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Post 1

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

And I was going to suggest Reign of Fire before, but I didn't since it's been out a while and I thoughted you'd reviewed it while I was away!


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Post 2

Catwoman

If I promise not to go see it will you tell me what the ending of Signs is stolen from? (I won't have seen it anyway)

*annoyed because the film she thought she would have liked best got the least positive review*


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Post 3

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

I disliked Unbreakable, and wasn't crazy about The Sixth Sense, so I wasn't going to go see Signs - in fact very little on this earth would have got me there. I was going to go for the other two though - I did like An Ideal Husband...


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Post 4

Catwoman

I would like to see if Colin Firth can be believable as anyone who is not Mr Darcy.


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Post 5

Awix

Now that's just typecasting talking! Although he does seem to specialise in those solid, bottled-up but inwardly seething with passion types, doesn't he?

BTW, folks, looks like Road to Perdition may not be next week's film after all as it's not showing at the multiplex I usually go to! Sorry!


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Post 6

Catwoman

I have seen him in precisely two things, both of which he was named Darcy and generally giving off that vibe. So how can I do anything but typecast?


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Post 7

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

He was good in The English Patient - but he was once again a buttoned up repressed type. And a very good cad in Shakespeare in Love...


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Post 8

Awix

I'd forgotten about that one! smiley - biggrin

Bridget Jones and Pride and thingy are basically the same part, given that BJ was written post-the whole 'ooh Colin Firth' circus in '95.

What about Fever Pitch? (Not that I've seen it, but it sounds like a change of pace for the boy.)


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Post 9

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

I didn't really like it. He wasn't actually that bad in it - even though it was just post-P&P and no-one wanted laddish Colin Firth. But I loved the book, and it just wasn't there at all. All this love-interest nonsense.


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Post 10

Catwoman

You really object to the bringing in of characters for reasons like that, don't you?


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Post 11

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

we-el, if they're going to make a film of a book I like, I'd kind of like it to be a film of the book. I can see why they do it, I just don't need it - or often appreciate (I was the child that hid behind the sofa at the slushy love stuff!)

though, Fever Pitch as a book is pretty impossible to film, if you just do "the book"
and that version will probably be better than this American one I heard rumoured, using Baseball or American football or something similar
smiley - run


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Post 12

Awix

Hmmm - sounds like a reaction to the (fairly) successfully Americanised High Fidelity.

From what I know of Fever Pitch (which is mainly just ambient zeitgeist plus a glowing recommendation from the editorial column of Dr Who Magazine - no, really) it doesn't sound like an easy adaptation. Still, if the phone book sold 15 million copies no doubt they'd try to make that into a film as well...


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Post 13

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

It isn't an easy book - it's pretty much "Diary of an obsessive Gunners fan", lots of footie and not much else. Strange that I liked it, though I'm not a footie fan. P'raps its better put as "diary of an obsessive" - doesn't really matter that it is footie.

High Fidelity was done as a film really well, I thought, and About a Boy as well.


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Post 14

Awix

'Diary of an obsessive'? Ah, that'll explain why DWM gave it the thumbs up!

I liked About A Boy, as I think I said in the review. High Fidelity as well, though it was pre-column.

I was visiting Manchester with my sister and her husband and a friend of mine and we decided to go to the pictures. Mpea (my brother in law) was really keen to see HF, but I and my friend weren't keen. In the end we said yes and in we went... and we really enjoyed it, it's funny, John Cusack is always watchable, and there was the 'ooh isn't that Darlene off Roseanne' factor.

So when we came out I my friend and Spea all agreed it was a good movie, but Mpea was not a happy bunny. 'That bit where Catherine Zeta Jones took her bra off was the only bit worth watching' he grumbled. And he's a doctor too... shocking behaviour. smiley - smiley


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Post 15

Catwoman

*wishes had something useful to say*


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Post 16

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

dunno what else to expect of smiley - doctor really!

I didn't like High Fidelity so much the first time round - too much depressing rain, though I love John Cusack (heck I even put myself through America's Sweethearts). Then I re-read the book and saw it again, and woke up!


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Post 17

Awix

Cusack's always watchable, and can be great with the right script. I enjoyed Con Air a lot, but not as much as Gross Point Blank (he does all his own kickboxing, you know smiley - smiley).

'Either he's developed a newfound respect for life, or he's in love with that man's daughter.'


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Post 18

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

Ahhhh Grosse Point Blank, always watchable, and even more quotable!

"Hi, I murdered the President of Paraguay with a fork, how've you been?"


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Post 19

Catwoman

'Je suis le President de Burundi'

(ignore me, please)

'Cut his heart out with a spoon'

(no, really, ignore me)


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Post 20

Awix

'Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father - prepare to die.'


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