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    Default Re: Which movie did you last see?

    Saw Operation Mincemeat, on Netflix with Colin Firth. Directed by John Madden, who did Shakespeare in Love
    I was underwhelmed. However, there we some FP worthy scenes....


    I wonder if the original The Man Who Never Was 1956 is better. Only Llyod can tell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Saw Operation Mincemeat, on Netflix with Colin Firth. Directed by John Madden, who did Shakespeare in Love
    I was underwhelmed. However, there we some FP worthy scenes....


    I wonder if the original The Man Who Never Was 1956 is better. Only Llyod can tell
    Sadly, I haven't seen it yet (at least not that I recall). It looks very good according to IMDB though.

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    I read the book when I was in high school in the 1960s. The book (there are reprints of the 1953 edition I read currently available) is a must read since it includes details that I am certain have not been included in either movie. I also saw the earlier movie many years (decades) ago. It was decent. I haven't seen the recent movie, so I can't offer an opinion.

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    Operation Mincemeat is not available in my country so the link fails to work.
    We watched The Martian again last night. I tried to find a clip of where Mark Watney made smoke to test whether he had repaired the Hab properly after it blew up but I can't find one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Operation Mincemeat is not available in my country so the link fails to work.
    We watched The Martian again last night. I tried to find a clip of where Mark Watney made smoke to test whether he had repaired the Hab properly after it blew up but I can't find one.
    Funny its a British film, distributed by Netflix...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Saw Operation Mincemeat, on Netflix with Colin Firth. Directed by John Madden, who did Shakespeare in Love
    I was underwhelmed. However, there we some FP worthy scenes....


    I wonder if the original The Man Who Never Was 1956 is better. Only Llyod can tell
    Sadly, I haven't seen it yet (at least not that I recall). It looks very good according to IMDB though.

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    I watched "Operation Mincemeat" a couple days ago. It is about 30 minutes too long and introduces several sub-plots that seem fictional. Worth watching, though.

    "The Man Who Never Was" is a better movie, although I've read that it also has a fictional bit added.

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    Default Re: Which movie did you last see?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Operation Mincemeat is not available in my country so the link fails to work.
    We watched The Martian again last night. I tried to find a clip of where Mark Watney made smoke to test whether he had repaired the Hab properly after it blew up but I can't find one.
    Funny its a British film, distributed by Netflix...
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    Default Re: Which movie did you last see?

    It's not available to stream in the UK because it's still showing at cinemas.

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    Default Re: Which movie did you last see?

    "Night and the City" (1950)👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    "Night and the City" (1950)👍
    One of the great noirs.

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    Speer goes to Hollywood...

    Restrained filmmaking at its best. Portrait of a consummate manipulator....


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    Why won't Hollywood release the equivalent of the noir B movies again? Short, to the point, not big budget, quick paced, easily understood characters, snappy dialog,....

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    M: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
    A: Yes it is!
    M: No it isn't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Why won't Hollywood release the equivalent of the noir B movies again? Short, to the point, not big budget, quick paced, easily understood characters, snappy dialog,....

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    My guess is that Hollywood executives believes that audiences are enamoured with special effects, computer animation, and action, and that's what they believes will pay off.

    What movie released in the last 10 years hasn't been an overload of Special effects, and computer animation/special effects?

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    Quote Originally Posted by An old bloke View Post
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    Why won't Hollywood release the equivalent of the noir B movies again? Short, to the point, not big budget, quick paced, easily understood characters, snappy dialog,....

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    My guess is that Hollywood executives believes that audiences are enamoured with special effects, computer animation, and action, and that's what they believes will pay off.

    What movie released in the last 10 years hasn't been an overload of Special effects, and computer animation/special effects?
    The function of art is to bring people into greater touch with reality, and yet our movie houses and family rooms are jammed with people after as much reality-removal as they can get.
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    There's also another aspect. Noir films are the product of a different time period. As where the silent movies. Each period has its own genre.
    Also the Noir effect cannot really be recreated in colour.
    Black and white is also not popular. And it's rare for a modern B&W to be able to recreate the same textures one could see in those old films.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by welch View Post
    I watched "Operation Mincemeat" a couple days ago. It is about 30 minutes too long and introduces several sub-plots that seem fictional. Worth watching, though.

    "The Man Who Never Was" is a better movie, although I've read that it also has a fictional bit added.
    I watched and enjoyed the 1956 The Man Who Never Was a few days ago. I expect the fictional bit was to do with the secretary's sister's role. I doubt such a character had a part in the historical events, especially not to the extent of exposing her residence address. As the saying goes, PERSEC, damn it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niner View Post
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    I watched "Operation Mincemeat" a couple days ago. It is about 30 minutes too long and introduces several sub-plots that seem fictional. Worth watching, though.

    "The Man Who Never Was" is a better movie, although I've read that it also has a fictional bit added.
    I watched and enjoyed the 1956 The Man Who Never Was a few days ago. I expect the fictional bit was to do with the secretary's sister's role. I doubt such a character had a part in the historical events, especially not to the extent of exposing her residence address. As the saying goes, PERSEC, damn it!
    My memory from the book is that it is true. The author went to some length to explain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An old bloke View Post
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    I watched "Operation Mincemeat" a couple days ago. It is about 30 minutes too long and introduces several sub-plots that seem fictional. Worth watching, though.

    "The Man Who Never Was" is a better movie, although I've read that it also has a fictional bit added.
    I watched and enjoyed the 1956 The Man Who Never Was a few days ago. I expect the fictional bit was to do with the secretary's sister's role. I doubt such a character had a part in the historical events, especially not to the extent of exposing her residence address. As the saying goes, PERSEC, damn it!
    My memory from the book is that it is true. The author went to some length to explain it.
    I'm very surprised. Thanks for posting that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niner View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by An old bloke View Post
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    I watched "Operation Mincemeat" a couple days ago. It is about 30 minutes too long and introduces several sub-plots that seem fictional. Worth watching, though.

    "The Man Who Never Was" is a better movie, although I've read that it also has a fictional bit added.
    I watched and enjoyed the 1956 The Man Who Never Was a few days ago. I expect the fictional bit was to do with the secretary's sister's role. I doubt such a character had a part in the historical events, especially not to the extent of exposing her residence address. As the saying goes, PERSEC, damn it!
    My memory from the book is that it is true. The author went to some length to explain it.
    I'm very surprised. Thanks for posting that.
    What I remember from the book which I read a very long time ago -- it left a very real impression on my young mind (and highly retentive memory) -- was that they needed to minimise the number of people involved of obvious security reasons. Mountbatten and his secretary were the only two people to handle the letter about the amphibious landings plan. That letter was only folded once by one of them so that they would know forensically if it had been unfolded and examined when the Spanish came into possession of it. The romantic letter along with the club bill, bank overdraft letter, and theatre tickets were all added to build a plausible 'history' for the Major. The romantic letter was considered essential 'icing on the cake' establishing the Major as a real person with a real life. My memory is that the sister who wrote the letter did so without being told the real why or for what purpose, and trusted because she too had been vetted by the security services.

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    Default Re: Which movie did you last see?

    You mean Montagu not Mountbatten

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