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Well, in all fairnes, neither is a great actress (although I give Scarlett a significant edge over Biel), although Jessica Biel is by far more attractive.
Man I thought I was gonna get blasted for saying something bad about Scarlett. There's a lot of love for her on these boards. You're right, Jessica ain't such a great actress either but her performances tend to blend into her movies whereas as Scarlett stands out more.
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the video kept stopping on me but from what i saw it looked pretty sweet.

plus ed norton, paul giamatti, and bob yari as the producer
Old 08-09-06, 09:05 PM
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It is a shame this movie is being to be released so closely to the prestige. I am sure this will prove to be a good movie, but I want to see it's couterpart so much more.
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I can't believe all the people in this thread defending an obvious shill.

They're like weeds, you have to kill them before they go to seed.

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Old 08-09-06, 09:23 PM
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Who fuckin' cares if he's plugging his own movie? Get over it people. He provided information about the movie with the teaser- that you may or may not have seen already. You can draw your own conclusions about the movie.

I think it looks brilliant.
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If anyone's interested, Yahoo is showing the first six minutes of the film.

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/theillusionist.html
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Originally Posted by Ginwen
I can't believe all the people in this thread defending an obvious shill.

They're like weeds, you have to kill them before they go to seed.
Who cares. Somebody needed to create a thread about the film anyway.


Originally Posted by The_Infidel
If anyone's interested, Yahoo is showing the first six minutes of the film.

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/theillusionist.html
Thanks!
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I guess spamming really does work.
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Saw this at the weekend and loved it, loved norton as Eisenheim, and really loved his manager, who was also in Miami Vice..

I'm surprised this is getting very little discussion at all, as I tried to see it last week in SF and it was sold out, this weeks show also sold out.

And this is the giamatti I love, not the lady in the water crap, rufus sewell was also damned good, I didn't care much for ms biel though.

The film was shot in the czech republic and they recreated Vienna expertly, I kept trying to see if I could see the winter palace.
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and now I see why it's only on 144 screens.
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Originally Posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
and now I see why it's only on 144 screens.
I didn't get a sense of why from your previous post.
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I saw this and really liked it. Ed Norton and Paul Giamatti were really good. Jessica Biel really wasn't in it a whole lot.
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I'm hoping this spreads to more screens this Friday.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
I didn't get a sense of why from your previous post.

I think it's a case of sarcasm lost in text format.
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Punctuation lost, actually. It makes sense once you add one little colon in there.

Originally Posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
I'm surprised this is getting very little discussion at all...

and now I see why: it's only on 144 screens.

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