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Pitt Clemens

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« on: 10-14-2003 22:17 »

Most under-rated movie: Dune.

Dune had vision that most other sci-fi films of it's time lacked.  I'll give you that a bit of the dialouge is slated, the plot a bit excentric to say the least, but I think it's a film of exceptional vison for it's day and age, in standing out against being cast as a pop-culture knockoff of star wars.

Most under-rated actor/actress - Brad Dourif

I;ve only ever seen him in two roles: One flew over the Coocoo's nest and The X-Files episode "Beyond the Sea."  In both of these roles, I couldn't help but be amazed at his ability to become a character, no matter how bizzare they may be.

Most under-rated director: Sidney Lumet.

All I can say is that after seeing Network, and fail-safe I can't understand why Sidney Lumet isn't hardly remembered as the ingenious film-maker he truly was.  kinda sad really.

Runners up:
"Dark City"
Daniel-Day Lewis
Roger Corman

Or have you got a better list?


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eggsandwich

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« Reply #1 on: 10-14-2003 22:31 »

Isnt there another thread like this?

Under- and Overrated Films
David A

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« Reply #2 on: 10-14-2003 22:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
Most under-rated movie: Dune.

I agree with that completely.

 
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Dune had vision that most other sci-fi films of it's time lacked.  I'll give you that a bit of the dialouge is slated, the plot a bit excentric to say the least, but I think it's a film of exceptional vison for it's day and age, in standing out against being cast as a pop-culture knockoff of star wars.

If anything, Star Wars is a knock-off of Dune, not the other way around.  Remember, Dune was originally a novel, and the book was around long before Star Wars was.

 
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Most under-rated actor/actress - Brad Dourif

I;ve only ever seen him in two roles: One flew over the Coocoo's nest and The X-Files episode "Beyond the Sea."  In both of these roles, I couldn't help but be amazed at his ability to become a character, no matter how bizzare they may be.

Have you seen this thread?
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #3 on: 10-14-2003 23:04 »

UHF with Weird Al and Michael Richards is one of my favorite movies ever. However none of my friends have even heard of it. I was so syked when it was released on DVD last summer after being out of print for vhs for years.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #4 on: 10-15-2003 00:04 »
« Last Edit on: 10-15-2003 00:04 »

   
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Originally posted by eggsandwich:
Isnt there another thread like this?

Under- and Overrated Films


Well it was 3 months ago, I had the option to bump or make new.


   
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Originally posted by Slurm Guy:
UHF with Weird Al and Michael Richards is one of my favorite movies ever. However none of my friends have even heard of it. I was so syked when it was released on DVD last summer after being out of print for vhs for years.

Good call.  UHF is a wildly hilarious film, that simply got trounced by overhyped blockbusters on release.  Fear not, as it will live on as a cult classic.

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 Have you seen this thread?

Thank you.  I knew there was something farmilair about that creepy guy.  Damn, he's older than my dad.  This guy should be frikkin' HUGE by now.

Also: Silly me.  Brad Dourif was in Dune. 
  confused that one slipped right by me.
Frymeister

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« Reply #5 on: 10-15-2003 00:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Slurm Guy:
UHF with Weird Al and Michael Richards is one of my favorite movies ever. However none of my friends have even heard of it. I was so syked when it was released on DVD last summer after being out of print for vhs for years.

I love that movie!
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