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La La Land detox

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Posted on March 9, 2017 at 06:35:28
Victor Khomenko
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To get rid of the bad taste in your mouth left after watching that crap, order the BD of The Artist.

We watched it again last night - and I am feeling totally cleansed now.


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    You can't unsee it., posted on March 9, 2017 at 16:00:23
    free.ranger
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    I tried that with one of the Transformer flicks. I let my guard down, I get flashbacks. Booze and psychotherapy couldn't wash it. That series would make a great torture technique. Third time through a forced viewing, people will be permanently ruined. I fear La-La for same reason.

     

    But one can cleanse himself, posted on March 10, 2017 at 10:35:06
    Victor Khomenko
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    Japanese movie goers upon viewing La La Land


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  • Managed to avoid this film, ..., posted on March 11, 2017 at 12:22:53
    Audiophilander
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    ...but ritualistic cleansing is a persuasive alternative, especially for those of us who are left leaning observers.

     

    John 10:11, posted on March 11, 2017 at 17:59:12
    Des
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    "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep."

    Forever in your debt V for saving us from La La Hell!

    D

     

    Didn't affect me so much, I found it entertaining, posted on March 13, 2017 at 13:01:36
    jedrider
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    in a very non-descript way.

    I've seen movies that I desperately wanted to unsee. Very desperately ;-) But this was not one of them.

    I thought Moonlight was good. Haven't seen anything else this season, so open to suggestions as my wife usually drags me to see a movie, any movie!

     

    RE: Didn't affect me so much, I found it entertaining, posted on March 13, 2017 at 13:08:44
    pbarach
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    I liked La La Land a lot. I ordered the BD disc, Amazon will ship it April 25.

     

    RE: Didn't affect me so much, I found it entertaining, posted on March 13, 2017 at 20:50:04
    Bill the K
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    I think you will like Bollywood musicals. You can rent DVDs with subtitles on Amazon. Devdas, Dil Se, Bajirao, et al are good. Look out for actors Aiswarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra (Quantico fame) Madhuri Dixit, Sharukh, Salman. Lots of music and dance. Rent them and see.

    Cheers
    Bill

     

    RE: Didn't affect me so much, I found it entertaining, posted on March 14, 2017 at 14:13:15
    pbarach
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    Thanks! I do like Bollywood musicals, actually. I also like Umbrellas of Cherbourg, which was a big influence on the director of La La Land.

     

    I grew up on Indian films, posted on March 15, 2017 at 07:47:13
    Victor Khomenko
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    They were very popular in the USSR, shown all the time, so their syrupy music forever imprinted in my memory - I wish I could get rid of it.

    Early on, they actually made some serious movies, especially those with Raj Kapoor.


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  • RE: I grew up on Indian films, posted on March 15, 2017 at 10:04:13
    Bill the K
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    Raj Kapoor's serious ones were very early ones. Jagte Raho, Awara, Sri420. There was also Barsaat, Andaz. Nargis was the heroine in most of them. The songs were so popular in Russia. My Ukrainian son in law can hum a few. The all time favorite song is one which Raj Kapoor sings (actually not him but a playback singer called Mukesh) which says' My shoe is Japanese, my pants are English, the red cap is Russian but the heart is Indian.' Krushchev and Bulganin while visiting India wanted to visit Kapoor studios and meet Raj Kapoor and his father Prithviraj Kapoor.

    I like Jagte Raho a lot. And the songs of all the movies.

    Bill

     

    RE: I grew up on Indian films, posted on March 16, 2017 at 10:39:29
    Victor Khomenko
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    Those Indian titles throw me off, which one of them could be translated as Vagabond? I think Awaara?


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  • RE: I grew up on Indian films, posted on March 16, 2017 at 20:44:00
    Bill the K
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    Yes, Vagabond is Awaara. Sri 420 is also a vagabond who could be booked as per Section 420 of the Criminal Act. In general Raj Kapoor was imitating Charlie Chaplin. Stalin's successors thought since they could not show pictures of CC, they would show an imitation. The entertainment deprived Russian masses fell for it. The songs had catchy tunes which I am unable to deprogram.

    Cheers
    Bill

     

    We watched it with pleasure last night, posted on March 17, 2017 at 07:38:49
    Victor Khomenko
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    There is that strange special feel - watching something that you remember from over 60 years ago... :)

    I liked it, and did not find the music too much or irritating, the main story is strong enough and songs limited - unlike in the later Indian films, where they tend to dominate weak story line.

    Will try to locate some other films that you recommended - thank you!


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  • After 50 years, posted on March 19, 2017 at 20:14:15
    Bill the K
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    I saw an old movie Hum Dono (We Two) again after 50 years, on Youtube. I was shattered with nostalgic sorrow. It is a very good movie, not too many songs but a few good ones, good acting, good story but sad.

    Best Wishes

    Bill

     

    Can't find it, posted on March 20, 2017 at 08:33:31
    Victor Khomenko
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    Where do you get these?


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  • RE: Can't find it, posted on March 20, 2017 at 22:44:51
    Bill the K
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    Hum Dono 1961 is available on Youtube. 2h long.

    Cheers
    Bill

     

    Thanks, will check it out! nt, posted on March 21, 2017 at 08:27:52
    Victor Khomenko
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  • Bummer... could not find a sub-titled version., posted on March 25, 2017 at 07:16:08
    Victor Khomenko
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    Only in Hindi.

    But by clicking on other Youtube suggestions, we cam across the other marvel we did not see before: Visconti's The Witches with Silvana Mangano.


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