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In January 1943 during WWII , Yugoslavian partisans are facing German
and Italian troops . German Army afraid of Allied invasion of Balkans,
launched great offensive against Yugoslav Partisans in Western Bosnia ,
as these one battle for freedom . The only way out for Partisan forces
and thousands of refugees was the bridge on the river Neretva. The name
Neretva, of the film's English title The Battle of the River Neretva or
The Battle of the Neretva, is a name of Illyrian origin, and is the
largest river of the eastern part of the Adriatic Sea basin and is
situated in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia.
Big budget war movie contains thrills , emotion , historical events and impressive battles with a cast of thousands . However , lost continuity with excessive cuts . This movie's massive budget was personally approved by then Yugoslav president Tito. It was the first of the Yugoslav World War II film productions that were sponsored by the Yugoslav Government State and with funds provided by fifty-eight Yugoslave state . Very good main and support cast such as Yul Brynner as Vlado , Hardy Krüger as Col. Kranzer , Franco Nero as Capt. Michele Riva , Sylva Koscina as Danica , Orson Welles as Chetnik Senator , Curd Jürgens as Gen. Lohring ,Anthony Dawson and director Sergey Bondarchuk as Martin . At the time of its production, this was the most expensive film ever made in Eastern Europe ,outside the Soviet Unión . This movie was originally released at 175 minutes but was reduced by its US distributors to only 102 minutes when released in America. Atmospheric cinematography by Tomislav Pinter , though to need a good remastering . Evocative and military musical score by the classic Bernard Herrmann , Hitchcock's usual composer . Great production design and breathtaking outdoors . To shoot a railway bridge being blown-up, the movie's director, Veljko Bulajic wished to do it for real as it would, he believed, act as a tourist attraction after the shoot. A full-scale replica railway bridge was built in Jablanica and blown up but the smoke from the blasting prevented any visible and usable shots. The bridge was then repaired, re-built for a second time, and blown up again with the same result. Finally, to capture the bridge being blown up, a small-scale miniature model was used. The motion picture was regularly directed by Veljko Bulajic, including excessive cuts and some scenes with no sense . It was the most expensive Yugoslav movie ever made and taking sixteen months in production to shoot and complete.
The picture was based on historical deeds , these are the followings : The Battle of the Neretva was a World War II battle launched by the Nazis and running between January and April 1943 in the environs of the River Neretva, Herzegovina, then Nazi German occupied Yugoslavia. The Battle was code-named Fall Weiss and was named after this neighboring Neretva River. The battle was a combined Nazi strategic plan involving Axis Allies Italy, Croatian Ustasha (Croatian Revolutionary Movement) and Chetniks (Serbian Anti-Communist Volunteer Militia) units to wipe out the Yugoslav Partisans from German Nazi occupied Yugoslavia. The battle of Neretva is also known as the Fourth Anti-Partisan Offensive; the Fourth Enemy Offensive, as well as The Battle for the Wounded.
Colorful and moving flick dealing with a wonderful friendship between a
little boy and a solitary projectionist . However , being overly
nostalgic , too sentimental and overwhelmingly sweet . Attractive and
sensitive picture with stirring drama , ravishing cinematography and
enjoyable musical score . A filmmaker (Jacques Perrin , he subsequently
became a notorious director) recalls his childhood (Salvatore Cascio ,
Toto , who celebrated his eighth birthday during filming) , when he
fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep
friendship with the theater's projectionist (Philippe Noiret who said
all his lines in French) at Cinema Paradise . The director goes back
home to his Sicilian village for the first time after almost 30 years
and is reminded of his first love (Antonella Attili) .
