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Title: Brazil
Post by: Samwise on November 11, 2008, 01:06:55 AM
I just saw this for the first time.  It was pretty awesome.  Robert De Niro as a rogue HVAC repairman is just  :heart:.


Title: Re: Brazil
Post by: Merusk on November 11, 2008, 11:23:28 AM
Man, thanks for the reminder on a great flick. I haven't seen this movie in years, I need to put it on my x-mas list. 


Title: Re: Brazil
Post by: Sauced on November 11, 2008, 12:39:08 PM
Brazil's greatness, for me, comes from doing away with the typical Hollywood dystopian future horseshit of "a single man can change the world", and instead delivers the cold honest truth.


Title: Re: Brazil
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 11, 2008, 12:44:05 PM
Definitely an awesome film. Did you know there are two endings? One is the original, that makes this film a great tragedy, the other, is the producers chopping in a happy ending.(as well as other scenes getting changed) I hope you all have seen the original cut.


Title: Re: Brazil
Post by: Samwise on November 11, 2008, 01:05:52 PM
What's interesting is that the ending changes from sad to happy just by removing the last minute of the film.


Title: Re: Brazil
Post by: Sauced on November 11, 2008, 03:50:19 PM
The Criterion box set is great for geeking out on everything about the film.  It's unfortunate that "troubled productions" would become such a Gilliam landmark.  A wonder he makes anything, honestly.  Add on the failure of Don Quixote and the rush job on Brothers Grimm, and he's never really had a chance to make the film he's capable of since Brazil.   Of course, taking only foreign money and insisting on final cut will do that to you.


Title: Re: Brazil
Post by: Grand Design on November 11, 2008, 07:54:22 PM
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Edit: oops, forgot the movie poster.