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Okay, now for all of you who have read my older post and have not been happy with the review. I took what you wrote to heart, the sincere and well worded messages that is. The one's describing me as a Muslim bashing *&^%$$ bleep bleep I did not appreciate, but noting the derision in their message, it still made me want to go back an to another review of this film. So, hear it is. I also watched the film again after reading The Koran and Islamic history. First, I saw this film back when it had a limited U.S. release in the 70's. I rated it from that memory. In my second rating, combined with my further reading I give you this.......... The stars give great performances and for someone ignorant of Islam, this film does help answer some questions non Muslims might have about this faith. The film shows a fairly accurate account of the Prophet Mohammed in accordance to Islamic history study. The readings given from the Koran are represented well. Overall, the film in it's quality and depiction of the Islamic people is very well done. Now that this is out, I must add that after having learned more about Islam, I have come to the conclusion that Islam, like Christianity did spread at times in history in violent ways. Do not write me back contradicting this. It is historical fact, but I stand corrected about the film The Message-okay? I got the message. Last, if you read this and you do not know about Muhammed or the birth of Islam, then this film is worthwhile viewing.
This is what film making is all about, good script, great cast and good
photography. The main performers all handle their roles very well. Chris
Cooper and William Macy are superior in their parts. Though the nod for Best
Supporting Actor should go to Macy. The best picture of 2003 thus
This film was not a musical, perhaps a dance fest, surely a waste of money.
I know many found this tripe entertaining, then again we are the same nation
of people who have elected some rather low quality politicians to rule over
us, so with that said. My main advice-Avoid this film if your idea of a
musical is something like The Sound of Music or Singing in the Rain. See it
if you honestly thought Moulin Rouge with Nicole Kidman was entertaining. Oh
where have you gone Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell
and Ginger Rogers? Passed away, just as good taste in musicals has.
I was told see this movie, it's classic 80's teen comedy. Personally, the
best Classic 80's teen movie is John Cusak's Better Off Dead. Matther
Broderick is a great actor-it is just that this film is just so over rated
it isn't even funny. I had a hard time watching this film, not so with
Better Off Dead-both made in the same era-mid 80's. While I have many
friends who just rave about this movie, it didn't do anything for me-it just
isn't funny. I am glad to see Broderick improved with age.
This film had so much promise with the cast it boasted. Despite Walter
Huston, Gene Tierney and Victor Mature, this films sinks into a state of
wretchedness as does it's characters in the storyline. It has all the
markings of a borderline exploitation film more often seen on the "B"
circuits of the era in which it was made. See it if you wish, there are
better film noir examples out there-this is not one of
If you have ever read the Herman Melville story of Moby Dick, then you will know how hard it must have been for John Huston to turn it into film. Thanks to Ray Bradbury's screenplay and great acting, this film became a classic. That it is not in the top 250 IMDB rated films is a shame. I hope that this is due to it's limited showings and therefore not being seen by many of this site's users. From the start to the finish the film is well paced. The casting of Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab was wise. He commands the role well. Orson Welles appearance as the minister is also a treat to behold. Welles shows that he can add so much to a film whether it be a small role or a large one. Special effects are the only thing that could have been a bit better done. However, in 1956, depicting a great white whale with an attitude was not an easy accomplishment film making wise. This film does go into the relationship between man and God, so some folks will no doubt be prejudiced against the film. Keep in mind the story's time period and locale. The seafaring men of New England really did once hold God close to their heart. Melville's use of a whale to depict the struggle was good. Huston getting it onto film was even better. Sorry, I like the film better than the book. MM
If Hollywood must makes remakes due to the mostly lack of creativity that we
see these days coming out of Tinsel Town, then at least make the remake
better. This original story of a Girl and Her Ape is so much better, so much
better paced and without the hideous mean spirited additions the new one had
added. The very fact that this first version was done with stop motion
photography gives it an edge over the computer generated swill we saw in
color just a few years back. Sure there are some 1940ish hokey "B" movie
formula stuff, but in the end-the 1949 film is just so much better paced and
more palatable for the younger set. If you have not seen this one, give it a
shot. If you prefer the newer version then you obviously have a thing
against the black and white films of yore.
I gave it only a 3, because of Barbara Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas and director Lewis Milestone. If not for them, I would have given it a minus zero. This film noir is horrible, it features idiotic acting from Elizabeth Scott, a goof leading character named Sam-played by Van Heflin, a overly wicked performance by Judith Anderson. See it once then forget it. The only curiosity piece is Kirk Douglas as a weak willed coward of a husband to Barbara. A waste of great talent.
This film was not only a waste of time and good video rental money, but made
even more horrible after seeing that it is listed here on IMDB in the top
250 films as chosen by site users. They say beauty is in the eyes of the
beholder, well I saw none in this film. It's greatest attribute was that for
once, Hollywood came up with something original sci fi wise. The past couple
years has seen a drought in the creativity department. It was how the story
was told that left me gasping. I do not think Tom Cruise is a good actor. I
do think Steven Spielberg is a great film maker, which is why I was shocked
at how bad this film was. So the bottom line is, for Cruise-a good film, he
stinks as a leading film star. For Spielberg-a terrible film, he is too good
to make such tripe and even better to have to work with the likes of
This is what I think, if you liked the film, so be it.
This is another typical Hollywood send up about how uncool white people are,
even to the absurd remark that white people don't hug. It shows a world that
might have existed in exclusive white California neighborhood 30 years ago,
but not now. I feel sorry for any young white american who once again is
made to feel ashamed of their very being by a film like this. While there
are moments that could have been funny culture shock wise, they just don't
appear. This film should be as offensive to white's as the roles Stepin
Fethcit and Hattie McDaniel portrayed in the 30's and 40's were to blacks.
If it wasn't, then to coin a black american phrase(I don't hyphenate groups
with African-American or European-American, because if you are not
you would then be a white version of an Uncle Tom. I feel good about my
color and nothing the Queen Latifah's of the world say can make me ashamed
of my race and people(except any involved with this racist filth). In case
you think I am racist-think again, Densel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Cuba
Gooding and Halle Berry are some of my favorite performers in today's
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