It is an interesting celebration of youth, friendship, and the everlasting magic of the films . Nostalgic and sensitive picture with thought-provoking drama , ravishing cinematography and moving musical score . The picture contains drama and nostalgia completely wrapped in an agreeable story between a lone man and a boy . The flick relies heavily on the relationship between an older man and a kid , subsequently teenager , but this does not get bored or spoils the tale . Slightly overrated but excellent all the same time , the picture is enjoyable and entertaining , but overlong . The story is narrated with great sense and sensibility , the intelligent screenplay was written by the same Giuseppe Tornatore . Giuseppe's intention was that this movie should serve as an obituary for traditional movie theatres and the movie industry in general , after the movie's success he never mentioned this again. This excellent and enthralling picture ¨Cinema Paradise¨ was starred by extraordinary actors such as Philippe Noiret , Jacques Perrin and Marco Leonardi . Good acting from remaining cast , just like Antonella Attili , Enzo Cannavale , Leopoldo Triestre , Agnese Nano , Pupella Maggio, among others . Glowing cinematography with scenarios colorfully and stunningly photographed by Blasco Giurato who reflects splendidly the cinema , streets , square , village and many other things . Rousing as well as insistent score musical , including a continuous leitmotif from the beginning to the end ; being efficiently composed by the veteran master and prolific Ennio Morricone . The film won several nominations and awards , Oscar included .
This weeper picture was very well directed by Giuseppe Tornatore . He is a writer and director, known for making similar nostalgic films including good actors , such as ¨Malena¨ with Monica Belucci , ¨ The star maker¨ with Sergio Castellito , ¨Baaria¨ with Raoul Bova ; and ¨La Leggenda del Pianista Sull'Oceano" (original title) or "The Legend of 1900" or "The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean with Tim Roth . Being his English-language debut feature titled ¨The professor¨ with Ben Gazzara . Cinema Paradise Rating : Better than average, well worth watching for exceptional cinematography , first-rate acting and marvelous score .
¨Four faces West¨ or ¨They passed this way¨ is an enjoyable film with
spectacular outdoors , emotion , a love story and agreeable acting
strengthen this low-key Western . Cowboy Ross McEwen (Joel McCrea) is
an honest rancher when he arrives in town. He asks the banker for a
loan of $2000 , then he robs the local bank in order to save his
father's ranch from foreclosure . On the run he is helped by a nurse
(Frances Dee) and an upright man (Joseph Calleia) . Ross is
relentlessly pursued by the famous Sheriff Pat Garrett (Charles
Bickford) . His humanity in helping a diphtheria-ridden family leads to
his capture , since he is not an ordinary nasty guy . Based on Eugene
Manlove Rhodes' novel titled "Paso Por Aqui": ¨He grew to manhood in
this valley , most of the stones which helped build his fame as a
writer had their setting in Southern New Mexico . One of the best known
¨Paso Por aquí¨ was based on actual occurrence at the Little Choza
which his friend have set aside as a monument to his memory. The film
is the story of this monument¨ .
Interesting Western without gunshot but with good feeling , romance , go riding , thrills and results to be pretty entertaining . Nice acting from Joel McCrea and Frances Dee , both of whom real-life husband and wife . Thoughtful performances from support cast such as Joseph Calleia , Charles Bickford playing a merciless Pat Garrett who did something else with his life apart from chasing Billy the Kid all over the immense territories . Furthermore , William Conrad , pre-Cannon , another bulky presence even at this early stage of his fruitful career , here performing another deputy chasing the protagonist . Atmospheric cinematography in black and white by Russell Harlan , being shot on location in El Morro National Monument, Ramah, New Mexico,Gallup, New Mexico, Red Rock Canyon State Park , Cantil, California, San Rafael, New Mexico, USA . Appropriate as well as evocative musical score by Paul Sawtell .
The motion picture professionally produced by Harry Sherman was well directed by Alfred E Green . Alfred was a good craftsman expert on all kind of genres such as Musical : ¨The fabulous Dorseys¨ (47) , ¨The Jolson story¨ (46), ¨Copacabana¨ (47) , Drama : ¨Dangerous (35) , Baby Face (33) , biography : ¨The Jackie Robinson story¨( 1950) , ¨Disraeli¨(30) and adventure : ¨South of Pago Pago¨(40) , A thousand and one nights¨(40) . Rating : Better than average . The film will appeal to Western buffs .
