Café Cinema: 1895 - 1999

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Cop 223 wrote:I rather like EWS. I imagine the old fella was getting himself into some Lynch. Fantastically mysterious and uncomfortably erotic.
I wish SKub told Kidman to speak a little faster though.
Now that you've mentioned it, I always thought all of the dialogues, especially hers, were actually one of the crucial elements of the draw... take their final moment in the film, the way she says those lines makes you sorta lean forward, listen up more closely, turn your attention to every word, because you desperately want to know the punch line, you're in William's position - like a puppy waiting for an answer. And when she says it - it's perfect, along with the composition that follows.


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Full Metal Jacket's Sniper Girl. Might be my favorite Stanley Kubrick finale. The set atmosphere, slow motion turnaround, fires... and mostly the music that accompanies this haunting set piece. This scene is so sad and sticks with you long after it's gone.

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Full Metal Jacket's Sniper Girl. Might be my favorite Stanley Kubrick finale. The set atmosphere, slow motion turnaround, fires... and mostly the music that accompanies this haunting set piece. This scene is so sad and sticks with you long after it's gone.
I concur.£

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I was cured alright.

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On May 5, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release GoodFellas on 2-Disc Blu-ray featuring a new documentary with interviews from Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta and more, and a 36-page photo book exploring the films far-reaching influence. The book also includes a letter written by Martin Scorsese.

The 25th Anniversary Blu-ray release of GoodFellas, cited by film critic Roger Ebert as the best mob movie ever, has been remastered from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, supervised by Martin Scorsese. The Blu-ray release also includes Digital HD with UltraViolet and will be available for $34.99 SRP. Fans can also own GoodFellas on Digital HD via purchase from digital retailers.

GoodFellas explores the criminal life like no other movie. Following the rise and fall of a trio of gangsters over 30 years, its an electrifying, fact-inspired tale of living and dying. Based on the true-life best seller Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the film earned six Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director and was named 1990s Best Film by the New York, Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics. In 2000, GoodFellas was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the US Library of Congress.

Scorsese was awarded the Silver Lion Award for Best Director in Venice. Robert De Niro received wide recognition for his performance as veteran criminal Jimmy The Gent Conway, and Joe Pesci, as the volatile Tommy DeVito, walked off with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar®. Academy Award® nominees Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino also turned in electrifying performances.

SPECIAL FEATURES will include all previously released special features along with:
ALL-NEW Documentary includes interview with the Director, cast and some of your all-time favorite movie gangsters! Join some of Martin Scorseses greatest gangsters Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Jack Nicholson and Joe Pesci to discover what its like to work for perhaps the greatest gangster director of them all.
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=15902

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^ That looks neat. Would you consider buying it? I was never a big Goodfellas fan, I like it, just wouldn't buy this particular edition even though it looks great.

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m4st4 wrote:^ That looks neat. Would you consider buying it? I was never a big Goodfellas fan, I like it, just wouldn't buy this particular edition even though it looks great.
As a self-proclaimed Scorsese fanboy, I'll definitely buy it. Even though I don't consider it it his masterpiece, it certainly is one of his greatest achievements.

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I think it's crazy Kurosawa's best composed film isn't mentioned at all (High and Low), but you get the idea. He's come closer than any to surpassing Kubrick as my favorite filmmaker, and they're closer than I sometimes enjoy admitting. Kubrick's work was more abstract and was something someone like Bazin might call neo-cinema or post-cinema. In many ways, I feel as though Kurosawa is simply the best filmmaker in the history of cinema, by virtue of making the opposite of what Kubrick did. That is, by making movie-movies. In that realm, there is no better.


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It's nice to see Goodfellas getting a new Bluray transfer. The current one that's been out is not the best you can get with Bluray that's for sure.

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ComptonTerry wrote:It's nice to see Goodfellas getting a new Bluray transfer. The current one that's been out is not the best you can get with Bluray that's for sure.
Did you really just tenth post KUROSAWA

kid got no respect


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