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  1. AlmostAGhost

    Unspooled live show 9/26

    Biggest problem with that one is the voice acting to me. It's not The Beatles!
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    On The Waterfront

    I found this to be a surprisingly innovative piece of cinema. It reminded me of The Wire haha. I don't know if knowing all the history about Kazan and communism is necessary though, but I guess it does clarify some things. A few of our earlier movies, I lamented when some of them didn't have a mood or a good sense of location, and this has it in spades. When a movie does that well, I'm definitely going to be all in on it, and that's what happened here. I thought it was all very impressive.
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    Unspooled live show 9/26

    I bought my ticket a few weeks back before they announced this month's theme... but turns out, it's The Beatles! I love The Beatles but won't lie, their movies don't do a lot for me. This should be fun! https://drafthouse.com/los-angeles/show/unspooled-live?fbclid=IwAR0OGffxdzt2F-lN75KXf_s_cK5IS4QHY1Z-PL9I9dIYtPu_FYL8jBlzQxM
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    Upcoming Episodes

    9/5 Lawrence of Arabia 9/12 On The Waterfront 9/19 North By Northwest 9/26 Spartacus 10/3 Some Like It Hot 10/10 American Graffiti Looks like we're in for a really entertaining fall to me
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    Network

    Ah that's exactly what I was trying to put my finger on about why I wasn't as into this as everyone. It just spells everything right out. I called it "ranty" in my Letterboxd review, and in the end, I found it a bit too much. (Not a real knock, I do think it's a very good movie. I just find it a little tiresome.)
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    The Philadelphia Story

    It doesn't bother me technically (because if they were referring to character names I'd probably not remember who is who). But I do agree that in this episode in particular, they maybe swung too much in interpreting the film as if it was about Katherine Hepburn or the actors' lives, and not about the characters. That's not my favorite type of criticism/analysis. Like, it's one thing to put the film in context that it was Hepburn's attempt at a comeback; it's another to say it's about that. I don't think they cross that line too often, it's just this episode that seemed to be all the majority of what they were talking about.
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    Episode 220.5 - Minisode 220.5

    I always want to do the color thing but I'm too lazy
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    Musical Mondays Week 72 Man of La Mancha

    I definitely liked a lot of it. I think it was very well made. I was reading criticism online about the singing, I thought the songs and acting were good. As I said on Letterboxd, I think the story lost me a little, but I think a rewatch would be rewarding and make it click more for me, approaching it again with a little bit of familiarity.
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    Episode 220.5 - Minisode 220.5

    That's how I do it with books! Not sure I would with movies, but I don't really buy hard copies of those anymore.
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    Musical Mondays Week 72 Man of La Mancha

    I couldn't get over how much the Burger King Man looks like Peter O'Toole's character
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    Episode 220.5 - Minisode 220.5

    I certainly can't prove otherwise
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    The Philadelphia Story

    I would say it's probably the acting. But yea I'm not sure that's enough. Hepburn is incredible in this, shifting her character in subtle ways. She's totally different depending on who she is talking too. I found it quite impressive. But a film does need much more for "greatness"; it's not a list of best acting performances.
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    The Philadelphia Story

    First I'll say, I haven't listened to the ep yet, so maybe it will convince me one way or another. But, I totally loved this movie. And I'm not sure at all if it should be on the AFI list. It's really messing up my current rankings of the films. I'm really not sure anymore what this list is for. It took me 61 movies to have an existential breakdown.
  14. Yea I saw it on there when I was poking around, but some of the more famous musicals I figured most of you all have probably seen. Also was considering Hair and Little Shop of Horrors (both versions). Coincidentally I watched Corpse Bride last night so I also almost picked Sweeney Todd. But I decided something maybe a tiny bit more esoteric and increase the chance more people haven't seen it... and also this one has Sophia Loren so that swung my choice.
  15. We've been picking a lot of more obscure, b-movie, HDTGM-style musicals lately and I wanted to go with something maybe a little more impressive? I haven't seen it either so we'll see if that worked out.
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