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Post  pinhedz on Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:33 am

It's called "To Rome With Love" (evidently one of his travelogue movies), and the critics seem to think it is not one of his best.

Anyways, I'm going to see it tomorrow.

The trailer suggests that it is about the difference between men and women:

She -- "I don't want to do it here."

He -- "If you're going to screw your best friend's boyfriend, does it really matter what the venue is?"

She -- "You will never understand women."

He -- "That's been proven."

[the conclusion, I guess, is that men are not complicated ]

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:39 pm

Woodmaster just wrapped up shooting his next one after the Rome one and the next one is Kate Blanchetts in SanFrancisco. Shooting locations include Gaspare's Pizza on Geary.

Allen said famous disses of California were really about dredful Southern California, and cited proof of his affection for Norcal region in "Take Money and Run"

But Lopez can predict when an Allen or Coen bros or any critical dahling well get bad reviews. Many tymz If thee critics go monkeyshit gaga for one flicker (i.e. "OWEN WILSON IN PARIS"), then the next one by same auteur will be met with "meh" regardless of quality. BRIAN DE PALMA says reviews are mostly about who is due for a comeuppance, or an uppcomence or a downsizing or a comeback yadder yadder. I only use critics to find out about new fresh faces hott on the scene. If it is talent that I admire, I will chek out regardless of drivelings from Sideline Dead Horsefly Pea-nut Galleries.





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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:47 pm

OWEN WILSON IN PARIS

Why it was so gangbusters didnt have nothin to do with "Woody's love letter to Paris" or whatever the USA Today etc. said. No, it was 1) ribtickling sendup of historical biopic ( the famous Paris-dwellers are only able to communicate in the most cliched catch-phrases attributed to their personages ... 2) a chortlemaking illustration as to the fallacious nature of Nostalgia and "Golden Age" delusions. Spats off, Mr. Konigsberg. Spats off.




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Post  pinhedz on Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:01 pm

It was Woody's warning to time-traveling tourists:

-- King Louis would as soon behead you as look at you;

-- Bad plumbing--really bad;

-- There was no penicillin.

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:13 am

user wrote:I only use critics to find out about new fresh faces hott on the scene. If it is talent that I admire, I will chek out regardless of drivelings from Sideline Dead Horsefly Pea-nut Galleries.
Seems reasonable.


user wrote:BRIAN DE PALMA says reviews are mostly about who is due for a comeuppance, or an uppcomence or a downsizing or a comeback yadder yadder.

But can Brian really see into the hearts, and minds and souls of the critiquers? Suspect

There might be another consideration (some of the time--not all of the time):

--When the general publique goes to the movies, they are at their leisure.

--When a critiquer goes to a filum, that means going to work. If the critic gets off work early (filum only 80 minutes long), that's a great film. cheers But if the critic has to work overtime--that's a bummer. Mad That film was "overlong," it dragued and rambled drearily and aimlessly--when's this thing going to end? ... yadder yadder yadder.


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Post  nombre de otro on Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:50 am

A good film is then that one that makes the critic forget they're at work (so it is possible we never get a review of it Suspect )

I haven't seen it but I've seen pics and Penélope looks fatter (not fat) than the image I have of her, more explosive. Or must be that red dress.
I also read she said Woody doesn't care much about the actors or actresses worries and their things. I don't remember the context but she wasn't saying it as something against him. She also said that being a mother makes you forget about yourself which is good. And I've heard critics say she's at her best in that movie (in Sarajevo) where she is a mother.

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:07 am

She's not fat is Woody's Roman movie. I love you

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Post  nombre de otro on Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:23 am

I said "not fat". "Fatter" implies necessarily overweight? And I see explosive... you don't use that word in English like I meant it, a way of physical grace.

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:32 am

I guess it's OK to do "Language Corner" topics here. geek

Yes, as a linguistic point, I would say that "fatter" implies that the person was already "fat," and then put on more weight to become even "fatter."

