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Old August 9 2008, 09:29 PM   #916
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The Joker had a great moment here, but I never believed he was convincing Dent of anything.
Well, we have to accept that he did for the scene to work. I agree - if a psycho killer who killed my fiance started spouting his viewpoint to me I'd probably be more liable to put a bullet in his head than say 'Oh. That makes sense. I think I'll build the rest of my life around random fate.'*

But if that happened... no Two-Face. So one accepts and moves on. TDK wasn't perfect - it was merely great.

*And I'm not a violent person, nor have I even handled a weapon. It'd just be a reaction that'd make more sense to me.
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Old August 9 2008, 10:36 PM   #917
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The Joker had a great moment here, but I never believed he was convincing Dent of anything.
Well, we have to accept that he did for the scene to work. I agree - if a psycho killer who killed my fiance started spouting his viewpoint to me I'd probably be more liable to put a bullet in his head than say 'Oh. That makes sense. I think I'll build the rest of my life around random fate.'*
But it's not a simple as that. Dent already had issues prior to his scaring and the loss of his fiance. That double event just pushed him over the edge and The Joker capitalized on that situation.
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Old August 9 2008, 10:39 PM   #918
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But it's not a simple as that. Dent already had issues prior to his scaring and the loss of his fiance. That double event just pushed him over the edge and The Joker capitalized on that situation.
I know that. This aspect was mainly touched on in the torture scene.

Still I didn't quite buy his transformation, though.
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Old August 9 2008, 10:45 PM   #919
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But it's not a simple as that. Dent already had issues prior to his scaring and the loss of his fiance. That double event just pushed him over the edge and The Joker capitalized on that situation.
I know that. This aspect was mainly touched on in the torture scene.

Still I didn't quite buy his transformation, though.
Fair enough. It can't work for everyone.
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Old August 9 2008, 11:06 PM   #920
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TDK wasn't perfect - it was merely great.
Something that can be said of nearly all my favourite movies. I have yet to see The Perfect Film.
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Old August 9 2008, 11:11 PM   #921
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I have yet to see The Perfect Film.
Schindler's List.

(Of course, that's a matter of opinion...oh well...)
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Old August 9 2008, 11:14 PM   #922
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I have yet to see The Perfect Film.
Neither have I.

I will when I get my hands on the complete Metropolis, though.
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Old August 9 2008, 11:46 PM   #923
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Neither have I.

I will when I get my hands on the complete Metropolis, though.


To Emh: Ah, but if it were truly perfect then would it really be a matter of opinion? Wouldn't we all be able to recognize its perfection?... Hey, you've got me thinking on this one. A thread topic for General TV & Media? (And I love Schindler's List too.)
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Old August 10 2008, 01:09 AM   #924
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I have yet to see The Perfect Film.
Well if you haven't seen Raiders of the Lost Ark, I can't recommend it highly enough!
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Old August 10 2008, 01:45 AM   #925
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Old August 10 2008, 04:08 AM   #926
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I have yet to see The Perfect Film.
Neither have I.

I will when I get my hands on the complete Metropolis, though.

Has anything been announced about a re-release? We can assume it's coming, but I haven't heard anything yet. I can't wait!

There have also been some rumors of a copy of London After Midnight being found. I sure hope that's true.
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Old August 10 2008, 04:29 AM   #927
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I have yet to see The Perfect Film.
Transformers: The Movie.

::rocks out to "The Touch"::
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Old August 10 2008, 04:36 AM   #928
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Transformers: The Movie.

::rocks out to "The Touch"::
I hate that movie. The only cool moment is Optimus smiting all of the Decepticons single-handedly, and even that's nearly ruined by the terrible music playing over it ("The Touch" in fact, I think).

All IMO of course.
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Old August 10 2008, 04:38 AM   #929
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Has anything been announced about a re-release?
IIRC, the Freidrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation has stated they will be making a version available to the public.
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Old August 10 2008, 04:43 AM   #930
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Transformers: The Movie.

::rocks out to "The Touch"::
I hate that movie. The only cool moment is Optimus smiting all of the Decepticons single-handedly, and even that's nearly ruined by the terrible music playing over it ("The Touch" in fact, I think).

All IMO of course.
Heh, I love the movie (mostly for nostalgic reasons), but I was just kidding.
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