Road to Perdition?1930's era films

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by moustache, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Mr. 'H'

    Mr. 'H' Call Me a Cab

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    Which one is that Lincsong?
     
  2. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    That's "1941", with John Belushi.

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  3. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Oooh!

    This is one of my favourites- it's a piece of theatre-

    Set in the early '50s

    About the Book-

    "Although critics and fellow writers praised the book on its release, Last Exit to Brooklyn caused much controversy due to its frank portrayals of taboo subjects, such as drug use, street violence, gang rape, homosexuality, transvestism and domestic violence. It was the subject of an important obscenity trial in the United Kingdom and was banned in Italy."

    ...and that's just the book- the Movie would probably not appeal to many here, due to the 'taboo' topics covered.

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  4. Feraud

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    I remember seeing Last Exit to Brooklyn years ago. Wasn't that the film with Jennifer Jason Leigh? A great actress, imho.
     
  5. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Yep and Yep.

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  6. BegintheBeguine

    BegintheBeguine My Mail is Forwarded Here

    She played Tra-La-La. Having read and not been able to forget her scene in the book, I did not want to rush out and see the movie. It's still on my list, though.
     
  7. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    TV series as well

    I almost forgot about a television shows. I find that a few do rather well.
    For the country style of clothing (and a few dress-ups),The Waltons did well at showing the styles.
    I really enjoy that series and have all three sets so far.

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  8. jake_fink

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    Last Exit to Brooklyn

    Hubert Selby was a one of a kind underrated American master. His books are all devestating, powerful work. Darren Aronofsky made Requium For a Dream based on another of Sleby's works.

    Last Exit... was an extraordinary film, it looked great, managed to account for much of the book and it had excellent peformances all around, especially JJL.

    Great pick.
     
  9. moustache

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    Just saw it finally

    I had not seen Millers Crossing until yesterday.Decided to have a 1930's weekend of that theme only.Have now watched 6 films dealing with that era.
    Was impressed with "Miller's Crossing" in the sartorial sense and for scene selection.Not impressed with the story. just didn't do it for me.
    Re-watched "The Sting".Now that really was putting you in the 1930's.Delightful film.
    Also "The Untouchables".Yes,it is a Hollywood smash-up.Never liked Costner.but a good film nonetheless.
    "Seabiscuit" is up next this afternoon.
    Also had a bit of fun watching the Marx Brothers movies from the early 1930's.Always good fun!!

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  10. jake_fink

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    I agree. Road to Perdition was terrible. Nice hats and cars and some nice sets, but just awful otherwise. Tom Hanks as a tough guy? [huh] So tough that other tough guys back away in fear? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. :D
     
  11. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    Hmmm


    I agree that Hanks as an evil man was a stretch due to his stereotypical roles before.But that was the point of the movie.He was a hitman with a heart.He loved his family and shows that.The lengths to he goes to exact revenge for the crime commited against his wife and son. So,all in all,i thought it well done.Now Daniel Craig did a fine job i thought.As did Paul Newman.
    The cars and sets of Chicago were stunning .Especially the scene of him and his boy entering Chicago over one of it's many bridges.Attention to detail was sharp.The soundtrack followed along wonderfully.
    Just my .02

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  12. RBH

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    Places In The Heart

    Being from a farm background and still owning it, makes this movie really good to me. Danny Glover is the ultimate 'farmer'.
     

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