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Moulin Rouge is one of the greatest films of the century
« on: October 03, 2021, 07:32:42 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2021, 08:36:54 AM »

Watched it once about fifteen years ago and it gave me a headache. A right stinging bastard behind the eye. Never had any desire to rewatch it thank you.

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2021, 09:55:37 AM »
Absolute dog shit

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2021, 10:35:32 AM »
Had to stop it after half an hour and go for a walk.

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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2021, 10:44:31 AM »
Yeah, it was horseshit.
I figured it'd be worth the price of entry to see Kylie's tinkerbell, but it wasn't.

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2021, 11:16:43 AM »
Never saw it but Rouge One a Star Wars story was a sensible prequel so maybe the original will hold up to the tests of time, as they say.



wish me luck:  I have skipped the adverts and the theme tune is beginning.  let’s see if any ushers stop me from sitting down

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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2021, 11:18:56 AM »
did Robin Williams do the musical score?  The theme tune at any rate doesn’t sound like his usual Indiana Jones / ET stuff


A bit off-piste, Williams mate!  Or should I say “on the piss” haha!  (drunk)

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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2021, 11:31:24 AM »
(British slang, meaning “drunk”)

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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2021, 09:54:57 PM »
I've been looking for a list of every film where someone coughs blood into a handkerchief and then dies.

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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2021, 09:59:12 PM »
I've been looking for a list of every film where someone coughs blood into a handkerchief and then dies.

Films with nosebleeds, where they sniff the blood back to stop it pouring out, but it has such tremendous volume that it smacks them around their windpipe zone and makes them choke and gasp and splutter blood out of their mouths


really weird at first because it's not clear what's happening.  usually it's handled with exposition




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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2021, 10:00:44 PM »
Not even John Leguizamo can save this manic rubbish

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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2021, 10:12:36 PM »
I've been looking for a list of every film where someone coughs blood into a handkerchief and then dies.

Boom!

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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2021, 10:34:40 PM »
Not even John Leguizamo can save this manic rubbish

thread or film?

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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2021, 10:42:09 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2021, 12:13:41 AM »
Is that the one where Jim Broadband sings Smells Like Teen Spirit near the beginning?  If so, I switched it off at that point and have never gone back to it, nor have I had the slightest desire to go back to it.  One of only a very very few films I've switched off before the end.

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« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2021, 12:16:48 AM »
Never seen it. Don’t they all just mime to other peoples songs and hastily change the subject whenever anyone mentions Dennis Potter?

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« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2021, 07:17:53 AM »
No, they sing the songs and the songs are arranged specifically for the film

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« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2021, 07:25:28 AM »
No, they sing the songs and the songs are arranged specifically for the film

“Arranged” like a tabletop of rusty trinkets in a car boot sale?

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« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2021, 07:26:19 AM »
They do change the subject whenever anyone mentions Dennis Potter, though.



All the Dennis Potter mentions and hasty avoidances are unscripted, as well.  Some say the “avoidant” actors are merely attempting to get back on script, but they are also at the same time avoiding the subject of Dennis Potter aren’t they.

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« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2021, 10:54:38 AM »
Jose Ferrer was magnificent as Toulouse-Lautrec. Gorgeous sumptuous colour cinematography by John Huston and his crew. A delightful film but maybe just lacks a bit of vigor.
4 out of 5.

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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2021, 11:04:04 AM »
Dull.  Saw it once then forgot about it until today.

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« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2021, 11:12:25 AM »
I've been looking for a list of every film where someone coughs blood into a handkerchief and then dies.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BloodFromTheMouth

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« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2021, 01:01:00 PM »
Watched about half of this, maybe less. Turned off as I felt a migraine coming on.

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« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2021, 04:24:37 PM »
Saw it years ago, at the cinema next to the studio it was filmed in.

Meh, it seems to achieve what it meant to, lots of big show numbers and that (I see it's categorised as a "Jukebox Musical", so, that's a thing). I'm sure the people it was targeted at liked it, good for them. I have no desire to see it again.

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« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2021, 04:50:08 PM »
The only good musical is Grease, and Saturday Night Fever, if that counts as a musical.

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« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2021, 06:12:14 PM »
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Bugsy Malone
Sweeney Todd
West Side Story



That might be it for good musicals.

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« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2021, 06:42:05 PM »
We liked the wizard of oz and annie when we were little.
Little shop of horrors is good fun. The colour one, i haven't seen the old one.

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« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2021, 07:04:42 PM »
I'm famous for generally hating musicals (I find them embarrassing), and the only ones I like are:
South Park
Cannibal the Musical (which specifically refers to how fucking odd musicals are if you stop and think about it for a second)
Blues Brothers (although I tend to subscribe to Landis' own opinion that it's not really a musical in the traditional sense)
Willy Wonka
West Side Story
Muppet films I guess, although they're minimal

That's where people randomly burst into song and/or dance in a public place and everyone else seems to know the lyrics and/or dance moves as well, as distinct from films which feature performances - the most recent A Star Is Born, for example.

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« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2021, 08:22:42 PM »
Yeah, Muppets Christmas Carol is a good shout.  South Park Movie too.


Like you I can't be doing with most musicals - they make my skin creep.

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« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2021, 08:41:17 PM »
I don’t mind the odd musical or two, and I can appreciate the talent that goes into making them. What annoys me is that the plot exists merely to link the songs. To my mind it should be the other way around. But no, it’s the sing that matter, and the rest is sneeringly referred to as the “book.”

Musicals are like porn films only with singing instead of fucking.

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