This colorful picture is set in the North wildness , in the Canadian
mountains, , and specifically at the treacherous jungle of ice plenty
of wild wolf attack , wild avalanche and a fight for life against fury
of claws and fangs . A man called Jules Vincent (Stewart Granger) and
an Indian woman (Cyd Charysse) hide from the world and join their love
in the heart of the wilderness . There takes place a killing and Jules
escapes being pursued by a merciless mounted police officer . As the
trapper goes on the run accused of a crime and is pursued by a rugged
and determined lawman . Both of whom will take on death struggle with a
pack of wolves , thundering terror of the avalanche , wild rapids and
many other things .
This exciting film deals with a Wild Love Story in the Wild North and contains adventures , thrills , an enjoyable romance and colorful outdoors well filmed by cameraman Robert Surtees who photographs splendidly the snowbound scenarios . It is nonetheless a little failed , being necessary a right remastering . Plenty of a Hollywood all-star cast as Stewart Granger, Cyd Charysse , and Wendell Corey ; however ordinary script complications muddle the tale . It was also Stewart Granger's first western , the fore-runner of many in the later stages of his career such as ¨Gun Glory¨ ¨North to Alaska¨ , ¨ The last hunt¨and ¨Old Surehand¨ saga . Cold and ills affected the crew and actors but they surprised for her resistance . Interesting though sometimes boring screenplay by Frank Fenton , an expert Western screenwriter who wrote successes such as ¨Ride Vaquero¨, ¨Escape from Fort Bravo¨ , ¨River of no return¨, ¨Garden of evil¨ and ¨The Jayhawkers¨. Special mention to musical score by the classical Bronislau Kaper , a great composer expert on impressive atmosphere in Noir cinema and epic films . Filmed on location in exciting color , all grandeur of the wilderness captured in breathtaking Ansco color ; in fact , this was MGM's first movie in Ansco color , a brilliant process which they developed themselves . The new technical coped specifically well with the impressive scenery filmed on location in Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Moose, Wyoming, and Idaho , USA .
The motion picture was professionally directed by Andrew Marton , though with no originality and some moments result to be a little tiring . The Budapest-born Marton came to Hollywood with the great Ernest Lubitsch in 1923 . Director Andrew Marton likes lots of big , noisy explosions , when he doesn't know what else to do . Andrew was noted for the quality of his action images in such films as ¨King Salomon's mines¨, a noteworthy movie in several respects . Marton was a specialist on Wartime movies as : ¨The thin red line¨ , ¨The longest day ¨and adventure movies as ¨African Texas style¨, ¨Around the world under the sea¨, ¨Clarence , the cross-eyed lion¨, ¨Green fire¨ a film hardly distinguished on itself , and ¨King Salomon's mines¨(1950) co-directed by Compton Bennett and Andrew Marton directed the second unit , he then was tasked with replacing Compton Bennett as director after the latter had been taken ill . One of his more prestigious assignments came about by chance to lay in some excellent work as second-unit director , notably in charge of the chariot race for William Wyler's ¨Ben-Hur¨ (1959), as well as of the Normandy invasion sequences for the World War II . After his contract with MGM expired in 1954, Marton founded his own production company in conjunction with fellow Hungarian émigrés Ivan Tors and Laslo Benedek . He later concentrated on TV adventure series, helming the pilots, respectively for "Daktari" (1966) and "Cowboy in Africa" .
This horrifying as well as heart-pounding movie contains shocks ,
stomach-churning violence , chills , profanity , thrills and results to
be pretty entertaining . The commercial vessel Nostromo with a crew in
deep-space sleep wakes up and receives a distress call from an
unexplored planet . The futuristic cargo ship picks up an unwanted
passenger : a malicious extraterrestrial . After searching for
survivors, the ill-fated crew heads home only to realize that a deadly
bioform has joined them . The merciless alien lives on human flesh and
continually changes form . Then the Earthlings have a hard time
figuring out the whereabout of the heinous being that is running amok .