And as for "explosive," I figured it meant something like voluptuous--yes?

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:45 am

... and voluptuous does not mean "thin"


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Post  nombre de otro on Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:14 am

I was going to explain explosiva as with pronounced curves or curved... but I see it's not that either. It's not easy to not call a woman fat in English

Now, back to movies

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:41 pm

I remember Saraghina I love you

In English there is the expression "blond bombshell." If Saraghina had a blond wig, she would be a blond bombshell. affraid


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Post  pinhedz on Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:45 pm

random ego of otro nombre wrote:It's not easy to not call a woman fat in English.
That is quite true, but the definition of "voluptuous" includes "fullness."

voluptuous: "suggesting sensual pleasure by fullness and beauty of form."

Clothing advertisers use the expression "full figured," but that is actually a euphemism, Suspect because clothing stores for the "full-figured woman" are popularly known as "fat shops."

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Post  fiberNz on Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:36 pm

I always figured Jesse Eisenberg was the quintessential Woody surrogate. Ever since someone said that Zombieland was basically John Wayne & Woody vs. Zombies.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:07 am

Saw the new new one. Allen should be reminded that Italian-Americans from San Francisco don't speak like Italian-Americans from New York. Also, Andrew Dice Clay is back.

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:27 am

^
Woody's new movie with Dice is about Blanche Dubois and her sister that wants to Marry a commoner:




Dice was too old to play Brando's part, so this guy plays it:



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Post  pinhedz on Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:08 am

The Carl Maulden role is divided between two different actors, one of whom is Michael Stuhlbarg--the other I forget:


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:14 am

Fun (and very telling) fact--Cate played Blanche before (but in the new movie she's Blanche with a different accent):


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:32 am

pinhedz wrote:Dice was too old to play Brando's part, so this guy plays it: ...
I'm sorry to have to correct the pinhed, but Brando's part was effectively divided up between Dice and the new guy. geek 

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:11 pm

fiberNz wrote:I always figured Jesse Eisenberg was the quintessential Woody surrogate. Ever since someone said that Zombieland was basically John Wayne & Woody vs. Zombies.
Eisenberg's a bit better at doing the arrogant nebbish ( Squid + Whale, Social Netwerk) than the Woody nebbish who's more pathetic & paranoid & hypochondriacky etc. with touches of Bob Hope girl-craziness

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:36 am

re: Konigsbergz nu Street-Car remake w/ Dice Clay, let us now consider an Allen Switcheroo:  A+ codemian Louis CK admits he thinks acting is a shabby profession and cant really be bothered to perform as characters outside of his own personsa - i.e. his telly progs wherein he plays basically version of himslef, who is basically a nice guy who can be sort of mopey but basically he is alright.

And the Woody Switcheroo- Allen cast Louis in Bleu Jasmin as a seemingly nice normal if not terribly exciting audio equip salesman or something, yeh so what if he likes having sexy-time in minivans, that's not a crime, OK i gess it is, but a common one.  

Q. But how does Wood tip his hand in the Switcheroo proceedings?  A. During a sexy-time scene, Louis is seen playing a Kenny G type smooth jazz number on his iPod Dok.  The audience should be clued in that Louis will later be revealed to be a scheming philanderer, because to genuine Jass-hound Allen, only a terrible terrible human-being would listen to Smooth Jass.
 

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:07 pm

user wrote:...because to genuine Jass-hound Allen, only a terrible terrible human-being would listen to Smooth Jass. [/i]
 
Astute observation from Uzi. Woody movies always have top shelf tunes, with the exception of that one single lapse.  

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:15 pm


The 39 Steps, from Canada

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:48 pm

^
Way better than Kenny G.

Is "Jasmin" a pun on "jassmen?" Probably not. geek 

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Post  Lee Van Queef on Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:57 am

pinhedz wrote:The Carl Maulden role is divided between two different actors, one of whom is Michael Stuhlbarg--the other I forget:

That guy and this guy....

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