Review of "My name is Rosetta. I deserve recognition."

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  1. Gary Tooze

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    Went through my 8th viewing last night of the Dardenne's 1999 Palme D'or winning , Rosetta.
    It is my #3 film of all time. I have just finished my review with mention of all its political undertones and comments on the Chinese Region 0 NTSC DVD that I own. You may access it here:
    http://www.rosetta.dvdbeaver.com
    I urge all to see this...
    Regards,
     
  2. David Oliver

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    Uggghh, I saew this film a few years ago after it had just won at Cannes. I think it is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Wish I could elaborate, but it has been a while and I have had neither the opportunity nor the desire to renew the experience.
     
  3. Bhagi Katbamna

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    Obviously you didn't understand it fully [​IMG]
     
  4. Gary Tooze

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  5. David Oliver

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    I can't elaborate because I don't truly recall much about the film except that I hated it.
    I liked American Pie, but hated intensely American Pie 2. [​IMG] Just because a movie is "socially responsible" doesn't make it a good movie. But it is just my opinion and obviously many disagree.
     
  6. Gary Tooze

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  7. Peter Apruzzese

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    Sounds interesting - I'll have to search it out. While I'm certain I won't agree with the politics of the film as you've described them, it sounds as though the performances are worth seeing.
     
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    Wow, Gary. Passive-aggressive name calling really does come easy to you, doesn't it?

    I hated Rosetta. I guess that means I'm not intelligent enough to understand it, and should stick to low-brow cinema, according to you.
     
  9. John Thomas

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    Hey Gary, what did you like about the film? Was the acting "good" and were the colors pretty? [​IMG]
     
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    I think I'm beginning to understand the reasoning behind the forum's rule against political discussion. [​IMG]
     
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    Now, let's be nice about opposing views of this film and keep this thread free of any political discussion.
    Crawdaddy
     
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    Your plot synopsis seemed quite intruiguing.
     
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    I remember when 'socially responsible cinema' was called 'propaganda'. [​IMG]
    But seriously, what is 'stilted' 4:3?
     
  15. Dome Vongvises

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    Anti-capitalist and Socially responsible cinema mentioned in the same breath?

    How ever was that conclusion ever arrived at.....
     
  16. Kirk Tsai

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    The reactions in this thread has been one of the more disheartening examples I've seen in this forum. For a film that won the Palme D'or, and a highly respected member of this forum to recommend, you would think that most members would give the movie a chance before having the battle of words.
     
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    Is this film Dogme 95?
     
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  19. Gary Tooze

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    Thank you Kirk!
    You're going to have to point out where I did this Ricard_C. I think you are inferring far too much... and your hyper-sensitivity to what you deemed as MY inference has made you feel justifiable in making your caustic comments.
    Are you saying people who prefer American Pie 1 over American Pie 2 are somehow intellectually inferior [​IMG] I certainly never said that.
    Regards and farewell,
     
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    I think, however, there is going to be an inherent like or dislike - before even started if the precep of a film is something to which people find disagreeable.
    Let's put it this way (and keeping it non-direct-politico)
    If a film were to win massive awards, and the subject of the film was.. Midget Tossing is Great Fun.. you'd certainly find people who, despite the fact that the film had won a great many awards, would on first blush of the synopsis determine that the film is not for them.
    When you say in your title an "anti-capitalist masterpiece" you'll find that no matter how good it is, people who happen to view themselves as capitalists will say "wow, a movie basically anti-me" and would not be that interested in attending.
    To put it in another light, let's say NBC runs a fantastic acted miniseries about a man, frought with panic, over "black bars" appearing on his screen as he "fights the man" to get everything back to full screen in a amazing performance by Ted Danson [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I think, despite how good people say the performances are, and whether or not it wins awards, people in the forum would generally treat it like the plague whether they had actually seen it or not.
    You don't have to see every movie to know it's "not for you"
     

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