This nail-biting picture contains tension from start to finish , gory scenes aplenty , thrills , some strong scares , slime , emotion , entertainment and good acting . It is a superb cinematic combination of Sci-Fi , monster movie and terror . This is a brutal , considerable violent and exciting sci-fi thriller that scales new heights of savagery even by the standards of the 70s and 80s . The result is a throughly violent but undeniably thrilling action movie with a strong cast giving sweatily good value to their abrasive characters . Spectacular as well as bloody slaughter sequences took long time to shoot and were extremely difficult to make . Magnificently designed creature by the artist HR Giger , it was conceptual artist Ron Cobb who came up with the idea that the Alien should bleed acid . Extraordinary as well as astounding special effects in the chestburster scenes , the rumor that the cast, except for John Hurt, did not know what would happen during scenes is partly true and it was filmed in one take with four cameras; for instance, Veronica Cartwright did not expect to be sprayed with blood. The ending part is particularly exciting with Sigourney Weaver battling the malicious alien . ¨Alien¨ is clearly inspired by ¨It ¡ the terror from beyond space¨ . Sigourney Weaver breathes fire into Ripley and remaining actors are all magnificent as the crew of a futurist starship such as Tom Skerritt who is awesome in compelling lead role as commandant , Harry Dean Stanton , Veronica Cartwright , Yaphet Kotto , John Hurt and special mention to Ian Holm . The motion picture was stunningly directed by Ridley Scott who keeps everything bouncing at an absolutely frantic pace . Ridley Scott cites three films as the shaping influences on his movie: George Lucas' Star Wars (1977) and Stanley Kubrick's 2001 (1968) for their depiction of outer space, and Tobe Hooper's Texas chain saw massacre (1974) for its treatment of horror .
It is followed by ¨Aliens ¨, also visually astounding by James Cameron with Paul Reiser , Bill Paxton , Jenette Goldstein , Lance Henriksen ; Alien 3 ¨ in which the alien regenerates and causes wreak havoc on isolated planet prison , being directed by David Fincher with Charles S Dutton , Paul McGann , Charles Dance ; ¨Alien: Resurrection¨ by Jean Pierre Jeunet with Winona Ryder , Dominique Pinon , Ron Perlman , Gary Dourdan and Michael Wincott . All of them starred by the great Sigourney Weaver who performed one of the best female leads created in years . Furthermore, ¨Alien vs. Predator¨ (2004) by Paul Anderson with Sanaa Lathan , Raoul Bova , Lance Henriksen , Colin Salmon , Tommy Flannagan and ¨Aliens vs. Predator 2¨ (2007) by Strause Brothers with Steven Pasquale , Reiko Aylesworth , John Ortiz , Johnny Lewis and Robert Joy .
This is an interesting though average retelling at the life of Maria
Maddalena and Christ from a Roman political , historical and religious
view point . This Biblical movie deals with the story of a notorious
harlot (Ivonne De Carlo) who must choose between her lascivious
lifestyle , the love of a Roman general called Caio Marcello (Jorge
Mistral) and affection of her decent-minded brother named Lazzarus
(Terence Hill) and sister (Rossana Podesta) . Magdalena is tormented by
delusion and nightmares after learning her bad life until she meets
Jesus . The film includes some major events referred to the New
Testament with descriptive Biblical passages such as Lazzarus's
resurrection , the revolt led by Barrabbas (Andrea Aureli) and his
struggle to deal with seek the best course of resistance to Roman
oppression embodied by the political savvy Pontius Pilate (Philippe
Hersent) , the arrest of Jesus in Mount of Olives , Golgotha
Crucifixion , among others .
Set against the magnificent backdrop of classic Rome, "The Sword and the Cross" is a colorful version of Jesus Christ and Maria Magdalena's life with a true international all-star-epic treatment but being middlingly shot and reaches an exciting peak at the ending . It is not completely reverential at some Biblical characters such as Judas Iscariote , Pontius Pilate and Barrabbas portraying the man less a thief than as a political revolutionary . Filmed on a relatively mediocre scale , being efficiently produced by Ottavio Poggi . Life of Maria Magdalane is regularly written by notorious screenwriter Sandro Continenza and the same producer Ottavio Poggi. Good main cast , as the American Ivonne De Carlo is passable as the lascivious Maddalena and the Spanish actor, early deceased by committing suicide , Jorge Mistral , sometimes is a little wooden . Support cast is nice such as Massimo Serato as Anan , Andrea Aureli as Barabba , Nando Tamberlani as Caifa , Philippe Hersent as Ponzio Pilato and Terence Hill or Mario Girotti , prior his successful Spaghetti Westerns . Evocative as well as atmospheric original music by Roberto Nicolosi . Including glowing cinematography by Raffaele Masciocchi , filmed surrounding Rome , Lazio ; however being necessary a right remastering . The motion picture was regularly directed Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia , a craftsman who realized several adventures and Peplums such as "Amazons of Rome" , ¨Anibal¨ , "Ursus in the Valley of the Lions" , "Il Falco D'Oro" and " Semiramis , The Queen of Babylon¨ , among others .
