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Samwise
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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.

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Reply #1 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. 

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Reply #2 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.
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Reply #3 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.

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Reply #4 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.

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Reply #5 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.
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Reply #6 on: November 11, 2008, 07:54:22 PM



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