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Monday, December 27, 2004

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Filmbrain

I'm both impressed and jealous of your marathon so far.

I'm one of the few people who was really taken by Birth. Nicole was outstanding (as you say) but I also loved the sheer silence of the film. His choice to set the film amongst the richest of the rich in NYC was brilliant -- suddenly my city became a foreign place to me. Theirs is a world without noise, without crowds, etc. Even they way they approach the "situation" -- no emotional reaction, but rather cold rationality. I admit that the third act is less than satisfying, but still it was a real cinematic treat.

I agree that The Aviator is a really good film -- just not a really good Scorsese film. Three hours of great filmmaking, good performances (Leonardo has proved himself an actor), and just sheer fun.

Did you get to do your LOTR extended editions marathon?

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