Other pictures dealing with divine presence of Jesus Christ are the followings : ¨King of Kings¨ , released in 1927, , first silent version by Cecil B. DeMille with H.B. Wagner ; ¨King of Kings¨ by Nicholas Ray with Jeffrey Hunter , Robert Ryan , Carmen Sevilla , Frank Thring , Rip Torn , Rita Gam , Harry Guardino ; ¨The greatest story ever told¨ (1965) by George Stevens with Max Von Sidow , Charlton Heston , Jose Ferrer , Sidney Poitier , Claude Rains ; ¨Gospel according to Matthew¨ by Pier Paolo Pasolini with Enrique Irazoqui as Jesus ; ¨Jesus Christ Superstar¨(1977) by Norman Jewison with Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson ; ¨Jesus de Nazareth¨(1977) by Franco Zeffirelli with Robert Powell , Olivia Hussey , James Mason , Laurence Olivier , Anne Brancfort , Fernando Rey ; ¨Last temptation of Christ¨ by Martin Scorsese with Willem Dafoe , David Bowie , Harvey Keitel , Ian Holm , Harry Dean Staton ; and ¨The Passion of the Christ¨ (2004) by Mel Gibson with James Cazievel , Maia Morgenstern and Monica Belucci
First version based on Alexandre Dumas' classic yarn of intrigue at the
17th century French court . Entertaining and fun version based on the
classic Dumas novel with an intrepid Douglas Fairbanks. Spectacular
swordplay in nifty style , this is the first and superior version of
the classic Dumas novel set in 17th Century France . Alexandre Dumas's
source for his novel was a book by 19th-century writer Courtils de
Sandraz, which was purporting to be D'Artagnan's biography; the
Musketeers were actually real people, not fictional characters created
by Dumas . Producer and actor Douglas Fairbanks presents Dumas'
exciting story of love and adventure , ¨The three musketeers¨ . For
this silent rendition is adapted in the greatest splendor , the
complete romance , the historical characters, the full novel just as
Alexandre Dumas write it . It is packed with comedy , derring-do ,
intrigue , a love story , action , drama and moving swordplay . An
awesome silent casting and big-budgeted production shot in Hollywood
Studios and location make for a fairly amusement swashbuckler . This is
the classic version of the Dumas's novel with a fine cast headed by
handsome Douglas Fairbanks as D'Artagnan in a brave role as a young and
handsome soldier of fortune , a dashing , audacious lover and nimble
athlete . He is accompanied by Leon Bary as Athos , George Siegmann as
Porthos and the notorious secondary actor Eugene Palette as Aramis and
of course the nasty Milady Winter compellingly played by Barbara La
Marr . This delightful adaptation based on Alexandre Dumas classic
novel starts with the youngster D'Artagnan who arrives in Paris to find
Mister Treville , chief of Musketeers. But he meets with three
two-fisted Musketeers , Athos, a rollicking adventurer , fighting to
live and living to love , Porthos and Aramis . DÁrtagnan to be aware
they are Musketeers and is invited to unite them in their objective to
struggle against guards of Cardinal Richelieu well performed by Nigel
De Brulier and the astute Milady De Winter who is lovely as a jewel,
deadly as a dagger the wickedest woman in all Christendom . Meanwhile,
D'Artagnan falls in love with a gorgeous young , Constance , she is a
golden-haired beauty entangled in a web of treachery and intrigue.
