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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Words In the Vernacular! Orpheus SINGS the can can, August 27, 2001
This Film will Truly Fill you with WONDERMENT!!! I've seen it 6 times in the theatre -...And only one time did it Play without Major Flaws - no thanks to poor sound and picture management - I can't wait until Discs are sent to digital Movie houses and the old reel joints are shut Down It will Prob Play Maxi - on your Home DVD system.... But see this in the theatre maybe it will play properly once for you too...anyhew It will run for 50years this Beautiful movie is Master director Baz Luhrhmans take on India's Bollywood(see the production book available on Amazon) where he hopes to Strike a contract with the Audience - the audience is constantly aware that they are watching a film..not reality...Well Ladies and Gents I signed that contract with my heart of hearts and this film is Spectaclar filled with JOY and Sadness - it is the Myth of Orpheus set in turn of the Century Paris with the underworld of Montmarte as Hades and the Moulin Rouge at its Heart - the tarot card of the Lovers is ever-present in this Film tour-de-force...I am a Child of the Revolution(albeit ours is a corporate one that hasn't happened yet..praise be Amazon)and I believe in TRUTH BEAUTY FREEDOM and above all Crazy Love!!! amen and adieu


Wings of Desire [VHS]
Wings of Desire [VHS]
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14 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poetry In Motion Picture Fairy tale Dream a Rant, June 24, 2001
This review is from: Wings of Desire [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This is a beautiful film by Wunderkind directer Wim Wenders... The leading Angel in this film is nothing short of the face of Kindess. And the beautiful cinematography blended with the poetic narrations make this flowing story one of the most beautiful glimpses into film magic you will ever witness. The story almost feels like Hans Christian Anderson's the Little Mermaid only with Angels instead of Fish-Tail Folk. The American Remake of this film is an excellent movie to watch side by side so one can see the difference betwen what film should be and what Hollywood does to poetry... it makes it commerce. Witness the addition of hundreds of Angels instead of two - add flowing trenchcoats, sunglasses , and set it in Los Angeles instead of Berlin... also make your leading lady a Doctor instead of a Circus Carnie(must be politically correct) I have nothing against the strong performances of Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage... but come on Hollywood - you aint got nothin on Wim Wenders - You'll probably read reviews of WINGS OF DESIRE that mention this Magic Phrase from the ...Critics' box 'o magnetic words... Well it's an "art" film ... and what may I ask is film but anything else? Film is an artform - but Witness City of Angels in comparison to Wings of Desire - We are HOLLYWOOD we have come to turn your German Uber Art into ...COMMERCE - yes that is the true meaning of an ART FILM a film that is true to the beatuty of the media... but alas couldn't possible be understood by the average American spoon-fed Consumer...amen to the Holy Roman Empire - take us Out if you can...and that's all I have to say aboot that.


Edward Scissorhands (Widescreen Anniversary Edition)
Edward Scissorhands (Widescreen Anniversary Edition)
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edward Burton Scissorhands Gothic Pop, July 3, 2000
I distinctly remember seeing the trailer for this film in the movie theater and a person near me said loudly "won't be seeing that movie." It's not for everyone - But it has since become my favorite fantasy film. Straight from Tim Burton's subconscious vision he paints the tale a sensitive, isolated stranger who is brought into the realm of Day-Glo suburbia by an Avon lady with the best of intentions. The story unfolds as the Main character is perceived as both creative and destructive by the denizens of this pristine, ordered world. The consequences are always grimm - but bittersweet, beautiful, visual storytelling takes this classic theme and elevates it to the highest artform a film can acheive. Edward is Frankenstein's Monster as the artist in society. The outsider who is appreciated for what they produce - but abhorred as a personality by those who worship their art. This should have been out on DVD much sooner! With commentary by Burton and the soundtracks composer Danny Elfman. I can't say how much of a treat this will be for fans of both. So to quote a classic episode of Seinfeld featuring two Italian Barbers " Edwardo Scissorhandsa, He maka me cry..." I am it it is me and so on.
Omnia mutantur nihil interit


Edward Scissorhands (Widescreen Anniversary Edition)
Edward Scissorhands (Widescreen Anniversary Edition)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edward Scissorhands - Tim Burton's Masterpiece, June 22, 2000
I distinctly remember seeing the trailer for this film in the movie theater and a person near me said loudly "won't be seeing that movie." It's not for everyone - But it has since become my favorite fantasy film. Straight from Tim Burton's subconscious vision he paints the tale of a sensitive, isolated stranger who is brought into the realm of Day-Glo suburbia by an Avon lady with the best of intentions. The story unfolds as the Main character is perceived as both creative and destructive by the denizens of this pristine, ordered world. The consequences are always grimm - Bittersweet, beautiful, and very visual storytelling (art director Bo Welch) takes this classic theme and elevates it to the highest artform a film can acheive. Edward is Frankenstein's Monster as the artist in society. The outsider who is appreciated for what they produce - but abhorred as a personality by those who worship their art. This should have been out on DVD much sooner! With commentary by Burton and Master composer Danny Elfman. I can't say how much of a treat this will be for fans of both. So to quote a classic episode of Seinfeld featuring two Italian Barbers " Edwardo Scissorhandsa, He maka me cry..." I am it it is me and so on.


Dune (Widescreen)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DUNE a broad-stroke painting of a Sci-fi masterwork, February 26, 2000
This review is from: Dune (Widescreen) (DVD)
I get so very annoyed with film critics who say "I saw the movie- but the book was better" bah It's two different media folks - of course its gonna be better in your own vivid imagination. I hear these arguments for David Lynch's DUNE often. the Film DUNE is to the Novel DUNE as the Sistine Chapel is to the BIBLE.I have a goal in my life to walk into the SISTINE chapel and say "UGGHHH - the Book is SOOOO much better." Michelangelo left out so much of the blood and carnage and basic Plot of the BIBLE - but still manages to be appreciated for his work long after his death. David Lynch paints a broadstroke portrait of Frank Herbert's future humanity. Lynch even manages to make Paul into a Just messiah when in the book Paul Atreides is somewhat of an anti-hero - unbalancing the known universe in terrible destructive ways - he is the Darth Vader of the storyline. Would you know much about the Bible from having just seen the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? Probably not - but it remains a Beatiful work of art God never looked so pretty - it is an artistic and glorified illustration of a much larger story and the final point DUNE Is a work of art, and is a World unlike anything you've ever seen - just look up in awe (can't wait for the Sci-Fi Channel interpretation) fade out


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