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Just watched this movie (on DVD, courtesy of my local library); :) Hard to believe it won four Academy Awards (though they were all of the technical variety). When I saw the cast, I was somewhat surprised at the actors in it (F. Murray Abraham, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Jude Law, etc.) :o Watching some of the scenes, I personally sub-titled it "Charlie Chaplin meets the Three Stooges, with an appearance by the Marx Brothers. :tease: Also glad I got it at the library (free) and didn't pay to watch it. :lol:

Anyone else have anything to say about it. :hmm:


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Yeah. I liked it.
Great dialogue.

It's better than most of the comedy of today that's mostly about adultolencents



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loved it.

but obviously not everyones cup of tea.

viva la difference :)



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The deadpan lunacy of guests and staff plus the cultivated regard of the concierge's, just made me laugh. The simple, elegant and very serious nature of each person being in their proper place, made the grand scheme of the thing absurd, Its like each character is full of them selves, but all very resourceful, and codependent. It was slap stick Cattleman, it was also snobbish, self centered, and greedy, all the stuff, that makes great material for a proper lampoon. :wink: But like youkrst noted, "not everyone's cup of tea." :hmm:



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Thanks to all who have responded so far; this was just what I was hoping for.
viva la difference indeed.


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William Defoe probably said two words in the entire movie.
It didn't matter. He was outstanding.



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loved Willem Dafoe in "last temptation"

He and Harvey Kietel as JC and Judas just had me enjoying life.

and Bowie as Pilate, just awesome.

what a movie.



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I saw the movie in the theater and at first had a reaction like Cattleman's. I was trying to make sense of it all without success and getting frustrated, but eventually relaxed into it and enjoyed it. For example "OK now we're zooming down the snow covered side of a mountain for no reason whatsoever, but hey it's a fun ride."


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watched it. It was quite... hm... controversial for me. this movie is hard to call "a thing for everyone", it has its atmosphere... but i would not nominate it for Oscars))

tastes differ.



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watched it. It was quite... hm... controversial for me. this movie is hard to call "a thing for everyone", it has its atmosphere... but i would not nominate it for Oscars))

tastes differ.



What made it controversial?



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I loved this movie. It was very slapstick, the characters were rich, especially the old lady. Once you got used to the wackiness and laughed a bit, the movie hits you with the serious and disturbing topic of WWII and the German SS. Even the violence had a feel of Chaplin, or Laurel and Hardy about it, although, it was a very serious movie, the characters were being beaten. The movie reminded me of the films, "The Magic Mountain", and "The Tin Drum", they are all about serious themes viewed from an original view.



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I loved it!



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i had your reaction, Cattleman, just puzzled by the movie, which seemed neither funny to me (after the initial quirkiness wore off) nor affecting at all emotionally. I had just endured horrible traffic in Washington DC to get to the theatre with some other people, and wonder if I was just drained by that experience. I almost never see any movie twice, even when I love it, so I guess I won't find out what a second chance would do for the film.



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