Furthermore , there is developed an intrigue between Luis XIII , the
prestigious actor Adolphe Menjou , Queen Anne of Austria : Mary McLaren
, dazzling as her gilded palace for her, men dared a thousand perils ,
and Duke of Buckingham ; and of course the nasty Richelieu , as evil as
ever . The musketeers join forces for royal vengeance with the shout :
¨One for all and all for one¨. Then , the musketeers whose friendship
has become a legend to stir the hearts of men and shouting their slogan
set out to help the Queen . Straightforward as well as gallant
D'Artagnan and the three musketeers scheme a plan to save her ,
clashing against a malicious Richelieu .
It's a nice rendition from the immortal novel with pretty budget and breathtaking scenarios . The picture contains rousing action , plenty of crashing , intrigue , romantic adventure , romance , treachery mayhem and a lot of fence . Amusing swashbuckling with lavish production , glamorous gowns and luxurious sets . Furthermore , a vein of humour is evident here , though sometimes falling flat . For this movie itself , though , energetic and frantic are the best adjectives you could think of to describe its attraction . Charming Douglas Fairbanks steals the show when he bounds and leaps , hits and run ; in addition he is the screenwriter of this rollicking adventure . Fairbanks executes athletic feats , moving sword-play and spectacular acrobatics similarly he demonstrated in other classics such as The Mark of Zorro (1920), Robin Hood (1922), Three musketeers , Don Q Son of Zorro , The gaucho , The Taming of the Shrew , among others . Douglas performed most of the stunts in his films himself . He was an excellent athlete and used his physical abilities to his best advantage . Adequate cinematography in black and white stunningly showed on the splendorous images . Glamorous production design is well reflected on the luxurious interiors and exteriors stunningly filmed . The motion picture was professionally realized by Fred Niblo (Ben Hur). This cool filmmaker provided visual style , comedy , fencing , drama , clangorous action in equal proportions . It's followed by a second part : ¨The iron mask¨ (1929) by Allan Dwan and again with Douglas Fairbanks , Margueritte De La Motta and Nigel De Brulier who plays Cardinal Richelieu,he would also play the role in the 1935 film of the same name ; in addition, the 1939 film "The Man in the Iron Mask."
This classy story is subsequently remade on several versions , firstly take on about this classic is the following : 1935 adaptation by Rowland V. Lee with Walter Abel and Paul Lukas ; it is followed by the MGM classic version in musical style by George Sidney with Gene Kelly , Paul Lukas , Gig Young , Vincent Price , Frank Morgan and Lana Turner as Milady ; 1973 amusing version by Richard Lester with Michael York, Oliver Reed and Raquel Welch ; 1993 modern adaptation by Stephen Herek with Charlie Sheen , Kiefer Sutherland, Oliver Platt and Chris O'Donnell, and 2001 rendition by Peter Hyams with Justin Chambers, Mena Suvari and Tim Roth , among others. The last rendition (2011) was starred by Matthew Macfadyen , Milla Jovovich , Luke Evans , Ray Stevenson and Logan Lerman. ¨The three Musketeers¨ is an outstanding and entertaining adaptation of the classy that will appeal to the costumer genre buffs and it results to be a good adaptation with big budget based on the classic tale .
Exciting and thrilling motion picture in which a varied group of
polices must fight an evil alien in the big city . Amidst a territorial
gang-war, a sophisticated alien hunter (Kevin Peter Hall , he had
studied African tribal dances in order to get into the feel and
flexibility and to give him a personality) stalks the citizens of Los
Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran LAPD
officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan (Danny Glover ,at one point Arnold
Schwarzenegger was going to co-star in the film, but chose to do
Terminator 2) , being only helped by his underlings (Maria Conchita
Alonso , Ruben Blades , Bill Paxton).
