Nov. 19, 2002, 7:36 a.m. CST
Can't wait, looks a good one. Rabbit-Proof Fence was cool too - good for Noyce!
Nov. 19, 2002, 7:44 a.m. CST
I am planning on seeing this thanks to all the Oscar buzz Caine is getting for his role, thanks for the review Mori
Nov. 19, 2002, 8:38 a.m. CST
Nov. 19, 2002, 1:22 p.m. CST
... That this film be widely seen to pay kharmically for that Mel Gibson shit-fest We Were Soldiers. Unbelievably insulting jingoistic BULLSHIT. The fact that this will do less than a third of the box as that is evidence enough for why Mr. Puppet and his oil-chugging frat buddies are operating the nation. And I thought I wasn't going to make politics an issue anymore.
Nov. 19, 2002, 2:07 p.m. CST
when Mo or Harry talks about love and falling in love etc. like they're trying to show what happens when we all know its all imagined and everything they write about is from movies and what they have seen.
Nov. 19, 2002, 2:36 p.m. CST
by TV CASUALTY
... but I only watch movies with gunfights and space ships.
Nov. 19, 2002, 4:20 p.m. CST
kidding. mori's precis does make me think that Greene's prescience and his feel for the foreign exotic (though a notch below Conrad) has been turned over time into a potboiler playbook: a quiet, obliging native girl, one foreign lover too long in country, and a fresh one, vigorous but blundering, and restless locals up to their beady eyes in insurrection. I'm glad to hear Noyce has done a creditable job, as the story's ingredients make it sound as though anyone could have made this movie. Casablanca in a mangrove swamp?
Nov. 19, 2002, 8:01 p.m. CST
I'd just like to point out that this is the first, and probably only time, you will see the above sentence.
Nov. 19, 2002, 8:52 p.m. CST
by Johnny Ahab
...undoubtedly the best writer on the site. I'm afraid I can't sit through Harry's out-of-control gushing and bad syntax. (I've gotten suckered into seeing too many bad movies on his recommendations.) I have really come to appreciate your writing, Drew, and when I see your name at the top of any article, I know I'm going to settle in for some well-thought-out writing about film. I'm so there for this. Nice to get the slew of post-Toronto movies for grown-ups after binging on popcorn and spectacle. I like big honkin' movies as much as any fanboy, but come Fall, I start to get excited about the Serious Stuff. Loved "Auto Focus", sleaze and all, for Kinnear & Dafoe's brilliant acting work. Enjoyed "Bowling for Columbine" and "Far From Heaven". Will get my butt to this one ASAP. And hey, guyinthebackrow, what's your beef with the Sunset 5? In a city that's all puffed up appearance and fake imagery, there's something cozily shabby, indie scruffy and non-Hollywood about the Sunset 5. I love that place.
Nov. 19, 2002, 9:43 p.m. CST
Both Mummy movies, Bedazzled, Airheads, Gods & Monsters, Blast From The Past. What a guy.
Nov. 19, 2002, 9:45 p.m. CST
that is going in many directions. as for harry and mori sounding like they're "faking" it when talking about love, i thought it was an apt comment... but for all the wrong reasons... because we can't comment on such a thing. who knows about harry or mori's sensibilities or experiences when it comes to such a subject. and yet, it hits the nail on the head in a strange way because it sounds like that's what this film is really about. the "question" of falling in love. is love possible in such circumstances? or is it purely mercantile? love between westerners and asians is always a tenuous thing because of the different cultures. but marriage in asia has traditionally been for economic/family reasons. "love" doesn't enter into the occasion. a vietnamese woman going for the aging michael caine and then opting for a young american out of ... .love? or was it an economic or "political" decision? can a woman in such a situation even dare bring love into the equation? in vietnam, in those times, i really doubt a young vietnamese woman could "fall in love" with a foreigner. call me a cynic. in asia, family comes first. any relation in this context, i believe, is carefully calculated. love is spontaneous. this film could be very interesting and could deal with a very sensitive subject. i'm interested in seeing how the drama plays out.
Nov. 20, 2002, 12:35 a.m. CST
by Mrs Danvers
Yeah Moriarty is a writer, Harry's just a patronizing geek with no life experience trying to tell us how to live while hiding behind the internet. Good to see Phil Noyce has finally pulled his finger out (look for his first feature 'Newsfront' for early promise never till now fulfilled). Also good to hear Miramax won't regret succumbing to Michael Caine's threats if they didn't release this picture. Why are the establishment always so frightened of human truth? Coz they stand to lose what they've amassed. Same applies to Washington -- a relief to finally see a truly political film (not since the 70s) that questions foreign policy morality and acknowledges the humanity of other cultures. Bring it on!
Nov. 20, 2002, 4:30 a.m. CST
How did that happen?
Nov. 20, 2002, 4:43 a.m. CST
Check out Rabbit Proof Fence when you get a chance. It's getting a limited release on the 29th of November. Noyce must have overdosed on simplistic H'wood movies and decided to find the filmmaker in him again. First The Quiet American, and then RPF, which was a BIG hit in Oz, and which is a wonderful film, if you're into films with three kids having to walk 1500 miles to get home, through the Australian Outback. (True story, actually - and pretty effing unbelievable).
Nov. 20, 2002, 3:28 p.m. CST