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  1. #46951
    Koreans tend to have softer facial features. Many Japanese people tend to have facial features that are common among Anglos (for men: square jaws, abundant facial hair, similar eyes). No one in Korea would ever think Ken Watanabe, Mifune, or Ichiro were anything but Japanese.
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Korean sounds whiny, and German often sounds quite angry to me.
    I once met a German woman who said that people in Germany never laugh at the movies, even at comedies. Is that really true, or was she just seeing how gullible Canadians are?
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    Quote Quoting DavidSeven (view post)
    Koreans tend to have softer facial features. Many Japanese people tend to have facial features that are common among Anglos (for men: square jaws, abundant facial hair, similar eyes). No one in Korea would ever think Ken Watanabe or Mifune were anything but Japanese.
    But there's a range of Japanese looks, so some Japanese looks overlap with Korean looks, and others don't. I mean, I had one student who looked exactly like an anime character.
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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    But there's a range of Japanese looks, so some Japanese looks overlap with Korean looks, and others don't. I mean, I had one student who looked exactly like an anime character.
    That's fine. But many races overlap. I'm just speaking in generalities here. Appears this last page was trying to set a Match-Cut record in that metric anyway.
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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    I once met a German woman who said that people in Germany never laugh at the movies, even at comedies. Is that really true, or was she just seeing how gullible Canadians are?

    I would find that a bit...unnerving.

    Speaking of which, when watching a movie with others (be it at home or in a theatre) I often laugh. But when watching a movie alone, even if it's the funniest thing I've ever seen, I rarely laugh out loud.

    Is this weird?
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    If you reedited A Single Man so that it said "A film by Wong Kar-wai" instead of somebody known as a fashion designer, and dubbed it into Cantonese, we'd all be praising it for its style.
    Nah, we'd just be praising Wong's newfound ability to get good performances out of white people.

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    Quote Quoting Boner M (view post)
    Nah, we'd just be praising Wong's newfound ability to get good performances out of white people.
    He got a good performance out of Natalie Portman, amazingly. Rachel Wiesz, on the other hand... She's a pretty girl but I've seen nothing to suggest that she's a good actress. Then again, she's mostly in terrible movies, so who knows?
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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    He got a good performance out of Natalie Portman, amazingly. Rachel Wiesz, on the other hand... She's a pretty girl but I've seen nothing to suggest that she's a good actress. Then again, she's mostly in terrible movies, so who knows?
    The only good performances in that film were Strathairn and Chan Marshall/Cat Power for her couple minutes of screentime.

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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    I once met a German woman who said that people in Germany never laugh at the movies, even at comedies. Is that really true, or was she just seeing how gullible Canadians are?
    I've known plenty of good natured Germans so I'll go with gullible.
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    Quote Quoting Boner M (view post)
    The only good performances in that film were Strathairn and Chan Marshall/Cat Power for her couple minutes of screentime.
    Yup. Then again, I'm rarely that impressed with Portman as an actress, so I can't necessarily hang that one on Wong.

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    I just really hope that Tom Ford directs something again.

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    Oh Derek, you're always doing some unnecessary hanging on Wong.

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  13. #46963
    Man, only around here could claiming you love A Single Man lead to a discussion about telling Japanese, Chinese, and Korean people apart.

    Maybe I like the movie so much because my dad is Tom Ford. Really.
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    WTF happened to the last page of this thread?

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    I'm flying to San Francisco Tuesday and without intending to, I ended up booking a room at a motel kitty corner to the headquarters for Industrial Light & Magic. I'll have to stop by.
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    WTF happened to the last page of this thread?
    You know who to blame:

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    Good one.

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    Watched Taxi-Driver for the first time last night... Can't say I was that impressed.
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Watched Taxi-Driver for the first time last night... Can't say I was that impressed.
    That one actually took me a couple times to appreciate as well. Now I love it.

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  20. #46970
    Taxi Driver is a pretty cool movie. I appreciate it a heck of a lot, probably more than I actively enjoy it. You wonder how they ever got away with making it, even in the 70s.

    I still think he did it better 20 years later with Bringing Out the Dead.
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    The concept is cool for sure, I think some of the scenes could have been cut entirely or shortened. It's a lot of build up for a very weak climax.
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    Now John Carpenter's Dark Star is a pretty damn cool movie I just finished watching. If it wasn't for it's technical shortcomings it might rival 2001. What is done well is some of the dark humor. But the movie doesn't age well at all. A space alien as a beach ball makes it hard to be immersed in the story.
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    A space alien as a beach ball makes it hard to be immersed in the story.
    I'm glad that you liked it, but the fact that you set this aside makes me think that maybe you didn't quite get it.

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    Quote Quoting Sven (view post)
    I'm glad that you liked it, but the fact that you set this aside makes me think that maybe you didn't quite get it.
    Its obvious its low budget, some things I can get past and some things I can't... the beach ball was something I couldn't. And believe me when I say I laughed at a few of those scenes, especially in the elevator shaft. (If they had put a little more effort into that alien I'd be fine. I mean... I laughed my balls off during the Dead Alive baby scene in the park. I'm not oblivious to bad effects)

    I loved the ending...

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    I'm going through a Carpenter bender this week.

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