This nail-biting picture contains action-packed from start to finish , gory scenes aplenty , thrills , emotion and entertainment . Action movie told in terms of urban warfare in which a misfit bunch formed by Policia and FBI agents battle a malicious extraterrestrial . This is a brutal , violent and exciting sci-fi thriller that scales new heights of savagery even by the standards of previous Predator film . The result is a throughly violent but undeniably thrilling action movie with a strong cast giving sweatily good value to their abrasive characters . The ending part is particularly exciting stuff though it makes no great sense . With more time than the original film , Stan Winston, Stephen Hopkins and Lawrence G. Paull came up with ideas and designs with more exotic weapons such as the retractable spear, the detachable pincers, the Frisbee blade, the net, etc. for the Predator to use to differentiate this film from the previous one . Interesting script by Jim Thomas and John Thomas , the original storyline of the film was to have taken place in New York City, but writers quickly changed it to Los Angeles because of budget concerns , as the scene where the Predator raises the skull during the lighting storm was to have taken place atop the Chrysler Building . Spectacular as well as bloody slaughterhouse sequence took about four days to shoot and was extremely difficult, according to director Stephen Hopkins, due to the amount of water used and the lighting of the sequence . Very good cast such as Danny Glover , Bill Paxton , Ruben Blades , Maria Conchita Alonso , Adam Baldwin , Kent McCord , Robert Davi and Gary Busey . Excellent makeup by professional expert , Kevin Westmore , and magnificent FX , especially the semi-invisibility which was well realized . Thrilling and suspenseful musical score by Alan Silvestri ; Alan was quoted as saying that his score will be influenced by prior original score for the 1987 film . In fact , the final credit is heard the classical soundtrack by Alan Silvestri from Predator I . Colorful cinematography but sometimes dark by Peter Levy , and all the main locations were filmed in Los Angeles . The motion picture was professionally directed by Stephen Hopkins , though clearly inferior to prior part . However , the film was re-cut over 20 times, according to director Stephen Hopkins, because of more graphic shots of mutilated bodies and decapitations by the Predator.
Other films about Predator series are the following : The original and the best ¨Predator¨ (1987) in which Arnold leads a team of CIA-hired mercenaries into the Central American jungles , being filmed by John McTiernan with Arnold Schwarzanegger , Jesse Ventura , Bill Duke , R.G. Armstrong , Carl Weathers , Elpidia Carrillo who appears briefly in ¨Predators II¨. Furthermore, ¨Alien vs. Predator¨ (2004) by Paul Anderson with Sanaa Lathan , Raoul Bova , Lance Henriksen , Colin Salmon , Tommy Flannagan and ¨Aliens vs. Predator 2¨ (2007) by Strause Brothers with Steven Pasquale , Reiko Aylesworth , John Ortiz , Johnny Lewis and Robert Joy . And ¨Predators¨ (2010) by Nimrod Antal with Adrien Brody , Alice Braga , Mahershalalhashbaz Ali , Thoper Grace and Danny Trejo .
A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert called Harry Caul (reportedly
Gene Hackman's favorite movie in which he has acted) will go anywhere
to bug a private conversation , as he is becoming increasingly uneasy
about his current job . He is a solitary man in both his personal and
professional life, only helped by his assistant Stan (early deceased
John Cazale of Deer Hunter) , as they are watching a young couple
(Cindy Williams , Frederic Forrest , Coppola's fetish actor) when Harry
begins to suspect that they are murder targets . The professional
eavesdropper haunted by the time his bugging cost the lives of some
people and terrified that it is happening again , as he has a crisis of
conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be
murdered . As Harry refines and re-refines the recording, he interprets
what he hears in different ways . As Harry discovers shattering
revelation believes that the lives of the young couple are in jeopardy
This interesting flick turns out to be a powerful statement about privacy , guilty and responsibility ; being ¨surveillance¨ as the basis and theme of the film . The picture contains thrills , emotion , thought-provoking issues and plot twists during the last reel . Very good acting by Gene Hackman as a freelance surveillance expert as well as an intensely private and solitary mature man . His mood of isolation and loneliness is pretty well established . The ¨Tapper¨ Gene Hackman learned to play the saxophone especially for the film . Gene Hackman later plays a former NSA agent who is a surveillance expert in ¨Enemy of the state¨ (1998) by Tony Scott , and the images of his character in his younger days are taken directly from this film . Secondary cast is frankly good , such as John Cazale as his business associate , Allen Garfield as Bernie Moran , Frederic Forrest as Mark , Cindy Williams as Ann and special appearance by Robert Duvall as the Director . In addition , a pre-stardom Harrison Ford , Billy Dee Williams and Teri Garr appear in minor characters .
