I wouldn't say the movie Less Than Zero was 'bad' I dug it, I dug it a whole lot more than American Psyco the film, but I loved that book.
but what film was ever better than the book??
I know I might get some shit for this, but Da Vinci Code the film was 'better' in so far as easier to follow... and faster to the punch. that said, the times that I read it, twice, I really really drunk both times... and jet lagged. I remember reading it in Prague; drinking real Budweiser beer and in Cambodia drinking Angkor beer...
I have liked M. Mann ever since Miami Vice the TV show, Heat was pretty cool, did you know he wrote some of the Starsky and Hutch episodes... and I think some of the Dan Tanna Vegas! shows.
Apoc Now the directors cut was cool, not that many extra scenes as I remember...
back to this:
what film was ever better than the book??
less than zero the movie was really bad but the book was something out of left field. bret easton ellis's writing style is something that must be taken with a grain of sugar...american psycho was a twisted book and a decent movie...dawg, do you like the apocalypse redux? i think that some of the added scenes really improve an already great film...is anyone a michael mann fan here?
In no particular order...A Perfect World, Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile, Apocalapse Now(of course), any Stanley Kubrick, any John Belushi, Caddyshack, The Hustler, Requeim for a Heavyweight, Easy Rider, Vanishing Point.
laying in bed, I finally remembered this movie, the counterfit money movie. I was going nuts, kind of confusing the title in my mind with Less Than Zero, which is another really cool movie (but a much better book) by the by...
glad to see, GRTUD, you are back to your old self...
bite the bullit on that one, if you would.
In case anyone was wondering, I'm logged in as Golden Road because someone brought to my attention a 1987 Philly Spectrum concert was dated incorrectly and I posted a comment from my experience which was slated to be removed. I logged in as my new, old, new self only to find that a PM had been sent to that effect. I simply forgot to log out and in as my new, old, new, old self. In case anyone was wondering (I really wasn't trying to fluff the image of this thread....)
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Great movie! One of my favs as a kid. I saw this at the movie theater and really felt like I was in that car going up and down the hills of SF. Years later when I actually went to SF I could appreciate the thrills all over again.
"This aggression will not stand, man....."
yeah, I think he showed a bit too much of the under-belly of post war Japan is another reason, unfortunately my 'source' for free sub-titled Kurosawa films dried up years ago but it was great while it lasted.... I saw most of his early stuff, but not too many in the 70's or 80's genre. I always prefered his modern set films, especially the ones with gangsters or evil do-ers. but I dug Yojimbo, too. have you ever seen any Japanese Yakuza fims? (a lot were made in the 1970's) many are kind of cheesy, but they are an interesting sub-culture.
I'll try to find 'Dreams'
has anyone ever seen to live ad die in L.A.? it has a car chase scene that is up there with bullitt(another classic) and french connection(yet another classic)...did steve mcqueen ever make a bad movie?
lebowski is in the coen triple play of raising arizona and fargo..."I'll take these here Huggies and any money that you might have in the register."
Hey CC, I really like After Hours too. One of Scorsese's underrated films along with King of Comedy.
As for Kurosawa, the Japanese critics were always hard on Kurosawa because his films were thought to be too "western." Yojimbo is essentially a Samurai western. His favorite director was John Ford. Anyway, he didn't do much in the '70s after his suicide attempt. He did get funding from the USSR for the little seen Dersu Urzula. It's really a good film. Well, his comeback was spurred by Scorsese, Lucas, and Coppola personally funding 1980's Kagemusha, which was something of a dress-rehearsal for Ran. Incidentally, Scorsese makes a cameo in Kurosawa's 1990 film Dreams. It's a beautifully strange film. He literally filmed his dreams. Interesting.
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