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Re: Most overrated foreign films

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2003 9:27 pm
by gratefultiger
Too True,Cocteau was magical!

Re: Most overrated foreign films

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2003 7:54 pm
by patsfan86
Hands down........Andrei Rublev

Re: Most overrated foreign films

PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2003 8:15 pm
by Gaz
Joke, right?

Re: Most overrated foreign films

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 3:29 pm
by patsfan86
No joke. I've watched it 4 times, once while getting quite drunk hoping that might help in the enjoyment end of it......no luck. I like all the other films I have seen by Tarkovsky(sp), especially My Name is Ivan. But Rublev is just brutal to me.

Re: Most overrated foreign films

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 3:41 pm
by Gaz
Of course there is some unsavoury brutality, but there's also beauty and splendour - like the crucifixion, the casting of the bell and the beginning and end of the film. And what about the snow falling after the sack of Vladimir? Poetry in film of the highest order.

Re: Most overrated foreign films

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 4:35 pm
by patsfan86
I will admit that I liked the casting of the bell and the 'poetry' of the film you mentioned as well as the camera work are to be commended, but as an overall experience, I just don't see it like the majority seem to. But hey, to each his own, right?

Re: Most overrated foreign films

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 4:40 pm
by patsfan86
Gaz, I will agree with you on a few things. I'll never see the day that I would see Battleship Potemkin as overrated. And, I never have been a fan of Jules et Jim either, but love Truffaut on the whole. I have not watched my copy of Y tu Mama Tambien yet. Maybe I'll do that today.

Re: Most overrated foreign films

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 5:14 pm
by Gaz
I recommend it. And Le Boucher too.

Re: Most overrated foreign films

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:40 pm
by ustink
Any Almodovar film!

Re: Most overrated foreign films

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 2:36 pm
by Gaz
As a pedant, I must point out that Jamon Jamon for one is not an Almodovar film, as your comment on that page suggests - it was directed by Bigas Luna. Not a bad director by any means.