“Stay golden, Ponyboy.”
I liked this one. And may even have to read the novel at some point. In fact, I’m a little peeved that I never had to read it for school when I was growing-up. But there ya go…. Also, it’s always neat to see all those actors when they were so much younger!
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“Stay golden, Ponyboy.”
This movie was suggested to me by a former co-worked. And I liked it a lot. The cinemetography/scenery, once again, was very beautiful! The story was brutal and compelling, and the characters were multifaceted and skillfully-played.
I liked it. As much as I’m not really into sports, I do enjoy a good sports movie. The underdog, despite all odds, thing always adds something. Plus, boxing is something I’ve always been kind of interested in. The shitty thing is I’d heard how the movie ended so I was kind of waiting for it the whole time. Nevertheless, it was still beautifully acted. And I enjoyed the interactions between Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman (who I then watched in….)
This was just a big ol’ ball of sexuality and vulnerability and 80’s. Some scenes turned-me on, other’s angered me, and other’s made me sad. There was a palpable tension through-out the movie. I’m just thankful I wasn’t one of those unlucky people who accidentally watched this movie with their parents or something!
As a Robin Williams follow-up I watched this one next. I thought it was pretty good. I was an English major (though I didn’t focus mainly on poetry) so much of it rang true with me. Taking time out for beauty, lyricism, creativity, passion, etc. is very important…particularly in our increasingly hectic and regemented lives.
This followed-up watching Full Metal Jacket and was a nice comedic reprieve. Robin Williams sure is something else… so much energy, and intellect (and body hair) in one little charming man. I love how so many of the scenes (i.e. him broadcasting, or otherwise performing for the soldiers) were probably him improving, just spitballing for the cameras. Somehow that makes it more entertaining, like witnessing something special.
I’d seen bits and pieces of this before (like the infamous “Me love you long time” scene) and I’ve been ‘disturbed’ by Vietnam movies before. Well… this is another one that I’m glad I’ve seen (picked up on many allusions, references, etc.) but am in no hurry to see again. All in all, pretty damn decent though.
I mean come on… who didn’t see that coming!
The cinematography in this film was beautiful. Meryl Streep played a fearless and inspiring character and Robert Redford is as alluring and mysterious as ever. Makes me want to visit Africa some day.
1) The Deer Hunter
2) Some Like it Hot
3) Bonnie and Clyde
5) The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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