Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
SamPeckinpah.com The Sam Peckinpah Forum
  Welcome to SamPeckinpah.com, a forum for fans of Sam Peckinpah!
  HomeHelpSearchLoginRegister  
 
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 5 6 
Cinema Retro (Read 7819 times)
mike bishop
Global Moderator
*****
Offline


Sam Peckinpah Fan

Posts: 247
Sindelfingen
Re: Cinema Retro
Reply #24 - 07/24/14 at 4:53am
 
I don't think so, GETAWAY has nothing to do with ABC. (?)
Maybe DOGS' gross is somewhere stated 'box office until 73' which is not uncommon since after a year of worldwide release one usually gets a representable number.
Just not well written/researched, it spreads wrong information. Minor case anyway.
Back to top
 

Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
 
IP Logged
 
Gashade
Senior Member
****
Offline



Posts: 316
Paris, France
Re: Cinema Retro
Reply #25 - 07/24/14 at 6:14pm
 
"Even Woody Allenís magic touch deserted him..." while Take the money and run was Allen's first film. Definitely not a very good article.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Robert Blenheim
Senior Member
****
Offline


Sam Peckinpah Fan

Posts: 156
Daytona Beach, Florida
Re: Cinema Retro
Reply #26 - 07/24/14 at 8:02pm
 
Gashade wrote on 07/24/14 at 6:14pm:
"Even Woody Allenís magic touch deserted him..." while Take the money and run was Allen's first film. Definitely not a very good article.


I'll never forget the many times I laughed throughout "Take the Money and Run", as did my whole family whenever we watched it.  Sure, it's not polished or a very cohesive work, but it's funny!

"Dancing with a mailman?????"
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
mike bishop
Global Moderator
*****
Offline


Sam Peckinpah Fan

Posts: 247
Sindelfingen
Re: Cinema Retro
Reply #27 - 07/25/14 at 5:08am
 
Woody is among my favorite people in this world Smiley.
Went to see him in Munich few years ago, great evening.
ANNIE HALL is among my Top 15 films. Next to CATCH 22 my favorite film without a soundtrack. As a filmmaker that this champions league to me. Take away the soundtrack of so many masterpieces, like Leone, Clockwork Orange and many others, and the film's impact is lessened dramatically. I have the highest respect for film makers who once in a while do not embrace this added comfortable zone of a musical score.
Anyway. TAKE THE MONEY was great Smiley. (and it made money!). Him playing the cello on the streets with his chair in tow... I'm so happy they screwed up CASINO ROYALE and partly WHAT's NEW PUSSYCAT. That's when Allen said 'no more messing around with my scripts, I'd rather do it myself..'. Back then he also stated that you can learn the essentials of filmmaking in a day or so (or was it 10 minutes?). Which is true, if you have a certain intelligence and talent. He was referring to the basic film language, certain rules and laws one has to learn when telling a story with the camera.

Picture I took in Munich:
Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
Back to top
« Last Edit: 07/25/14 at 5:09am by mike bishop »  

Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
 
IP Logged
 
Stanton
Senior Member
****
Offline


Sam Peckinpah Fan

Posts: 138
Re: Cinema Retro
Reply #28 - 07/27/14 at 5:25am
 
But all of Allen's early films are not well directed. Funny, but not well directed. That's why Play It again Sam is the best of his early films.
Love and Death shows signs of developing, but it was then Annie Hall which was the big step forward.
Back to top
« Last Edit: 07/27/14 at 11:59am by Stanton »  
 
IP Logged
 
Robert Blenheim
Senior Member
****
Offline


Sam Peckinpah Fan

Posts: 156
Daytona Beach, Florida
Re: Cinema Retro
Reply #29 - 07/27/14 at 9:48am
 
Stanton wrote on 07/27/14 at 5:25am:
But all of Allen's early films are not well directed. Funny, but wel directed. That's why Play It again Sam is the best of his early films.


I tend to disagree with you unless 'good directing' is synonymous with conventional.† †Sure, Allen was learning on his early films, but much of the humor of "Take the Money and Run", "Bananas", "Sleeper" and "Love and Death" comes from the camera & editing.† They're not disciplined, true.† But by your standards many unconventional directors' classics fall under your 'not well directed' umbrella.† ("Vivre Sa Vie" would fall in five seconds -- but it's a masterpiece, arguably Godard's finest film.)

"Play it Again Sam" was directed by Herbert Ross, an average director of competence.† Not more than that.† I'm sorry, but I'd rather see the clumsiness of Allen running down the street with a gumball machine stuck on his hand than Ross's predictably average work.
Back to top
« Last Edit: 07/27/14 at 9:50am by Robert Blenheim »  
 
IP Logged
 
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 5 6