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So, I went and watched this obscure arthouse film you've probably never heard of yesterday. And I finally made use of that Wordpress account I started ages ago to record some hopefully non-spoilery first impressions.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, I quite liked it.
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...while watching the 2008 X-Files movie (a.k.a. I Want to Believe a.k.a. The One With Billy Connolly In It) last night...

No, not "Yay, it's the Skin Man!" but only because I've seen it a couple of times before. That was certainly my main thought when I first viewed it.

And not how different it was to the first movie made a decade earlier, while being if anything even truer to the actual television series (especially some of those dark, nasty little stories in Season 4 or thereabouts), although that is a thought that has occurred to me before in relation to this film.

Musings Follow )
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I know, trailers are supposed to look ace, but still...look at the cast they've got there, look at the production values and period stylings. And it's directed by Tomas Alfredson, who did the fantastic vampire flick Let the Right One In too. Myself, I'm a big John le Carre fan, especially the Smiley books - I have no idea how they'll fit the labyrinthine plotting and counter-plotting and flashbacks and flashbacks-within-flashbacks from the novel into a two-hour film, so it'll probably be a loose adaptation, I would think. Looks like they're taking a very different tack from the seven-hour 1979 television series starring Alec Guinness, which is also fantastic by the way (recently got it on DVD - I'd only ever seen it before when it was repeated on telly one Xmas about ten years ago, so it was like seeing it properly for the first time - it's classy stuff. Don't  make 'em like that any more). That seems like the only sane approach to be honest. But yep - I might have to go and see this one. I'm sure the queue in front of me will be mainly made of Sherlock fans wanting to see Benny whatshisface getting dangerous, Cold War style... ;D

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I know, trailers are supposed to look ace, but still...look at the cast they've got there, look at the production values and period stylings. And it's directed by Tomas Alfredson, who did the fantastic vampire flick Let the Right One In too. Myself, I'm a big John le Carre fan, especially the Smiley books - I have no idea how they'll fit the labyrinthine plotting and counter-plotting and flashbacks and flashbacks-within-flashbacks from the novel into a two-hour film, so it'll probably be a loose adaptation, I would think. Looks like they're taking a very different tack from the seven-hour 1979 television series starring Alec Guinness, which is also fantastic by the way (recently got it on DVD - I'd only ever seen it before when it was repeated on telly one Xmas about ten years ago, so it was like seeing it properly for the first time - it's classy stuff. Don't  make 'em like that any more). That seems like the only sane approach to be honest. But yep - I might have to go and see this one. I'm sure the queue in front of me will be mainly made of Sherlock fans wanting to see Benny whatshisface getting dangerous, Cold War style... ;D

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A MEME from [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook :

Go to Wikipedia and paste all the films released in the year you were twelve. Put in Italics the ones you've seen. (If you can't remember, you haven't seen them). Any you own, in bold.

Movie Madness!! )


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A MEME from [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook :

Go to Wikipedia and paste all the films released in the year you were twelve. Put in Italics the ones you've seen. (If you can't remember, you haven't seen them). Any you own, in bold.

Movie Madness!! )


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Well, I thought I'd reveal the answers to the movie quotes people didn't guess. And I know everyone will be going "huh?" because that meme was, like, about three years ago, but still. And I wasn't deliberately picking anything obscure to stump people, because with maybe one exception, I don't think these are wilfully obscure. Just a bit elderly maybe, or possibly (without wanting to stereotype), "guy films", some of them. XD

Answers Revealed... )
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Well, I thought I'd reveal the answers to the movie quotes people didn't guess. And I know everyone will be going "huh?" because that meme was, like, about three years ago, but still. And I wasn't deliberately picking anything obscure to stump people, because with maybe one exception, I don't think these are wilfully obscure. Just a bit elderly maybe, or possibly (without wanting to stereotype), "guy films", some of them. XD

Answers Revealed... )
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Nicked acquired from [livejournal.com profile] biichan and [livejournal.com profile] jigglykat 

1. Pick 20 of your favourite movies
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie (or call one up from your memory).
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/USING IMDb SEARCH FUNCTIONS. That, my friends, would be cheating.

Let the Movie Madness Commence... )
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Nicked acquired from [livejournal.com profile] biichan and [livejournal.com profile] jigglykat 

1. Pick 20 of your favourite movies
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie (or call one up from your memory).
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/USING IMDb SEARCH FUNCTIONS. That, my friends, would be cheating.

Let the Movie Madness Commence... )
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I laughed so hard at this that I think I've burst something:

www.cracked.com/article_17131_how-studios-would-have-ended-watchmen-storyboard.html

Still haven't managed to see the movie, but I've heard about the changed ending, and on the whole, while it sounds like a worthy alteration, I think they should have used this one!

"Riiiggghht...noooowww...."

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I laughed so hard at this that I think I've burst something:

www.cracked.com/article_17131_how-studios-would-have-ended-watchmen-storyboard.html

Still haven't managed to see the movie, but I've heard about the changed ending, and on the whole, while it sounds like a worthy alteration, I think they should have used this one!

"Riiiggghht...noooowww...."

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