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Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by Allanon, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Allanon

    Allanon VIP Member

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    We go to a lot of movies as we are big movie fans. I have been watching the Academy Awards since I can remember.

    My wife and I went to see 1917 this afternoon. I wasn’t sure how she would like it. As soon as the movie was over she turned to me and said she thought it was the best movie she has ever seen.

    In my opinion, as good as other actors have been this year, George MacKay in this movie should easily win Best Actor. It’s a travesty that he is not even nominated.
     
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  2. vaxcardinal

    vaxcardinal GC Hall of Fame

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    Who?
     
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  3. Allanon

    Allanon VIP Member

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    Young actor at 27. He was excellent in this movie.
     
  4. gatordavisl

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    Good thread for the pub!
    Edit: This IS the pub. Thought I was in the Swamp Gas. Lemme go grab another martini. :emoji_cocktail:
     
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  5. vaxcardinal

    vaxcardinal GC Hall of Fame

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    That narrows it down
     
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  6. StrangeGator

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    Nobody was going to easily beat Joaquin Phoenix this year. The only actor who's nomination was questionable to me was Leonardo DiCaprio.
     
  7. kurt_borglum

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    If you have any interest in WWI, be sure to see "They Shall Not Grow Old" and the 30 min video on how it was made
     
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  8. Allanon

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    When we saw Joker I figured Joaquin Phoenix would probably win. But this young guy in 1917 was absolutely phenomenal. That’s just my opinion.
     
  9. GrandPrixGator

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    More great cinematography by Roger Deakins, and a no-fluff , exciting script. Just excellent movie-making.
     
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    The movie was amazing. Rarely do I feel like I’m literally IN the movie. But I felt like I was on the field with the man guy the entire time. I left the movie shaking.

    Probably the best directed movie I’ve ever seen.
     
  11. oragator1

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    Incredible production, direction, acting and cinematography, it’s ground breaking with the long single shots.
    But the plot is basically a saving private Ryan prequel, with some obvious holes in it. Wish they could have found e the semblance of real story to use, there were countless ones to choose from.
     
  12. kurt_borglum

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    I think the story line was based upon a true story from the director's ancestor who fought in WWI
     
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    Saw if recently. Agree with the comments. The cinematography was top notch.
     
  14. oragator1

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    his grandfather told him some stories about being a runner, but the plot was not based on any real events from him. The german retreat was real though.
     
  15. exiledgator

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    Just got back from seeing this in an IMAX.

    Holy crap! That was almost too much in the IMAX.

    The plot was unimportant, IMO. I felt like the idea was, "here's a taste of WWI." With some great acting and human interest themes - and to those ends it was A++.

    Before seeing it, I was disappointed it didn't take place at the Somme, or Verdun, or Passchendaele or something, but now that I see what he did I realize that (one single two hour shot) couldn't be done with one of those meat grinders.
     
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    I saw it last night and it didn’t disappoint. Amazing moviemaking about a miserable war. There are some videos on YouTube showing the timing and precision required to make that movie.

    Fun fact: The young actor playing Lance Corporal Blake also played young king Tommen Baratheon, last seen jumping out a window in Game of Thrones.
     
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