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Postby Hustler » Mon May 26, 2008 10:13 pm

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Hustler wrote:you know, I´ve seen it recently and I don´t remember anything related to a fake signature.

Maybe they cut it from the Argentinian copy - not a big loss anyway. At one point, I seem to remember, she uses the old, sick lady's hand to write the woman's signature.

Oh yep! I can remember now.

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Postby ITALIANO » Mon May 26, 2008 1:20 pm

Hustler wrote:you know, I´ve seen it recently and I don´t remember anything related to a fake signature.

Maybe they cut it from the Argentinian copy - not a big loss anyway. At one point, I seem to remember, she uses the old, sick lady's hand to write the woman's signature.

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Postby Hustler » Tue May 20, 2008 7:36 am

ITALIANO wrote:Too baroque for my tastes, too "feverish", and not very believable (I don't remember it well now, but there was something about a fake signature, I think, that was kind of laughable). Also - and despite the fact that Tornatore IS, or can be, a good director - I found it very badly shot. But I must admit that it was liked by many, and it was a box office hit here.

By the way, years ago Tornatore did direct a sort-of thriller, with some philosophical overtones - more interesting than this one I think. The Italian title was Una pura formalità, and I believe it must have been shown in Argentina. It starred Gerard Depardieu and Roman Polanski. If you like Tornatore, you should see it.

you know, I´ve seen it recently and I don´t remember anything related to a fake signature.
The point with this movie is that I felt a pretty deep connection with it, in terms of intensity. It doesn´t happen to me frequently. Something was touched inside me. I retained that feeling for hours. In general, movies about strong stories that are presented in a solid way like this one, have the ability to produce me a firm convulsion. Tornatore has that strange influx in me.
When I´ve got separated from my first marriage I went to see Stanno Tutti Bene and I couldn´t stop crying during all the film. I think it was the symbolic image of Mastroianni´s children as he remembered them what caused me that reaction.
As for Una Pura Formailitá, It wasn´t released in Argentina, Anyway, I´ll try to get it on DVD.




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Postby Hustler » Tue May 20, 2008 7:20 am

Damien wrote:I saw the trailer last week. It's opening soon here in New York.

Hope you see it soon.

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Postby ITALIANO » Tue May 20, 2008 6:26 am

Hustler wrote:why?

Too baroque for my tastes, too "feverish", and not very believable (I don't remember it well now, but there was something about a fake signature, I think, that was kind of laughable). Also - and despite the fact that Tornatore IS, or can be, a good director - I found it very badly shot. But I must admit that it was liked by many, and it was a box office hit here.

By the way, years ago Tornatore did direct a sort-of thriller, with some philosophical overtones - more interesting than this one I think. The Italian title was Una pura formalità, and I believe it must have been shown in Argentina. It starred Gerard Depardieu and Roman Polanski. If you like Tornatore, you should see it.




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Postby Damien » Tue May 20, 2008 2:17 am

I saw the trailer last week. It's opening soon here in New York.
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Postby Hustler » Mon May 19, 2008 7:59 pm

ITALIANO wrote:Thanks for watching it - on behalf of my troubled country :) ...

As many others did - even in Italy - you liked it. As you know it was also the big winner at last year's David di Donatello awards, the Italian Oscars. And Ksenia Rappaport's as Best Actress was certainly deserved. But no, I didn't enjoy it much.

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Postby ITALIANO » Mon May 19, 2008 5:59 pm

Thanks for watching it - on behalf of my troubled country :) ...

As many others did - even in Italy - you liked it. As you know it was also the big winner at last year's David di Donatello awards, the Italian Oscars. And Ksenia Rappaport's as Best Actress was certainly deserved. But no, I didn't enjoy it much.

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Postby Hustler » Sun May 18, 2008 5:53 pm

Finally, I´ve seen Tornatore´s last movie, who was the italian entry for last year´s academy awards.
As I´ve promised to Italiano, here´s my comment:
First of all I have to admit that this movie marks a break from his previous filmography, presenting a very interesting thriller with some touches of film noir.
The cast is superb starring an unrecognizable Michele Placido and the vibrant Ksenia Rappoport.
Il grande Maestro Ennio Morricone delights us again with an impressive score alternating two main themes. One of them reminds Bernard Hermann´s style.
I enjoyed this movie so much. I can recognize some similarities between this film and a great argentinean movie called "Rosaura a las diez" from 1958, directed by Mario Soffici, which of course I recommend it.


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