The 91st Academy Awards (February 24, 2019) TV Show • Page 25

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Anthony_, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. EASheartsVinyl

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    Dominic West does my favorite terrible accent. He even calls himself out on it because NO ONE sounds like that.
     
  2. Jake Gyllenhaal

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    Meanwhile, Oscar winner Emma Stone can pull off Asian and English accents
     
  3. manoverboard365

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    This Silence praise has got my hyped to finally sit down and watch it this weekend. It's been sitting in my Prime queue for over a year.
     
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  4. Idk if I can even do an Asian accent. Like, would pretending to be FOB ever come in handy?
     
  5. Hugo is lovely and Silence is a movie I think about fairly often, especially for something I haven't seen since the theaters

    Are there stans out there who consider Silence his masterpiece? I've only seen a fraction of his films, and most of them from his post-2000 work, but I think it's the one that impressed me the most
     
  6. Jake Gyllenhaal

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    Scorsese is one of my favorite filmmakers and I have always put off watching Silence because of both the subject matter (seems boring to me) and the run-time (despite my favorites of his are all long). So am I just judging a book by its cover? As for my opinion, Raging Bull and Goodfellas are his masterpieces.
     
  7. It's definitely a challenging film. I've never been particularly spiritual so the whole crisis-of-faith theming didn't resonate with me hugely on a personal level but the film still did it for me in a big way. I think I probably only went out to see it in theaters because it was Scorcese; I don't recall being particularly moved by trailers or reading about it prior to release.

    I think the fact that this was a passion project for him (if I recall correctly) really comes through. It's special.
     
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  9. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    Silence was less racist and white savior than I thought it would be but that's all I remember
     
  10. Anthony_

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    Silence is definitely one of his most personal films. I bet he himself would say it is one of the most important films he has made. I would say Goodfellas is his masterpiece though, I mean it's the greatest mob film ever made.
     
  11. dlemert

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    Silence is probably my third favorite Scorsese, after Goodfellas and Casino. It might not be his "masterpiece" but it's maybe the most beautiful and nuanced movie about religious faith I've ever seen.
     
  12. justin.

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    Scorsese’s film ‘Silence’ is apparently good but I haven’t watched all of it. Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver star in it so there’s that. Liam Neeson also stars in it so...
     
  13. Anthony_

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    Since accents were brought up before, anyone else notice how Dan Stevens' American accent in Legion sounds scarily close to Hugh Laurie's in House? Like, very, very similar.
     
  14. Aregala

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    Silence is easily his best film this decade for me, and one of his true masterpieces.

    It's a pretty challenging film though, not as "fun" to watch as something like Goodfellas or The Wolf of Wall Street
     
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  15. justin.

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    I only got through the first hour. Would you say the rest is torture porn? I’ve heard it can be hard to watch.
     
  16. Aregala

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    I wouldn't say "torture porn" at all, that to me implies an exploitative nature to the filmmaking

    I could see that film being tough to engage with on the couch though

    FWIW it's still one of my most memorable theater-going experiences, but I could see how it'd be harder to engage with at home
     
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  17. dlemert

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    The only thing I would possibly change about Silence is swap Garfield's and Driver's roles. But the casting is still excellent as-is.

    Given how violent the book is and Scorsese's love of violence the movie could've been much more gratuitous. Thankfully it's somewhat toned down, and honestly one of his tamest R-rated movies.
     
  18. Nathan

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    The Last Temptation of Christ is probably Scorsese’s masterpiece if I had to name just one. Mean Streets and Taxi Driver exemplify his young, raw brilliance, Goodfellas, the Departed, and Wolf are sleek pop masterworks, Silence and Temptation are obvious passion projects where his vision really feels uncompromised, for lack of a better word. The King of Comedy is a forgotten gem that would be many other american filmmaker’s best movie.

    I haven’t seen Raging Bull, Casino, or Cape Fear recently enough to feel confident talking about them. Scorsese was my first favorite director and one of our greatest American artists. Anything he’s done is worth seeing.
     
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  19. Nathan

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    Except Boxcar Bertha. In 2016 I viewed the three or four Scorsese movies I hadn’t seen and that one is a dud.
     
  20. EASheartsVinyl

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    That’s a bit much, but I mostly agree with the rest of what you said. Except for The Departed being any kind of masterwork, but I already ranted about how much I hate that one recently, so I’ll leave it alone this time.

    I have been meaning to watch Silence, but with everything Liam Neeson said this week I don’t think I’ll be able to for a while.
     
  21. manoverboard365

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    I watched Silence tonight. Wow that was a great film. Incredibly long, but still great. I can't believe Garfield didn't get an Oscar nom for this.

    don't worry it's a 3 hour movie and he's literally in it for a total of 10 minutes.
     
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  22. EASheartsVinyl

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    Oh sweet! I thought there was a poster featuring him prominently but I may have made that up.
     
  23. Anthony_

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    Yeah he’s only in it for a bit toward the end.
     
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  24. Marx&Recreation

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    I feel like the only time American actors play English characters and have to put on an accent is when they're playing someone in high society, and so even if it's acceptable it's always very posh and stereotypical of what we usually think of as an English accent. Like imagine an American trying to talk like Liam Gallagher lol
     
  25. Mrplum5089

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    Silence is in my top 3 favorite films, fwiw