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  •  Spielberg is not the only (5+ / 0-)

    Director who can ruin his own movie with a "director's cut".  My ire remain high at George Lucas for his continued modifications of the original Star Wars. The one I saw 17 times at the movie theater in the 70's as an awed teenage science fiction/fantasy fangirl.

    Unlimited budgets and blockbuster expectations messes with these folks minds...

    Every time history repeats itself, the price goes up...East Wing Rules

    by Pithy Cherub on Wed Jun 15, 2011 at 05:53:04 PM PDT

    •  Good movies are still being made (0+ / 0-)

      You just seldom find them in commercial theaters.

      Before investing your time and $$$ check out the Rotten Tomatoes website. It has reviews from all  the major reviewers and a percent ranking determined by all the reviews.

      The best real movies are usually either independent films or are foreign. Most don't have big ad budgets and are not well known. You have to search for them.

      Two movies that spoke to me

      Best of Youth...
      is a wonderful epic Italian  film about a family set against the events in Italy from the 1960's to 2000. It is 6 hours long and you could go for another 6. I have seen it three times.

      City of God (Cidade de Deus) is a Brazilian film that is a true story about children of the slums.  Almost all the actors are non professionals who were then residents of the slums.  The violence in the movie is not there for show, but for purpose. The chicken chase scene at the beginning and end of the movie is flat out brilliant. The chicken gets away as does one character in the story. I have lost track how many times I have seen it.

      "Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed." The Little Prince

      by Jane Lew on Wed Jun 15, 2011 at 09:42:20 PM PDT

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