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    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    I finally got the time to finish the episode. As said earlier, I found this movie tough. I like it and enjoyed it, but have this feeling that most of what I respond to is present in the play -- and not particularly as a piece of cinema. I like having Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton on the list though, and I think for that I'll stick with my 'yes' vote (also I like having Nichols on there, and I don't like The Graduate). Also I took this film fairly straightforwardly. Paul brought up a lot of ideas weaved throughout this story, but I found I just watched it simply -- it's two couples and some secrets on a drunken night. George and Martha as the parents of America? I dunno. I love reading into art but for this one, I kept it clear and didn't really consider it a 'comment' on anything at all. *shrug* Maybe I missed the point, but I felt pretty good about it this way.
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    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Yea... I voted yes, but I'm not so sure and mostly agree with @sycasey 2.0. I actually do like it a lot, and a ton more than The Graduate, but I'm still not sure about it being on the 'greatest of all time' list. That makes it one of the tougher votes for me. Haven't finished the ep, though, maybe Paul and Amy will convince me one way or another.
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    Musical Mondays Week 69 High Society

    I liked some of the music and Grace Kelly but mostly found this film a little dreary. I feel like I've already forgotten it and I finished it like 10 minutes ago.
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    Upcoming Episodes

    It appears from Paul's twitter that Pulp Fiction will be sliding in there next week before Bringing Up Baby 7/18 - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 7/25 - Pulp Fiction 8/1 - Bringing Up Baby
  5. Well if last night was any indication, I'll be up really early tomorrow again with nothing to do but watch films in the dark. How quick I get to it though depends on how quick I get through Gone With The Wind. Yea, that Goofy made me smile... it was in this really great bookstore that my brother and I were poking around in. They had a ton of Disney items/comics/drawings for some reason.
  6. I'm back from my trip! If anyone wants to see pix of my Norway trip, follow or check out my instagram here - i nightly posted a small set of shots from that day's travels/hikes in the Norwegian wilderness/etc. https://www.instagram.com/almostaghost/ Anyway, this movie looks like a good one to get back in on, I'm excited for this cast. I'll try to fit it in on my jetlag in the next couple of days!
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    Episode 216.5 - Minisode 216.5

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    Do The Right Thing

    I'll say it, then. I think it was the right thing. Or more accurately, I don't think it was misdirected, nor pointless. I get the argument that it wasn't proportional, and that's probably true, but Sal was the power there for them to fight - a white business owner who yells at the kids, uses slurs, has a badly racist son, and thinks he is in charge just because he's been feeding everyone the longest. I mean, I guess they could've gone over to Trump Tower and burned that down instead. But the store's crime wasn't murder, it was arrogant whiteness (further symbolized by it's Wall Of Fame). That's what "Fight The Power" is about, and that's what Do The Right Thing is about. It's not about fighting authority, it's about fighting abuse of or misappropriated power. That's the self-defense that, for me, meets Malcolm X's quote. I love the discussions inherent in this movie--it's truly thought-provoking from every angle.
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    Do The Right Thing

    I'd counter that violence in the face of racism, even if directed at a store, is self-defense.
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    Do The Right Thing

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    Do The Right Thing

    Whoa Spike Lee is the guest?!
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    Upcoming Episodes

    #1 film of all-time?
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    Toy Story

    I guess, but I also think we all generally like Toy Story ok, and whether we think it should be on the list or not, we all know it's popular, we know it's a fine enough story, we know it has cool voice actors, and there isn't much else to nitpick on it... so might as well focus on the AFI criteria and other Pixar films. haha Has anyone seen Toy Story 4 yet? I prob will go see it this week, maybe tomorrow. What are your non-spoilery impressions?
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    Upcoming Episodes

    Yea I'm stoked for Woolf for that reason. Not only have I not seen it, I haven't one clue what it's about or who is in it or even when it was made. I usually have a good sense of these things, even if I haven't seen them... but for this one, I feel like a total blank slate. I'm gonna try to leave it that way until I watch it
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    Upcoming Episodes

    oh boy I can't wait to hear the ep and what you guys think about Bringing Up Baby. I watched it last summer not realizing it was on the AFI list, and I'm still a bit surprised by that -- not in a bad way, I do like it a lot. In my Letterboxd review, I called it "the most nutballs movie of all time" or something like that. Curious what I'll think re-watching it through an Unspooled lens.
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