I just seen the movie, "The Last Station", about the last days of Leo Tolstoy, the world's greatest novelist.
And although Tolstoy was a great writer, his last days were plagued by a wife who coveted his fortune, and a political group who coveted his fame.
His fortune as well as his political group were wiped out by the Russian Revolution, and all that remains is, "War and Peace", and, "Anna Karenina".
04-13-2010, 04:53 AM #601
The Last Station
04-13-2010, 05:21 AM #602PhantonymGuest
The Blind Side. It was nice.
04-13-2010, 08:29 AM #603
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I watched The Night Watch and The Day Watch. I thought they were great fantasy movies.
04-14-2010, 10:14 AM #604
Came across this completely randomly one day during exam term '08. God, did it distract me of the exam tension I was mildly tending to during that time - and surprisingly, for quite an ameteur film, it turned out pretty good.
[YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nexmVxd6Wmc"]Moscow Mission - Trailer.[/YOUTUBE]
... It's funny you remember these things particularly during some what tensing times. I remember this movie for the oddest reason that I wanted to pass time watching it instead of studying.
04-14-2010, 03:33 PM #605
it was very unsettling and awkward to watch..
it defiantly had some deep philosophical meaning which would require me to watch it again, and so i will.
04-16-2010, 01:43 PM #606
"The Book of Eli".
Movies are like me - rather than being a logical exposition, we show the group fantasy.
And the movie, "The Book of Eli", shows the group fantasy of America.
And the group fantasy is Puritanism. And naturally it is a group fantasy based on a book, the book of Eli, the King James version of the Bible.
America is built on the rock of Puritanism and the literal interpretation of the King James Bible.
And interestingly I have the King James Bible in the bookshelf behind me.
Fortunately the Scottish and English Enlightenment cut me off from the literal interpretation of the King James Bible, and I am merely entertained, and sometimes horrified, by America's group fantasy.
04-18-2010, 01:38 AM #607
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I've been watching The West Wing lately.
04-20-2010, 02:13 PM #608
Watched the first season of "Black Books" (got it at the local library). British lol ftw!"How can I be, all I want to be,
When all I want to do is strip away these stilled constraints
And crush this charade, shred this sad, masquerade"
04-21-2010, 08:58 AM #609
A Beautiful Mind
It was alright. My sweetheart said, toward the end, something about people watching movies like this in 30 years -- they will be the 'classics', and I disagreed, although we will just have to wait and see.
04-21-2010, 09:19 AM #610PhantonymGuest
I watched Nuovomondo or Golden Door (English title) about the immigration of Italians to the United States in the early 20th century. Minimalistic, full of symbolic imagery, often surrealistic, mixing harsh realism with dream-like qualities, quite enjoyable to watch.
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