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Old 10-03-2019, 07:46 PM   #1021
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I remember seeing it back in the late '60s, good movie. Wasn't James Caan in it?
 
Old 10-03-2019, 07:50 PM   #1022
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Go Ask Alice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_FqQ38DUaU

It has a great sound track.
 
Old 10-04-2019, 03:21 AM   #1023
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Conan The Barbarian is always good for a laugh at least...gaughhhhharughhhhhhh.
I'll be honest, though, it's the soundtrack I'm most attracted to, a barbarian story is just a bonus. (And I still like it, of course)

That soundtrack, though.
 
Old 10-04-2019, 08:03 AM   #1024
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I starte watching The Passage.
I have read all 3 books a while back, that's what I wrote about them then:
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If someone told me "here's a really good book about the zombie apocalypse, featuring a manga-style century-old eternally teenage girl", I wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot selfie stick. If they told me after that "actually really it's the vampire apocalypse", that wouldn't help either. It's a good thing I picked up Justin Cronin - The Passage on a whim and without knowing what it is. The story spans centuries and goes beyond the north american continent, and it never focuses on gore or suspense, but always on people.
Not the typical action-hero-have-to-save-humanity type either.

Shortly, it's a well written scifi/fantasy novel, don't be put off by the vampire apocalypse framework. The author is deliberately avoiding the apocalyptic mega-action anyhow, it's all about the small stories that develop in between, and the big, long, encompassing story.
The TV show is definitely worth watching (just a few episodes in for now) if you can get over the vampire theme.
However, there's one big difference:
The book starts at a point where events have turned into history and then legend, and we're constantly tracing that back to its origins, and it's a marvel.
The TV show starts "at the beginning", which diminishes that particular magic.
 
Old 10-06-2019, 08:09 PM   #1025
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Watched Copycat last night, good movie - only took me 24 years to finally get around to watching it tho...
 
Old 10-11-2019, 12:46 PM   #1026
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Here's a 20 minutes long "cartoon" (graphics resemble some ancient adventure games) with animal characters who are wannabe-unix-hackers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA7xTqes6mQ
 
Old 10-17-2019, 09:46 PM   #1027
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Hinterland.

It's not a movie; it's mystery series set in Wales currently available on Netflix. It's very dark, but extremely well-written and -acted, and the scenes of the Welsh countryside around Aberystwyth alone are worth the viewing.

Many, many years ago, I had occasion to motorcycle through North Wales on the way to Holyhead. It was a beautiful ride, but the countryside was far different from that in this show.

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Old 10-18-2019, 02:09 PM   #1028
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I very much enjoyed the frist few episodes, very much like you describe!
How far into the series did you get?
I have the last two episodes of series 3 sitting here but it was getting a little boring... gloominess by itself does not a good program make.
 
Old 10-19-2019, 06:08 PM   #1029
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Just came back from watching Joker. Very impressed with it. It's a different take on the Joker's origins to The Killing Joke, and very much focuses on his situation before he came to be the character, in fact Phoenix spends less than half of the film as the Joker.

It's a very dark and hopeless work, there is nothing remotely positive about it. It's also a commentary on our 'modern times'. Phoenix's acting is excellent, as is the camerawork and the colour palette. People looking for the action of Nolan's work will be sorely disappointed though, it's slow-paced and focuses specifically on character development. A beautiful take on the Batman universe.
 
Old 10-19-2019, 08:28 PM   #1030
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The Shining
 
Old 10-19-2019, 09:44 PM   #1031
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How far into the series did you get?
I'm watching the last episode (season three, episode four) of Hinterland tonight. I've had to take a couple of breaks from it because it's so dark, but I also had to finish it.

S3E3 is very different from the others--less mystery, more suspense--and S3E4 ties up the story of Devil's Bridge.

It's one of the best things I've watched in a long time.

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Old 10-19-2019, 09:59 PM   #1032
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Frank if we are including international tv shows then you (and others) might enjoy:

Codename Hunter
https://watch.mhzchoice.com/codename-hunter

Nero Wolfe
https://watch.mhzchoice.com/nero-wolfe

Both have a movie quality to them, and yes Hinterland is very good.

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Old 10-19-2019, 10:45 PM   #1033
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An Italian Nero Wolfe! I am truly taken aback.

I am a huge Nero Wolfe fan and have been since I first read Some Buried Caesar in the back seat of our 1961 Ford Fairlane as my parents were driving us to visit my grandmother (mumble) years ago. I'm re-reading The Black Mountain for the first time in (mumble) years right now.

The best Nero Wolf television adaptation I've encountered is Tim Hutton's series. The best radio adaption I've heard is the CBC series starring Mavor Moore. (Warning: the last program at that link is not part of the CBC series; it's from 20 years earlier and stars Sidney Greenstreet.)

(In case you haven't noticed, I'm a bit of a mystery buff.)

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Old 10-19-2019, 11:05 PM   #1034
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@frankbell

I did note your mention of Midsomer murders a while back
not something I ever really watched, bit of a running joke that no one would want to live there with all the murders

I did enjoy "Inspector Morse" now and again
that might appeal to you.
 
Old 10-19-2019, 11:33 PM   #1035
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Firerat, I've watched all the Inspector Morse stories, plus all the Lewis stories, plus some of the Endeavors. And the Father Browns. And the Death in Paradises. Heck, I even like the mysteries on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, especially the Aurora Teagarden stories.

I'm a big fan of Midsomer Murders. I've watched most of them up through season 18 multiple times. And Poirot. And Miss Marple. And Maigret. And . . . well, I'm a mystery buff. I've even watched all the Perry Masons with Raymond Burr at least twice.

Not suspense; real life is suspenseful enough. Mystery.

And don't get me started on my list of favorite mystery authors.

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