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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 1998 2:30 am 
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From: J. D. Morenski
Date: 08 Sep 1998
Time: 15:06:01

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Van Canna San,
Great, I will seek it out.

On the concept of "glare" and mindset here are some of my favorite glares:
Peter O'Toole: Desert scene Lawrence of Arabia; transformation in The Ruling Class
Malcom McDowell: A Clockwork Orange (of
course!)

Toshihiru Mifune: enough said!
Kevin Spacy: The Usual Suspects
Pete Postlewaith: The Usual Suspects--a "quiet" knowing and mocking look.
Samuel L. Jackson: "Mind if I have a taste of
your tasty beverage to wash this down. . . ." Pulp Fiction

I could go on! I will stop!
--J.D.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 1998 2:33 am 
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From: Van
Date: 08 Sep 1998
Time: 22:17:15

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J.D.San,
Please tell us more !
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 Post subject: Films
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 1998 2:37 am 
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Films of Doom!
From: J. D. Morenski
Date: 09 Sep 1998
Time: 03:11:08

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Van Canna san,
Your wish is my command. Here is some of my top dark evil and good films. Mind you, I am not advocating the behavior of some of these . . . well .. . not much. . . .

Schindler's List: Ralphe Fiennes (whatever)
deserved the Oscar for his portrayal of pure cold evil. The "I pardon you," stare. Eeeee! No, I am not advocating his behavior--unless it is Alanis Morrisette fans [STOP IT!--Ed.]--but if you could give THAT look to the psycho.

House of Cards: relish the malevolence as the
honorable Francis Urquart-- Ian Richardson--crushes the good, the idealistic, and the innocent on his quest to be Prime Minister. His wife is even better. Some great stares and quotes, "Beware of an old man in a hurry."

Blade Runner: Notice the look Rutger gives
Harrison Ford as Harrison squirms away from him expecting the worse. "I have seen things. . . ."

Honorable mention to Bryon James, "My mother?
I'll tell you about my mother!" Oh yeah, catch Daryl Hanna's look after she catches the toy maker.

Dangerous Liasons: John Malkovich. Crush the
weak!

Goodfellas: Yeah yeah, "How am I funny?"
However, catch Joe Pesci's look--in the
background--when Spider tells him to
f[CENSORED]k himself. Many evil looks.
David Warner: Hey, he gets to play, "The
Incarnation of Evil," Head Klingon, Falco from "Massada"--interesting use of the catapault as method of mass-transit--why did he do Bob Cratchet? I kept hoping he would throw Tiny Tim in front of a carrage! Anyways, Time Bandits for the I of E.

Romeo is Bleeding: one for Lori. Lena Olin kicks ass--literally, "I'm not killing him, I'm burying him. If he should die in the process, that's his problem." EEEEEeeeeee!
[Okay, okay, enough Death Doom and Destruction!

Okay, you rooted for the Emporer in that piece of crap Star Bores-III Return of the
Nerds! Fine!

We want some positive films. Role MODELS!!
Remember! Children are reading!--Ed.]
Hmmmmm . . . I will have to get back to you on
that!
--J. D. Morenski


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 Post subject: Films
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 1998 2:38 am 
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rom: Van
Date: 09 Sep 1998
Time: 07:54:40

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J.D.San,
Your Depth is abyssal!

How about your views of the 'perfect' companion to watch EACH of those movies with ?

Un bel di` vedremo ,
Van Canna


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 Post subject: Films
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 1998 2:42 am 
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Films" mind you, NOT movies
From: Lori
Date: 09 Sep 1998
Time: 23:16:36

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If I may add my unsolicited opinion, there are two or three more to add to the list:
Mel Gibson in "Hamlet" Probably the first time old Mel proved his true worth as an actor - and he did it in a BIG way - check out the soliloquy in the crypt "Ah sleep, perchance to dream" MAN he is good. He can really act at acting like he's losing it!
As a film, amazingly close to the original script - not a slush job like the contemporary Romeo and Juliet with what're their names - rubbish that.

Al Pacino is amazing in "Scent of a Women"; the Tango scene and driving the Porsche - very well done indeed - Al does a great blind man's glare.

"Hooyah!"

As far as ole' time favorites, I still like Errol Flynn's swashbucking devil may care attitude - speaks to the pirate in me!

NOT enough said about Toshiro Mifune! Check out YOJIMBO for some great eyes and attitude! Love that walk!

