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    The movie Cold Mountain, I read the book few years ago and unless I read the ending wrong it was different from the movie.
    The way I read the books ending Iman didn't die. Other than that it followed the book very close.
    Vanills Sky is another one sorry just didn't get the movie at all.

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    ...........Just thought of another...."Eyes Wide Shut"....I totally believed the hype, saw the movie and said.."Huh"....42

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    Jhar55:

    I read the book "Cold Mountain" before seein the movie and yes in the book sad to say Inman dies. I think the book is much more touching than the movies' portrayal of his death and their last moments together. However, she does have a daughter by him and so in a sense he lives on.

    I loved the book, but was a little disappointed in the movie. I think I waited so long for the movie to come out and then I kept wondering if it could possibly live up to the book. Oh well, as someone said it was no "Gone With The Wind."

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    Actually, I thought Jude Law saved the movie more than Renee Z. I thought she was a little "campy" in the role. Jude came across just as I pictured Inman from the book. I don't think Nichole was the right choice for the main female character. Now if Vivian Leigh had been around!!!

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    Forrest Gump: I did NOT like that movie at all. And I ADORE Tom Hanks but that movie did nothing for me. People are normally shocked by this statement because I am one of the world's most emotional people. It just was not my cup of tea at all. I was really disappointed in that movie. It was overhyped for sure and didn't live up to my expectations at all. Oh well.

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    Kwanfan, don't apologize.........I get the same response when people rave about "A Beautiful Mind"........I didn't care for it at all.............42

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    Opps! Double post.....:\ 42

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    I "echo" that feeling! I was even disappointed when this movie - A Beautiful Mind- garnered the Oscar over the second Lord of The Rings movie - talk about being robbed!!

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    Lad, I agree again. I hate to pick apart a movie, because I love Russell Crowe, but I thought it was depressing..........as far as trilogy goes, maybe they should put "Blockbuster" movies into a different category. I don't see how "Pirates of the Carr.", "LOTR", "Master and Commander", and "The Last Saumuri" compete on the same level as movies such as "Lost in Translation" and "Something's Gotta Give"......42

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    True! But some years there are not a lot of movies to choose from.

    Another movie I was GREATLY disappointed by:

    TITANIC (James Cameron). After all the hype it received, I just did not find Di Caprio and Winslet that endearing. I also could not believe a person of wealth and a person from steerage would meet and have a relationship. The special effects were amazing of course, and it was fascinating to see how the ship actually did go down, but I thought the love story was a bit over the top.

    A really good version to view is entitled "A Night to Remember" starring Kenneth Moore. Made in 1957.


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    Oh, I liked A Beautiful Mind! I thought it was good. I haven't seen Cold Mountain but was looking forward to it. I'm sorry to hear so many are disappointed by it. I was totally disappointed by Bad Boyz II - what a stupid movie! One of the worst I've ever seen!

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    "Bad Boys II" was terrible! What was all that Matrix-like cheese? I understand that many movies employ that style now, but this film wasn't the right showcase for it at all. The chase scene on the freeway was exciting and well done, but aside from that I thought this movie was frightfully unoriginal and completely devoid of that "buddy charm" that made the first one somewhat interesting.
    Ladskater, I'll have to agree and disagree with you on "Titanic". Before I found my greatest love (figure skating), I was a massive Titanic freak. The attention to historical fact and detail was exceptional. I was in heaven! The fictional romance between Di Caprio and Winslet wasn't the most stirring in cinematic history, but I think it more than served its purpose. I'll never forget when Winslet's character jumps out of Collapsible D to run to him (I'm a TOTAL CORNBALL....I KNOW!)....so moving. Di Caprio has never been a favorite of mine. Certainly, he put down great performances in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" and "Catch Me If You Can", but I've always found him to be somewhat one-dimensional. However, I thought Winslet did a beautiful job in "Titanic" just as she has in a string of exceptional roles: "Heavenly Creatures", "Sense & Sensibility", "Jude" (A thoroughly depressing movie, but Jude Law and Winslet give incredible performances), "Quills", "Iris", etc. She definitely makes my top ten list of actresses working today....oooh, another good topic!

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    Bronzeisgolden, I'm totally with you about Titanic. I am also a fan of Titanic lore, and felt that the handling of the tragedy was way more powerful than the love story, which was only there to frame the true-to-life events (and thus served its purpose).

    I am pretty fond of Leo, but I agree with your assessment of both his and Kate Winslet's acting (ps to go even more off topic: I just saw "The Life of David Gale" w/Winslet in it - a much better movie than I'd heard!)

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    Let's see --- ITA about "Silence of the Lambs". The book was SO much better (I read it like cover to cover in one afternoon); had I not read the book first, I probably would have liked the movie better.

    "Waiting to Exhale" -- another great book. The movie was done completely wrong, IMO. Casting was part of the problem; I love Loretta Devine on Boston Public but I thought she was wrong for Gloria. And although Whitney Houston was better than I thought she'd be, I still see Alfre Woodard in that part instead. Angela Bassett was dead-on, tho. However, even beyond the casting, I still didn't like how they did it.

    "Moonstruck" -- I have yet to figure out WHAT the big deal is about this movie. Just didn't do it for me. Actually, I find that most movies from the mid to late 80s that got hype, hype, hype, were nothing to write home about. "Broadcast News" would be another one from the same time period.

    "Fargo" -- I DIDN'T GET IT. Straight over my head!!

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    Ladskater: I wish Vivian Leigh was around for a lot of movies! lol
    As for Jude Law in Cold Mountain.. I thought he did a wonderful job.. He is one of my favorite young actors going right now. I just meant Renee Z stole the show for me because it was something I never expected from her.. I found her role very amuzing and entertaining.. She will probably win the Oscar this year.. Although, Holly Hunter should for Thirteen.. Jude Law will get beat by Bill Murry or Sean Penn... Even though I would love to see Jonny Depp win for Pirates of the Carribean!
    As for Fargo, yes, it was alittle slow (The ending was cool!).. But the creators take of South Dakota dialect was soo extreme it worked!? Francis McDormand character was something different and Im glad she was honored with the Oscar.. U betcha yaaa! lol
    A beautiful Mind was an OK film.. Russel Crowe was brilliant! Jennifer Conally, Oscar worthy.. The film shoulnt have won best picture I thought, but it was time for Opie (Ron Howard) to win.. I wanted him to win myself.. They had to honor the Mayberry (Any Griffith Show) legend....and thats OK!

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