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Old Jun 15, 2002, 01:10 PM   #1
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Seems odd this film ain't been discussed before. Isn't there anyone else out there who liked this flick enough to talk about it?

Here is a tidbit for anyone interested: As well as being Richard Burton's last film, he was, before his untimely death, going to do the rounds promoting it. He had done that for no film he appeared in for many years before that…
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Old Jun 15, 2002, 03:02 PM   #2
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I've read it and i really want to see the film. the remake from the year 1984 that is...
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Old Jun 24, 2002, 01:18 AM   #3
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Re: 1984

Made in the year I was born, must be good enough to have it's own forum.
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Old Jun 24, 2002, 04:53 AM   #4
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Re: 1984

I haven't read it but I would like to see it (especially because Bowie had once plans to make a musical about the the book) but I have a problem: would Brazil ever feel the same after that?
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Old Jun 24, 2002, 10:30 AM   #5
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I haven't read it but I would like to see it (especially because Bowie had once plans to make a musical about the the book) but I have a problem: would Brazil ever feel the same after that?

It is a very different film - very different in the societal warnings.
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Old Jun 24, 2002, 04:17 PM   #6
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Re: 1984

Yes Brazil is a deeper more involved and dare I say it infinatly better film. 1984 is great though. Just shows my reverence for Brazil.
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Old Jun 25, 2002, 12:59 AM   #7
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Hmmm. Well, if you say so... I'm gonna see if I could rent it.
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Old Aug 8, 2002, 09:15 PM   #8
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Re: 1984

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Here is a tidbit for anyone interested: As well as being Richard Burton's last film, he was, before his untimely death, going to do the rounds promoting it. He had done that for no film he appeared in for many years before that…

ye know they actually shot some of the scenes on the days when the book is based. like when smith starts writing the diary was april 16 (i think).
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Old Aug 8, 2002, 10:06 PM   #9
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Re: 1984

I thought the book was extremely depressing.
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Old Aug 8, 2002, 10:44 PM   #10
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Re: 1984

Now you sound just like my mother, cab . She sees me reading Crime and Punnishment the other evening and says "Dostoyevsky is a depressing bore, why are you reading that?" I replied that it is reputed to be a great novel, she conceded the point but still said that he is a depressing bore... Oh well, differant strokes for differant folks I guess.
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Old Dec 23, 2002, 06:13 PM   #11
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Now you sound just like my mother, cab . She sees me reading Crime and Punnishment the other evening and says "Dostoyevsky is a depressing bore, why are you reading that?" I replied that it is reputed to be a great novel, she conceded the point but still said that he is a depressing bore... Oh well, differant strokes for differant folks I guess.

Depressing bore? Crime and Punishment is now one of my favorite novels.

1984:
I've read the book and saw the 1984 version, but not the first movie. The 1984 remake seems to be pretty close to how I envision the book, but drags at times. Richard Burton in particular came off like he was reading his lines, rather than seeming to comprehend what he was saying and making his scenes come alive.
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Old Dec 24, 2002, 06:36 AM   #12
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Depressing bore? Crime and Punishment is now one of my favorite novels.

1984:
I've read the book and saw the 1984 version, but not the first movie. The 1984 remake seems to be pretty close to how I envision the book, but drags at times. Richard Burton in particular came off like he was reading his lines, rather than seeming to comprehend what he was saying and making his scenes come alive.

I agree about Crime and Punishment, but not Burton. He was far to intelligent, and believed in the film too much to have played it the way you propose. I believe he played the character that way deliberately - he is after all meant to be right at the heart of the corrupt regime ruling this society, and so an air of dissipation of casualness towards the brutality he meets out seems appropriate to me.
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Old Dec 24, 2002, 06:56 PM   #13
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I perfer Alexander Dumas' novel "The Three Musketters " to "1984'. Actually, I would perfer Aldus Huxley's "A Brave New World" over "1984' also.
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Old Dec 24, 2002, 07:21 PM   #14
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I perfer Alexander Dumas' novel "The Three Musketters " to "1984'. Actually, I would perfer Aldus Huxley's "A Brave New World" over "1984' also.

Me too. "Brave New World" was excellent. I also think it's more of a possibility than 1984.
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Old Dec 24, 2002, 08:02 PM   #15
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I perfer Alexander Dumas' novel "The Three Musketters " to "1984'. Actually, I would perfer Aldus Huxley's "A Brave New World" over "1984' also.
1984 is far suppirior to BNW in style, but BNW is far more far-reaching in its substance. And BNW is not only 'more of a possibility', but in today's western socioty it is more of a reality. Huxly was not writing about the future, but his present, and our world reflects his grotesque vision even more then his did.
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