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Good Grief, iluvtodd, we have to get you away from the TV!!!!
Harvey is an excellent movie and changed my life and my perception on how to succeed.
Phantom of the Opera along with the extras on how it and the play were made
Kiera Knightly P and P and any other Jane Austen Movie. I am going to tie up the producers of DA and make them watch it and learn about happy endings.
The Right Stuff...cause I am a pilot.
The Untouchables..Kevin Costner...hate the violence but the music is great and I like the actors and I wanna believe that good will triumph over evil in the fight against gangs....
Originally Posted by iluvtodd
The Right Stuff is a wonderful epic, I agree. The one thing I don't completely love about it is its depiction of Lyndon Johnson. They make him look like a fool, and actually, he was instrumental in keeping the space program going. But otherwise, what a splendid story, and what an amazing panoply of actors. I love that an actor named Glenn (Scott Glenn) played Alan Shepard, and an actor named Shepard (Sam, that is) played Chuck Yeager. I gather several actors at least were chosen for their resemblance to the original astronauts--certainly Scott Glenn and Ed Harris were--but they were also incredibly good actors. And, being a sucker for music, I was wowed by the sound track (I think by Bill Conti). I love that entire ending sequence, with the polonaise rhythm. It gets me every time.
I feel pretty much the way you do about The Untouchables. It is a moment when good overcomes evil. Kevin Costner always does a great job of portraying unyielding decency.
The Keira Knightley P and P kind of gets overshadowed by the BBC TV one with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, and that's too bad. Knightley is a fine actress, and it's very energetic. I agree that Downton Abbey has gotten way too soapy and should take lessons from Austen. By the way, have you ever seen Becoming Jane, a semi-historical tale based on a hint of an incident early in Jane Austen's life? Anne Hathaway is a wonderful Jane, and her suitor (a man who really lived and who apparently did know her) is played by James McAvoy, who is a marvelous actor.
Gotta Have Music