I finally saw "The Straight Story". WOW!

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  1. Jon_Are

    Jon_Are Cinematographer

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    I'd been meaning to catch this film ever since it was released, but never had the chance. I taped it the other night off of TCM, and was completely floored by every aspect of it.

    Richard Farnsworth - with the help of some unbelievably talented screenwriters - has created one of the most memorable characters I've yet met. Additionally, every single character in the movie, no matter how minor, was cast to perfection.

    An incredibly moving and many-layered film. Can't wait to pick up the DVD.

    Jon
     
  2. Evan Case

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    This was on TCM??? How the hell did I miss that!? D'oheth!

    This was my #2 in '99 and I love it dearly, but I haven't been able to justify paying the rather exorbitant price for the bare-bones DVD.

    Damn. On TCM under my very nose.

    Evan
     
  3. Kirk Tsai

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    Big fan, too. Farnsworth is haunting, and the entire movie is just beautiful. I much prefer this earnest story to the more Lynchian films such as Mulhollond Drive, Blue Velvet, or Eraserhead.
     
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    I love the Straight Story. It is such a wonderful film celebrating family yet retains all the quirky humor that I love David Lynch for. Apparently some of the foreign DVD releases have some nice extras.

    They just dropped the MSRP on the DVD, so it is available for under $14 online.

    Gregory
     
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    Well, it used to be $30+, even after store discounts.

    I probably will buy it now.

    Evan
     
  7. Jon_Are

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    Evan - I almost missed it as well. By pure chance I was looking at the on-screen program guide just three minutes before the movie began.

     
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    We saw it in the theaters and when the DVD came out we invited my parents over to watch it with us. I may have enjoyed it better the second time since I wasn't watching and waiting for the expected Lynchian digusting ironic twist to appear (it never did, of course, surely that's not a spoiler at this point).
     
  9. Thi Them

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    I'm pretty sure it wasn't on TCM. I know Bravo has been showing it.

    ~T
     
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    Bravo showed this in fullscreen [​IMG]

    I watched my DVD a few weeks ago and loved the film more than ever. A very underrated film.
     
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    This is a film that if you knew nothing about Lynch you would think hes the nicest lil film maker in history,,and easy to be loved by the old,the Tipper Gore like people,and Disney Lovers. This is a GREAT FILM,,Simply that,,a very simple film,and amazing,,I didnt see this in 99,and it was just within the last year that I seen it,and I loved it. Great performances,great directing,great camera work. Beautifuly shot. This is no doubt the nicest,most normal Lynch film,and it just proves his diversity. Im glad to see others appreciate it. I mean It was rated G,,,hHAHAH and this is the kind of film,that doesnt need to be anything more,there would have been no reason to throw in cursing,or anything else. This film works on so many levels. A must see.
     
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