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Old 09-03-08, 09:53 PM
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Milk (Van Sant, 2008)

Surprised not to find a thread on this. From the film's IMDB page:
The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, a San Francisco supervisor who was assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone by San Francisco Supervisor Dan White.
A big ol' spoiler there, but I doubt any coverage of this film won't mention Milk's murder.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Writer: Dustin Lance Black
General Release Date: 12/5/08 (US)

Cast:
Sean Penn ... Harvey Milk
Josh Brolin ... Dan White
Emile Hirsch ... Cleve Jones
James Franco ... Scott Smith
Diego Luna ... Jack Lira





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Old 09-03-08, 10:03 PM
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For me, one of the most anticipated films of the fall season!
Old 09-03-08, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by marty888 View Post
For me, one of the most anticipated films of the fall season!
For me as well. Now that the disposable drek of summer is thankfully behind us, we can turn our attention back to films of substance.
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I'm not holding my breath. I only like Van Sant when he's making small indies.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
I'm not holding my breath. I only like Van Sant when he's making small indies.
To Die For was an entertaining, smart film, and I've always had a soft spot for Good Will Hunting - maybe it's because for once a movie got the Boston accent right. Let's all just pretend Finding Forrester and Psycho never happened, shall we?

EDIT: I totally forgot about Even Cowgirls Get the Blues - ye gods, what a spectacular misfire!

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I'm hit or miss with Van Sant, but that is one fantastic trailer. Count me in.
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it seems he is using the same voice he used for I am sam
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Looks like it could be a good movie, but it doesn't interest me.
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
Spoiler:
The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, a San Francisco supervisor who was assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone by San Francisco Supervisor Dan White.
Just because some media outlets *might* ruin the story it doesn't mean go ahead and do it.

Seriously what the hell man?!

You even say they spoil it by giving this info and then you quote the info they gave.

Thanks a ton. Good job dingus.
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Originally Posted by lukewarmwater View Post
Just because some media outlets *might* ruin the story it doesn't mean go ahead and do it.

Seriously what the hell man?!

You even say they spoil it by giving this info and then you quote the info they gave.

Thanks a ton. Good job dingus.
Please. It's a historical fact. Just because you're uninformed doesn't mean it's a spoiler.
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Originally Posted by Sierra Disc View Post
Please. It's a historical fact. Just because you're uninformed doesn't mean it's a spoiler.
Just because it's based on a true story doesn't mean it's a historical fact. If it was jfk or the titanic you might have a point, but not a lot of people know this story, it's really not that well known. And that the op notices it's a spoiler and mentions its a spoiler and doesn't spoilerize the text then yeah it is a spoiler. And at the very least spoilerize the text. It's not difficult.
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It's not a spoiler. Harvey Milk's assassination was big news and going into the movie knowing about it isn't going to be a problem.
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Glad to see Van Sant take a step away from his recent avant-garde experiments -- much anticipating this.
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Looks like a one way ticket to boringsville.

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Originally Posted by Tarantino View Post
Looks like a one way ticket to boringsville.

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Perhaps someone can persuade Van Sant to add a few fart jokes and explosions post-production to keep you amused.
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That might work. Or maybe an explosion or a car chase, here and there. Either way.

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Originally Posted by Tarantino View Post
That might work. Or maybe an explosion or a car chase, here and there. Either way.

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Well, there will be....
Spoiler:
an assassination!
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This looks really good so I hope it doesn't make me fall asleep in 30 minutes like Elephant and Last Days did.
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I like the look of the trailer, I'll be interested in how they show SF, I saw some of the stuff from the castro in the media here, when they were filming.

I'll be there. I'm sure watching it in SF will be great!
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Originally Posted by lukewarmwater View Post
Just because it's based on a true story doesn't mean it's a historical fact. If it was jfk or the titanic you might have a point, but not a lot of people know this story, it's really not that well known. And that the op notices it's a spoiler and mentions its a spoiler and doesn't spoilerize the text then yeah it is a spoiler. And at the very least spoilerize the text. It's not difficult.
actually is a historical fact because it happened in history. you know the past. so whether you or anyone else knew about it or not doesn't mean it didn't happened.
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Originally Posted by freshticles View Post
This looks really good so I hope it doesn't make me fall asleep in 30 minutes like Elephant and Last Days did.
'Last Days' felt endless, 'Elephant' though I thought was rivetting.

Looking forward to seeing 'Milk'
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Looks fascinating, and while the subject matter sells me immediately the cast is the main attraction here. Penn? Brolin? Hirsch? Franco? Luna? Sold.

Danny Elfman's also scoring...love his dramatic work (Midnight Run and Good Will Hunting among them).
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Saw the preview this morning. Looks amazing.
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Originally Posted by marty888 View Post
For me, one of the most anticipated films of the fall season!
Hear, hear!
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