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I'm really looking forward to this film! (The Grandmaster)

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I don't even like popcorn... but the emoticon is okay. rolleyes.gif

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I'm going to go download Ip Man right now. I remember when I worked at Movie Gallery I heard it was awesome, but never got a chance to watch it.

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I believe I watched them on Netflix.
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Good electro, absolutely EXCELLENT VIDEO.

 

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Will definitely take a look tonight.

This is the new one with Zhang Ziyi right?

 

 

Thanks.


Yep, and Tony Leung.

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Thanks for sharing. Have enjoyed WKW's films, as well as the two DVDs "Ip Man" & Ip Man 2." Looking forward to seeing this. Especially since I was unaware before your timely contribution. 


You are welcome. Definitely a darker and more contemplative vision than the Ip Man movies. One thing I liked better in the Ip Man movies is that Donnie Yen's Kung Fu is just magnificent.

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You have to take one step back to La Femme Nikita to get a little of the genealogy of Leon. Even further back to Le Samourai for a killer flick.


Now we are tallking. Into French movies are we ? Le Samourai is a summit of cinema, perfection in simplicity. Melville (Jean Pierre not Herman :) ) is a master.

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OOH... I had no idea! Thanks for raising my level of film. 


The appearance of Jean Reno in Nikita is quite terrifying. Do not miss this movie. Nor the Samurai.

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You are welcome. Definitely a darker and more contemplative vision than the Ip Man movies. One thing I liked better in the Ip Man movies is that Donnie Yen's Kung Fu is just magnificent.

 

Agree with your take on Donnie Yen and his "Ip" contribution. But, I also like wink.gif romance...

 

 

So, was Jean Reno's "Leon" character first developed in the La Femme Nikita (thinkthat'sthetitle) film and then expanded, due to popularity?


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Now we are tallking. Into French movies are we ? Le Samourai is a summit of cinema, perfection in simplicity. Melville (Jean Pierre not Herman :) ) is a master.


European film in general. There is only so much hollywood trash one can stomach. People here would have had a completely different opinion of just how "talented" Steven Soderbergh really is if they had seen "Battle of Algiers". And a little more insight into Polanski's rape trial if they had seen "Repulsion"

 

There is a world of terrific film out there that, unfortunately most North Americans will never see.

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European film in general. There is only so much hollywood trash one can stomach. People here would have had a completely different opinion of just how "talented" Steven Soderbergh really is if they had seen "Battle of Algiers". And a little more insight into Polanski's rape trial if they had seen "Repulsion"

 

There is a world of terrific film out there that, unfortunately most North Americans will never see.

I totally agree, there is not border to films I watch: Japan, Korea, Iran, Africa, Germany, Israel...

 

 

Even without going that far, there is a world of American movies the american movies some Americans will never see. First of all some of the classics with Bogart, Bacall, etc. And then some of the independant stuff such as Harmony Korine of Larry Fessenden...

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I totally agree, there is not border to films I watch: Japan, Korea, Iran, Africa, Germany, Israel...

 

 

Even without going that far, there is a world of American movies the american movies some Americans will never see. First of all some of the classics with Bogart, Bacall, etc. And then some of the independant stuff such as Harmony Korine of Larry Fessenden...


Speaking of Isreal, have you seen Waltz With Bashir?

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Agree with your take on Donnie Yen and his "Ip" contribution. But, I also like wink.gif romance...

 

 

So, was Jean Reno's "Leon" character first developed in the La Femme Nikita (thinkthat'sthetitle) film and then expanded, due to popularity?


The character of Victor in Nikita (that is the original title) was the inspiration for Leon. This character was more a "cleaner" making bodies disapear (literaly). If I quote wikipedia, Leon is the American cousin of Victor, and is more humane (Victor was beyond cold).

 

Now a trailer for Le Samurai with Alain Delon (the music, Gymnopedie no1 from Eric Satie does not belong in the movie but I love it)

 

 

Now if you really want to know Luc Besson (director of Leon and Nikita), watch one of his first movies, subway. Insane.

 

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Ok I am on a roll on movie. Anyone likes vikings in general. I do. Just can't get enough of them.

 

If you are like me, watch one of the most beautiful movies in recent year, by Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), Valhalla Rising:

 

 

 

And the awesome new series Vikings:

 

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The character of Victor in Nikita (that is the original title) was the inspiration for Leon. This character was more a "cleaner" making bodies disapear (literaly). If I quote wikipedia, Leon is the American cousin of Victor, and is more humane (Victor was beyond cold).

 

Now a trailer for Le Samurai with Alain Delon (the music, Gymnopedie no1 from Eric Satie does not belong in the movie but I love it)

 

 

Now if you really want to know Luc Besson (director of Leon and Nikita), watch one of his first movies, subway. Insane.

 

Excellent. Delon defined cool for that era.

 

I havent seen subway in years, but after Nikita came out I made a point of going back to see Besson's work. The Big blue, Le Dernier Combat, and Subway. Caught Adele Blan-Sec a while ago, and was quite impressed. Fun little film .

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