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#100879 04/16/03 08:45 PM
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why go to a movie when you already know the ending

Why read a novel? Because it gives you insight and perspective that you can't get from straight facts. Duh the ship sinks, but what were people's lives like. Even if it's fictionalized, it doesn't meana similar person couldn't have existed.


#100880 04/16/03 08:54 PM
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RE:Something "smarmy" or too cute about Leonardo...

actually, i think de capria is a very good actor, who is often judge on his good looks..

he was incredible in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and very different again in The Beach, and different again in Titanic.

he has made some bad movies, but he has never been a bad actor.

many years ago, i was reading a propagand story (a novel) by Helen MacInnes(think it was her)-- it was writen in 1943-- and it was about an espionge plan being put in place in France,(organizing the underground) and i remember wondering how it was going to end... i mean i knew how WWII ended..but she didn't at the time. knowing the ending (WWII) didn't make the story any less exciting!


#100881 04/16/03 09:16 PM
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DiCaprio worked in Gangs of New York (which I'll admit surprised me, I wasn't expecting much out of him...'course, for the convincing-ness of the Irish accent you'll have to check in with Rubrick)...not a great performance, but not bad either. 'Course, it's hard to fall flat when you've got a director like Scorcese pulling a performance out of you.


#100882 04/16/03 09:42 PM
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i just can't fathom the depths some people will sink to just to spoil a movie by telling you the ending....it's quite chilling.


#100883 04/16/03 10:32 PM
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OK so I got carried away. I know the ending of Casablanca every time I see it and it isn't even "happy". I never claimed to be logical or even consistant. As for fictionalized characters and subplots. I forget who said it but: non-fiction is about facts, fiction is about truths.

ps don't worry lapsus linguae I won't give away the ending to Casablanca.

#100884 04/16/03 11:15 PM
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>ps don't worry lapsus linguae I won't give away the ending to Casablanca.


Such a noble act of self-restaint could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.



#100885 04/17/03 12:08 AM
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>ps don't worry lapsus linguae I won't give away the ending

Sorry, lapsus...and if you're planning to see The Longest Day or Saving Private Ryan I won't spoil it by telling you the Allies win. Oops!...damn!...ruined it again!


#100886 04/17/03 12:14 AM
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I don't go to movies frequently, but I've found that, too often, when I do stir myself to go to the theater to see one of the so-called blockbusters, I'm disappointed: It was good, but not THAT good! The hype raises my expectations to an unreasonable level and I'm invariably let down. Which may be better than being left out when everyone is talking about a particular film.


#100887 04/17/03 01:17 AM
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Ahem...ll got it right, by George. i just can't fathom the depths some people will sink to just to spoil a movie by telling you the ending....it's quite chilling. I HAVE seen the movie; I put that one in particular in an attempt at humor. As in, don't tell me how Titanic ends.


#100888 04/17/03 01:31 AM
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>Which may be better than being left out when everyone is talking about a particular film.


Wuss! My determination NEVER to see Titanic, or any of the Stars Wars prequels is something I am very proud of - no herd for me, tyvm.





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