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Feb
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asked Western with extremely sweat-lathered horses
Feb
19
comment Is the Good, The Bad and The Ugly set before a Fistful of Dollars?
+1 I think people sometimes forget these are just movies, not viewports into some real coherent history. There's an increasing trend for later movies to pander to this. The "suits" in the movie business thought the viewing public would flock to, for example, Alien Resurrection because it contains details that form part of the whole ongoing story, like a soap opera. But a movie is a movie is a movie - prequels and sequels have to stand on their own two feet.
Feb
19
comment Diction in original vs remake of True Grit
Hailee Steinfeld (as Mattie Ross) does an incredibly good job of convincing us that she's "for real" - doubtless with a lot of guidance from the Coens, who presumably selected her for the role anyway. I think we can safely ignore anything Ethan Coen says about whether it's "historically accurate" or not - these guys are in the business of making movies, not teaching historical linguistics. I will admit that aspect in particular of the remake was one of the reasons I thought it was a brilliant film and well worth revisiting. Although for my money Jeff Bridges didn't really cut it here.
Jan
22
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Jan
22
accepted Kid's pictures in Clint Eastwood's True Crime (1999)
Jan
22
comment Kid's pictures in Clint Eastwood's True Crime (1999)
I think I see. You mean it's evocative of the archetypal "innocence of youth". Possibly contrasted with the (re)gained religious faith in which soon-to-be-executed Burchell finds comfort (despite being "innocent" of the crime, he can't actually regain that state of childish "innocence"). Even inattentive viewers could react to this even if they don't consciously notice it being played out - I was sharp enough to notice it right down to the level of that replicated signature, but not sharp enough to appreciate why it was being done in the first place! I'm good with that explanation, thanks!
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Dec
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revised Explanation of Jule's ending monologue
does no harm to clarify what movie we're talking about here
Dec
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suggested approved edit on Explanation of Jule's ending monologue
Dec
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awarded  Editor
Dec
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revised Kid's pictures in Clint Eastwood's True Crime (1999)
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asked Kid's pictures in Clint Eastwood's True Crime (1999)