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In Reply to: RE: The Villainess- hot damn! posted by Dr Phibes on November 25, 2017 at 02:06:16
Sure doesn't let up--but driving the car spread-eagled on the bonnet--WTF?
Fun enough I agree
Hi Des- Thanks for your post. It got me thinking and my apologies if I go on too long here..
Funny- after watching 'The Villainess' (twice) we watched 'The Heiress' with Olivia De Havilland and Montgomery Clift. It's a masterpiece. It felt reassuring to watch such great classic film that literally could have been performed in our living room.
That said, because Hollywood seems incapable of presenting any drama on the level of 'The Heiress' or 'Rear Window' etc. - I seem to be leaning towards what current cinema is doing best - video game/Anime inspired films like John Wick and the Villainess. I appreciate the editing, the virtuosic craftsmanship, the action, the choreography, the almost campy violence and by necessity, I totally suspend my belief.
I appreciated 'Hell or High Water' - but I can't say it was an *improvement* over 'No Country for Old Men', or 'In the Heat of the Night' - but 'Mad Max -Fury Road' in 3D was an advancement in cinema techniques. And it was exciting- the Ben-Hur of the new millenium.
Sure - 'The Villainess' and 'John Wick' are ridiculous "...driving the car spread-eagled...", but I think that's a-okay because these action-packed video game/Anime inspired films exemplify where cinema is evolving- and the bar seems to be getting higher. That's why I like 'em.
Have a great day!
Dead right the "older" classics you mention--I've seen them all--are thinking films that involve you in
their psych-you feel and are stirred by the performance and depth that reach your inner emotions !
MacDonalds Digital offerings like V and JW etc are great for the fast food fix--but no lasting mana
Guilty Pleasures only--ha!
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