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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 85.222.86.72
Posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 - 02:56 pm:   

Video review from Guardian plus trailer (in parts).http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2010/jun/04/the-killer-inside-me
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 - 03:09 pm:   

This is one of those films I will make a point of not going to see, no matter how good the reviews are, because I have yet to read the source novel. Ramsey recommended it and after reading 'The Getaway' I'm a committed Jim Thompson fan now.

This is me making a conscious decision to rank Literature above Cinema as an artform.
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 85.222.86.72
Posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 - 03:39 pm:   

It's a masterpiece (of it's type)
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 - 03:46 pm:   

So I believe...
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 05:54 pm:   

Hooray!!

Coming out of seeing 'Whatever Works' last night (my new Film of the Year) I decided to buy my ticket for Godard's 'Breathless' tonight and thought I was hallucinating when, lo and behold, what were they selling behind the counter at the box office but a new edition of Jim Thompson's 'The Killer Inside Me'!!!!

So I snapped up both without even thinking. Thankfully the book has a beautiful retro style cover and not one of those awful film tie-in affairs, a pet hate of mine.

So 'Breathless' at 9.00 tonight (can't wait) and 'The Killer Inside Me' as soon as I finish 'The Unlimited Dream Company'.

I love it when a plan comes together...
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 85.222.86.72
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 05:59 pm:   

Breathless is fantastic, Steve. You'll bloody love it.

Dare I say it, but have you seen the remake with Richard Gere?????
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 82.17.252.126
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 08:44 pm:   

Haven't seen the remake as I was always holding out to see the original first but I've heard from friends, whose opinion I trust, that it stinks to high heaven.

There's a thought, I must make a list of the "Great Cinema Classics" that I've yet to see. Polanski's 'Macbeth' again springs to mind, which I've just realised I can now order online! I would consider myself "well viewed" but there are still so many others yet to see...
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.240.106
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 10:35 pm:   

bout de souffle is indeed excellent. And you know what, Jim Mcbride's remake isn't bad either.

Polanski's Macbeth is my favourite cinema adaptation of Shakespeare, with Throne of Blood running a very close seciond.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.240.106
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 10:35 pm:   

or even second.
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 85.222.86.72
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 10:42 pm:   

No, you wrote seciond, you can't take it back. It's there for time immemorial.

But I agree about the Breathless remake...it's not half bad.

BTW: I have Dead Set, is is it any good? I know Charlie Brooker wrote it, but I have no idea if my friend's insistence is based on loyalty to his favourite journo/critic, whatever his credentials, or whether it really is THAT good.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.240.106
Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 10:45 pm:   

I can't stand Charlie Brooker (he's made a career out of stating the obvious) but loved Dead Set.
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 82.17.252.126
Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 12:08 am:   

Just back from 'Breathless' and, yes, it's a beautiful piece of cinema - gorgeous to look at, charismatically played, witty, thrilling, sexy, poignant and profound with every scene and composition done to perfection - Paris has never looked more enchanting. A heartfelt ode to (and deconstruction of) American film noir and doomed romance that was a complete joy to experience. What a total bitch but, by heck, if ever a girl was "to die for" it was she... sigh.

After this and last night's movie I feel all cinematically rejuvenated!
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Stu (Stu)
Username: Stu

Registered: 04-2008
Posted From: 82.14.58.15
Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 09:12 am:   

Dead Set was pretty good.

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