948 The Princess Bride

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nitin
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Re: 948 The Princess Bride

#26 Post by nitin » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:02 am

Isnt the success of all the Marvel movies proof of something in this day and age that a lot of people can agree upon despite (most of) them not being anything that is (usually) all that good?

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Re: 948 The Princess Bride

#27 Post by black&huge » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:19 am

nitin wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:02 am
Isnt the success of all the Marvel movies proof of something in this day and age that a lot of people can agree upon despite (most of) them not being anything that is (usually) all that good?
Not really. Look at the state of the industry and it's no wonder why franchises are basically the most pushed upon option. If the market was more diverse these days then yeah.

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Re: 948 The Princess Bride

#28 Post by dda1996a » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:17 am

knives wrote:
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The one this thread is dedicated to. Are you sure you don't have me mixed up with someone else as in general I would say I am rather positive in my film specific comments.
I just recall you disliking many films, but I wasn't hurt because you dislike Raging Bull (or color Kurosawa) was just interested in reading what constitutes a good film for you.

As for Marvel, most people this age just have no interest in any deeper films beyond big explosions and some humor, which most superheroes answer for. That they are almost all safe, predictable and boring films with nothing to offer is only half the problem.

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Re: 948 The Princess Bride

#29 Post by knives » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:48 am

dda1996a wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:17 am
knives wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:47 am
The one this thread is dedicated to. Are you sure you don't have me mixed up with someone else as in general I would say I am rather positive in my film specific comments.
I just recall you disliking many films, but I wasn't hurt because you dislike Raging Bull (or color Kurosawa) was just interested in reading what constitutes a good film for you.

As for Marvel, most people this age just have no interest in any deeper films beyond big explosions and some humor, which most superheroes answer for. That they are almost all safe, predictable and boring films with nothing to offer is only half the problem.
If I am to be remembered at all I'd rather it be for my weird positive opinions than my negative ones.
As for Marvel, that comment could literally apply to any era, or need I remind that the longest running American movie series is Blondie and the continued success of James Bond.

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Re: 948 The Princess Bride

#30 Post by bearcuborg » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:36 am

Costa wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:03 pm
I wonder if I'm the only one here that doesn't like this film.
I LOVE 80s fantasy films (Labyrinth, Willow and Legend are my favourite), but I found this one of the worst films I've ever seen.
I am not sure what I might have missed.
Although seeing this edition, i want to re-evaluate it and like it so that I could buy it.
Based on everything you said, if you didn’t like it then, you won’t like it now.

For what it’s worth, I love those Arthur Lake Blondies!

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Re: 948 The Princess Bride

#31 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:21 am

It wouldn't have made much difference here if it was included obviously, but a nice bit of trivia is that the video for the song was directed by David Fincher.

I like it but don't have much strong feelings or interest apart from maybe checking out the laserdisc-era supplements. It's a good time for Criterion as far as bridging that gap between what they could get away with releasing then and what they can now in the post-DVD boom era.

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Re: 948 The Princess Bride

#32 Post by cdnchris » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:58 am

The Criterion commentary hasn't been available anywhere else, has it? I'm just aware of the separate Reiner and Goldman tracks recorded for the MGM special editions.

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Re: 948 The Princess Bride

#33 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:23 pm

All I remember of the Goldman commentary on the old Blu-ray is him pointing out all the things Reiner changed

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Re: 948 The Princess Bride

#34 Post by Lost Highway » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:50 am

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:23 pm
All I remember of the Goldman commentary on the old Blu-ray is him pointing out all the things Reiner changed
I’ve never listened to that and always wondered how he felt about that. I read Goldman’s novel long before the movie came out (for some reason the book was more popular in Germany than anywhere else) and when you’ve loved a book it’s hard not to compare the two. All the best jokes from the novel are missing and it also becomes incredibly moving in a way the film doesn’t. I thought the film’s strength is that it’s very well cast but that’s about the best I can say for it,

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Re: 948 The Princess Bride

#35 Post by seventake2 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:27 pm

Lost Highway wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:50 am
domino harvey wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:23 pm
All I remember of the Goldman commentary on the old Blu-ray is him pointing out all the things Reiner changed
I’ve never listened to that and always wondered how he felt about that. I read Goldman’s novel long before the movie came out (for some reason the book was more popular in Germany than anywhere else) and when you’ve loved a book it’s hard not to compare the two. All the best jokes from the novel are missing and it also becomes incredibly moving in a way the film doesn’t. I thought the film’s strength is that it’s very well cast but that’s about the best I can say for it,
But Goldman wrote the screenplay also. Was he not involved in the major changes?

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Re: 948 The Princess Bride

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