And now let us bow our heads in observance of the recent passing of the great Akira Kurosawa who directed so many of Mifune's greats - and some pretty awesome other films...

So true J.D. The "I pardon you" look in that
bathroom mirror in Shindler's list is unsurpassed!

I've been trying to duplicate it for years for use on my teenager, but I think she mastered it first!

Daniel Day Lewis did a pretty good job in "Last of the Mochicans" and also was it "In the Name of the Father" I think - about the modern day Troubles?

"Romeo is Bleeding: one for Lori. Lena Olin kicks ass--literally, "I'm not killing him, I'm burying him. If he should die in the process, that's his problem." EEEEEeeeeee!" --I'll have to check that one out!

"Rising Sun" has a few excellent scenes, and I had to laugh at "I must warn you that I'm a black belt!" "Sure you are." Sean replies with cool calculating glare...

Now, if you just want a really good laugh and
don't mind a flashback to the 70's check out
Jackie Chan's "Drunken Master" I was dying at
the "drunken woman flaunts her body" form...
Just a few of my fave's to add to the list!

Peace, Lori


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 1998 2:45 am 
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rom: J. D. Morenski
Date: 11 Sep 1998
Time: 04:45:40

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Lori-chan,

Oh yes on Kurosawa. This may lose everyone, but a while ago I and some friends made the mistake of watching Ran and Brazil back to back. Ran is Kuroswa's "King Lear" without the happy bits.

"Oh, this will cheer us up!" as we crawled into Brazil, "it sounds like Monty Python!"
"We've lost him Jack!"

Oye! We nearly failed to eat because "it is all so futile!" The next day, the campus was showing The Gods Must Be Crazy, and we were all their suckingour thumbs and holding our security blankets.

Last of the Mohicans (sp.): YES! Check out ad
Ninja-Mohiccan with the big axe!

Everyone should rent Hidden Fortress to realize what a loser George Lucas is and why Kurosawa kicks ass.

Mindset? Okay, here is an odd one, try After
Hours, to see Griffith Dunne royally misread a neighborhood.

Mel in Hamlet: WHY?! after doing such a GREAT
job with Romeo and Juliett did Zeferelli royally screw up the editing on this one?! EVERYONE does a very good job in his. BIG surprise.

Bad But Good Chopsocki: Give the
Hunted--Christopher Lambert and tons of Ninja a try. Yeah yeah, watch it on a Friday with plenty of libation.
The Challenge: Scott Glen and TOSHIHIRU
MIFUNE!!!!(!) Watch Mifune wipe-out an office
building of security guards from Godizilla Meets Some Guy in a Bunny Suit with a sword and arrows!

Rent Gettysburg--you will end up rooting for both sides and understand the "point" of the Civil War.
--J.D.


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 Post subject: Films
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 1998 2:47 am 
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films of doom II-redux
From: maurice richard libby
Date: 11 Sep 1998
Time: 10:45:28

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>Bad But Good Chopsocki: Give the Hunted-- Christopher Lambert and tons of Ninja a
try. >Yeah,yeah, watch it on a Friday with plenty of libation.

The best part is Tak Kubota, one of the great
martial artists of our time playing (very well, mind you) a comic relief role.
>The Challenge: Scott Glen and TOSHIHIRU
MIFUNE!!!!(!) Watch Mifune wipe-out an >office building of security guards from Godizilla Meets Some Guy in a Bunny Suit with a >sword and arrows!

The best part is that he finally defeats the evil super ninja with a stapler. This is one of my all time favourite movies. Why, you ask? Because it is the ultimate minnow fantasy . See it and if you're honest, you'll remember all the fantasies you had in your first year of training.


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From: Lori
Date: 05 Sep 1998
Time: 18:41:39

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Van Canna Sensei:
Wow! Haunting Jazz, mindset, provoking dialogue AND decent female characters? Almost makes me wish I had cable! Well, maybe it will make it to video someday...(sigh!)
Peace, Lori


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 1998 2:50 am 
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From: Van Canna
Date: 05 Sep 1998
Time: 20:37:14

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Dear Lori,
Not to fret -- If you don't mind e-mailing your home address , or , if you wish , your dojo address, I can tape the film on sunday night [ next showing] and I will send to you with my compliments ! By the way you write , I think your personality makeup would let you enjoy this movie ! It will oscillate your senses !
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