David Shire's original music was composed prior to production and played for the actors prior to their scenes to get them into the proper moods. Evocative and appropriate cinematography by Bill Butler and Haskell Wexler as uncredited director of photography . This well-made motion picture was stunningly directed by Francis Ford Coppola . In fact , this is Francis Ford Coppola's personal favorite of his movies. Coppola had written the outline in 1966 but couldn't get financing until The Godfather (1972) became a success. ¨The Conversation¨ resulted to be one of the best films of the 70s . Rating : Better than average , don't blink during throughout the film . Essential and indispensable seeing for thriller lovers and Gene Hackman fans .
This exciting movie contains thrills , noisy action , intrigue ,
spectacular car race and a triangular love story . Stirring movie
results to be an acceptable thriller filled with surprises , drama ,
twists , car pursuits and being efficiently realized . It deals with
Navas (Albert Ammann) and Ari (Adriana Ugarte) , a couple of cunning
thieves . While Ari seduces her victims , Navas and his colleague enter
their houses, and they come in to steal from them . They eventually
come across Mikel (Alex Gonzalez) , a wealthy young who works as a
seller at a Jewellery and about to marry Julia (Maria Castro). As soon
as they start their scheme on this objective to rob in the shop , they
learn that Mikel was a famous race pilot with a dark past about an
unfortunate accident . Then , Mikel and Ari fall in love and there
takes place the classical loving triangle . Later on , Navas challenges
an Argentinian contender for a cars race with unexpected consequences .
This is a thrilling narration of robbing and drifting auto racing with exceptionally fine camera work and great car chase sequences and crashes on the metropolitan streets . The picture mingles action-packed , drama , exciting cars pursuits , suspense , a little bit of violence and spectacular sequences though won't mean much on little screen TV . The picture turns out to be a crossover between ¨Tengo Ganas de Ti¨ by Fernardo Garcia Molina and ¨Fast and furious¨ series produced by Neal Moritz . The drivers, the cars and the races are the real stars of this movie . Pulse-quickening action movie but plenty of clichés and lots of dirty driving and heavier on crashes than coherency . All stunts were performed by authentic experts without people damage . The movie gives new meaning to the term ¨Tuning¨ and ¨Drifting¨ . Other chief excitements about the picture , will be in the intervention of a good plethora of Spanish young actors who realize professionally competent interpretations such as Alberto Ammann of ¨Cell 211¨ or ¨ Lope¨ , Alex Gonzalez of ¨Alacran Enamorado¨ or ¨X Men first class¨ and Adriana Dominguez of ¨Lo Mejor de Eva¨ or ¨Cabeza de Perro¨. Colorful and appropriate cinematography by Daniel Aranyó who has also worked in Hollywood as ¨Cheetah girls¨, ¨High School Musical¨ saga and formerly photographed ¨Invasor¨ and ¨Last days¨. The flick will like to adrenaline lovers and those young people looking for strong emotions . This is the kind of film in which the cars enthusiasts will enjoy immensely, it's a must see for cars fonds.
This is another superbly powerful thriller movie being compellingly directed Daniel Carlparsoro , the filmmaking is competent though the story eventually run out of gas . It was well realized by Calparsoro in similar vein to his previous film ¨Invasor¨ , another splendid thriller mostly set in Irak war . His best film was ¨Warriors¨ or ¨Guerreros¨ , another warlike film brilliantly made by Daniel and dealing with ¨Kosovo¨ war . Daniel was raised in Donostia , for that reason most films are set in Basque country . Daniel uses to work with his spouses , as his first wife , Najawa Nimri composes his scores and played in Salto a Vacio , Pasajes , Asfalto , A Ciegas ; and his second one , Patricia Vico , performed in La Ira . Calparsoro is an expert on action and violent dramas , such as : 2012 Invasor also starred by Albert Ammann , 2012 Invasor , 2005 Ausentes , 2000 Asfalto , 1997 A Ciegas ,1996 Pasajes , 1995 Salto a Vacío .
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